Odin is a software for windows developed by Samsung to update / flashing the ROMS in Samsung Android Smartphones. It is a very easy to use and handy tool. The term flashing is used in the mobile language and means updating / modding your phone, it is mostly related to flashing the roms (operating system package files) manually in your phone while the Samsung Kies software upgrades the OS automatically. Odin can also be used to root the phone, and flash mods to personalize your phone.
Installing Odin: Installing Odin is pretty easy. There are different versions of Odin available on the web, but having the latest version installed is always recommended. In case you are using an older version, you may update to the latest one by downloading it using the link attached below, the latest version always packs up with the best functionality and the fixed bugs.
You need to download the file from the link attached below first, and then unzip the downloaded zip file and extract the files in that downloaded folder. The extracted files can be kept anywhere on your pc, these files does not need to be installed running a setup. The Odin’s exe runs the application directly.
Now after the installation process is done, head next to the connectivity. Plug in the usb cable in your phone and connect it to the PC. Turn of the phone and wait for 30 seconds and turn it on. Open odin and you may notice a blue highlighted box on the top left. Now, there are several options in Odin, You may select only few depending upon your requirement. The image below is showing the standard settings for flashing a rom / mods / rooting the phone.
Check ”Auto Reboot”(Reboots your phone automatically after flashing) and ”F.Reset Time”(Resets the flash counter after upgrading the firmware). Other options (Re-partition, LED control etc) are selected upon requirement. PIT stands for partition information table, if you press the PIT button, the .pit files can be browsed in the firmware upgrade folder / package files folder, otherwise leave it as it is if there is no .pit file.
The formats supported by Odin are *.bin, *.tar & *tar.md5. The firmware files usually come in *.tar.md5 format, you can apply these files using the PDA button in Odin. Once you have done setting up odin according to your requirements, you need to press the ”Start” button and start the flashing process, as soon as the process is finished, your device will restart automatically and you will see a ”Pass” notification on a green background on the top left corner. That’s all!
For your device to work with ODIN, you need to put it in download mode in order to start flashing the files. To do so turn off your phone and then turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power key simultaneously and the press Volume Up key to continue, your phone should boot into the download mode. After that connect it to your PC and start using ODIN.
Odin 3.09 – Download HERE.
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