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How to Unroot My Android Phone

Updated on December 14, 2013

How to Unroot Your Android Phone

Learn how simple it is unroot your Android Phone
Learn how simple it is unroot your Android Phone

Superuser

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The icon which is shown in your app drawer, which tells you whether your android phone is rooted or not.
The icon which is shown in your app drawer, which tells you whether your android phone is rooted or not.
The icon which is shown in your app drawer, which tells you whether your android phone is rooted or not.

Rooting isn't Permanent

Rooting an android phone provides the user with a phone that is highly customizable and has unlimited possibilities.

Most people out there are afraid to root their phone cause of three basic reasons:

1. It Voids your Warranty : i.e once you have rooted your phone, nearly every company has declared it in their Terms and Conditions, that rooting your Android Phone will void or make your warranty null.

2. Getting your Android Phone Bricked : Sometimes whilst rooting, there is a possibility of your phone getting bricked, i.e your phone being completely dead. Till date this has never happened to me nor has it happened to anyone i know personally, though if you do a Google search, you will find out that there are methods to un-brick your android phone.

3. Unable to Unroot an Android Phone : This is absolutely false. Rooting an android phone is most definitely not permanent. Your android phone can be unrooted as easily as it can be rooted.

So as you can see, there is absolutely no need to worry about rooting your Android phone. Rooting your phone will provide you with features and possibilities beyond your imagination.

Unrooting Your Android Phone : Now for those of you who have rooted your Android Phones and need to unroot it cause of warranty issues or any other reason that you may have, well given below are two of the simplest methods to do so.


Unroot Your Android Phone :

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Before You Begin Unrooting :

There are three simple but very important things that you need to perform before you start or begin to unroot your android phone are :

1. Backup your Data : Backup all your data onto your SD (Memory) card or if your using just your phones internal memory, then backup all your data onto your PC.

Backup whatever data you feel is important to you such as Messages, Contacts (though these are usually synced with your Google account), Apps, Photos, Videos, etc.

Apps to help you backup your data are easily available for free on Google Play.

Or you could click here to see a collection of these apps.

2. Charge Your Phone : One of the most important things you need to do is charge your android phone to a min of 75% at least. You don't want you phone going off during the unrooting process..

3. Download the unroot File : Just like how you downloaded the root file when you rooted your phone, similarly you now have to download the unroot file and most importantly place it in your memory card.

You can perform a Google search by typing the model of your phone followed by unroot file.

In case you are not able to find the file, then there's no need to worry as you can use the alternate method of unrooting your android phone as given below :


CWM Recovery

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CWM is the most used recovery mode by all rooted android phone users as it offers a range of features that the stock recovery does not.
CWM is the most used recovery mode by all rooted android phone users as it offers a range of features that the stock recovery does not.
CWM is the most used recovery mode by all rooted android phone users as it offers a range of features that the stock recovery does not.

How to Unroot Your Android Phone :

Method 1 :

1. Switch/ Turn off your Android Phone.

2. Now Boot your phone in Recovery Mode.

  • You can do this by pressing and holding the HOME and POWER button down together simultaneously .
  • Keep it pressed and don't let go till after the Android boot logo comes up on the screen and the Recovery mode opens. You can now let go.
  • In the Recovery mode you gotta use the volume buttons to scroll up and down cause as a safety mechanism your touch screen won't work.

3. Now, scroll down to the second option, i.e " Apply update from sdcard " and select it by pressing the HOME button.

4. This should open up your memory card displaying all your files. Now, scroll down and select the " unroot " file that you had placed in your SD card earlier. (In case you have saved it in a folder, then scroll to that folder, open it and select the file using the VOLUME buttons for scrolling and HOME button for selecting.)

5. It'll now ask you to confirm the installation, say yes.

6. Once the installation has been successfully completed, go back to the main screen and select the " Reboot System " option.

7. Once your phone has rebooted, open up the app drawer and look for the Superuser icon.

If you don't see it, then your android phone has been successfully unrooted.

See, it ain't all that difficult to unroot your android phone..


ES File Explorer

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ES File Explorer is a file explorer used to explorer, modify and delete the system files of your android phone.
ES File Explorer is a file explorer used to explorer, modify and delete the system files of your android phone.
ES File Explorer is a file explorer used to explorer, modify and delete the system files of your android phone.

How to Unroot Your Android Phone:

Method 2 :

If the above method doesn't work for you or in case you are not able to find an unroot file for your android phone, then don't worry cause there is another method.

