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How to tell If my Motorola Droid is unrooted or rooted?

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    Hello!!
    As you can see, Im very new to this website but I have had my Droid for abour 6 months now...

    Here is my problem:

    My friend rooted my phone for me, and I thought it was cool for a while, but I decided that I wanted to go back to stock. He rooted my phone while it was still in 2.1, and when 2.2 came out, I downloaded it and my phone was still rooted. I then downloaded cynagoenmo6.1 and It was cool for a while. I then reverted back to stock image 2.2, and I cant tell if my phone is rooted or not? Will some one please help me? I will appreciate it greatly!!!
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    You can download terminal emulator from the marketplace and type in "su" no quotes and then enter and see if a # shows up

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    Okay, I did and this is what it said:

    su:permission denied



    Okay, but then why is there still a Superuser icon on my phone? And I can still download ROM Manager? I thought you could only download ROM Manager if your phone was rooted..
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    oh, and are there susposed to be two $ marks when you open Terminal?
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    superuser app can be there and not rooted.

    same with rom manager. its just an app but it wont let u do much of anything
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    Yes there is supposed to be $$ when you enter te

    You can still download root apps from the marketplace even if you're not rooted its using them that you can't do.

    I would say you're not rooted.

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    Thanks so much you two ! one more quick question, would another good test be to try and download a ROM from ROM manager and see if it works?
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    I wouldn't touch it. If you want to do another test download a screen shot app and try to take a screen shot.

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    I downloaded a screenshot app and I took a screenshot and it said "error fb0". Is that good or bad in my case?

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    Well I've never seen that before but it would appear to me that your not rooted, as for if that's a good thing I guess that's up to you.

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    If you got denied when you typed su in terminal emulator then you're not rooted. If you have an alternate recovery image then you're partly-rooted; and in a sense you're more rooted that simply having root access. If you wish to be truly unrooted you'll need to get rid of that.
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    downloading it will do nothing bc its just downloading a file - no special permissions are needed
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    Okay well will someone tell me how to unroot my phone?

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    How unrooted do you want to get?
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    Thanks for that link, and I want it all the way unrooted.

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    Well, there's unrooted and then there's "turn it back into Verizon" unrooted. :)

    Follow that link. If you were turning it back in I'd suggest using RSD Lite and putting the stock image back on so you didn't have any personal data left on it. Othwerise, props to Abe for the link. :D
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    So is Abe's link good if I'm turning it in to verizon?

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    I'd SBF, but I'm excruciatingly thorough. That method will work. Just remember not to turn in your SD card when you give it back.
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    Okay thanks.. just wondering, but why not turn in SD card? Is there like stuff on there that shows my phone was once rooted or something of that matter?

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