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Guide to Unroot Galaxy Note 3 and Restore Stock Firmware

Galaxy Note 3 is the latest android phone from Samsung and comes with the Android 4.3 OS. If you recently bought the new Galaxy Note 3 and rooted your device with our rooted guide or installed custom recovery on your phone and enjoying the custom ROM on your device. Most of the rooted users are installing custom ROMs and mods on the device to improve the performance or customize the look of phone. But after some time most of the users want to go back to stock factory status and unroot the device. If you are in the same situation and don’t know how to do that or how to install stock official firmware. Here is a guide that will help you install the original firmware and unroot you note 3.

The process is simple but little bit lengthy and take some time, so get ready with your coffee and follow the below mention guide step by step on your phone. This unroot tutorial may deleted everything from your phone, so take the full backup of your important data like personal files, images, videos, messages, emails, contacts, application etc.

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Disclaimer

Pre-requisites and Requirements

a) Before following the guide do take the Full Backup of your Android Apps, SMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Bookmarks. Looking for more ways to get the Backup your android device click here. So, in case if you lost some of your important data and files in the update or rooting process, then you can easily restore them from your backup file. Read also how to take the backup of WhatsApp messages and restore it.

b) Once the backup files are saved on your device or on your desktop, Enable USB debugging mode on your device, read the guide here how to enable USB debugging mode.

c) Make sure that your   Galaxy Note 3 is full charge or near about 60-70% battery level.

d) Download the Latest Galaxy Note 3 USB drivers on your PC and install it to start the root process. You need these drivers to connect your device with the computer to follow this guide.

After following the above mention steps follow the below mention guide one by one. All the above mention steps are very important, so do follow all the steps and do exactly what is told.

Check the Model Of Your Note 3

Galaxy Note 3 some in different models based on processor type and carriers. So first and most important this is to check the model name of your Note 3. To do this, go to your phone Settings> General> About and check Model number. Note the firmware number in safe place, you need this to download the appropriate Stock Firmware for your phone.

Galaxy Note 3 Model Number

Galaxy Note 3 Model Number

Download the Note 3 Stock Firmware

Now its time to download the latest Stock Firmware on your desktop. Save the firmware file on your desktop and extract the folder. To download the firmware for your Note 3, click on the device name.

Unroot and Install Stock Firmware on Galaxy Note 3

This method will unroot your device and restore Stock Firmware on your note 3. This guide will erase all the data on your device, so please the take the full backup of your phone.

Step 1. Download the latest ODIN application on your desktop and extract the folder.

Step 2. Switch off your phone, now put your Note 3 in Download mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power buttons together, when the screen turn up, hit the Volume Up to enter Download mode.

Galaxy Note 3 Download Mode

Step 3. Now connect you phone to the PC with USB cable and run the ODIN application on your desktop.

Step 4. Now you should see the blue sign in Odin screen, that means your phone is connected successfully and ready to update.

ODIN screen

Step 4. Once the Galaxy Note 3 is connected with the ODIN application, Click the PDA button, and select the firmware file that you download above with “tar.md5?

Next, ensure that the check boxes “Auto Reboot”, “F. Reset Time” and “PDA” are the only check boxes checked and the rest are not. And Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked on the ODIN application.

Step 5. Hit the “Start” button from the ODIN application to install the Stock firmware on your phone.

Once the process will complete your device, the phone will reboot automatically. The first boot will take some time so don’t worry and wait for some time to boot your device. In case at the time of restart your device stuck on Android loop or stuck on Android boot screen, then follow this guide to come out of Android loop.

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  • Tyson Nguyen

    i have a 4.4.2 version…it is okay to use with this 4.3 of your