Manual Unrooting instructions

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  1. wirecutter

    wirecutter Member

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    So the sticky Rooting thread was modified and the manual rooting instructions have been removed, so I'm starting a new thread since we don't yet have an sbf

    I rooted using these terminal commands:
    mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    cp /sdcard/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk

    cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su
    cp /sdcard/busybox /system/bin/busybox
    chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox
    mount -o ro,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    exit

    I've installed a few root apps, but there are not custom ROMS, so nothing like that. z4root won't seem to install for me and I've seen some posts in other forums suggesting that you can't unroot with z4root unless you rooted using it.

    Found this thread with terminal commands to unroot and want to verify that these wil work for the Droid 2 Global. I can't see why they wouldn't work, but thought I'd double check.
    - 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

    I'm not clear on the exact order of things.
    1. uninstall apps (wireless tether, setCPU etc)

    (I don't think I need to uninstall Superuser. That seems to be taken care of in the terminal commands above.)

    2. I'm not sure how to uninstall Bootstrap/Recovery. Do I just uninstall the application?

    3. I imagine the last step is the terminal commands above.

    Does that sound reasonable and can someone confirm/correct?

    Thanks
     
  2. r314bd

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    Yes those instructions will work