How to Unroot & Restore Official Stock Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 & GT-I9505

If you’re the one who have rooted Samsung Galaxy S4 with Motochopper or any other method and now you want your Android Device to the state of an unrooted android device so that you can reclaim the warranty of Samsung Galaxy S4, then this article is dedicated to you.

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We all know that one of the easiest ways to unroot your device is to install the official firmware and reset flash counter to “0”(Zero). As today article is about Samsung Galaxy S4, then in this article I’m going to share with you a full guide about how to unroot and restore back to official stock firmware for Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 & GT-I9505 plus, It is useful also if you soft brick your phone. And it all happens because of XDA Senior Member – Samresh72. So without wasting anytime, lets we start with our tutorial:

Disclaimer : ”If you are unrooting your Samsung I9500 Galaxy S 4 using this guide then you are responsible for anything you do to your device. But If you follow this guide properly, you will be on the safe side You can read about What is Rooting & Unroot your Android Phone Means

Prerequisite:

1. You have installed your Samsung Galaxy S4 GT-I9500/5 USB drivers on your PC (the easiest way is to install Kies).

2. You need to enable USB debugging mode, which is deactivated by default. (You can skip it)

3. Your Samsung Galaxy S4 should have 70-80% charge remaining.

4. Your S4 should be factory unlocked. (For locked phone, flash carrier firmware to stay on warranty)

5. Backup your important data like Call logs, SMS and other data stored in phone memory in case if anything goes wrong, your data is safe.

6. Make sure that Kies program is not running & disable antivirus.

7. Last and important thing, this guide is only for Galaxy S4 GT-I9500 & GT-I9505. So don’t bother to try it on other devices.

Steps to Unroot Samsung Galaxy S4 Restore back to Official Stock Firmware

1. The first thing you need to do is, Turn OFF your mobile and go to Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home Buttons together for a few seconds followed by Power button then proceed with the volume up.

2. After that download ODIN and open on your PC and connect your Galaxy S4 to your PC/Laptop using USB Data Cable.

3. Once your Android device is connected to your PC, the ID:COM box on ODIN will turn blue and will show the COM port number.

4. Now Unzip the downloaded file (from the second or third post mentioned in the last of the article), you will get a Home. tar file.

5. Check “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options and make sure that “Re-Partition” is unchecked

6. Click on Start button in the ODIN window to start the flashing process. The process will take a few minutes to complete.

7. At Last, when you see that installation is completed, you read a “Reset” then a “Pass”. After that your phone will start, as it’s first boot it will take a longer time, so don’t get panic)

Note: Make sure not to unplug the USB cable, when the process is going on, if you do so, you might brick your phone

Recommended: Make sure to hard reset your Samsung Galaxy S4, after flashing to have a fresh official firmware

Below is the list of Those firmware’s can go fine with any GT-I9500 & I9505

Nordic Countries NEE 4.4.2
I9505XXUGNJ8_I9505NEEGNJ2_NEE

Baltic SEB 4.4.2
I9505XXUGNJ8_I9505OXXGNK1_SEB.zip

Germany (VD2) Vodafone 4.4.2
I9505XXUGNH7_I9505VFRGNH5_VD2.zip

Netherlands (VDF) Vodafone 4.4.2
I9505XXUGNE8_I9505VFGGNE2_VDF.zip

Austria (MAX) T-mobile 4.4.2
I9505XXUFNDG_I9505MAXFND1_MAX.zip

Netherlands 4.4.2
I9505XXUFNC4_I9505PHNFNC1_PHN.zip

United Kingdom (H3G) 4.4.2
I9505XXUGNJ3_I9505H3GGNJ2_H3G.zip
I9505XXUFNC5_I9505H3GFNC2_H3G.zip (Mega link)
I9505XXUFNC5_I9505H3GFNC2_H3G.zip (DEV-HOST link)

United Kingdom (VOD) 4.4.2
I9505XXUFND7_I9505VFGFND2_VOD.zip

United Kingdom (BTU) 4.4.2
I9505XXUFNB8_I9505BTUFNB3_BTU.zip

United Kingdom (EE) 4.4.2
I9505XXUFNBH_I9505EVRFNB3_EVR.zip

Nordic countries 4.4.2
I9505XXUFNB9_I9505NEEFNB2_NEE.zip

Germany 4.4.2
DBT-I9505XXUGNG8-20140805100601.zip
I9505XXUGNG2_I9505OXAGNG2_DBT.zip
I9505XXUGNF1_I9505OXAGNF1_DBT.zip (Build date: Thu, 05 Jun 2014)
DBT-I9505XXUGNF1-20140619102758.zip
I9505XXUGNE5_I9505OXAGNE5_DBT.zip (Google drive)
I9505XXUGNE5_I9505OXAGNE5_DBT.zip (Mega server)
I9505XXUFNB8_I9505OXAFNB8_DBT
Germany 4.4.2 I9505XXUFNB8_I9505OXAFNB8_DBT (Torrent mirror)

