How to Remove Magisk and Root Your Android Phone

One of the benefits of running Magisk Manager on your rooted Android smartphone is that Magisk can hide root access for certain apps, which is useful if the app won’t launch as it detects you’ve messed up your device. However, some apps like Pokemon GO now specifically check for Magisk while running, which undermines one of the software’s best features.

Since there are not many alternatives to Magisk, and none of them can perform all the same functions as Magisk, the only real option for catching critters is to remove Magisk (and root access) from your device. Fortunately, you have several methods from which you can choose:

Removing Magisk the Easy Way

The first and easiest way to uninstall Magisk from your Android device is to simply uninstall it from the Magisk Manager app.

Make sure you are connected to the internet, then open Magisk Manager from the app screen. Click the “Delete” button at the bottom of the main screen.

You will be prompted to “restore stock”, “complete deletion” or cancel the procedure. To uninstall Magisk and all modules, click “complete uninstallation”.

Magisk Manager will then download and run the necessary scripts to remove Magisk from your phone and restore your device’s original firmware. Wait for the process to complete and you’re done!

Alternative: Magisk TWRP Removal Tool

Likewise, there is a Magisk Uninstaller utility available on the XDA developer forums that will perform the same task as above. It is also a great alternative for those who, for whatever reason, cannot access the Internet on their device.

To run the utility, you first need to either download the software directly to your phone, or download it to another device, such as a desktop or laptop, and manually transfer the files to your phone. Then boot the phone into a custom recovery like TWRP and open the ZIP file for removal. The whole process can be quite complicated, but the official Magisk website has detailed instructions on how to mount and run uninstallation in TWRP .

How to get rid of root your device

After uninstalling Magisk, the next step is to undo the root itself. The good news is that there are many ways to do this, and they are all surprisingly simple.

Remove root files manually

Using a rooted file manager (like MiXplorer or ES File Explorer ), you can manually delete root files.

First, we will find and delete the files labeled “busybox” and “su” that are saved on the main drive of your phone. They will be located in one of the following two directories:

System> Trash.


System> xbin

Once you find ” busybox ” and ” su ” delete them.

The last file we need to delete is in System> Application. Open this folder and delete superuser.apk.

Close File Explorer and restart your device. After rebooting, you will successfully remove the root from your device and everything should be back to normal.

Try using SuperSU

Another way is to use the SuperSU app . This is probably the best way to restore your phone if you don’t like digging through your phone’s system files.

To remove root in this way, open the app. In the settings tab, click on “completely remove root”. After that, you just need to follow the instructions on the screen when necessary, and the rest will be handled by the app and your phone. Eventually, your phone will be successfully rooted.

Restore Stock Firmware

The last method you can use to get rid of root is to either install the latest official system update or reinstall your device’s stock firmware.

Downloading and installing the latest update to your smartphone’s operating system usually removes the root files from your device, and it’s a fairly straightforward procedure. However, you will need to manually locate and download the update file.

Likewise, you can simply unroot by reinstalling your phone’s stock firmware. This method will be different for everyone, as each phone has a different firmware and will require specific steps to complete the installation process. However, an Internet search like “Firmware Restoration [Phone Model]” will most likely point you in the right direction.


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