How to Unroot Any Rooted Android Device that Uses SuperSu

A rooted Android smartphone gives you the option of running applications with the superuser or root user permissions. This way you can run apps like Titanium Backup that need root access to your Android device. There are many operations in Android like changing the boot animation and removing the bloatware apps that can only be performed if your Android device is rooted. But at the same time, rooting your Android device voids your device warranty in almost all the cases. As such, you won’t be able to receive any future updates released by your device manufacturer. For these situations, you can unroot your device easily if you have been using the SuperSu app to control the root permissions in Android.

These steps perhaps will not work if you rooted using some other superuser app like Kinguser or superuser apps and then later switched to the SuperSu app. In any case, if you have SuperSu app installed in your rooted Android and it is set as the superuser app, then you can try the following instructions to unroot your device:

  1. Open the Settings in the Android device. One of the ways of opening the Settings is to press the menu key on the home screen and then choose Settings option.
  2. In the Settings go to Apps, choose the SuperSu app and then tap on Uninstall Updates button to remove any updates for this app. You may not see this button if you have not updates the SuperSu app to latest version using the Play Store – in that case, just skip this step.Unroot Android with SuperSu
  3. From the Apps drawer, find the SuperSu app and tap on it. In the SuperSu screen, select the Settings tab.
  4. Scroll down on the Settings screen of SuperSu, find the option labeled Full unroot and tap on it. You will be shown a warning message, tap on the Continue button to remove SuperSu and the root for your device.Unroot Android with SuperSu
  5. After cleanup is successful, it should automatically reboot. If it does not reboot on its own, then long press the Power button and select to Restart your Android device. Upon restart, you Android should be unrooted. You can check the root status using the root checker app.

All the devices are different and things work differently in all of them. While the above instructions work fine in some of the Android device that we have, they may not work in other devices. If even after these steps your Android stays rooted, then you should immediately install SuperSu or some other superuser app to control the root permissions. Without a superuser app installed, all the apps will be granted the root permissions which is very much undesirable.


  1. Trisha, thank you very much. It couldn’t have been simpler. As it is often said, it’s got to be very simple once you knew it :))

    There are so many advices that take one round and round hoops and loops that just seem too complicated. Your post seemed the most firmly rooted in knowhow and that was why i held my breath and went with it. The whole task took no more than a few minutes and it felt like cutting through butter, that smooth it was. THANK YOU again.

    1. For those who are having a tough time with SuperSu issues and have found this post, I’d like to share one more positive note here.

      This help post is dated Aug 2014 and it is now Nov 2019. More than 5 years on and this simple solution still works in my case, given so many bits and pieces that have had updates on my phone.

      I have the toughest of phone scenario to have gone through this rooting and “modding” roms process and have failed todate.

      My 5-year young phone:
      Samsung Galaxy Note 4 N910u (New Zealand) on Android version Marshmallow.

      I have recently gone through a million times of trying different custom roms, failing time and again, back and forth with multiple reflashing to stock rom. Now, I’m tired of trying and am sticking to stock rom at version Marshmellow (but rooted with Magisk), unless I find a custom rom that can work for my phone “satisfactorily”.

      I cannot tell you how after going through so much sleeplessness of my “blind” following other “blinds”, I’m very pleased to have found this post by Trisha.

      A million thanks.

    1. What type of software? If you want to update firmware, then you can update if you have not made any critical system changes.

  2. How would i root my phone again, because i recently tried to reroot my phone but it just says ”root failed”

    1. Install a recovery like TWRP, CTR or CWM. Then install the SuperSu from ZIP using the recovery mode. This will automatically root your device. You can find exact instructions for installing recovery for your device model by googling for it or on the XDA forums.

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