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How to Unroot Any Rooted Android Smartphone or Tablet!! [1-Click Universal Method]

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For those of you wondering how to “unroot” any rooted Android smartphone or tablet, did you know that you can do that easily with 1-click using the SuperSU app?

This will remove root completely from any rooted Android smartphone or tablet.

Now, if you have custom recovery installed, it will not remove that (you will have to re-install stock recovery or re-install stock firmware), but this will remove root completely for devices that only have root installed.  (E.g. if you have a rooted Droid Razr or One X and rooted without installing custom recovery, this method will completely unroot your device and return it to stock.)

Step 1. If you have SuperSU app already (many root methods use SuperSU), you can skip this step.  If you have SuperUser app installed, download and install SuperSU app (free)  from Play Store.

Step 2.  Run the SuperSU app, go to Settings, and choose “Full unroot”.  That’s it!

You can reboot your phone and should find your Android device completely unrooted.  If you still see SuperSU or Superuser app in your drawer, simply uninstall using Play Store.

Going Further

Unrooting basically involves removing SuperUser.apk file and su binaries.

The Files you need to remove:

/system/bin/su
/system/xbin/su
/system/app/Superuser.apk

Removing these three files removes root from your Android device.

Here’s a video tutorial on how to manually remove these files yourself if you want to learn more about unrooting:

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27 Responses to How to Unroot Any Rooted Android Smartphone or Tablet!! [1-Click Universal Method]

  1. abhiram says:

    1)for this do I need to backup or just directly try this
    2)when note 2 gets s4 touchwiz and features

  2. I am using Android applications for long time. Some time i faced issues like rooting. But you shared good information about how to Unroot Any Rooted Android Smartphone or Tablet. Thanks for sharing such a nice blog.

  3. Mike says:

    Everyone must have it. Most useful app totally for free. well done. thanks for sharing these tools.

  4. absel says:

    Is it fine to use this method wether if you have or don’t have custom recovery? You see.. I’m in the situation where I’m really have no idea with these things.

    I’ll be writing for a reply by someone kindhearted. I wanna fix my problem soon…

  5. Ray says:

    Hi,

    I installed Super User while installed CWM using ODIN.
    Will I still be able to upgrade OTA after uninstalling on my Verizon Droid Charge Android 2.3.6?

    Regards

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  7. Keith Harris says:

    Hi,
    I have Cube U30GT-H, 10.1″ Tablet PC that I think has been rooted. It has several Chinese icon apps installed:
    QQ, Chinese icon (unknown) Ver 2.2, YYHD Ver 2.3.1.0 (Y upside down), Chinese icon (unknown) Ver 4.1.1-eng-root.20120808.191840, Chinese icon (CUBE?) ver 0.3.1.
    I am having issues with USB keyboard. Numbers 1-2-3-4/7-8-9-0 often do not work. Sometimes ‘Fn-NumLk’ gets them working, at random, but after screen drops out the number key issue returns.
    Any help would be appreciated. thanks, KH

  8. One of the best article I found on web and tool share by the owner is really helpful to me :D

  9. LOi Pham says:

    I have a Motorola XOOM2 ANDROID 4.04 KERNEL 3.08. I was trying to access video from Sata HDD 500Gb.
    After trying to ROOT the Tablet then try STICKMOUNT but didnot work, So I tried UBSHOST, I can only see the root directory which is /sdcard/usbstorage/sda1. I try to see the files in HDD but could not, so I unplu the HDD
    then the tablet go BLACK since then – What should I do now to resurrect the tablet or just berry it ?

  10. Sanjeev says:

    Hi,
    I unrooted my Karbonn S5 phone using above method. It worked through well. But when I restarted my phone after FULL UNROOT, it does not recognize internal and external SD storage. So I can’t uninstall the SU binaries. Can you help?

  11. sean cook says:

    Hello. I’m trying to update my firmware. Sondheim rooted I cant do it via ota. Will using the single button version or unrooting allow me to run the update? And if so once its ran do I flash a ROM again

  12. McTwisp says:

    Hey Zedomax… So I was given a straight talk galaxy S2 previously rooted. I watched your manual unistalation video. I downloaded ES File Explorer (3.0 ?) I pressed the slash wich is device.. I went into settings and enabled the root explorer. I could not find the mounted file system enable. I proceeded to system then bin then found the SU file. When I tried to delete it said that it couldu not be deleted. The other SU files followed suite….Anything you can tell me that would help me out? Straight talk told me they would not let me activate it because it was rooted. I am a tattoo artist and need to get my phone going asap. Im in your hands. Please?

