How to remove root permissions from an Android device - The Happy Android

If we have a rooted Android mobile or tablet and we are thinking of selling it, it is advisable to remove the root permissions. Nowadays, some apps like Netflix do not work on rooted devices, so there we can also have a good reason to act. It is something that happens regularly in many Chinese TV Boxes, which are already factory-rooted. Solutions?

Today we will look at a couple of simple methods to remove Android superuser privileges. If you are interested, keep reading because this can be really good for us.

For this tutorial I am going to undo the root permissions of an Oukitel Mix 2, but the example is generally transferable to other Android devices on the market. We must also clarify that each terminal is a world, so it may not work in our specific case and we have to look for other alternatives of unroot.

It's what these things have ... never take anything for granted until you see it with your own eyes, but, well. Let's go to the mess!

What are the consequences of unrooting?

The fact of removing the root as such has no palpable consequence that may result in the operation of the system or applications. Beyond, yes, the consequences of having previously rooted our Android.

  • The terminal warranty is voided. This occurs in the case of most manufacturers (OEMs), but there are also others, such as OnePlus, that continue to support rooted phones.
  • Many actions performed with root are irreversible. If we have deleted or modified an important file from the system, by undoing the root privileges we will not be able to restore that file again.

It should be clarified that, if we have a Samsung phone, it is not recommended that we try to remove the Knox before unrooting. In addition to jeopardizing the integrity of the device, this action no longer currently serves to reset the flash counter to zero.

As well they comment from AndroidPit, for a long time the flashing counter has been a piece of hardware (a fuse that burns). Therefore, you cannot undo or reset that counter. Consequently, there is no way to avoid losing your warranty in these types of situations.

How to remove root permissions from an Android terminal

The cleanest and safest way to remove root permissions from an Android device is using the Super SU app. This is the application that is commonly used to manage the root permissions of a terminal, and it also serves to uninstall or disable these administrator permissions.

Most likely, we already have the application installed on the phone or tablet, but if not, we can still download it from Uptodown (APK), the official ChainFire website (ZIP), or XDA-Developers (HERE).

Once we have everything ready, we just have to go to the SuperSU settings "Settings -> Full unroot”And click on“Continue”In the warning message that will appear next. To finish, we just have to restart the phone and that's it.

Alternative: unroot by uninstalling files by hand

If this does not work for us we can always use the method old school- Delete the files that make up the superuser permissions by hand. This process is more delicate and is only recommended if we know very well what we are doing.

To carry it out, we only have to use a file manager and delete certain files by hand.

  • / system / bin / su
  • / system / xbin / su
  • /system/app/superuser.apk

Depending on the application that we use to manage the root, the name of the APK may vary slightly. We just have to look for it inside the / system / app / folder.

Alternative # 2: use a universal root uninstaller

Usually I do not like to recommend this type of "universal" tools, since they fail more than a fairground shotgun. In the case of Impactor Unroot, it has a fairly positive rating on Google Play (well above other similar ones) and it seems that remove root reasonably well.

If we are interested in giving this type of solution a try, Impactor is the application to try without a doubt.

Download QR-Code Impactor Universal Unroot Developer: Andrea Cioccarelli Price: Free

None of this works? Reinstall the stock ROM

If none of this helps us to remove the root of the device, the last option we have is to reinstall the factory software. For this we will have to search and download the official firmware of our terminal, connecting it via USB to the PC for flashing.

This is a process that varies depending on the device, so it is best to do a Google search on how to install the official ROM of the XXX terminal. Or take a look at the XDA-Developers forum, one of the most reliable sources for this type of activity.

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