1. Download and install the app " ES File Explorer ", it's freely available on Google Play. It's a file explorer used by people with rooted phones as it lets you access, modify and delete the system files that a normal explorer won't. You may use any other file explorers for rooted android phones as well if you are more familiar with them.

2. Now, open the file explorer, select the options button on your phone, go to the section "root settings" and select " Root explorer " and " Mount File System ".

3. Go back to the main screen of the app and select favorites in the left top corner of the screen and select the "/" symbol.

4. Now open the " system " folder and then the " app " folder and delete the " Superuser.apk " file.

Important: Do not delete any other file!

5. Now go back to the system folder and open the " xbin " folder and delete the following files :

1. busybox
2. sh
3. sqlite3
4. su
5. su-v1
6. su-v2
7. su-v3

Important: I repeat again " Do not delete any other file! "

7. Restart/ Reboot your phone and it should be unrooted once again.

Your Android Phone has now been successfully unrooted.

© 2013 Paiva

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      Victoria 4 years ago from Long Island N.Y

      Man, I wish this hub was around about a year ago when I tried unrooting my phone. I ended up freaking out thinking that I would never be able to fix unrooting (I just happened to see my warranty right after I did it lol)

      Luckily, I was able to fix it(I don't even remember how to be quite honest lol) =) This hub will definitely help out quite a few people!

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      Paiva 4 years ago from Goa, india

      Thanks :)

      A lot of people have been through the same experience and a lot more are afraid of rooting thinking that there's no going back..

      Just hope it helps people out.. :)

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      I only want to un-root my phone because I am definitely and seriously in need of a new one with a larger screen. It will also have an Android OS so I can transfer all of my calendar and contact info along with the same number so I need to have the same foolishness on a different phone, lol. Do you (as most Gods -er, ahem- Devs) still recommend Titanium Backup? I have something (along with T.B.) in which it not only backs up everything, but brings up the contacs and calendar in file formats I can actually read on my laptop when I copy them to the laptop.

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      I don't really use Titanium Backup, never liked it for some reason..

      Stick to the app your currently using as if what you say is true about being able to read the format on your laptop, then it's damn good.(ps. what's the name of the app?lol)

      Though you don't really need to worry about your contacts and calender data as they get sync'd automatically with your Google account.

      Remember you gotta turn on your sync though...

      The moment you sign in with the same Gmail ID on your new phone and run a sync, they'll get downloaded onto the new phone.

      You can even check it out online on your laptop to be sure..

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      Thanks for saying you don't like it because I hate it, lol. Takes too much space and all the hype it receives is just that, HYPE.

      I have been using Super Back Up: SMS (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.... It backs up all I need in ENGLISH and I might use it on my new phone. I do have another favorite back up app and that one was My Back Up Pro. I liked it so much I bought the app. A third one I use no matter what and that is Email My Texts and SMS and if something goes wrong I have Back Up to Gmail. Email My Text is better as it sends your texts and sms to your email just the way you were seeing them on your phone. Gonna come in really handy in court, lol.

      The carrier I'm using and the one I'm switching to are for Pre-paid accounts because the one I'm leaving won't be unlimited as far as texts and social apps anymore, (bummer for them, I was leaving them anyway), but I thought I should ask, since my number will be switched to the new carrier , should I unroot this phone? I'm not getting money for it, or selling it and it was something a friend gave me (she regrets it because her bill is so expensive for her iPhone), and it's waay passed warranty. Will they even need the phone itself?

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      There's no real need in unrooting it..

      Just format the entire thing (re-flash the ROM your using and don't sign in with your gmail account again on it).

      Since it's a prepaid I don't see any sense in returning it.

      Just see that you don't misplace the phone though so it doesn't fall into the wrong hands. The account should get automatically disconnected if you don't use or recharge it for a particular amount of time, i think.

      As for Super Back Up,yea I use it too.. lol :P

      Gonna install Email My Texts and SMS..seems like it could always come in handy :P

      Though now with whatsapp there, I hardly use SMS's anymore..

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      O.k. I have found in the last 24 hours what I don't like about a "legitimate" (if you can call it that) root are the included in the mods. I know they are probably useful, however, they take so much space on the phone. I tried taking a picture with my phone and I had no space left to do it on my old phone. Now, before when I rooted my old phone, I had lots of room and it wasn't even rooted correctly. I had no BusyBox and I never got a message that I needed it. It is when I rooted it correctly that I began to have a lot of problems that I didn't have when I didn't do it right. So why use things like BusyBox if they take up enormous amounts of space so you're phone and what is on it gets backed up to the phone. It's kinda frustrating or it could be that maybe the problems I'm having with my Live email account and nope I didn't get switched, but that's another irritating subject.

