How to Unroot and Restore Official Stock Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 & GT-I9505

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If you’re the one who have rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 with Motochopper or any other method and now you want your Android Device to the state of an unrooted android device so that you can reclaim the warranty of Samsung Galaxy S4, then this article is dedicated to you.

How to Unroot Samsung Galaxy S4

Check this: “How to Root Samsung Galaxy S5 by (XDA Developer) Chainfire’s Auto-Root Tool

We all know that one of the easiest ways to unroot your device is to install the official firmware and reset flash counter to “0”(Zero). As today article is about Samsung Galaxy S4, then in this article I’m going to share with you a full guide about how to unroot and restore back to official stock firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 & GT-I9505 plus, It is useful also if you soft brick your phone. And it all happens because of XDA Senior Member – Samresh72. So without wasting anytime, lets we start with our tutorial:

Disclaimer : ”If you are unrooting your Samsung I9500 Galaxy S 4 using this guide then you are responsible for anything you do to your device. But If you follow this guide properly, you will be on the safe side You can read about Rooting

Prerequisite:

1. You have installed your Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500/5 USB drivers on your PC (the easiest way is to install Kies).

2. You need to enable USB debugging mode, which is deactivated by default. (You can skip it)

3. Your Samsung Galaxy S4 should have 70-80% charge remaining.

4. Your S4 should be factory unlocked. (For locked phone, flash carrier firmware to stay on warranty)

5. Backup your important data like Call logs, SMS and other data stored in phone memory in case if anything goes wrong, your data  is safe.

6. Make sure that Kies program is not running & disable antivirus.

7. Last and important thing, this guide is only for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 & GT-I9505. So don’t bother to try it on other devices.

Steps to Unroot Samsung Galaxy S4 Restore back to Official Stock Firmware

1. The first thing you need to do is, Turn OFF your mobile and go to Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home Buttons together for a few seconds followed by Power button then proceed with the volume up.

2. After that download ODIN and open on your PC and connect your Galaxy S4 to your PC/Laptop using USB Data Cable.

3. Once your Android device is connected to your PC, the ID:COM box on ODIN will turn blue and will show the COM port number.

4. Now Unzip the downloaded file (from the second or third post mentioned in the last of the article), you will get a Home. tar file.

5. Check “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options and make sure that “Re-Partition” is unchecked

6. Click on Start button in the ODIN window to start the flashing process. The process will take a few minutes to complete.

7. At Last, when you see that installation is completed, you read a “Reset” then a “Pass”. After that your phone will start,  as it’s first boot it will take a longer time, so don’t get panic)

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Note: Make sure not to unplug the USB cable, when the process is going on, if you do so, you might brick your phone

Recommended: Make sure to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S4, after flashing to have a fresh official firmware

Below is the list of Those firmware’s can go fine with any GT-I9500. (Second Post)

Colombia COO (May 2013)
PDA: I9500UBUAMDE
CSC: I9500UUBAMDE
Version: 4.2.2

Germany MBC (May 2013)
PDA: I9500XXUAMDK
CSC: I9500MBCAMD6
Version 4.2.2

Kazakhstan SKZ (May 2013)
PDA: I9500XXUAMDK
CSC: I9500OXEAMD9
Version 4.2.2
Uzbekistan CAC (May 2013)
PDA: I9500XXUAMDK
CSC: I9500OXEAMD9
Version 4.2.2

Guatemala TGU (April 2013)
PDA: I9500UBUAMDE
CSC: I9500TFGAMDE
Version 4.2.2

Argentina ARO (April 2013)
PDA: I9500UBUAMDE
CSC: I9500UUBAMDE
Version 4.2.2

Brazil ZTO (April 2013)
PDA: I9500UBUAMDE
CSC: I9500ZTOAMDE
Version 4.2.2

Russia SER (April 2013)
PDA: I9500XXUAMDK
CSC: I9500SERAMDK
Version 4.2.2

China CHN (April 2013)
PDA: I9500ZCUAMDG
CSC: I9500CHNAMDG
Version 4.2.2

India INS (April 2013)
PDA: I9500XXUAMDK
CSC: I9500ODDAMDK
Version 4.2.2

Indonisia XSE (April 2013)
PDA: I9500XXUAMDL
CSC: I9500OLBAMDK
Version 4.2.2

United Arab Emarates XSG (April 2013)
PDA: I9500XXUAMDE
CSC: I9500OJVAMDC
Version 4.2.2

