Need to temporary unroot Samsung Galaxy S4 in order to run certain Android applications or games? Yes, there are apps that do not let you run them if your device is rooted. Therefore, you need to temp unroot Galaxy S4 to run them. Luckily, it is not hard to do so. No need to use Voodoo OTA RootKeeper anymore because you can do so in SuperSU and Superuser themselves.
How to temp unroot Galaxy S4?
- Bring up SuperSU.
- Go to Settings.
- Untick Enable Superuser.
- That’s it.
Just enable root access when you need it again. Cheer.
Useful tip, Thanks
Hey Jayce, this trick doesn’t work with eg IKO application (Polish bank application) – it still detects root. Are you aware of any other methods to temp unroot the phone? I would appreciate help 🙂
Nope, fully unroot is the only solution for the moment.
hi jayce im currently updating my device OTA? but error shows that my device is modified unable to update software, i rooted my I9505 with everthing as stock, this method did not work for me though.
Hi Dave, please use Samsung Kies to update.
thanks jayce, but will kies not detect the modified unit? thanks
Rooted with CF-Auto-Root is still okay to upgrade with Samsung Kies. How did you root it?
i rooted through odin, using your guide here also
Should be CF-Auto-Root then. Try it see. If still cannot, just update to latest firmware with Odin. Slower (as bigger file size) but same result as OTA.
will the device still be rooted afterwards? and where can i download the file
No. You need to root it again.
okay, ill try to update with kies first thanks jayce
hi jayce, update through kies pushed through, and went ok, since i updated the firmware, i will have to root the device again is that correct?
@Dave, yes. Root it again.
Hi jayce, Thanks so much for helping out, i guess i wont be rooting my Phone for now first, 🙂