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      Which rom were you using?

      I've never had to install BusyBox separately..

      and in regards to the space issue, I used an app called S2E.

      http://androidroothacks.blogspot.in/2013/02/sites-...

      Got your new phone btw?

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      That Cynogen Mod, on my poor Optimus M690. Not only did it pack it full to the gills, downloading was so slow, it took me 30 minutes to download from the play store!! I freaked waay out!

      I got the LG (I swear I'm addicted to LG AND ANDROID LOL) Venice. I just can't get over how I can actually KEEP the font on large, lol.

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      Haha lol :D So am guessing you ain't gonna root the Venice :P

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      Oh on the contrary, I can't wait to do it! Don't get me wrong, i'm sold (or not, lol) on rooting, it's become like breathing only with cynogen, I wheezed so loud I had to grab the inhaler a spray it on my phone, lol. It was so sad that I couldn't make this work, so I asked on this forum and they treated me like Android Typhoid woman. Most of the time, I got by with uninstalling things I shouldn't have like the other day I had to uninstall Lucky Patcher because the update for it would not install because the phone is so full and if I had know you have to be a vein surgeon (or the equivalent there of) to uninstall BusyBox, I never would have installed it! And the SuperUser, i don't even want to start with that, but it seems that it was the start. I kept getting this message, I forget what it was but I did go to the developer site and found that A LOT of people got this same exact message. One person found a solution and he uninstalled it. I couldn't uninstall mine and neither could others and at the time there was a storm and my internet had gotten temporarily janky, so I installed SU elite which was all I had and I have not seen the message since but on my Optimus I have both reg. SU and SU Elite. But it hid the SU Elite Wiget making it a it like a pariah app, lol. Yet, I can see it when I use the explorers and managing applications. Gee, I almost sound like I know stuff, lol, don't be fooled (talking to myself).

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      Just typed like this huge thing..hit send and guess what, my net gets cut..urgh.

      Well anyway gonna copy it this time before posting.lol :P

      What I was saying is that whoa! :o your like the first woman I've met who's soo into rooting..and love that sense of humour of yours :D

      Gotta admit you probably know more about android rooting than most of my guy friends (alooot more than em) and probably more than me too (worried face).

      Usually when my phone crashes I just reflash and wipe out the whole thing.

      Though I've only had to do that for one ROM I think, usually I stick to the stable ROM's unless it's got some really impressive features.

      The moment a new ROM's out, it's gotta be there on my phone, so I flash my phone pretty often.

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      Hope you're internet didn't get cut, saying that myself, I'm on borrowed time. It's a toss-up when it will go down but it WILL get paid. With a lot of the disabled, you will find that most of us have to have thee internet to "get out of the house" being that it's the only way some of us see the outside world! That is why I love, love, love my phone. I have the internet of my closest friends saved on it, lol.

      Is there something else special I should need besides good backup to create a Rom for my phone in case I um, err, ahem, make it mad? lol.

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      Nah.. I use 'app backup and restore' to restore all my apps and contacts and calendars get automatically updated once you sync your phone..

      Was reading up on MS.. no one should have to suffer like this :(

      Hope your doing better..

      Keep up the positivity and you will get better! Your an awesome gal :)

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      Ok need to get off topic for a second here. O.k. watch this. It is the most dreadful disease known to man and it's rare that you actually die from it. I call those people "lucky" and with that being said, it sounds cruel, but not half as cruel as looking like nothing is wrong with you and having everything wrong with you and to top it off those closes to you either think you're a raging hypochondriac because the doctors you go to see think the same thing,then, after so long, people just think you suffer from Münchausen syndrome, until they visit you in the hospital and actual tubes are going through your veins. O.k. yep, that about it for today . I hate it, lol.

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      Ok im ready to root this thing (LG Venice), but just want to say (if I hadn't). Hate BusyBox (takes up too much space, even in a phone with lots of gigs, you expect to root for a reason, space for more apps), I hate SuperUser, what is wrong with SuperUser Elite? With that I don't get that stupid "Your binaries are not updated" or whatever that message is, then you go to update it, and it won't. . . Okey-dokey. . . lol.

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      Really sorry about what your going through, I know there's nothing I can do or say to make you feel better. I just hope you get better..

