How to Unroot the Samsung Galaxy SL (GT-I9003)

Having issues with your Samsung Galaxy SL and need to return it to service center? Want to unroot it first so you can reinstate its warranty? No problem, we’re here to help you out. Unrooting is quite an easier process compared to rooting process and once you’re unrooted, you’ll have your lost warranty back and all those default apps that you had on your device when you purchased it. Here’s how you can unroot your Samsung Galaxy SL (GT-I9003) smartphone.

I. Before You Begin:

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

2. Your device should have at least 70% of battery life left.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Stock Firmware (Download the appropriate firmware for your device)

2. Odin

III. Unrooting the Samsung Galaxy SL (GT-I9003):

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

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

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

4. Hit PDA and select the Stock Firmware file you extracted earlier to your Desktop.

5. Make sure to checkmark the boxes labeled as Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time.

6. Leave the Repartition box unchecked, it’s important.

7. Turn OFF your device.

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

9. Plug it in to your PC using the USB cable.

10. Hit Start in Odin and it’ll begin flashing the firmware.

11. It should take a few minutes to finish flashing the file.

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

13. And you’re done!

Excellent! Your Samsung Galaxy SL smartphone has been successfully unrooted is back to stock firmware. Your warranty has also been reinstated!

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.

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  • NiK

    tried it. it works

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Great Nik!

      Thanks for your feedback!

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Cool! Glad it worked for you!!

  • Azhar Ulla Shariff

    hi! mahesh i have a problem with my sumsung galaxy sl i9003 it’s touch is not work but i plug the charger i will work
    can you this problem to be solved

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Do you think this is an issue related to software-side? Did you drop the device into water and it stopped working or you flashed the stock firmware and it happened?

  • Venkat

    Hi, I am not able to unroot my set. If I click on start button in Odin, It is showing me as


    Enter CS for MD5..

    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..

    Please wait..

    I9003DDLF2_I9003ODDLF2_I9003DDLE1_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.

    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..

    Leave CS..

    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..

    File analysis..


    Can’t open the serial(COM) port.

    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Seems like your PC isn’t able to communicate with your device. Make sure you’ve proper drivers installed on your PC and your device’s recognized by the Odin.

      And one thing, did you put your device into download mode by pressing the key-combo given above?

      • Venkatesh

        Yes mate, My phone was in download mode and still the download was not happening. I have taken the phone to Samsung service center, they said that mother board is gone since there is no phone files and IMEI number available and they asked me to replace the motherboard. But I am able to do rest of the things in my phone like playing games, listening to music and downloading from app’s market. Can we please talk over phone. This is my no : 9962239989. Just gimme a mess. I will call you.

        Thanks Mate,
        Venkat L

    • It says your PC hasn’t recognized your device. Are you sure your phone’s properly connected to your PC? You got the required drivers installed on your PC? Let me know. Thanks!

  • Venkat

    Hi Mahesh, My mobile GT-I9003 is not detecting the Sim card and the Flight mode symbol is keep on showing.

    I jus charged my mobile couple of days back and all of the sudden I faced this proble. Then after there is no IMEI, IMEISV number and also there is no phone files present. Can you please help me this.

  • Faisal

    Thanks a lot!
    The link with original firmware was also very helpful!

    • You’re welcome Faisal!

      Glad our procedure helped you!

  • ummer

    did as per the tuturial.odin displayed pass message, but after restating the phone is stuck at samsung logo, then again restart again stuck at samsung logo,,pls help

    • Sanchit Goel

      Help Same Problem With Me Too

  • Ashrey Sharma

    did as per the tuturial.odin displayed pass message, but after restating the phone is stuck at samsung logo, then again restart again stuck at samsung logo,,pls help

    • It’s bootloop. Did you checkmark “Repartition” in the Odin?

  • Marian Antone

    Venkat: U solvedd problem with these gt-i9003? realy is a stupid phone. can`t see nothing on him… if i will try make an update firmware have more chanse to unlock sim?

  • syukri

    Unmark or mark the repartition box ?

  • Mohd Mirza

    Hey Mahesh..does this works on Bricked i9003?
    Just for a thought because my i9003 just bricked when installing the wrong ROMs