Reversal of the rooting process, usually with the intention of returning a device to as close to an unmodified factory state as possible.

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Are flash counters a part of Android?

I have heard that many Samsung devices have a flash counter so that the company can know if the device had been rooted, even if the device was unrooted later. Are such flash counters or any similar ...
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Remove SU after unroot

I lost root access after an update (I'm totally android illiterate). I tried to re-root but Stump Root thinks that I'm already rooted because "/system/xbin/su" exists. How can I remove ...
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Moto G - Recover from failed update to Lollipop 5.0.2 [duplicate]

I have rooted have Motorola Moto G(2013) and installed TWRP recovery,it doesn't allow me to update how do I update to Lollipop 5.0.2 please help me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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How to Unroot “ Galaxy tab 2 p3113 8gb wifi ”

My 9 year old son rooted his tab on his own, against my wishes. I tried a factory restore and used Kies to load via PC although this did not restore the tab. It's still showing as rooted. Can anyone ...
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Rooting failed, superSU remains

I tried to root my Galaxy Core 2 Duos using Kingo root, which installed SuperSU. Unfortunately rooting failed all of a sudden, but still SuperSU remains. How can I remove SuperSU from my device?
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How do I get the standard default.prop file back on the root file system?

At the root file system on my Android phone, there's a file called default.prop. Right now that's a non-standard file because of CF Auto Root, but I want that file to be the stock version (1). ...
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My Rooted Note 4 needs a new carrier

I have a galaxy note 4 from T-Mobile the phone is rooted. Now I need to switch carriers to At&t. I have the code to unlock the phone but I need to know (if I put the new at&t Sim-card in my ...
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HTC One m7 OTA update to Lollipop fails with “red triangle exclamation mark inside a htc one” graphic at recovery

*** TAMPERED *** *** RELOCKED *** V7_UL PVT SHIP S-ON RH HBOOT-1.57.0000 ... OS-5.11.631.8 (bootloader) version: 0.5 (bootloader) version-bootloader: 1.57.0000 (bootloader) version-baseband: ...
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Unrooting moto g 2nd gen, need original firmware [duplicate]

Similar to this post: Cannot update to Lollipop on rooted Moto G 2nd Gen I rooted my moto g device a few weeks ago as i needed to access the hosts file for dev purposes. The result was, a rooted ...
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I forgot the lock screen PIN on my Moto G second gen XT-1068

I forgot the PIN number of the lock screen. I'm unable to do anything to get into my device as both data connection and Wi-Fi are off and USB debugging is disabled. Is there any way to enable them? ...
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Recovery that does not use touch?

I have an HTC M8 One. The digitiser has failed. HTC won't accept the repair since I have rooted the phone. I'd like to unroot and return to stock but all of the recoveries I have found, or, the ...
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Rooted LG optimus l70

Help. Rooted LG optimus L70 crashed. Cannot get past factory reset screen. Is there anything that can be done at this point?
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Flash Galaxy S2 to default state

I have a rooted samsung galaxy s2 and i want to flash it a default state mean i also wan CWM Recovery which i install and default ROM as well, is there any way to doing this ? Please guide me step by ...
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how to unroot my moto g 2014

I have rooted my moto g 2014 but now I want to unroot it to get L update. Tryed to follow few suggestions but in all of them stock android download link is not working. And do you think I'll get the ...
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How to unroot your Samsung Note 3 SM-N9005

When i tried to update the OS for my device, i got the message that your device has been modified, therefore it can not be updated. This might be due to the fact that my device is rooted. How to ...
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How to Remove Super SU

I have tried to root my Galaxy S3. Installed Super SU through flashing. Due to KNOX, I am not able to root my phone. However, the Super SU app remains in my ROM, and I would like to remove it. Help?
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Rooting Idea ZTE blade

I am unable to figure out how to root a ZTE blade in a safe way so that I can unroot when ever needed... I mean that I want to understand what a software does, to root a device. Please suggest a ...
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Removing Root for Sony SP

A while ago, I decided to root my Sony Xperia SP (c5303) the downfall is that the operating system it's self was stuck on Android 4.1.2 with the build number of 12.0.A.2.254, now the time has changed ...
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Htc One Unroot and Flash Stock Sense 6 Android Kitkat

So im planning to root my HTC One , to be able to flash some of the features of lollipop but i want to be sure that once the official OTA update for lollipop comes , i can unroot and revert back to ...
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Can I root a phone thats already rooted?

I bought a chinese phone thats seems to be be already rooted. How can I be sure? When I download apps that require root they don't work. Can I change privledges on an already rooted phone? Or can I ...
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Does rooting a SONY Xperia Z2 remove SONY specific features?

Dear Android Enthusiasts, I'd like to root my new SONY Xperia Z2, but feeling a bit unsure about that I may loose SONY specific features. I'm new to Android (switched from iOS) and don't know how ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) “no network” issue

I bought my phone from a friend and I am the second user. It was rooted and was in modified status (when I checked About->device->status) but working fine and had zero issues. So yesterday I wanted to ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 installed Omega Rom, not detecting the sim

I installed this Omega Rom after downloading from omegadroid.co/download-center/ for my S3 I9300, omega version is v58 - XXUGNB6 now everything is working fine except the calling feature, phone is ...
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Force to buy app with old version of Android

I have two smartphones: HTC Desire (unrooted / android 2.2 / normal-sim / operator1 / my account) Nexus 4 (android 4.4.4 / micro-sim / operator2 / my account) Both smartphone are regurarly logged ...
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Would updating my rooted Sony Xperia Z brick it?

