Perhaps you’re done playing with root and custom ROMs on your Android device? Regardless of the reason, it’s usually pretty easy to unroot your device and go back to the stock firmware.
Some of the reasons for unrooting your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 are:
- 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).
- Fix any issues (Maybe rooting messed something up? No problem, unrooting will take care of it for you).
Ready to get started? Here’s how to unroot the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0:
I. Before You Begin
1. You should have rooted your device using the procedure given here.
2. This only works on Windows based PCs.
II. Downloading Required Files
1. Download Odin and save it to your Desktop.
2. Download the appropriate firmware for your device and save it to your Desktop.
III. Unrooting the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0
1. Extract files from both archives by right-clicking on each of them and selecting Extract here.
2. Double-click on Odin executable and it’ll launch.
3. Click on PDA and choose the file you just extracted from the stock firmware archive.
4. Make sure only Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked in the Odin.
5. Turn OFF your device.
6. Put your device into Download mode. To do that, simply hold down Volume DOWN+Home+Power buttons together.
7. Connect your device to your PC via USB cable.
8. Hit Start in the Odin and it’ll start flashing the firmware on your device.
9. Once the firmware’s been flashed, your device should automatically reboot.
10. You’re now unrooted!
All set! You are now running stock firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 and have unrooted it.
Want to try again? You can always reroot your device by heading to our Rooting How To’s section, finding your device, and doing the How to Root listed for it there.