How to Get the Samsung Exhibit II 4G (SGH-T679) back to stock

At some point in your device’s life, you might want to erase all traces of ever having rooted your it, installed custom recovery or even flashed a custom ROM.  This situation could arise when you are selling the device or if you ever want to take it into a service center for repairs.  For those times, it’s always a good idea to get things back to stock to avoid unnecessary questions.  The post below will help you do the same with the Samsung Exhibit II 4G, so read on if this is what you want.

I.  Before You Begin

1.  This will erase all the data on your device and flash stock firmware and recovery, so back up anything that you feel is important.

2.  You will need to have ClockworkMod Recovery installed for this procedure to work; if you don’t have this already, use our guide for help with this.

3.  Make sure that you have your device charged to 75% or more to prevent unnecessary shutdowns and bricking your device.

4.  This guide will get your device back to stock Android 2.3.6 firmware.

II.  Necessary Downloads [Download link available in this post under the Flash2Stock section]

III.  Getting the Samsung Exhibit II 4G Back to Stock

1.  Connect your device to your PC and copy to your internal SD.

2.  Boot into ClockworkMod Recovery.  To do this,

i.  Power down your device.
ii.  Press and hold the Volume Up and Power buttons until you see the Samsung logo appear.
iii.  Release both buttons.
iv.  Press the left bottom Menu capacitive button when you see the Recovery logo (white box with the android icon).

3.  On the next screen, select apply update from sdcard using the Volume Up and Down buttons to navigate and the Home button to select.

4.  Highlight on the next screen and press the Home button to select it.

5.  Go back to previous menu and select reboot system now to restart your device.

Once the device reboots, your device should be back to stock and you’ll have to set it up as you would with any new device!

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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  • johan

    tanks from mexico city

  • Jaden Reeves

    Does the crash or mess up your computer ?

  • Spellgate downloads as an .exe and is not recognized by cwm. Whats going on?

    • Dax Krishna

      that doesn’t happen Spellgate, I tried the link just now and it seems perfectly fine.

  • Pat

    I need to do this but, when i try to drag into the internal SD, it says there’s not enough room for it and i need an additional 311 MB of space to copy it. But i don’t know what is safe to delete! What do i do?

    • Dax Krishna

      think of any games you have installed, uninstall them and delete their data folder that is usually on the SD card. do this for any other apps that you have installed and you should get the space you need. Also, you could back up your pictures and videos from the dcim/camera folder to your PC and then get the needed space.

  • Junki3

    Tried unrooting with the But now my phone keeps rebooting and the clockword mod recovery isn’t booting, only the stock android recovery 3e.. When i try install any custom roms from there i get an error ‘not enough space’ and i can’t free up space because i can’t delete files via usb. I also tried install these from external sd card. Some help would be greatly appreciated!

  • J co

    I did this and it returned my phone back to stock but the play store is not working and it will not factory reset. Help please

  • Rumesh – where to download it from… i could not find the link… help pls…

    • did you find the Flash2Stock section in the original thread? If not, try this:

      • Rumesh

        Thanks… now i have taken the phone back to stock… now play store is throwing error message while trying to download any apps…. even kies is not connecting…. help pls….