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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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 After that I installed KingoRoot and KingoRoot replaced su binary with some other su binary which is obsolete for ...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 mount devices so that they are accessible by regular user?

I am using luksmanager to mount my file based luks container. It is mapped to /dev/mapper/luksfile. It works, and it works great except that only root can see the files. I successfully used this on ...
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How to install 6.0.1OTA update on a rooted nexus 5

My Nexus 5 is rooted. I received the 6.0.1 OTA update but when I try to install the update (I just clicked install link when the update finished downloading), the device restarts and goes to the TWRP ...
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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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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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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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How do I update my rooted Samsung galaxy s4?

This is a complex question for me so I appreciate anyone helping me through it. I have a galaxy s4 that hasn't been updated since purchase b/c I was afraid to lose root. I'm in the process of backing ...
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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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Returned One M8 to stock but can't install OTAs

My UK EE One M8 was unlocked, rooted and running a custom ROM. The CID is ORANG001. I wanted to return it to stock so installed stock recovery and a stock ORANG001 nandroid, relocked the bootloader ...
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some questions about flashing and flashtool before i start

I just received my new chinabrand mtk based phone (ULEFONE Be Touch 2) and want to flash it from linux. So I would like a few questions answered on for hand. Please answer these point by point. I ...
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How do I revert back to stock recovery after unrooting on Nvidia Shield Tablet

I need to update my Nvidia Shield Tablet (running Android 5.0.1) to the latest version so that I can check if it contains a faulty battery type. To update I presume that I needed to remove root ...
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Nvidia Shield OTA Updates and Rerooting

I own an Nvidia Shield tablet, and Nvidia has released an update to Android 5.1. I have a rooted device and may upgrade soon. So I have some questions: Will I be able to install this while rooted? If ...
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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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Kingo rooted my phone, windows laptop died

Now running Ubuntu 14.04 on my main computer; my windows laptop that i ran kingo root on to root the phone died, my LG G Vista is due for the lollipop upgrade from version 4.4.2 and it will not let me ...
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How can I temporarily unroot my S6 on OS 5.0.2?

I downloaded a Play store app that has no audio and after research found out it's because it discovered my phone is rooted. I use Ping Pong to root which comes with SuperSU. I have read the other ...
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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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Unrooting my device

I rooted my device using the king root app and unrooted using king root as well my device is a titan hd e500 , I tried using root cloack , but it did not work I rooted again so I am rooted now , I ...
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How to flash stock ROM on Galaxy Young

So I had a perfectly rooted Galaxy Y w/ Android 2.3.6, but then I can't remember why, but I changed in some system files and my device is no longer rooted. I've tried everything but nothing resets all ...
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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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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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if I know nothing about Android, is it crazy to have a rooted phone? [closed]

I bought my first Android phone off ebay, a Samsung Galaxy S4 after always using Windows phones. It was supposed to be unlocked and a "store demo", but when I started playing with it, I was getting ...
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Are flash counters a part of Android?

I have heard that many Samsung devices have a flash counter so that the company can know if the device had been rooted, even if the device was unrooted later. Are such flash counters or any similar ...
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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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How to Unroot “ Galaxy tab 2 p3113 8gb wifi ”

My 9 year old son rooted his tab on his own, against my wishes. I tried a factory restore and used Kies to load via PC although this did not restore the tab. It's still showing as rooted. Can anyone ...
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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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How do I get the standard default.prop file back on the root file system?

At the root file system on my Android phone, there's a file called default.prop. Right now that's a non-standard file because of CF Auto Root, but I want that file to be the stock version (1). ...
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My Rooted Note 4 needs a new carrier

I have a galaxy note 4 from T-Mobile the phone is rooted. Now I need to switch carriers to At&t. I have the code to unlock the phone but I need to know (if I put the new at&t Sim-card in my ...
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HTC One m7 OTA update to Lollipop fails with “red triangle exclamation mark inside a htc one” graphic at recovery

*** TAMPERED *** *** RELOCKED *** V7_UL PVT SHIP S-ON RH HBOOT-1.57.0000 ... OS-5.11.631.8 (bootloader) version: 0.5 (bootloader) version-bootloader: 1.57.0000 (bootloader) version-baseband: 4T.27....
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I forgot the lock screen PIN on my Moto G second gen XT-1068

I forgot the PIN number of the lock screen. I'm unable to do anything to get into my device as both data connection and Wi-Fi are off and USB debugging is disabled. Is there any way to enable them? ...
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Recovery that does not use touch?

