There is a great deal to be said for rooting your handset. It opens up a world of new apps and opportunities, but there can also be issues. Once rooted, you may well encounter the occasional app that refuses to run because you are rooted. But all is not lost; there is a solution.
You could take the drastic step of reversing the rooting process, but there's really no need to go this far. Why would you want to, after all? De-rooting means that you won't be able to use all of the apps that caused you to root in the first place! How about just pretending that your handset isn’t rooted?
This is precisely what Hide My Root enables you to do. The name really does say it all here - you can simply trick apps into thinking that your phone is untouched and unrooted. Download a free copy of the app from Google Play and you're ready to go.
Using the app is very simple. When you encounter an app that refuses to install or run because it has detected that you are rooted, fire up Hide My Root. Hit the Hide su binary option and the superuser binary associated with rooting will be obfuscated, allowing you to run just about any app you want. There will still be some apps that are able to detect rooting, but they are few and far between.
In extreme cases you can select the option to Uninstall su app and there's also a handy link to regrab the file from Google Play. Hide My Root is also useful if you share your phone or tablet with someone else because you are in control of when rooting is enabled, meaning that you can add a password to root access so no one else is able to access root when they borrow your device.
Hide My Root is a free, ad-supported app. If the ads annoy you, you can remove them for a small fee (0.99 USD/GBP).