Guide to Install stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy Devices – The process of flashing most of the Samsung galaxy devices is common and that is with the help of Odin. If you want to install stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy devices then you need to use Odin and once the flashing process is complete you will be able to root Samsung galaxy smartphone. Now if you are new to rooting, you can follow this post and find out what is android rooting and also check the advantages and disadvantages of rooting. Before we tell you how to install stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy devices are few things are required to be fulfilled. We have mentioned all these things below.
Charge your Mobile Phone: The process of flashing a stock firmware on Samsung devices is very easy however if your smartphone is not charged then you might get into a lot of trouble. If your device gets turned off in the middle of the flashing process then your smartphone might also get bricked. It is important to check battery level of your smartphone. Make sure that at least 60% of battery is present on your smartphone.
Enable USB Debugging: If you want to flash a recovery like TWRP or CWM on your mobile phone or want to install a custom rom then you need to make sure that USB debugging is enabled on your device. If USB debugging is enabled on your smartphone you will be able to download as well as send the data using the USB cable connection. If you don’t know how to enable USB debugging on Android you can follow our detailed guide here.
Installing Samsung USB Drivers: If you are using a Samsung device and have connected it once or twice with your computer then there is a possibility that the drivers of your smartphone or Samsung Kies are installed, however if the Samsung USB drivers are not installed then you need to install them as your PC won’t detect your smartphone if the drivers are not present there. You can download Samsung USB Drivers or Samsung Kies.
Tip: If you are using Samsung Kies make sure that it is closed when you are flashing stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy using Odin.
Backup all the apps and data: One of the advantages of using Odin is that it won’t affect the applications and data which is present on your device, but there are some cases where the data gets wiped. This is why we suggest you to take backup of all the applications and data which is present on your mobile phone before you start flashing process. You can follow the guide which will help you to take backup of android apps for unrooted phones.
Download Odin Flashing Tool: As we are going to flash the device using Odin, we need this software. There are many versions available of Odin on the internet which will help you to install stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy devices. You can download the latest version of Odin from here.
Enter Download Mode in Samsung Galaxy Devices
This is the last requirement which you have to complete before you start following the guide to install stock firmware on Samsung galaxy devices using Odin. All the mobile phones need to enter Fastboot or bootloader mode so that firmware’s or factory images can be flashed. Samsung mobile phones come with download mode which will help a smartphone to receive data from your computer with help of Odin. To enter Download mode on Samsung device you can follow the steps below.
- First of all you have to turn off your mobile phone. Now you can turn it on by pressing and holdingVolume Up + Home + Power buttons for 2-3 seconds.
- After 3 seconds you will see a warning screen on your mobile with a yellow triangle. You have to pressVolume up key here and you will enter Download mode.
- You will enter download mode of your Samsung device and now you are ready to flash CF-Auto-Root file on any recovery.
Note: You can only flash the files which are having .tar.md5 or .tar extension with them using Odin.
How to install stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy Devices using Odin
Once all the above mentioned requirements are fulfilled you are ready to flash stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy devices. You can follow the steps which we have mentioned below.
- We hope that you have downloaded the firmware file of your Samsung smartphone. If the file which you are having comes with zip extension then you need to extract it and the file will have .tar.md5extension, however if you want to flash custom recovery it should have a .tar.md5 or .tar
- Next you have to download Odin and extract it on your computer. We are using Odin 3.09 in this tutorial. To open Odin on your PC you have to double click on Odin3 vx.xx.exe.
- Once Odin is opened on your PC, put your phone in Download mode.
- Using a USB cable connect your Samsung device with your PC.
- As soon as the device is connected with your PC, the color of ID:COM port will change either to Yellow or blue. You will also see a message saying “Added!!”.
- If your phone is not detected by Odin you can try doing the below mentioned things.
- Restart your phone and disable USB debugging and turn it back on.
- Uninstall Samsung Kies or USB drivers and reinstall them.
- Reboot your computer and this time add the USB cable in different port.
- Use a different USB cable.
- Next you have to click on AP button (In Odin3 v3.09 or 3.10) or PDA button if you are using an older version of Odin. Browse and go to the location where firmware file is present in .tar.md5 or .tar extension.
- If you are using a multi-firmware file where you are having AP, BL, CP, .PIT and CSC files then you have to add the files in their corresponding slots.
- In the Options tab make sure that Reset Time and Auto Reboot are the only options checked. Everything else should be unchecked.
- Check all the fields properly and if everything is looking fine click the Start button on Odin. The flashing process will start and it will take 2-4 minutes for the firmware to flash.
- Once the firmware is successfully flashed, you will see Pass or Reset message on Odin and your smartphone will restart automatically.
As the firmware is flashed, you can now easily install SuperSU or a custom recovery on your smartphone. This completes our guide of how to install stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy devices using Odin.