How to tell if a phone is rooted?
I just bought a X off ebay and it should be here tomorrow. I left blackberry after realizing that Im paying the same money for a phone each month that cant do most of the things a droid can. I was very good at using and abusing the BB but my experiance with android is limited to a few months with a D inc. My real question is how do I know if the phone has been rooted and if so how do I put it back stock and then download GB? Anything you tell me will be a great help, thanks.
- 07-14-2011, 08:26 PM #2
Few ways. Most rooted users run clockwork. While the phone is on pull the battery then reinstall and boot. If it boots into some crazy looking screen then its rooted. Or dl a app in the market that needs root and see if it works. Also dl terminal emulator in the market open it you will see a $ type su and hit enter. If you get a super user request or a # your rooted. If you see the superuser icon in your apps your rooted.
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- 07-14-2011, 08:33 PM #3
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Re: How to tell if a phone is rooted?
To revert to stock, you'll want to research the term SBF. If you're a Windows user you'll want a program called RSD lite, if you're a Linux user you'll want sbf_flash. If you're a Mac user you need a better OS
There's plenty of info here on the subject, feel free to ask if you get stuck:
http://forums.androidcentral.com/mot...ng-roms-hacks/Galaxy Nexus (VZW)
Motorola Droid X (WiFi)/Motorola Droid 2 Global (VZW)
Motorola 9505A (Iridium)/HP Zeen (WiFi)
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