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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chrisdorman1, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. chrisdorman1

    chrisdorman1 Member
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    Hi everyone! I've been extremely busy with work lately so I haven't had a chance to get on these forums in a while. BUT I have a problem I need fixed :p

    My microsd card corrupted a few weeks back and since my phone is still under warranty Verizon sent me a new DX. Well.. I gotta send my old one back. The microsd card corruption ended up just being the card and not the phone. So I bought a new card. Problem is my old phone was rooted so I have all the root traces on the old phone. (bootstrapper, emulator, superuser, etc..) I can't send the old phone back with those things on there.

    Since my old microsd card corrupted, I can't restore back to the original form because the restore points were on the old microsd card.

    So how do I go about getting rid of all these root traces?
     



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  2. Aggie12

    Aggie12 Android Expert

    You need to SBF your phone. Sucks that they are sending the replacements with 2 gb sd cards now.
     
  3. droidfan1

    droidfan1 Android Enthusiast

    Yep SBF your phone.
     
  4. TBoomer

    TBoomer Newbie

    I could swear there have been occasions where my boot animation was still from the ROM after an SBF. Maybe I'm wrong, though.
     
  5. droidfan1

    droidfan1 Android Enthusiast

    Maybe if you did a system-only SBF? Full sbfs remove ALL traces.
     
  6. Aggie12

    Aggie12 Android Expert

    SBFs don't touch data. so if your boot ani was installed to /data/local/bootanimation.zip then it will still be there after the fact.
     
  7. mortymouse

    mortymouse Well-Known Member

    SBF back, do a data wipe and remove any and all traces of root programs. You will be fine. Heck I know a lot of people that send them back rooted, etc.
     
  8. droidfan1

    droidfan1 Android Enthusiast


    I have had different bootanimation.zips in my data local that got removed from sbf or was it because I wiped data after sbf?
     
  9. cougar214

    cougar214 Android Expert

    Are you serious? Man, I'm glad I got mine with the 16 gig card. 32 would have been better but I can always buy one. You gotta love how they start to get cheap near the middle/end of a cellphones life huh?
     
  10. Aggie12

    Aggie12 Android Expert

    Because you wiped data. Most people will think the SBF does it all but if you were on a stock rom and sbf to that same stock rom you wouldn't need to wipe data. It would still be there. The data wipe is there because most of the time the data that you had is not compatible with where you're going.

    yeah it sucks. But I've got mine so I'm good :D
     
  11. droidfan1

    droidfan1 Android Enthusiast

    Yes but I had the default animation before the wipe. It changed from an emerald custom one to the stock one after sbf. Then I wiped as I bootlooped, but still went back to stock default animation bootanimation.
     
  12. Aggie12

    Aggie12 Android Expert

    Then it must have been installed in /system/media/bootanimation.zip
     
  13. droidfan1

    droidfan1 Android Enthusiast

    Only it wasn't as I put it in data/local lol.
     
  14. Aggie12

    Aggie12 Android Expert

    Then I dunno what to tell you lol
     
  15. droidfan1

    droidfan1 Android Enthusiast

    Lol who knows.
     

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