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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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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What if I accidentally checked CDMA/LTE instead of GSM/HPA+ in the Galaxy Nexus Root Toolkit?

I tried to use WugFresh's Galaxy Nexus Root Toolkit to root my device, but I accidentally selected CDMLA/LTE while I have a GSM model. I tried flashing CWM recovery afterwards, but it didn't work. ...
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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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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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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 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 unroot a GSM Galaxy Nexus without reverting to the stock ROM

I recently rooted and unlocked the Bootloader on my Galaxy Nexus — direct from Google — using this method. Upon doing so my phone reverted to the stock Jelly Bean ROM I had just after upgrading. All ...
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Rooted HD2 shows unrooted as status

I have successfully installed Android Gingerbread 2.3.2 on my HTC HD2 device. While installing the DSTV app, I first tried to unroot it for sometime using the VoodooOTA Rootkeeper app. The problem is ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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I Need help unrooting my device

Device: HTC Inspire 4g. My Device was having some hardware issues, so i complained to AT&T and offered to send me a new device. I have to now return my old device but it is ROOTED. I do not ...
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Revert samsung galaxy S2 to original OS

I have a rooted galaxy S2 with cyanogenmod 10.1 but I would like to revert it to the original OS. How can I do that?
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Unable to uninstall Kingroot in SONY Xperia E3

I own a SONY XPERIA E3. Yesterday, I installed Kingroot. But now, I am unable to remove it when I go in Kingroot > general settings > & uninstalling Kingroot. It shows the error: Sorry, ...
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update Android 6.0 to Android 8.0 on my RCA Galileo Pro 2 in 1

I would like to update from Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) to Android 8.0 (Oreo) on my RCA Galileo Pro 2 in 1, this model is RCT6513W87 it has a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor+, with WiFi and Bluetooth. I ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 ...