4 Simple Methods to Unroot Android Device

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Rooting your android device does give you a lot of privileges like custom ROM’s, kernels, themes and many more, but at the same time it will voids your phone’s warranty.

If you have a rooted android phone and want to get the warranty return or whatever reason, then you can simply unroot it. Once rooted, your android device will back to its stock firmware with valid warranty. Here I will show you two simple methods to unroot any rooted android phone or tablet.

Prerequesties

Before you begin to unroot your android phone, make sure you have done the following:

  • Backup your data: While unrooting, you may lose your data so make sure you make a full backup of your android device. I can read my tutorial by clicking link below:
  • Charge your phone: Ensure that battery is charged to more than 70%.

Method #1: Use SuperSU app

This method works for all android devices that were rooted without installing custom recovery.

  1. First, download and install SuperSU app from their website.

  2. Launch SuperSU app, go to Settings, and tap on ‘Full unroot’.

  3. It will confirm you just tap continue.

  4. After successful, Unroot superuser will close automatically

  5. Restart your device

  6. Uninstall SuperSU and you are fully unrooted.

Method #2: Use ES File Explorer

If the above method does not work for you, then you can use this method to unroot your phone.

1. Install ES File Explorer app on your device. Don’t move it to SD card.

2. Open the app and tap the menu button

3. Now tap on ‘Tools’ and select ‘Root Explorer’ to turn it on.

4. Superuser will ask you to grant privilege or root privileges to the app. Allow it.

5. Now go back to the main screen of the app and select ‘/’ in the top corner of the screen.

6. Go to system -> bin. Find the busybox and su file and delete them. If you can’t find any of them, just skip to the next step.

7. Go back to system folder then open ‘xbin’ folder and delete the busybox and su file there (if you found any).

8. Now go back to the system folder again and open ‘app’ folder and then delete the supeuser.apk file located in the folder. That’s all.

9. Now restart your device and it should be unrooted.

Method #3: Universal Unroot

Universal Unroot will Unroot ANY Android powered device that is already Rooted and has a form of Superuser installed (Android OS Version 4.2.2 and below as of 7/24/2013).

Simply hit the ‘UNROOT’ button and allow Root Access when asked to give it permission. The device will then reboot and you will be completely Unrooted when you boot back up.

This method may not work for your device. Samsung Galaxy devices from 2013 onward do not work correctly because of their KNOX.

LG devices may show rooted even when they are not with this app.

This is a great app for those who are trying to complete a warranty return with a carrier for a defective device hardware or a repair. If you only want to temporarily lose Root Access, this app is not for you. Unrooting is permanent and cannot be undone with this app. Only use this if you truly want to lose Root Access.

If your device has an Insecure Kernel (Boot.img) the app will now tell you and close. This is for users who could not bother to read the App Description that warns you that if your device has an Insecure Kernel, it will NOT fully unroot you.

Insecure Kernel (Boot.img) means that unless your Kernel (Boot.img) is brought back to the factory stock file, your device will never be unrooted fully, so this app will no longer bother attempting to try, only to get users complaining about not being able to OTA.

Method #4: Uninstall Magisk

If you have rooted your device via Magisk then you can easily unroot it via Magisk app. To fully unroot a device originally rooted using Magisk, the most straightforward way is to opt for the built-in “Uninstall” option available on the application itself. After tapping the button, you’ll be greeted with the option to restore the stock partition images and completely uninstall Magisk. To remove Magisk and all modules, tap on “COMPLETE UNINSTALL”.

 

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