How to Unroot / Unbrick Galaxy S4! - Complete Stock

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Anyone who wants to unroot / unbrick their Galaxy S4 they can easily by using Odin and the correct stock firmware for their Galaxy S4. 

With this step-by-step guide it will show you how to completely unroot your Galaxy S4, remove any custom recovery and unbrick your phone if you are in a boot loop. This guide will work for all the major Galaxy 4s, including GT-i9500, GT-i9505, T-Mobile SGH-M919, AT&T SGH-I337, Verizon SCH-I545, Sprint SPH-L720, and Canada SGH-I337M.

If you are planning on sending your phone back to your carrier/Samsung you FIRST need to reset your binary counter!

This will DELETE EVERYTHING from your phone! Back it up!

1. Enter your phone into "Download Mode". Make sure your phone is unplugged and turned off. Hold the volume down, home center, and power button at the same time. When you feel a vibration let go of the power, but keep holding onto the volume down and home button.

2. Press the volume up to continue and plug in your phone via microUSB. 

3. Download Odin and the stock tar file using the links below.

Download Odin 
Download stock files for the Galaxy S4 for your specific model

4. Unzip and open Odin3 v1.85In Odin you should see a yellow highlighted box on the left of the program. If you don't, download and install Samsung USB drivers

5. Unzip the stock tar file you downloaded then click on "PDA" and locate the tar file that was extracted.

6. Make sure only "Auto Reboot" and "PDA" is check marked. Then click on "Start". This process will take about 5-10 minutes. 

7. Once Odin is complete it will say "Pass". Now unplug your phone. 

8. You will now see a Android figure on your screen. Wait till you see "Samsung Galaxy S4" and then take out the battery and put it back in. 

9. Now enter into Recovery Mode. Hold the volume up, home center, and power button at the same time. When you feel a vibration let go of the power, but keep holding onto the volume up and home button.

10. Select "wipe data/factory reset" > "Yes". 

11. Then "reboot system now". 

12. You are now on stock Android! You are unrooted, on stock recovery, and unbricked! You can now send this to Samsung/carrier without them knowing you ever modified with your phone. 

Q: Odin doesn't show the yellow box when my phone is in Download Mode and plugged into my computer. 
A: Make sure your using the original Samsung USB cable, change USB ports, install Samsung USB drivers, and restart your computer. 
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