The hassle-free guide: unroot AT&T HTC One M8 in minutes

Although not all android smartphone users need it, root privileges are the most desired things after a new smartphone released. Simply because now they have full control over their devices. Once rooted, you have powerful ability that is not owned by normal devices, however, your device now also prone to new problems, for that you need to know how to unroot your AT&T HTC One M8.


Basically, the unrooting process is simple, we only need to clear away root files inside the system partition. By taking away of it you will lose root privileges. Usually some people are using the built-in features that exist on SuperSU called “Full unroot” which we will describe later on, but there are also less successful users who using these features, in this case you should do it manually.

Bear in mind, this AT&T HTC One M8 unroot method only removes root, not remove the custom recovery or relocking your device (we will write the guide in the next post). It will only work for those who are still running the stock official ROM from HTC, not modified stock ROM or AOSP ROM. If you’re running a custom ROM, then you need the ROM Update Utility or commonly known as RUU, which will flash your device back to stock condition.

AT&T HTC One M8 unroot utilizing SuperSU or TWRP recovery

This is the first method that you can try using SuperSU.

  1. Open Play store to see if there is a new update for SuperSU, to make sure you are running the most recent version.
  2. Run it from app drawer.
  3. Go to the Settings section above, scroll down the hit Full unroot option. You’ll see a warning message, just tap continues to start the uninstall process.
  4. Once done, the phone will reboot. Your phone should unrooted now after boots up.
at&t htc one m8 unroot

Image: HTC / AT&T

If the above method does not work to unroot AT&T HTC One M8, we are going to tell you how doing it manually.

  1. Boot your phone to TWRP recovery mode by turn off your phone then presses Vol up + Power to boot into bootloader then choose RECOVERY. There is a more simple way, by using “adb reboot recovery”.
  2. Once came into TWRP main menu, now tap Mount -> Mount system then taps Home.
  3. Tap Advanced -> File Manager, browse to “/system/xbin” folder. From there delete su, daemonsu or busybox if it exists. Also browse to “/system/app” the get rid of Superuser.apk.



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4 Responses

  1. J
    October 28, 2015 at 12:15 PMReply

    I did that on my lolipop 5.0.2 and it got stuck on HTC Logo. I had to flash SuperSU to get back my phone into working.

    • Paul
      November 16, 2015 at 7:00 AMReply

      Same thing happened with me 🙁
      How did you flash the SuperSU?
      Any help is appreciated.

  2. Paul
    November 16, 2015 at 7:07 AMReply

    The HTC logo is flashing and the phone wont even turn off !

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    Robbie S.
    November 16, 2015 at 7:24 AMReply

    Hi Guys,
    I dunno what’s the problems, but it simply wont work after Lollipop.
    Have you try flashing an RUU.

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