Let us consider the Samsung Galaxy Phone.
In the Samsung Galaxy phone, if you are enjoying rooting or molding your device, then flashing official firmware will be very useful. For such updates and testing purposes, Odin is used, which is Samsung’s internal application. Odin is quite easy to use for their own custom modification needs.
Odin’s Requirements To Perform On a Device
- USB data cable
- Windows PC
Steps To Use Odin On Android
- Search Odin Firmware Files
If you are looking for the actual firmware that you want to flash, it can sometimes become very difficult to locate online. For the older Samsung Phone, the best place to look is typically in the corresponding XDA forum. Several users post the stock and beta firmware in these forums. If you are lucky to have a recent Samsung Flagship, you can then download the required firmware from the Samsung Firmware Science Website.
- Extract Firmware Files
Right-tap the Odin Firmware ZIP file and then select the “Extract All” option. After that, inside the Extracted archive folder, you will be able to see the five MD5 files. Note down the location of these files, as you will require further to select them later.
- Install the Correct Drivers
Your PC will need the essential drivers to interface with the Samsung device. Samsung maintains an official page for itself from where the drivers can grab according to the need. Download the correct driver from there and then run the setup to install them on the PC; after that, restart your PC to ensure that they have been applied. Don’t try to skip this step as it may cause some problems in operating the executable file.
- Install Odin Software on Your PC
The software Odin only works with the windows, so ensure to have a PC handy software. Firstly, download the latest updated version of Odin. Now extract the ZIP file for the new version and run the EXE file inside it to launch Odin.
- Keep Your mobile Phone in Download Mode & Connect to the PC
When the device is turned off, press the Power button and Volume Down and Home button simultaneously to enter the Download Mode. Then meanwhile, connect your phone to the PC with the help of a USB data cable.
- Flash the Firmware Files
Head back to the Odin software and tap the ‘BL’ button, then select the file which starts with the “BL” inside your extracted firmware folder. Next, tap the ‘AP’ button in Odin and then select the AP file inside your extracted firmware folder. Tap the ‘CP’ button, and select the CP file inside your extracted firmware folder. Click the ‘CSC’ Button, and select the HOME_CSC file inside your extracted firmware folder.
Make sure you opt for HOME_CSC and not the CSC file. The USERDATA button is not required for this process. Verify that all four files are loaded and that the checkmarks will appear next to each button. Tap the “Start” button located at the bottom of the Odin software when you’re ready.
The flashing process will begin and will take about 10–12 minutes. Once the process completes, the device will automatically boot up. To check whether the correct firmware is installed, go to the settings tab and select the “About Phone” option and click on the Software information. You will find your installed version of firmware under “Baseband Version.”