1. Dedline81's Avatar
    Hey guys,

    I have been staring at my phone for 4 days now having fun with my first root experience, several great roms, and just trying to become as well rounded and skilled in the root world of cell phones. I will try and make this short, and any advice is appreciated.

    Current phone - Sprint Galaxy Note 2 SPH-L900
    Android 4.1.2
    Baseband Version - L900VPALJ1
    Kernal Version - 3.0.36 Perseus-alpha35
    Build number (ROM) - Lab Rats 2.2 MA7

    Since I have become pretty comfortable with the root process, I use TWRP recovery, and used ODIN 1.85. I want to become familiar and successful with completely UNROOTING, going back to PURE warranty returnable stock. I spent the last 3 days of my waking life researching forums on XDA Developers with little help or any at all on the posts for help and the information I got was varied with many different methods to accomplish this stock pursuit of unrooting. The only thing that has got me close to perfect unroot was the following:

    Started off and bought and installed Triangle Away from the Google Market. Ran the process through the app to reset my binary count. Rebooted through program, showed I had a 0 binary count after resetting which was great, but still had custom indicators in the download screen on boot. Through guides on youtube from Galaxynote2root.com I did the following. Rebooted into TWRP recovery, wiped my cache, dalv, system 3x to be safe, and hit reformat 3x, and rebooted back to a stock looking rom. Went through the setup process and realized after another reboot into download mode, I still showed a custom version or something in the screen but still had the 0 binary count. I rebooted and went through my apps and saw I had the SuperSU app still. I ran Root checker and found I was still rooted. I went into the SUper SU program like I saw in the video and hit UNROOT and let the app do its thing. I ran Rootchecker and wala, said I was no longer rooted. I rebooted into download mode, I now had everything back to normal it seemed. No custom showing, just official and 0 binary. I then rebooted into recovery mode and got stock android recover this time, not TWRP. I wiped everything doing a full data format. I then downloaded several different combination versions of a stock recovery from Samsung-updates.com which did not work in ODIN. As soon as I hit PDA in ODIN and hit start, when it hit recovery, it fails in the red box. I did this with version SPH-900VPALJC and L900VPALJ1 as far as stock roms. Both fail in ODIN. So I gave it a shot and in ODIN loaded recovery-stock-alj1-SPHL900 from the recovery folder in the Samsung Galaxy Note toolkit version 4.1 from xda developers site and it worked saying passed. I rebooted and got a stock looking startup process. Everything synced with my Google and Samsung accounts and I was at the stock looking home page of my GN2. I checked the kernal/rom version in system info and it was from some date in October 2012. So I tried for a day to get updates to newest through system updates and no luck. Never updated firmware or samsung software.

    Only thing I can think of from forums is I was at around 34% battery life while doing all this stuff cause I was on it all day. Other than that I tried everything I could gather from online forums and youtube to get phone back to factory stock condition. So atm, I am running rooted with Labrats rom until someone can help me. Please try, I would greatly appreciate it. I am going out of my mind doing research but just do not have the knowledge a lot of you already have. Thank you and I look forward to your help.

    OH any with any rom as of yesterday, I am annoyed with a system update available over and over and over and it wont go away.
    05-04-2013 02:01 AM
  2. Rdean61's Avatar
    I'm also new to rooting and have been wondering about how to return to stock. This may be stupid, but what happens if a person does a "factory data and reset"?
    Hey guys,

    I have been staring at my phone for 4 days now having fun with my first root experience, several great roms, and just trying to become as well rounded and skilled in the root world of cell phones. I will try and make this short, and any advice is appreciated.

    Current phone - Sprint Galaxy Note 2 SPH-L900
    Android 4.1.2
    Baseband Version - L900VPALJ1
    Kernal Version - 3.0.36 Perseus-alpha35
    Build number (ROM) - Lab Rats 2.2 MA7

    Since I have become pretty comfortable with the root process, I use TWRP recovery, and used ODIN 1.85. I want to become familiar and successful with completely UNROOTING, going back to PURE warranty returnable stock. I spent the last 3 days of my waking life researching forums on XDA Developers with little help or any at all on the posts for help and the information I got was varied with many different methods to accomplish this stock pursuit of unrooting. The only thing that has got me close to perfect unroot was the following:

    Started off and bought and installed Triangle Away from the Google Market. Ran the process through the app to reset my binary count. Rebooted through program, showed I had a 0 binary count after resetting which was great, but still had custom indicators in the download screen on boot. Through guides on youtube from Galaxynote2root.com I did the following. Rebooted into TWRP recovery, wiped my cache, dalv, system 3x to be safe, and hit reformat 3x, and rebooted back to a stock looking rom. Went through the setup process and realized after another reboot into download mode, I still showed a custom version or something in the screen but still had the 0 binary count. I rebooted and went through my apps and saw I had the SuperSU app still. I ran Root checker and found I was still rooted. I went into the SUper SU program like I saw in the video and hit UNROOT and let the app do its thing. I ran Rootchecker and wala, said I was no longer rooted. I rebooted into download mode, I now had everything back to normal it seemed. No custom showing, just official and 0 binary. I then rebooted into recovery mode and got stock android recover this time, not TWRP. I wiped everything doing a full data format. I then downloaded several different combination versions of a stock recovery from Samsung-updates.com which did not work in ODIN. As soon as I hit PDA in ODIN and hit start, when it hit recovery, it fails in the red box. I did this with version SPH-900VPALJC and L900VPALJ1 as far as stock roms. Both fail in ODIN. So I gave it a shot and in ODIN loaded recovery-stock-alj1-SPHL900 from the recovery folder in the Samsung Galaxy Note toolkit version 4.1 from xda developers site and it worked saying passed. I rebooted and got a stock looking startup process. Everything synced with my Google and Samsung accounts and I was at the stock looking home page of my GN2. I checked the kernal/rom version in system info and it was from some date in October 2012. So I tried for a day to get updates to newest through system updates and no luck. Never updated firmware or samsung software.

    Only thing I can think of from forums is I was at around 34% battery life while doing all this stuff cause I was on it all day. Other than that I tried everything I could gather from online forums and youtube to get phone back to factory stock condition. So atm, I am running rooted with Labrats rom until someone can help me. Please try, I would greatly appreciate it. I am going out of my mind doing research but just do not have the knowledge a lot of you already have. Thank you and I look forward to your help.

    OH any with any rom as of yesterday, I am annoyed with a system update available over and over and over and it wont go away.
    05-04-2013 06:48 AM
  3. Dedline81's Avatar
    I am waiting for some answers to help. Lets cross our fingers!
    05-04-2013 06:57 AM

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