Flash Samsung Stock ROM using Odin | How to

by Khurram FarooqMarch 11, 2018

Before starting the tutorial on installing Samsung firmware using Odin let me give you small intro about Odin and its purpose. Odin lets you flash latest firmware, future updates, custom roms and recoveries on any Galaxy smartphone. Odin also helps to unbrick and wipe device completely.


Odin not only lets you flash stock firmware but it also helps you to recover or unbrick a Samsung device. Odin can help you with flashing stock firmware, install update from another region, fix crashing issues and device stuck at boot loop.

Warning: Flashing firmware using Odin is not Samsung official way of doing it. You can use Odin to unroot, unbrick and reinstall an official firmware. You can also flash firmware of another country and change region of your device. Please make sure that your downloaded firmware is for your model precisely and make backup of your device. UptoAndroid will not be held responsible for any damage to the device during the process. Proceed at your own risk.


How to Flash Samsung Stock ROM using Odin

Step 1: Make sure you’d install Samsung USB Drivers on your system if not download and install them.

Step 2: Find and download stock ROM according to your device model. Please make sure that the ROM you’d downloaded is for your model precisely. We’ve uploaded maximum Samsung ROMs here, if we missed any let us know. Alternatively, you can visit SamMobile and Samsung-Updates to find ROM for your device.

Note: Extract the downloaded stock ROM to get .tar.md5 file.

Step 3: Turn off your Samsung Device.

Step 4: Boot your device in download mode. To enter in download mode press and hold Volume Down key, Home key and Power key together.

Step 5: Press Volume Up key to continue boot in download mode.

Step 6: Download and unzip latest version of Odin. After extracting run Odin3_v*.exe

Step 7: Connect your phone to the computer. If you have installed Samsung USB Drivers successfully Odin will recognize your device and will display “Added!!” message at lower-left panel.

Step 8: If your device successfully added and recognized by Odin, click on “PDA” (or AP) and select .tar.md5 file you get in step 2.

Step 9: Now, click on the start button.

Step 10: On success you’ll see PASS! Message and the box will turn GREEN. The will reboot automatically.

Step 11: If you stuck in boot loop then you’ll have to wipe data once. To do so, enter in Stock Recovery Mode by pressing Volume Up key, Home key and Power key together. By using Volume Down key navigate to “Wipe data/factory reset” and select it by using Power key.

Step 12: Once done, reboot your device and your device will restart without any issue.

About The Author
Khurram Farooq
I am a full-time Android developer/software engineer, blogger and a full-time freelancer. I create apps for website/blog owners, businessmen, musicians, artists, everyday people, etc. Also I can tweak WordPress sites, fix errors and customize themes.

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