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How to wipe a rooted Droid 3?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MinDev, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. MinDev

    MinDev Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm selling my Droid 3 and would like to know how to it without damaging the device. I was helped here to root it, and so I apologize that I don't know how to do much else.

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  2. Rukbat

    Rukbat Extreme Android User

    Use adb or a terminal app.

    rm /system/bin/su
    rm /system/xbin/su
    rm /system/bin/busybox
    rm /system/sbin/busybox

    Now go to Settings/Application Manager and uninstall Superu or SuperUser or whatever app pops up to ask for root permission for a rooted app.

    (If you used a terminal app, uninstall it.)

    Then Backup and Reset/Factory reset.

    The phone should be about the way it came out of the box.

    This is assuming that you didn't use any rooted apps to change anything on the phone. If you did, you'll have to change them all back. And you should uninstall any apps that need root - they don't belong on a non-rooted phone.

    Or you could just do a factory reset. That wipes out everything you added as a user. The phone will probably still be rooted, but root checking apps will report that it's not. And all your personal data and the apps you installed will be gone.
  3. themib

    themib Android Expert

  4. Thread moved to sub-forum for root-related discussions.

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