Restoring the original Safe system in Safestrap?

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    Hi guys,

    I've been using Safestrap to play with GummyICS and Eclipse 2.2 on my Bionic. I've been noticing some quirky issues with my non-safe system (Stock rooted Android part), and I want to revert the Safe system to whatever it was originally. How do I do this? I'm worried that on the next VZW update of my system, that having that altered safe system will mess something up. Any guidance? Thanks.
     
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    You can turn off safestrap in the app itself. As far as returning the safe side into stock...you will have to reflash the /preinstall folder on the non safe (stock rooted) side. This folder is where all the ROM items are kept. When you install a new ROM it usually writes over the info in this folder. Sometimes Verizon checks this folder or sends a patch before a new OTA update. Luckily the 902 update did not. Hope this helps.

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    That does help, how do I go about flashing the pre install folder?

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    Wait a minute.

    What do you want to do? Go to non-safe mode? You should just have to turn off safe mode.
     
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    No, I know how to do that. So I have GummyICS as my safe system right now. I'm assuming that the stock "safe mode" had it's own version of Android, like Safe mode in Windows, right? So I'm saying how can I revert things back before I modified them with Safestrap, in case any VZW updates fail to update.

    Or is this all unnecessary for some reason?
     
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    Ok, you are confusing safestrap. When you installed safestrap and you were in non-safe mode, did you make a backup? I think that is what you are referring to.
     
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    Yeah I did make a backup. That's just a nandroid backup of the non-safe system though, right? I don't need to restore my non-safe system. I guess I should have backed up the safe-system through, and I didn't do that...hmm....
     
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    Ok, when you move to safe mode there is nothing there. You need to flash a rom once you go to safe mode, so there isn't anything in safe mode after you leave non-safe mode.
     
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    OK, that makes sense. So essentially I just need to uninstall Safestrap, and I shouldn't have any problems with VZW updates to my phone later on for some reason?
     
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    Not entirely true. You may have to reflash the /preinstall folder back to stock.

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    How do I flash a single folder, and where do I find an original copy?
     
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    Why are you telling him to FXZ when he has safestrap?

    Disable safe mode. Unroot if you want to take an update.

    You can FXZ if you want but it will erase all of your internal media area.

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    Alright, I guess I can worry about this more when an update comes. .902 didn't break root for me, so I'm not too worried about unrooting through an update. But I guess we'll see once something comes down the pipeline.
     
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