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Root [Sprint/Cricket] stuck with partially rooted s3

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kierang92, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. kierang92

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    Hello,

    My names kieran and i have a big problem.

    i rootted my s3 a while back then decided to try and unroot it but now when i try update my software it says that my phone is modified and when i check the root checker it says my phone is un rooted can someone help me get back too an unrooted s3 btw i do not have a computer...is it still possible with out computer access?


    Many thanks in advance.
     

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    It depends on what rooted the phone and how it did it. I assume you used a program that you just ran and it rooted the phone, you didn't learn how to do it manually, then push files to the phone with adb.

    Install a terminal app - Terminal is a good one.

    Look for a Linux tutorial - you're going to have to learn a little bit about using the command line.

    Get root (run su).

    Look in system/bin or /system/xbin for files named busybox and su.

    Remove (the rm command) busybox if it's there.

    Uninstall any Supeuser or SuperSu app you have.

    Remove su.

    (If there's a file in each place, remove them both in each place, so you'd be removing 4 files - both busybox files first, then both su files.)

    Close the terminal app. Restart the phone.

    You're now unrooted.

    Now ... if you haven't used a rooted app to modify the system in any way, you have an unmodified system. But I would strongly suggest that you DO NOT accept the 4.3 update. Many people have been finding bugs in it, and different people are finding different bugs. Some serious enough that the phone is basically useless.

    Wait for the 4.4 (KitKat) update, read the comments about it, then decide whether you want it. If it's as buggy as the 4.3 update ... I'd rather have a phone with all its functions working, than a phone with more features, most of which break the existing functions.
     
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    Hello rukbat,

    My cousin rooted my phone but cant remember how he done it.

    i already have the terminal emulator on my phone, but this linux command thing will any google link be good enough or is there a specific one i need.

    cheers
     
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    Im a proper noob too all this so please could you explain into more detail.


    thank you very much.
     

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