1. Rikku Watro's Avatar
    How do you unroot your phone? If you root and there will be an update then how do you unroot so you can safely update without bricking your phone?
    12-06-2014 03:05 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    There is the possibility of unrooting through the superuser app. But I have seen about as many instances where it doesn't work as much as it does.
    12-06-2014 09:21 AM
  3. Gcorr003's Avatar
    Download super su, it should have an option to unroot.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    12-06-2014 11:37 AM
  4. MightyMike's Avatar
    You can always send it back to the carrier. ATT will flash ur rom for a hundred bucks.

    Posted via the Next Big Thing, My Galaxy N4
    12-06-2014 12:08 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    1) Updating a rooted phone wouldn't brick it, but if you changed something while it was rooted (that required root to change), updating that might brick it.

    2) If your superuser app (Superuser, SuperSU) doesn't have a "total unroot option", you'll have to find all the changes rooting made to the phone and undo them. (Deleting files that were backed up and changing the name of the backup file back to the original, deleting added files, etc.) Then deleting su as a last step. (You need su in order to delete it.) Then uninstall the superuser app.

    Or ... you could flash a stock ROM. SamMobile Firmwares might have the one you need. If it's an earlier version, it'll update to a later one every day or so until it's current.

    Or ... you could look on the XDA S4 forums for a stock KitKat ROM.

    BTW, you can't brick the phone by updating a rooted phone - the update won't run past the "check for root" step. Once it sees that the phone is rooted it stops and says that updating failed.
    12-06-2014 03:10 PM

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