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How to Install an Official Samsung Firmware Using Odin

If you are thinking about installing the latest firmware on your Samsung device, you must know that there are several ways you can do this:

The Official Methods:
Using Samsung Kies.

OTA (Over-The-Air) – for newer models all you have to do is go to Settings > More > About Phone > Software Updates and click on ‘Check for updates‘.

The Manual Method:
This one requires the use of an aftermarket software called Odin and a flashable firmware.

What is Odin? Well, Odin is a Samsung software that was leaked a few years ago and has the ability to flash firmware on Samsung devices. It is a very powerful tool that can benefit you a lot, but at the same time is also very dangerous. In the wrong hands it can brick your phone in a second. That’s why you need to be really careful when you use it and make sure that you know what you are doing before using it.

Odin is also your best friend when you mess up an installation and you end up with a bricked phone.

Disclaimer: Installing Samsung firmware using Odin is not the official way to do it. This method is used only if you want to unroot or re-install an official firmware in case you’re using a Custom ROM. Odin is also used if you want to install another country’s firmware on your device.  You should always be careful that the firmware you install is for your model precisely. We cannot be held responsible of any damage that your device might inquire, so proceed at your own risk.

How to Install an Official Firmware With Odin

  1. Download Odin 3.09 (Older devices might have trouble using this version of Odin, so if you own one, search for your device here).
  2. Extract the content from Odin to your computer.
  3. Download the latest firmware for your device.
  4. IMPORTANT! Samsung Kies is not compatible with Odin. You have to make sure that Kies is not running in system tray. It is recommended to uninstall Kies before using ODIN. 
  5. Download and install the Samsung USB Drivers.
  6. With the device turned off, press ‘Power+Volume Down+Home’ to enter Download Mode. (If this key combination doesn’t work, just Google ‘Device Name+Download Mode’).
  7. Connect your phone to the PC with the USB cable.
  8. Right click on Odin 3.09 and click on ‘run as administrator’.
  9. This is how it should look like (don’t mind the arrows just yet):Odin-3.091
  10. There is a section called ID:COM (on the left upper side of the window). The blank space underneath it will turn blue if your device is recognized. (If the phone is not recognized make sure you have installed the USB Drivers)
  11. Click on ‘AP’ and add the .tar.md5 file from the firmware archive.
  12. IMPORTANT! Do not place anything under the PIT section and make sure that “re-partition” is not checked. (On the left side you will see Re-partition under the Option tab)
  13. When the firmware file is loaded you can press START to being the installation.
  14. Don’t touch the USB cable while the firmware is being flashed. Boxe Audio Active
  15. At the end you will see a message saying ‘PASS” on a green background. This means that the installation is done. The device should reboot and run on the new firmware.

Be very careful while you go through this process. Make sure you understand all the risks and that you know all the steps before installing a Samsung firmware using Odin.

Comments

  1. sonu

    when i m select .tar.md5 file seem error file invalid.. pls help how to fix it..

  2. sonu

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I9001XXKQD_I9001ODDKP5_I9001DDKP9_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..

    stop there how to fix pls help me

    1. dare2music

      same thing with my ace gt-s5839i……in odin, do you put the same file for pda csc and phone or should they all be different?

  3. dare2music

    how long does the process take once you press start, no progress being shown after setupconnection..

  4. Tee

    How can I turn ID:COM to yellow?
    I follow the steps one by one. please help me.

    1. felix

      It will turn either yellow, green or blue automatically. you cant change the colour yourself. Use odin v3.07 for galaxy s2 i9100. it works flawlessly.

  5. Bogy

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I9001XXKQE_I9001XXKPL_I9001OXFKQ2_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:8)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..

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  8. abdul aziz

    assalamu alaykum bro…how can i upgrade my samsung galaxy chat..to jb 4.1.2… if the hot file is blocked?

    1. Author
      Tudor Graur

      Hello,

      Tell me your current firmware and country please.

  9. Andrew

    where can I get the stock firmware for my Samsung galaxy S4 GT-19505 international version? I bought phone in NZ and I cant find where to find the original operating system that came with the phone before I gave myself root access. Im wanting to put it all back like it came from Samsung originally. any help?? gratefully received

  10. GABOOS

    Hola,me puedes ayudar tengo un samsung galaxy xcover gt s5690l y quisiera saber como actualizo la version del android y los pasos a seguir, soy de venezuela. gracias por tu aporte y ayuda.

