Most of the firmware files for Samsung are in .md5 format and can be easily flashed using Samsung’s own tool; Odin. Odin is very simple to use, small sized and doesn’t have compatibility issues.
You can also use Odin to root, unroot, unbrick and repair software issues on your Samsung Android device.
Well without much ado, let’s learn how to flash stock firmware as well as other compatible files via Odin flashing tool.
Requirements To Flash Samsung Firmware
Guide To Flash Stock ROMs To Samsung Android Devices Via Odin
Step 4. Odin should now open. If the Stock ROM just has one file in any of the above formats e.g, .md5, click on AP button.
Step 5. Now locate the folder of the Samsung stock ROM and select the firmware file (mostly in .md5 )or any other compatible format. Then click “Open”.
Step 6. Wait for Odin to load the firmware file(s) and you should see Leave CS when all is ready.
Step 7. Put your Samsung phone in download mode by pressing Volume down + Power + Home button. You will get a warning but just press the Volume Up button to proceed into the download mode.
Note: Make sure the settings in the Options Tab matches the one in this image. What I mean is, tick only ‘Auto-Reboot and ‘F-Reset Time‘.
You should now be in download mode where you will find your original model / product name, system status etc.
Step 8. Connect your device to the PC. You should now see the blank ID:COM status change to blue and “added” in the logs which means the device has been detected.
Step 9. Click on the Start button and connect your Samsung device while in Download Mode to begin the flashing process.
The flashing process will begin by flashing all of the partitions one after the other until its completed (Pass)
Your Samsung device will automatically reboot and boot up the newly installed firmware.
Note: If you have boot-up issues, try factory resetting in recovery – (Volume Up + Home + Power) or flash another version of the stock ROM if the phone does not boot up.
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