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    Default Does Restore factory settings take away unlock and root?

    I unlocked and rooted my Neuxs 5 on day one. Right now there seems to be a lot of junk in my phone so i wanna do a factroy reset from the settings menu. Will my phone be locked again and do I have to root it once more?
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    Default Re: Does Restore factory settings take away unlock and root?

    Quote Originally Posted by qq107 View Post
    I unlocked and rooted my Neuxs 5 on day one. Right now there seems to be a lot of junk in my phone so i wanna do a factroy reset from the settings menu. Will my phone be locked again and do I have to root it once more?
    Thanks!
    I think so and you'll lose all your data (from apps, pictures, music, videos, movies, etc.) so you should back everything up first. :thumbup:

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    Default Re: Does Restore factory settings take away unlock and root?

    Unlock is permanent so a factory reset will not lock. Cannot remember about root. It has been a long time since I rooted.

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    Default Re: Does Restore factory settings take away unlock and root?

    Your phone will be the way it came, unlocked and unrooted.
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    It will stay unlocked and rooted. However all of your apps, settings, and data will be deleted.

    It resets your phone as if you just flashed a new rom.

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    Default Re: Does Restore factory settings take away unlock and root?

    Quote Originally Posted by qq107 View Post
    I unlocked and rooted my Neuxs 5 on day one. Right now there seems to be a lot of junk in my phone so i wanna do a factroy reset from the settings menu. Will my phone be locked again and do I have to root it once more?
    Thanks!
    From my personal experience with rooting a factory reset will remove the root (it removes superSU or Superuser, which ever you have installed for root access). The unlock is 'deeper' than a factory reset goes. To go stock you need to flash the stock images.

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    Default Re: Does Restore factory settings take away unlock and root?

    I think all you have to do is simply reinstall superuser or SU....the phone will still be rooted but you need that superuser app to access root.

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    Default Re: Does Restore factory settings take away unlock and root?

    Quote Originally Posted by qq107 View Post
    I unlocked and rooted my Neuxs 5 on day one. Right now there seems to be a lot of junk in my phone so i wanna do a factroy reset from the settings menu. Will my phone be locked again and do I have to root it once more?
    Thanks!
    No!!! You will not lose root. I'm assuming your superuser app is in system/app. A factory reset wipes data and cache, not the system. The superuser (supersu?) app and the binary will be in the system if you flashed the supersu zip. An OTA update can possibly (most likely) make you loose root but it depends on what is actually updated. Your phone will always stay unlocked unless you run a command in fastboot, "fastboot oem lock." I imagine you can lock it with a toolkit also but I've never used any toolkits.
    Last edited by wantabe; 12-28-2013 at 07:45 AM.
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