How to Unroot/Unbrick Galaxy Note 5!

For those of you who want to unroot/unbrick your Samsung Galaxy Note 5, it’s really easy to do using ODIN and stock firmware.  Whether you want to go back to stock firmware because you are having problems or simply need to return it back to 100% stock firmware for warranty or re-selling, follow our step-by-step guide and learn how to unroot/unbrick your Note 5.

Before we begin, please MAKE A BACKUP of EVERYTHING before preceding just in case!!!

Step 1. Go to Settings->About device and check the model number of your Note 5.  You can see mine is a T-Mobile Note 5 with model number SM-N920T.


Step 2. Power off your phone then hold down Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons together for about 10 seconds until you see the following warning screen:


Step 3. Hit Volume Up button to enter Download mode and connect a micro-USB cable from your Note 5 to your computer.


Step 4. Go to our Galaxy Note 5 Stock Firmware page and download the latest stock firmware for your model of Note 5.

Also you will need to download ODIN and Note 5 USB drivers:

Download ODIN

Download Note 5 USB Drivers


Step 5. Go ahead and unzip both the ODIN and stock firmware files, you should get a new folder for each of the files you unzipped.


Step 6. Go ahead and run the Odin program by double-clicking on the EXE file.


Step 7. You should see a blue-highlighted box with a random COM number.  If you don’t see this, you may have to install the Note 5 USB drivers.  Simply double-click on the driver you downloaded earlier to install drivers.


Step 8. Next choose “AP” then choose the stock firmware you unzipped earlier, the file ending in “tar.md5”.  Then hit the “Start” button.  This will start the process of flashing stock firmware on your Galaxy Note 5.



Step 9. When done, you will see “PASS!” and your phone will reboot a couple of times.


Once completely done, you should now have 100% stock firmware.  This method does not erase your user data and apps.  BUT you may end up in a bootloop if coming from a custom ROM.  If that happens, you may need to do a factory reset, for that please refer to the latter part of our video tutorial above.


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