How to UnRoot your Rooted Android Device

Rooting your device is fairly simple, depending on which device you own, different methods apply to different devices and its models. There are plenty of guides and YouTube videos online that teach you how this can be done easily. Chances are, you might be rooted. Often times, Rooting your device modifies system files that OEM software can detect. Un-Rooting your device isn’t as difficult as it sounds, its way easier than Un-Jailbreaking an iOS device. There are many reasons to why you would consider Un-Rooting your Android device.

A few reasons would be that a rooted application or program you have downloaded and installed may have its negative impact on your device and is causing all sorts of problems. Un-rooting your device will obviously revert your system’s state, depriving installed Rooted apps and programs of Root Access and permissions, so they will have no chance to take effect.

Failed android update due to device being rooted

Another reason why you would want to un-root your device may be because System Updates via OTA will not let you proceed with the Update download/install because the system has detected that your device has been modified through rooting. System updates are sometimes crucial, solving critical issues, security vulnerabilities, bug fixes, and quality of life changes, something that we should all do on a frequent basis when available. In this guide, we will walk you through step by step on how to un-root your device. You will be amazed at how incredibly simple it is. Let’s get on with it then.

If your device is Rooted, chances are you probably have SuperSU installed, or may have flashed the SuperSU update flashed via Recovery/Custom Recovery. This method we will be discussing about is the process of Un-Rooting via SuperSU app.


  1. Navigate to your SuperSU app and open it up
  2. Navigate to the Settings tab from the 3 tabs you see at the navigation bar of the SuperSU app
  3. Scroll down and find the Full Unroot (Cleanup for permanent Unroot)
  4. Click the option, and the process of full system Unrooting should begin
  5. After reboot, download Root Checker for free from the Google Play Store
  6. Open up the App, and confirm that your system no longer has Root Access

After those procedures we just took, your device should be all good to go, and you can continue about with any process you previously couldn’t with Root Access in the way. If you wanted to perform a system update via OTA, and couldn’t because your system was modified due to Root Access, you can check to see if you are able to do it now. If your system update still fails, you may have to resort to a system restore to an earlier point in time where you created a backup when you didn’t have root access.

If you Rooted your device, and didn’t Root your device with SuperSU, you may have to download a paid app called Universal Unroot that can automatically complete the process of unrooting for you. Keep in mind Universal Unroot only supports a selected amount of devices, so you may have to check the changelog to see the supported devices.

Un-root through system Restoration

The second method of unrooting is through a system Restore. If you have made a Backup of your system back in time before you had Root access on your device, you may be in luck, this method may work for you. If not, then I’m afraid you’re SOL (Sh*t out of luck).

Go ahead and boot into your system’s default Recovery, whether it may be stock or Custom Recovery, doesn’t matter, Go ahead and power off your device and hold the power button and volume down keys at the same time to boot into System Recovery. Find the restore option and click it. Navigate to the directory where the backup of your device is saved. Click that and follow the steps of restoring your device from that backup. If that method works for you, it may not hold all the apps that you had in any point after you created the backup.

That concludes the guide on how to unroot your Android device. If you enjoyed it, be sure to like our Facebook page, +1 us on Google+, tweet about it with your friends on twitter and share it with your friends. Thank you for reading, and have a good day.

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About Kenny Leung
Kenny currently lives in Buffalo, NY. Where he studies computer networking & programming. He has owned a number of Android phones including the Galaxy s3, Galaxy 3 mini, Galaxy s4 mini, LG optimus 3D, and the Oneplus one which he is currently using. Kenny will likely get the Oneplus two once it is released.

One thought on “How to UnRoot your Rooted Android Device

  1. How to take a FULL BACKUP before ROOTING.
    Is that possible.
    Please reply me.

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