There are various problems that arise using an unrooted device, however, if you have a special motive for doing so then this article will help. There may be a few reasons why you may want to unroot a device; you want your warranty back, for security purposes, or maybe you just want to sell it.
The steps to unroot your Android are listed below along with the noted complications that can arise if you do this.
Complications Related to Using an Unrooted Device
A device that can’t ensure a reasonable amount of online time is problematic. Battery drain is a major issue attached to any unrooted Android.
You will get minimal phone use before the battery runs out. Rooting your device helps slow this drain. It optimizes your battery and provides you with more time online.
Bloatware Can’t be Uninstalled
Have you heard of Bloatware on an Android? These are pre-installed applications and files that come with your newly purchased phone. While you may regard it as initially unimportant, Bloatware eats up your storage space.
You might not feel the brunt of this until you exhaust your phone storage and realize that there are apps on your device which you don’t use. When you try to uninstall these unused apps, you will discover that it is impossible.
However, a device that is rooted would uninstall these apps and provide you with more storage space.
Complicated Data Retrieval
It is important to note that most smartphones are prone to virus attacks. You need to be prepared and back up your data in case something of this nature happens. Having important information saved on your device is the norm, so it can’t hurt to be extra careful.
In a scenario where your device is affected by a virus and all information is wiped out, it would be extremely difficult to get it back if the device is unrooted. Unrooting only allows you limited backup.
Using an unrooted device means it may perform slowly. Nobody likes a device that lags as it wastes valuable time and resources. When your device is rooted it speeds up the performance of your Android.
Steps to Take to Unroot your Android
You can unroot your device using the SuperSU app. Note this procedure will only work if you have not yet installed a custom recovery image.
- Launch the SuperSU app
- When you open the tab, click on “Settings”
- Locate the “Cleanup section”, and go down to the “Full unroot” option
- Click on “Full unroot”
- After this, a confirmation prompt will come up. Tap “Continue”
- “Restart” your device when you have completed these steps.
Pros & Cons of Modding Android
Android is probably the most versatile OS out there, both for mobile devices and PCs. While you can do pretty much everything with Android, there is a learning curve involved and some mods might cause your system to crash.
Before you mod your Android, make sure you follow the instructions to the letter, or that you know exactly what you are doing.
If you want to learn more about Android programming you can pick out The Big Nerd Ranch Guide by Bill Phillips that explains all of the ways that you can go about making applications or modding the existing ones.