Help Unrooting for Verizon Return

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  1. randyb69

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    Hello, I have searched for a guide to unroot the droid 2 and haven't found success. Is there a guide for unrooting after using 1step root found in this forum? I had a issue w/ my droid 2 keyboard, received my new droid 2 and rooted it, but need to send this old phone back before im charged. Any help would be appreciated.
     
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    Well I guess after reading that, I am going to take the chance of sending the phone back rooted, but wiped/cached. Its the keyboard that went out, so if they have a issue w/ me rooting the phone, they can fix the keyboard and send me that one back. ;) Has anyone actually been penalized or charged for being rooted?
     
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    Unrooting takes only a few seconds, why would you skip doing it...they can void your warranty if they find it, which means they won't fix your phone or send you a replacement.

    It's very easy to unroot:

    - open the terminal app
    - you should see a $ symbol, now do the following
    - su
    - now you should see a # symbol
    - 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. Toda, no more root
    - Complete a factory reset to clear all your personal data and apps you've installed off it

    If you have applied ROMs/themes and made other changes it is a bit more work (apply an SBF), but also much more likely they will find your phone is rooted and could cause you problems...
     
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    Well redflea, thanks for that post. I have my stock, rooted backup. I am going to try to flash that and then terminal those commands and see what happens. Thanks for the help

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    That is the ticket...
     
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    Wow that was easy, once I flashed my stock rom right after root. That extra second to backup stock/rooted was well worth the time. Wow thank you redflea

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