Do you want to know what's beyond more interesting to do with your Android phone? If you're challenging and curious, give it a try - Root Android phone and unroot it.
Mobile gadgets are like an ocean deep, there are a lot of things that we keep on discovering. Almost everyone owns a smartphone and most of them carry more than one.
Now few of us still hungers and seeks for more upgrades and access while some advanced users don't need root for their favorite tweaks or perhaps try to sell the device. If you are one of these, unrooting phone is the answer, giving you access beyond the limitations of the rooted phones.
Rooting is similar to the term "jailbreak" for Apple users which allows you to access the Android operating system and give you the opportunity to modify or install software that the manufacturer wouldn't allow you to. Rooting will make your device more prone to security threats. Therefore, back up everything you don't want to risk to be gone before you start.
Make sure that your device is fully charged before you begin and then follow the steps:
Step 1 First, initiate a root management app to avoid any dilemmas. The root apps will usually ask for rooted privileges. I suggest using SuperUS which is the most frequent used root manage app.
Step 2 You can unroot your phone using an option in the SuperSU app. Open the app and navigate to Settings - Scroll down to find the Full unroot option and tap on it. Once you identify the Full unroot button, click Continue and the unrooting procedure will start.
Step 3 After a reboot, your phone should be clean of the root.
Tips: Some Samsung devices don’t work with SuperSU because of KNOX, in which case, it is a wise option for you to turn to another root app called Universal Root .
You can do the OTA Android update once your device has been unrooted. To look for a software update, go to Settings - About device. Just be alert that some methods might be verified impossible to retrieve. In that case, you may need to flash the original firmware.
Kindly note that no root methods or unrooting methods are of no risk, so always back up your important data, make sure your device is fully charged, follow the instructions carefully, and take your time.
After the revise, reboot the device and you're back with the trendy Android OS.
If your device is running Android Lollipop or older, there is another way to unroot it - use a file manager app called ES File Explore .
Step 1 Turn on Root Explorer from the ES File Explorer menu and grant it root privileges, if requested.
Step 2 Secondly look in your device's main drive under "/". Go to system - bin, then find the su file and delete it. If you can’t find the file, go to system - xbin.
Step 3 Finally, go to system - app and delete superuser.apk.
Step 4 Restart your Android device.
Whatever reasons of unrooting our phones, it is important that we know some risks we are going to undergo. Especially those who are in the corporate environment. Because the device's warranty will be invalid or it will no longer function in short "bricked", there are also notable security risks involved. But as long as you know what you're doing and follow the steps above, you can conquer the limitations!