Unrooting is the process of restoring a phone back to stock after you’ve rooted it. This comes in handy for a number of reasons. One is that it reinstates the warranty that was voided by rooting (usually) and two it helps you start over from scratch, if say, you went a little overboard with mods and hacks once you rooted. Either reasoning, unrooting the Galaxy Note 3 is pretty simple thanks to Samsung’s flashing program called Odin. Here’s how to unroot the Galaxy Note 3.
I. Before You Begin
- Must be using a Windows computer as the Odin program is only for Windows.
II. Download the Necessary Files
- Download Odin and save it to your Desktop.
- Download the firmware for your specific version of the Note 3 and save it to your Desktop.
- Right-click the Firmware .zip file and click Extract All.
III. Put the Galaxy Note 3 in Download Mode
- Turn off the device.
- Turn if back on by holding down Volume Down, Home, and Power at the same time. Release when the screen turns on.
- Plug the device in via USB cable.
IV. Unroot the Galaxy Note 3
- Right-click the Odin .zip file and click Extract All.
- Double click Odin from inside the extracted folder.
- Click on PDA and choose the .tar file you extracted from the firmware .zip file and click OK.
- Make sure Repartition is unchecked.
- Check on Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time.
- Click Start and wait for it to flash.
That’s it, you should now be unrooted. Feel free to head back to our Galaxy Note 3 How To’s section if you feel like re-rooting.