How to Unroot the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1

Has your manufacturer just rolled out an update you’ve been waiting for but can’t get it because you’re on a custom ROM? No problem, we’ll help you get back to the stock ROM to make you eligible for the official update and patches. Installing stock firmware on Samsung devices is a child’s play if you’ve got all the necessary things, like Odin and the firmware files. In the following, we’re gonna show you how you can unroot your Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 device and get it back to stock. So, let’s get onto the procedure.

I. Before You Begin:

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

2. Make sure your device’s charged fully or has at least 70% of battery life left.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Stock Firmware (Download the appropriate one for your device from the first post)

2. Odin

III. Unrooting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1:

1. Download and place both the files to your Desktop.

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

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

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

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

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

7. Turn OFF your device.

8. Reboot the device into Download mode. To do that, simply press and hold Volume DOWN+Power buttons together.

9. Once you’re in Download mode, connect the device to your PC via USB cable.

10. Hit the Start button and it’ll begin flashing files.

11. It’ll take some good time to flash the files, so have patience.

12. Once it’s done, your device should reboot automatically.

13. And you’re done!

Congrats! Your device is now back to the stock firmware and you can now take advantage of any firmware update that your manufacturer is rolling out!

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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  • Lagos

    If volume down plus power doesn’t get you into download mode, try volume up plus power. Apparently this is a somewhat common problem, volume up plus power worked for me.

  • Chris

    My first attempt gave me the endless re boot, then I did a wipe data and reboot and it loaded fine . Thank you for having the stock ROM and instructions . Was having issues with my custom ROM and Hulu plus. Also preferred the stock Samsung keyboard better.

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Hey Chris,

      Glad we could help you restore your device to stock firmware. Yep, flashing the stock firmware solves many software-side issues.


  • Gjin

    Thanks for the roms that i can download!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Mahesh Makvana

      You’re welcome Gjin!

  • nkathy

    cant find my GT-P3113 stock firmwire off of the list you gave

    • Dax Krishna


      that’s because the GT-P3113 is actually the 7 inch model and the above post is for the 10.1 version only!

  • Ram Gharu

    It keeps on saying invalid image file when the pda is loaded?

  • Anon

    Hi, I have a Mac, and am unable to get Odin to work on my laptop, including using crossover programs. Could you set up a tutorial based on Heimdall?

    This would be very appreciated, and many thanks for setting up this tutorial anyway.

  • bob

    thank you!