Before explaining how to Unroot an Android device, let us know about Rooting and Unrooting. Rooting is a process where Smartphone users running Android OS to attain privileged control within Android’s subsystem. Generally, Rooting is done to overcome the limitations that wireless hardware manufacturer of device and wireless service providers put on some devices.
If your android phone is rooted, then you are considered as a super user and you have acquired the ability to modify or replace system application and setting it the way you liked. Rooting provides you the power to run specialized apps where these apps require administrator-level permissions and perform operations that are inaccessible by a normal Android user.
What is Unrooting?
Unrooting is the reverse process of rooting where you return your phone to stock. After unrooting your device, your phone should be clean of the root. An Android user likes to unroot his device only when the phone has lots of bugs and has security issues. There are many ways to unroot an Android device by using apps such as Super SU, ES File Explorer, Universal Unroot and Root Uninstaller.
1. Unrooting an Android Phone Using Super SU App:
Super SU app is the best superuser privilege administration tool that provides the most professional access management software for users. It was introduced as a mainstream app to manage root access rights. The developer focused on creating a unique GUI for end users to handle root permissions easily. One of the best options that SuperSU provides is the possibility to perform a temporary ‘unroot’ of your device so that you can take advantage of content that only unrooted devices can use.
Steps to Unroot an Android Device:
- First, Download and install the SuperSU App from Google play store and Launch it.
- Now go to Setting tab in SuperSU app and scroll down. Tap on “Cleanup” section and Click on “Full Unroot”.
- Here, you can see a Confirmation dialog box where you need to click on “Continue”.
- That’s it! You have successfully unrooted your device. When it’s done, restart your device in order to finish the process.
2. Unrooting an Android Phone Using ES File Explorer:
ES File Explorer (File Manager) is a full-featured file manager for both local and network use. But only a few people know that this app can also be used to unroot the android device.
Steps to Unroot an Android Device:
- First, Download and install the ES File Explorer App from Google play store and Launch it.
- Tap on the menu button and scroll down. Click on ‘Tools’and then turn ON ‘Root Explorer’.
- It will then prompt you to grant it root privileges. Grant the permission and one the main screen locate the device’s Root Folder. You can find this as ‘/’ in explorer.
- From the root folder, find ‘System’ | ‘Bin’. Now find the ‘busybox’, ‘su’ files and delete them.
- Now go back to ‘/’, open ‘app’ folder and delete superuser.apk.
Finally, restart the Android device and your phone should reboot unrooted.
3. Unrooting an Android Phone Using Universal Unroot:
If the first two ways don’t work for some reason, this app will surely help to unroot your Android device. Download and launch the app. It will simply guide you through unrooting the device. 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.
Note: The developers not that Samsung Galaxy devices from 2013 and onwards may not allow the app to work properly (due to Knox software) and LG devices while unrooted may still say they have rooted afterward because of LG’s eFuse software.
So, these are the best ways to Unroot your Android device. If you have any problem or ideas, please let us know by dropping a comment below!