How to Unroot Galaxy S5! | Complete Stock | Unbrick

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Anyone who wants to unroot / unbrick their Galaxy S5 can easily by using Odin and the correct stock firmware for their Galaxy S5 device.

With this step-by-step guide it will show you how to completely unroot your Galaxy S5, remove any custom recovery, and unbrick your phone if you are stuck in a boot loop. This will get you back to 100% stock Touchwiz. 

This guide will work with all major Galaxy S5 variants including: 

  • T-Mobile Galaxy S5 SM-G900T
  • AT&T Galaxy S5 SM-G900A
  • Verizon Galaxy S5 SM-G900V
  • Sprint Galaxy S5 SM-G900P
  • US Cellular Galaxy S5 SM-G900R
  • Canadian Rogers Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8
  • Canadian Bell Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8
  • Canadian Telus Galaxy S5 SM-G900W8
  • International Galaxy S5 SM-G900F
  • International Galaxy S5 SM-G900H

This guide is especially useful if you plan on sending back the Galaxy S5 to your carrier since this will make it just like the day you first got your phone. 

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. Press and hold the volume down, home center, and power button at the same time.

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

3. Download Odin and the stock tar.md5 file using the links below.

Download Odin

Download stock files for the Galaxy S5 for your specific model

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 tar 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 4-8 minutes.

7. Once Odin is complete it will show "Pass".

Your phone will now fully boot up and you will be on stock Samsung Touchwiz, but your apps, app data, contacts, text message, etc will be still on your phone. 

If you want to remove everything or if you got stuck in a boot loop during this part keep following the rest of the steps.

8. Unplug your phone and power off your phone. (If your stuck in a boot loop just keep holding down the power button until it turns off).

9. Press and hold the volume up, home button, and power button at all the same time. You should be entering into stock recovery.

10. Select "wipe data/factory reset" then choose "yes".

11. After that select "wipe cache partition" and choose "yes".

12. Finally select "reboot system now" and your phone will completely boot up with all the user data deleted.


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. 

Q: Does this reset Know counter? 
A: No this does not reset Knox counter. 
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