How to Unroot the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini I8190

So you have rooted your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 and now want to unroot it so you can get the lost warranty back? No problem, we’re here to help  you out with this matter. In this guide, we’re gonna show you how you can unroot your Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini I8190 and get it back to stock firmware, to enjoy the pure official Android firmware. Here you go:

I. Before You Begin:

1. You should have rooted your device using the procedure given here.

2. Your device needs to have at least 70% of battery life left.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Stock Firmware (Download the appropriate firmware for your device)

2. Odin

III. Unrooting the Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini I8190:

1. Place both the files you downloaded to your Desktop.

2. Extract files from both the archives to your Desktop.

3. Double-click on the Odin executable file and it’ll launch.

4. Click on PDA and select the Stock Firmware file you extracted to your Desktop.

5. Make sure that only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked in the Odin.

6. Leave the Repartition box unchecked.

7. Turn OFF your device.

8. Reboot the device into Download mode. To do so, press and hold the Volume DOWN+Home+Power buttons together.

9. Press the Volume UP button to continue.

10. Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable.

11. Click on Start button in the Odin and it’ll begin flashing the stock firmware.

12. Once it’s done, your device should automatically reboot.

13. And you’re all done!

Good Job! You’ve successfully unrooted your device and now it runs the official Samsung firmware. Your warranty has also been restored, so you can now take your device to the service center without any issues.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

If this procedure helped you, please consider donating to the original developer or at least sending them a thank you.

Now that you are rooted, head here to learn some of the fun things you can do!

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  • matt

    the website you point to gives .zip files while odin only accepts .tar

  • szunyi77

    hi

    I’m sorry but I’m Hungarian and Google Translate :)
    question would be to unroot and restore the original firmware.
    Now the galaxy s3 mini root and CWM
    but if you need service for some hardware problem, then what rom flash?
    the handset is Android 4.1.2
    Hungary T-Mobile

    I read the firmware archive, but there are many opportunities …
    I do not want to spoil the machine, I really like!

    Help me please!

    thank Szunyi77

  • GothenburgSyndrome

    You need to extract the .zip file and you’ll have the .tar

  • Ivan

    Is this method reseting the flash counter?

  • Danica

    THANK YOU! It helped me restore my stock firmware, been having trouble for 2days already because of a bootloop caused by AOKP Milestone on my s3 mini. Thank you so much!

    • http://www.techlisten.com Mahesh Makvana

      You’re most welcome Danica!

  • Android newbie

    Did. Not. Work

    • http://www.techlisten.com Mahesh Makvana

      What error did you get?

  • Tom

    will this procedure wipe my user data?

  • Emin Adiloglu

    tankx sooooo much)))

  • gab josh

    i have the gs3 mini and im from the philippines but its I890XXAMD3. but AMA2 is the one here in my country. what should i do?

  • Jay Smith

    apologies for earlier comment, seems to be working fine now that I updated to newer than the linked odin

  • dhan

    TRIED THIS METHOD BUT GAVE ME A movi_write card_staus:0 (1) start_blk:420098 error. what does that mean and how can i restore my phone

  • Technological99

    Erm… When I selected the right stock firmware it came in a zip file with an MD5 file not a tar file in it which I downloaded from the link provided. Is that supposed to happen?

  • Tanzil Ahmed

    how can i know which firmware is for my phone and country i am from pakistan