Ever messed up with your Samsung Galaxy device while flashing a custom ROM? You might have read over forums to flash the stock firmware using the ODIN tool, right?. Odin is an internal tool used by Samsung in flashing firmware on their devices via Download mode.
Odin tool is the same tool which is used at Samsung’s service centers to flash the factory firmware in case your Samsung device is facing some software/firmware related issue. This tool saves a lot of work, it helps in flashing firmware on your phone by bypassing recovery mode.
The ODIN tool has a GUI which makes it very easy to use. This tool isn’t officially made available by Samsung. Since the ODIN tool isn’t officially made available by Samsung, the correct links to Download ODIN should be known.
Downloading a wrong version or unstable version of ODIN on your Windows system can cause a lot of issues. Many people who have installed a wrong version of ODIN have faced issues like, “ODIN not detecting the device”, “Odin unable to flash the firmware”, “Odin not starting”.
Downloading the ODIN Tool is the first step you should do to perform many actions such as
- Rooting your Galaxy Devices.
- Flashing custom recoveries like TWRP recovery on your Galaxy Devices.
- Flashing the stock firmware in case something goes wrong.
- Ability to repartition the Galaxy device storage based on a .pit file which protects your phone from softbricking.
- Flash ROMs by bypassing recovery mode.
Since the success rate of flashing firmware/files using ODIN is completely dependent on the version of ODIN you are using. It is recommended to use the following ODIN versions while flashing files on your Samsung device. It is always a good practice to use the Odin version based on the tutorial you are following or using Odin 3.09 & Odin 3.10.
- Download Odin_v1.83.
- Download Odin_v1.85.
- Download Odin_v3.04.
- Download Odin_v3.06.
- Download Odin_v3.07.
- Download Odin_v3.09. (Recommended for JellyBean & KitKat)
- Download Odin_v3.10.0.
- Download Odin3_v3.10.5.
- Download Odin3_v3.10.6. (Recommended for Android Lollipop)
- Download Odin3_v3.10.7 (Latest ODIN version)
The ODIN tool is only available on Windows Systems and doesn’t support other platforms, so in case you don’t have Windows System then downloading ODIN will turn into waste. Besides the functionalities listed above, the ODIN tool also has the
How to Install TWRP Recovery on Galaxy Devices using ODIN?
Installed ODIN on your computer system? Now, you can do a lot of things which required skills of fastboot and adb without even knowing the commands. Follow the guide linked below to install TWRP recovery on Galaxy Devices using ODIN. (That guide is made for Galaxy S3, The steps are same for all the devices, but the TWRP recovery file needs to be downloaded.
Alternative to Odin Tool for Linux & MAC Platform
The ODIN tool is only limited to the Windows Users and isn’t available on another platforms. However, not having a windows system won’t stop you from flashing firmware on your Samsung phone. There is another great tool called Heimdall, which is a cross platform tool and supports most of the operating systems including Linux, Mac & Windows.
Download Heimdall, Heimdall is more stable than ODIN, but you won’t be able to find much of the tutorials for flashing firmware using Heimdall which makes it difficult to use. However, if you are not a windows user, Heimdall is the only option you are left with.