Egypt EGY (April 2013)
PDA: I9500XXUAMDE
CSC: I9500OJVAMDC
Version 4.2.2

Chile CRC (April 2013)
PDA: I9500UBUAMDE
CSC: I9500UWAAMDE
Version 4.2.2

Bangladesh TML (April 2013)
PDA: I9500XXUAMDK
CSC: I9500ODDAMDK
Version 4.2.2

Colombia COL (April 2013)
PDA: I9500UBUAMDE
CSC: I9500UWMAMDE
Version 4.2.2

South Africa XFA (April 2013)
PDA: I9500XXUAMDE
CSC: I9500OJVAMDC
Version 4.2.2

Below is the list of Those firmware’s can go fine with any GT-I9505. (Third Post)

Nordic countries NEE (April 2013)
PDA: I9505XXUAMDE
CSC: I9505OXXAMD8
Version 4.2.2

United Kingdom BTU (April 2013)
PDA: I9505XXUAMDM
CSC: I9505OXXAMDB
Version 4.2.2

Italy ITV (April 2013)
PDA: I9505XXUAMDM
CSC: I9505ITVAMDB
Version 4.2.2

Spain PHE (April 2013)
PDA: I9505XXUAMDN
CSC: I9505OXXAMDB
Version 4.2.2
France XEF (April 2013)
PDA: I9505XXUAMDN
CSC: I9505OXXAMDB
Version 4.2.2

Brazil ZTO (April 2013)
PDA: I9505VJUAMDM
CSC: I9505ZTOAMDM
Version 4.2.2

Germany DBT (April 2013)
PDA: I9505XXUAMDM
CSC: I9505OXAAMDM
Version 4.2.2

Slovenia SIO (April 2013)
PDA: I9505XXUAMDE
CSC: I9505OXXAMD8
Version 4.2.2

Sweden VDS (April 2013)
PDA: I9505XXUAMDE
CSC: I9505VDSAMD8
Version 4.2.2

Netherlands PHN (April 2013)
PDA: I9505XXUAMDF
CSC: I9505PHNAMD8
Version 4.2.2

Poland XEO (April 2013)
PDA: I9505XXUAMDE
CSC: I9505OXXAMD8
Version 4.2.2

Australia XSA (April 2013)
PDA: I9505XXUAMDE
CSC: I9505XSAAMD8
Version 4.2.2

Switzerland AUT (April 2013)
PDA: I9505XXUAMDF
CSC: I9505AUTAMD8
Version 4.2.2

Also, If you’re looking for a firmware for a special carrier, you are free to ask here at official thread, or you can let me know with your valuable comments will defiantly try to help you ASAP. And don’t forget to share your experience, whether this unroot method work for you or not?

51 thoughts on “How to Unroot and Restore Official Stock Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 & GT-I9505

  1. Hey great work. Id really like the New Zealand Rom if thats available. I tried the Australian one but its slightly different and I cannot move the bottom row icons.

  2. i have a samsung galaxy s4 gt i9505 and followed all your steps, i installed the nordic rom since im from norway but how hard i even try sasmung kies wont recoqnize my firmware-

    Error code “your device’s current firmware version is not supported to update via kies”

    how do i fix that?

    i really hope someone can help me without have to root it again
    my csc code is I95050XXAMDB.

  3. Etrnlwanderer says:

    Under steps for unrooting, you’ve mentioned unzipping a tar file based on the version that is required in different countries. But you havent mentioned where this tar file needs to be loaded to. Could you please explain?

