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Odin is unofficial software used to flash ROM upgrades onto Samsung phones, as an alternative to using the official Samsung Kies software.

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What is the ODIN tool?

Recently, I've been learning about rooting/flashing android devices and I often come across web-pages mentioning "ODIN". From my common sense, I've come to realise that it is some sort of Windows GUI ...
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What is the basic functionality behind the Odin buttons & checkboxes?

There's a good question on what the Odin tool is. I understand now that it's an internal Samsung tool for flashing firmware, which explains why it's so hard to find info on the (rather cryptic) ...
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After flashing TWRP with Odin, nothing happens and the OEM recovery is still there

I'm using a Samsung Galaxy S5, and after flashing the TWRP with Odin 3.07 and 3.10 I'm finding that my recovery is still the default. I'm using these instructions exactly. Android system Recovery &...
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What do the terms “BL”, “AP”, “CP”, and “CSC” mean in Odin?

I'm trying to Use Odin to download a OS to my phone (Trying to put Raspbian. Raspbian runs on the raspberry pi which has an ARM processor my android phone also has one so hopefully it'l work.) (does ...
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Can I make a full backup of my phone with Odin and without root?

As a follow up to this question, is it possible to use Odin (or Heimdall) to save a complete image of my phone without root? Odin already allows me to completely overwrite pretty much everything on ...
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How to flash a ZIP file with Odin?

I can't boot my Galaxy Tab 8.9 / P7300 anymore, but Odin still detects a USB connection. So I'm trying to flash a new ROM onto it using Odin. However all I can find on the web are ZIP archives ...
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How to root Samsung S6 using Linux?

All the guides that I can find online refer to the Windows-only "Odin" software. I also found an open-source alternative "Heimdall" but the Samsung S6 is not supported (and apparently it's not ...
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Odin. Unplugged target while flashing

I assumed something was wrong because I waited about 20 minutes and the process hadn't completed, nor did it look like anything was active. Apparently, something was and now my Samsung Epic Touch 4G ...
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Whats ODIN mode in Galaxy Tab 2?

I just pressed the power button and the volume up button in my Tab. I went into a screen called ODIN mode... It started downloading something... What is this?
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Flashing English ROM on Korean Samsung Galaxy S3

I got my Samsung Galaxy S3 (SHW-M440S) but it was bought from South Korea. At first, it was all Korean. But after some time (or some tweaks), I managed to set it to English. (No, I am not a Korean). ...
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Is it normal for the Galaxy Nexus to have an Odin mode?

I just received my apparently new Galaxy Nexus, and I noticed that it has an "Odin mode" bootloader, which is strange since Nexus devices use fastboot. Should I be worried? Did someone mess with my ...
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ADB command to wipe data the phone?

I have 200 Russian Phones to flash with UK Firmware. Now when i flash the UK firmware through Odin, it works fine but Russian firmware is still on it, however it does become UK if i factory reset the ...
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Rooting Stock Firmware - GSII with NFC

I have a Galaxy S2 with NFC (GT-I9100P) and I wish to have root access to properly administrate my phone. I've been looking at various forum posts on different sites and I've just been getting more ...
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How to factory reset Galaxy Note 10.1 from Odin

My Note 10.1 (N8010) won't boot - sticks at the "Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1" logo. Power+VolUp does not take me to the recovery (just reboots), but Power+VolDown does take me to "ODIN MODE", so I ...
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Safe download URL for odin3? [closed]

There are so many odin3 download websites I am not sure what is a trusted url to download an odin tool suitable for flashing my International Note3 SMN9005. Can someone provide a link and maybe some ...
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Heimdall/JOdin: “We could not obtain the PIT file. We tried, but it didn't work.”

