Unroot and Restore Back Verizon Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 to Original Firmware Stock ROM

If you want to unroot or restore back your Verizon Galaxy Note 2 to stock or it’s original firmware and removes everything from any mods such as custom recoveries and ROMs, we have covered a step by step guide that might help you on how to revert back your Sprint Galaxy Note 2 to its default factory settings.  The process is yet simple as it gets but if you ain’t a tech-savvy, you may find it hard to try. So, just read the full detailed guide below in getting started on restoring your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Verizon SCH-I605.

Disclaimer: We should not be held responsible if anything happens to your device. Proceeding and Use of this guide is solely at your own risk!

1. Important Reminders before Restoring or Flashing a Stock ROM on Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SCH-i605

  • Make sure that your Galaxy Note 2 battery is fully charge.
  • Stock ROM packages comes in two formats the ‘Full-Wipe’ (delete your stored data after flashing) and the ‘Non-Wipe’ (it doesn’t delete your phone’s stored data) but it is highly recommended to make a back up of all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, SMS, emails, apps, photos, videos etc.  before flashing, no-matter if it is Full-Wipe or Non-Wipe stock ROM version,  just to be safe and ensure that your stored data are in  safe place  if something went wrong during the flashing process. Use any data back-up apps to easily do this task.
  • Use a PC or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serial port.  Odin will not work on MAC OS.
  • Use the supplied USB cable for your Galaxy Note 2.
  • Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings. Go to Settings > Applications > Development, and tick the box that says ‘Enable USB Debugging’.
  • Ensure that KIES is closed and not running in the system tray! Kies will interrupt and doesn’t like Odin, it will block you from flashing.

2. Download the needed tools for flashing
USB Driver: Download
Odin Flasher Tool: Odin3_v3.07

Grab your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 Original Firmware or Stock ROM
Download it here -> choose SCH-i605 Stock

3. Install the USB Driver and Extract the downloaded stock ROM
Install the USB Driver first to get rid of flashing failures. Also need to extract the downloaded file which is packed in zip format, so that you’ll get the tar.md5 file. You can use winrar, winzip, 7zip or any tool you had in your computer.
4. Run and Configure Odin
Run Odin downloader Odin3_v3.07 on your PC desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked, only the ‘AUTO-REBOOT and ‘F.RESET TIME’ checkboxes are both remained checked.

5. Reboot your Galaxy Note 2 into Download Mode

To reboot the Galaxy Note2 into download mode , you need to turn the power off. After it completely shut down, just press and hold the Volume Down key, Home button and the Power ON/OFF button simultaneously.
androidayos galaxy note download mode
You should then prompted into a warning screen and asking you to press volume up if you want to continue or volume down to cancel, just simply press volume up to get into download mode. The download mode then displays an Android robot and say’s “Downloading.. Do not turn off target!!”

6. Connect your Galaxy Note 2 to Computer or Laptop

Once you already reboot the phone in download mode, simply connect the phone to your PC or laptop USB.
In Odin window – the ID:COM box will turn to blue color and indicates the COM port number and a word “Added” on a log box will prompt you that the device is already detected or recognized by Odin. Your COM port number might be different from mine. If you do not see a COM port number then there’s something missing or wrong. You may read again from the top of this post.

7. Set and load and the binary .tar.md5 file 
The stock ROM is pack in One .tar.md5 file only. Now, you need to just simply click on the PDA button, then browse to the folder where the .tar or .tar.md5 you have previously extracted and then select and load it.


Stock Firmware with Pit file FULL Flash  – use this option

Odin back Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 to stock firmware withPit

8. Begin Flashing the stock ROM
Once if all set and ready to fire-up, hit the “START” button in Odin to begin flashing the stock ROM.
Do not ever interrupt the phone while already in flashing progress, like disconnecting the cable or turning off the device. Just wait until it completely finish.
9. Wait for the word PASS!!
When the Stock ROM installation successfully completes, you will then see a word “PASS” in Odin. This indicates that the flashing was already finish, and on the log box it says “All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)”. The phone will just then automatically reboot, then it’s time to remove it from PC or laptop USB connection.
Confirm if you successfully restore your Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Confirm your fresh firmware installed:
Go to Settings>About Phone>Firmware info.
Possible errors that you may encountered, this is based on my experience while flashing stock ROM on Samsung Android devices. These are just a few hints on how to resolved it.

Q: I got an error message that says “Set-up connection Failed” ?
A: 1. Check your USB connection from the phone to PC,
2. Connect to another PC USB port
3. Check and try to another USB cable
4. Re-install the USB driver.
Q: Odin just suddenly stuck in the middle of nowhere while in flashing progress, It isn’t responding at all?
A: Check for possible program that might interrupt the process, like disabling the anti-virus and closing any running programs.Try to use another PC or laptop,
Q: I experienced bootloop or the phone just stuck on Welcome Logo (phone always stop at bootanimation) and it won’t boot normally?
A: You can fix it via recovery mode option, do this:
Boot in recovery mode
1. Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button.
2. Use volume keys to select, Up and Down and Power or Home key to select the option
3. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset using the Home button.
4. Next select the Wipe Cache Partition
5. Lastly, select Reboot System Now to reboot your Galaxy Note 2 in Normal mode.That’s it! Just let us know how’s it going.
Update: DO NOT ACCEPT OTA UPDATE 4.1.2 Jelly Bean.  VZW included some patches and screws your phone. Instead Odin to stock with the pit file. Then use Adam’s casual to jailbreak. Then flash the 4.1.2 rooted stock.
 Let us know if this solution works on your Samsung Galaxy Note 2 Verizon (SCH-I605).

10 thoughts on “Unroot and Restore Back Verizon Galaxy Note 2 SCH-I605 to Original Firmware Stock ROM”

  1. I was able to restore no problems when I did the latest Verizon update phone got stuck at the samsung name and would just flash now im bricked

  2. All went well until i downloaded the latest verizon 4.1.2 update and now the samsung note 2 logo just flashes. It will not go into recovery mode i.e volume up home power. HELP!!

  3. I have unrooted stock Note2. I accepted the 4.1.2 update and now the phone is stuck in a boot loop (Samsung Note 2) logo blinking every 3 seconds. I am unable to boot into recovery mode. I called Verizon tech support and after 5 minutes of troubleshooting they decided to overnight me a new replacement.

    1. Yes i heard this 4.1.2 OTA Update has issues especially for those who have rooted, but to those without root is a very uncommon situation. There might be something included on this latest OTA update causing the bricks.

    1. Did you unzip the firmware file? Extract it on your desktop which is an easier way to find it.

    2. Did you unzip the downloaded file? extract it on your PC desktop, so you can find it easily. Clicking the PDA allows you to browse the .tar.md5 file location where you put it.

  4. Hi,
    I had updated the software for my Samsung Galaxy Not GT-N8000. After update was complete, the tab is not booting. It showing Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N8000.
    I think when I ODIN it I Click Re-partition.
    How to fix the issue. How can i fix the same and start using the tab.

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