This guide will show you how to unroot/unbrick the Galaxy Note 3. Currently this guide supports the Galaxy Note 3 SM-N9005, SM-N900 Octa-core, SM-N900T T-Mobile, SM-N900V Verizon, SM-N900P Sprint, and SM-N900W8 Canadian.
This guide will show you step by step to completely remove all root signs from your phone to bring it back to 100% stock, like the day you first got it. It will also unbrick your phone if your phone is stuck in a bootloop or keeps turning on/off all the time.
Unrooting/Unbricking the Galaxy Note 3 will remove all data from your phone! BACKUP YOUR PHONE!
Follow the guide below to unroot/unbrick the Galaxy Note 3!
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 zip file using the links below.
Download Stock Zip File
4. Unzip and open Odin3 v1.85. In 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 zip file you downloaded then click on "PDA" and locate the tar.md5 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 Note 3" screen 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 your phone.
Q: Odin shows a blue box instead of a yellow box.
A: That's fine, either a blue or yellow box will still restore your Galaxy Note 3 to stock.
Q: The yellow box isn't showing up in Odin.
A: Make sure you installed Samsung USB drivers (step 4), change USB ports, and make sure your using OEM USB cable.
Q: My phone is stuck in a boot loop after running Odin!
A: Follow steps 8-11 to fix that problem.