I'm trying to root my Samsung S6, but I don't have a Windows computer. Luckily, JOdin works on Linux too and it connects to my phone, so I am now much closer to my goal. But now I am facing a new ...
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Accidentally hit PIT during Odin update now phone is stuck

I was attempting to flash a handset using Odin, and accidentally clicked on the button marked PIT, and now the Odin is saying similar to this message - 'connecting phone ------ pc'. Also, the ...
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A simple explanation of CWM and Odin

I'm going to root my Samsung Galaxy Note and I come across the terms CWM and Odin very often. What exactly are they? It seems that CWM is used for rooting and Odin for flashing the phone. Is there ...
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Odin3 Bootloader button is greyed out

I'm trying to install the custom Rapture ROM to improve performance on my aging Note 4. I've rooted it and now in following the instructions I see I need to update my FW which involves loading ...
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What is a “PIT file”?

Both Heimdall and Odin have options for a PIT file. From Heimdall's option you can find, Action: print-pit Arguments: [--file <filename>] [--verbose] [--no-reboot] [--stdout-errors] [--usb-...
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Can I use ODIN to just back up my phone's data?

The goal here is to be able to quickly get all my settings and apps back when moving from ROM to ROM, but do so without overwriting the kernel, themes, etc., in the new ROM. I know I can use Titanium ...
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Odin not allowing firmware to be flashed

I'm following the instructions here to try and upgrade the firmware to I9000XWJS8: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=846913 As soon as I hit start it does nothing, as you can see in ...
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Galaxy Star fails Custom recovery flashing

I've tried to flash my Galaxy Star Advance (SM-G350E) with ClockWorkMod recovery 6.0.2.9 using Odin and it has said "Success". But the stock recovery still exists and nothing has been flashed! How to ...
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My Epic Touch 4G can only boot into Odin mode

Installed ClockworkMod via ROM Manager, selected reboot into recovery via manager and the phone only boots into "Android System Recovery" now. OK button doesn't work to select "reboot now", though ...
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ODIN vs. Nandroid backups?

I've been told that ODIN backups are preferred to Nandroid ones, but I've only ever used the latter. What are the features that differ between them, and how is one better than another? Also, if it is ...
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Is USB debugging needed when flashing stuff?

I mostly worked on Samsung phones, but I also had a shot on some cheap MTK phones. Over the course of rooting/flashing roms/flashing kernels I built myself/using Odin (Samsung)/etc. on a lot of ...
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Flashed a new firmware, now wifi won't turn on

last night I installed SlimKat on my rooted S3 (SGH-I747M, Canada Bell) and I had no network connection, so I donwloaded the Samsung original firmware from SamMobile.com. I flashed it on and ...
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Samsung Galaxy S 2 doesn't switch on or go into download mode , yellow triangle with exclamation mark

I had Galaxy S2 with Gingerbread kernel, I needed to upgrade it to ICS. I used Odin 3 v3.04 to download the ICS kernel (I9100) to the phone. I followed the following steps: You start with the phone ...
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Can't install TWRP on Note 4

I'm trying to install TWRP ("openrecovery-twrp-2.8.1.1-trltetmo.img.tar") on Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910F with Android 5.1.1 . I tried to do it with Odin versions v3.09 and v3.10.7 using different ...
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Rooting trouble - Using Odin3 but unable to flash device

Rooting Method: mrRobinson Phone: Samsung Galaxy SIII Model number: SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 Android version: 4.1.1 Carrier: ATT Downloaded: Odin307 and root66_ATT_I747UCDLK3.tar.md5 Sumsung Driver: ...
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Error: Secure Check Fail : aboot, when trying to update firmware on Samsung Galaxy Core Prime using Odin

The things I did to update firmware from Android 4.4.4 to 5.0.2: Installed latest Samsung usb drivers for mobiles Installed latest Samsung kies and through that I installed device drivers. ...
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Alternative for Kies

New firmware upgrade is available. I tried to install it through Kies at least 15 times. But every time, it fails. I am using latest version of Kies on my PC. I Googled for alternative. I found ODIN ...
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ODIN configuration file - elements' meanings

I started this question in order to have more light shed on a tool that's used by almost all the Samsung device owners that perform operations such as flashing: ODIN. Since there's already a good ...
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Does Odin wipe system image when flashing a new Rom?

