If you flash the stock ROM, you also unroot your Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 at the same time. The stock firmware doesn’t come pre-rooted and unless you root it manually like you did before, you won’t be able to access root-requiring apps on your device.

There are several reasons why you may want to unroot your device. Maybe the apps are crashing too often or maybe you’re just sick of the current ROM running on your device.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 9

Whatever the reason is, here’s how to unroot the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7:

Files You Need

1. This tutorial requires you to have a Windows based computer.

2. Ensure that Samsung USB drivers are installed on your computer.

3. Download Odin to your computer. You’ll use it to flash the stock ROM on your device.

4. Download Stock ROM for the SM-T550 to your computer. It’s the whole operating system for your device.

5. You should only try this on the SM-T550 device.

Unrooting the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7

1. Uncompress files from both Stock ROM and Odin to your computer by right-clicking on each of them and selecting Extract here.

2. Launch Odin by double-clicking on its executable file.

3. When the Odin launches, click PDA and choose Stock ROM you downloaded earlier.

4. Put a checkmark in both Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options in the Odin.

5. Uncheck the Repartition option as it is not needed.

6. Turn off your device.

7. Reboot your device into download mode by holding down Volume DOWN, Home, and Power buttons together.

8. Press Volume UP and you will be in download mode on your device.

9. Connect your device to your computer using a USB cable.

10. Click on Start in the Odin and it will start flashing Stock ROM on your device.

11. When it’s done flashing the ROM, your device should automatically reboot.

12. You’re done!

You should boot up into the stock mode on your Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7. Your device is now completely unrooted and is running on the stock firmware.