Rooting your android device can be lot of fun. It gives you immense power over your device. You can install any program from any source, tweak any setting that is not available to tweak, otherwise. However, it is also dangerous. You are more prone to virus attacks, hacker attacks and generally malware attacks on your rooted android device. So it may actually be wise to not to root your device, unless you really know what you are doing. However, if you have already rooted your device and want to go back, don’t worry. It is quite easy to unroot and there are several ways to do it.
Let's have a look at two, very easy methods to unroot your android device:
Using SuperSU. This is a free to download app from google play store.
Here are the steps to use this app to unroot your device.
a. Go to Google Play store, search for SuperSU. Install the app on your mobile, once you find it on the play store.
b. Launch SuperSU. Go to Settings Tab.
c. Scroll down till you see ‘Full Unroot’ option. Tap this option.
d. The app will ask you to confirm whether you really want to unroot your device. Tap on ‘Continue’.
e. Once done, SuperSu will exit on its own. Restart your android device.
Voila! Your device is now unrooted. You can go ahead and uninstall SuperSu now. You don’t need it anymore.
Using ES File explorer. This method is a little longer and involves some navigating around your phone. It’s not that difficult though. ES File Explorer is a great app on its own. If you don’t already use it, you should.
Here are the steps for ES file explorer:
a. Install ES File explorer application from Google Play store.
b. Launch the app and tap on ‘Menu’ button.
c. Scroll down to ‘Tools’. Turn on the ‘Root Explorer’.
d. If its prompts, grant it the root privileges.
e. Go back to main screen and navigate to the root folder. (it is prompted as ‘/’ in the explorer)
f. Navigate to ‘system/bin’.
g. Find these two files. ‘Busybox’ and ‘Su’. Delete these files. (if you don’t see these files, at all, don’t worry. just go to next step. But be sure not to leave these files undeleted.
h. Go back to ‘/’ directory and go to ‘App’ directory.
i. Locate ‘superuser.apk’ and delete that file.
j. Restart your Android device. It should be unrooted now.
There are many other ways to unroot your device. These are the two of the simplest and trusted ways.
Go ahead, explore your ways to unroot. Afterall android was made to be played with!