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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?

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