  13. Alsy says:

    I have a Galaxy S4 that was rooted by a friend using SuperSU. Since the root I have been unable to connect to any Google apps (Play store, Google Plus, Gmail etc). My friend told me to unroot by downloading Odin and installing the firmware for theupdate. If I simply select the Unroot option in SuperSU would that work instead (to unroot phone and reinstate Google app access) ? Having trouble doing the Odin and firmware thing :-(

  14. Umar says:

    Hello guyz I am using qmobile noir a10 i rooted my mobile and it was success fully rooted i also installed custom roms but then i mistakenly unrooted my android from super su and now i tried to root it but it is not letting me to root. I saw then there are some files remaining in my android and when i tries to delete it says permission not granted and when i tries to copy or modify its says saving failed
    please help me

  15. Manuel says:

    Hi there. I have a problem. My phone is a Samsung Galaxy S2 from T-Mobile (Hercules). I rooted it and install the CyanogenMod Kitkat 4.4 and it worked fine but suddenly I couldn’t use the keyboard. I have a message saying: “Unfortunately, Android Keyboard (AOSP) has stopped”. This won’t allow me to complete the installation. Did I damage the phone or can recover it back? Thanks for your help.

  16. John says:

    Hey guys I am kind of a noob at this whole root thing so i was wondering if i click unroot and i have a custom rom will I be able to update to 4.4 kitkat

  17. helpMePlease says:

    I can’t update my software because my note 2 is rooted. It says that my device is modified. Will i be able to update my software after doing this? TIA!:)

  18. Emma says:

    I have just been given an android tablet and I installed the sky go app and then when I came to watch a program on it, I gave me the error message saying “sky go is not supported on rooted android devices”. If I do what has been said above will it make my app work?? Also because I’m not very clued up on the operating systems on my tablet, I would like to know if the above info will cause any problems to my tablet!? Please could someone help me out!! I can’t live without my sky go app :,-)

  19. John says:

    Hi, I was wondering if you can help me out with some advice.
    I just bought a new Zopo 980+ phone from China. To cut a long story short:
    1. I ran a RootChecker and it turns out my phone is rooted.
    2. installed a terminal emulator app and looked in the directory and sure enough there is an “su” under “system\bin” etc.
    3. When I type “su” at the “$” prompt I am told that “permission denied”.
    4. I tried unrooting (power + volume) but a lot of chinese characters came up on screen and I chickened out and removed the battery; now I am back to the rooted phone which otherwise works normally.

    Fact is, I don’t mind having a rooted phone but ideally not one that someone else has rooted.

    What are my options please?
    Can I become “superuser” and then check out what root is doing in my phone? If so how?
    Can I remove root (without creating more problems than I solve)?
    Or should I just live with it?

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

  20. VFRDavid says:

    I have a Samsung SPH-D710 that someone flashed to be able to use it with MetroPCS…my current Sprint phone died (majorly cracked screen) – and I want to bring the D710 back to Sprint – am I in the right place? This phone definitely used to work on Sprint…thanks for any advice / direction you can provide!

  21. Eve says:

    My galaxy exhibit sgh-t599n is rooted but have no apps and will not download anything to it. Not even from the web even tho Its allowed to download unknown apps. I need to return my phone to its original state by unrooting but like I said I cant download the app to unroot. Somebody please help me

  22. Daman says:

    Hey i just want to ask..will i be able toh get ota updates from google after unrooting through this method or i have to install stock firmware in this?

    • Max Lee says:

      It depends, if you have installed custom recovery such as CWM or TWRP, you will still need to re-install stock recovery to get OTA OR you can also find rooted OTA in CWM-flashable zip files and update manually yourself.

  23. Rusty says:

    Hello,
    I am completely new, I rooted my daughters phone based upon friends advice but I did not install a custom ROM or anything else. If I simply use the Full unroot in SuperSu will it take it back to the stock software? Really need some advice here.

    Thank you,

    Rusty

  24. Immac Reno says:

    Thanks a million. I bought a Pipo M9 pro tab and installed on demand tv apps but they all couldn’t work as they have a root censorship. When j checked root, no root access was found but I could see all the su and busy box files in root explorer which indicates that tablet was not fully unrooted. I used this method to delete all the files and now, all on demand services are Working perfectly. Thx again.

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