How to Flash Firmware using Odin for Samsung Devices

Our recent post ”Firmware upgrade encountered an issue” a number of people tried the Samsung Kies to fix this issue and only a few succeeded so another ultimate solution for the problem was to use Odin and I have already given this solution and instructions to a number of readers and they have successfully fixed and unbricked their Samsung devices but there are still many requesting the solution through email, So I have decided to explain it to all using the step by step instructions on how to use Odin to flash firmware on your Samsung Galaxy device, if you’re encountering issues via Kies or OTA update or your device is bricked.

This is a simple method that anyone can use, you don’t have to be an expert to do it and only will requires to have a PC and obviously your Samsung phone or tablet device. Furthermore, I have listed the required files down below read them carefully and download the required files for your device.


  1. Download Odin v3.07 tool
  2. Go to Samsung Updates, and download the firmware update file for your specific device. Make sure you download the latest firmware available for your device, otherwise you may face issues.
  3. You’ll also need Samsung USB drivers to be installed on your PC. If you’ve already installed Samsung Kies that’s ok otherwise download here.

How to Flash Stock Firmware/ROM using Odin for all Samsung Devices

Step 1: Extract the downloaded files on your desktop.

Step 2: Reboot your Samsung device into ‘Download Mode’:

Note – This almost works for many devices, if not then try search on Google for your specific device.

– Turn off your phone.

– Press and Hold the ‘Volume Down + Home + Power’ buttons together and wait for the warning message to be appeared on your screen.

– Next, hit the Volume Up to continue into download mode.

Step 3: While in download mode connect your device to PC via the USB cable. At this stage make sure that Odin has recognized your device, check the below image:

Odin has recognized your device

Step 4: Next, Only check the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options as shown in the image below:

Odin3 Options

Step 5: Finally you’re now ready to use Odin to Flash stock firmware on your device. Hit the PDA button then browse and select a tar.md5 file from the extracted folder.

Step 6: Wait for Odin to initialize the firmware update file as show in the image below:

How to Use Odin to Flash Stock Firmware

Step 7: At last hit the ‘Start’ button to start flashing the firmware update on your device. Wait for Odin it will take sometime, normally up to 3 minutes and once it is completed, it will show you PASS!! green labelled message which means that it has successfully been updated and during this your phone will automatically reboots.

Odin Video Tutorial:

Congratulations!! Your device has successfully been restored, recovered, fixed and unbricked you can now use it normally like before. It is the only working method that you can use to fix your brick Samsung device and I am pretty sure it has worked for you if applied correctly. Do let us know and share your experience in the comment section below. Do not forget to share it with your friends, so that they are able to fix their devices as well if they had the same issues. For more updates and android tips stay tuned with us.