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    Ok, I've checked my S3 in Recovery mode and my binary says "No" but my system status in settings says "modified". This means it's still rooted right? Any of you know of a good, simple unroot method I can follow to get my device status back to normal?
    I've done a factory reset and the status still says "modified"?

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    Is Super Su app installed on your phone? Download root checker form the app store to verify that you're rooted. If you are rooted and have SuperSu on your phone, you can unroot from within the app.
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    What version of Android is on your phone? (4.1.2, 4.3....) And did you ever accept the 4.3 OTA or apply the 4.3 update via Kies? The answers to those questions will affect the answer to your question.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

    LG G3 on Sprint. [Stumped and Bumped, Debloated, Startup apps managed, Trickster, Nova Prime, Swiftkey, G3 Tweakbox]--> Runs smooth as silk, now.
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    Ok, root checker says "sorry, this device does not have proper root access". So why does my device status still say "modified". I did have Super SU. I did un root via that app. and thought I was unrooted. But somewhere in here (forums) stated that if your device status says modified that is an indication you're rooted. Hence why I assumed I was someway still rooted. Apparently though the phone is not capable of getting OTA updates while the status is modified. That's why I'm trying to get that status back to normal. So I can get updates. I am running 4.1.2 and the phone hasn't had an update since I rooted about 6 months or so ago. I really appreciate you guy's help! I love this website!

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    Unfortunately, superSU really doesn't take you back to stock configuration. It disables root access, but that's all.

    Since you posted in the Sprint forum, I'm assuming you have a Sprint phone. If that's not the case, DO NOT FOLLOW this advice.

    The best way to unroot a Sprint phone,, I think, is described here: [UPDATED 12/30/2012][Sprint Only]UnRoot and Return to stock

    But in order to run the first part of that procedure, to get rid of the modified status, you need to be rooted. You could follow the steps here: [GUIDE] UPDATED: How to Root Your Sprint Galaxy S3 bu there might be a simpler way.

    IF you still have a custom recovery (CWM or TWRP) try this first, and if it doesn't work you can follow the procedure I linked to, or reroot with whatever method you used before. If you don't have a custom recovery, you'll need to reroot from the beginning:

    1. Download the SuperSU flashable zip from here: UPDATE-SuperSU-v1.65.zip | by upndwn4par for Galaxy S 3 Note the countdown timer on the right. Wait for it to hit zero, then download from any of the mirror sites that appear.
    2. Copy that zip file to your phone's memory or SD card. DO NOT unzip the file.
    3. Boot into recovery, and install the SuperSU zip, then reboot the phone.
    4. Check to see if you've regained root. If so, follow the unroot and return to stock procedure linked above. This will actually return your phone to Android 4.0.x. You'll be notified of 3 OTAs. The first two are Android 4.1.2, the 3rd will be Android 4.3.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

    LG G3 on Sprint. [Stumped and Bumped, Debloated, Startup apps managed, Trickster, Nova Prime, Swiftkey, G3 Tweakbox]--> Runs smooth as silk, now.
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    Thank you so much for the advice... I will give an update of my results (if it worked or not) after I try it out! Appreciate it!

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    OK got a "Failed to very whole-life signature" message when I tried to download in recovery mode the easy SU root method way. I guess I'll wait to get to a computer to try again another way... Sigh...
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    *verify

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    I was wondering what a "whole-life signature" was.
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

    LG G3 on Sprint. [Stumped and Bumped, Debloated, Startup apps managed, Trickster, Nova Prime, Swiftkey, G3 Tweakbox]--> Runs smooth as silk, now.
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    Ok, all is well and root is gone! Yay, thanks so much for your help. In on 4.3 now, and status says "official".

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    I was wondering if the procedure also works if I am already operating on 4.3? The link says DO NOT FOLLOW THIS PROCEDURE IF YOUR PHONE HAS RECEIVED THE OFFICIAL UPDATE TO ANDROID 4.3. ATTEMPTING THIS PROCEDURE WITH A PHONE WHICH HAS BEEN UPDATED TO ANDROID 4.3 WILL PROBABLY HARD BRICK YOUR PHONE.
    I need to return to stock to update to 4.4.

    Sprint GS3
    Stock Rooted
    4.3
    Last edited by tyyoung; 05-27-2014 at 08:02 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyyoung View Post
    I need to return to stock to update to 4.4.
    No you don't. Instead of using Odin to revert to a prior ROM, and then waiting for the OTA again, just use Odin to install 4.4.2. There's a link to the ROM here: [FULL RESTORE][TAR] Stock ND8 Odin FLASHABLE [4.4.2] - xda-developers
    PLEASE, when asking for help provide as much information as possible. We can't help unless we know what the symptoms are and what you did before they began.

    LG G3 on Sprint. [Stumped and Bumped, Debloated, Startup apps managed, Trickster, Nova Prime, Swiftkey, G3 Tweakbox]--> Runs smooth as silk, now.
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    hi friends im new to android central friend my deviece is rooted with super su how can i un root my mbl im using 4.2.1 android version and my mbl is cellkon a15
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    Hello and welcome to the forums!
    Quote Originally Posted by Hari Ganeshz View Post
    how can i un root
    If you open the SuperSU application, select the SETTINGS tab, then scroll down to the section titled 'CLEANUP' you'll find an item labeled 'Full unroot' - try that.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    Hey I'm getting a message every morning saying that "my phone did not read the sim your device will restart in order to read it" when I restart it has usually stayed the same way. I'm thinking this has to do something with the device and not the Sim card. I'm about to unroot my device to see if this problems goes away but first I would like to know your recommendations! 💪😉(my callsign lol) and
    thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jambas10 View Post
    I'm about to unroot my device to see if this problems goes away
    Did the problem start when you rooted your device? If not it's highly unlikely that unrooting it will solve the problem.
    Frankly the easiest thing to try is a new SIM card. If that doesn't pan out then it's possible that it's the SIM tray. http://mobiletechvideos.mybigcommerc...d-tray-repair/

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
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    Thanks. I unrooted My device and it didnt do it but I rooted it again so I hope that by tomorrow I will see if it was a thing by rooting it or not. If not I will get a new Sim card.
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    Am using Samsung galaxy s5
    Model:SM-G900F

    I had root acess viaa odin..
    now i want to unroot it..
    and i tried via SuperSU.

    root checker says "sorry, this device does
    not have proper root access". So why does my
    device status still say "modified". I did have
    Super SU. I did un root via that app. and
    thought I was unrooted. But somewhere in
    here (forums) stated that if your device
    status says modified that is an indication
    you're rooted. Hence why I assumed I was
    someway still rooted. Apparently though the
    phone is not capable of getting OTA updates
    while the status is modified. That's why I'm
    trying to get that status back to normal.

    So
    I can get updates. I am running 4.4.2 and
    the phone hasn't had an update since I
    rooted about 2 months or so ago.

    Help me pls
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    Welcome to the forums!
    Quote Originally Posted by sshoaib View Post
    Apparently though the
    phone is not capable of getting OTA updates
    while the status is modified.
    You need to use Odin to reload the stock firmware - that should take care of your modified status. Look here for your firmware - select your device in the drop-down list in the upper left corner.

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