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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Is it possible to unroot a device?

Once a device has been rooted, is it possible to unroot? I also want to keep my data, so can I unroot without wiping/re-imaging? If so, how difficult is this?
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How do I prep my rooted and moded phone for resale?

I have a rooted MyTouch 3G (HTC Magic) that I want to sell to help defray the cost of my new phone. I have been running CyanogenMod on the phone. My problem lies in the fact that I don't really want ...
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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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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 After that I installed KingoRoot and KingoRoot replaced su binary with some other su binary which is obsolete for ...
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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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I rooted my phone. Now apps cannot connect to the internet but browsers work fine

I have a Samsung Galaxy Y and rooted it a few days ago. After that I set up a few apps and granted them access to root permissions (via the Superuser app). I allowed root to all apps that requested it....
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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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Will reseting my device to factory setting unroot and remove superuser? [duplicate]

As the title says, if I reset my rooted nexus 4 to factory settings will it be unrooted relocked and superuser uninstalled?
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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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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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Is there an easy way to un-root Android 2.2 on Droid X rooted via z4root?

Is there an easy way to un-root Android 2.2 on Droid X rooted via z4root? The reason is that I would like to apply a Gingerbread 2.3 update from Verizon, and that update ALWAYS fails to install. ...
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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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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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want to get my Droid back to stock, but don't want to reinstall apps

I foolishly rooted my Motorola Droid and fumbled around until I got Cyanogenmod 6.1.0-RC3-Droid installed on the thing. There's really no reason I should have done this, however. It didn't exactly ...
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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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How easy is it to return to stock after rooting with Unrevoked?

I have found the following link for rooting several Android devices: link text It seems quite easy to root, but how difficult is it to go back to unrooted once you've rooted?
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Is unroot still possible in this case?

I have an LG Optimus One ( LGP500 ) running 2.2 and I rooted it using the z4root tool, version 1.0. From what I saw, back then it didn't have an unroot option. In the meantime, I did an update using ...
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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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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-...