How to Unroot the Samsung Galaxy S4 (Verizon)

Have you had enough playing with your rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 (Verizon)? Maybe you’ll want to unroot your device so you can have your lost warranty back and then you can play safely with your device. Rooting the Verizon Galaxy S4 was an easy task and so is the unrooting. Here’s how you can unroot your Samsung Galaxy S4 from Verizon:

I. Before You Begin:

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

2. Make sure your device has at least 70% of battery life left.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Stock Firmware

2. Odin

III. Unrooting the Samsung Galaxy S4 (Verizon):

1. Download and place both the archives on your Desktop.

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

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

4. Click on PDA and select the Stock Firmware file available on your Desktop.

5. Make sure you haven’t checked Repartition box in the tool.

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

7. Now turn OFF your device

8. Turn it back on by holding down Volume DOWN+Home+Power buttons together.

9. Press the Volume UP button to go into Download mode.

10. Plug in your device to your PC using the USB cable.

11. Hit Start in the Odin and it’ll begin flashing the stock firmware on your device.

12. It will take some good time to flash the firmware on your device, so sit back and relax.

13. Once the firmware’s been flashed, reboot your device.

14. You’re all done!

Excellent! You’ve successfully unrooted your Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 device!

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

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  • Roger

    I have tried this method on my Samsung GS4 today and it failed. Stated that it failed during (Auth). Now my phone will not turn on. Product Name SCH-I545 any help is appreciated

  • Jason Manning

    Same issue SCH-I545 phone will not boot to normal mode. It’s stuck saying problem with upgrading firmware please try running software repair.

  • Teej

    This process also bricked my phone. Trying to unbrick now, be careful with these instructions