How to Unroot Galaxy Note 4 with Stock Firmware!


For those of you who need to unroot your Galaxy Note 4, perhaps because you need to return your phone for warranty, need to get out of a nasty bootloop, or simply tired of using custom ROMs and want to run stock, you can do so easily by re-installing the stock firmware.

Now, unrooting with stock firmware does not erase anything if you are coming from stock ROM or firmware, it will simply update you to the latest stock firmware you flash.  However, if coming from custom ROM, you may need to do a factory reset.  Doing a factory reset in stock recovery (after unrooting) WILL ERASE EVERYTHING on your phone.  You may have to do that so if you are coming from custom ROM, BACKUP EVERYTHING on your phone before following the guide.

Step 1. Check the model number of your Note 4 in Settings->About device.  Min says “SM-N910F” so I will need a stock firmware with model number SM-N910F.


Step 2. Power off your Note 4 then hold down Volume Up, Center Home, and Power buttons together for about 5 seconds until you see a warning screen like shown below:


Step 3. Hit Volume Up button to enter Download Mode and connect a micro-USB cable from your Note 4 to your computer.


Step 4. Go to our Galaxy Note 4 Stock Firmware page and download the appropriate stock firmware for your Note 4 model.


Step 5. Unzip the stock firmware you downloaded and you should get the actual stock firmware file ending in “tar.md5”.


Step 6. Also download ODIN v3.09 program and unzip.   For Mac or Linux, use JODIN instead.

Download ODIN v3.09


Step 7. Next double-click on Odin3 v3.09.exe to run the ODIN program.


Step 8. Make sure you see a blue-highlighted box with a random COM number.  If you don’t see it, download and install Galaxy Note 4 Windows drivers below and re-connect your micro-USB cable to  your Note 4.

Download Galaxy Note 4 Windows drivers

Then hit the “AP” button and browse and select the stock firmware file you unzipped earlier.



Step 9. Hit “Start” button to start.


When done, you should see “RESET!”.  The process should take around 5 minutes at most.


Your phone will reboot about two times and when booted, you should be back fully on stock firmware.

Now, if you get stuck on bootloop, you can do a factory reset in stock recovery as shown in my video tutorial.  That will erase EVERYTHING on your Note 4, if you don’t want that, you can also follow Note 4 Root guide, which will re-install CWM or TWRP recovery, then do a factory reset with CWM or TWRP, which will only erase your Apps, App Settings but not personal files on your storage.




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44 Responses

  1. Kevin McMahon says:

    max am running cm12 5.0.2 will this work? or a brickathon happens???

  2. Kevin McMahon says:

    Oh It is Note 4 t-mobile SM-N910T

  3. Deadfront says:

    On a side note i have the SM-N910H Exynos model. I did this method to upgrade my phone to latest and greatest. While using odin I got a FAIL when it got to the hidden.img. For anyone who experiences this in the future, just simply flash CWM or TWRP and reboot and it worked flawlessly. After spending hours with odin and trying KIES only to have it fail repeatedly this worked great.

  4. John says:

    for me it was volume down, home, power to boot into download mode, Thanks for the tut though!

  5. kris says:

    My question is. Im using att910a lollipop can i go back to kitkat? Lollipop is too buggy on my phone. Annoying fc sudden browser crashes out of nowhere.

  6. kilver says:

    when I start I get to start fail in red

  7. Liam says:

    I have messed up my phone somehow. I am using a SM910P from sprint. I can install TWRP and flash it, but cannot do aything else without getting stuck in a bootloop! When I try to install the stock N910PVPU1BOB7_N910PSPT1BOB7_SPR file it fails. When I try to do a factory reset in TWRP or the original recovery it gets stuck in bootloop!

    Help Please!

  8. Nader Mirzaei says:

    Same Here I have the same issue I was wondering if there is any solution to that.
    Also I have the note 4 t mobile its unlock but i don’t know how to unlock the sprint one.
    I have the MSL code but as soon as i put the new sim in it says invalid SIM any idea how i can fix that !

  9. Jack Russell says:

    Yeah I was trying to root my phone tonight and I am pretty worried I I got twrp on it but got stuck in a bootloop now I am trying to flash my stock firmware back and odin fails everytime 🙁 any advie would be great I feel like I might be pretty screwed here…

    • Sprint Help says:

      I am in the same place…

      • Dustin D. says:

        I’m having the same issue with my sprint note 4 as everyone else. I try to flash back to stock using Odin and get a FAIL everyone. It says
        fused 4 binary 1
        If anyone got this figured out please email me I’m willing to compensate you for your time. thankyou

    • Crag says:

      Use damsung kies and do a boot recovery matey.

      I had this issue with the bootloop and it fixed itself when i left it for 25 mins on the boot loop.

  10. Bryan C. says:

    Hello. I am a newbie in this technical domain.
    I currently have a SM-N910H and a T-mobile account. The issue is there is no Wi-Fi calling available in the phone.
    I am thinking to replace the current firm ware with the one of SM-N910T.

    But, I am not sure if it is a right idea to unroot the current firmware and to install that of SM-N910T to solve out my Wi-Fi calling issue. Is there anyone who can confirm whether my approach is correct?
    Thanks so much for any response and comment in advance.

    • Dustin D. says:

      I’m having the same issue with my sprint note 4 as everyone else. I try to flash back to stock using Odin and get a FAIL everyone. It says
      fused 4 binary 1
      If anyone got this figured out please email me I’m willing to compensate you for your time. thankyou

  11. Sprint Help says:

    I rooted with CWM and am trying to flash to stock rom on my SM-N910P from sprint and it fails each time!