      And yea totally agree with you..the phone I had was the Samsung Galaxy Ace..never used busybox cause well the phone had an internal memory of just 178 mb or so -.- used this app S2E to partition my memory card and use it as internal storage.

      As for Superuser, never really got any errors, maybe the ROM you were using had an extremely old version of it or something..

      So found a custom ROM for your Venice? Hope you won't have to end up unrooting this one too..

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      Ok so I do that thing where you legitimately look for something and get side tracked by everything else. In rom searching, i found sonthing called ROOT WITH RESTORE BINARY (shrugs). Supposed to be easy rooting but looks like senior high school algebra finals with some fouth year engineer grad school trig thrown in juuust to freak you out for giggles. Then was checking tge version of BusyBox and saw "No-Root BusyBox". I was curious, but soon i wasn't because on of my root apps said "This is not Oz and you definitely ain't no Dorothy Gale." So I put my little dog back in the basket and we will continue to search for a stock rom. Lol.

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      :D :D all the best finding that rom..lol :P

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      I have to go back in to the history, but I swear I had a link to one, but since it's always 4 in the morning when I can do anything remotely productive, I fell asleep while doing kitchen guard duty. I have a teenager and ravenous is beyond anything I can call his over the top consumption of food. I'll find it or make it, but I just need one so I can reinstall my apps from my second favorite app, the App Monster. Love this thing, it must know me.

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      O.k. I found this thread http://androidforums.com/venice-all-things-root/63... and found the "Venice Rooted - Detailed" thread and I swear I saw that scarry space hogging Cyn Mod somewhere but no mistake that I did see that LG or Google put something in the boot where you cannot remove certain apps or its brick city. Of course someone else disputes this saying they removed two apps that were on other phones and they didn't have a problem. Another poster says you can go and "disable" the bloatware, I'm gonna try YouTube and see what I can dig up there because the thread was from more than a year ago.

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      Found this (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1... with a download link to A BUNCH of stock rom downloads. Now I have to go through them (when I wake up) and this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdmtkHkrgLE) , omg, except for the part I nodded on and woke up to him saying something about an hour, looks cool, yet ms-dos mono colored ancient, but do-able. Ok time for a nap before Teen-Zilla emerges.

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      hahaha XD XD XD

      I see there's no cutom rom's out for the venice yet :(

      and the xda link are for sony phones not LG so take care about installing any stuff from there..

      Will check out if I can find a rom and get back to you..sorry about the delay :(

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      Gonna try this one (http://androidforums.com/venice-all-things-root/71... It's from Phandroid - can't go wrong there.

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      Link ain't opening :( though yea I've used phandroid before as well for roms, their reliable :)

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      O.k. my phone is activated, however, I didn't have the $55.00 to talk on it, yet, I have had the power to send and receive Facebook updates an run the messenger and mindlessly get apps from the app store. So since it is critical that I have to my old phone number transferred so I won't have to give all 50 people who know me and all 10 medical offices along with the pharmacy and one lab a new number, I do have to call Boost to make sure my number has been transferred done at about 2 am, which then I can "Boost Up" my phone for the hundreds of phone calls I've been missing from medical offices here and there for things I don't want them to do to me, I was wondering, should I root before or after the phone gets going and it keeps flashing this "System Update" window. I was thinking I should definitely root BEFORE this update.

      With that typed up, here is a link to the All Things Root - LG Venice (let's hope this link works as I know that sometimes I will not copy and paste the entire link correctly, lol).

      http://androidforums.com/venice-all-things-root/

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      And looky here what I just happen to run up on. . .

      LG VENICE LG730 FIRMWARE - FLASH FILE - ROM - TOT FILE

      Just wish this wasn't on this uploader site because it only allows ONE FREE DOWNLOAD PER HOUR!!!!

      http://www.lg-phones.org/lg-venice-lg730-firmware-...

      If this link doesn't work, just google "lg730 firmware download". I'm going to see if someone else uploaded this somewhere different from where it is. I loathe these "one per hour" downloads.

