Results 1 to 10 of 10
Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Hello_Robert
  1. Thread Author  Thread Author    #1  

    Default Can't unroot, am I screwed?

    Hey all,

    rooting rookie here.

    I rooted my bionic a few months back to take advantage of hotspot. I rooted through pete's root, have superuser.

    never flashed my rom, so i'm still on stock. Using system version: 5.9.905

    I tried to unroot through pete's root again, but it gave me an adb error on the last step.

    I tried to unroot via es file explorer, but when I try to check off root explorer, it says superuser denied permission.

    I need to unroot it to send back to verizon for warranty. Received the new phone today. Prior to that I did a factory reset. Could that have messed up my root?

    Also, when I use Root Checker and run "Verify Root Access", superuser denies it too, and the results in root checker say :"Sorry! This device does not have proper root access".

    What does that mean, and which steps can I take to unroot it to completely stock?

    Will Verizon void my warranty if I just send it in like that? If so, then i'd rather save the money and put it towards the next nexus.


    Thanks!! And sorry if this has been answered several times, I've searched through the threads but did not come across a problem that described the same issues as mine.

    Also, if it helps, I don't think I did a recovery, so that's out of the window.

    Thanks!
  2. #2  
    WebOS Refugee's Avatar

    Posts
    244 Posts
    ROM
    Stock, rooted JB

    Default Re: Can't unroot, am I screwed?

    My guess would be that the file permissions have gotten hosed in some fashion. I had to do some work on my phone a while back, including a factory reset, after which Titanium Backup (which requires root) complained about those permissions, asked whether it was okay to repair them, did so, and all was well.

    In the absence of TB, you might try just rerunning Pete's to see whether it overwrites the current permissions with the required ones.
  3. Thread Author  Thread Author    #3  

    Default Re: Can't unroot, am I screwed?

    Thanks, I will try that now.
  4. Thread Author  Thread Author    #4  

    Default Re: Can't unroot, am I screwed?

    didn't do it for me. Do you have any other suggestions that I could try?
  5. Thread Author  Thread Author    #5  

    Default Re: Can't unroot, am I screwed?

    this is the error message I get from pete's

    ERROR: adb could not be granted root access

    Try again from the start, but if the problem continues, check your version
    of Gingerbread -- hopefully you don't have a version where this exploit
    was fixed.
  6. #6  

    Default Re: Can't unroot, am I screwed?

    Might be late on my reply here...But Pete's no longer works on the Bionic, Motofail will work for you...and I have used Ginger unroot from the Market to unroot my bionic in the pas,t it worked Great.
  7. #7  
    WebOS Refugee's Avatar

    Posts
    244 Posts
    ROM
    Stock, rooted JB

    Default Re: Can't unroot, am I screwed?

    You might also try this option, mentioned by SamuriHL in another forum yesterday.
  8. #8  

    Default Re: Can't unroot, am I screwed?

    Download rsd lite 5.7.... find a vzx. 902 file that is stock. Put ur phone in fastboot mode.. flash the vzx file to your phone... then update OTA to. 905.. done..

    Good luck..

    :droid:
    bradenfontaine likes this.
  9. #9  

    Default Re: Can't unroot, am I screwed?

    Get the app called ginger unroot...worked great for me

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Android Central Forums
  10. #10  
    mud.pony's Avatar

    Posts
    26 Posts
    Global Posts
    28 Global Posts

    Default Re: Can't unroot, am I screwed?

    Cancelled, figured out my own answer to my question .
    Last edited by MetalNdn; 10-22-2012 at 08:59 PM.

Similar Threads

  1. Can't UNroot
    By androgk in forum HTC EVO 4G Rooting, ROMs, and Hacks
    Replies: 40
    Last Post: 01-26-2012, 09:27 PM
  2. Can't unroot using OneClick Uninstaller
    By nmoreman in forum Epic 4G Rooting, ROMs, and Hacks
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 12-06-2010, 09:57 AM
  3. So I rooted on 2.1, updated to OTA 2.2, and now I can't unroot. Help/advice?
    By mike86325#ac in forum Motorola X Rooting, ROMs, and Hacks
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 10-13-2010, 02:58 PM
  4. Am i screwed?
    By butta75 in forum Motorola Droid Rooting, ROMs and Hacks
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-11-2010, 11:48 PM
  5. Can i unroot my evo to install froyo and then re-root it?
    By sergio_sss in forum HTC EVO 4G Rooting, ROMs, and Hacks
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 06-30-2010, 12:33 PM

Posting Permissions

B