1. SeizeA7X's Avatar
    First off howdy everyone! I recently had a friend sell me his Galaxy S3. He rooted it with something like Liquid Smooth i believe. I'm trying to unroot the phone and put it back to factory settings. How can this be done? I've tried the hold down power button, home button, and volume up button down at the same time and got to a menu. There I tapped on factory wipe i believe but after it powers up the root is still there. Please any info would be great.
    02-10-2013 09:20 PM
  2. mhinc's Avatar
    First off howdy everyone! I recently had a friend sell me his Galaxy S3. He rooted it with something like Liquid Smooth i believe. I'm trying to unroot the phone and put it back to factory settings. How can this be done? I've tried the hold down power button, home button, and volume up button down at the same time and got to a menu. There I tapped on factory wipe i believe but after it powers up the root is still there. Please any info would be great.
    It's my understanding that you would have to use the same software that was used to root, to restore it to normal. So I would make sure it was Liquid Smooth, install it and unroot then do a factory reset.
    02-11-2013 04:42 AM
  3. SeizeA7X's Avatar
    Would anyone happen to know where I could download the Liquid Smooth root software so I could restore it to normal?
    02-11-2013 05:36 AM
  4. mhinc's Avatar
    Would anyone happen to know where I could download the Liquid Smooth root software so I could restore it to normal?
    [ROM] LiquidSmooth-JellyBean v2.0 RC5 [10/12/12] - xda-developers
    02-11-2013 04:50 PM
  5. DroidXcon's Avatar
    Flashing the above would most likely brick his device since it is a Galaxy Nexus Rom and not meant for the S3.

    First off howdy everyone! I recently had a friend sell me his Galaxy S3. He rooted it with something like Liquid Smooth i believe. I'm trying to unroot the phone and put it back to factory settings. How can this be done? I've tried the hold down power button, home button, and volume up button down at the same time and got to a menu. There I tapped on factory wipe i believe but after it powers up the root is still there. Please any info would be great.
    You need to provide us with what model S3 you have as returning to stock will be different per carrier and model. you can either provide us with the information here in this thread or go to the S3 forums and find your carrier model , look for the answer there or ask in your specific carrier S3 variant

    http://forums.androidcentral.com/samsung-galaxy-s3/
    02-11-2013 05:15 PM
  6. SeizeA7X's Avatar
    I have the Verizon S3 SCH-i535
    02-11-2013 05:36 PM
  7. DroidXcon's Avatar
    I have the Verizon S3 SCH-i535
    you can follow the directions here to return to stock
    http://forums.androidcentral.com/ver...e-10-23-a.html

    if you need help message me and let me know and ill do my best to assist you
    02-11-2013 05:51 PM
  8. SeizeA7X's Avatar
    This seems like such a long and tedious process just to put it back to normal - seems like such a risk
    02-11-2013 08:44 PM
  9. DroidXcon's Avatar
    This seems like such a long and tedious process just to put it back to normal - seems like such a risk
    Its actually very simple just seems long .

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    02-12-2013 12:27 AM
  10. Rukbat's Avatar
    The question is why you want to "unroot" the phone. Being rooted doesn't do anything that would prevent you from using the phone as an unrooted phone.

    (BTW, flashing a new ROM and rooting aren't the same thing, although almost all ROMs are rooted.)
    02-12-2013 01:10 PM

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