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      If your rooting the phone, I think you can ignore the system update message...lol

      And yea those one per hour downloads are annoying -.-

      Can't find any custom rom's out there for your Venice. How'd you manage to track down this ( http://www.lg-phones.org/how-to-root-lg-venice-lg7... ) I have no idea :D

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      Copy and pasted things from forum posts. When I dig, I do it "ocean floor drilling for oil" style, lol. Still the problem of that uploader. I found this and I might STILL have to wait because I don't know how long I'm going to have the internet, I have to pack to move and then I'll have to sit out at friends houses to leech from there internet. Ugh, the life of a poor person *sigh*

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      And the love/hate of this phone begins. If I would have known, I probably would have still gotten the phone because I CANNOT SEE, however, Google is (as my son would say) trippin' hard. I go and bump up my Google + account and noticed with my old Android phone that my DropBox no longer was syncing. So of course I go into the app settings and though it is listed the sync is off. I didn't do that! Seems Googgle wants to control what you can and cannot do with your phone on top of becoming Iluminati big brother. I like Google Plus but I don't like sharing. I don't want every text message I get or receive on the phone I PAID FOR to be shown to people I don't know, and why would I want some stranger to know what apps I'm using and what I'm using them for? Who the heck does that?! It's the biggest invasion of privacy "but we're gonna get 'cha anyway to sign up and say we can do it even if we give you the choices not to, we're still gonna do what we want." Its that copy right thing. Some of us really need to research politicians when we vote for someone.

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      Hey leelo :)

      Sorry about the delay.. If your talking about your downloaded app history that shows up in Goggle Play, well only you can see that and if you want there's an app for rooted phones, that lets to wipe off the entire downloaded app history..

      And under your settings your can choose which apps should be allowed to sycn and which you wouldn't wanna..

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      Awww snap! Check it out! Bahh-Zing!

      LG Venice LG730

      http://forum.gsmhosting.com/vbb/9351589-post39.htm...

      (HOPING these are the files for the highly sought after ROM)

      Link to all files

      http://uploaded.net/f/hr5cnm

      To cover my hiney, I am not the uploader and I am definitely not responsible what you do with these files and I am surely not responsible for what you do to your phone including BRICKING IT! I'm soley giving information in my post. Thank you and may you root your phone successfully! :-) (if this is what these are for).

      Again, the drawback is the host which, depending on the length of the file, you are only allowed either one download per hour or if it's a long download, one download per 24 hours. Why people use these types of hosting sites is beyond me. If someone has an account and could upload them to where poor people can download them all in one day and/or simultaneously, that would so make my day, but as I see it, I'm gonna have to put my game-playing-locked-to-his-PlayStation3-teenzilla-son to work and help me download these while I'm out being 42 looking . . . never mind, just get it! lol.

      Files that are included are:

      Flasher

      LGNPST Store & Lab.zip

      Firmware

      V6 LG730ZV6_07.S6_00.P61009.tot

      V5 LG730ZV5_01.S5_00.P61009.tot

      Components & DLL

      LGNPST_Components_Ver_5_0_20_0.zip

      LGNPST_GenericModels_Ver_5_0_12_0.zip

      LG730_120831.rar

      Service Manual

      EN_LG730_SVC_ENG_120919.pdf

      User Manual

      RDL-1209-00011_LG730_Boost_UG_EN_V1.0_120925.pdf

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      I think you've finally found it :D and yea, i know how annoying those uploaders can be..pain in the ass..lol

      So how many left for downloading?

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      I couldn't even download anything but the short files because not only is the uploader limited, but you defiantly do have to have an account on the count of the files are large with ** me off on top of having to deal with a selfish off the charts teenager who was taught (not by me) to solely depend on others to give him everything he wants and/or needs. HA! Wrong parent. . . I am trying to multi-task to reinstall my beloved Photoshop, find a video editing program that will work on my son's uh, er, whatever this is (some kind of laptop with no cd drive and is so small I refuse to deal with it) AND try to root my phone. That will be the day. . .

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      Hahaha...I see rooting your phone's gonna take a lil longer lol

      I'll try to find your files on some other uploader.

      As for Photoshop, I've got a portable one that doesn't need installing :P

      as for video editing, I think Adobe Premier is supposed to be good.

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      Hahaha...I see rooting your phone's gonna take a lil longer lol

      I'll try to find your files on some other uploader.

      As for Photoshop, I've got a portable one that doesn't need installing :P

      as for video editing, I think Adobe Premier is supposed to be good.

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      I was thinking of doing a NAND Back up of my phone and saving that for the "God forbid" inevitable (shhh, don't even put that out there), then making a custom back ROM of my phone, if there is anyone out there as desperate and in a major hurry, here is the link or some links that give the blow by blow for this.

      READ THIS ONE FIRST!!!!

      *Things to Do Before and After Installing a Custom ROM + Troubleshooter (page loads incredibly slow so wait for it before you close it - then again, could be just me). . .

      http://droidviews.com/2013/things-to-do-before-and...

