Fix Samsung Galaxy Emergency Recovery without Smart Switch

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This is the tutorial on how you can fix a Samsung Galaxy Emergency Recovery without Smart Switch.

When you see this “An error has occurred while updating the device software. Use the emergency recovery feature in the Smart Switch PC software”, your first choice, typically, is to use the Smart Switch and attempt to recover the phone. But the moment you use Smart Switch, you are unable to find anything in the “emergency recovery mode”. Also, the new version of Smart Switch lacks the “Device initialization” feature which used to fix the emergency recovery screen in the good old days.

Fix Samsung Galaxy Emergency Recovery without Smart Switch
Emergency Recovery Screen

It is still unknown why Samsung has removed a feature that used to fix the phones in the emergency state. The lack of this feature has got Samsung Galaxy owners scratching their heads. Especially, when a huge number of Samsung Galaxy owners are not advanced users. 

For those who have no idea how to fix their phone now, I’m writing this guide to fix it via Odin. You don’t have to use the Smart Switch for this. I have personally fixed my phone in the Emergency Recovery Mode via Odin and that’s why you are on this page too. 

Go through the preparations, and follow the steps below to fix a Galaxy phone stuck on Emergency Recovery without Smart Switch.

Fix Samsung Galaxy Emergency Recovery without Smart Switch

Preparations

  • Your Samsung phone must be turned on and should be on the Emergency Recovery Mode.
  • A Windows computer is needed for this procedure.
  • Download and extract the latest Odin 3.13.1 on your computer.
  • You must have firmware files for your phone. Use SamFirm to download the latest firmware files.
    • Extract the firmware files to get the AP, CP, BL, CSC, and Home_CSC files.
  • Follow the instructions given below now.

Remember that when your phone showing you the Emergency Screen, it is basically in the “Download Mode”. The phone is ready for firmware flashing, and Odin will pick it up as it is.

Fixing a Samsung phone stuck on Emergency Recovery without Smart Switch

  1. Open Odin 3.13.1 on your computer.
  2. Add the AP file to the AP tab, BL file to the BL tab, CP file to the CP tab, CSC or Home_CSC file to the CSC tab.
  3. Go to options in Odin and make sure that no options other than F.Reset.Time and Auto-Reboot are checked.
  4. Connect your phone to the computer.
  5. Odin will detect the phone and show “Added” in the logs.
  6. In Odin, click on the “Start” button.
  7. As the installation ends, your phone will restart. Disconnect and let it boot up. That’s all.
Fix Samsung Galaxy Emergency Recovery without Smart Switch
Successfully flashing firmware while the phone is in Emergency Mode
Fix Samsung Galaxy Emergency Recovery without Smart Switch
Odin flashed the firmware and fixed the Emergency Screen

Final Words

By this time, you must have your Samsung Galaxy phone running on a new software once again. It was incredibly easy to fix this problem. In case you have any questions regarding this error or the guide given above, feel free to use the comment box below. I will ensure to getting back to you as soon as I can.

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