Questions tagged [unrooting]

Reversal of the rooting process, usually with the intention of returning a device to as close to an unmodified factory state as possible.

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How to update the software of an unrooted device? (Error Message)

My device is recently unrooted, so I decided to update the software of my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3V (SM-T116BU) but this error message (The operating system on your device is modified in an unauthorized ...
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Port Rom dependency on SU permission

Is it possible to use a Port ROM without root access. Am having galaxy Note3 SM-N9005 and I recently ported it to AryaMod N7 port ROM. I have installed SU by chainfire and comes with a full unroot ...
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How does rooting and unrooting work? [duplicate]

How does rooting work? What kind of code/programs the manufacturers don't want to install in the phones (so that people have to root)? Why? Can it be unrooted too? Thanks in advance.
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Properly Unroot Lineage OS 16

As you all well may be aware, I don't mean 'all', but that is if you have ever been on Lineage OS and you have ever tried using an app that doesn't run on rooted phones, Lineage is kind of by default ...
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Root and unroot Cat S41

Does anyone knows how to root then unroot this device? I've just installed Termux emulator but I am not able to run some commands. The terminal's output comes with a "Permission denied" issue. I've ...
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Cannot reach fastboot from Recovery Mode

Beforehand: Sorry for asking. I was sure this wasn't duplicate. I have made myself a soft brick. The story: used kingoroot or something similar, then was too much in a rush hitting the "yes, please, ...
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How can an app know that my phone has been rooted?

I changed my bank and it seems that the only possible way of accessing their online website is having installed an app called "tan2go dkb". I've read that it is not possible to use it with a rooted ...
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Android device ID while unrooting phone

If I perform below steps, I root Android phone, From third party apps available on Play Store, I change 16 digit Android device id(Let say from aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa to bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb) And then again ...
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Unroot Galaxy Note 5 SM-N902i (XSA Australia) with Heimdall - “System UI has stopped”

I am running a linux machine and trying to unroot my Galaxy Note 5. I've downloaded the lastest firmware from sammobile: N920IDVU4CRG1_N920IXSA4CRG1_XSA.zip which extracts to: boot.img cache.img cm....
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Unroot s7 edge help

I had my phone which was rooted. Now I have installed Oreo official international version. If I check eiither with SuperSu or by terminal I get that the device is not rooted. However, if I try to ...
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Bad root on Galaxy S7 needs unrooting

So I'm not sure exactly what happened, but Dr. Fone by Wondershare seems to have messed up my root. I'm on a Galaxy S7, Android 7.0 with Nougat. My phone is acting like it's rooted (VoLTE icon and "...
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Please help! What should I do before unrooting?

I accidentally deleted my Photo Album in Gallery, unfortunately I never backup any of my photos. I tried to recover my photos using Android Recovery Data Software but required rooting. Not sure what ...
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Rooting Android phone 2nd Attempt

I rooted my smartphone Huawei Honor Bee five days ago, after a successful root, I uninstalled some unnecessary system apps. then I unrooted it successfully. Question: If I attempt to root the ...
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How did the WhatsApp support team knows I have a rooted phone?

I emailed WhatsApp support team, via the built in Help feature. It automatically generated a ticket which I emailed in. Seems that they have "detected" that my phone is rooted, and they do not ...
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Is it safe to use OTA update while rooted with TWRP

I have a Lenovo Tab 2 A7-10 F, in which I have installed TWRP and rooted with SuperSu. Recently it notified me of an OTA update: T2_A7_10F_S000057_160701_ROW But I am not sure if I should install ...
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Rooting introduced adware; how to get rid of that (if needed including unroot)?

I have Lenovo Android tablet and I rooted using Kingo root. After rooting my device I started getting unwanted ads. So I unrooted the device using some Google references. But still I'm getting the ...
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S-helth in my Samsung Note 5 'none rooted' android 7.0 Nougat, is not working

S-helth in my Samsung Note 5 'none rooted' android 7.0 Nougat, is not working, I tired so many methods... but no use my phone is not rooted, but I get following message every time I open s-helth, that ...
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Create a symbolic link on a rooted Android phone

I would like to root my Huawei P8 lite 2017 phone (Android Nougat 7), create a symbolic link on the internal storage pointing to an external storage (SD Card) location, then unroot my phone again. ...
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Android Boot loop causes

Greeting fellow enthusiasts My daughter(device) is an asus zenfone c. And She has already been rooted. The other day, i've downloaded a game which tell me that the game can't be played on a rooted ...
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TeamWin “No OS Installed” Android Nexus 5

I lost my phone in Peru and had to downgrade to my old Nexus 5. It was rooted so I couldn't update the OS. In trying to unroot it, I [somehow] deleted the OS, and now the phone won't boot. I get to ...
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Unroot phone without root access

I remember rooting my LG G3 like two years ago with Stump Root. Now I don't use root anymore. My bank app doesn't work because my phone is rooted. Now I want to remove root from my phone. I found out ...
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What are the problems of rooting device?

I want to root my android device (Samsung Galaxy On7, 6.0 Marshmallow) to move my inbuilt apps to sd card to free up space. I'm doing this as per this site: http://techgage.com/article/...
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Hello everyone I want to unroot my phone I has buy this phone YU YU phoria 5010A and I got it rooted can anyone help

My phone is rooted by apps called super Su plz help me my play store didn't open
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HTC Desire 820 dual sim root failed

I tried to root my mobile phone HTC desire 820 Dual sim. I unlocked boot loader, flashed TWRP2.8 but none of Super SU could root my phone (Android version 6.0.1). Recently been to HTC service center ...
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Broken device after uninstalling King Root

I uninstalled the King Root app after rooting my phone. Now my system isn't working correctly. Symptoms: When going in Settings->Storage it says "System Used : 16.00GB" (All my storage). I do not ...
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How to find the right ROM to unbrick device

I forgot to enable the OEM unlock while rooting a Galaxy Tab A 280 following the guide at XDA-developers. Now the phone is only displaying a FRP error on boot and shuts down again. Download mode is ...
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How do I lock my bootloader again?