I wanted to know when flashing a new ROM by using Odin does it wipe and clean the contents of the partitions(system, boot, ..) and then add the new content or just use some kind of replace over files? ...
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Do I have to do anything different when flashing a ROM with Odin if I'm coming from CM7?

When I first flashed CM7 on my SGS, I had an issue with my sim card and had to revert to stock. However, Odin got stuck and I my phone refused to go into download mode (see my comment in this ...
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How to convert .img to .tar to flash using Samsung odin tool?

I have downloaded touch recovery from clockworkmod website. How do I flash downloaded .img file using Odin / Mobile Odin tool?
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Using Odin to flash a custom rom

Nearly bricked my Samsung Epic Touch 4G. Managed to boot into Odin Mode with a USB jig. I'm back where I started now and need to re-evaluate what to do next. The phone is rooted, won't see the SD ...
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Can I install CWM without Odin or root?

I have an SGS with stock Gingerbread (2.3.3). Can I install CWM without Odin? Will installing CWM also root the phone, or do I have to root it ahead of time?
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 : Tried to install TWRP, can't boot into recovery mode now

I followed the instructions for the Odin install method here and and installed the twrp-3.2.3-0-ha3g.img.tar using Odin (Reboot in Odin was unticked). Everything went fine, but when I had to launch ...
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Can't install TWRP on Galaxy A3 (2017)

I want to root my phone, but first I was trying to install TWRP. The phone is Galaxy A3 SM-A320FL (2017). (Edit: System is Android 7.0) What I did: Turned on OEM-unlock and USB-debugging on the ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is stuck in a boot loop

My phone is a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 SM-N910G. I have absolutely no idea why it's stuck in a boot loop, and I can't even go to recovery mode by holding Vol Up + Home + Power. It was constantly ...
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Odin3 says phone is successfully rooted but I have no root access

I'm attempting to Root my Galaxy S3 to try and breath new life in to it (I don't want to upgrade if I don't have to). I've followed the steps detailed in this post and the results seemed to suggest ...
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Heimdall firmware package of cyanogemmod

How I can get a Heimdall firmware package of CyanogenMod? For example, I want get this firmware, convert it to Odin images, and package and flash it with Heimdall. Is it possible?
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Galaxy s2 will not boot, wrong bootloader

My Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I1900 won't boot. I tried to update to ICS with Kies which crashed, wherefore I unplugged the USB to start over. Now my phone had no OS, and wouldn't respond to Kies anymore. ...
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Why does Samsung Kies say that my device does not support software upgrading via kies?

I bought a Galaxy Ace. It initially came with: Gingerbread 2.3.3 Build is GINGERBREAD.XWPKY, for regions France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Turkey, UK Unrooted With that, let me ...
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samsung odin twrp recovery

I have exactly the same problem of this question: After flashing TWRP with Odin, nothing happens and the OEM recovery is still there The problem is the answer is not valid for me, my volume buttons ...
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How do I root the Samsung Galaxy On7 G600FY (o7lte)

I just bought a Samsung Galaxy On7 G600FY (o7lte) and I'm trying to root it. When I try to root it using cf-autoauto-root, I get a Unsupport dev_type message on the device screen. What I've done ...
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Odin error : NAND Write Start!! FAIL! (Auth) can't flash stock rom SM-G530H

Can't complete the Stock ROM flash on my galaxy grand prime SM-G530H. The following error is shown inside the Odin message box. <ID:0/010> Added!! <ID:0/010> Odin v.3 engine (ID:10).. &...
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Bootloop & Cannot get into any recovery mode stock/CMW/TWRP

My Samsung s4 mini (I9190) is in bootloop. I CANNOT go into recovery mode by power+home+volume up. I CAN go into download mode by power+volume down. "Firmware upgrade and initialisation" by Kies ...
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How can I root a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro (4.4 Kitkat) using Mac OS X (10.9 Mavericks)?

I've looked around for instructions on rooting a Samsung Galaxy Note Pro, but I've only found instructions for Windows computers. It seems that the Samsung ODIN ROM flashing tool is only available for ...