1. AC Question's Avatar
    Hello,

    I rooted my phone with kingroot about a month ago ... since then i deleted some of the apps that came with the phone to save some space and I must have deleted ones that i should not have. My phone started to get a little laggy and some of the apps stopped working. So I removed the root using the same software and that did not solve anything. I then finally decided to do a hard reset which I did and erased all data/accounts.

    Now when the phone boots up it still shows the empty padlock symbol with the word "custom" under it (just like when it was rooted). And also i do not have a keyboard to type with. It only gives me the talk to text option and i cant do anything with it. When bypassing all items that needs typing (password for my wifi, name, account info etc), I get to the main screen and it boots in the "easy" mode ... you know, the one with giant icons and looks dumbed down. How can I fix these issues? I just want it to look like it was when i first got it out of the box with default apps and software.

    Thanks!
    03-15-2016 07:36 PM
  2. ubigred's Avatar
    Model number?
    03-15-2016 07:46 PM
  3. greenheck1's Avatar
    SGH-I337
    03-15-2016 07:47 PM
  4. greenheck1's Avatar
    I went to setting - language and input to try to select a keyboard but no option for keyboard there ... i then tried going to the play store to install a keyboard app but i cant because i cant log into my account using the voice option!
    03-15-2016 07:49 PM
  5. ubigred's Avatar
    SGH-I337
    1. Try a factory reset
    2. Flash stock firmware
    03-15-2016 07:50 PM
  6. greenheck1's Avatar
    1. Try a factory reset
    2. Flash stock firmware
    1- isnt the factory reset the same as hard reset? i did the power button+volume up + home button method to reset it.
    2- how to do that?
    03-15-2016 07:54 PM
  7. ubigred's Avatar
    1. Yes
    2. Use Odin
    03-15-2016 07:55 PM
  8. greenheck1's Avatar
    ok just downloaded odin in my PC ... dont know how to use it ... any guidance?

    THanks
    03-15-2016 08:03 PM
  9. greenheck1's Avatar
    as a reference to people having the same issue ... this totally solved it
    ((CANT POST LINKS -- but goto google and type "How to Unroot Galaxy S4 and Remove Root Completely!" you will see a website called galaxys4root dot com ... thats the link)))

    it did take about 2 hours to get everything downloaded and setup ... and by the way, odin button doesnt need to be yellow for it to work - mine was blue.
    03-17-2016 06:22 PM

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