I tried to root my Moto G3; but I was unsuccessful. Now my phones boots with this warning.                   ...
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Banking app detects previous root

I have a Sony xperia Z (C6603). A while back I rooted the device but then later I did a factory reset and unrooted it. Sadly I have forgotten exactly what software I used for rooting/unrooting. Now ...
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How to unroot automatically rooted mobile?

My question is ambiguous because I am new for Android and I have no idea about how to root Android. But my phone suddenly say rooted device. Actually I was not try to my phone make root. Or never try ...
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Recover pattern lock of moto g3 marshmallow (unrooted phone) gesture.key (permission denied for removing, backup, copy etc.)

I have an unrooted phone. It has facial recognition so I am able to unlock it and use. I need to recover my pattern. I have tried copying, backing up, removing gesture.key but permission is denied( no ...
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Can't remove Half-root caused by KingoRoot

I have a Huawei Y536A1 with Android 4.4.3 which I attempted to root with KingoRoot but it ended up giving me a half-root after testing it with the Freedom app. I tried uninstalling it using the ...
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How to safely unroot my Lenovo K3 Note?

I've rooted my Lenovo K3 Note using SuperSU, now due to some reasons I need to unroot my cellphone. How do I do that?
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How to check if a phone is rooted from a PC

I am trying to find a fast way to see if an android phone is rooted or not. I know you can use root checker app but due to numbers of phones it is far too slow to install and use. I am looking for a ...
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Cannot root HTC One

I am following this tutorial to root my HTC One M7: I fill the form htcdev.com as described to get the file Unlock_code.bin sent by mail. However, when entering in FASTBOOT mode # fastboot flash ...
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How do people at service center check if the phone is rooted or not?

How do they check it, in order to decide whether the phone is in warranty or not? I am referring to the majority of the phone manufacturers who void the warranty of their phones 'as soon as they are ...
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Root detection by server or app

Many banks and video streaming services don't allow root on Android devices. My question is Is it the app itself that detects root and refuses to work at some stage (for example by refusing to ...
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Android phone won't boot up after rooting

I did rooting for the first time on my device MICROMAX UNITE 3 model: Q372 I installed SuperSU and granted the permission to it to become superuser and thing is I haven't done any data recovery using ...
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replacing twrp with recovery.img fails for nexus 6

I have a nexus 6 with TWRP and a stock ROM (6.0.0). I decided to update via OTA. However, for this I need to flash the recovery.img as stated in this anwser. Following the instructions there I've done ...
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Do I need to unroot my phone to encrypt it?

I'd like to fully encrypt my rooted Samsung Galaxy S5 with Android 5.0 and its SD card. This guide says that one needs to unroot ones phone before encrypting it. Is that really needed for my device? ...
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Samsung working extremely slow

I unrooted my tab then did a factory reset, I then rooted my tab with Kingo Root, after rooting was successful my tab's performance became very slow. So I decided to boot into recovery mode then wipe ...
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Non-Rooted Android Emulators for Mac

I was running some apps on Android Emulators for Mac. But one day they stopped working. The error said that I was using a rooted device. I tried to unroot the emulators but they all did not work. So ...
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Blank screen boot loop on SM-T211

I have a Samsung SM-T211 (India) tablet and am using it for 2 years. I have rooted it using ODIN and TWRP (android 4.4.2) based on online tutorials and it is working fine. Couple of days back when I ...
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How to fix mobile hotspot?

Shortly said, my mobile hotspot doesn't work. I can connect my laptop to my phone but I can't get on the web. Mobile data on my phone works flawlessly. What I've tried: Putting my SIM card into ...
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Please help, soft bricked my [US] [Sprint] Samsung Galaxy S6 SM-G920P

After around 5-6 hours this morning/afternoon, I've officially given up on fixing this on my own, and I've all but accepted my device to be an expensive paperweight. I decided to make one last ...
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I broke my mobile, help me

I rooted my android KitKat recently and most of bloatware permanently. Today my phone was causing some problems. It showed Service exchange error, play store won't open, accounts won't sync, since i ...
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Unrooting an Android Phone, Help!

My device is SHV-E160K I kept deleting xbin and bin several times. It keeps on restoring and cannot delete file though I've already |remove root permission on king user| How can I delete it? I ...
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How to Backup and Restore Android OS without Rooting [duplicate]

I want to find a way to restore my phone in case the process of rooting my phone or dual booting a custom rom breaks it. However, most of the ones I've looked at require the phone to be rooted before ...
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How to uninstall kingroot

I recently rooted my Sony Xpera Z Ultra (Android Version 5.0.1)using kingroot but when i restarted my phone it got unrooted again, now the only app that has root access is kingroot itself (it has a ...
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Is it possible to have a root-running app on no-root android?

I have an app which needs su privileges, But my device should not be working on rooted. I want to know if there is any way to take the access to just one app. For instance root the device, set the ...
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After reinstalling Android from stock images, why do updates complain about modified /system files?

After discovering the hard way that rooting modifying /system looking at /system the wrong way breaks updates, I've decided to drop all of the power-user stuff and just go the sanctioned route—no ...