How To Unroot Samsung Galaxy S5 and Flash Stock Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S5 is getting much popularity and is available all over the world now. The well-known XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire has already rooted all the variants of Samsung Galaxy S5. Chainfire’s CF-AutoRoot method is using to root this device which you can simply flash via Odin3 flash tool, custom recovery or using a .tar.md5 file. If you have Samsung Galaxy S5, then surely you’ll be eager to push the factory limitations and keep your device rooted to get much thing on it. It’s very rare that someone wish to unroot an Android device but it may be when a user want to restrict the root privileges or bring a device back to the factory state.


Unroot Samsung Galaxy S5 And Flash Stock Firmware

Don’t worry there is nothing complicated. We’ve bring a complete guide that how you can unroot your Samsung Galaxy S5 and all of its variants given below. Here we’ll use flashing a stock firmware to unroot Galaxy S5. Please carefully follow the given guide.


This tutorial is only applicable for Samsung Galaxy S5 and its listed below variants. Please do not try this tutorial on any other device. Read the instructions carefully and we’ll not be responsible for any damage or lose to your device before or after the installation process. Proceed at your own risk.

Note:- You will not get back the warranty of your device by Unrooting, nor it will erase the knox counter as Samsung Galaxy S5 comes with Knox implementation. This method is just wipe the root access. Keep in mind that if Galaxy S5 is gone into bootloop, then boot into stock recovery and perform a factory data reset.

Before Getting Started:-

  • Download Odin3 v3.09
  • Download and Install  Samsung USB Drivers on your PC
  • Create a backup of all of your important data.
  • We recommend to use the original data cable to connect your Galaxy S5 and PC.
  • Turn off Samsung Kies while using Odin3.
  • Your phone’s battery must be at least over 70% charged before staring.

Download Latest Samsung Galaxy S5 Stock Firmwares:

  1. At&t Galaxy S5 – SM-G900A
  2. T-Mobile Galaxy S5 – SM-G900T
  3. Sprint Galaxy S5 – SM-G900P
  4. VodaFone Samsung Galaxy S5 – SM-G900M
  5. Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 – SM-G900V
  6. MetroPCS Samsung Galaxy S5 – SM-G900T1
  7. Asian Galaxy S5 – SM-G900I
  8. Canadian Galaxy S5 – SM-G900W8
  9. US Cellular Galaxy S5 – SM-G900R4
  10. International Galaxy S5 (Exynos) – SM-G900H
  11. International Galaxy S5 (LTE) – SM-G900F

Unroot Samsung Galaxy S5 by Flashing Stock Firmware:

Step No 1:- Extract and launch Odin3.exe as an Administrator on your PC.

Step No 2:- Now boot your device in Download Mode. To put your Galaxy S5 into download mode, simply switch off your device and wait for about 10 seconds. Again power it on and press and hold Volume Down + Home Button + Power Buttons at the same time. A warning message will be appeared, just press Volume Up to continue.

Step No 3:- Now pick your USB data cable and connect your Galaxy S5 to your PC.

Step No 4:- The ID:COM box will turn blue when Odin detects your phone.

Step No 5:- Click on the (AP tab inOdin 3.09)or (PDA tab in Odin 3.07). Now choose the extracted firmware file, which will look like in .tar.md5 format.

Step No 6:- Remember to check the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options.

Step No 7:- Start the process by clicking the Start button, it will take some time to flash the  firmware completely.

Step No 8:- Unplug your device from PC as your device restarts.

Great! You’ve successfully unrooted your Samsung Galaxy S5 and now it is back to factory state.


These were the easy steps to unroot your Samsung Galaxy S5 and all its variants. If you have any problem or question, don’t hesitate to tell us in the comment box below.

  • oiche_shamhna

    I have tried this many different ways and cannot seem to get it to work. The phone is an ATT S5 rooted with towelroot and I need to get it back to stock but Odin always fails with “SW Rev Check Fail [aboot] fused 2 >Binary 1″ Anyone know of a way around it? It appears root killed the S health app I use with the gear and I have tried several fixes and none seem to work so unroot seemed the best option but I cant get it to work either.

  • Michael

    I’m having the same SW Rev Check Fail : [aboot] fused 2 > binary 1 problem. I’m still looking for answers

  • skp

    will knox counter be reseted

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