How to Install Stock Recovery on Galaxy S4 I9500 / I9505

Installed a custom recovery on your Galaxy S4 and not happy with it? You can uninstall TWRP, ClockworkMod (CWM) and install stock recovery on Galaxy S4. The process is simple and similar to flashing custom recovery. You can use Odin to flash stock recovery on Galaxy S4 I9500 or I9505 smartphone. These stock recoveries are provided by the same developer who released experimental builds of TWRP 2.5 for I9500 and I9505 devices. Here’s how you can flash it:

Install Stock Recovery on Galaxy S4 I9500 / I9505

Please note that installing stock recovery will automatically uninstall Clockwork Mod Recovery or TWRP recovery from your Galaxy S4.

Step 1: Download stock recovery for your device:

Step 2: Download Odin: Odin3_v3.04.zip.

Step 3: Extract the downloaded zip file and run Odin3_v3.04.exe file to launch the app.

Step 4: Now put your device in download mode.

  • Switch off your device.
  • Press & hold Volume down + Home and then press Power button.
  • Press Power button again to confirm booting in download mode.

Step 5: Connect your device to the computer while it’s in download mode.

Odin will now detect the connected device. One of the ID:COM ports in Odin will turn yellow and will display the COM port number.

Step 6: Now click on “PDA” button in Odin, then browse and select the stock recovery .tar file.

Step 7: After selecting the file, make sure that:

  • F . Reset Time checkbox is checked.
  • Auto Reboot checkbox is checked.
  • Other checkboxes should be unchecked.

Step 8: Now click on “Start” button to kick off the process.

It will take some time to complete. Please be patient and let the process complete. Once done, your device will reboot. You should now have stock recovery on Galaxy S4 installed while any of the custom recoveries will no longer be installed. You can flash custom recovery again at any time using same steps.


Rashid Saeed

I blog about the hottest and latest news updates and trends in the smartphone industry - in particular, the Android platform.

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