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lnguy193

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Jul 11, 2015
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Hello everyone,
I am trying to (completely) unroot the lineageos version of Android x86. The only thing I need is an old pc can run Android without root since the app I am about to use does not work if the device (android) is modified. I tried several different ways:
  1. DIsable root in settings
  2. Physically remove su binary
  3. Using Gearlock to install custom recovery then able to install Magisk, but could not hide the root (Safetynet) using Magisk
None of them works in order to run the app.
Would some one have experience on this? Thank you in advance.
 

lnguy193

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Jul 11, 2015
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Thanks for your reply. I already tried to flash the su removal addon from lineageos but the thing is, it is unable to have TWRP with android x86 for now (as I know), so the only custom recovery is Gearlock but it is failed to flash su removal via Gealock
Android x86 only has two releases of lineageOS which is 13.0 and 14.1. I tried both and same issue.
Thanks again
 

CXZa

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Thanks for your reply. I already tried to flash the su removal addon from lineageos but the thing is, it is unable to have TWRP with android x86 for now (as I know), so the only custom recovery is Gearlock but it is failed to flash su removal via Gealock
Android x86 only has two releases of lineageOS which is 13.0 and 14.1. I tried both and same issue.
Thanks again

Signed zips can be flashed in stock recovery...
Here are the files that it removes...
/system/system/addon.d/51-addonsu.sh
/system/system/bin/su
/system/system/etc/init/superuser.rc
/system/system/xbin/su

Why it has to be lineage? You could get pie, also bliss has it.
https://www.android-x86.org/changelog.html
 

lnguy193

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Jul 11, 2015
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Signed zips can be flashed in stock recovery...
Here are the files that it removes...
/system/system/addon.d/51-addonsu.sh
/system/system/bin/su
/system/system/etc/init/superuser.rc
/system/system/xbin/su

Why it has to be lineage? You could get pie, also bliss has it.
https://www.android-x86.org/changelog.html

For some weird reasons the app I will mainly use always work only the lineage version, but crashed on others. I haven't tried pie and bliss yet! I just only removed the 2 su binaries in /bin and /xbin. I will try to reflash or remove the other two files that you recommended. Thanks
 

sambhunath

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Jul 11, 2012
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For some weird reasons the app I will mainly use always work only the lineage version, but crashed on others. I haven't tried pie and bliss yet! I just only removed the 2 su binaries in /bin and /xbin. I will try to reflash or remove the other two files that you recommended. Thanks
Yes same here, I am also looking for an unrooted lineage OS(works well), or any other unrooted Android OS.
Can anyone help finding a stable unrooted OS.