How to unroot Android phone or tablet
As soon as you become part of Android ecosystem the terms Root, Custom Recoveries, Custom ROMs, Stock firmware, Customizations etc starts dropping on your ears. Many people as soon as they get a new Android Device start searching for “How to Root”, they Root and unlock the full potential of Android Devices. Where Rooting gives you privileged control over Android system it also comes with some downsides as well, like Risk of damaging your phone during the Root process, Void warranty and exposing your phone to applications which will be able to access those parts of Android system which are otherwise not accessible.
The internet is filled with Rooting guides but there are very few which tells you how to Unroot a device, in case you want to go back to out of the box experience of Android. It’s not our concern that why you want to Unroot your device, our concern is to provide you simple and easiest ways to achieve it. We have penned down some methods for Unrooting your device.
How to Unroot Android phone or tablet using SuperSU
SuperSU is the most popular tool for managing rooted devices. With the same tool, you can unroot the device with just a few clicks. Follow below steps to achieve this.
- Open SuperSU app from your App Drawer
- Go to settings Tab
- Scroll down and select Full Unroot
- Once you tap on to continue the unrooting process will initiate.
- Reboot your phone when SuperSU is done with unrooting. After the reboot, your phone will be back to normal and you will restore your warranty.
How to Unroot Android phone or tablet using an App
Using an App to Unroot your device might not be as convenient as it was with SuperSU. That’s the reason SuperSU is always recommended. Anyhow, don’t worry if you don’t have SuperSU we still have an app up our sleeves which will unroot your android device. The apps name is Universal Unroot and is available for download at Google Play Store. There are some downsides of the app as well like it won’t work with Samsung Galaxy devices from 2013 and onward because of KNOX. LG devices will be unrooted without any problem but still read rooted afterward, thanks to LG’s eFuse.
- Download Universal Unroot (Costs costs $0.99)
- After installation, open Universal Unroot from your app drawer.
- The first and only screen you will see will have the Unroot Just tap it to initiate the Unroot process.
- Once Unrooting is done the device will reboot.
- If the device is not rebooted. Close the app, open it again and repeat the process.
How to Unroot Android phone or tablet using ES File Explorer
Rooting process seems like a very complicated process but it’s not. Having said that, still, you should take due care during the process to avoid any damage. Anyhow, Rooting is not like you have undone some changes made in kernel, it’s simply just some files on your phone which give you privileged control Android System. Get rid of those files and you have and Unrooted clean device. To delete those files you need a File explorer with root access. In this guide, we are using ES File Explorer.
- Download and install ES File Explorer.
- Open ES File Explorer from your app drawer
- On your device’s main drive search for Tap on it and further tap on Bin.
- Delete busybox and In some cases, these files might not be present, if they are not, move to next step.
- Navigate back to the System folder and now open If busybox and SU are here, delete them.
- Go back to the System folder and select There delete superuser.apk.
- Now restart the device. Your device is Unrooted.
Unroot by installing an OTA update
A rooted device will come in way of OTA updates. Your device won’t be able to have an OTA update. But again thanks to the Open nature of Android, you can still flash OTA update on your device. This manual update of OTA will break the root access. With this method you will have to wait for an OTA update to unroot if you are in a hurry please adapt above mentioned methods. And the most important thing is that don’t forget to uninstall the SuperSU and other root-related apps. Moreover, this method is only possible with stock recovery on your device.
Unroot by installing stock firmware
Last but not the least, flashing a stock firmware to your device will undo the root. Every phone has a different method for flashing so you need to do a little bit of research to adapt this technique.
Please let us know if you know any other ways to Unroot Android phone or tablet.