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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mcmi11ions, Sep 19, 2011.

  1. mcmi11ions

    mcmi11ions Newbie
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    Hi all,

    This may be a dumb question. I'm rooted with Pete's Tool version 1.05 and bootstrapped. I'm getting random reboots, and want to take it back to verizon to see what's up, but I want to unroot before I go back in. Can I just do a factory reset on it, or will i have to go through the whole unroot process and then reinstall the Bionic Stock 5.5.1?

    I had an Eris that i toyed with all the time before this, but I'm kinda nervous with this device, it being so new and expensive.

    If I can get away with just doing a factory reset, can someone tell me how?


  2. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Just use Pete's tool again, but select UNroot this time. Then perhaps a factory reset. Settings - Privacy - Factory Data Reset
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  3. mcmi11ions

    mcmi11ions Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thank you. I think I'm gonna end up having to go through with reinstalling the stock rom though. I installed and ran AdFree on the phone so some host files were modified. I saw a warning when I went to run the unroot tool that said it would not undo changes to "AdFree hosts"... is this something I really need to worry about, or am I being paranoid?
  4. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Being paranoid isn't always a bad thing, but in this case you may be being a bit too much. If all you did was run AdFree, you don't have too much to be concerned about.

    I could send you an UNedited host file, which would undo what that app did for you. Let me know.
  5. mcmi11ions

    mcmi11ions Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, but all is well. I simply unrooted, returned the phone for a new one with relatively no questions asked...

    So far, no reboots. not yet rooted again.
  6. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Just feel the need to say, rooting a phone cannot cause reboots in and of itself. Not unless you delete our change a file that you shouldn't have.

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