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Easy Unroot Process for Droid X

Discussion in 'Droid X Hacks' started by wrightperspective, Oct 11, 2010.

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    If you never modified your Droid X other than rooting it so you can use it wireless tether or other apps that need root - OR if you made a nandroid backup right after rooting and you can restore that backup, then the following process is the easiest one I have found (and just used) to unroot my Droid X. Note: This information was pulled from the Droid 2 forum and I take no credit, except for the extra detailed notes.

    First off, if you rooted and made a Nandroid backup right after rooting, restore that backup. If you never used custom roms, etc, then don't worry about that part (just rooted to use some apps that require root).

    Download a Terminal Emulator app from the marketplace.

    - open your trusty terminal app (that's the terminal emulator you downloaded)
    - you should see a $ symbol, now do the following (type each line exactly as writen after the "-" but do not type what is in the parenthesis)
    - su (give a minute to ask for Superuser Permission. If it doesn't ask, go into Superuser Permissions and grant access to your Terminal Emulator and go back and retry this step)
    - now you should see a # symbol (after each of the following steps is processed, you will see a #)
    - mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    - rm /system/app/Superuser.apk
    - rm /system/bin/su
    - rm /system/bin/busybox
    - mount -o ro,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    - reboot your phone. Tada, no more root! To prove this, try opening wireless tether or another program needing root access and you will be rejected.

    If anyone notices anything wrong on here, please let me know. If this was posted elsewhere in the DX forum area, I apologize for reposting, but I couldn't find it. I just wanted to make this easy for people to find.
    Last edited: Nov 4, 2010
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    nice post. will keep this in my arsenal of threads :)
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    awesome do does this work lol ?
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    by the looks of it, yes.
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    Thank you.

    Actually worked.

    I was running 2.1 with no themes or roms.
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    figured it would. used this method over at DxF a few times for other members to unroot.
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    having an issue with this process

    I go into my terminal emu and and see $ type in su. then it says not found. what do I do
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    a little more detail is needed...

    how did you root? what do you want to do? unroot i presume?
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    Superuser read only file

    Sorry I am a newbie, I have yo return my phone to Verizon for software issues. I did the ota to 2.2 then rooted. Now I need to unroot to return it to the store. I keep getting a message that superuser is read only. I get through all the steps and reboot and my phone is the same please help. I rooted using doroot for 2.2 Thanks
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    K folks found a slight typo in above guide. Look for the command "-text3" it appears in two lines once each. It should be written as such "-t ext3" no parentheses. There is a space between t and e. Hope this helps some one.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
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    Sorry tried to delete.
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    I tried it that way and it didn't work but seemed to work without the space. If anyone else has used this method, please let me know if it worked WITH or WITHOUT the space. Thanks.
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    worked perfectly on my droid x running the rootmyx2 one click root.
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    Was that WITH the space in there or with WITHOUT the space?
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    with the space between the "t" and the "ext3"
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    THANK YOU !!!! I was looking everywhere to unroot my droid x and couldn't find anything that looked SAFE !! This worked perfect back to 2.2 ota :) I reg just to say thank you..

    <---- not a noob lol I don't ask I look first till i get ready to pull my hair out.. ha ha


    ohh and it worked with the space ;)
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    your welcome. to help and be helped is what everyones here for.
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    Having the EXACT same issue. I used doroot as well. I need to return my dx asap since its been 3 weeks since i got my replacement. It is saying I the superuser.apk is read only. I even tried to go in using root explorer and turn write permissions on. Still no cigar.... Someone please send me a guide to unroot my dx! even the long method... I cant seem to find directions for it...
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