Flashing Samsung Smartphone with Custom/Stock ROM using Odin tool
Method 1(To the point):
Flashing Samsung ROM using Odin and Stock ROM Recovery, Root Acess All in One Go. Follow the instruction below
- Driver: SAMSUNG_USB_Driver_for_Mobile_Phones.zip (15.3MB)
- Odin All in One Bundle: Odin3-v3.13.1 // Odin3-v3.12.7
Steps to Perform:
- Launch your Galaxy device into Download Mode
- Turn off your phone and then press and hold the volume UP + Home + Power button simultaneously for 3-5 seconds.
- Start the phone in Download Mode (Currently, the new phones have different keys, so the way to Download different mode)
– Method 1: Press and hold 3 Home + Power + Volume Down keys, then press Volume Up if it is weak
– Method 2: Press and hold 3
– Method 3: Press and hold 2 VOLUME DOWN + VOLUME UP keys and plug in the USB cable connected to the computer
– Method 4: Press and hold the 3 keys POWER + VOLUME DOWN + VOLUME UP
– Method 5 (Note9): Press and hold 2 VOLUME DOWN + BIXBY keys and plug in the USB cable connected to the computer
- After pressing Volume Up, you will get the device into Download Mode on Samsung devices that look like:
Please note that you can flash only with .tar or .tar.md5 files
- Proceed to the UP ROM on Odin
- ID: COM must be lit, ie Odin has connected to the Phone
- Select AP or PDA (old Odin) => to the place where the ROM version is located with the * .tar.md5 extension
- Wait a while for the software to load the ROM. Odin will load when the Message frame has the message shown above.
- Click Start to start the ROM loading process
Sitting for 5-10 minutes then Odin told PASS that the process was successful, the phone would restart automatically.
Method 2 (Bit Extra details)
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.
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:
Step 3: Power Off your Samsung Device.
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 Key but Keep holding the Volume Down Key and Home key. You will boot into the Download Mode.
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.
Step 6: Download and extract Odin on your computer. After extracting you will be able to see the following files:
Step 7: Now, Open Odin3 and connect your phone to the computer.
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.
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.
Step 10: Now, click on the “Start” button in Odin to begin the Flashing process.
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).
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, Home Key, Power Key. When phone vibrates Leave the Power Key but Keep holding the Volume UP Key and Home key. You will boot into the Recovery Mode.
Step 13: In Recovery Mode, Wipe Data/factory reset.
Step 14: Once Cache Data is cleared, Select Restart Phone Now from the recovery menu.
Step 15: Now, your Samsung Device will restart without any issue with the Stock Rom you have downloaded.
Flashing Instructions XDA Method
[NOTE]This guide was originally posted by Golfdriver97 ( with some additional posts in the thread which you may want to read). Rukbat updated the screenshots of Odin and the references to the button name PDA – it’s now called AP. (If you’ve never used Odin before you have enough to worry about without having to wonder why there’s no PDA button on yours.)[/NOTE]
In the event you think your stock ROM is faulty, or you want to flash back to a previous version on your Samsung device, here is how.
[INFO]This is for Samsung devices, and a general guide at that. Some carriers may have more detailed steps that need to be taken. I cannot guarantee how well this will work for every device.[/INFO]
[NOTE]The things you will need:
– Download and install ODIN
– A program called 7Zip
– A copy of your stock ROM in question.[/NOTE]
[WARN] Odin Version 3.10 may be controversial. Some people have reported malware with the download. Stick to Version 3.09 for now. See this site for the latest version when you’re downloading Odin.[/WARN]
[NOTE]I’ve since found a link to a known working version 3.10 (posted by a trusted XDA developer) – Odin[/NOTE]
[note]There’s a newer version available now, 3.10.6. Minor changes, but it pays to keep up with the latest, in case a newer phone doesn’t work with an older version of Odin.[/note]
[Note]Just to keep things updated, Version 12.5 is out.[/Note]
Odin is a program that can utilize the MD5 file to install ROMs to your device. MD5 files can be anything from recoveries, modems, and even ROMs.
First, one of the things that may need to be done is to update your device drivers. You can do this one of two ways.
-You can search the net for your updated drivers. Download and then install to your PC.
-Or you can download or update Kies. Part of those processes are to install or update drivers.
Once drivers are installed, a restart of your PC may be required. In fact, I would highly suggest it.
Second, is downloading and installing 7Zip. 7Zip is a file extraction program, that unzips compressed files. Windows has a file compression and decompression program as well. Depending on where you get your file from, having both is handy in case one works and the other does not.
Third, Your copy of your stock ROM. This will be the compressed file you downloaded. You will need to extract it. The best thing to do is create a file on your desktop. This will make the extracted file easier to find. Once created, you can right click on the downloaded file and click Extract. Either program will ask where to extract to. Click on the small box with the 3 dots and navigate to your desktop and locate your newly created file.
Next, you will need to download and install ODIN.
[TIP]Once done, you should start it by right clicking and ‘Open as Administrator’. This option works best for using ODIN in general.[/TIP]
This is ODIN just after the program has been launched.
The MD5 file would go into the AP box. Sounds weird, I agree, but the AP box will be your best friend. You don’t need to worry about any other Boxes.
This is the AP box that will be needed to flash any file.
Once the file is in the box, you would now need to turn off your device, and reboot into Download Mode by holding volume Down and power (If using the Galaxy S3, S4, Note 3 or Note 4, Home will also have to be held).
This is the first step to getting to Download Mode.
Press Volume Up to proceed to the actual Download Mode.
This is what Download Mode actually looks like.
Once in Download Mode, you can plug in your device. You will need to wait several minutes, as ODIN, your PC, and the device all talk to each other.
After some time has passed, upward of several minutes, you should see a box that is colored and has a type, and a number: Ex: ‘COM:3’ That means your PC recognizes the device and everything should be ready to go. The number is irrelevant. (It will depend on which USB port on your computer you plugged the device cable into.)
There will be a COM port indicated in Odin, and the MD5 file will be in the AP box. Now, to begin, just click the Start button in Odin.
[WARN]At this point, DO NOT remove your device until ODIN says finished, or if something goes wrong, it will say failed.[/WARN]
When ODIN is done, you should see a box that will say reset or passed (depending on which version you have, you may see either or both.). At this point it is OK to remove your device.
ODIN has completed the flash, and by now, the device should be going through the reboot screen.
Any problems, try these few things: Update Drivers, and restart your PC; Different cables; Different USB ports.
Other solutions may include re-downloading the file.
if above methods failed try to find suitable instructions for your specific phone on https://forum.xda-developers.com which is a authority site for this.
Thanks Best of Luck