    Any help?!?!

  12. SM-N910P says:

    Has anyone found a resolution to help un-root with the Sprint SM-N910P? PLEASSSEE!?!?!

  13. Abhishikth says:

    Says factory mode is on and then switches of wifi and says fingerprint sensor wont work: Also when i try to factory reset goes to recovery and says failed to mount efs

  14. Brian Campbell says:

    Hey I’ve been running a custom ROM since I got the phone, but I wanted to switch back to stock, so I followed the process shown here and it worked great, the only problem now is that it keeps restarting. It keeps booting up and going to the set up start screen and I can start to set up the device, but after about 6 seconds it reboots. Can anyone help me with this???? 🙁

  15. yero225 says:

    I have a Samsung Note 4 sm-n910F German Model and i tried to root my Phone weeks ago but something gone wrong. I downloaded the Odin3 and the File for the given Phone and i follow the Instructions step by step but after that the Phone does not Start anymore. it always reboot the hole time. I also tried to Unroot it but it doesn´t work. And Samsung had diagnosticated the Problem as “Boot Loop” The Warranty is not more available and my Phone is Death !!! before the Rooting i had upgraded my Software version maybe that´s the source of my probleme…

    Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.

  16. dileep says:

    I am using note 4. when am opening camera its rebooting multiple times and stop with Samsung logo. again I have to connect charger to open completely. pls tell me solution

  17. gerwin says:

    i start odin and selected the downloaded stock firmware hit start but im getting fail report in odin. any help pls.? tnx

  18. gerwin says:

    i have SM-N910C EXYNOS

  19. demo says:

    i have note4 n910t when using odin it fails in red.then on the phone it says emmc write fail aboot. any help please

  20. jessy says:

    If i have a 910F running stock 6.0 will this still work?

  21. Adam says:

    I am in a desperate situation my phone was factory reset I have some text messages I need for a legal matter is there a way I can retrieve this and if so in following your Root will it void my warranty. Thanks for your timely response and help

    • Adam says:

      I dont want it to trip Knox Sprint service

    • Abhishkth says:

      Try to go through the setup screen and use the SAME Samsung email, it might work, if you’ve been syncing your messages to your email.
      Good Luck!

    • Abhishkth says:

      Also, rooting your phone, won’t help you get your messages back… They just multiply your Knox value, indicating that you rooted your device, meaning you will loose the warranty you have left.

  22. Abhishkth says:

    Try to go through the setup screen and use the SAME Samsung email, it might work, if you’ve been syncing your messages to your email.
    Good Luck! 🙂

  23. Gagandeep Singh says:

    will it receives update automatically

  24. Rootin' Rookie says:

    Okay guys, I’ve made a rookie mistake. I did not notice (until it was too late) the VERSION number that the CF-Auto-Root worked on… I did the flash and now my phone won’t boot. I tried to download and reinstall factory firmware using Odin v3.09, but it just fails… Do I have an expensive paper weight, or is there a way to recover from this?

  25. chique lim says:

    How can we trust this site if all the comments are negative!

  26. son says:

    it always fails please help i have sm910T

  27. jorcelio says:

    Hi everyone, about 2 mouth ago I bought from 2nd hand a Note 4 (SM-910F), a very powerful smartphone. But this one is rooted with I believe custom ROM called Bootloader N910TUVU2DOK2 and its Baseband is N910FXXU1ANK4. This firmware I believe is broken because my phone it does not save contacts, no LED notifications, Spen stopped.
    This cellphone it doesn’t accept to unroot, it doesn’t connect with Samsung kies even manually no new Updates beyond v4.4.4. On Odin I tried all version of Galaxy Note 4 official firmwares downloaded on Samsung since 4.4.4, 5.0.1, 5.1.1 and 6.0.1 always getting “FAIL” (hidden.img and then FAIL!). In a thread I saw someone saying that if you install TWRP would stop getting FAIL reports from Odin I installed it but the FAIL continues but this time (rpm.mbn and then FAIL! Auth) I don’t know what else I can do to update this phone. I’m desperated I need help.

  28. Capt Shankar says:

    Hi, I’m on Dr. Ketan ROM I LP/MM N5/N7 Port I Theme Store I Jio VoLTE, M12 for the Note 4 SM-N910T since last couple of months – awesome ! I intend to flash latest stock firmware (N910TUVU2EQI2_N910TTMB2EQI2_TMB dated 19.10.17) now. Grateful if someone could advise which version of BL & Modem I need to be on before flashing the stock firmware. Current version of the BL on my phone is N910TUVS2EPK2.

  29. Jamar Dare says:

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  30. SM-N910F says:

    On YouTube there are many videos that show how to fix the Odin fail issue.

  31. Ghulam says:

    Hi I tried to flash twrp recovery, cwm,and cf auto root on my note 4 sm-n910f but non of this worked I have read and watched many tutorials but result fail in odin 3 change ports tried several times what I see in download mode the bar is stuck in the start in the device and odin shows fail.
    Despite this I have flashed 2 galaxy s4 with twrp and a custom rom nougat.
    But the note 4 sm-n910f make me tired of fails pls any help or suggestions would be appreciated

  32. Ghulam says:

    I think I found the fault in download mode the error show this in red color
    Secure check fail / recovery pls help to solve it what does that mean
    Samsung note 4 sm-n910f

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