How to temp unroot Samsung Galaxy S3?

How to temp unroot Samsung Galaxy S III? That’s a question that I don’t even think of until a reader said that he can’t access Readers Hub on rooted Samsung Galaxy S3. Hmm… If you use any Android applications that disallow you to run on rooted Android devices, you can try out this method…

Voodoo OTA RootKeeper temp unroot Samsung Galaxy S3

How to temp unroot Samsung Galaxy S3?

  1. First of all, install Voodoo OTA RootKeeper.
  2. Launch Voodoo OTA RootKeeper.
  3. Select Protect root.
  4. Then select Temp. un-root (keeps backup).
  5. That’s all.

Enjoy temporary unroot Samsung Galaxy S3 with Voodoo OTA RootKeeper. And select ‘Restore root’ when you need root access back.


  1. I still failed in OTA after I temp unroot with the Voodoo OTA app. Do u have have any idea why?

    My S3 infor. –

    Product Code : GT-I9300MBDBRI
    PDA : I9300ZSALED
    CSC : I9300OZSALED
    Phone : I9300XXLEF

    Was rooted with Odin3 v1.85.exe using CF-Root-SGS3-v6.4.tar.

  2. Hi Jayce,

    I update my S3 successfully using Samsung Kies ! Thanks again.

    But, it seems this update unroot my S3. I don’t see SU and CWM in the mobile any more.

    Should I root it again with Odin3 v1.85.exe/CF-Root-SGS3-v6.4.tar ?


  3. Hello, this doesn’t seem to be working for my galaxy s3. I unroot it and I am unable to access apps that require root for example TB but when I go use sky go it still says it cannot work on rooted phones. I had the same problem on my s2 but then I changed the firmware and it started working. Any help would be much appreciated!

  4. Hi Jayce,

    I want to root my s3 but will this stop my firmware to be updated using kies, or it will still update regardless of the root.


  5. So, if I understand it completely ….. One can use Kies to update firmware, then afterward, you re-root the phone again? My S3 9305 is currently rooted and OTA fails to update. Also, where can I get Kies? Sorry for the newbie questions, just got it a week ago

  6. Hi,

    I have rooted my I9300 using CF-Root. As you have predicted above, OTA updates fail with the dead android icon and the red exclamation mark. But, in addition I have also uninstalled some pre-installed apps. Can I still go ahead and upgrade to Jelly Bean using Kies?


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