Unroot Samsung Galaxy Note 10: In this guide, we go through how to unroot Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus with official Android 10 firmware. If you are searching to return to factory settings after modifying your phone with root, this is the perfect guide. After the phone’s initial launch, developers were quite quick to launch root support for Galaxy Note 10 series. However, after root, some stock functionality gets lost such as stock OTA update and to restore that, you can use this guide to reinstall official factory firmware on Samsung Galaxy Note 10.
The process allows users to install official Samsung firmware and flash it directly onto their Galaxy Note 10. After a successful flash, the phone will boot up back to stock settings (without root). This is also the best way to recover your phone if you plan on selling it.
- 1 Samsung Galaxy Note 10 USB Drivers
- 2 Backup and Some Important Tips
- 3 How to Unroot Galaxy Note 10 / Galaxy Note 10 Plus
- 4 Conclusion:
All the custom ROMs and firmware, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the guide belong to their respective owners/developers.
Also, this firmware guide targets the Galaxy Note 10 and Galaxy Note 10 Plus. Make sure you install the correct firmware for your model or variant and flash it with Odin to unroot Galaxy Note 10.
Samsung Galaxy Note 10 USB Drivers
Just connect your Android phone with the PC. For that make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 properly. If not, you can also install the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Some Important Tips
Once you installed and configured USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 on your PC. We recommend creating a backup of all your data. While firmware download usually does not delete data, a factory reset initiated automatically which does it, however.
Usually, the important things to look for to backup are:
- Camera Photos and Videos
- Account Information (Passwords and Usernames)
- WhatsApp messages
Samsung also provides a tool for creating a backup of your phone including settings, app data, photos and more. Named as Samsung Smart Switch you need a PC with ample space to store a complete backup of your phone.
- Having issues connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode.
- Also, charge your phone up to 80-85% battery level.
- Many guides are factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We suggest you NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked.
How to Unroot Galaxy Note 10 / Galaxy Note 10 Plus
Here’s how you can unroot Galaxy Note 10 or Galaxy Note 10 Plus. We will be installing the latest official firmware to unroot the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series.
- This guide is only for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Galaxy Note 10 Plus. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
- Also, Using an official firmware by Samsung to unroot Galaxy Note 10.
- Also, back up all your data on your phone before proceeding.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Firstly, download the official firmware for your Galaxy Note 10 / Galaxy Note 10+ form below to your PC and extract the zip file.
- Android 10 Galaxy Note 10 Official Firmware (N970F)
- Android 10 Galaxy Note 10 Plus Official Firmware (N975F)
You can also use the Frija tool to download firmware from Samsung servers directly.
Download Odin to installs official firmware on Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Galaxy Note 10 Plus.
Turn OFF your phone. Press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby buttons simultaneously. Also, press the Power button until you see the construction Android robot and a triangle.
Remember you have your Galaxy Note 10 USB drivers installed on your PC.
Open ODIN on your computer. Also, connect your phone to your PC while your phone is in the Download Mode.
Once your phone is connected successfully, the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. It takes some time.
Now choose the files that you have to flash/install on your phone. These files are to be found from the extracted files in Step 1.
- Tap on ‘AP’ and choose the file with ‘AP’ in its name.
- Tap on ‘CP’ and select the file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Skip this step if there is no such file.
- Tap on ‘CSC’ and choose the file with ‘CSC’ in its name. Skip this step if there is no such file.
- Tap on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Skip this step if there is no such file.
- Tap on ‘BL’ and choose the file with ‘BL’ in its name. Ignore if there is no such file.
While using an older version of ODIN or flashing a firmware that doesn’t have the above-mentioned file name format then look below for the abbreviations to the old name format. Make sure that only file name changes, the functionality and back end process remain the same so don’t worry.
- AP = PDA
- BL = Boot Loader
- CP = Modem
In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. As for the Re-Partition option, check it ONLY if you choose a (.PIT) file in the above step.
Now tap on the Start button in ODIN. The installation process will begin and takes a few minutes to complete.
Once the installation complete. Your phone will restart. Once you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the PC.
That’s it. Your Samsung Galaxy Note 10 phone should have returned to factory settings and unrooted now.
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