Question about un-rooting

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  1. BJPalmer85

    BJPalmer85 Member

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    Phone keeps crapping out and Ive tried everything I know. Verizon said they will send me a droid 4 for free so im taking it.

    I have to send this one back so I am curious as to how I unroot. If i clear everything, return to non-safe mode, load my non-safe back up and then clear everything again, will that break root?

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    You can either sbf or unroot through motofail. Sbf is the best way.
     
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    ok, where do i get the SBF file?

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    What base are you on? If you are on .906 you can use the one-click method by Overlayer. You can find it linked in his posts in the development section.
     
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    DROID 3 rom section I mean.
     
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    Im on which ever was before .906 i believe. I got my D3 august last year and rooted and rom'd it with in a month. I have yet to do a VZW OTA, so i dont think im on .906

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    Overlayer has an .sbf for both. I believe both are posted in the DROID 3 rom section. Sorry I don't have the link.
     
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    ok. pretty sure i found everything i need.

    Im just a little lost, i thought I could just reverse the process that i did to root the phone because I thought pete's root tool (or whatever it is called) came with a 1-click unroot feature

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    Pete's doesn't work with 906. Motofail has an unroot option if I recall correctly.
     
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    ok. I know the phone was on .890 before i rooted but the ROM i have installed is based off .906. So if i went back to non-safe mode and flashed my back up from when I rooted the phone would I be on .890 or .906?

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    Your nonsafe would still be 890.
     
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    so then technically i could wipe, switch to non-safe, restore non-safe backup, use pete root tool to unroot, wipe again (just because) and then OTA to .906 and I would be back to completely stock

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    I bet update fails, but you might get lucky
    best bet is to SBF, and it only takes 10 mins or so