Monday , December 10 2018 Ausdroid » Software » Apps, Games & Google Services » Ever rooted something and wished you hadn’t? Now you can undo it.

We at Ausdroid have occasionally experienced this kind of remorse, and no, you dirty people out there, we’re not talking about regretting our Saturday night exploits. Rather, we’re talking about what happens if you’ve modified your phone and all of a sudden you need to rely on that precious warranty to get it fixed.

If you’ve rooted your phone, there is a possibility that this will be blamed for whatever’s gone wrong, and so if you are thinking of calling in a warranty service, you might want to consider this. Unrooting can be done by hand, and some of the rooting apps (e.g. SuperSU) can uninstall themselves, but if you’re a bit uncertain and you want to be sure that your rooted handset is returned to it’s unrooted state, then this app might be for you.

It’s called Universal Unroot, and it claims to be able to unroot any rooted device from any manufacturer regardless of which version of Android it has. It will not only remove any superuser app you have installed, but will completely undo the exploit at the system level.

Of course, the flipside of this is that it’s not a temporary unroot; if you want to root your handset again, you’ll need to start from scratch like you did the first time around.

It currently supports all of the major superuser apps, including ChainsDD Superuser, Chainfire SuperSu, and Koush Superuser.

[app]com.universal.unroot[/app]

What do you think?

Chris Rowland   Chief Executive

Chris Rowland

Chris has been at the forefront of smartphone reporting in Australia since smartphones were a thing, and has used mobile phones since they came with giant lead-acid batteries that were "transportable" and were carried in a shoulder bag.

Today, Chris publishes one of Australia's most popular technology websites, Ausdroid. His interests include mobile (of course), as well as connected technology and how it can make all our lives easier.

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James Finnigan
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Double entendre! HA HA!

Best headline ever.

Gabriel Chairez
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Gabriel Chairez

what did it used to say?

Geoff Fieldew
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Handy little app.

Joshua Hill
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Will this really fool the manufacturers?

I have been rocking a galaxy S2 for almost 2 years and Samsung keeps a count of the number of times the device has been rooted. I’m almost at 20! I doubt this app would reset this counter and I imagine other manufacturers would have similar systems.

Sean Royce
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Sean Royce

Triangle away.

James Finnigan
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I’ve not heard of such a counter before. How could they tell that you’ve rooted your phone?

Joshua Hill
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Not sure how they do it. Possibly something in the bios that detects when you flash the device with a ROM that doesn’t have some special code that the official stock ROMs do?

You can buy a USB dongle that allegedly resets this counter. It’s impossible to reset via software as far as I know.

Elliot Kotis
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Elliot Kotis

Nah you can, an app by cf, it is called Triangle Away. You can get it for free and legal from cf on xda or if you want to donate, I guess you would call it, you can buy it from Google Play.

Joshua Hill
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Thanks, not sure how I missed this before. Doubt I’ll ever use this as my custom flash count is a badge of honour 😉

And thanks Sean too, I just thought you were being funny before.

Elliot Kotis
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Elliot Kotis

Yeah, I have seen people bragging about theirs (Faryaab and friends).

James Finnigan
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Hmmm, I’m curious about this. I’ll look into it, thanks for the info, guys!

Chris Spencer
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Excellent article. Title and content.

Mark
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Mark

Love the title Chris! I had a good laugh at it!

Chris
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Don’t like the headline? Sometimes we like to have fun. Sorry, we won’t in future.

Sean Royce
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Sean Royce

Who cares what they think. Some people on the internet I swear. Get offended by literally everything.

Elliot Kotis
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Elliot Kotis

Hahaha awesome headline, good mate. When I told my father about rooting a phone he said “I’m fine with it as long as you are married first”. Please continue these funny headlines.

Elliot Kotis
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Elliot Kotis

BTW forgot to ask will this remove a custom recovery? Oh and will it wipe data?

Nick Bellios
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“unrooting can be done by hand”
Made my day mate! Lmfao!
P. S. Great find. Thanks!

Ahmato27
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Ahmato27

Very inappropriate title. Tsk Tsk.

James Sagi
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Man these neggers don’t take a (sarcastic) joke.

Ahmato27
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Ahmato27

I know! Haha Do they really think I’m serious?

Mark
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Mark

What a title for the story.

scloh1
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scloh1

Dat headline. LOL

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