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Root My Droid's a Virgin -- questions about rooting

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by connor11493, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. connor11493

    connor11493 Member
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    For the past 8 months, my Droid has been left unrooted. No hacks, no mods, no roms, etc. -- in other words, it's a virgin and hasn't been rooted. However, I guess you can say I've always been a "Droid enthusiast" because 1) I know a fair amount about Android and its progress with other phones, and 2) I constantly track the news on Android via Droid Life with gReader.

    Anyway, I think I'm ready to root. I have a question before I do though, and perhaps it's that "one million dollar question" that's asked a lot of the time, but after searching, I couldn't find an exact answer. I apologize if the answer is already out here and I just didn't type in the right keywords during the search:

    Can I get my Droid back to factory settings by performing a factory reset via the settings menu?

    I ask this because I really don't want to cheat myself out of my insurance and my warranty. That would suck pretty bad, of which I'm sure everyone agrees. If the answer is that I can't reset it via the settings menu, then how can I do so to avoid a legal mishap?

    Thanks so much.
     

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  2. publicanimal

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    Yes, you can return to stock, but not by performing a factory reset from the settings menu.

    Other people will argue with me but IMO this is THE method to root:

    Root Droid 1 - regardless of OS version - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum

    One big reason is the most surefire method to return to unrooted stock is flashing an SBF file through RSDLite. Since that is what you do to root using the method I linked to above, if you ever need to return to stock you will already know how to do it and have the necessary software installed on your PC.

    Best of luck.
     
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  3. connor11493

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    Thanks, publicanimal. I really appreciate that input. I'm not at my desk right now, but I'll be sure to go ahead and give this a go when I get home later tonight. In the meantime, I'll start reading it right now and post back if I have any questions.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. riffdex

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    LoL. I thought you said "My Dad's a Virgin".
     
  5. gwlaw99

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    You can also revert to stock with ROM Manager under download-->stock images. Then just flash the stock image.
     
  6. publicanimal

    publicanimal Well-Known Member
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    But that doesn't remove root
     

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