I have an HTC M8 One. The digitiser has failed. HTC won't accept the repair since I have rooted the phone. I'd like to unroot and return to stock but all of the recoveries I have found, or, the ...
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How to unroot Motorola Moto G 2014?

I have rooted my Motorola Moto G 2014. But now, I want to unroot it to get Lollipop update. I followed few suggestions, but in all of them stock Android download link is not working. And, can I get ...
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How to Remove Super SU

I have tried to root my Galaxy S3. Installed Super SU through flashing. Due to KNOX, I am not able to root my phone. However, the Super SU app remains in my ROM, and I would like to remove it. Help?
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Removing Root for Sony SP

A while ago, I decided to root my Sony Xperia SP (c5303) the downfall is that the operating system it's self was stuck on Android 4.1.2 with the build number of 12.0.A.2.254, now the time has changed ...
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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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Does rooting a SONY Xperia Z2 remove SONY specific features?

Dear Android Enthusiasts, I'd like to root my new SONY Xperia Z2, but feeling a bit unsure about that I may loose SONY specific features. I'm new to Android (switched from iOS) and don't know how ...
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Samsung Galaxy S3 (i9300) “no network” issue

I bought my phone from a friend and I am the second user. It was rooted and was in modified status (when I checked About->device->status) but working fine and had zero issues. So yesterday I wanted to ...
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Force to buy app with old version of Android

I have two smartphones: HTC Desire (unrooted / android 2.2 / normal-sim / operator1 / my account) Nexus 4 (android 4.4.4 / micro-sim / operator2 / my account) Both smartphone are regurarly logged ...
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Would updating my rooted Sony Xperia Z brick it?

I updated my phone, rooted it and then realized the current version isn't the latest, so I would like to update it. Is there any chance my Xperia Z would brick? Or do I have to unroot it first?
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Does factory resetting a rooted phone unroot it? [duplicate]

Does factory resetting a rooted phone unroot it? Does it vary by ROM - I'm on CyanogenMod 11 M7 Nexus 4, will it?
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How to root Samsung Galaxy Ace II X

I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace II X smartphone, and for various reasons, would like to root it. It is running android version 4.0.4. How exactly do I root it? Should I download the necessary files, or ...
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System App Permissions

I have an application that needs root permissions to run. No biggie, all of my personal devices are rooted, so I am very comfortable with the process. The problem is that this application is to be ...
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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 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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Tethering with locked boot loader

A recent OTA update to KitKat removed the ability to tether my phone. I feel very frustrated by this bait and switch since I bought the phone for its ability to tether. The workaround is apparently to ...
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Installing KitKat on rooted Jelly bean Nexus 7

I have a nexus 7 2012, and I have it rooted, running TWRP recovery and Franco kernel. I want to update to KitKat, and I have the OTA queued (but that won't work since I'm rooted) and I have the file ...
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Can't “Wipe data/Factory reset” due to broken power button

Alright, so a little background: lately my Epic 4G touch has been acting up (restarting when it feels like it, power button won't work, going from 100% power to 20%, etc) and I decided to take ...
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How to uninstall framaroot

i search in google and i can't find some easy way to uninstall the application (it can't be found in the play store apps). How i can uninstall (or delete) framaroot? Thanks Update: I suscefully ...
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Unrooting Stratospehre

I have a Stratosphere that I rooted a while back, but ever since, it has not been able to perform a system update. It would restart and everything, but then the update notification would still be ...
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nroot/unbrick Galaxy S2 SGH-T989

I am having problems trying to go to this screen but the process ends me up on this screen My process: Turn off device Hold power volume up and down until a vibration Event: shows the end screen ...
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backing up system image before rooting: please help

I have a Samsung Galaxy S III i9300. On Windows 7 there is something called a recovery partition which contains a full compressed image of the operating system from which Windows 7 can be installed. ...