How to unroot ZTE Zmax [Guide]

zte_zmax_8The ZTE Zmax is a smartphone that came out close to the end of 2014. It comes out of the box with Android 4.4 KitKat. There are two phone carrier networks in the United States that let you pick this one up still today including T-Mobile and MetroPCS.


There’s no point following the steps unless your device is already rooted.

While the following does remove root access it will not work if you have already installed custom ROM on the device.

You can wipe the current custom ROM by entering the recovery mode and choosing to wipe data factory reset. Remember that it does wipe all of the data so you should backup the data you don’t want to lose first such as the phone contacts and pictures.

You should already have the SuperSU application on your device from following the rooting guide.

Make sure you have enough battery power for you to use the program without the handset shutting down. You are not connecting to the computer.


  • Tap on the SuperSu application available from your app drawer.
  • Wait until the app opens.
  • About half way down the screen of options is one called “Full Unroot”.
  • Tap to use that option.
  • Wait until the tool does its magic. Do not press any buttons until it finishes.
  • You will need to reboot your device when it’s complete. Now when you start the phone the next time you will not have any of the rooted apps or custom ROMs working on your device.

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  1. Bob Robertson

    Ok so it’s been days, time to prove us wrong. Show us how you root, or prove that you are another faker out there just doing copy/paste posting about any and every device. Trolling for more clicks. So are you a faker troll or not?

  2. Mathew

    [@Rich] In fairness to yourself, I did create this post first with the intention of rolling out the rooting guide today. (24 hours later because i started working on the ZTE Zmax at the end of my day). I believe I do have a working method. As I mentioned below, the intention was to have the unroot guide linked at the bottom of the root guide when it was published. That’s why I did this one first. i won’t be doing that again. Thanks!

  3. Mathew

    The rooting guide was going to be coming today. The unrooting guide was done first because then I can link to it at the bottom of the rooting guide more efficiently. My apologies. I wasn’t aware people hung out on the front page with ZTE Zmax’s looking for rooting guides from there.