Android being an open source platform allows editing its sources and installing whatever the users want. But, this open source feature doesn’t come out of the box as deleting your system files isn’t legal according to most of the smartphone manufacturers. But, most of the users prefer using this feature, commonly known as Rooting. While most of the users enjoy after rooting, few users don’t like it & love to stay with stock because they can’t enjoy OTA updates or might be facing some stability issues. There is also an option for such users, i.e., unRooting.
UnRooting doesn’t claim your warranty back (Its possible with OnePlus and few smartphones of Samsung, Nexus, LG & HTC device.). Coming to the point, today we’ll discuss some of the easiest and safest methods to unroot any Android device easily. You can use any one approach to unroot your Android device.
How to unroot any Android device
1. Using the Root App
After rooting your Android, you would have installed any root handling app like Supersu, Kinguser, Magisk etc. Each App comes with an inbuilt unroot function which is possibly the best, easiest & the safest method to unroot your Android device.
2. Through File manager
While rooting your Android device, the software places a small file known as SU Binary which is the root file. All the permissions are granted via this bin file. To unroot your device, you can simply delete this file. Although this has quite less success rate like around 85%. To Unroot your device follow this steps :
Step 1. Download any Root file manager ( Recommended : ES File Explorer.)
Step 2. Grant Root permissions to the App & enable R/W (Read & Write) mode. You can find this option in the menu (drag from left to right) select Root Explorer. This mode allows to edit system files. Check the below image
Step 3. Goto Device (From the Top menu) Goto System >bin folder, you’ll find a file named as ‘su’. Delete it, That’s all !
3. Through Kingo Root
All of you might be knowing about the famous Kingo Root App for PC, as it claims to root almost every Android device. Along with Rooting, it also has unrooting feature which is pretty simple & risk free. To remove root,
- Enable USB Debugging mode in your phone. (Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode)
- Connect your phone to your PC through properly working USB cable.
- Launch the Kingo Root App & wait for the App to detect your device.
- Once its detected, Kingo Root will automatically detect that your device is rooted. It will show an option, “Remove Root.”
- Click on that option & relax for 2-3 mins.
- Done, you have successfully unrooted your device.
4. Flashing Stock / OTA Update
As phone manufacturers don’t allow updates for rooted smartphones. You can remove your Android phone’s root by manually flashing your phone’s OTA (Over the Air) update or Stock ROM. As its bit difficult, you should use this method only if you were not able to root your device through any of the above methods.
As every coin has two sides, there are few disadvantages of rooting too. If you have any problem in any of the above methods you can comment down your problem. Keep in mind that, majority of the manufacturer won’t consider your phone under warranty even after rooting, so make sure you don’t go to their Service center & demand for service after rooting your Android.