How to restore Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to stock ROM/Firmware with ODIN

The easiest way to restore Samsung Galaxy Note 2 to stock ROM, unbrick or unroot is to flash stock firmware via Odin, however since GNote 2 is a new released device that’s mean not all variants get OTA updates, and also not every variants have flashable stock firmware for now such as AT&T version (SGH-I317).


Earlier, we wrote a guide to return to stock using CF-Auto-Root by Chainfire, the guidelines it’s quite tricky to follow for novice users. Now we will write a guide how to bring back Galaxy Note II to the stock using stock firmware (Unrooted) via Odin. So it will ready to sell, repair or return to the store.

Samsung Galaxy Note II restores to stock ROM with Odin

Before we begin, don’t forget to make a backup of your data such as call logs, emails, contacts, calendar, installed apps + data, etc. using MyBackup or Titanium Backup app.

  • Install the Note II driver on your computer by installing KIES.
  • Download latest version of Odin3.
  • Then get Galaxy Note 2 stock ROMs/firmwares, based on the model numbers of your device: International version, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, Bell, Rogers, Virgin, etc.
  • Just as before, complete a factory reset. It is recommended to carry out a factory reset via stock or custom recovery (CWM/TWRP), enter into recovery mode by turning off your phone and next press the three buttons simultaneously: volume up + home + power. After getting into recovery, select Wipe/Factory reset.
  • Then if you wish to reset the “Custom Binary Download” flash counter to No, you need to install Away Triangle App by Chainfire, buy it on Google Play to support him. This application requires root access, which means you should install it before flash stock ROM.
  • triangle away

    Triangle Away by Chainfire

  • Extract file and firmware files that have been downloaded in step 3, ensure the file firmware/ROM ended with ***.tar.md5 as shown below (using the T-Mobile firmware).
  • extracted stock galaxy note 2 rom

    Extracted Galaxy Note 2 stock ROM and Odin

  • Back to Samsung Galaxy Note 2, now we should get into download mode, turn off your phone, and press the buttons together: vol down + home + power for a few seconds. Once in download mode connect it to the computer via USB.
  • Flash Count

    Download Mode

  • Run Odin3, then hit PDA button on the right side, then find and choose the firmware file to be flash.
  • Make sure your device is recognized in Odin3 (see the ID: COM). Keep Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time checked, and left another unchecked.
  • galaxy s 3flash to stock odin

  • Press Start to initiate the flashing process, which lasted for 5-8 minutes.

Now our Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has returned to stock ROM/Firmware, Unrooted, stock kernel and stock recovery.



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28 Responses

  1. mike muller
    November 26, 2012 at 1:42 PMReply

    Any news on when the stock ROM for the SGH-1317 may be available. I need to return this unit to the store


    • Author

      November 27, 2012 at 11:25 AMReply

      If you are still on stock ROM and root/custom recovery,Try to use CF-Auto-Root method.

      We will let you know once we find AT&T Galaxy Note II (SGH-I317) stock ROM.

  2. Sal
    December 24, 2012 at 6:44 AMReply

    There is a link for an ATT stock rom i was just wondering if it’s the right one since you said no ATT stock rom as of now. I do know that is almost been a month since you wrote the guide and was hoping that the rom was available now.

    • Author

      December 24, 2012 at 12:33 PMReply

      Sammobile has been released AT&T Galaxy Note II stock ROM, find the link above, you need to register before get the ROM.

  3. Sal
    December 27, 2012 at 7:50 AMReply

    Thank you very much!!!! You’re a life saver!!!!

  4. Dee
    December 28, 2012 at 12:38 AMReply

    Sal does it work?

  5. SCB1898
    December 29, 2012 at 9:45 AMReply

    I just used this process, and all worked fine!

  6. Tom
    December 30, 2012 at 5:21 AMReply

    Can anyone confirm this working for AT&T?

