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Successfully Unrooting Devour

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ddschmidt, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. ddschmidt

    ddschmidt Newbie
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    Now most of you will be saying stuff like: Why would you want to unroot your devour? or You are stupid for unrooting the devour?, but I saw people trying to unroot other devices and I really wasn't using root so I thought this would be helpful to others (mostly for warranty purposes). Mainly all it takes is changing a few commands.

    Now you will go through most of the rooting process again:

    1.Download the attached archive and expand it to a folder you can find (eg. c:\devour_root)
    2.Set up ADB (You'll need to google this part)
    3.On the phone: Home, Menu Button, Settings, Applications, Development: Make sure the "USB debugging" option is enabled/checked.
    4.Status bar, USB connection: Make sure "PC Mode" is selected.
    5.Open a command prompt (Windows: Start, Run, "cmd", OK; Linux: Terminal)
    6.Run "adb devices". If you don't see your device listed under "List of devices attached", return to step 2 and follow the link to setup ADB (use that topic for support) and return here when "adb devices" lists your X.
    7.Run "CD c:\devour_root" (or where ever you expanded the archive)
    8.Run "adb push Superuser.apk /sdcard/Superuser.apk"
    9.Run "adb push su /sdcard/su"
    10.Run "adb push busybox /sdcard/busybox"
    11.Run "adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals/exploid"
    12.Run "adb shell"
    13.Run "cd sqlite_stmt_journals"
    14.Run "chmod 755 exploid"
    15.On your phone, navigate to a screen where you can switch wifi/bluetooth on/off easily (settings, or a home screen with a widget)
    16.IMMEDIATELY after executing the next step, toggle wifi or bluetooth off and back on
    17.Run "./exploid" and follow directions on screen. Once this completes you'll be back at a shell prompt.
    18.Run "rootshell". You'll be prompted for a password.
    19.Type in password "secretlol" and press Enter then you are root! (You'll know because your prompt will now be a "#" instead of "$")
    20.Run "mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system"

    but once you get here, you will key in the following:

    rm -r /system/app/Superuser.apk
    rm -r /system/bin/su

    then you will remove rootshell

    rm -r /system/bin/rootshell

    There, you are done and unrooted and no one will tell you ever were root!!

    (Just remember if you mess something up with this I am not liable for a bricked phone, this is just meant to help if someone is having problems)

    drkcobra likes this.
  2. Cranimesao

    Cranimesao Lurker

    Thanks, just in case.
  3. karvec

    karvec Lurker

    Instead of pushing all of those over, you can just do

    1) adb shell
    2) ON PHONE, allow sh to continue
    3) Follow the last bit of instructions, i.e.

    Code (Text):
    1. 20.Run "mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system"
    3. but once you get here, you will key in the following:
    5. rm -r /system/app/Superuser.apk
    6. rm -r /system/bin/su
    8. then you will remove rootshell
    10. rm -r /system/bin/rootshell
    11. reboot
    That's what I did, anyways.
    drkcobra likes this.

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