Maybe you went a bit too far customizing your Galaxy Note 4? Maybe you need a system app back on your device that you accidentally deleted without first backing it up? Either way, this guide should help you unroot your Note 4 and get it back to stock. This’ll reset all the settings to default ones and install all of the system apps on your device. Here’s how:
Unrooting is the process of removing root access, a custom recovery (if you have one), and just trying to get the device back to as close to stock as possible.
Some of the reasons for unrooting your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (International) are:
- Sending in the device for warranty (most, but not all unrooting procedures reinstate the manufacturer warranty if you had one before rooting).
- Starting over (simply undoing everything you did while rooted so you can have a clean slate to start over).
- Fix any issues (Maybe rooting messed something up? No problem, unrooting will take care of it for you).
Ready to get started? Here’s how to unroot the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (International):
I. Before You Begin
1. You should’ve rooted your device using the procedure given here.
2. This’ll flash the stock firmware on your device.
3. This should only work on Windows based PCs.
4. You should’ve appropriate drivers installed on your PC. If you don’t, get the latest drivers installed from here.
5. This only works for the SM-N910F variant of the device.
II. Downloading Required Files
1. Download Odin and save it to your desktop.
2. Download the appropriate stock firmware for your device and save it to your desktop.
III. Unrooting the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (International)
1. Right-click on both Odin and Stock Firmware one-by-one and select Extract here. It’ll extract all the files to your desktop.
2. Launch Odin by double-clicking on its executable file.
3. When it launches, click on PDA and choose Stock Firmware available on your desktop. You need to choose the extracted stock firmware file and not the archive itself.
4. Uncheck Repartition if it’s already checked in the Odin.
5. Checkmark both Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time.
6. Turn OFF your device.
7. Turn it back on by holding down Volume DOWN, Home, and Power buttons together.
8. Press Volume UP when a warning message appears on your screen.
9. You should now be in Download mode.
10. Plug in your device to your PC using the USB cable.
11. Click on Start in the Odin and it’ll start flashing stock firmware on your device.
12. When the firmware’s flashed, your device will automatically reboot.
13. You’re done!
Cheers! Your Galaxy Note 4 is now unrooted and is running the official stock firmware. You now have all the system apps back on your device that you may have deleted after rooting your device.
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