How To Unroot Samsung Galaxy S5 [Unroot Guide] 2018
Well, Samsung Galaxy S5 is undoubtedly one of the best Android smartphone that was launched way back in April 2014. The smartphone comes with a massive 5-inch display which shares the resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. Samsung Galaxy S5 is heavily popular amongst users and it also offers some impressive specification. Talking about the specification, the smartphone packs 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage.
Not only that, the smartphone also houses a 1.9Ghz octa-core processor. On the camera front, Samsung Galaxy S5 packs 16 Megapixel of primary camera and 2.1 Megapixel of a front-facing camera for taking selfies. However, as we all know, the Samsung Galaxy S5 is an Android smartphone, so we can improve our Android experience by rooting our Samsung Galaxy S5.
However, Android rooting also comes with a few advantages and disadvantages. For example, through root access, you can have full control over your Android smartphone, you can install several Custom ROM, remove bloatware, etc. Similarly, rooting also brings some disadvantages like you will void your phone’s warranty, you might end up bricking your device during the root process, malware threats, and much more.
But, if you already have a rooted Android smartphone, then there are only a few options left for unrooting it. Talking about the rooted Samsung Galaxy S5, unrooting the smartphone isn’t an easy process and you need to go through some technical stuff. However, if you have no option left apart from unrooting your Samsung Galaxy S5, then here we have discussed a few methods which would help you to unroot Samsung Galaxy S5.
How To Unroot Galaxy S5?
Well, in order to unroot your Samsung Galaxy S5, you need to follow some of the methods given below. We are going to share two methods which would help you to unroot your Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone. But, there are few things which you need to ensure before unrooting your device.
- Charge Your Galaxy S5 at least 70%
- Create a proper backup of your data
- Sync Your Google Account with your Galaxy S5 to backup your contacts
How To Unroot Galaxy S5 Through Odin?
Well, most of the Samsung smartphones are unrooted through Odin. However, as we have mentioned early in the post, the process might look complicated. But, this process works and it can unroot your smartphone in just a few minutes.
Step 1. First of all, download and install Samsung Kies on your Windows computer. You can get Samsung Kies from this link.
Step 2. In the next step, download Odin on your computer from this link. Extract the ZIP folder after downloading Odin.
Step 3. After downloading Odin on your PC, head to the sammobile.com and samsung-update.com and then download your phone’s firmware on your computer. Well, you need to download the current firmware of your Samsung Galaxy S5 and once downloaded, extract the ZIP folder.
Step 4. Now you need to press and hold the home, volume down and power keys simultaneously until you see a warning screen. Now press the Volume UP key to enter into the download mode.
Step 5. Now connect the smartphone to your computer via USB cable and Open Odin on your computer. Wait until Odin detects the smartphone, once detected, you will see a success message.
Step 6. In the next step, you need to select the firmware in Odin. For that, Click on the AP button and then select the .tar.md5 firmware file that you have extracted earlier.
Step 7. Under the options, check the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time. Click on Start in the Odin and wait for the process to complete.
That’s it, you are done! The method will unroot your Galaxy S5 in no-time. So, this is how you can use to unroot your Samsung Galaxy S5 Android smartphone.
How To Unroot Galaxy S5 Using SuperSU?
If you don’t have a computer and still want to unroot your Galaxy S5 smartphone, then you need to use SuperSU. Well, most probably, if you have a rooted Android smartphone, you might be using SuperSU. So, here’s how to unroot Galaxy S5 using SuperSU.
Step 1. First of all, download and install SuperSU on your Android device. You can install it the app from Google Play Store itself.
Step 2. Now, open the app and then tap on the ‘Continue’ button on the pop-up.
Step 3. You might get another popup which will ask you to disable KNOX. Tap on the ‘Cancel’ button. Now in the next popup, tap on ‘OK’ to reboot your smartphone.
Step 4. Go to the Settings tab and then tap on ‘Full Unroot’. Confirm the ‘Full Unroot’ by tapping on the ‘Continue’ button.
Wait until the process completes and reboot your Android smartphone. That’s it, you are done! You have successfully unrooted your Samsung Galaxy S5 smartphone.
Well, rooting is one of the first things that Android users do right after purchasing a new smartphone. Rooting brings lots of advantages like installing mods, flashing custom ROMs. But, it also brings several disadvantages like you will void the warranty, you might end up bricking your device.
Rooting Android is an easy process and anyone can do that nowadays. But, things become difficult when it comes to unroot a rooted device. However, the second method which we have discussed in this article can be used to unroot the majority of smartphones available out there. However, implementing these methods also requires some technical knowledge, therefore, you should attempt these methods at your own responsibility. Techviral doesn’t hold any responsibility if any damage happens.