What is Odin?
Odin is a Windows software released internally by Samsung. It is used to flash firmware images to Android-based mobile phones and tablets. Samsung keeps up a tight lid on its software by using locked firmware and boot loaders to dissuade users from running the custom ROMs and making other changes, which means that Odin is often the easiest method to load it on a Samsung device, both legitimate and home-made.
- Samsung device(phone or tablet)
- Windows desktop or laptop
- USB cable
Steps To Update Your Phone With Odin
Step 1: Search For Right Odin Version
Before using Odin, you need to find and download the Odin on your device. Samsung does not publish Odin for public download, so you have to get the version hosted by a third party. The updated version of Odin is 3.12. After downloading the correct version of Odin, unzip it if it is a form of the compressed folder, and as the program is portable, it does not require installation.
Step 2: Search An Odin-Flashable Firmware File
Consider some factors before selecting a file with magisk manager to download and flash.
- Device compatibility
firstly ensure the file is intended for flashing on your specific device and device variant. Check out the full model number to be sure, and if you’re not sure, you probably shouldn’t flash.
- Carrier compatibility
Some variants of Samsung mobiles are only for the particular mobile carriers, while others can be used for multiple carriers, making some phones incompatible with the firmware.
- Downgrade blocks
If a software update is specifically extensive, it may not be possible to flash the older version of the mobile software again. Pretty much the only method to know this is to check the reports of other users.
- Odin compatibility
Older versions of the Odin software may not flash the latest updated firmware files, so you have to wait for the updated version to leak before continuing it.
Step 3: Connect Your Phone or Tablet
Turn off your mobile phone and then boot it into the “Download mode.” This special pre-boot mode prepares the phones for flashing new software. A specific combination of button presses will boot in this mode; in the older versions of phones, they use the “Power+Home+Volume Down” button, hold for five seconds. On Galaxy S8 and Note 8 series, it’s Power+Bixby button+Volume Down. Now when you are in Download mode, plug your mobile into your PC with the USB cable.
Step 4: Using Odin For the Flash
With your Samsung device connected to your PC, launch the Odin software. You should have seen a single entry in the ID: COM field, colored teal in the latest version, as well as Added.