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How to unroot Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F [Guide]

Samsung Galaxy Core LTE [1]These are the guidelines to unroot Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G386F smartphones. Once you root your device, you will find the warranty working again. You are one of the lucky owners of a device that doesn’t come with Samsung’s Knox security. That means when you do unroot using the guide below, you are effectively returning the device to the same state it was in out of the box. You are able to send it away for free repairs and your manufacturer won’t know any different.




  1. Download the Samsung Galaxy Core LTE SM-G385F firmware file from this link [3].
  2. Download the Odin flashing tool from this link [4].
  3. Download both files and move them to the desktop of the Windows PC.
  4. Right-click over the files and choose the ‘extract here’ option.
  5. Double-click the Odin file and run that program.
  6. Hold in the Power button until you know the Samsung Galaxy Core LTE device is completely off.
  7. Reboot the Galaxy Core LTE to download mode using the hardware keys. The keys you need to press are Home + Power + Volume Down.
  8. Connect the smartphone to the computer using the USB cable.
  9. Wait as the Odin ID: COM port changes color to signify that your device is connected and detected.
  10. Click the PDA/AP button.
  11. Browse the desktop for the official firmware file you extracted there earlier.
  12. Check the Auto Reboot and F Reset Time options.
  13. Leave the re-partition box empty.
  14. Click the Start button and let Odin flash that firmware file on your device.
  15. Wait until your device reboots and Odin gives you a pass message.

If that method didn’t work for you, it is probably due to the USB drivers not working or the version of Odin not working with your device. The Odin tool was never officially released by Samsung and these things can happen. All you need to do is try out one of the other versions of Odin and see how it goes.