In this guide, we will show you a nifty method through which you could easily check if your device has any root app installed or not. Gaining administrative access by rooting the device via Magisk does bring in a few additional goodies. But on the flip side, it does have its fair share of issues either. The primary among them is the inability to use banking and payment apps.
However, a few users have voiced their concern that they are still unable to use any of these apps even after removing the root. So why is this happening? Well, in some instances, a few rooted binaries might still be left behind, such as from LSPosed, Magisk module, or AOSP Mods.
Moreover, these files might not be visible under normal circumstances, so it could really become a challenging task in getting hold of these files. Fortunately, there does exist a nifty workaround that should help you easily get this job done. So without further ado, let’s check it out.
How to check if your device has any Root apps installed
In order to get this job done, we will be using an open-source app called Ruru. Having a huge catalog of various rooted apps, modules, and services, it performs a check on your device and finds out which of those apps are installed on your device. It will then list out the result in an easy-to-understand format and you could then uninstall those apps from your device. Once that is done, it is recommended to reform the check and double-check that you don’t have any rooted apps remaining on your device. Here’s how all of this could be carried out.
- To begin with, download and install the Ruru app from GitHub.
- Then launch it and expand the sections that display the ‘found’ icon.
- For example, let’s first expand the Abnormal Environment section. In my case, there are two culprits- SU and Magisk.
- So I will have to unroot my device and both these files will then have a Not Found icon next to them [see below image].
- Likewise, expand all the sections that have the Found icon and delete their associated apps.
- If you are still facing any issues, then it is recommended to expand the Suspicious section as well and carry out the instructed task [such as disabling Developer Options].
That’s it. These were the steps to check if your device has any root app installed or not. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.
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