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Unrooting the droidx

Discussion in 'Droid X Hacks' started by bmt626, Jul 23, 2010.

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    I have just successfully rooted and unrooted my droidx i had to leave work so i can't do a write up but i have been able to remove su busybox and superuser.apk from my phone and it's not a brick :) keep in mind while root i did not remove and bloatware just installed wifi tether

    I hope to have the instructions up soon

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk

    * update *
    here are the instructions for unrooting the droidx enjoy and dont blame me if you get a $700 paperweight but this worked just fine for me i will try and do a video of the whole process if i need to for any non believers



    i am not to blame if you brick your phone by trying this but i just did all the steps again and everythign worked out just fine for me now i had not removed any apks from the phone only installed wifi tether


    okay to un root you device you need to go back to the folder where you droidxroot files normally
    for me this was c:\droidxroot_v2
    then do follow some steps from the root process

    Run "adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals/exploid"
    Run "adb shell"
    Run "cd sqlite_stmt_journals"
    Run "chmod 755 exploid"
    On your phone, navigate to a screen where you can switch wifi/bluetooth on/off easily (settings, or a home screen with a widget)
    IMMEDIATELY after executing the next step, toggle wifi or bluetooth off and back on
    Run "./exploid" and follow directions on screen. Once this completes you'll be back at a shell prompt.
    Run "rootshell". You'll be prompted for a password.
    Type in password "secretlol" and press Enter then you are root! (You'll know because your prompt will now be a "#" instead of "$")

    now this is were things change instead of copying the files we will remove them

    rm /system/app/Superuser.apk
    rm /system/bin/su
    rm /system/bin/busybox

    finally remove the rootshell

    rm /system/bin/rootshell
    reboot


    now keep in mind i did not remove and bloatware apps please try and too a wipe before attempting this if you removed bloatware to ensure it will come back as it should
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    Ummmm is this a joke? Its really not funny man go somewhere else with that. Who are you ?.
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    i was just fixing to see if i could unroot my x i'll wait for your write up.
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    I am pretty sure just removing those from the sdcard does not unroot the device.
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    im lost im sorry has the x been rooted?????????????????????????????????
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    He may be saying whil erooted he did not remove / rename any stock apps, just installed wi fi tether, but we'll have to wait.
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    no it is not a joke and in know that i removed them from the /system/bin folder and the /system/app folder now keep in mind that when i did this i had not removed any bloatware so i am not sure if when you wide rooted if the bloatware will come back
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    Lol yea the x gas been rooted, but the signed boot is still there
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    i am rooting my phone again now so i cant go through the unroot i did earlier only hopfully clean it up first time all i did was get the superuser apk removed which does not unroot
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    Dammn where have i been?? anyway if its rooted and the bootloader is still locked does that mean no custom roms but I could still get wireless tether and root only apps just no custom kernals or roms?
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    Yes, Come out from under that rock :icon_ banana:
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    yes and root wifi tether works thanks to the droidx already having the correct kernal and files thanks to the built in 3g hotspot app with no extra data plan
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    Sorry Ive been bust lately at work switching people from the Iphone 4 to the Droids haahaa dancedroid Droid=199, Iphone=2, win
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    i update the OP with my directions for unrooting enjoy :) i also did a wipe after doing this just to make sure it will boot just fine and i am happy to report it WORKS !!!!!!
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    Thank you for this information. If I get some conformations that it is sucessful I will sticky this.
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    I went ahead and made this a sticky, and posted it on DroidX forums as well and gave you full credit for this bmt626
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    @bmt626 all apologies there's a lot of jokesters sometimes all respect thank you for your talent :hail:
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    it fine i know people say things just to get people all excited and never follow through i cant say i blame you i was wainting for someone to say it since the how to was not up yet lol i hope this helps every one if someone has tried to unroot after removing bloatware please let me know so i can update the OP i would love to know if the apps come back after a restore
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    @bmt626....excellent work and thanks for the knowledge-share! dancedroid

    I haven't decided if I am going to root my X yet (miss wi-fi tether big time), but glad to know if I do, I can go back (without removing anything...at least for now.....)
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    You can also do this and not wipe at the end thus keeping all apps. And data intact

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
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