Unroot without ADB

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    I followed the commands to unroot, when I was using ADB and it worked. What is the proper way to unroot not using ADB. I have used both ADB to root and unroot. I have root without using ADB, How do I unroot on the DX without ADB

    Thanks
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    I'm going to leave this thread open because I'd like to see an answer but you know you just asked this question in another thread. Please do not cross post.
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    Sorry and thank you. I will not double post.
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    All you're doing to unroot is deleting the files you put in place when you rooted it. I haven't tried, but you should be able to just run the commands below in your terminal.

    Code:
    su
    rm /system/app/Superuser.apk
    rm /system/bin/su
    rm /system/bin/busybox
    rm /system/bin/rootshell
    reboot
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    That is what I was looking to do, but wanted some confirmation. Thanks
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    Can we please get confirmation of this??? Reeeeaalllyy not an adb fan.

    Thanks

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
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    This worked on my DX. Now I see the information on
    Rooting made easy By
    johnomaz

    You can root and unroot with 1 click. Nice to know.

    Its nice to know you have a backup way to root and unroot through the command line.
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    I can confirm this works HOWEVER for some reason "rm /system/bin/rootshell" failed to be removed maybe because I never installed it not sure why it said it failed.

    My phone is now unrooted though so awesome. Big fan of not requiring the ADB shell!
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    Could you use the Astro file manager to remove these files?
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    whenever I go to remove the superuser.apk I get a message saying it failed because system is read only, when I try to chmod system it says it fails again because it's read only. I su at the begining as well, any ideas?
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    You need to mount the system folder so it isn't read only. This will work for you.

    Code:
    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
    rm /system/app/Superuser.apk
    rm /system/bin/su
    rm /system/bin/busybox
    rm /system/bin/rootshell
    reboot
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    I was having the same problem, but I used root explorer to make it writable because the command didn't work for me. Then I minimized root explorer, went to terminal and finished the process as you posted. Thanks for the post.

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