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How to Unroot Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge!

For those of you who want to unroot, you can easily do this on the Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge by simply reflashing stock firmware using ODIN program.  This would be ideal for those of you who want to reinstall stock firmware on your phone, maybe need to return phone for warranty purposes, or perhaps selling your phone on eBay or Craigslist.  Also, maybe you ended up in a nasty bootloop and you want to restore your phone.

Whatever the reason is, it’s simple to do, so let me show you how to unroot/unbrick you Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge completely back to stock.

Step 1. Go to Settings->About and find the model number of your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge.  On mine, it says “SM-G920T”.  Make a note of it as we will download the appropriate stock firmware for that model.


Step 2. Power off your phone then hold down Volume Down, Center Home, and Power buttons together until you see the warning screen like below:


Step 3. Hit Volume Up button once to enter ODIN download mode and connect a micro-USB cable from your S6 or S6 Edge to your computer.


Step 4. Next, download the appropriate stock firmware for your Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge.

37 Responses

  1. Giiseppe says:

    First of all. Im very thankful for all the work you do. I have this big problem, and maybe you can help me. I recently both an galaxy s6 edge g925L, and i truly whant to change the stock rom for another region stock rom, like g925f phe. ( spain) becasue the stock rom comes with a lot of korean apps and especially the dialler app (telecom.apk ) have this korean letters….

    Please can you tell me if this is possible to do? What should i do?

    • NEO says:

      I want to switch firmware from Verizon US to Orange in France. I have downloaded the
      Galaxy S6 Android 5.0.2 Stock Firmware SM-G920F – Download [France] XEF
      to replace the stock firmware of my US version SM-G920V
      Can I do that after unroot ?
      What are the risks ?

  2. oh my good god please someone help me says:

    i wanted to try soft key enabler and it threw me into a bootloop is there a way to get out of this it said “saving your (something).pref” will flashing the rom fix this issue t-mobile galaxy s6 64 gig

  3. Steven says:

    What about Knox? Does this method trip it? Reset it? No change?

    • Joel says:

      Well, assuming that you’ve already rooted your GS6, the Knox counter has already been tripped. After that, it is virtually impossible to bring it back.

  4. Christopher says:

    Hi. Will flashing stock firmware with odin trip knox or void any kind of warranty at all?

  5. george says:

    I have a question.. just bought canadian g925w8 and am looking at carl HD rom for the 925f. Are they compatible enough that i could flash the rom onto my phone. if not, what is the 925w8 compatible with..


  6. Aamir says:

    I tried rooting my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S6 edge using the methods listed on your site. However, my phone is stuck at andorid logo and it won’t boot. I tried to flash sprint stock rom listed on your site to restore the firmware of the phone. However, it did not work either. Please help

  7. Andrew says:

    Does this work with 5.1.1 tmo s6?

  8. James says:

    cant seem to boot past splash screen and tried updating the baseband and bootloader…any help Max?i can get into odin mood but phone will not boot also odin fails after flashing the tar.md5 file

  9. Mike says:

    Help…I accidentally did a full data wipe (nothing on the phone) with TWRP and tried to odin back to Stock Tmoble and get error : Can’t open the serial(COM) port. What else am I missing? Please help

  10. Tony says:

    I’m trying to unroot my galaxy s6 after I installed xtrestolite rom and I keep getting a fail notice from odin. Help!

  11. John says:

    This does not reset knox counter to Zero o thougjt it dod. Any waybto reset the knox counter. Cant use samsung pay. Ot is giving a an unauthorized modification message.

  12. ahmad says:

    afteer rooting my S6 edge i can see PASS but its not starting now

  13. juan says:

    I have an international sm-g920f galaxy s6. I baught second hand . I tried to unroot following your video quide but i dont get the warning screen when i press the volume down,home, and power button at the same time.. Instead of the warning screen i get a screen with alien language ? Chinese or something in symbols that i dont understand. I do i get to the warning creen on this rooted device ?

  14. ghaith says:

    What about the unlock because i am not in usa ,, when i do the stock version will it still be unlocked

  15. Alejandro says:

    Im trying to flash the stock rom into my galaxy s6 edge but it keeps failing? I have the proper rom downloaded and it keeps failing

  16. Steve Rawlings says:

    Please i need to unroot my phone it is a samsung galaxy s6 edge. But it is showing fail. The software version is G925PVPU3BOI1

  17. Betinho Filho says:

    Hey Max, do i need a different version of this Stock Firmware? Galaxy S6 Android 5.0.2 Stock Firmware SM-G920I – Download [Brazil] ZTO. Because my S6 is in Android 5.1.1. Its because there is no 5.1.1 version over here

    Love your work!

  18. Michael says:

    I desperately need help. it Fails when i click start. Do you have any ideas. ill pay you

    Odin engine v(ID:3.1005)..
    File analysis..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    NAND Write Start!!

    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

  19. Michael says:

    Also i failed to mention its in a boot loop

  20. oma says:

    Hi, I rooted my phone using the kernel for my s6 on 5.1.1 it was working well and now its just stuck on the tmobile screen what can I do?

  21. Álvaro says:

    I changed the Kernel version of my phone a month ago aproximately, but I want to put again the stock Kernel (my mobile is a Samsung SM-G925F, a S6 edge). Itwould be fantastic if you could help me. I’m from Spain (my kernel was it too).

  22. AOKI says:

    is it okay to flash any kind of international firmwares on my sm-g925f version?

  23. C says:

    I’m having problems trying to download the stock firmware to uproot my s6. Whenever the win zip file downloads it takes hours and once it’s complete it says the win zip file is empty. I need help uprooting.

  24. godknws says:

    i recently updated my galaxy s6 edgde but it is not longer downloading apps on google play store wat should i do

  25. Uriel Vargas says:

    i also had a problem with samsung 6 that don’t wanna download the apps

  26. cameron says:

    hey max i have the g920i and succeeded in rooting it but when i tried to install xposed installer the phone got stuck in a bootloop…i cant enter recovery mode but i can enter download mode for odin n every version for the g920i keeps failin when i use odin….why is this…..pleassssseeeeee help

  27. GaijinOtohp says:

    I have a corrupted archive message when I try to unzip the zip file.
    And now the phone is stuck in the download mode.
    Is this happened just to me?

  28. Nabeel says:

    Hey man, I have a rooted s6 sm-920f, unlocked and currently running android 7.0. But I want to go back to 6.0.1. Can you please let me know the way to do it also if you can send me the links for formware 6.0.1, that would be really appriciated.

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