How To Remove Root From Android Device


remove root from android device

Having root on your Android device is one of the best feelings as you have gained the administrative privileges of the phone or tablet.

Root is something which sets apart Android devices from the Windows Smartphones. Once you have got your device rooted, you can do everything which you only dreamt of till now. And by everything I mean everything. From basic customizations to extreme modifications. But, in this much excitement, one should never forget that there a lot of disadvantage to rooting also.

If you go and hunt on the internet, you can find hundreds of articles explaining the guide to root your Android phones or tablets. But, very few are illustrating the process to unroot. But, you may ask me, why will someone want to Remove Root from Android Phone? Well, there can be numerous reasons behind it.

ReasonsĀ to Unroot your Android Device:


Let’s check some of the main ones-

  • A person who is probably thinking to sell his phone. In such case, he wouldn’t want to provide the device to the buyer in root state. This kind of thing creates the new “out of the box” mindset as the root state shows that you would have probably fiddled here and there with the phone. Who knows you would have gone too much technical.
  • There can be some device issue such as some hardware issue which was not caused due to your own mistake. The best part is your device is covered under manufacturer warranty. But, because you have rooted your device, the warranty has got breached. So, to get back to your warranty period, you would probably be interested to unroot your device.
  • If you are someone who loves to stay under Google’s shelter and don’t want any risks of viruses and malware then unrooting would be the best option. Once someone unroots the device, he/she will start getting the Official Software updates again which was not being received in the root state as some manufacturers prevent OTA updates for rooted devices.
  • In today’s time, many app developers/companies are also becoming quite smarter. Recently, the developers of Pokemon Go disabled their game from being played on Rooted devices. So, in such cases, where companies are taking such action, it’s better to switch back to enjoy your favorite apps.
  • These were only some of the main reasons. Also, there can be many general and some situation-specific causes out there. It’s better we move to the main part of the content.

Alright, so you have finally made up your mind to unroot your Android phone or tablet. So without further ado, let’s get started.

Let’s head to the content where we will teach you How to remove root from Android devices fast and efficiently. The great thing is, you can unroot your Android phone or tablet without PC also. Let’s learn how to do it.

Methods to Remove root from Android Devices:

1.Unroot Using SuperSU application

We are sure if you have rooted your device, you would have heard about this app at least once in your lifetime. Some of you may be already having it.

SuperSU is a popular root application which helps you to take care and manage your rooted devices; Under this application, there is also an option to unroot your device. We will be taking a look at that only.

To do the task, download the application from Play Store and open it. Once the app has been opened, you will see few tabs, choose the Setting tab from there. Once you are in the Settings area scroll down and click on Full Unroot option. After that, just follow the on-screen instructions and wait for the process to finish. At last, just reboot your device once and you will be again back to normal state.

Once you have successfully unrooted your device, don’t forget to uninstall all the rooted applications like SuperSU itself.

2.Unroot Using Universal Unroot Application

Did SuperSU not work for you? Do you need the more simple app?

No issues, we have a good alternative for you peeps. If SuperSU fails to work on some devices, then Universal Unroot application is something which comes into the game. It aids you to remove root from Android devices.

As the name has Unroot in it, this app is made especially for that purpose only. To use the app, all you need to do is just open the app, and all other things are quite self-explanatory. Try it now!

The only downside of the application is that it has some small bugs working on some manufacturer’s devices. In case of Samsung, you won’t be able to perform unroot, due to KNOX.

In case of LG, even after unrooting, your device will show as rooted due to LG’s eFuse.

Still, we recommend you to try and see if it works for you or not. More supported and unsupported devices list can be found on Google. You are only a search away.

3.Unroot Using ES File Explorer

So, you tried the above two methods, and they didn’t work for some of the reasons. In such cases, we have to take the manual approach now and forget about the automatic approaches.

You might have heard about ES File Explorer. It’s one of the most popular and recommended file explorer on the Play Store. Before we start the method, make sure you have enabled root access from the Settings panel of the file explorer application.

Let’s check out how you can fully unroot your device by just deleting few files:

  • Head to the main directory and search for the system and then tap on bin option. From there, search for su and busybox folders and delete them. If by chance, they are not located there then keep reading.
  • Again head back to the system folder and this time look for the xbin option. If the files are located there, then delete both of them su and busybox.
  • Last time, head to the system folder again and select the app and search for superuser.apk in it.
  • Delete that file and reboot your device.
  • That’s it

Your device would have now got unrooted. You can check for confirmation using any good and trusted root checker app.

We hope that you have got your device unrooted for whatever reason you wanted. If this article helped you, then don’t forget to share this with your friends on your social media channels.

Also, don’t forget to comment down the method which worked for you.

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