In previous posts I have gone over rooting the AT&T model of the Galaxy S4. Now it’s time to go over unrooting and going back to stock.

I recently installed ClockworkMod Recovery so that I could install CyanogenMod 10. After a few days I found myself missing some of the stock features; mainly the way the camera works with the stock Samsung / AT&T Firmware.

Here are steps I’ve done to make this possible:

  1. Power off your Galaxy S4
  2. Now hold down volume down, center button (home) and the power button together. This should take you to a warning screen. Follow the instructions on the screen.
  3. At this screen press volume up to continue; now you should be in the download mode
  4. Connect your USB cable to the Galaxy S4 and your computer
  5. Run the ODIN program; you will see a highlighted yellow box indicating your COM connection to the phone.

  6. Select the stock firmware; File should end with “tar.md5”
  7. In ODIN, select PDA to browse to the stock firmware file “*tar.md5”
  8. Click Start; you will now be in the process of installing the stock firmware for the Galaxy S4
  9. When completed you will see “PASS!” on the screen; your Galaxy S4 will restart.

  10. If you hit a message such as “Firmware Error”, just start the process over again.
  11. Once all has worked you should see the factory splash logo on screen.
  12. Power off the phone and do a factory reset.

How to do a factory reset of the Galaxy S4:

  1. Power off the Galaxy S4
  2. Hold the volume up, center button (home) and power buttons together; the phone will boot
  3. Once you see a logo on screen; keep holding down the volume up and center button (home) and let go of the power button
  4. In the recovery mode, choose “wipe data/factory reset” – this will take a few seconds
  5. Once this has completed; choose the option to reboot system; you are now back to stock.

Resources you may need:

  1. U.S. Galaxy S4 Stock Firmwares:
    key: Jj5hlQkz-Ip1gt3w7ET5MCYxyepRIZViC229JNDr77Y
    key: Q3uDcxXbgMmlyIu1CyW2dEQ-Bnxp7RJBqfz9YjlN5jw
  2. ODIN
  3. SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones
    Key: YZXUVGUg8YsxUfycfatSmTelodIa_6n8WAthQHj0OOs

Other Links:

  1. motochopper

Links above provided by MEGA cloud storage service.

For other firmwares:


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