  7. shivam anand
    January 10, 2013 at 12:43 PMReply

    my samsung note 2 is fully waorking. FULLY SAFE PROCESS

  8. peter dominguez
    January 15, 2013 at 9:31 AMReply

    I have a samsung galaxy note 2, and fkr some reason I have no sound at all and it keeps rebooting also wwhen I try to watch videos it just errors out. Anyone here know what could be wrong with it? Any advice would be greatly appreciated. .

  9. mrq201
    January 18, 2013 at 9:54 PMReply

    If I the reset the “Custom Binary Download” flash counter to No, would this change the “modified” word in settings??
    Does the flash counter need to be No for me to be able to download the OTA update to 4.1.2?

  10. Umut Aydenk
    January 21, 2013 at 6:12 PMReply

    for those who did this operation safely did you use kies usb drivers?

  11. Brandon
    February 10, 2013 at 11:09 AMReply

    When i rooted my note 2, it stalled. Now my device is modified, but not rooted. It cannot get in download or recovery mode. Please help?

  12. muzz dalion
    February 13, 2013 at 10:19 AMReply

    top man just the way u said keep up the good wrk god bless

  13. Chris
    February 24, 2013 at 8:53 PMReply

    Has any one used mobile Odin to preform a ota on a rooted sprint Note 2?

  14. Ian
    March 6, 2013 at 9:20 PMReply

    i need the stock rom for rogers! help!

    Rogers (SGH-I317M).

  15. JJ
    March 18, 2013 at 8:05 PMReply

    Im having a problem I downgraded to original stock now I updated and I cant get any signal. I did the modem fix and still nothing. I only have the circle with the line going through it. Any suggestions. I downgraded to try and do the unlock going into the dialpad code to nv but everything works I can see the sim and the number but I get no signal. It says mobile network state disconnected. network unknown. Someone please help I have been doing this for 4 days now trying everything. i know hardware works because I tested on another note 2. Thank you everyone for your time.

  16. tindean
    March 30, 2013 at 6:02 PMReply

    so if i return to stock, what version of jb will i be at..?? thanks.

  17. tindean
    March 30, 2013 at 7:43 PMReply

    did this and went exactly as stated..stuck on samsung screen..any ideas..thanks again..

    • Author

      March 31, 2013 at 8:10 AMReply

      Enter recovery and do a factory reset. Vol up + Home + Power button at same time.

      • Stephanie
        March 31, 2013 at 8:56 PMReply

        Thank you, Fridza!!!

      • hezahonker
        January 1, 2015 at 11:13 AMReply

        Vol up Home Power brings up clockworkMod recovery and this does not work. Odin does not see device. how do I get in recovery. I am trying to unroot to sell device.

  18. Stanley
    May 24, 2013 at 1:07 AMReply

    did exactly as stated and it still says modified for device status, i can’t open my gallery nor does the t-mobile animation come on when i turn the phone on

    • sukumar
      October 24, 2014 at 12:23 AMReply

      you probably have used a rom which is not to be installed on t-mobile variant. so find the one that is meant for your model and follow the same procedure. i hope u will be satisfied with my suggest. i guess this may fix your problem.

  19. Deezy Montana
    June 8, 2013 at 6:54 AMReply

    I have a note 2 thru t mobile and whn I got the phone…I realized I couldn’t text or get apps from the play store..or sync my Gmail account to the phone. The phone has this mobicontrol app that restricts the user from the phones full capabilities..I need a diagnosis and a solution to the problem. Thanks n advance;)

  20. Nick
    August 8, 2014 at 12:46 AMReply

    I tried the odin and reinstall. All I get is the FAIL signal near the end. I think I have the Kies firmware for the Odin. Any other help would be great. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 2 with AT&T.

  21. Nick
    August 8, 2014 at 12:53 AMReply

    Also, my Odin version does not have the PDA option on it to click. What do I do now?

  22. cpb34
    March 6, 2016 at 2:22 AMReply

    Please help I am new to all this and I an not real good but every where try to dowdownload a rom I get a virus I have a note 2 i317 thats bricked and I need it fixed it has made me lose my dam mind trjng to fix it with the shitty equipment i have thanks

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