How to Unroot/Unbrick Galaxy S10/S10e/S10 Plus/A50!

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to unroot/unbrick a Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, S10 Plus, or the A50 easily using ODIN and stock firmware.  You will need a Windows computer, any Windows computer will do or also you can run Windows using virtual machine software like VMWare but I do recommend simply borrowing your friend’s Windows laptop, I am sure one of your friends have one.

First, you will need to find the model number on your phone.  If you are in a bootloop or bricked state and cannot access the phone at all, you can also check the original box that came with the phone or check the back bottom of the phone which should list the model number.

This unroot/unbrick method supports ALL MODELS including:

  • Samsung Galaxy S10 SM-G973F, SM-G973N, SM-G973F-DS, SM-G973U
  • Samsung Galaxy S10e SM-G970F, SM-G970N, SM-G970F-DS, SM-G970U
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus SM-G975F, SM-G975N, SM-G975F-DS, SM-G975U

If you are getting this message “An error has occurred while updating device software.
Use the Emergency recoery function in the Smart Switch PC software”, you can also use this unroot/unbrick method.   That state is SAME as ODIN download mode.

(Above is my bricked Galaxy S10 that happened while re-rooting my S10. This is easily fixable by following this tutorial.)

Step 1. Check the model number of your phone under Settings->About Phone.  Mine is a SM-G973F.

 

Step 2. Power off your phone.  Then hold down the Volume Down and Bixby buttons together(in above photo I am holding both with my left thumb, if you have small fingers, have someone else help you hold it) and insert the USB cable from your computer to your phone.  You should see a warning screen.

Hit the Volume Up key to put it into ODIN Download mode.

Step 3. Next, go to SamMobile.com/firmwares and enter your phone model number to find the appropriate firmware your phone.  If for some reason you don’t see your exact country/carrier firmware, you can go ahead and use another country/carrier.  So long as your model number is same, you can actually flash any of the firmwares.

Once firmware has been downloaded, extract all/unzip the zip file, which should give you a bunch of files starting with “AP”, “CP”, “BP”, “CSC”, and “HOME”.

Step 4. Download ODIN & Drivers then extract the ODIN zip file, which should give you a new directory with the ODIN program.  Run the ODIN program.

You should see a blue-highlighted box with a random COM number.  If for some reason you don’t see it, no worries, just run the Samsung USB driver program you downloaded and install the drivers then unplug/re-plug the USB cable to your phone. You should see it.

Next, choose the appropriate files for the tabs “BL”, “AP”, “CP” with firmware files that also start with the same 2 letters.

For “CSC”, you can choose the file beginning with “CSC” to wipe everything or “HOME” to keep data.  For rooted phones, use “CSC” as choosing “HOME” will corrupt data and you will have to wipe data anyways as shown in my video tutorial.  However, on non-rooted phones, you can choose “HOME” and it will keep data so you won’t lose anything.

Once everything set, hit “Start” and your phone should start flashing the firmware.


When done successfully, you will see “PASS” and your phone should reboot.

In my case, I used “HOME” on a rooted phone for “CSC” section and corrupted my data.  My phone automatically rebooted to factory reset menu where I wiped my data and rebooted.

 

If for some reason you end up in a bootloop instead(which could happen), you can manually factory reset and wipe your device by holding down the Volume Down and Power buttons together for about 7 seconds until your phone resets then IMMEDIATELY hold down Volume UP, Bixby, and Power buttons together until you enter stock recovery like shown in below photos.

Once in stock recovery, just choose “Wipe data/factory reset” which will wipe everything and reboot.

That should get you fully rebooted.  Congratulations, you have successfully unrooted/unbricked your Samsung Galaxy S10, S10e, S10 Plus, or A50.

This method also works for the Galaxy Note 9 series, only thing different is the firmware file.

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