I updated my phone, rooted it and then realized the current version isn't the latest, so I would like to update it. Is there any chance my Xperia Z would brick? Or do I have to unroot it first?
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Complications with the Galaxy note 2

I have been asked by a friend to have a look at his mobile, it's the Note 2 (N7100). Symptoms Phone being unable to connect to any discovered network and Super User being present on the phone as ...
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Unroot my phone in recovery mode

I've just updated a firmware from archos website (OTA972121_8916_V007049.zip) for the archos 40 titanium. I reboot in recovery mode, and after plugin the USB, I selected update from ADB. SO I ran ...
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Does factory resetting a rooted phone unroot it? [duplicate]

Does factory resetting a rooted phone unroot it? Does it vary by ROM - I'm on CyanogenMod 11 M7 Nexus 4, will it?
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GT-I9000 keeps rebooting after a rooting attempt

My phone (Samsung GT-I9000 android , version 2.3.6, kernel JVI) after doing the *2767#3855 factory format method couldn't detect my SIM card, I tried many times, with other SIM card of this operator ...
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Phone restarts when I reboot into Recovery

I have an android phone, Qmobile A500. Which last night I tried to Root, I tried out a new software instead of Bin4ry to root my phone. MtkDroidTools was used by me. Which in turn shell rooted my cell ...
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How to root Samsung Galaxy Ace II X

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace II X smartphone, and for various reasons, would like to root it. It is running android version 4.0.4. How exactly do I root it? Should I download the necessary files, or ...
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System App Permissions

I have an application that needs root permissions to run. No biggie, all of my personal devices are rooted, so I am very comfortable with the process. The problem is that this application is to be ...
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Formating and reinstaling OS on Galaxy S4

Someone put CyanogenMod on my T-Mobile Galaxy S4. So I tried to unroot and return to the original by watching this Youtube video and using this method.This is what I have gotten from the phone: Odin ...
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How to re-lock Android bootloader?

I've unlocked my Nexus 5 by using CF-Auto-Root. I want to undo my actions and return the device to its original state: unrooted and locked. How can I do this?
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Tethering with locked boot loader

A recent OTA update to KitKat removed the ability to tether my phone. I feel very frustrated by this bait and switch since I bought the phone for its ability to tether. The workaround is apparently to ...
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Installing KitKat on rooted Jelly bean Nexus 7

I have a nexus 7 2012, and I have it rooted, running TWRP recovery and Franco kernel. I want to update to KitKat, and I have the OTA queued (but that won't work since I'm rooted) and I have the file ...
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Can't “Wipe data/Factory reset” due to broken power button

Alright, so a little background: lately my Epic 4G touch has been acting up (restarting when it feels like it, power button won't work, going from 100% power to 20%, etc) and I decided to take ...
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Rooted, Encrypted Galaxy Note 8" stuck in bootloop!

I am a noob. In a nutshell, I poked at things I shouldn't have after rooting/encrypting my galaxy note 8" tablet (GT-N5110) and now it continuously loops through the boot up screen. It gives me just ...
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How to uninstall framaroot

i search in google and i can't find some easy way to uninstall the application (it can't be found in the play store apps). How i can uninstall (or delete) framaroot? Thanks Update: I suscefully ...
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Unrooting Stratospehre

I have a Stratosphere that I rooted a while back, but ever since, it has not been able to perform a system update. It would restart and everything, but then the update notification would still be ...
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nroot/unbrick Galaxy S2 SGH-T989

I am having problems trying to go to this screen but the process ends me up on this screen My process: Turn off device Hold power volume up and down until a vibration Event: shows the end ...
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backing up system image before rooting: please help

I have a Samsung Galaxy S III i9300. On Windows 7 there is something called a recovery partition which contains a full compressed image of the operating system from which Windows 7 can be installed. ...
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Will reseting my device to factory setting unroot and remove superuser? [duplicate]

As the title says, if I reset my rooted nexus 4 to factory settings will it be unrooted relocked and superuser uninstalled?
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I Need help unrooting my device

Device: HTC Inspire 4g. My Device was having some hardware issues, so i complained to AT&T and offered to send me a new device. I have to now return my old device but it is ROOTED. I do not ...
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Revert samsung galaxy S2 to original OS

I have a rooted galaxy S2 with cyanogenmod 10.1 but I would like to revert it to the original OS. How can I do that?
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Rooted, then flashed, now not able to root again /system is always read-only

I rooted my Android ICS with some script. It was rooted then I installed and removed some system application. Then I formatted the device and re-installed the ICS. Now when I try to root it again it ...
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Unrooting and flashing HTC One V to stock ROM

I've rooted and flashed my HTC One V to Paranoid Android, but I think it's developing a hardware problem (dead pixels on the screen and unmanageable lag). I want to take it back to the store to get ...
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I rooted my phone, but I never flashed the ROM and I never flashed the recovery, then I unrooted it. Can you tell its been rooted?

I am using a Samsung Galaxy Pocket (GT-S5300) which has Android Gingerbread 2.3.6. I rooted the phone by applying update.zip through the recovery console. I installed titanium backup free, and ROM ...
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Can't update or unroot Droid Bionic, or reinstall deleted apps

Details: Running Android 2.3.4 System Version 5.9.905.XT875 I rooted my Droid Bionic using SuperOneClick. Stupidly, I didn't backup my ROM at any point before beginning to tinker with it. The only ...
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Phone restarting over and over after rooting Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i

I rooted my Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830i from the link given below- http://theunlockr.com/2012/11/22/how-to-root-the-samsung-galaxy-ace-s5830/ However after rooting it, it is restarting again and again. ...