  11. Felix

    Hi to all, how is the whole thing, I think every one is getting more from this site, and
    your views are nice designed for new people.

  12. melanie pontillas

    why I cant upgrade firmware using FOTA kies and Odin. my phone is gt-i 8262. somebody pls help.

  13. Brenda

    how long should it take the Galaxy Tab 3 to restart afterwards? Mine doesn’t seem to be going past the start screen….

  14. ajay

    its been reboot nepaidly i cant use restore button also my mobile i9082 plz help …..

  15. dave wright

    Can i install this furmware onto galaxy ace 2 gt i8160. 2.3.6 stock. And how do i get passed the e signature failed in recovery mode

  16. Jonas72

    Hey, thanks for this excellent guide. I am very new to all this, but I was recently given a Samsung Galaxy W GT-I8150, but since this phone was bought in Hong Kong, it only supports a few Asian languages, in addition to English. So following this guide, I downloaded the Nordic firmware update and tried to install it, but I’ve tried four times now, and only get a “FAIL!”, as well as the log:
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I8150XXLMI_I8150NEELM1_I8150XXLMI_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:8)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    Any advice on this would be greatly appreciated.

  17. presley

    i have tryed that but it shows There is no PIT partition.
    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I9300XWUGML4_I9300ODDGML4_I9300DDUGMK1_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:35)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..

    There is no PIT partition.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
    plz advise me nxt

  18. Bishal

    I tried upgrade firmwear using odin3 but after system.image it stoped. plz help me what to do

  19. xx

    hey! my device grand 2 isn’t work correctly.Several time it cause force stop.Can I update it firmware! Help me!

  20. Ayepp

    There is no PIT partition.
    I want install firmware for galaxy note 2 . FAIL AND FAIL . Why bro?
    Im using odin 3.09 .

  21. Martin

    For the FAILED, I experienced same problem on the 2 first runs but here is how to solve it.
    Hold Power Button until device shuts entirely of.
    NOW Very Vital I forgot it to this time lol but is solved by
    DISABLE KIES KEY TRAY Agent – Start task manager Processes find it on the list END PROCESS and do NOT Touch the USB cable put phone down on a flat surface..
    Start phone in recovery mode again, you will be greeted by a little story software upgrade failed bla bla, just follow the procedures again and pls do DISABLE any running antivirus programs..

  22. CWS

    Afternoon all…

    i have a problem with my Samsung Galaxy S Advance. i already update firmware using ODIN and PASS.. But the phone do not restart and 1 can’t turn it on. please help me…

  23. junnelle

    Added!!
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    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    S7278UZMUANF1_S7278UCHMANF1_S7278UZMUANF1_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
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    Removed!!
    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    boot.img
    NAND Write Start!!
    recovery.img
    system.img
    modem.bin
    nvitem.bin
    cache.img
    hidden.img
    RQT_CLOSE !!
    RES OK !!
    Removed!!
    Remain Port …. 0
    All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)

  24. junnelle

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
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    S7278UZMUANF1_S7278UCHMANF1_S7278UZMUANF1_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    SingleDownload.
    boot.img
    NAND Write Start!!
    recovery.img
    system.img
    FAIL!

    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    //
    help man :'( got bootlop
    GT-S7278 TD china samsung ace 3

  25. rishabh medhekar

    i have did it all but my phone is still showing downloading and didnt start after booting ……plz help

  26. Sandeep

    Updated the software but unable to make calls..no network error..*#06# imei shows as null..what to do now..

  27. Saurabh

    From: http://www.ghacks.net/2014/01/12/phone-stuck-displaying-samsung-logo-flashing/

    This worked out just fine at first, and everything seemed to have gone according to plans, until the phone rebooted.

    My providers boot animation would come up, and then the Samsung logo. The animated logo would not go away however, and I thought at first that something was still being processed in the background.

    After I waited some minutes, I realized that this was not the case. Did some research on that as well, and found out that you had to clear data and cache as well if that happened.

