Android SDK Bundle : How to uninstall?

  1. My Computer: Intel Celeron 2.8 GHz, 1GB RAM, Windows XP Pro 2002, SP3

    I recently bought a Sony Ericsson Xperia Pro MK16i and wanted to root it. So I followed the instructions from Sony : http://unlockbootloader.sonymobile.com/instructions.

    I had to install Android SDK Bundle to root it which I did from here:-
    http://developer.android.com/sdk/index.html

    It didn't work. My cellphone did not root.
    I searched the internet and found another set of instructions in XDA-Developers forum here:-
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1286885

    Following the instructions precisely, I installed another set of Android SDK (on another location as instructed) on my computer.

    This didn't work either. My cellphone is still not rooted.

    Now I have two Android SDK bundles on my computer which I have no use of, and have no idea how to uninstall. No uninstall options in the program.

    They do not appear in any of the following:-
    Control Panel : Add or Remove Programs
    CCleaner : Tools / Uninstall (list)
    Revo Uninstaller: List of Programs

    I searched the internet, but could not find any information on how to uninstall Android SDK software from the computer.

    Can anyone please help?
  2. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,725   +874

    Well, the Android SDK doesnt have an installer, and thus has no uninstaller. Just find the Android SDK file and delete it.
  3. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 879   +170

    As JC713 pointed out, there isn't an installer, it's just a folder. Go ahead and delete it. But, to root your device, I assume you were probably trying to take the ADB route? Either Way the method I believe you was going to attempt is now obsolete due to the easy to run script created for those devices. Here is the URL if you're still interested in rooting your device.
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1319653

    But, as you should know, rooting your phone will void your warranty.
  4. rajevcharudutta

    rajevcharudutta Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 57

    Thanks for the help.
    Blkfx1 thanks for the link. I am aware that rooting will void the warranty.
  5. rajevcharudutta

    rajevcharudutta Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 57

    One more question.
    I'm new to the Android world, and a super cautious guy.

    To back-up everything on my mobile phone, before installing any apps that might mess it up, so I can restore everything as it was before, is this good?

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1531880

    any suggestions for step by step instructions for a novice like me?
  6. Blkfx1

    Blkfx1 TechSpot Addict Posts: 879   +170

    Is your phone rooted yet? There are a ton of backup application on the market. If you are rooted - I recommend downloading Titanium Backup. Additionally, I would make a backup within your custom recovery.
  7. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,578   +76

    Actually you don't need the SDK to root your phone. What you need it the ADB Android Drivers for your PC your wish to use like Windows 7 32-bit or Windows 7 64-bit. You should download PDNet drivers for Android. Follow the directions. This is for the PC and not for your Android Device. Root process you need to have the right code to access your file structure on the tablet or smartphone. Once you get in:

    adb push su /system/bin
    adb push recovery.img
    adb push /system/app/superuser.apk to your device

    There is process. You need to know what works for your smartphone to get it rooted. Remember to backup your phone.
    Also if you don't do it right you could damage your smartphone. Note the above is just example do not use it.

    I use scripts to root tablets. My newest one is called PowerCode 535_1000 Rom Image, Root, Recovery, Clean and Rom Upgrade. What this does Image the tablet. This is a manual process. Then you run my script.

    Script what it does is:

    1. Apply Root Process
    2. Apply Recovery
    3. Clean-up the Rom (scrubbing action) removes the bloatware an etc..
    4. Apply Rom Upgrade
    5. Reboot tablet
    6. Runs Recovery for you to backup your current ROM

    This is a sit and watch method really don't do anything the script does it all. Process can take 5 to 15 minutes.
  8. rajevcharudutta

    rajevcharudutta Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 57

    Not rooted yet. I'm not confident yet. OK, downloaded Titanium Backup.

    So first of all I have to root. Then use Titanium Backup? what does this mean? "Additionally, I would make a backup within your custom recovery."

    My knowledge about all these things is zero.
  9. rajevcharudutta

    rajevcharudutta Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 57

    This thing didn't work on my mobile (DoomLoRD script).
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1319653
    Ran it number of times. Could not make directories, or install superuser. Then I ran the uninstall script provided by him. Hope my mobile is as it was.
    Now I am scared (because of total ignorance of the subject) of rooting.
  10. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 4,578   +76

    TB won't help either.. The phone you have and model and do a search for how to root model of your cell phone. You'll have to did it out also look at Superoneclick many use that. But make sure you can use it on your cell phone. Just don't install it on your PC and try to root the phone. Just be careful.
  11. ethan_white

    ethan_white Newcomer, in training

    Thanks to all for the sharing views on Android SDK Bundle.
     


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