How to Unroot the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100)

Just after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, users started looking for a root method to gain root-access on the device and enjoy plethora of apps available for rooted-devices only. The developers did their work and a root method got released to please the users. You may have rooted your device, but there comes a time when you need to return to stock. So, for those folks, here we’ve a guide that teaches how you can unroot your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and get it back to stock. Let’s get started:

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 for an uninterrupted process.

3. This works on the GT-N7100 model only.

II. Downloading Required Files:

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

2. Odin

III. Unrooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (GT-N7100):

1. Download and place both the files onto your Desktop.

2. Extract files from both the archives to your Desktop. You can use free tools like WinRAR to do so.

3. Once you’re done with extraction, double-click on the Odin executable file available on your Desktop.

4. Click on PDA tab and select the Stock Firmware file you got after extracting the Stock Firmware archive.

5. Checkmark the boxes that say Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time.

6. Make sure that the Repartition box isn’t checked as checking it may brick your device

7. Turn OFF your device.

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

9. Once you’re inside Download mode, connect your device to your PC via USB cable.

10. You should now see one of the boxes in Odin turning yellow, that means your device’s been recognized by your PC.

11. Click on Start button and it’ll start flashing the file.

12. Your device should be unrooted within a few minutes.

13. You’re all set!

Wonderful! Your device’s now back to the stock firmware and is unrooted as well. Now you cannot run any root-only apps on your device, so better you remove all such apps from your device.

Image Credit: CNET

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.

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  • Nemo

    i’ve been waiting for more than 1 hour and it’s still not finished, i have no idea whether it’s even working. what should I do?

    • Mahesh Makvana

      It shouldn’t take this much time, do you have proper drivers installed on your PC?

      Sometimes lack of drivers could cause this kind of issues, so get the drivers first and then re-try the procedure.

      Let us know how it goes for you!

      • HBruyn

        i.m from the netherlands and downloaded the netherlands firmware .And i started
        odin and selected th firmware . my phone doesn,t start anymore only shows samsung
        what to do ??

        • Mahesh Makvana

          Did the procedure go well?

  • Michael

    It fails with me, it says Can’t open de serial(COM) port

  • Lui

    Hi! I want to unroot my phone. When I checked for my Baseband Version it says N7100XXDLK7. However, after browsing through your list that firmware is for Poland and I am from the Philippines. Is it necessary that I download the firmware for the Philippines? Or should I stick to the Baseband version I got after rooting my device? Pls do respond asap. Good day!

  • Lui

    Hi! I’m back again. I followed the steps of this unrooting article and it worked quite well for me. Thank you very much! Now, my phone is back to its original form. This is Lui from the Philippines!

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Hey Lui!

      Glad the procedure worked for you. We hope you enjoy your device on the stock firmware!

  • nefes

    Metin çelik

  • rey

    it fail.. then i press start again.. and stuck at setup connection.. can u help me?

    • rey

      i tried again and it works! thanks

      • Mahesh Makvana

        That’s great! Hope your device’s working fine now !

  • Molnár Tamás

    hi ..do u have any HUNGARIAN stock fiemware ?? and if u have could u send me one with the original samsung galaxy note 2 GT N7100 boot logo coz i dont like that costum logos .. pls

  • dor

    hey there great thread!
    i have 1 question from 1 side of the note box it written : made in china . but under it its written bevolmächtigter gem. 5EBPG: samsung electronics (UK) ltd

    so im not sure if i need to download chn(china) firmware or btu (united kingdom) what do i do?

  • crashbrn

    Will I get My stock recovery back.

  • Georges Freiji

    None of the boxes turned yellow. What should I do in this case?

  • nickkertesz

    I did all the steps, and it said successful. However I still can’t do auto-updates and under device status it still says “Modified” any thoughts?

  • Rajeev Mathur

    There are 3-4 updates for same country. How do i know, which one to download. I brought the device 2 months ago.

  • kush

    i did everything but now the phone does not go beyond the N7100 logo and the phone shuts off itself