How to easily & safely unroot any Android device.

Android being an open source platform allows editing its sources and installing whatever the users wants. But, this open source feature doesn’t come out of the box as editing your system files isn’t legal according to most of the smartphone manufacturers. But, most of the users prefer using this feature, commonly known as Rooting. While most of the users enjoy after rooting, few users don’t like it & love to stay with stock because they can’t enjoy OTA updates or might be facing some stability issues. There is also an option for such users i.e unRooting. UnRooting doesn’t claim your warranty back (Its possible with few Samsung, Nexus, LG & HTC device.). Coming to the point, today we’ll discuss some of the easiest and safest method to unroot any Android device easily. You can use anyone method to unroot your Android device.

1. Using the Root App :

After rooting your Android, you would have installed any root handling app like Supersu, Kinguser etc. Each App comes with an inbuilt unroot function which is possibly the best, easiest & the safest method to unroot your Android device.

SuperSu UnROOT
SuperSu UnROOT

2. Through File manager :

While rooting your Android device, the software places a small file known as SU Binary which is the root file. All the permissions are granted via this bin file. To unroot your device, you can simply delete this file. Although this has quite less success rate like around 85%. To Unroot your device follow this steps :

1. Download any Root file manager ( Recommended : ES File Explorer.)

2. Grant Root permissions to the App & enable R/W (Read & Write) mode. You can find this option in the menu (drag from left to right) select Root Explorer. This mode allows to edit system files. Check the below image

Enable Read & Write in ES File Explorer
Enable Read & Write in ES File Explorer

3. Goto Device (From the Top menu) Goto System >bin folder, you’ll find a file named as ‘su’. Delete it, That’s all !

3. Through Kingo Root :

All of you might be knowing about the famous Kingo Root App for PC, as it claims to root almost every Android device. Along with Rooting its also has unrooting feature which is pretty simple & risk free. To remove root,

  1. Enable USB Debugging mode in your phone. (Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging Mode)
  2. Connect your phone to your PC through properly working USB cable.
  3. Launch the Kingo Root App & wait for the App to detect your device.
  4. Once its detected, Kingo Root will automatically detect that your device is rooted. It will show an option, “Remove Root.”
  5. Click on that option & relax for 2-3 mins.
  6. Done, you have successfully unrooted your device.

4. Flashing Stock / OTA Update :

As phone manufacturers don’t allow updates for rooted smartphones. You can remove your Android phone’s root by manually flashing your phone’s OTA (Over the Air) update or Stock ROM. As its bit difficult, you should use this method only if you were not able to root your device through any of the above methods.

Final words

As every coin has two sides, there are few disadvantages of rooting too. If you have any problem in any of the above methods you can comment down your problem. Keep in mind that, majority of the manufacturer won’t consider your phone under warranty even after rooting, so make sure you don’t go to their Service center & demand for service after rooting your Android.

Last updated on: Nov 27, 2015 @ 10:13 pm


  1. I use samsung tablet 3v..i already unroot my device using super su.but i still cant update my device.what should i do?

  2. I have one plus 2. I rooted it and now I didn’t able to update ota . now if I flash to stock rom , do I able to get ota updates ?

    • To receive OTA updates, you need to unroot your OnePlus 2 & flash Stock firmware. Don’t forget to replace Custom recovery with Stock recovery.