Unroot/Back to Stock (2.2) Without .sbf or RSD Lite - Droid 1 Only

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  1. sapnasparks

    sapnasparks New Member

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    This is so simple, took me less than five minutes!! I didn't want to go through the RSD Lite option as that caused too many issues the last time I tried flashing a ROM with it. You have to have the file in a specific directory and sometimes it'll still have issues. I needed to return my phone today and I couldn't find something simple like this. Will be getting my replacement D1 tomorrow. I feel so out of place without it, can't wait. Thank you! :yr1:

    P.S. How come there are no "hug" smileys? Is it because that's too "girly" and it's presumed only guys are on this forum? :p
     
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    ^ Hahaha...thanks! [​IMG] Didn't think about doing that. :p

    jtndroid: Here's the hug I owed you for such a helpful guide! [​IMG]
    & I'm surprised this isn't a sticky.
     
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    UPDATE:
    For some reason, I never could get this method to work. I tried five different zip files. I had orgionally unrooted with super one click, and that worked to unroot then I did a factory reset after that and the SU icon came back. So maybe that had something to do with it. anyway i used RSDlight. I never could get the device to show up but when I slected the file. the start button poped up. out of options I rolled the dice and prayed it worked. flashed it to the first froyo. all stock. the in a few mintues I got a OTA installed it. then a bit later got the last OTA so I am all current and stock once again. Thank you all that help and do these write ups
     
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    Yes, unfortunately it seems as though jntdroid and I have one step missing to remove ALL traces of root. However it can't be done if for some reason one still has the stock recovery system installed, and can only be done using adb shell if you have the SPRecovery system.

    And that step is in CMRecovery where you go to the partitions menu and select format /system before applying the update.zip as that is where Superuser.apk and the su binary are located.
     
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    Think you may be right teddyearp. I'm looking at SPRecovery now and it only has options to wipe cache and data partitions, not system. Clockwork lets you format anything and everything.

    I'm going to go through the whole process again, starting with applying the master FRG22D and then applying FRG83D.

    Edit: I suppose you could manually edit the system partition and delete those things while you are still rooted, then apply the master to return to stock.
     
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    I had SPRecovery installed.
    I had the master FRG22D at the root.

    I booted into recovery and:
    Wiped cache partition
    Wiped data/factory reset
    Choose -> Install
    Allow update.zip Installation
    Install /sdcard/update.zip (deprecated)
    Rebooted
    Bypassed activation screen

    Used ADB to install a file manager (AndExplorer)
    Browsed the system folders, found nothing but stock apps.
    Nothing leftover, nothing in the apps drawer.
    Totally clean, 100% stock.

    Obviously the /system partition is completely wiped when applying the master file. There should be no traces of superuser or other root utilities.
     
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    Two more things...

    I got the OTA update to FRG83D pretty quickly so after I was done poking around in the system I let the update install which went smoothly. All updated and still 100% stock.

    Booted into stock recovery and the same 2 wipe options are there as are under SPRecovery, along with a wipe baseband option:

    reboot system now
    apply sdcard:update.zip
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition
    wipe baseband data

    So, tell me why someone cannot successfully wipe and install the FRG22D master, then update to FRG83D, using any of the three recoverys, and not be 100% stock?

    Ok, check this...
    Just for grins, while I was in stock FRG83D recovery (Android System Recovery <3e>), I wiped both partitions and attempted to install the master FRG22D update. This is where you can get the error 7...

    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    Verifying update package...
    Installing update...
    assert failed: !less_than_int(1281726300. getprop("ro.build.date.utc"))
    E:Error in /sdcard/update.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.

    So apparently the 3e recovery will not allow you to go backwards to a previous build.

    If you have already updated to Android 2.2.1, you may need to edit the buildprop file (be rooted) to fool recovery into thinking you're running 2.2 or earlier, OR use http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-labs/74028-root-droid-1-regardless-os-version.html to root 2.2.1 which will change the bootloader to SPRecovery and then you can apply FRG22D and update to FRG83D.
     
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    Nice work Droids. I'll have to look again at the MasterFRG22D files updater-script file to see if it issues the command to format system, as there's others who have done this method and still have Superuser in their app drawer. And what you said in an earlier post about just removing Superuser.apk and su is actually the shortcut but more 'techie' way to unroot.

    However, I am wondering where or what you mean by this below. What is the logic to tell someone to root to go back to 2.2 to then upgrade to 2.2.1 when they start with 2.2.1? FRG22D=2.2. FRG83D=2.2.1

     
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    I was thinking if someone was rooted and running 2.2.1 but wanted to return their phone to stock, they need to apply the master FRG22D and then the FRG83D update. My asumption was that the one click root methods leave a stock recovery in place, maybe they dont, I never used one. If they are rooted and running 2.2.1 and stock recovery, they are not going to be able to apply FRG22D in an effort to return to stock.

    On a somewhat related note, I found the new market is not restoring my apps automatically. It only shows my paid apps, and I have to manually install them. None of my free apps are shown at all. Odd.
     
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    Just one problem...

    Hi folks,

    I apologize if this isn't the right place for this, but I have searched and not found anyone else asking this (unless I am using completely incorrect search strings)... Hopefully, since this thread is Droid 1 specific and is about unrooting, I'm not too far outta line.

    I rooted my phone several months ago, and am running BB4 - and I can not get it to go away. Master reset in settings-privacy does nothing. Power on-X doesn't bring up any recovery, screen, just brings up the Motorola batwing, which stays on no matter how long I hold the X key, until I finally get tired of it. When I let go of the X, the phone boots back up normally.

    Initially, I was just looking at changing to a different ROM, but ROM Manager wouldn't boot me back to recovery mode. Tried the Pwr-X combo after that. No love. Tried a master reset thru the phone itself. Nope, just boots right back up with all my stuff. Un/reinstalled ROM Manager, still no love.

    I'm not experiencing any other trouble with my phone, but if I do, I'm afraid I won't be able to un-root to send it back to Verizon.

    Can anyone shed some light on this for me? It would be greatly appreciated!
     
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    Close enough for government work.

    ROM Manager, as it does so often I can't believe people still use it, has lost your recovery image.

    Open RM, scroll down, and flash alternate recovery. Now flash Clockwork at the top. Repeat both. If you want SPRecovery, flash alternate again. If you want Clockwork, flash CW again.

    Now you should be able to install any ROM you want. If you still have trouble, please let us know.
     
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2010
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