Root WIPE, not "wipe"...

ka24us

Newbie
Backstory - I have a Motorola Droid Razr. I had it rooted at one time and I had Safestrap installed during this period. I decided that rooting this phone wasn't really worth it for my tastes and so I unrooted it and went back to stock. Right off the bat, I notice that the unrooting worked, but upon start-up, the Safestrap logo is still there. Long story short, I can't download updates, GPS doesn't work 100% correctly, and I am kind of depressed because the days are longer and the nights are colder... etc.

Question - Can I fully wipe this phone to remove that Safestrap crap and receive my stock updates and, if so, can I do it without a computer (aka, strictly by phone)? My computer is in the shop for the time being.

Thanks.
 

doniago

Android Enthusiast
I think you'd need to do an SBF or equivalent, but I'm pretty sure you need a computer in order to do so. I don't think there's any way to do the kind of full wipe that you're looking for within the phone itself. Sorry I don't have a better answer for you.
 
I think you'd need to do an SBF or equivalent, but I'm pretty sure you need a computer in order to do so. I don't think there's any way to do the kind of full wipe that you're looking for within the phone itself. Sorry I don't have a better answer for you.

Hi Doniago -- I am pretty much in the same boat -- looking to wipe phone clean and basically start over. I thought I had done that but I still have the SU icon and do not start up directly in the system (I need to pick a ROM).

What is a SBF and can you point me to some directions as to how I can do this?

Thanks so much
 

doniago

Android Enthusiast
I'm not actually sure what SBF stands for, but it's essentially a way of purging the phone's OS entirely and rebuilding from scratch. You'll lose root and any other changes you've made, etc.

This dates back to 2012 but might be a good starting point if you're looking to SBF your phone. Please bear in mind that I'm not an expert and this information may be out of date at this point: http://androidforums.com/razr-razr-...yone-asking-about-root-sbf-one-stop-shop.html

I recommend reading very carefully, and you may want to search around to see whether you can find a more current thread.

Best of luck!
 
Thanks for getting back to me doniago. I followed the link, but unfortunately the link in that post appears to be dead. I will continue to search around for a solution, but am wondering if you can tell me how exactly I need to search. I am thinking that the title of this thread may not get me very far. Thanks again and happy 2014!
 

Grey1001

Android Enthusiast
Thanks for getting back to me doniago. I followed the link, but unfortunately the link in that post appears to be dead. I will continue to search around for a solution, but am wondering if you can tell me how exactly I need to search. I am thinking that the title of this thread may not get me very far. Thanks again and happy 2014!

The link opened for me, here is a copy paste of the first post. It's from 2012 so I don't know if the info is still good.

Try the Droid RAZR Utility 1.42 for WINDOWS

Droid RAZR Utility [WINDOWS] - RAZR/RAZR MAXX - droidHIVE Forums

Quote:
What do these actually do?
  • ​Restore Droid RAZR to 6.12.173 (Fastboot Restore. RSD Lite alternative. Must be in AP Fastboot Mode to do this)
  • Droid Root for 2.3.6 (motofail) (Roots 2.3.6 and below for Motorola Droids. Have USB Debugging enabled to do this. )
  • Unroot (Must be rooted to do this. Have USB Debugging enabled to do this.)
  • Install Voodoo's OTA Rootkeeper App (Use this app to stay rooted after an OTA. Have USB Debugging enabled to do this.)
  • Install Bootstrap Recovery App (Use this to make nandroid backups and flash Roms, themes, or mods. Have USB Debugging enabled to do this. Do not install this AND Safestrap. Pick one.
  • Install Safestrap Recovery App (Use this to make nandroid backups and flash Roms, themes, or mods. Have USB Debugging enabled to do this. Can essentially dual boot. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR NEW USERS. Do not install this AND Bootstrap. Pick one.
  • Overclock Install (See coryjohn's guide on Overclocking. Have USB Debugging enabled to do this.)
  • System Pull (This is NOT a recovery program or backup program. This is for devs and power users. Have USB Debugging enabled to do this.)
  • Droid RAZR Root for ICS 4.0.3 (The GSM ICS leak can be rooted with this. Our ICS may also be.)
  • Boot into Fastboot from Debugging (Exactly what it says. Have USB Debugging enabled to do this.)
  • Boot Normally from Fastboot (If you are in Fastboot mode you can use this to boot normally)
  • Boot into Motorola Recovery from Fastboot (Read above. Exactly what it says it what it does.)
  • Boot into Motorola Recovery from Debugging (Have USB Debugging enabled to do this.)
  • ADB Shell (A way to more manually control your phone. For power users and devs. Have USB Debugging enabled to do this.)
  • Wipe Data/Cache (Be in AP Fastboot mode to do this. Wipes your data and cache.)
  • Attempt Bootloader Unlock (Just for fun. Will Not work!) (Exactly as it says)
  • Reboot Phone (Have USB Debugging enabled to do this.)
 
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