Superuser still on phone after FDR!

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    What would cause this to happen? I did the reset, but it's still there. Do I need to erase the phone's internal storage or something?
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    You have to unroot and uninstall the SU app. Otherwise it wont go away. The SU app installs as a system app that's why it wont go away with a FDR.

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    What he said.. ^^ I wish if were that easy to revert back to stock :)
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    Ok, how do you unroot my phone? I want to make sure I do it right. Thanks.
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    Are you on ics?? If so I would download matts utility 1.8 I think... don't do it yet.. make sure I'm right before you do this.. or you're gonna have a bad time. :cool:
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    Yes, I'm currently on ICS. 4.0.4. Let me know and if you have the link, thanks.
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    What utility or process did you use to root your phone? Just curious because depending on how you rooted your phone, there may be some things you would do differently. I am familiar with Matt L Groff's utility 1.8 or 1.81.

    Do you have voodoo root keeper installed? Use that to unroot then as jstafford mentions in the second post uninstall superuser from your phone's root directory.
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    If I'm not mistaken, Rootkeeper only saves a backup of Superuser, so if you "Temp Unroot" to take an OTA, I believe it saves SU somewhere else in the phone, and then restores it when you re-root. But it doesn't delete it.

    I used Matt's utilities to root my phone. It doesn't get any easier. :)
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    Oops, my bad... my instructions are in reverse. Superuser is installed in the root directory and can not be uninstalled through typical means (like an uninstall button). So he would have to be rooted then go into the root directory of the phone to delete the superuser apk and then unroot using voodoo root keeper.
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    I used Matt's utility 1.7 to root my phone.
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    From voodoo root keeper, there is an option to delete SU backup. I believe this will get rid of the SU app itself but not certain. Then choose to unroot.

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    Thanks, worked like a charm. Should I do a factory reset to start off with clean razr maxx? Then root with Droid RAZR Utility 1.8 after I install everything again?
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    A factory reset is always a good thing, especially after something like this. Just be sure to back up anything you want to save, like contacts, texts, pics and videos. :)
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    Wait, let me back track. It did unroot the phone, but the super user is still there. I can't find any options for the SU delete.
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