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  1. Rred

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    Backin march or April when everyone was hyping SuperOneClick I rroted my phone planning to use Titanium Backup. Decided I'd rather have the phone "stock" and tried in July to SuperOneClick Unroot using the latest versions. No joy!

    The unclick process just hangs, Superuser remains on the phone. Even a factory restore (from the phone menu) won't purge it. And a factory "reload" from the power+vol boot won't run, AT&T techs said that function just doesn't work on Atrixes.

    Okay...So does anyone know how to totally rebrick the phone, and clear out the Superuser? Or manually clear it out, purging files? or why the factory android reload won't work? (We tried 3x, it won't.)
     

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    SuperOneClick (SOC) was rejected as a way of rooting really early on the Atrix life in late Feburary or early March. The issue with SOC was that it included a busybox, which the Atrix already has (or something along that line). So after you root, you now have two busybox on your phone that is conflicting with each other.

    Someone with more Root experience correct me if I'm wrong. I believe you need to SBF your phone back to a clean stock slate.

    If you're good with the cmd adb:

    That's from the2ndcour's pudding thread on how to root (seems like the best method for the Atrix. I looked into Gingerbreak and gladroot and both seem to be discontinued along with aRoot)
     
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    IIRC The Atix wasn't sold to the public until March 22nd? In any case, a month after the Atrix was out, SOC was still being praised as the latest and greatest and absolutely the best way to root the phone. Which is all a moot point, it just proves tha a lot of loud voices don't really know what the software is doing and what the consequences may be.

    SBF?? No habla, but I'll follow up those URLs to see if there's anything that can be practically applied, i.e. something that doesn't require an earlier OS that's no longer on the phone...or other problems.

    Thanks.
     
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    The Atrix was released for AT&T on March 6th and Bell received it March 22nd. A week after the Atrix was released on AT&T, here and over at XDA posted NOT to use SOC to root due to the busybox issue. Although I do know some sites that said to root with SOC and didn't update with new the information :( If you were to google SuperOneClick and Atrix, you'll find a lot of reference and guides :/
     
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    "If you were to google SuperOneClick and Atrix, you'll find a lot of reference and guides :/ "

    Done that, Rose. There are some 112,000 hits as of today and I only looked at the first few pages. Univesally they refer to threads that would take many hours to read (many many pages) or to posts that refer to obsoleted links or other dead ends.

    There is no reference to exorcising SOC from an Atrix, that actually works. I've tried to pursue or execute several. The closest it comes is trying to use a newer version and selecting "unroot" which in turn simply fails.

    As to when the exact release date was...I don't know. I do know AT&T "took a list" but I actually got mine on the second day after it was physically available for sale, and at least a week after that, the universal recomendation was that SCO did in fact work and work well.

    I do try to "measure twice, cut once" and Google *is* my friend. Yes, there are a lot of outdated, obsoleted, and simply incorrect recommendations to be found with Google. As usual, the internet sometimes simply does not have answers. Or if it does, they're "too geek" to be understood. Lots of folks can't be bothered speaking in plain YnGlitch. Like cursing in Babylonian, it serves little purpose. Now Gaelic, Gaelic on the other hand is simply a beautiful language to curse in.<G>

    But thanks for trying.
     
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    So any luck unrooting Rred? If you really need help, there are a number of smart and helpful individuals on the #moto-atrix channel on IRC.
     
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    No Roze, no luck. They're all dead ends, like the aroot thread that says to just use aroot which can be downloaded from...a page that has been taken down and just generates a 404 error.

    Those kind of posts probably should be retitled and closed.

    IRC? Not yet but when I get a chance, thanks, I'll check that out.
     
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    Not sure what firmware you are at but if you are in a position to do an OTA update it usually gets rid of any root. I was unable to get rid of my root, so finally took the 2.3.4 OTA and root was gone.
     
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    How to Un-root after using the /preinstall root method:

    You must still have full root access to accomplish this. This will remove root access and also erase the traces (most) of root access from your phone. There may still be evidence on log files, but that's something I cannot help with.

    First, start by downloading Android Terminal Emulator from the Market

    This will only apply to the /preinstall root method posted above as different root methods place files in different locations, but if you know where they are located you can use the same methods to remove them.

    I'm going to use the Terminal to delete everything, but you can also accomplish the same thing using Root Explorer or another root file manager.


    Un-root Steps:

    1. Open Android Terminal Emulator (see download link above)

    2. Type in the following commands, hitting ENTER after each line of code: (after typing 'su' below, look for the Superuser request and approve it, you can only continue if you get the # prompt.

    Code:
    su mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mmcblk0p12 /system mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mmcblk0p17 /preinstall rm /system/bin/su rm /preinstall/sqlite3 rm /preinstall/dosu rm /preinstall/Superuser.apk rm /preinstall/su reboot

    3. Let the phone reboot fully and then go into Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > find Superuser and uninstall it just like any other app.

    4. You're un-rooted and all files that /preinstall put on your phone have been removed.


    Bell Canada users on 2.2.2 that used this method to root and are now trying to update to 2.3.4 Gingerbread, but you're getting the update failure message:

    Assert failed: apply_patch_check(&#8220;/preinstall/app/gameloft_3games.zip ......


    See HERE or HERE on how to get this resolved.

    Bell Canada users on 2.3.4 that rooted AFTER updating, use THIS FILE DOWNLOAD with THESE INSTRUCTIONS.

    **Copied from [How To] Root Motorola Atrix ALL Versions - Including STOCK/LOCKED 2.3.4 **

    -Mike
     
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    Can anyone here verify the unrooting method described by Ultradroid as being effective?

    I need to send my Atrix in to Motorola for various repairs. It's still covered under the warranty - woohoo!
     

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