Think the custom ROM on your Galaxy Note 4 (Sprint) just doesn’t cut it for you? Want to go back to the stock to see what has changed since you moved? No worries, here’s how you can unroot your device and get it back to the stock firmware.
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 (Sprint) 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 (Sprint):
I. Before You Begin
1. You should’ve rooted your device using the method given here.
2. This should flash the stock firmware on your device.
3. This should only work on Windows based PCs.
4. You should’ve required drivers installed on your PC. If you haven’t, download and install the latest drivers from here.
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 (Sprint)
1. Uncompress files from both Odin and Stock Firmware to your desktop by right-clicking on each of them and selecting Extract here.
2. Launch Odin by double-clicking on its executable file.
3. Uncheck Repartition if it’s already checked in the Odin.
4. Put a checkmark in the boxes that say Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time.
5. Click on PDA and choose Stock Firmware available on your desktop. It’s the stock firmware file that you extracted from the archive and not the archive itself.
6. Turn OFF your device.
7. Turn it back on by holding down Volume DOWN, Home, and Power buttons together.
8. Press Volume UP button and you should be in Download mode.
9. Plug in your device to your PC via USB cable.
10. Click on Start in the Odin and it’ll start flashing stock firmware on your device.
11. When the firmware’s flashed, your device will automatically reboot.
12. You’re done!
Awesome! Your Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Sprint) is now back to the stock firmware. It’s unrooted and is as pure as it was when you bought it off the retail store.
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