Unroot Samsung Galaxy S4 by Flashing Official Firmware

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You just unrooted your phone. You are now happy with your Samsung Galaxy S4's performance but noticed that the device abnormally gets hot and restart every 30 minutes. You plan on returning it for a replacement but realized that you have just voided your phone's warranty by rooting it. Do not worry, we have the solutions for you. Below is the steps on unrooting your Samsung Galaxy S4. Simply follow it and you should be able to regain your device's warranty.

Instructions

  1. 1
    Download the official firmware for your Samsung Galaxy S4 at sammobile.com/firmwares/1/?model=GT-I9500&pcode=0#firmware
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  2. 2
    Extract the downloaded file
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    You should get some files including one with a .tar.md5 file. Take note of that file.
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  3. 3
    Download Odin V 3.07 at mediafire.com/download/7v7zor9d379emeg/AndroidJinn.Com.Odin307.zip
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  4. 4
    Extract the downloaded file
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    You should get some files including a file named Odin3 v3.07.exe . Take note of that file.
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  5. 5
    Turn off your phone
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    Remove your battery and replace it back.
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  6. 6
    Press and hold the following buttons simultaneously Volume Down button + Home button + Power Button
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  7. 7
    You should be able to boot your Samsung Galaxy S4 to Download Mode
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    By this time, release Volume Down button + Home button + Power Button. A message should prompt you to press Volume Up Key please follow it.
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  8. 8
    Right click Odin3 V3.07.exe and click Run as Administrator
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    You need Admin permission to be able to succesfully unroot your Samsung Galaxy S4
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  9. 9
    Connect your Samsung Galaxy S4 to your computer by using the Samsung Galaxy S4 USB cable.
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  10. 10
    A prompt indicating "Added!" should appear
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    If the prompt does not appear, make sure to install the correct drivers for your phone by using Samsung Kies. You may download Samung Kies at samsung.com/us/kies/
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  11. 11
    On Odin, choose the files extracted from step 2 based on the instructions below:
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  12. 12
    Tick on the PDA box and browse for the file with the .tar or .md5 extension
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  13. 13
    Tick on the Phone box and browse for the file with the word "modem" on its file name.\
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  14. 14
    Tick on the CSC box and browse for the file with "CSC" in its name
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    If there is no such file, ignore it.
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  15. 15
    Tick on the CSC box and browse for the file with .pit extension name
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    If there is no such file, ignore it.
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  16. 16
    Tick on Enable Auto Reboot and F
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    Reset Time boxes.
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  17. 17
    If there is a PIT file chosen, tick on the Re-Partition box
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    If no PIT File was chosen, do not tick on it.
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  18. 18
    Review the steps
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    Make sure that you have followed everything and ticked / unticked the correct boxes
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  19. 19
    Click Start button and flashing should commence.
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  20. 20
    When flashing is successful, you should get a PASS message with your Samsung Galaxy S4 rebooting.
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  21. 21
    Congratulations
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    You have just unrooted your Samsung Galaxy S4.
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  22. 22
    To restore the warranty, make sure to install Triangle Away app to reset your flash count to zero
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    Download the application at play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=eu.chainfire.triangleaway
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  23. 23
    Uninstall the Triangle Away app once you reset the flash count to zero to avoid suspesion.
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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • When your Samsung Galaxy S4 get stuck at boot animation after rebooting, wipe data by going to recovery mode.
  • You can go to recovery mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up, Home and Power buttons together.
  • You can use Volume keys to navigate to Wipe data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition
  • You can use the Power button to confirm actions.
  • This procedure will erase your phones internal memory data.

If you have problems with any of the steps in this article, please ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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