      *[GUIDE] [how to] CREATE OWN ROM [FOR ANY ANDROID DEVICE] [FOR N00B] [EASIEST METHODS]

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1...

      O.k. I'm gonna pause here for a minute because I need to go eat something besides mood altering capsules full of tiny bits of some medical wonder drug that keeps me from looking like walking death.

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      Whoa..thanks for the links..gonna take me some time to go through the enter thing :P

      I usually flash a custom ROM using this method: https://hubpages.com/technology/Flashing-An-Androi...

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      Needless to say, I will have to do this while I *PACK*! I try and not dwell on or hi-jack forum posts with talks of an ex for trying not to look like your basic "scorned" woman, but he is the reason I'm gonna have to find a place for my son and myself to live now and do this along with rooting my phone all in TWO WEEKS! Oh wait, I do have phone. All of my apps I use to live life are for rooted phones only and many of them, of course, don't work (bummer). So I am hoping this. . .er, uh, he doesn't come around and requests to use my laptop because I'm going to need to use it and I don't need the sociopathic excuses he is going to tell me in order to obtain it.

      Another couple of rooting things that have come up. I read something in a forum, and for the life of me can't remember (or rather the cognition problems won't allow me to remember), but I read something that suggested copying and saving the sd of the phone to a folder and I did that with my Optimus two weeks before it started giving off enough radiation to cause a tumor bigger than my head. Then, while attempting to clean my laptop off, I found two programs and they are apparently for rooting phones also. One is FastReboot and the other is Unlock root. I looked up the Unlock root and what I found on Youtube was all in Spanish. Yes, my public last name does end in "ez" yet, that doesn't say I understand the language fluently. I'm biracial and Spanish is not her native language so now I have to find out what this is actually for unless someone here can tell me. Meanwhile, I have to be on sociopath guard. . . *UGH*

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      O.k. after turning my phone off, then when I hold the POWER and HOME key, it says "Permently Erase User Data & Reset Settings? Press Power Key to Confirm, and any other key to cancel." I canceled so I could set up ClockWorkMod Recovery (CWM) because all I did was install it.

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      Hey sorry about the delay again..

      So you've finally got down to rooting it I see :D so is it done?

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      Almost got to it, after my last post, I've been so sick it's ridiculous. So now that I'm in the house, free of "Mom can you help me, my hair is on fire because my phone and PlayStation 3 both exploded while you were in the shower and mow my life is doomed to hell." distractions. I will now ATTEMPT to root this thing because all my back-up apps that worked in my last phone are crap in this phone and I needed to use my rooted apps, *sigh*

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      Really sorry to hear that :( So you managed to root it?

      Hope your doing better..

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      O.k. I went out of town and was held hostage, lol. I left on a Thursday, hair in flames and everything. I get to my destination and bf could not even remember the internet info. . . O.k. my phone automatically had a connection where ever I went. Is this 3-G? I don't know, but between him and my own OCD, I couldn't root the phone. Get home and all hell breaks loose (teenagers). My son's phone is collapsing little by little. So why did I have to go and find an alternative to backing up the entire phone?! I wish I didn't have to be so informed because I found an alternative to backing this thing up . . . I saw this but of course I had to, ahem, read. . .So that mean being interupted and bothered with the most stupid . . . anyway. I found this but after downloading it, I still don't get how easy this should be. Before coming home, I did start to just copy parts of the phone by copying this to a folder on my laptop and saving it to an online hard dive for later. Then I had to think which I also should stop doing. I need to find something out there just in case I happen to brick the phone. . . ugh!!!!

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      Hey really sorry...been really busy the last couple of days..

      Hope your phone's alright? and 3G is just a high speed internet connection.

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      LeeloJ 3 years ago

      O.k. what is up with this SU outdated binaries thing. . .AGAIN. I got this continually just before my Optimus M690 bottom of the barrel P.O.S went out on me. I only speak enough "nerd" to ask where the bathroom is - well, it's more than that when you throw in some internal human organs, but *bleep* the phone didn't spark or blink, I smell no smoke, so of course it had to be something. . .

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      leslo 3 years ago

      Hi so i came across this page to unroot my lg optimus f3 but i accidentally deleted the wrong files i guess with Es file explorer. It was the name of the files that were mentioned i just found them on different folders now my phone has no service, unknown meid, no phone number, no carrier info and it wont even connect to wifi. Please help?

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      Paiva 3 years ago from Goa, india

      Try flashing your phone with a new ROM and then unrooting again.

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