Can't unroot droid x

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    Ok im really a noob at this. I rooted my droid x and I just want to unroot it just in case I ever need to return it but everthing I have tried fails. I tried one click unrooting and terminal unrooting. Please help and thanks in advance. Also new to this forum app.

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    Rooyzwiki has the 2.2 sbf. Sbf is the preferred unrooting method since "for service" means replacement.

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    Cool thanks bro ill go ahead and give it a try. Is there a one click root method that will work for the droid x just in case I want to reroot?

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    Ok I know this may be a dumb question but what exactly is an sbf? Can u explain in retard terms?

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    I think SBF stands for Stock Boot File. You use a program called RSD Lite to "flash" or install it on your Motorola phone. It overwrites everything in the phone's internal memory and installs all the software that came stock on your phone. It's like returning it to fresh, out of the box newness, just with a few dents and scratches, used SD card, and battery that might not hold quite as good a charge as it did when you bought it. :)
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    Wow thanks man. I like learning about all this rooting and rom things its really interesting. Im beggining to understand alot better. I should have done more research before rooting my phone though. Will "rebooting" delete all my apps, pics, contacts, ect? ..

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    Rebooting your phone will only make you log back into your messaging-type apps, really. Flashing SBF files will wipe it totally clean -- including all that pesky and private user data you probably don't want some tech or engineer to see if you have to take your phone back in anyway. ;)
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    By "rebooting" you mean SBF'ing? If that's the case, then yes, you will lose all of your non-stock apps. I use Titanium backup, but it will require you to root your phone again in order to reinstall all of the apps backed up with it.

    On a side note, you can always delete the files that make root possible with a program like Root Explorer or a Terminal Emulator. Here are the commands below for the Terminal Emulator which you can get for free from the Market, Root Explorer costs a few bucks. I've also added some of other locations where the files may be hiding, so you might get a "No such file" error, which is okay.

    Code:
    su
    mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/system /system
    rm /system/app/Superuser.apk
    rm /system/xbin/busybox
    rm /system/xbin/su
    rm /system/bin/busybox
    rm /system/bin/su
    reboot
    
    If the "mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/system /system" command doesn't work for you...
    Try "mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mcblk1p21 /system"

    For Root Explorer:
    1. Open Root Explorer
    2. Open system folder
    3. Press the Mount R/W button at the top of the window
    4. Open app folder
    5. Long press on Superuser.apk and select Delete from the pop-up menu.
    6. Press the back arrow.
    7. Open bin folder
    8. Long press on busybox and select Delete from the pop-up menu.
    9. Long press on su and select Delete from the pop-up menu.
    *If su and busybox are not in the bin folder repeat steps 8 and 9 under the xbin folder.
    10. Press the Mount R/O button at the top of the Window.
    11. Reboot the phone.

    Any questions or problems, just repost here!
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    Man I love this forum! And its only my first day on it. Thanks guys. I have tried the terminal emulator before and like u said it told me "not found". But the commands I put in were a little different than the ones here. What should I do if it tells me "not found" again with terminal emulator?

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    Give it a shot with commands I posted above and post any error messages you get. If you are still rooted, you'll know it by typing su in the Terminal Window and it accepting the command.
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    With terminal explorer it says em failed after I type in em/ system/xbin/busybox. Should I go ahead and purchase root explorer?... if I do will that method unroot my phone for sure or is there another way to us terminal emulator? Sorry for the trouble bro and thanks!
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    Should be rm.... R...M... :)
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    Sounds like you didn't have busybox installed, then.

    EDIT:

    Missed the e/rm thing. Good catch, ArmyDude!
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    Yeah typo my bad.. I meant rm. Freakin droid always tryin to pedict what I wana write. What is busybox? Like I said im a noob :) is it also because I might not have xbin?

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    bin and xbin are system folders. You should have xbin. If when you rooted, you copied busybox to xbin, then you will have it there. If not, it won't exist. busybox is an app that is needed for root access. I'm not sure it's actual specifics.
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    Busybox is a set of Linux applets (in this case, Android applets, but I digress) that do all sorts of useful things. A lot of apps rely on busybox being installed so the dev doesn't have to program that functionality into the app while coding it.

    VERY useful bugger to have installed. The market has a busybox installer that I recommend for all rooters to download and use because it keeps your busybox install up-to-date.
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    Cool man thanks ill go download it right now.. you think the unrooting method will work after I install busybox? Or will I have to find a way to download xbin too?

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    xbin is just the folder busybox is installed to. Just skip the busybox line in the unrooting instructions from earlier and see if you run into any further errors. :)
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    Cool ill give it a try thanks!

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