If you have rooted your Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note 3, Note 2, S6, S5, S4, S3, S2, or any other Samsung devices including tablets, mostly like you have installed a custom recovery like CWM or TWRP. Well, if you want to receive stock OTA updates (perhaps you want to try the latest firmware that came out last night and you are still on stock firmware), you will need to re-install stock recovery.
How to do this?
The process is actually rather simple. You need to download the latest stock Samsung firmware for your model of Samsung device, extract the recovery.img file from it, then compress it back into tar file and flash with ODIN.
Step 1. Download appropriate Samsung stock firmware for your device:
- Galaxy Note 4 Stock Firmwares – Link
- Galaxy Note 3 Stock Firmwares – Link
- Galaxy S5 Stock Firmwares – Link
- Galaxy S4 Stock Firmwares – Link
- Galaxy S3 Stock Firmwares – Link
Don’t see your device? Try SamFirmware.com.
Step 2. Unzip the files.
Step 3. Open the .tar.md5 file using 7Zip. (Download 7Zip)
Step 4. You should find the recovery.img file, this is the stock recovery file for your Samsung device. Select it and hit Extract.
Step 5. Compress the file using 7Zip in “.tar” format.
Step 6. Put your Samsung device in ODIN Download mode, select AP or PDA in ODIN program and select the new “recovery.tar” file, then hit “Start”.
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