Germany 4.4.2 (mediafire)
I9505XXUFNB8_I9505OXAFNB8_DBT
http://www.mediafire.com/?2i5a6bh7qjg132k

Netherland
I9505XXUEMK8_I9505PHNEMK5_PHN.zip
https://mega.co.nz/#!rEp1iRJT!KLo5dp…FsmZpuDQJMXJh8

I9505XXURMKF_I9505PHNEMK5_PHN.zip
https://mega.co.nz/#!jQoVSDJT!nksOcR…gDSLelLFvNKPPE

I9505XXUENA4_I9505YXXENA3_PHN.zip
https://mega.co.nz/#!KFAw3T7Q!vrZ5t6…K-xIsluFbHRP9I

Leaked stock 4.4.2
I9505XXUFNA5_I9505OXAFNA5_OXA.zip
https://mega.co.nz/#!yJ4z0C5a!ZxMSDw…hdjW7Mv9eriNiI

Spain
PHE-I9505XXUBMGA.zip
https://mega.co.nz/#!GYgSVagR!LGO6o0…nqC10N2fcDhwKY
http://d-h.st/dVR
https://www.dropbox.com/s/qhaxxzwxf5…0713113226.zip

Open European (4.4.2)
I9505XXUFNAD_I9505OXXFNA2_OXX.zip
https://mega.co.nz/#!ON4zTagL!WdK7ud…3eSaF8SKDcnsiQ

Hong Kong 4.4.2
TGY-I9505ZHUFNB3-20140317110000.zip

Norway 4.4.2
TEN-I9505XXUFNB8-20140312111247.zip

Switzerland 4.4.2
AUT-I9505XXUFNB9-20140305150215.zip

Singapore 4.4.2
MM1-I9505XXUFNBE-20140310152436.zip

Malaysia 4.4.2 XXFNBE
XME-I9505XXUFNBE-20140305160100.zip

Philippines 4.4.2 Sun Cellular
XTE-I9505XXUFNBE-20140305151852.zip

Brazil 4.4.2
ZTO-I9505VJUFNB2-20140305104104.zip

United Kingdom
I9505XXUENAA_I9505YXXENA7_BTU
I9505XXUEMK9_I9505VFGEMK2_VOD.zip 1.61 GB
I9505XXUEMK9_I9505H3GEMJ2_H3G.zip 1.43 GB
I9505XXUEMK9_I9505EVREMK1_EVR.zip 1.43 GB
I9505XXUEMK8_I9505O2UEMK1_O2U.zip 1.43 GB

Germany
I9505XXUEMKE_I9505OXAEMKE_DBT.zip 1.48 GB

Italy (vodafone)
OMN-I9505XXUEML6-20131228111854.zip 1.62 GB

Ireland (three)
3IE-I9505XXUBMEA-20130601115837.zip 1.50 GB

Russia
SER-I9505XXUEML4-20131228111340.zip

France
XEF-I9505XXUEMKF-20131130113349.zip

Singapore
MM1-I9505XXUEML1-20131213161002.zip

Philippines
XTE-I9505XXUEMKE-20131212184031.zip

Nordic Countries
NEE-I9505XXUENA4-20140123112432.zip

Norway (telenor)
TEN-I9505XXUEML6-20140120102352.zip

Australia
XSA-I9505XXUEMK9-20131212101727.zip

Brazil
I9505VJUEMKE_I9505ZTOEMKE_ZTO.zip

Poland
I9505XXUENA4_I9505YXXENA5_XEO.zip

Switzerland
I9505XXUENAA_I9505YXXENA7_AUT.zip 1.81 GB

Turkey 4.4.2
TUR-I9500XXUFNF3-20140714103843.zip

Russia 4.4.2
I9500XXUFNE7_I9500SERFNB3_SER.zip

Also, If you’re looking for a firmware for a special carrier, you are free to ask here at official thread, or you can let me know with your valuable comments will defiantly try to help you ASAP. And don’t forget to share your experience, whether this unroot method work for you or not?

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