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  1. hortstu

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    Thanks for taking an interest in my problem and trying to help.

    Here's what I've figured out. I tried doing Toast's root method for linux and the directions weren't idiot proof because I screwed them up. I've explained how far I've gotten in other threads. If that's relevant just ask and I'll explain exactly what I did.

    Anyway my phone does the basics. It allows me to make phone calls, text, and look at the internet on the phone so this isn't an emergency but it I am worse off than I was before I tried to root because I can no longer use easytether.

    I had no problem with easytether prior to the root attempt, and it still works when I hook it up with my wifes untampered evo. with my phone but with my wife's evo, I've never messed with that one, I have no trouble connecting with easy tether.

    Some of the things I've noticed about the device since the attmept...
    -I can't update to 2.2 via the OTA or any other method, my device says no updates are available.

    -Simple root wasn't so simple, the phone never shut off and rebooted into boot screen like the red screen said it would in step 1.

    How do I reset the device to the way it was the day it was purchased. I've got everything I need backed up. I'm ready to reset just tell me how.

    Thanks.
     

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    Did you do a nandroid backup before doing any of the rooting/updates? If so boot into recovery and use the nandroid backup to restore the phone.
     
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    Thanks but I'm not even rooted! I never made it that far. I think I flashed pc136img.zip and then renamed it. That was the end of progress I believe. I tried to install astro file manager and it said I was rooted and offered me extra options but then I installed titanium backup and it said it was not able to get root privileges.
     
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    Perhaps you should do a factory reset.
     
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    Thanks, Will that get the desired results?
     
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    The reason I ask is because I did flash the pc36img.zip file.

    Maybe I'm rooted in the most basic way but s is not off.

    Thanks.
     
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    Can anyone tell me if there's a chance that a factory reset will have me anywhere else but back to stock?
     
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    It will take Rom installed back to original settings
     
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    So your saying the only possibility is I will end up with a device that was exactly like the one I walked out of the store with?
     
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