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  1. DXFan

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    I'm going to be returning/getting another X due to some signal reception issues, and I have it rooted. In order to return to a factory/pre-root setup can I just remove the Superuser.apk, su, busybox, and exploid from the system folders I copied them to and do a factory restore after that? Or were there other changes made by the exploid file?

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    good question
     
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    OST. Nobody has "unrooted" to my knowledge.
     
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    Here's what I did to unroot. Keep in mind I'm sure this is not a complete unroot; however, this will erase all traces of root by normal means.

    1. Through ADB mount the /system file system as rw
    2. Go into /system/app and remove Superuser.apk
    3. sync the file system and remount the /system file system as ro
    4. type "adb reboot recovery
     
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    Here is how to mount the system as R/W through adb
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/mtd/mtdblock4 /system
    And here is RO
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/mtd/mtdblock4 /system
    And in root explorer its in the type right corner
     
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    Thanks! I knew a more thorough method would come.
     
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    I have heard conflicting information on this, but will I need to unroot to have access to Froyo? If i have frozen/deleted apps (city ID, blockbuster, kindle, amazon, etc), will I need to unthaw/reinstall them?

    Kind of curious...
     
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    I'm curious about this too, I've deleted a lot of stock apps (24) and would need to know which ones to reinstall to get the Froyo update.
     
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    I am pretty sure everything will get reinstalled
    And for anybody who hasn't received the update yet(for .604) look at post 2
     

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