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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How do I prep my rooted and moded phone for resale?

I have a rooted MyTouch 3G (HTC Magic) that I want to sell to help defray the cost of my new phone. I have been running CyanogenMod on the phone. My problem lies in the fact that I don't really want ...
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Is it possible to unroot a device?

Once a device has been rooted, is it possible to unroot? I also want to keep my data, so can I unroot without wiping/re-imaging? If so, how difficult is this?
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Can I unroot my phone

My GPS is broken, and I want to replace it or have it repaired. Is there a way to unroot a samsung galaxy s 4G t-mobile back to the factory conditions?
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How can I remove traces of my phone ever being rooted?

I rooted my phone and then an update unrooted it. I described my story here . I am glad that the update unrooted it, I was also planning on doing it myself. What can I do to make sure that all traces ...
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What is an RUU?

I read that it stands for "ROM Update Utility". What does it do? How is it run? What partitions does it affect? How does it unroot a phone? Can I accidentally use the wrong RUU on my phone?
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How do I restore my rooted Motorola Droid back to completely stock and unrooted?

I'm thinking about unrooting and going back to completely stock, vanilla Android on my Droid. How can I do this?
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Root and then unroot afterwards?

On my device, I have a bunch of stock applications. Some of them I don't need. Some of them are outdated. Here's what I want to do: Root my device. Uninstall all my unnecessary apps (no changing of ...
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Root no longer root

I rooted my nexus one and successfully used a lot of root-only apps. But one day all these apps stopped working, saying I don't have root. Terminal emulator says "permission denied" for everything ...
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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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Preparing A500 for warranty service

I have a rooted A500 with HC3.2 and I strongly believe that the focus problem is hardware. Since I'm under warranty I don't think I'll waste my time and send the tablet to repair. Two questions: How ...
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How to unroot my TF101

The backlight on my Asus Transformer broke and i need to send it in for repair. I bought the tablet used already rooted. I have no idea which root it is, and I can't see anything on the screen. I ...
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Bricked? Evo 4G while trying to Unroot

I am an idiot, first and foremost. I was running an older version of CM7 and just bought an Evo 3D. I decided to sell my Evo 4G online, and went to unroot it. I ran the original software RUU ...
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What if I accidentally checked CDMA/LTE instead of GSM/HPA+ in the Galaxy Nexus Root Toolkit?

I tried to use WugFresh's Galaxy Nexus Root Toolkit to root my device, but I accidentally selected CDMLA/LTE while I have a GSM model. I tried flashing CWM recovery afterwards, but it didn't work. ...
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Permanent Changes After Un-rooting

I've been playing around with rooting and I'm enjoying it (because I like to tinker). However, I have noticed that my applications tend to force close on me very frequently (particularly in Bugless ...
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want to get my Droid back to stock, but don't want to reinstall apps

I foolishly rooted my Motorola Droid and fumbled around until I got Cyanogenmod 6.1.0-RC3-Droid installed on the thing. There's really no reason I should have done this, however. It didn't exactly ...
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What can I expect if I unroot my Droid?

I am thinking about rooting my Moto Droid but I don't know much about the subject, I've been doing some reading, but I'd like to know: If I were to root and then wanted to unroot later on for some ...
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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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Latest Cyanogenmod doesn't want to be rooted?

I just saw that if I need to install the latest Cyanogenmod on my tab (Galaxy Tab 2 7 (GT-P3113)) I don't need to root it. Is this true? Any one have more information on this? So will it be easy to ...
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I rooted my phone. Now apps cannot connect to the internet but browsers work fine

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y and rooted it a few days ago. After that I set up a few apps and granted them access to root permissions (via the Superuser app). I allowed root to all apps that requested ...
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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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How do I unroot my Evo (using unrevoked 3.21)

O.k so I have an H.T.C Evo with Froyo 2.2, and I recently rooted it using unRevoked 3.21 but now i'm having some issues with my phone and would like to return it back to sprint. How do I remove the ...
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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. ...
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How to revert back to stock rom for Galaxy S 2? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I did the whole exercise and rooted my Swiss Sunrise 2.3.4 Galaxy S II ending up installing CM9 and the ICS ...
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Problem upgrading N1 to Android 2.3

I have a once-rooted Nexus one. Since then I unrooted it to enable automatic upgrades, and currently have a stock 2.2. I got the notification to upgrade my OS (to 2.3 I assume), but after my phone ...
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How easy is it to return to stock after rooting with Unrevoked?

I have found the following link for rooting several Android devices: link text It seems quite easy to root, but how difficult is it to go back to unrooted once you've rooted?
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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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How to unroot a GSM Galaxy Nexus without reverting to the stock ROM

I recently rooted and unlocked the Bootloader on my Galaxy Nexus — direct from Google — using this method. Upon doing so my phone reverted to the stock Jelly Bean ROM I had just after upgrading. All ...
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Samsung S3 i9300 rooted with Heimdall. Am I able to unroot with ODIN?

I rooted my phone with the Samsung Galaxy S III: Full Update Guide I stumbled when I tried to flash the CyanogenMod. I do not get the install from zip file command while in the ClockworkMod recovery ...
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Rooted HD2 shows unrooted as status

I have successfully installed Android Gingerbread 2.3.2 on my HTC HD2 device. While installing the DSTV app, I first tried to unroot it for sometime using the VoodooOTA Rootkeeper app. The problem is ...
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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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Can I restore my HTC Hero to its stock ROM?

I have a rooted HTC Hero with the latest Cyanogen mod installed on it. I'd like to get it back to its stock status, restoring the original, official ROM and unrooting it. Is this possible? I have ...
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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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How to unroot HTC Droid Incredible rooted to Unrevoked?

How can I unroot a Droid Incredible with Unrevoked Forever to CyanogenMod?
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How can I unroot OG Droid Gingerbread to latest stock firmware

I want to unroot my Motorola Droid from CyanogenMod 7 RC (Gingerbread 2.3.3) to the latest version of stock Froyo. I've been told there's some complications that can happen because of the new file ...
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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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Why can't I get s=ON on my MyTouch 4g?

I have followed the following 2 tutorials on how to unroot and get S=ON on the MyTouch 4g: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=834225 I have successfully reverted to the stock ROM and ...
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Is there an easy way to un-root Android 2.2 on Droid X rooted via z4root?

Is there an easy way to un-root Android 2.2 on Droid X rooted via z4root? The reason is that I would like to apply a Gingerbread 2.3 update from Verizon, and that update ALWAYS fails to install. ...
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Revert back to factory defaults after rooting and installing CM7

Rooting your Android and flashing CM7 seems pretty straightforward (SGS2 as an example). I'm a complete notice and notice that you have to replace the recovery partition thingy in the process. Lots ...
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Is unroot still possible in this case?

I have an LG Optimus One ( LGP500 ) running 2.2 and I rooted it using the z4root tool, version 1.0. From what I saw, back then it didn't have an unroot option. In the meantime, I did an update using ...
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Unroot an SLCD Droid Incredible

I remember when I first rooted my SLCD Droid Incredible I had to use a special version of ClockworkMod because the original version would "Screen Brick" SLCD Incredibles. If I were to unroot, are ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Bring HTC Wildfire back to the original rom

I am an HTC Wildfire user. I have successfully installed CyanogenMod 7.2 on my device, but after over a year of use I want to bring it back to the original HTC rom, if possibile. In order to do that I ...
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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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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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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 ...