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How to Unroot Samsung Galaxy Note 9

How to Unroot Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is officially available for purchase all around the world. Once again, Samsung have achieved an incredible feat by creating this wonderful smartphone. The two Galaxy smartphones possess a brand new CPU, new fingerprint scanner option, updated camera features, and other incredible under-the-hood technology.

Wherever you are in the world now, you can get your hands on the Galaxy Note 9. Both smartphones are equipped with the Exynos 9810 and Snapdragon 845 CPU. The Galaxy Note 9 is fitted with a 8GB RAM capacity.

The additional WQHD display takes display graphics to a whole new realm. The headphone jack synonymous with Samsung products is still present and there are dual speakers for stereo sound.

Overall, it is not an exaggeration to call the Galaxy Note 9 a beast. As soon as many users get their hands on these phones, they will no doubt root them and install a custom TWRP recovery. While these devices are pre-installed with high tech hardware, majority of Samsung users will still root the phone and wipe the custom recovery and the custom ROM as well.

Rooting your Samsung device will change the official system settings to custom settings. The custom status will keep showing up in the bootloader of your smartphone. Whenever you boot your Galaxy Note 9 into download mode, you will see the custom status.

Rooting your smartphone will also trip the Knox counter. This means that your device will not be eligible for warranty privileges anymore.

The Knox counter cannot be reset once your phone has been rooted but you can reverse the custom status back to ‘’Official’’. This can be done by simply unrooting your Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

This guide is here for the sole purpose of guiding you on how to install a stock firmware or stock ROM on your Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Installing the stock firmware on your device will instantly reset your Galaxy Note 9 back to its factory settings.

Your device will be automatically unrooted. This will also change the system status from custom to official.

Below is a detailed guide containing steps on how to unroot both the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in order to return your device back to its factory state.

Let’s have a quick look at the steps involved in this operation.

Preparing Your Samsung Galaxy Note 9 For The Unrooting Process

Note: This guide is strictly for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Do not try this process on any other device.

  1. Turn off your Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  2. Back up your media, call logs, contacts, and messages. The unrooting process will wipe all data from your smartphone so ensure you back up all you files if you do not want to lose them
  3. Ensure that your phone is charged up to 50% at least so it doesn’t turn off during the unrooting process
  4. Disable both Samsung Smart Switch and Samsung Kies if they are installed on your device
  5. Disable Windows Firewall and any Antivirus programs installed on your Galaxy Note 9
  6. Use an authentic data cable to connect your smartphone to a computer
  7. Enable USB Debugging mode and OEM Unlocking on your phone

Kindly ensure you follow the above instructions to the letter. Do not skip any step.

Downloads and Installations For Unrooting Samsung Galaxy Note 9

  1. Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your computer
  2. Download Odin 3.13.1 and extract it after the download process is completed
  3. Download the most recent firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 9. Extract the firmware to get the AP, CP, BL, and Home_CSC files

Unroot Samsung Galaxy Note 9

  1. Launch the Odin3.exe file on your PC
  2. Inside the Odin program, select the AP tab and click on the AP file. Do the same thing for all BL, CP, and CSC tabs to get the BL, CP, and Home_CSC files
  3. Boot your Galaxy Note 9 into download mode after performing the above process. You can do this by shutting down your smartphone and then turn it back on by holding down the Volume Down, Bixby, and Power buttons simultaneously. As soon as you screen shows any screen, hold down the Volume Up button
  4. Connect your Galaxy Note 9 to the computer
  5. The ID:COM box in the Odin program should turn blue thereby confirming a successful connection has been made with the Samsung smartphone
  6. Tap the Options tab in Odin and ensure that the options selected are only Auto Reboot and F.Reset.Time. It is important that no other options are selected
  7. You can now begin the unrooting process by clicking on the start button to wipe the stock ROM
  8. After a few minutes, the process will be completed and your phone will reboot successfully
  9. After your phone has rebooted, disconnect it from the computer and check the system status. It should have reverted from custom back to official

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