Superuser icon not going away

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  1. GoPackGo

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    Hello everybody, although I have not been an android user for long, this is already going to be most likely my last post of my android career. See my family has switched to T-mobile, and I have been forced to get a HTC HD7 (windows phone 7). This is because my dad works for microsoft (don't ask me why he let me get a droid in the first place because I don't even know). This means that I will no longer need any advice. I will probably always look at the forums because i'll still be curious but i wont need any advice.

    Before I leave, I have one more question... I am trying to erase everything off of my phone so I can sell it. I have everything back to stock and it's unrooted but the super user icon won't go away. this is kind of a big deal because if the person who i'm selling this to isn't tech savvy then they won't use it and it will just void their warranty. I was wondering if there was a way I could get rid of it without having to use an sbf (my internet is going extremely slow so its taking forever to download). I already wiped data and cache so that doesn't work. btw it is unrooted because bootstrap doesn't work.
     
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    I actually have one more question that could make this one not matter... if i were to sell it to someone, would they have a warranty?
     
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    You need to be rooted to remove the icon/apk. So, root again, then use the following to unroot.

    - Download Terminal Emulator
    - you should see a $ symbol, now do the following
    - 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.
     
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    Thanks, this will save me lots of time.
     
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    when I try to type in su it tells me, "permission denied."
     
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    From what I've seen Verizon will honor the warranty.
     
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    Like I said previously, you have to be rooted.
     
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    I am, i know this because i have already used custom recovery
     
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    If you're typing in SU and getting "Permission Denied," then you're either (a) not rooted or (b) you haven't given permission for Terminal.
     
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    Yes the warranty is voided if u sell it to another person .. if u do want to remove it u just have to flash the original Google software through your recovery .. u have to download the file and rename it to update.zip and flash .. it will work whether u are rooted or not .. had to return a warranty replacement and this left No trace of the phone being rooted .. got rid of the superuser icon and recovery flash screen .. I downloaded the file in one of the posts on this forum .. just not sure which one

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    We have had reports of members who have bought their devices used and had the Warranty honored - so this statement is not 100% true
     
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    How long ago? Verizons systems now trace esns .. if it has been on a previous account the warranty status in the computer shows up as having a previous user and wont let the Rep replace the phone

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