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[GUIDE][HOW-TO] Return device back to stock 'Official'!

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24th June 2013, 08:39 AM   |  #1  
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So you want to return back to stock huh? Maybe to get official software updates? Maybe you want to sell your device? Or turn it in for a warranty thing cause you decided to give your phone to someone while you were drunk and that person cracked your screen. Well in any case, here is how I returned my GS4 back to stock official!

*Warning: Using this method will wipe your internal SD Card so back up your photos, music, and other precious files on your computer!

As many of you may know, Chainfire has an awesome app called Triangle Away that will reset your flash counter and return your binary status to Offical! Well good, download it cause you will need it for this process.

Things you will need
-Triangle Away app! (Thanks to Chainfire!) Get it here -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1494114
-CF-Auto-Root! (Thanks to Chainfire again!) Get it here ->http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2294005
-UVUAMDL Official TAR! (Thanks to k0nane!) Get it here ->http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2258628

Steps!

Step 0: If you haven't already backup your Internal SD on your computer!

Step 1: Place the Triangle Away app on your external SD Card!

Step 2: Using Odin, flash the UVUAMDL Official TAR following the instructions here. If you get stuck in a bootloop, do a battery pull, reboot to recovery, and wipe data/factory reset!

Step 3: With Odin, flash CF-Auto-Root to re-root your device!

Step 4: Install Triangle Away app and reset your flash counter! Follow the directions in the thread here.

Step 5: Once you have reset your flash counter, verify in Triangle Away that your flash counter is back to 0! (It should be at 0 because you should already be on stock recovery and kernel at this point).

Step 6: In SuperSU, perform a full unroot! This should uninstall SuperSU as well.

Step 7: Uninstall Triangle Away

Step 8: Verify that your device reads 'Samsung Official' for your Current Binary and 'Official' for System Status by going to Download Mode! Once complete do a battery pull and reboot your phone normally.

Step 9: Go to Settings > 'More' tab > About Device > Status > Device Status. If it reads 'Official' then you're lucky, congrats you are done! If not then don't worry, you are like me and have to perform the next step!

Step 10: Go to Settings > 'Accounts' tab > Backup and reset > Factory data reset. This will erase your internal SD Card!

Once completed your device status WILL read 'Official' and you will be able to receive Software Updates from Samsung once again! Hope I have helped you by returning your device back to unrooted Stock Official! Peace!

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-Chainfire
-k0nane
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24th June 2013, 02:23 PM   |  #2  
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This is for T-Mobile correct? Can you work up the others? good source. also, can I add a link in my guide pointing here, this could be very useful?
24th June 2013, 02:44 PM   |  #3  
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Good job DJ, I really was getting sick of all those new threads about this.
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24th June 2013, 08:55 PM   |  #4  
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This is for T-Mobile correct? Can you work up the others? good source. also, can I add a link in my guide pointing here, this could be very useful?

Yes, this is for T-Mobile. But if you use the CF-AUTO-ROOT and official firmware for that specific device's carrier I'm pretty sure it'll work.

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Edit: yes you can add this thread to your guide.
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Good job DJ, I really was getting sick of all those new threads about this.

Thanks man. A lot of people were asking in general and q/a threads about how to get back to official to receive software updates again. Just thought I'd help out.

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Thanks, this is and can turn out to be a real good source for sure.
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Thanks Bro... Glad to see you in the S4 forums !!!
I used to follow you guys when I had my HOS

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Can we just go back to stock and have everything stock with official firmware but still be able to keep root?

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16th July 2013, 08:04 PM   |  #9  
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to back up my internal storage can i just plug into computer and drag everything to it?
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Can we just go back to stock and have everything stock with official firmware but still be able to keep root?

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Yes this is possible! Just skip step #6!

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to back up my internal storage can i just plug into computer and drag everything to it?

Yes! That is how I backed up mine.

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