How to Unroot the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (Video)

Unrooting is the process of restoring a phone back to stock after you’ve rooted it. This comes in handy for a number of reasons. One is that it reinstates the warranty that was voided by rooting (usually) and two it helps you start over from scratch, if say, you went a little overboard with mods and hacks once you rooted. Either reasoning, unrooting the Galaxy Note 3 is pretty simple thanks to Samsung’s flashing program called Odin. Here’s how to unroot the Galaxy Note 3.

I. Before You Begin

  1. Must be using a Windows computer as the Odin program is only for Windows.

II. Download the Necessary Files

  1. Download Odin and save it to your Desktop.
  2. Download the firmware for your specific version of the Note 3 and save it to your Desktop.
    Stock Firmwares
  3. Right-click the Firmware .zip file and click Extract All.

III. Put the Galaxy Note 3 in Download Mode

  1. Turn off the device.
  2. Turn if back on by holding down Volume Down, Home, and Power at the same time. Release when the screen turns on.
  3. Plug the device in via USB cable.

IV. Unroot the Galaxy Note 3

  1. Right-click the Odin .zip file and click Extract All.
  2. Double click Odin from inside the extracted folder.
  3. Click on PDA and choose the .tar file you extracted from the firmware .zip file and click OK.
  4. Make sure Repartition is unchecked.
  5. Check on Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time.
  6. Click Start and wait for it to flash.

That’s it, you should now be unrooted. Feel free to head back to our Galaxy Note 3 How To’s section if you feel like re-rooting.

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