  4. can you please upload the 9500 israel stock rom

  5. Hi, i have a gt-i9505 with the firmware I9505XXUAMD7…i cannot find it anywhere, except some chinese websites, i tried to flash another official firmware and since then the status is changed to custom, and the wi-fi is not working, i found on many forums that the bootloader is locked and i have to flash the original firmware from the carrier, please help me find this bloody rom.
    Thank you in advance

  6. one more thing…when i try to flash an official rom, everytime it fails at modem.bin (auth. fail)
    I have downloaded the bootloader+modem+csc from a chinese website (don’t ask…it was quite an adventure) , but in that that zip file i downloaded the .pda file did not extract due to file coruption…actualy it was the only file that worked flashing without fail, but the result is the same, the wi-fi is prevented from starting.

  7. can u please, upload 9500 Iraq rom ?

  8. Everyone knows that there is a new software update. But whenever I check for updates it says that “the latest update has already been installed.

    Help please.

  9. Luis Ribeiro says:

    Good Afternoon,
    Do you know if the brazilian versions have any problems?

    I’ve tried to install ZTO, ZVV (Vivo) and ZTR, but none of them worked for me.

    Here was the message (ZTO and ZTR):
    “E: Can’t open /external_sd/Updates/I9505VJUAMDM_I9505ZTOAMDM_ZTO (1).zip (bad)”

    ZVV (Vivo): It just aborts without error messages.

    I don’t know whats the wrong step that I did. Could you help me, please?

    Thanks,
    Luis

  10. tony jreij says:

    hilariouss . u are amazing

  11. Do you have a stock rom for Verizon Wireless in the United States? I am in a soft brick situation!

  12. Is there an easier way to unroot if I am still on stock firmware?

  13. I have a Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 and I want to flash a firmware called “Open” in the firmware section from Sammobile, is it safe? The file name is I9500UBUAMDE_I9500TFGAMDE_CRM.zip

  14. After trying this I remembered something. You must check PDA in Odin otherwise it will fail….

  15. Can someone upload the I9500XXUBMG1_I9500OLBBMF9_XME file in mediafire or smth? I cant seem to get it on to my flashget for downloading

  16. Hi,
    I just updated my galaxy s4 i9505 with 3 UK ROM and now is says no SIM card. I have two sim cards both are not detected.
    can anyone tell me what is wrong and what should I do?

    thanks

  17. Hey There. I found your blog using msn. This is a very well written article.
    I’ll make sure to bookmark it and return to read more of your useful information. Thanks for the post. I’ll certainly comeback.

  18. Saiful Hairy says:

    thanks man..my phone now unroot and can update ota..

  19. Im stuck ‘Samsung” and wont go any further… i got a clean pass with ODIN. Please help

  20. Hello. I have a Samsung galaxy s4 the Google play edition. model GT-I9505G. it was rooted, and then I wanted it back to stock. wiped everything including system. noticed it said NO OS INSTALLED, DO YOU STILL WANT TO REBOOT, and thats when I knew I messed up. I’d like to know if it’s fixable. if it is please let me know. all I can get on its twrp or clockworkmod recovery. can flash either and use. it doesn’t go past the Google logo. it’s unlocked for at&t tmobile. if I have to can I buy another one and then just copy the files A’s transfer? please let me know. thanks

  21. Sumanta Saren says:

    it was really very helpful,,when i rooted camera didn’t work..thats why i unroot ..now camera is working fine..should I root again??

  22. India INS (April 2013) link cannot be extracted after 98%…shows CRC error

  23. Kiiiiillllleeeerrrr…….u guys just saved my s4……Thank you…!!!

  24. May i know , what the “Home.tar” file is for?

  25. Will this work with gt-i9505g?

  26. Thank you so much!! It works!! :D

  27. Jason Mitchell says:

    I rooted my phone before unlocking just a few days ago. I bought it on the 9/1/2013 (sgh-i337) mf3 is it possible to change my firmware?

  28. Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 user from South Africa here (Vodacom network) – this method worked, but my phone got stuck on the Samsung logo on the first reboot.

    I had to boot into recovery, then clear the data partition. When I tried clearing the cache the phone automatically rebooted itself – two tries of that, and the phone managed to boot normally. I had to do an OTA update after the first load.

    For some reason I got a non-standard app (Islamona) installed when the stock firmware was done installing. So I’m guessing that it’s not as stock as it says it is. I uninstalled it, and after the OTA update it was back. I’m not sure if I should be worried about this yet.

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