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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gopens48, May 27, 2011.

  1. gopens48

    gopens48 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok so today my brother's rooted Evo's charging port decided to crap out. Can anybody walk me through how to unroot his phone without needing to plug it into a computer?

  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    do you have a card reader?
  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    ok so if you do have a card reader you need two things the s-on tool and the appropiate PC36IMG file that matches your hboot. both of which you can get from the http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/194918-rooting-dummies.html guide in the urooting sections. via the card reader you can get those files onto the sd card. follow the instructions in the dummies guide to unroot. if you have any questions please feel free to ask.
  4. gopens48

    gopens48 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    umm, no, i dont have a card reader. Never even heard of it. I'm guessing step one would be to get myself one of those though?
  5. evomattnc

    evomattnc Android Expert

    Yes or download it on someone else's phone and swap sd cards
  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    the main thing is that you need the s-on tool and the PC36IMG files on your sd card. you can try and download them straight to your phone. the main issue would be the PC36IMG file. the steps are to flash the s-on tool then the PC36IMG file.

    most roms have the ability to boot into recovery without pressing and holding down the power+vol down. otherwise what will happen if you go to recovery manually, then hboot will flash the PC36IMG file first and it will mess up the process. so be aware of that.
  7. Xtremedays

    Xtremedays Android Expert

    If he is downloading them both to the phone instead of transferring from his pc, he can always tell it to not update when it finds the PC36IMG file if he has to go through hboot to get to recovery. He will need to move them from the download file folder to the root of the card though after they are downloaded.
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  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    ahh yeah good point. i briefly forgot about selecting no to update.
  9. gopens48

    gopens48 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok, so if I go this route and download the 2 files onto my sd card, then swap my sd card into my brothers phone, once i flash the programs onto his phone and unroot it, will putting his old sd card back into his phone screw up the process of unrooting? Will i need to do anything with his sd card before i put it back in his phone?
  10. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    nope, should be ok just delete those files after unrooting. having those files will not do anything by themselves.
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  11. uminchu

    uminchu Android Enthusiast

    ocnbrz' advice is solid. I lost the USB on my launch day Evo earlier this week. I needed to get the phone unrooted in order to get it replaced. I transferred in two steps with a reader; first copied over the s-on tool, flashed it a few times (still showed s-off), then copied PC36IMG and flashed from HBoot. HBoot reported s-on after after that.

    Based on my experience, unrooting is a wise move, but be sure to get rid of any root/unroot files, ROMs, flashable zips, root app folders, etc.

    Took it to a Sprint store, the tech didn't check for root, but he didn't have any Evos in stock. He found one at a store nearby, and that tech did look for root.

    I was careful to swap to an old card with no traces of root apps or files, but I suppose a nearly year old Evo with bone stock screens and zero user installed apps is kind of a dead giveaway in and of itself.

    Good luck.
  12. gopens48

    gopens48 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I cant thank you enough for your help ocnbrze. I got the phone unrooted last night without any issues. I'm pretty sure i wiped the sd card of any root files as well. I hope anyways. Thanks again for the help!
  13. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    no worries i'm just glad you got it unrooted. now return it and get a new (refurbished) evo and get it rooted asap:)

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