How to Unroot the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (T-Mobile)

Unrooting’s not a big deal even if you’ve never ever done it as it just involves flashing the stock firmware and your device goes back to its factory state. For the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (T-Mobile), the stock firmware has become available and by following our guide given below, you’ll be able to reinstate the warranty of your device and unroot it as well. So, let’s not wait and jump onto the guide below.

I. Before You Begin:

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

2. Make sure your device has at least 60% of battery life left as the procedure’s going to take some good time.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Stock Firmware (Download link’s given in the first post)

2. Odin

III. Unrooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 (T-Mobile):

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

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

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

4. Click on PDA button and select the Stock Firmware file you extracted earlier.

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

6. Uncheck the Repartition box if it’s checked.

7. Turn OFF your device.

8. Reboot the device into Download mode by pressing and holding the Volume DOWN+Home+Power buttons together.

9. If any prompt appears on the screen, hit Volume UP button.

10. Now, connect the device to your PC via USB cable.

11. Click on Start button in the Odin and it’ll flash the stock firmware file.

12. It should take around ten minutes to finish the process so sit back and relax.

13. Once it’s done, the device should reboot automatically.

14. And you’re unrooted now!

Great! Your warranty’s now back and the device’s been successfully unrooted. It’s all stock feeling everywhere on the device, be it the Settings area or homescreen!

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.

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  • Zachery

    How can you root a phone with out a pc or laptop

    • Mahesh Makvana

      For most of the root methods, you ought to have a PC or a Laptop but there’re some methods that do not require the PC, z4Root, for example. It’s just an APK file that gains root access on the device.


  • Braden

    Will this method restore the OTA ability?

  • biglance

    Does this restore the phone to factory default? or does it keep the phone in the same condition (homescreen setup, ect.) has you have currently.

  • Mardig

    I followed the instruction steps to unroot my T-Mobile Note 2. It all succeeded. However, I looked at the device status say “Normal” that “Modified” was replaced with. I thought it would be “Official”. How can I get my Note 2 back to “Official”? If “Normal” won’t void my warranty, then forget it.

  • Nic

    I bought a note 2 from a garage sale site on facebook a couple days ago. The seller told me it was not rooted. When I got the phone it was indeed rooted and not a very good ROM. I am not tech savvy when it comes to PC’s and all this stuff but I followed the directions laid out here and even tho the stock rom says it’s a UK version everything switched easily and smoothly in less than 10 min. The system now states official. Thanks for the help! If I had some money to donate, I certainly would because you definitely helped this loser out!

    • Thanks for your comment, Nic!

      We’re glad we could help you get your device back to the stock!

      User satisfaction is more important than money for us 🙂

      Thanks and keep coming back for more tutorials and tips for your Android device.