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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fd3s20brx7, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. fd3s20brx7

    fd3s20brx7 Lurker
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    I'm trying to unroot an original droid running sourcery 2.2 on clockworkmod but every link I find for the zip is no longer active, it'd be of great help if any of you happen to know of a link or have the zip on your computer...

    Thanks in advance

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  2. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Hello, fd3s20brx7 and welcome to the forums.

    There are more conventional ways to unroot now, such as apps in the market place, like VooDoo OTA rootkeeper and the Superuser app itself.

    Why do you want to unroot? Is it a temporary thing or permanently?

    Take a look at the guide in the sticky at the top of the forum, I believe that there is a way to do it manually as well. If not, post back and I can help you out.
  3. fd3s20brx7

    fd3s20brx7 Lurker
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    I gave my sister my old original droid and I'm trying to unroot to to download the google play store and decrease the chances she fries the phone. Thank you for the help, I've not messed with Rooting in some time considering the reliability of my Droid Razr
  4. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    No problem. FWIW, unless she is 3, she'll find out about rooting in about a week, and will probably try it herself. If you leave the device rooted, though, she can make backups like a god little user and prevent an actual brick scenario. But that's my opinion.

    Unrooting is actually relatively easy, just a matter of removing the su binary and the superuser app. however, some custom ROMs depend upon root privileges and may start to act funny without it present.
  5. fd3s20brx7

    fd3s20brx7 Lurker
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    I've unrooted using teddyearps' walk through at Unroot your Droid WITHOUT RSD Lite .... everything is back to stock but no matter what I do i'm unable to get Google Play, the old marketplace is still on the phone and when i open it, it takes me to google play terms and service. I've also tried to find a Google Play apk but no luck there either
  6. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    It updates itself after you accept the terms.

    Well, maybe. The ROM might be blocking the install. You may want to look at a ROM based on FroYo....(2.3.x)
  7. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert

    Since you have been able to unroot it with my guide, you are now at pure stock (AFAIK). As John posted, the 'market' _might_ update after accepting terms to Google Play. But when I used my A855, it didn't really make much difference whether it showed "market" or "Google Play", the only real effect was to make me feel 'out of date' or not. IIRC, stock Android on a A855 never updated to Google Play, meaning that since you are running stock, you are not running what most consider a "ROM".

    However, if it's that important to you, I will try to upload the latest "market" to my server sometime and if you have "allow unknown" (sorry, I'll have to boot up my A855 to give specifics) enabled on the phone it should install. No guarantees, though.

    IMHO, your phone should be good to go.

    good luck
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  8. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    not stock - sorceryrom.
  9. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert

    He removed sourcery and is now stock.
  10. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Sorry, read to to mean stock versus rooted not stock versus ROM
  11. fd3s20brx7

    fd3s20brx7 Lurker
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    sorry for the delayed response, family Christmas has been hell... my brother hinced I should try to update marketplace while connected to wifi and it worked that way, I know have stock rom with google play. Thanks for the help guys and the refreshment of my rooting knowledge.
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  12. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Thanks for reporting back..

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