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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My phone keeps restarting after factory reset

Recently my Xperia L running Android 4.2.2 started restarting every 30 seconds following a factory reset. I have rooted my phone using the iroot app and I reset it. I still have the kinguser app ...
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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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Formating and reinstaling OS on Galaxy S4

Someone put CyanogenMod on my T-Mobile Galaxy S4. So I tried to unroot and return to the original by watching this Youtube video and using this method.This is what I have gotten from the phone: Odin ...
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How to unroot and lock bootloader in HTC desire 820?

I have unlocked the bootloader with windroid, then I flashed TWRP recovery, then I flashed supersu zip file through TWRP to root my phone. Now I want to Unroot and relock the bootloader, but when 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 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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Rooting failed, superSU remains

I tried to root my Galaxy Core 2 Duos using Kingo root, which installed SuperSU. Unfortunately rooting failed all of a sudden, but still SuperSU remains. How can I remove SuperSU from my device?
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Unrooting Nvidia Shield Tablet

I have rooted my Nvidia Shield Tablet successfully, using this guide. It installs CWM recovery, and I have also installed Link2SD. I am not planning on unrooting it now but if I wanted to then how ...
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How to unroot and remove a custom kernal on android

I have had my Samsung s5 mini (G800F) for some time now and am looking to sell it. I rooted the phone and used a custom kernal that allowed OTG support for the phone. How do I remove the root and the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Run an application in an unrooted sandbox on a rooted phone?

I have an application that refuses to start on a rooted phone. I don't want to unroot my phone just for that application; is there any way to run an application inside an unrooted sandbox from a ...
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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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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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Will un-rooting return stock apps

I've recently rooted my phone - mainly to remove a bunch of the stock apps that I never use, e.g: Google+ Google NewStand FM Radio Google Books I'm wondering, can I now un-root my phone, and if so ...
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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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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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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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Pros and cons of rooting using apps (“Soft Root”) compared to other methods (“Hard Root”)

There are quite a few app based rooting methods. A recent review 9 free software apps to root Android devices, points to some of them and there may be more apps, paid or otherwise. From what I ...
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Can I root a phone thats already rooted?

I bought a chinese phone thats seems to be be already rooted. How can I be sure? When I download apps that require root they don't work. Can I change privledges on an already rooted phone? Or can I re-...
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How to re-lock Android bootloader?

I've unlocked my Nexus 5 by using CF-Auto-Root. I want to undo my actions and return the device to its original state: unrooted and locked. How can I do this?
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install cwm recovery in a softbrick android phone

My Android device is not booting up and is stuck on the manufacturer's logo. The phone was rooted with Kingo-Root and Clockwork Recovery Mod wasn't installed. Now I want to unbrick my phone with ...
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What can I expect if I unroot my Droid?

I am thinking about rooting my Moto Droid but I don't know much about the subject, I've been doing some reading, but I'd like to know: If I were to root and then wanted to unroot later on for some ...
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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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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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Remove SU after unroot

I lost root access after an update (I'm totally android illiterate). I tried to re-root but Stump Root thinks that I'm already rooted because /system/xbin/su exists. How can I remove /system/xbin/su ...
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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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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 unroot my TF101

The backlight on my Asus Transformer broke and i need to send it in for repair. I bought the tablet used already rooted. I have no idea which root it is, and I can't see anything on the screen. I ...
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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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Error: “Operation not permitted”, when attempting to remove su binary placed by KingoRoot

I rooted my P8-Lite ALE-L21 (Android 5.0.1) with supersu.zip through TWRP recovery. After that I installed KingoRoot and KingoRoot replaced su binary with some other su binary which is obsolete for ...
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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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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 ...