How to *completely* get back to stock

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    AllDroid - View topic - How to *completely* get back to stock (no su, no busybox) <------- That's the link to the info below. Or you can just read it here.



    [​IMG] How to *completely* get back to stock (no su, no busybox)
    Download this: http://downloads.sholes.info/update.zip

    Place it in the root of your sdcard, so /sdcard/update.zip

    If you're still on the stock recovery, choose "apply sdcard:update.zip"

    If you're using sprecovery, choose "install", then "Allow update.zip installation", then "Install /sdcard/update.zip (depreciated). After it's done, go back to the root menu and choose "wipe cache partition" (It's also a good idea to wipe data/factory reset also, but not necessary). Reboot when that's done, and when you reboot, you'll be completely back to stock (no su, no busybox, no nothing).

    Easy peasy. [​IMG]

    (Note: This is re-rootable, so you can always root it again if you wish)
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    link doesn't appear to work
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    This has been posted here many times, even by Berzerker (part of the Sholes.info team).
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    Well i am sorry, just noticed a lot of people were asking about it somewere else and i wanted to make sure to post it in the relevent area.

    EDIT

    That is where i copied it from, as his posting, not mine
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2010
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    Do I lose all my settings and applications I downloaded or does it go back to where it was before I rooted?
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    I did root only using update.zip previous, do I do the first option? Am I going to lose any installed stuff by using this un root process?
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    Did this, didn't seem to do anything other than reset my background. Still has buglessbeast and super user permissions.
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    This same zip is also available in the 5.00 one on the market. I used it last night to return to 2.0.1.

    One hitch I ran across, and it was a biggie. For some reason when it returned my Droid back to 2.0.1 I lost all voice application features. I had to do a return to factory settings wipe. Once I did that voice settings returned.

    I imagine if you use the zip at the Sholes site the same thing will happen. It's not a big deal, ALL of my apps returned immediately I didn't have to download anything. But you will lose any data so you may want to back that up.
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    I have been trying to remove the root for days and I keep getting the same problem. It aborts installation of update.zip saying E: failed signature verification. I can't install any ROM, stock or otherwise. I have verified the format of update.zip but nothing works. Any ideas?
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    it that linked "update.zip" file is same thing came with sholesmod 2.0.3 on my sd card? if not just overwrite it?
    I'm running on sholesmod 2.0.3 right now.
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