Since the Padfone X isn’t getting any official stock Android software updates, many people are searching for custom ROMs and custom firmware versions to install. Doing so means they can try out a newer version of the unofficial Android software and try completely different ROM for new features and something different to look at.
However, as you probably know, there aren’t many other third-party developers out there creating high-quality ROMs. As such, some of you may be wishing you never opened up the ports away from the restrictions. If you want to return back to stock Android, you can do that easily by following the guide below.
BEFORE WE BEGIN
- Know that you took away the warranty by rooting the device. By following the guide below you get to use the warranty again. That means sending it away for free repairs should you need any.
- The warranty only works if you have time remaining. Check your paperwork to see how much time you had for the warranty. The same time period applies.
- Know that the custom recovery image still remains installed on the device after following the steps.
HOW TO UNROOT THE ASUS PADFONE X
1. You should’ve installed the SuperSU app on the device during the rooting steps.
2. Open the same SuperSU app from the app drawer on the smart phone.
3. Scroll down to the end of the list until you can see where it says “unroot.”
4. tap your finger over the option.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish.
6. You might have to confirm a few commands when the application prompts your display.
7. After the app finishes working your device will be unrooted.
8. Please note that we have not flashed a new stock Android software version of your device.
The Asus Padfone X device should now be completely unrooted, meaning you now are running on the stock ROM that is no longer granting applications administrative privileges should they request it. All applications that need full admin rights to run will request it, so those are now the apps that will not run. They are commonly referred to as root applications. You can still keep root applications on your device, and they won’t do any harm, but when you try to run them, they just won’t work. If you don’t plan on getting root access again any time down the track, you’ll be best to delete them from the operating system, so they no longer use up your battery. Each application, while only a small amount, draws a certain amount of battery power to keep it running; there’s no way you can install something without it coming at the cost of the battery needing to accommodate it. The juice that it requests when not being used is minimal, but still, more than you’d probably expect and certainly more than enough for it to make a noticeable difference to your battery life if you’re deleting quite a few.