remove superuser permissions
I rooted my Droid to install 2.1 and didn't like it so I went back to 2.0.1 however there is an icon on my homescreen called superuser permissions and I can't seem to remove it. Any help would be greatly appreciated thanks
- 01-01-2010, 03:43 PM #2
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IYou need to have root to remove it. The root patch moves superuser.apk to /system/app/ and this is not writable without root. I would just ignore the app as it does nothing and u no longer have root if you reloaded the 2.0.1 update.zip.
Otherwise if u have root still you need to mount the system partioin for writing and remove the superuser file.
- 01-02-2010, 08:47 AM #4
- 01-02-2010, 09:32 AM #5
- 6 Posts
Just flashing back to the unrooted OS won't remove it you need to do the following.
1. Re-root your phone (yes make sure your phone is "jailbroke" again) and download an app in the market called Terminal Emulator (its free)
2. Now type the following in the terminal emulator app. One line at a time and pressing enter after each line
mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
3. Sync phone with google (in the settings)
4. Reboot phone
5. App should now be gone...
6. Reapply unrooted OS and wipe device .
7. Should be unrooted and the app will be gone..you can check your root status by using the Terminal Emulator app and typing "su" it should say permission denied
Hope that helps
- 01-02-2010, 11:15 AM #7
- 01-04-2010, 02:55 PM #9
- 01-04-2010, 03:24 PM #10
I found a quick way to do this as well.
Must be rooted.
download and install root manager
choose remove system apps or apps data
then select apps
find superuser.apk and click on it
choose remove (no backup)
then follow the directions on how to unroot (factory reset) or the 2.0.1 update
- 08-03-2010, 10:31 PM #11
rm command didn't work
everthing worked fine except when I type in the rm Superuser.apk. I get an error that says the folder isn't empty.
The main reason I want to remove the root is because I can't upgrade to 2.2 and I can't think of any other reason why it wouldn't update. Sprint can't help because they have no idea what the issue is with the update. It downloads fine but when it goes to install it, I get a triangle with an exclamation point inside and nothing happens after that.
- 08-04-2010, 08:15 AM #12
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- 05-28-2011, 05:22 PM #20
Problem with superuser
am. i read your problems and about the superuser i got my android 2.1 not long ago and then at the first week started to download everything from the market and foud this superuser and i didn't even know what it does i thought this would be like a task manager u know. but when i wound out about it it was to late.. ant it all would be very cool well i rooted my vodafone 845 and that's cool but the only problem is that it doesn't work properly... well it is and superuser icon in menu and even after factory reset it doesn't disapear but when i tried to remove it let just say with a root uninstaler (from market) it says that my phone is not rooted and when i type su in the terminal emulator (from market) it says permision denied (that should hapen if the phone is not rooted) and i want to root my phone now but i can't becouse that program (superuser) that doesn't even Work don't let other programs to do it! please help i'm new with the android's and now i don't have the waranty and it is not rooted properly.Help!
- 10-03-2011, 10:25 PM #21
- 10-11-2011, 11:19 PM #22
Re: remove superuser permissions
Hi Guys, I'm having the same issues. I removed the root by rebooting to factory but superuser was still there.
So I UNREVOKED3 my SPRINT EVO 4G to remove superuser and it didn't work.
I followed the instructions below and I gained su but when I tried to remove Superuser I got a read only error.
Other things I noticed. After I rooted my phone I tried to remove the the stock applications and I could not. But the Wifi Router worked.........I'm at a loss...