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    Default Please help. Need advice.

    Purchased a note 3 from eBay. Seller never disclosed the phone was rooted with safestrap. Not very happy about that. Phone is fine until I wanted to update to 4.4. It would not install. Was getting an error. It would download but failed to install.
    So I Un rooted the phone through super user. Than tried to root again thorough Kinko and it failed to root several times. Why?
    So now I'm stuck. Phone works fine but I would like to set it back to stock and take safestrap off so I can sell it because I bought another one.
    Is there anyone that can give me step by step instructions on how to get this phone to factory settings like it did out of the box. Because now when it boots it goes thorough safestrap, it's not rooted and it won't let me root for some reason. Plus I can't upgrade to 4.4. What a mess. Can anyone help? Thanks

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    Default Re: Please help. Need advice.

    You can flash a stock ROM via Odin. That'll overwrite everything, including the internal storage.
    You can find the stock firmware on sammobile.com or samsung-updates.com
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    Default Re: Please help. Need advice.

    So install Odin and go to Samsung website and flash stock firmware? That's it? When you say flash you mean install? Sorry just not very familiar with root terminology.

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    Default Re: Please help. Need advice.

    I can do this even though I'm not rooted?

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    Default Re: Please help. Need advice.

    Quote Originally Posted by andonakis View Post
    I can do this even though I'm not rooted?

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    Yeah. Let me find an easy to follow video

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    Default Re: Please help. Need advice.

    Here: How to Unroot / Unbrick the Galaxy S4! - Complete:

    Steps are the same for the Note 3

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    Default Re: Please help. Need advice.

    Thank you will try tonight when I get home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andonakis View Post
    Thank you will try tonight when I get home.

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    No problem Let me know how it goes
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