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Unrooting S4 Active

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1st July 2014, 03:27 PM   |  #1  
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Hey guys,

Looking for a bit of help with unrooting my S4 Active and pretty much reverting it back to out of the box if it is possible.

I got my Active rooted about a year ago. I did it without much knowledge on how rooting and install custom firmware works, but amazingly I somehow got it done. But now I've have got to the point where I no longer need it rooted or running custom firmware and would like to return it to an out of the box state like when I first bought it.

Here is a bit of information about my device:

Model: GT-I9295
Version: 4.2.2
BB: XXAMF7

I'm not really sure on how I rooted it in the first place as it has been a while, but I do remember using ODIN and possible CWM, if that makes any difference. I'm looking to revert it back to 4.2.2 official so I can use the OTA update feature to keep my phone up to date and so on.

If anyone is able to help me, or point me in the direction of a good tutorial on unrooting and installing official firmware that would be great.

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1st July 2014, 07:39 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by ProbablyRaging

Hey guys,

Looking for a bit of help with unrooting my S4 Active and pretty much reverting it back to out of the box if it is possible.

I got my Active rooted about a year ago. I did it without much knowledge on how rooting and install custom firmware works, but amazingly I somehow got it done. But now I've have got to the point where I no longer need it rooted or running custom firmware and would like to return it to an out of the box state like when I first bought it.

Here is a bit of information about my device:

Model: GT-I9295
Version: 4.2.2
BB: XXAMF7

I'm not really sure on how I rooted it in the first place as it has been a while, but I do remember using ODIN and possible CWM, if that makes any difference. I'm looking to revert it back to 4.2.2 official so I can use the OTA update feature to keep my phone up to date and so on.

If anyone is able to help me, or point me in the direction of a good tutorial on unrooting and installing official firmware that would be great.

Thanks

Hi

One of the safiest way to unroot you device is to back up your phone then flash a stock firmware 4.2.2 or 4.4.2 available on sammobile.com and flash it with odin. You will automatically go back to stock firmware and it will be same as it was out of the box.
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3rd July 2014, 04:06 AM   |  #3  
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Hi

One of the safiest way to unroot you device is to back up your phone then flash a stock firmware 4.2.2 or 4.4.2 available on sammobile.com and flash it with odin. You will automatically go back to stock firmware and it will be same as it was out of the box.

Thank you for the help.

I managed to find a stock 4.2.2 firmware on sammobile.com for my phone and country, but it seems like samsung haven't pushed out a 4.4.2 version for Australia yet.

There is a 4.4.2 version for New Zealand though, which is basically just next door to Australia. So I found that quite odd.

Do you know if there is anyway to flash an official 4.4.2 firmware to an Australian device?

Thanks again.
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Thank you for the help.

I managed to find a stock 4.2.2 firmware on sammobile.com for my phone and country, but it seems like samsung haven't pushed out a 4.4.2 version for Australia yet.

There is a 4.4.2 version for New Zealand though, which is basically just next door to Australia. So I found that quite odd.

Do you know if there is anyway to flash an official 4.4.2 firmware to an Australian device?

Thanks again.

The country on the firmware doesn't mind because even you choose let say netherland versions it will work find as example for me I flashed singapire version on my s4 active while I'm in Mauritius and it work fine... you may choose any of it to install

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4th July 2014, 04:46 AM   |  #5  
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It doesn't matter which country firmware do you get. The country is there only for OTA updates. So if you flash a Netherlands stock ROM then you will get the next OTA update when Netherlands gets it. Otherwise other country.

Just flash the stock ROM with odin on your phone and it will be unrooted, removed the custom recovery and all back to stock.

Good day to you.
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