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:
- 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.
- 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.
- From the Apps drawer, find the SuperSu app and tap on it. In the SuperSu screen, select the Settings tab.
- 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.
- 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.