Root to Unroot

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by rdfloyd, Feb 25, 2011.

  1. rdfloyd

    rdfloyd New Member

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    Hello all! New to these forums.

    So I got a Droid X this past Christmas; however, I want to root it as I could use some of the functions that are available to only root users. I am not interested in ROMs at the moment.

    Here's my worry. I can root the phone, but if I need to unroot it, how do I? I've read many of the topics on the internet about this, but I still don't understand how to go back to stock.

    I run Android 2.2.1 (or so my phone says). Is there a 1-click root option for Froyo yet? Once it is rooted, if I want to go back to stock, is there a 1-click "unroot" option, or some way to reset to factory defaults?

    My last question is this: If I root, I backup with Titanium Backup (or ClockworkMod; is there a difference?). If I have to go back to stock via factory reset, can I root later and reload all of my apps and settings?

    Thanks,
    Richard Floyd
     
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    winner00 Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    The only way I know of unrooting on the X is to SBF the phone.

    Yes you will be able to reload all your apps.
     
  3. rdfloyd

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    Don't mean to sound ignorant, but what do you mean by SBF?
     
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    rdfloyd New Member

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    Nice website. ;)

    Is there a thread on here that gives specific instructions on what to use for a droid X running 2.2 for a 1-click root?

    Thanks.
     
  6. ClumsyNinja21

    ClumsyNinja21 Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    Search "roooler" on this site.


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  7. rdfloyd

    rdfloyd New Member

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    Thanks.

    Last question: Should I completely format my phone before rooting, or is it ok if I leave it as it is?
     
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    ClumsyNinja21 Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    Leave it as is. No need to format for first root.

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  9. LaxzBro

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    use z4root and you can 1 click root and unroot

    Lax bro, closet geek
     
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    ClumsyNinja21 Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    Right. But....don't you get tired of reading these posts? I understand everyone needs help. But this post has been repeated a million times and that's why you see this post only have 4 or 5 replies. It gets old but I never want to leave anyone hanging. That's why I refer people to rooolers guide. They can read it, understand it, and have a go to guide to get out of trouble. Anyone can click a button. Let's try to help them understand why.



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  11. LaxzBro

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    I completely understand what you are trying to say. I just wanted to correct the person who said the only way to unroot is SBF. Shoulda quoted :/

    Lax bro, closet geek
     
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    If you're rooted you can manually unroot. Heck, sometimes Z4 does it wrong and you have to unroot manually.

    Or SBF. But if you do the manual unrooting right you shouldn't need to do that.
     
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    ClumsyNinja21 Premium Member Premium Member Developer

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    :)
    Yeah I knew what u were sayin. I do not use z4 to unroot. As fur said, it sometimes does it wrong. Sbf is best to clear any traces of roms. Or the equivalent sbf put into a zip( Thx mader and TBH!!!). If no rom ever used, no bootstrap ever used, to unroot is about as easy as uninstalling an app. All root access does is give u busybox and su permissions. It's the boot ani, logos, and rom customization that gets most people confused who have no experience with rooting/roming. Rooting is NOT roming. Rooting gives you the base permission to rom(that was for OP) :)


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