installing stock firmware on samsung using odin

How to Install Stock Firmware on Any Samsung Device Using Odin

Whenever you need to flash your Samsung device, the first tool you come across is Odin. However, lack of knowledge about it makes you look for something else, or you visit a service center for a paid solution. We are looking to change that mindset by making sure that you don’t have to depend on anything else for this process ever again. We have outlined the whole process of installing stock firmware on any Samsung device using Odin, and it’s pretty simple.

A Word of Caution Before We Start

One thing that you should know before beginning the process to install stock firmware on Samsung using Odin is that there’s a fair amount of risk involved when you use the flashing tool like Odin. Your device may face issues that it didn’t encounter beforehand, so proceed with caution.

Let’s Get Started

Now that you have been warned, it is time to start up the guide. However, before beginning the process, ensure that your device’s charging is over 50%, and Samsung USB drivers are installed on your computer. If drivers aren’t installed, then visit this link to get them. Now, let’s get started with our step by step guide.

  1. First thing you have to do is download Odin on your Windows computer, and to do that, just go here.
  2. This step is a bit longer and requires you to find the firmware that actually fits your device’s model. It usually is in Zip file, so you’ll need to unzip it in order to get .tar or tar.md5 file.
  3. After finding the right firmware, you need to open Odin on your computer.
  4. Now take your Samsung phone and turn it off. You now have to boot it up in Download Mode and to do that, you’ll need to press and hold Volume Down button, Power button, and Home button. After pressing these three buttons simultaneously, just press the Volume Up button and your phone will boot into Download Mode.
  5. When in Download Mode, connect your device to your PC.
  6. As soon as your PC reads your device, a message will pop on Odin telling you that your device has been added.
  7. Now choose AP in Odin and select the firmware file that you downloaded in step 2. This file will be in .tar or tar.md5 format.
  8. After adding it to Odin, simply click on the Start button to start the flashing process. It will begin on your phone and can take quite some time, so be patient.
  9. After it’s done processing, your Samsung device will automatically reboot, and will have stock firmware running on it.
  10. Congratulations, you successfully installed stock firmware on your device without needing anyone’s help.

The process of installing stock firmware is same for all the Samsung devices. All you need to do is find firmware that fits your device’s model, and Odin will do the rest for you.

Disclaimer: We warned you above that flashing your device has its risk, so if you or your Samsung phone encounter any problem after or during the aforementioned process, TechoMag shall not be held responsible.