How to Unroot the Samsung Galaxy S2

Sick and tired of using the rooted Samsung Galaxy S2? Want to go back to stock firmware once again to start everything over? No problem, we’ll help you do that. Getting your Samsung Galaxy S2 back to stock is as easy as flashing its stock firmware, no difficult part at all. This guide should help you with that so you can unroot your device and enjoy the warranty once again!

I. Before You Begin:

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

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

3. This works for the GT-I9100 model only.

II. Downloading Required Files:

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

2. Odin

III. Unrooting the Samsung Galaxy S2:

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

2. Unzip files from both the archives over to your Desktop.

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

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

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

6. It’s important that you leave Repartition box unchecked.

7. Power off your device.

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

9. Press the Volume UP button to continue to Download mode.

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

11. Hit Start button in the tool and it should begin flashing the firmware.

12. Once the firmware’s been flashed, your device will automatically reboot.

13. You’re back to stock now!

Awesome! Your device has been successfully unrooted and is now back to the stock firmware. You can now start customizing your device over again!

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.

  • Jeroen

    Works like a charm! Thanks!

  • plooytie

    Thank you! Now my camera finally works again!

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

      Great! Have fun capturing still images!!

  • amit rupreja

    its not detecting my handset

  • Lee McIntosh

    Works brilliantly for everything other than two banking Apps, which say “Sorry, the [app] does not support rooted devices”. I thought I had unrooted it now?

  • Theodore C. Leontiou

    When the phone restarted (after the download) it is stucked??? Maybe the problem is that the battery level is in 19%?? What can i do?? Pls answer me because i can open my phone…

  • athanne

    what is the area code for the philippines?

  • Ryan

    Hi my phone get stucked on the samsung logo. what should I do?

    Thanks

    • nabob

      try another rom and/or try several times.
      it took two goes for my s2 to bootup properly.

    • arshad

      go to recover mode> wipe data/ factory reset

  • nabob

    Q – is the stock firmware above unlocked or locked ?

  • Uwayse

    hello i was just wondering what the red light on odin means it says FAIL P.S thank you in advance

  • Depil Maharjan

    can i install stock rom, in rooted device will it damage my phone

  • Gopi Krishna

    I just wanna thank whoever made this article! My S2 WORKS :D

  • Tazwar Mahir

    Hi… Can anyone tell me.. if i unroot my phone,,, would the Yellow Triangle at start up still be there? An also.. would i be able to again update the firmware thru KIES?

  • Sam

    my phone is still in the Download mode and does nothing. What is wrong? (Sorry for my english:D )

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

      Hello Sam,

      Once you’ve put your device into Download mode, you’re then supposed to plug it in to your computer. Then hit Start in the Odin and it’ll do its job.

      Thanks!