May 1, 2013

How to Unroot Galaxy S4 I9500 on Android 4.2.2 XXUAMDE Jelly Bean Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 users can now unroot their device to recover the phone's warranty by using this guide. In order to regain the device hardware warranty, users must install Triangle Away app to reset flash counter to zero and then follow the steps in this guide to unroot the device successfully.

1. Install USB Driver for Samsung Galaxy S4 on the computer.
2. Enable USB Debugging Mode.
3. Make a backup of all your important data before following the guide.
4. The Galaxy S4 should be factory unlocked and not locked to any particular carrier.
5. Ensure the battery of the phone is charged more than 80 per cent.
6. The Android 4.2.2 XXUAMDE Jelly Bean firmware is compatible only with Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 and installing this on any incorrect variant will brick the device. Therefore, verify the model number of the Galaxy S4 by navigating to Settings>> About Phone.

File Required
1. Android 4.2.2 I9500XXUAMDE Jelly Bean Firmware
2. Odin 3.07

Steps to Unroot Galaxy S4 I9500 on Android 4.2.2 XXUAMDE Jelly Bean Firmware
Step 1: Extract Firmware zip file that you downloaded already from above link, you will get a .tar.md5 file and some other files.  
Step 2: Extract Odin zip file and you will get Odin3 v3.07.exe along with few other files.  
Step 3: Power off your phone. Wait 5-6 seconds for vibration to confirm complete switch off. 
Step 4: Boot the device into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home buttons together and then press the Power button until the device turns on. Now press the Volume Up button to enter Download Mode.
Step 5: Run Odin on the computer as an Administrator.
Step 6: Connect the Galaxy S4 to the computer using USB cable while it is in the Download Mode. Wait until Odin detects the device. When the device is connected successfully, the ID: COM box will turn yellow with the COM port number. Additionally, the successful connected will be indicated by a message saying Added. If Odin fails to detect the device then re-install USB driver.
Step 7: Choose the following files in Odin from extracted I9500XXUAMDE firmware folder by using respective checkboxes:

  • Select the PDA checkbox, and choose the file named .tar or .md5.
  • Click the Phone checkbox, and choose the file with 'modem' in its name (ignore if there is no such file)
  • Click the CSC checkbox, and select the file with 'csc' in its name (ignore if such file is missing)
  • Choose the PIT checkbox, and choose the .pit file. Use only the file obtained during extracting in step 1 above, otherwise ignore it.
Step 8: In Odin, enable Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checkboxes. Also, ensure the Re-Partition checkbox is chosen only if a .pit file was chosen in the previous step.
Step 9: Verify everything suggested in Step 7 and Step 8 is done correctly. Then hit the START button to begin the flashing process.
Step 10: Once flashing completed, your phone will restart and soon you will see a PASS message with green background in the left-most box at the very top of the Odin. You can now unplug the USB cable to disconnect your device from computer.

Samsung Galaxy S4 I9500 running on official Android 4.2.2 XXUAMDE Jelly Bean is now Unrooted successfully. However, to get back warranty you should first use triangle away to set flash counter to zero and then follow the above steps.

1 comment:

  1. Hi honai, great step by step guide on rooting galaxy tab 2. How do you unroot it though? Is the procedure similar as unrooting Galaxy S4 I9500 on Android 4.2.2 XXUAMDE Jelly Bean Firmware?.