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Odin Downloader is a flash tool that allows you to flash stock firmware, custom firmware, or any root package (tar or MD5 file) to the Samsung Smartphones (basically android based). Here, we are going to talk a bit about the Odin Tool and its features.

Odin Downloader

Odin Downloader Features

Flash Stock Firmware

Odin Allows you to flash stock firmware on your Samsung Smartphone and Tablets. It can be very useful to restore the device in working condition, if in case you got bootloop, application crash, or any software related issue.

Flash Custom Firmware

Odin allows you to flash custom firmware (user modified firmware) on your Samsung Smartphone and Tablets.

Flash Recovery File

Beside flashing the complete stock firmware or custom firmware, Odin also allows you to flash the Stock or Custom Recovery on your Samsung Smartphone and Tablets.

Flash Kernels

Odin allows you to flash stock or custom Kernels on your Samsung Smartphone and Tablets to tweak the performance of your device.

Flash Root Package

Odin allows you to flash custom root packages on your Samsung Smartphone and Tablets to achieve Root Access on your Samsung Device.

These are the instructions to flash Samsung Stock ROM (original firmware) using Odin on Windows Computer.

Requirements: Your Samsung Smartphone should have at-least 30-40 percent of phone battery to perform the flashing process.

Flash Samsung Stock Rom using Odin

Step 1: Download and install Samsung USB Driver on your computer. In case you have already installed the Samsung USB Driver on your computer then Skip this step.

USB Driver Logo

Step 2: Download (Stock ROM compatible with your device or if you have already downloaded the firmware then ignore downloading it again) and extract it on your computer. After extracting you will be able to see these kind of files:

Samsung Galaxy Stock ROM

Step 3: Power Off your Samsung Device.

Power Off Samsung Galaxy

Step 4: Now, you have to boot into Download mode. To boot into Download Mode: Press and Hold Volume Down Key, Home Key and Power Key. When phone vibrates Leave the Power Keybut Keep holding the Volume Down Key and Home key. You will boot into the Download Mode.

Download Mode on Samsung Galaxy

Step 5: In the Download mode you will be able to see a Warning Yellow Triangle Sign. In this situation you have to press the Volume up key to continue.

Samsung Galaxy Warning Sign

Step 6: Extract Odin on your computer. After extracting you will be able to see the following files:

Odin files for Samsung Galaxy

Step 7: Now, Open Odin3 and connect your phone to the computer.

Open Odin3 for Samsung Galaxy

Step 8: Once you have connected the phone to the computer, Odin will automatically recognize the device and show “Added” message at the lower-left panel.

Samsung Galaxy Added to Odin

Step 9: Once your device detected by Odin, click on the “PDA” button and select the tar.md5 file that you have extracted in Step #2.

Add PDA File in Odin

Select PDA file

Step 10: Now, click on the “Start” button in Odin to begin the Flashing process.

Start Flash in Odin

Step 11: Once you see, the Green Pass Message then remove the USB cable from the device (during this process, your device will restart automatically).

Samsung Flash Completed in Odin

Step 12: Your Samsung Device will now stuck at boot (boot loop). Now, You have to boot into Stock Recovery Mode, To Enable Stock Recovery mode: Press and Hold Volume UP key, HomeKey, Power Key. When phone vibrates Leave the Power Key but Keep holding the Volume UPKey and Home key. You will boot into the Recovery Mode.

Recovery Mode on Samsung Galaxy

Step 13: In Recovery Mode, Wipe Data/factory reset.

samsung wipe data factory reset

Step 14: Once Cache Data is cleared, Select Restart Phone Now from the recovery menu.

Reboot System Now from Stock Recovery Mode

Step 15: Now, your Samsung Device will restart without any issue with the Stock Rom you have downloaded.