    I had to boot the phone into recovery mode by holding down Volume Up, Power and Home until the boot logo of the phone would appear. This starts the recovery mode. Here I had to run the following two commands (using Volume up and down to navigate and power to select):

    1. Wipe data / factory reset
    2. Wipe cache partition

    After I ran both commands, I selected reboot and the issue was fixed. The Samsung logo appeared for a short time, but the boot process continued after that allowing me to enter the phone’s Pin number and proceed.

  28. faizan

    If i am Flashing latest firmware with Odin wipe all my data?? And this method work on rooted phobe??
    ::This method is used if you want to unroot or if you want to re-install an official firmware in case you’re using a Custom ROM.:: …. i want to unroot my device .. this method work for me… and after flash with Official Firmware phone getting ota update .. iam using galaxy core 2 sm-g355h… plz reply fast..

  29. John

    Added!!
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    I9300UBALE6_I9300UBLE6_I9300JDIALE4_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
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    Leave CS..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    SingleDownload.
    boot.img
    NAND Write Start!!
    cache.img
    hidden.img
    modem.bin
    recovery.img
    system.img
    FAIL!

    Complete(Write) operation failed.
    All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)

    PLEASE HELP

  30. jose

    Can anyone help
    Enter CS for MD5..
    Check MD5.. Do not unplug the cable..
    Please wait..
    N7000XXLT9_N7000XXLT3_N7000OXXLT3_HOME.tar.md5 is valid.
    Checking MD5 finished Sucessfully..
    Leave CS..
    Added!!
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:14)..
    File analysis..
    SetupConnection..
    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
    cache.img
    NAND Write Start!!
    And the phone stuck thers 2 hours ago. what can i do ?

  31. rayan edwards

    Is there any way to install official firmware for galaxy s6 with latest odin 3.10.6 ? is this official version ?
    i found this on XDA and google
    odindownload.com/Odin-Download.html
    i have tried to root with cfauto root and stucked to boot loop

  32. Ivy FeLissa

    My device (Samsung Galaxy Wonder GT I8150) is not detected by Odin , I have installed Samsung USB Driver , extract the driver , done the setup , but I don’t understand how to use it . Can you help me plz…

  33. Daryl

    THANK YOU! Worked for me! Mine was soft-bricked and I used this method to reflash the firmware.

    Initially, I got a “Can’t open the serial(COM) port” message. I unplugged the cable and re-entered recovery mode, and tried again. It worked from there.

  34. Hope Coates

    I am updating my Samsung Galaxy and Google account. Please save everything! I have a third account and I was wondering if you can delete that for me. Thanks. I can’t even if to my play store to download right. Thanks for all that you do.

  35. saba

    How can i install new sofrware for my samsung win Gt 18852 ?????

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    Hi to all,,,I have a samsang SHV-E120L ..it is running through a custom rom Liquid kitkate 4.4….I would like to change it to jelly bean 4.1.2 but I am unable to download it…Any one can help me plz……thanks in advace

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      My mobile samsung star pro android virsin 4.1.2 jally ben is very slow….

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  49. patrick

    please!! Guys help me my phone gat stuck in download mode. When ever i try restarting it, Its keeps going back to download mode can anyone suggest me what to do..
    Or what to flash in other to get my phone running….
    Or can i flash a stock firmware on it would that solve my problem

    yo can email me if yo wanna help me #patricktunechi49@gmail.com

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    Odin v.3 engine (ID:3)..
    Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
    File analysis..
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    SetupConnection..
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    Initialzation..
    Get PIT for mapping..
    Firmware update start..
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    NAND Write Start!!
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  51. gurtej

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  52. alimi

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  53. mostafa

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  55. Javed

    Is it possible to replace firmware of SPH-L600 (US Sprint Version) with GT-I9200 (International version) both are same Samsung Galaxy Mega 6.3. Please help me. My SPH-L600 do not allow me to use mobile data as it no option available for APN settings

  56. malhari

    Hello sir
    i have galaxy s5 G900H from india have any solution for imei null if yes , plz help me plz plz plz plz

  57. Dave

    Had to use ODIN 3.07 to get it working with GT-S5839i
    Odin 3.09/3.10 would not work.

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