How to undo the root of your Android device

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Rootear is taking control of your device so that you can take full advantage of its potential. But as beautiful as it is dangerous.

Sometimes it is not convenient to have the device rotated, especially if you install many applications that do not know very well where they come from or you have some kind of problem.root of your Android

Removing root from the device can be complicated. Here are the different methods.

There are several reasons to undo the root of our device. For example: before sending it to the technical service, if you are going to sell it second hand, or simply prefer not to take more security risks.

Depending a little on the method we have used to make the root, we will do it one way or another.

Undo root with SuperSU

If you have used the SuperSU app to manage super user permissions, the solution is at your fingertips. The application itself has an option called Full Unroot or Full Desrooteo:

  • Opens the SuperSU application. In case you had uninstalled it (remember that with the uninstallation you don’t lose the root, you just uninstall the application) you can always reinstall it from the link above Google Play.
  • Go to the Settings tab. Scroll down through the options until you find the Cleaning section. Underneath this, in the third option we find the complete Desrooteo option.
  • The process takes some time. Once finished you must restart the smartphone.
  • Now you will see that the SuperSU application has disappeared from your application panel and with it your root rights. To check that the device is no longer rotated, you can use the Root Checker application to check it.

Desrooteo with Universal Unroot

This application only works with devices running Android 4.2.2 or lower. Which means that not many of you will be able to use it, less than 5% of Android devices run with these versions.

It also costs around 1€, so check before you pay. The process is quite simple by simply pressing the Unroot button.

Undo root manually

With a file explorer that allows navigation with root permissions we can also remove the folders that give us super user permissions.

  • Go to the system folder where all the operating system folders are located.
  • Open the bin folder.
  • Here we are going to delete two carptas: busybox and his.
  • Go back and go to system/xbin and delete the two carptas: busybox and its.
  • Go back and go now to system/app, here we’ll delete the file superuser.apk.
  • Reboot the device.

Remove root in Lineage OS

For those of you who have installed Lineage and have rotated with the add-on that they themselves provide there is also another file that undoes the root:

  • Go to the Lineage OS extras page.
  • Here you will find different files called your removal.
  • You must download the correct version of Lineage for your installed 32bit (arm) or 64bit (arm64) processor.
  • Put the ZIP file in the device memory and flash it from the recovery.

Check that the de-rooting process has worked

A simple way to check that we have removed root permissions is to check if it is still routed with the rootcheck app.

Just install the application and pass the test. If the application still indicates that there are root permissions, the unroot process may not have worked, so I recommend flashing the device again with the ROM you want to start from the beginning without root.

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