How to Unroot the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE (SPH-L300)

Sending your device to service center for any warranty purpose? Make sure to unroot your device first as doing so will reinstate your warranty and you will have no problems at the center. Unrooting should also restore your device to stock firmware, so all the modifications you’ve done on your device will be lost and you will have a fully stock device. Here’s how you can unroot your Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE (SPH-L300) smartrphone.

I. Before You Begin:

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

2. Your device needs to have at least 70% of battery life left to ensure an uninterrupted process.

II. Downloading Required Files:

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

2. Odin

III. Unrooting the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE (SPH-L300):

1. Put both the files you downloaded to your Desktop.

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

3. Run Odin by double-clicking on its executable file available on your Desktop.

4. Click on PDA and select the Stock Firmware file you just extracted from the archive.

5. Put checkmark in the boxes that say Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time. All other options must be unchecked.

6. Power off your device.

7. Reboot it into Download mode by holding down the Volume DOWN+Home+Power buttons together.

8. Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable.

9. Click Start in Odin and it’ll begin flashing the stock firmware.

10. Once the firmware’s been flashed, your device should automatically reboot.

11. You’re done!

Brilliant! You have successfully unrooted your Galaxy Victory smartphone. Now it’s running the official stock firmware with no root-access!

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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  • Jeremy

    Is this for Sprint or Virgin Mobile?

    • Mahesh Makvana

      It’s for Sprint variant.

  • Steve J

    do you have one for Virgin Mobile yet?

    • NotSoBrown

      I wish.. that would solve everything.

      • We’ll see if we can have a procedure for Virgin Mobile as well.


  • oli

    would this work for the virgin mobile phone..?

  • shane p

    when i click on pda it cant find the file

  • allen

    I am trying to un root my phone a Samsung galaxy victory lte. after I start the odin its says
    added then says removed. it switchs back and forth several times. then gives me a bunch of info that ends with Complete(Write) operation failed.

    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
    then it starts up with the added removed stuff again. also in the boxes at the top the first one says fail in a red box under it s a green status bar and below that is a yellow status bar labeled id;com inside the yellow box it says 0:{om3} after that it just sits there doing nothing is this normal or did I make a mistake?

  • oliver

    when I click on pda to choose the stock firmware I cnt find it all I have are files that came from the that I unzip but cant choose from any please help I been trying to figure this out for a month now an I cant seem to find any other website that helps me if this really are the files to unroot it please help me out. thanks

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Where did you place the extracted files? Make sure you’ve extracted them right on your Desktop and then try the procedure once again.

      Hope that helps!

  • Brian A.

    I’m really getting frustrated with my phone trying to update. I downloaded the stock firmware twice now. I followed all the steps and i still can’t find the files I extracted onto my desktop and the files don”t show. I KInda Hate this phone right now.

    • If you can’t extract the zip, simply open it with the apps like WinRAR and see if all the files are there in the zip. And then try dragging them to your Desktop and they’ll all be extracted to your Desktop.

      Let us know if it works for you!

      • Brian A.

        Still no success. So I downloaded winrar. extracted all the files from winrar onto my desktop. and followed the directions with no success.

        • What step are you stuck at?

          • Lemonaids

            Yeah, unfortunately, the instructions are way off from the actual thing. When you extract the files there is no “stock firmware” file/folder. Just a couple folders within folders and folders. So then, what do we select for PDA when there is nothing to select? That’s the problem that most people are running into.

          • Brian A.

            Yeah thats what is happing no file in the folders.

  • Andy Cao

    I cannot find the compatible file to restore the recovery.

  • Randy Garbin

    The website above does not have the stock firmware for the SPH-L300!

  • NotSoBrown

    there is no firmware for the device you listed… it would be nice if you could find one, preferably in a .md5 or .tar file. Thank you 🙂


  • Luc

    Where i can find the stock firmware for the SPH-L300

  • B

    Anyone find stock firmware for this device yet? I know its way late but I’m having the same problem… Cannot find stock firmware to save my life..

    • It seems the stock firmware file’s been pulled from the server. We’ll see if we can find a mirror link to help you and others out. Thanks!