Restoring the original Safe system in Safestrap?

Discussion in 'Droid Bionic Hacks' started by jcw122, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. jcw122
    Offline

    jcw122 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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.
  2. eye_dea
    Offline

    eye_dea New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    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.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
  3. jcw122
    Offline

    jcw122 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    That does help, how do I go about flashing the pre install folder?

    Sent from my Rooted Bionic
  4. guidot
    Offline

    guidot Developer Relations Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    7,350
    Likes Received:
    270
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    Wait a minute.

    What do you want to do? Go to non-safe mode? You should just have to turn off safe mode.
  5. jcw122
    Offline

    jcw122 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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?
  6. guidot
    Offline

    guidot Developer Relations Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    7,350
    Likes Received:
    270
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    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.
  7. jcw122
    Offline

    jcw122 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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....
  8. guidot
    Offline

    guidot Developer Relations Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    7,350
    Likes Received:
    270
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    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.
  9. jcw122
    Offline

    jcw122 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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?
  10. eye_dea
    Offline

    eye_dea New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Not entirely true. You may have to reflash the /preinstall folder back to stock.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
  11. jcw122
    Offline

    jcw122 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    How do I flash a single folder, and where do I find an original copy?
  12. eye_dea
    Offline

    eye_dea New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
  13. guidot
    Offline

    guidot Developer Relations Staff Member Premium Member

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2010
    Messages:
    7,350
    Likes Received:
    270
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Massachusetts
    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.

    Sent from my XT862 using Tapatalk
  14. jcw122
    Offline

    jcw122 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
  15. jcw122
    Offline

    jcw122 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    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.
  16. eye_dea
    Offline

    eye_dea New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    You dont understand the original question. Reread it.

    Why the fxz...well because they wany to change things back to the way they were before safestrap...so you need to change the /preinstall folder back to stock. If you know safestrap...then you would know it changes that folder.

    Why the hell would you unroot to take an OTA...thats dumb. If anything temp unroot.

    I would never run the fxz file without the edited xml to keep internal data...and that was not my plan.
    They needed the fxz so they can moto fastboot the /preinstall folder only....not the whole file.
    Understand?
    I learned all this stuff from timmy10shoes...he is an asset to the community.
    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
  17. eye_dea
    Offline

    eye_dea New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Sorry for the delay...now that is an option..if you want to wait and see. Some people do.
    Here is the edited xml file to save internal data by timmy10shoes.. http://www.mydroidworld.com/topic/10493-full-xmlzip-restore-59902-released/
    If anything you have it for the future...if needed then.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
  18. eye_dea
    Offline

    eye_dea New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    If you still want to flash the /preinstall folder...let me know.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
  19. jcw122
    Offline

    jcw122 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    81
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Yeah I'd like to know how, at least for future use. Alternatively, would a factory reset also restore that folder? I have a few other things going wrong on my system and I may have to factory reset before an update anyway.
  20. eye_dea
    Offline

    eye_dea New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 20, 2012
    Messages:
    639
    Likes Received:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Wisconsin
    Sorry been busy all day...I be on later after I put my son to bed. Factory reset will not overwrite the folder.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
Search tags for this page
how to complete factory reset through safestrap s4
,
how to enable safestrap
,
nandroid restore in safestrap
,
restore safetrap
,
safestrap how to restore
,
safestrap remove safe system
,

safestrap restore

,

safestrap restore backup

,
safestrap restore failed
,
safestrap restore stock
,

safestrap restore stock rom

,
safestrap restoring a backup
,
safestrap safe system disabled no app
,
safestrap safe system not active
,
safestrap should i factory reset