In one of the guides, we told you about how to get root access on Android . These superuser rights are very useful. But in some cases, they only interfere. For example, if available, the Sberbank Online application will refuse to work. And many programs from other banks also require removing root rights. The trouble is that many users are completely unaware of how to remove root rights from Android completely. That is why we decided to write a separate material devoted to this topic.
Reasons to eliminate root access
As mentioned above, basically root-rights interfere with the presence on the smartphone of any special applications - bank customers or something like that. But there are other reasons to clean up Android:
- You want to contact the service center using the guarantee (superuser rights will void it).
- After gaining root access, the device began to slow down and behave inappropriately.
- The owner begins to fear that the protection of the smartphone has weakened, and therefore viruses can take advantage of this.
Removing root using the file manager
You can easily completely remove root using the file manager. There are a lot of such utilities on Google Play - you can choose from Root Browser , X-Plore , ES Explorer and other applications. Download and install any of them if you haven’t done so yet. Then run the file manager and proceed according to our instructions:
1. Go to the / system / bin / folder.
2. Locate the file named su and delete it. It is possible that the file may be in a different directory, since everything here depends on the specific implementation of the operating system.
3. Next, delete the su file from the / system / xbin / folder.
4. Follow the path / system / app / and delete the file called Superuser.apk . If it is in a separate folder, then delete it. Also, the file or folder can be called SuperSU - it all depends on which application for managing superuser rights you installed.
5. Reboot the device. If you deleted all three files, then you were able to remove root rights on Android. If you want to make sure of this, then download Root Checker - the application will show you that there are no superuser rights on the device.
Removing root with SuperSU
There are several utilities designed to manage root rights. The most popular of these is SuperSU . If it is present on your smartphone, then it is easiest to use it to close root access.
1. Launch SuperSU.
2. Go to the “ Settings ” tab.
3. In the menu that appears, select " Complete Root Removal ".
4. Confirm your action by clicking the Continue button.
5. When the process is completed, reboot the device.
It should be noted that this method only works on official firmware. If you installed a third-party, then after rebooting, root access will again be granted to the system. You can solve this problem by purchasing and installing the Universal Unroot application - at the time of writing the manual, it cost 64 rubles. But even this utility will not cope with root removal on modern Samsung smartphones.
What is wrong with Samsung?
The new South Korean-made devices have a serious protection system called KNOX. You can get around it to obtain superuser rights, albeit with some difficulty. But removing root privileges is even more difficult. In fact, this can only be done through a computer, and the specific actions in this case depend on which model is being manipulated.
In any case, you will have to install the Odin3 utility, having obtained it on some of the third-party resources. You will also need to download drivers for South Korean smartphones. After that, you need to install the official firmware designed specifically for your model. In a word, all this is too big a topic, deserving a separate material. It should also be borne in mind that in many cases, users have to reset to factory settings so that the Samsung smartphone does not start to reboot constantly. And this entails a complete loss of user data.