How to Unroot Your Phone

How to Unroot Your Phone

If you have rooted your Android phone, you might be wondering how to go about removing root access for one reason or another. Root sometimes prevents you from receiving OTA updates, which can be fairly annoying. You might also find that you just don’t use root applications as much as you thought you would. If you’re in a situation like this, un-rooting your phone makes sense.

While rooting your phone can sometimes be s complicated process, removing root is extremely easy. Follow these steps to unroot your phone.

Unroot with Universal Unroot

Many users find success in unrooting their phone using this universal unroot app. It’s a simple free app that should restrict root access on your Android device. However, many users have also reported that this method failed for them. It seems pretty harmless to try it, so this would be the first option in unrooting your phone.

Universal Unroot
Universal Unroot
Developer: Matt Groff
Price: Free

Manually Delete Root Files

To manually delete your root files, you’ll need a file manager that can perform this task. We recommend using Solid Explorer File Manager.

Solid Explorer File Manager
Solid Explorer File Manager
Developer: NeatBytes
Price: Free+

The files you’ll be looking to delete are “busybox” and “su”. These files are both found in the /system directory.

“System” > “bin”.


“System” > “xbin”

Find the files in these directories and delete them. After restarting your phone, your Android will be unrooted.