Root access is what you need to run the root-requiring apps from the Google Play Store. A custom recovery is what you need to install Android custom ROMs that take your device away from the stock software. However, what if you wanted to run the stock ROM again and use Android the way your OEM and phone carrier network intended? Well, you can unroot the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 to get that done. Here’s the steps you need so that it is safe to flash official over the air updates on your Note 4 once again.
The Files You Need
- Download the stock ROM from this page.
- Download the Samsung USB Drivers directly to the computer.
- Download one of the Odin flashing tool versions.
- These are the steps to unroot the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4 with model number SM-N910V. That’s the same model number for every Verizon Note 4.
Unrooting The verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 4
- Unzip the Odin flashing tool first.
- Run the Odin tool on the desktop so it’s open.
- Unzip the firmware (stock ROM) so you can see the file in the folder.
- Click, drag and drop the firmware file from the folder over to the desktop.
- Long-press the Power button, or swipe and select to turn off the Galaxy Note 4 smartphone.
- Reboot in the download mode so you can connect to the computer. Do that by pressing the Volume Down + Home + Power buttons.
- Let go of each of the three buttons when you see a warning screen.
- Press the Volume Up button by itself and your device will now get to the download mode.
- Find the USB cable and connect the Note 4 to the computer.
- The ID: COM port should change colors when you connect to the computer, provided you had Odin already open.
- Click the AP button found in Odin. You will see PDA if you were using an older version.
- Browse the desktop for the official stock ROM you places there during the guide.
- Wait for that file extension to load in the AP/PDA slot.
- Click the Start button and Odin will now flash that ROM on your device.
- Do not touch any buttons until you see the pass message given from Odin.
Now you can unplug and you should no longer have the root access you had before. You can check that by installing the root checker app.