Four Ways to Unroot an Android Device

by January 12, 2016 0 comments

The best thing about Android is that it is open to all kinds of custom development activities. You can improve your device performance, battery life, UI, and default setting by rooting your device. But performing a root on your device may void your warranty, you may not receive OTA updates, or may even turn your device unstable. So if you’re ready to take that risk, here’s how to unroot an Android device.

Method 1: Use File browser to Unroot

1.Download and install a root file manager or ES File Explorer app from the Play Store. Here, we use ES file Explorer app.

2.Don’t install or move it in SDcard.

3.Run the app and tap the menu button

4.In the menu section selects ‘Root Explorer’ option to turn it on.

5.If Superuser app asks you to grant privilege or root privileges to the app, allow it.


6.Look for /system/ folder and open /bin/. In the bin folder delete busy box and su file and delete them. If you haven’t found any of them just move to next step.

7.If you didn’t find the two files above then open /system/xbin/ folder and delete su file from here too.

8.Next, go to system folder and open app folder

and then delete the supeuser.apk file located in

the folder.

9.Now restart your device. It should now be unrooted.


Method 2: Unrooting Using Apps

If you are using a phone or tablet running Android 4.2.2 or older you can download the Universal Unroot or Ginger Unroot app from the Google Play Store and run the app. You can also unroot your device by using Kingo root software on your PC to unroot your device. This software can also be used to root your device. It supports the latest Android OS also.

Method 3: By using SuperSU App

The SuperSU app setting itself has an option to unroot the device if you haven’t installed a custom recovery on your device.

1.Open your SuperSU app, tap Settings tab and scroll down to “Full unroot” option and tap it. A pop-up message will display tap Continue.

2.Now reboot your device and when it boots up, uninstall SuperSU app by selecting Uninstall option on the SuperSU app page on Google Play Store.

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Method 4: Through OTA Update

1.Go to Settings and download the latest update if available. The device will reboot after updating.

2.Now reboot your phone into recovery mode and open command windows. To perform the commands in next step, you must have ADB and Fastboot on your computer.

  1. Type the command adb shell
  2. You will see ‘#’. Now type su
  3. If you get “permission denied” or something like that as a result, your device has been successfully unrooted. Otherwise, manually remove SuperSu app.

Method 5: Flashing the stock firmware

The most successful and popular method to unroot your device is by flashing or restoring the stock firmware of your device. By using this method, you can also unroot the custom recovery CWM/TWP or even devices with custom ROM. This method is a little bit tricky and not easy; that’s why people hardly try this method. There are lots of tutorials about flashing available online for your phone model but before performing this process, you need to be careful with your preparation.

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