How to unroot Samsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A

By | August 18, 2014


Just now I have written how to root Samsung Galaxy S5 Active but again I thought to post the steps to unroot Galaxy S5, if it starts annoying after rooting. Sometimes after flashing ROM or during that your device starts behaving like a strange. Well, follow the steps mentioned below to send your device back to Stock ROM.

Here is the few basic reason for that people generally go for unrooting an Android smartphone:

  • Fix any issues (Maybe rooting messed something up? No problem, unrooting will take care of it for you).
  • Sending in the device for warranty (most, but not all unrooting procedures reinstate the manufacturer warranty if you had one before rooting).
  • Starting over (simply undoing everything you did while rooted so you can have a clean slate to start over).

Are you ready to get into the steps to unroot your device? Don’t forget to check out the requirements before,

  • This should only work on Windows based PCs.
  • You should’ve rooted your device using the procedure given here.
  • You should’ve required drivers installed on your PC. If you haven’t, you can download and install the latest drivers from here.
  • This should flash a stock firmware on your device.

Files to download

How to unroot Samsung Galaxy S5 Active SM-G870A

  1. Download and extract the Odin and Stock Firmware to your desktop.
  2. Launch the  Odin application your PC.
  3. Click on PDA and choose the stock firmware file from the firmware extracted folder.
  4. Here you need to make sure that Repartition is unchecked in the Odin.
  5. Check the boxes that say F. Reset Time and Auto Reboot.
  6. Now turn off your device, and turn it on back by holding down Volume Down+Home+Power button simultaneously until you see Samsung logo on the display screen.
  7. Then press Volume UP and you should be in Download mode.
  8. Connect your device to your PC using the USB cable.
  9. Click on Start button in the Odin to begin the firmware installation on your device.
  10. After completion of the flashing process, your device should automatically reboot.

That’s all, you have successfully installed the stock firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S5 Active, also your device doesn’t have root access.

  • OG Mudbone

    Your firmware link is broken. Get better.

  • Jordan

    Whats with the FirmWare link?