Unroot Samsung Galaxy Pro and Install stock Gingerbread OS
After showing you how to root the Galaxy Pro, now we will be checking on how to revers, meaning that by following this step by step guide you will be able to learn how to unroot your Samsung Galaxy Pro and install the stock Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread firmware into its system. Similar with the root operation, on the present procedure we will be use Odin for flashing the stock Gingerbread OS and for relocking your Galaxy Pro, so you have nothing to worry about, as the update operation is easy to fill and to complete.
Therefore, this guide should be used by those who need to restore the warranty (when gaining root access the warranty gets void) or by those who have installed a custom ROM that isn’t performing well and the flashing the stock firmware is the only way in which the problem can be resolved. Unfortunately, if your Galaxy Pro is currently running on a custom ICS, or Jelly Bean based software, now you will downgrade your device to official / stock Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread system. Anyway, don’t worry as you can then re-root, or re-update your phone to the same ROMs.
By completing this guide, your Galaxy Pro will be relocked, meaning that the root access will be revoked, the bootloader relocked and the factory restrictions re-installed. Actually your Pro will be on its initial, or default state. Now, if you do need to downgrade your Galaxy Pro to stock Gingerbread OS then complete the steps from below which will easily take you through the flashing operation. But before that, make sure that you have prepared your device for the update operation that will follow; just take care of the pre requisites which are being listed below.
- This is an official operation as the stock firmware will be once more installed on your Galaxy Pro and that’s why the root access will be revoked and the warranty restored.
- Also, if your phone is installed with a custom recovery image, the same will be replaced with the stock recovery.
- As mentioned, on the flashing operation Odin will be used, so a Windows running computer, your handset and its USB cable are being required.
- Then, it is recommended to backup the data that is being stored on the internal storage memory of your phone.
- Use backup and restore apps for saving the contacts list, call logs, EFS folder, market apps, text messages, and everything else you might need.
- If possible you can also apply a Nandroid backup for saving the current ROM.
- After saving your personal info, you need to deactivate the security protection from your computer and Galaxy Pro because these programs are usually interfering with the unroot operation.
- Also, it is important to charge your device before starting the flashing procedure (especially if you notice that there is less than 50% power left) or else you can brick your phone (if it will get turned off while Odin is running).
- On your smartphone the USB debugging option must be enabled and the drivers should be installed on the computer (if not download and install Samsung KIES on your PC).
You can proceed to the next and final section of the present step by step guide. But be aware as this tutorial must be applied only for the Samsung Galaxy Pro model number GT-B7510. Using the steps from below for a similar device will probably brick the same, so try not to mess things up; just stick to the steps and everything will be fine.
How to Unroot Samsung Galaxy Pro and Install stock Gingerbread OS
- The Galaxy Pro drivers must be installed on your computer; if not follow the step from above and flash them.
- Next, you need to download and install Odin on your PC.
- Also, you need to download the stock Gingerbread OS; the download link is here.
- Then, on your computer open Odin.
- Take your phone and turn it off.
- Reboot the same into download mode by pressing on the Q and Power buttons at the same time for a few seconds.
- With the Pro running in download mode, connect the phone with the PC; use its USB cable for establishing the connection.
- Now, on Odin you must notice that the ID:COM section is yellow or blue and that the “added” message is displayed.
- If that isn’t happening, then you need to re install the drivers on your PC; then repeat the steps from above until everything is working as described.
- From Odin select “PDA” and pick the update file you have downloaded before.
- On Odin the Re-Partition option shouldn’t be checked while the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options must be enabled.
- From Odin click on “start” for beginning the flashing operation.
- When the installation procedure is over, on Odin the “pass” message will be displayed.
- You need to unplug the USB cable and reboot your phone as you are done.
The most common issues that might occur while you are unrooting your Galaxy Pro are the following ones: Odin might get stuck, and your phone might get stuck in a boot loop. Now, for resolving the first issue you will have to:
- Close Odin on your computer.
- Also, unplug your phone from the same.
- Re-install the drivers on your PC.
- Re-open Odin.
- Force restart your smartphone and then reboot into download mode once more.
- Connect your device with the computer and follow the steps from the update tutorial.
On the other hand, if the second problem is appearing, then you can resolve the same by completing the next steps:
- Reboot your handset into recovery mode.
- Use the recovery mode menu for applying a wipe.
- The wipe can be performed by selecting “wipe data factory reset” and “wipe cache partition”.
- Return to the main menu by choosing “+++go back+++”.
- Select “reboot system now” and you are done.
There you have it: that was the step by step guide that must be used by those who are trying to unroot the Samsung Galaxy Pro and install the stock Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread OS. Now, you have restored the warranty and relocked your phone, meaning that all the factory restrictions and the default version of the Android software are once more running on your phone. If you had problems while trying to complete the guide, then share the issues with us by using the comments area from below.