Our friends in China who own the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 might have decided to get root access to the said device. If you want to return back to the stock ROM and make the warranty work again, you need to unroot the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone. These are the steps to help you get that done.
The Files You Need
- Download the stock ROM from this page.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers for the Windows computer.
- Downloads the Odin flashing tool.
- These are the steps to unroot the Chinese Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with the model number SM-N9100. That same model number is on every device from China.
- You can only use this guide with a computer running Windows. It doesn’t work with any other operating systems.
Unrooting The Samsung Galaxy Note 4
- Extract the firmware file on the desktop. Click and drag the firmware file from inside the folder and move it over to the desktop.
- Unzip the Odin flashing tool for Windows PC. Run the tool so it’s open.
- Point the device to the Apps > Settings App > Developer Options > enable the USB Debugging Mode option.
- Long-press the Power key until the Note 4 is shut down.
- Reboot in download mode by holding the Volume Down + Power + Home buttons.
- Let go of the three buttons and just press the Volume Up button when you get the warning message on the smartphone’s display.
- Connect the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to the computer with the USB cable.
- Click the AP button for those using a newer version of Odin. Older versions of Odin will see a PDA button and not an AP button.
- Browse the desktop for the stock ROM firmware file you unzipped and placed there earlier.
- Click the Start button.
- Wait for the pass message from Odin.
- Unplug from the computer and enjoy your stock ROM.
Test it worked by installing a root checker app from the Google Play Store. With the root checker, you can see if the device has root access or not.