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General Trading your Rooted EVO? Will you leave it Rooted or not?

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  1. wake69

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    For those of you who have the EVO that are trading it in for the e3d will you be unrooting if rooted or leaving it as it is?
     

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    I will sell mines but if I trade it in I will probably just leave it rooted.
     
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    I will most likely leave it rooted. I may sell it to my brother in law or on ebay.
     
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    I would unroot if I were trading it in with Sprint.

    But I plan to sell mine rooted.
     
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    I plan to give mine to a family member who has been wanting a rooted android device. I think I would unroot if trading it in to Sprint, but that's just me.
     
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    what about to rs?
     
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    Why would you unroot if trading to sprint?
     
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    For the same reason you would unroot, if you could, if you were turning it in to warranty. They may have a clause in the trade-in agreement that they don't have to accept rooted devices.
     
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    Personally, I read the fine print before I sign things, so if it says that, I would catch it BEFORE signing the thing or sending the phone in.

    I've been to a repair center, that may or may not be local, who really couldn't give a rat's tail about rooting or not... so even warranty stuff is fine with them. :D
     
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    Yep. Same here.
     
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    Not only am i trading it in rooted, the microphone doesn't work..... Thanks Radio Shack!!!
     
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    lol that's great hope you can trade it straight up, I don't think I read anywhere how good the condition has to be. Also I heard if you trade ya Evo at Target you will get 150 off.
     
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    Trading rooted
     
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    i called radio shack and they said that you could turn in a hacked phone
     
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    This has been my experience as well, but I've read on these forums where a tech actually did a comprehensive check for evidence of root, including looking at the contents of the SD card (like the presence of NANDroid) or artifacts of root-only applications like Titanium, Shootme, etc.

    So, to be safe, why not unroot when you trade in? It's not like you'll ever see that phone again.
     
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    Thanks saved me the trouble on calling and getting the run around
     
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    I will prob unroot
     
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    I hope those people deleted their SD contents, anyways. Especially with NAND backups. Your personal information is in there. But people don't do that stuff. My father bought an iPod off eBay once. The guy didn't bother to wipe the device, so it had all his personal info still punched in and all his paid apps available as well as music. So my little brother got some free games with it and my dad just changed out the info. The guy was lucky he sold his iPod to honest people.

    I've also heard of refurbished devices coming from Asurion (VZW's insurance contractors) that had the previous user's info plugged into it, still. So, anyone trading in your device: Wipe the device clean. Reflash it if you can and wipe the SD card. Assume nothing and trust no one when handing in an old device.
     
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    I won't even have to unroot... the charging port just broke on my 4g. They couldn't fix it at the repair shop, so they ordered me a brand new one (apparently they're out of stock on refurbs, and only slightly backordered on new devices?), so I'll just deal without root for a week, wipe it, and sell it on craigslist.

    The broken 4g will be returned to sprint rooted. The repair guy said that they don't care.
     
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    Question about the SD card for a trade in...do we have to trade in our existing SD card too??

    Just that I have tons of movies, pics on there that I really do not feel like transferring.
     
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    yes, you're supposed to include the factory SD card. Though I doubt they'd notice if you swapped it out with another card. To be nice, I would swap it out with a card of equal capacity and class (2).
     
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    I have been told by 2 different people that you do not have to return sdcard to radio shack
     
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    I can't imagine why that mattered, I called RadioShack n I asked what do I need to return n they told me just the phone, charger doesn't matter if its rooted or not. If I decide to return it that day I'll just backup what's on it just in case.
     
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    ? I would never take a device in with my SD card still in there if it was rooted. Nor have rooting programs.
     
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    I was planning on selling, and was going to wipe cache and data then re-install CM7 and hand the phone over.

    What's the best way to wipe the card, but keep the CM7/google apps zip on it?
     
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