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Root [CDMA] Toggling back to S-ON/removing Root possible?

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  1. Jackietreehorn

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    So, I'm curious, is there any way to reverse the S-Off and Root currently with the 3D?

    I know, I know, people have reported that Sprint will work on/service rooted phones, but to calm that extra paranoia, I'd like to know that I can always fall back to going back to like it just came out of the box.
     

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    With the revolution, probably not. With the HTC version of S-OFF, probably.
     
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    That's kind of what I was worried about, but I found this at XDA claiming that you can go back to S-ON and stock/unrooted just now. Perhaps someone with a much larger amount of knowledge (so really, any at all) can glance at it and see what they think? I haven't read the thread thoroughly or anything at XDA, that's where I'll be off to for the next few minutes.

     
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    That all looks correct.

    An RUU is a kinda image of the phone's important bits as distributed by Sprint. In the past, I've seen people support RUU methods to get back to stock or warn against it - and I've always only seen those kind of threads survive when the OP knows their stuff.

    Follow ALL instructions to a complete T.
     
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    I just did this process. Works perfectly. Right back to stock/s-on without a hitch.
     
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    Awesome, looked like it would work, but glad to hear first hand experience on it.
     
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    Any issues with making outbound calls? Error 16? Just curious.
     
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    No issues with outbound calls after rooting or going back. I did factory reset the phone right before root. I also wiped completely with twrp before putting the ruu back on and then writing the flag setting. I don't think that had anything to do with it but no error 16 going to s-off or back to s-on.
     
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    Anyone confirm if this method works for the Shooter-U version (gsm)? thanks
     
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    It would if you have the appropriate RUU.
     
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    I also have a guide that I wrote on XDA to do this as well. It varies ever so slightly but has the same affect. My Guide is a little bit newer because it is for the 1.13 update while the guide above is for 1.11 update.

    My guide is here: [HOW TO] Return to 100% stock 1.13.651.7 / ROM - Recovery - S-ON! - xda-developers

    I will eventually get around to doing one for 2.08 but have not had time yet with all my ROM Development :)

    But if anyone has any questions I would be more than happy to help!

    I dont do GSM shooters, only Sprint.
     
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    Yea, I have the appropriate RUU in the XDA EVO GSM thread, so I will give that a shot.

    Just wasn't too sure if I should follow the this instruction:

    Run the command "fastboot oem writesecureflag 3" without quotes

    Good guide scrosler. Wish there was one for the GSM shooteru version. :eek:

    EDIT: i need to read more! Found the guide in the XDA evo gsm page. :)
     
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    Im not sure about the writesecure flag due to different radios (CDAM / GSM)... But if you found a GSM specific guide thats even better, lol!
     
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    Look like it's similar for the GSM version:

    Step 7. type "fastboot oem writesecureflag 3"
    Step 8. type "fastboot reboot-bootloader"
     
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    Good to know!
     
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