How to use Odin to flash files such as Roms on Samsung devices?

Jesse Han   2014.05.20 9:21   Jesse Han  

Odin is a very useful third-party tool, it is a Windows-based application that lets you flash files such as Roms on Samsung devices. Odin is used in several different circumstances, such as flashing stock firmware or installing a custom Rom on your Samsung device. It can utilize the MD5 file to install files to your device. MD5 files can be anything from recoveries, modems, Roms and other mods.

Odin has no special requirements beyond the Samsung USB drivers. So you need to install or update drivers to your computer first. Once drivers are installed, a restart of your computer may be required.

And then, you will need to download files you want to flash or install such as Roms. This will be the compressed file you downloaded in general. You may need to extract it using 7-zip etc. You will eventually get the .tar or .tar.md5 file(s).

Next, you will need to download Odin, it can be downloaded directly from the below links:

And you need to Extract the Odin zip file to get Odin3 v3.07.exe, Odin3 v3.09.exe file etc. And double-click it to run Odin.

Then, restart your Samsung device in download mode.

Samsung_Devices_Downloading_Mode

OK, when everything works, here is a step by step guide on how to use Odin to flash files on your Samsung device. We take the example of full Roms to illustrate the issue.

Flash the Samsung firmware using Odin

Before Odin3 v3.09 (include Odin3 v3.07, Odin3 v3.04, Odin3 v1.85 etc)

Odin3_before_v3_0_9

  • Connect your device to your computer. Odin window will show an Added!! message in bottom left box. If you don’t get the Added!! message, then make sure the drivers are installed properly. Also, try another USB port on your computer and make sure you use good quality cable
  • Click on the PDA button on Odin and select the file with CODE in its name
  • Click on the Bootloader button on Odin and select the file with BOOTLOADER in its name. You can ignore it if there is no such file
  • Click on the Phone button on Odin and select the file with MODEM in its name. You can ignore it if there is no such file
  • Click on the CSC button on Odin and select the file with CSC in its name. You can ignore it if there is no such file
  • Click on the PIT button on Odin and select the .pit file. You can ignore it if there is no such file
  • In the Option section of Odin, keep the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes checked. for the Re-Partition option, check it Only if you selected a .pit file. and do not change any other
  • Click on the Start button on Odin to start flashing the firmware file
  • And waiting for installation until you see PASS! message in top left box
  • Your device will reboot after finished
  • Done

From Odin3 v3.09 (include Odin3 v3.09 etc)

Odin3_v3_0_9

  • Connect your device to your computer. Odin window will show an Added!! message in bottom left box. If you don’t get the Added!! message, then make sure the drivers are installed properly. Also, try another USB port on your computer and make sure you use good quality cable
  • Click on the AP button on Odin and select the file with AP in its name
  • Click on the BL button on Odin and select the file with BL in its name. You can ignore it if there is no such file
  • Click on the CP button on Odin and select the file with CP in its name. You can ignore it if there is no such file
  • Click on the CSC button on Odin and select the file with CSC in its name. You can ignore it if there is no such file
  • Click on the PIT button on Odin and select the .pit file. You can ignore it if there is no such file
  • In the Option section of Odin, keep the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes checked. for the Re-Partition option, check it Only if you selected a .pit file. and do not change any other
  • Click on the Start button on Odin to start flashing the firmware file
  • And waiting for installation until you see PASS! message in top left box
  • Your device will reboot after finished
  • Done