How to flash Samsung firmware via Odin

A general guide on how to flash stock firmware on Samsung smartphone via Odin tool.

STEP 1: Download, Install and Run ODIN. http://odindownload.com/

odin

Step 2: Boot your Device into Download Mode

Follow these steps to enter Download Mode/Odin Mode

  1. Power off your device
  2. Press and hold Volume Down key, Home Key and Power Key
  3. When your device vibrates, release Power key while keep holding the Volume Down key and Home key until you see this picture

download mode 1

Then Press the [Volume Up] button to continue and you will see a download mode screen on your device

download mode 2

Step 3: Connect your Samsung device to the computer via the USB data cable

odin-detect

Device is connected to Odin.

Step 4: Load the Firmware into Odin

Click the Odin “AP button” then browse and select the firmwares file. Just make sure you the right firmware.

For Example, if you are about to flash a Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F, the firmware should look something like this “G900FXXU1ANE2_G900FOXA1ANE2_HOME.tar.md5”. Note that Firmware packages come in different build version numbers and basically shows the device model number such “N900F” or “N925A” and so on.

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Step 5: Install the Firmware into your Device

Simply click that Odin’s “START” button to begin flashing. Wait and watch the progress bar as it will show you the exact time how it completes the flashing and it takes a couple of minutes before the flashing finishes, you have a time to relax for a while.

WARNING DO NOT REMOVE OR OPERATE ON YOUR DEVICE UNTIL FINISHED OR FAILED IS SHOWED ON ODIN.

odin-flash

Step 6: Wait until the Restoration Process completes!

When original firmware installation successfully completed, you’ll noticed that Odin displays a word “PASS” in Green. This means the operation was a success. Then reboot your phone and you are done.

flash-done

Flash done.

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