Tutorial: Restore to Stock Image (Tab)

This returns your Shield Tablet to “stock” – like you just took it out of the box.  There are numerous reasons you may wish to do this; mostly if you can’t perform an OTA upgrade after rooting – you may need to return to stock before you can accept the upgrade.

Attention: If you do not have an unlocked Bootloader/root and you’re up to date with updates, you’ll want to proceed to this Tutorial first.


Restoration Procedure

  1. Extract the NVidia Stock Shield Tablet Image into your Minimal ADB and Flashboot folder.  It shouldn’t overwrite anything; if it does, consider renaming what it was going to overwrite – just to be safe.
  2. Verify the Shield Tabet is in Fastboot by typing “fastboot devices” and hitting enter.  If you see the Shield Tablet show up, continue.
  3. Type “flash-all.bat” hit enter.  Note: This erases EVERYTHING – returning the Shield Tablet to stock – like it just came out of the box.
  4. Wait and watch.  THIS CAN TAKE A LONG TIME.
  5. Once complete, reboot the Shield Tablet.  Use the volume rocker and power button to select items from the Fastboot menu.
  6. You should now be back up and running with a stock Shield Tablet.  Obviously you will need to turn back on debugging, re-root, etc.

[eliteaccordion][elitetoggle title=”Changelog”]

  • 2016-02-18: Updated with new Downloader tool; added LTE images.
  • 2015-10-08: Stock images were incorrect.  These have been fixed.


12 Responses to Tutorial: Restore to Stock Image (Tab)

  1. Manish Kumar says:

    unable to flash any update with twrp..need help.. with each ota file the error comes– ” package expects build fingerprint of nvidia/sb_na_wf/shieldtablet:6.0.1/MRA58K… this device has nvidia/omni_shieldtablet/shieldtablet:6.0.1/MOB30D/ “

  2. Cant get this to work for me. I tried following the guide before for my Shield tablet wifi edition (after recall). I think i need help trying to load the image i guess im not savvy enough to do this i just want to get it back to the stock image and be done, but now i cant root it.. i got to the installation field for the root, but when i installed the root it would just load up to the Nvidia logo on boot-up and then would freeze no progress since that, but i guess i messed up somewhere. Now i have absolutely no access to the tablet itself other than boot loader. Any advice or fixes would be greatly appreciated cause this restore thing just keeps giving me this C:\Program Files (x86)\Minimal ADB and Fastboot>flash-all.bat
    ‘flash-all.bat’ is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.

  3. I have the exact same issue as Nate. If you guys were able to find a solution, could you share it? Thanks.

  4. administrator says:

    You have to extract the files inside the zip into the adb folder. OR .. copy all the FILES from adb folder to the extracted stock image …

  5. Hi. I don’t know much.Advise me please.
    I’m on 5.1.1 rooted with twrp. I want to get a stock ROM on my tablet. But I want the latest ROM. I dont want to update with OTAs. I just want wrap teleport my tablet from the 5.1.1 version to the latest I believe 6.0.
    Im using the original tablet.

  6. Daljit Singh says:

    hi sir,i recently install a custom rom on my old sheild tablet i tried bliss plus one another rom both have bugs and have problems with cam app and restarting tab issues.is there any good stable custom rom you know and can put the link of it and another thing if i install this stock rom so can nvidia still can block my old tab or not thanks..

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