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    Go back to Stock Rom (2.2.340) so that I may be able to receive GB update when it is officially release? I am currently rooted running DS 4.2(and lovin' it), i remember making a back up but only after I was rooted and already deleted bloatware like blockbuster and amazon. What is the simplest way or a noob to do this? (step by step if possible) And I am assuming that since there is a leaked rooted version of GB that I should be able to reroot after the official release?
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    So I flash maderstock and I will be right back to stock? DO I need to do anything else? Do I need to delete the Z4 root files or anything? Sorry for my inexperience.
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    OK, so in summary download and flash maderstock in bootstrap/clockwork recovery then delete z4 root and possible bootstrap. i should be back to stock for OTA update of GB. Reroot GB and then Im all good to go. Thank you for your help and patience!
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    Well with the maderstcok zip its a little more work but easier than SBF if you haven't SBFed before.

    1. You would install maders zip like a ROM, wipe data/cache, install zip, reboot.
    2. Reroot with z4
    3. Remove bootstrap
    4. Take OTA update.

    Theres no need to unroot to update. You van remove super user in root explorer and unroot if you better though.
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    I'm sorry but i didnt quite get the last part....I thought that if you were rooted you were unable to receive the OTA update? And how do I remove super user in root explorer? Does Root Explorer go by another name?
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    Root is ok. You can't have a custom ROM and you must have all system apps. Root Explorer is a file manager like astro but allows you to move and edit system files. Its a paid app but well worth it. To remove super user, you would go to system/app and rename super user from apk to bak file extension. You need root explorer to do this. You can use Terminal Emulator but I'm unsure of the commands.
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    I currently have Astro File Manager and ES File Explorer. Are these apps able to do this action? (renaming super user from apk to bak)
    So say the super user file is named superuser.apk ; I just go into i.e. ES File Explorer and name superuser.apk to superuser.bak for the update to I switch the name back after OTA?
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    Would be something like this


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    Mount -o remount -rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system/app
    Mv /system/app/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.bak

    You could just leave it though.... still get ota with su installed.

    Edit:added the command to mount as rw.

    sent from a D2G with Liberty 2
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    @13th angel

    you just lost me there....I do have to mount/system app...but I have only used it once to flash Darkslide and very inexperience in its usage
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    Terminal emulator uses commands. Its an app. You can only use terminal emulator or root explorer to access system files.
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    @13th angel

    SO I could basically just follow these instructions and be fine....

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    Yep.

    What I wrote before was the command to do it in terminal emulator

    sent from a D2G with Liberty 2
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    OK, I have Terminal Emulator as well but only used it to root my phone with a friends help. As he is way more computer and modding savvy.

    But I guess the easiest way to just leave Super User put cause I can still accept OTA and still be rooted after I flash Maderstock, correct?
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    Yes yes yes
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    Thank you for your patience in dealing with me @ Droid-Xer and @13th Angel
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    You will be fine. If you plan on rerooting after the update then root explorer is a great app. Its a lot easier to use than terminal.
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    Depends on how comfortable you are with the terminal but yea it generally is....

    Your welcome, if you need anything else feel free to pm me

    sent from a D2G with Liberty 2
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