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What do the terms "BL", "AP", "CP", and "CSC" mean in Odin?

CSC (Consumer Software Customization): It is specific to geographical region and carriers. It contains the software packages specific to that region, carrier branding and APN setting. PIT (Partition ...
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After flashing TWRP with Odin, nothing happens and the OEM recovery is still there

Before you flash the recovery, untick the Auto Reboot option in ODIN. Then flash the recovery. After flashing in done, reboot your device directly to recovery mode from download mode by pressing Vol ...
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What do the terms "BL", "AP", "CP", and "CSC" mean in Odin?

According to this XDA-Developers forum post and this Droidguiding article: BL stands for bootloader AP represents the system partition (possibly stands for Android partition); under previous Odin ...
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After flashing TWRP with Odin, nothing happens and the OEM recovery is still there

Per this page, WARNING: Do not boot into Samsung's ROM without first applying our Root .zip. Samsung's OTA updates install /system/etc/install-recovery.sh and /system/recovery-from-boot.p, which ...
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Odin3 Bootloader button is greyed out

In the case you weren't eager to look at the research, here's the solution. In the same folder of your Odin executable, you'll find a file called Odin3.ini. Being it a configuration file, it defines ...
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Any reasons to update Android from stock firmware (via PC) rather than OTA?

Is there any reason to update Android firmware via PC using software like Odin, rather than just doing an OTA update? Yes. Since Android Lollipop, Google has moved to block based OTA updates which ...
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What is a "PIT file"?

PIT stands for Partition Information Table. A PIT file is basically a set of instructions defining the phone partition layout. You should use a it if you want to re-partition the phone with Odin. ...
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Any reasons to update Android from stock firmware (via PC) rather than OTA?

It depends. It depends on how the full flashable tar/kdz was obtained. If it was obtained from an OTA capture, what difference does it make? Just doing the OTA would then be the most direct from the ...
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Error: Secure Check Fail : aboot, when trying to update firmware on Samsung Galaxy Core Prime using Odin

This indicates that you are using the wrong file for your phone model.
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How to determine if the bootloader is locked

There's no fastboot for Samsung devices - Download mode is the semi-equivalent, except that it's only accessible via Odin/Heimdall. You will need appropriate drivers to get the PC to recognize a ...
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How to flash custom or stock ROM with Odin mode working? (from a bad flashed Galaxy A20, see image)

Flashing the correct img solved the problem: heimdall flash --RECOVERY TWRP-3.3.1.0_A20_V1.2_by_Agrim720\[Black-themed\].img.img File was found here: XDA-forum Device: A205GUBU4ASK2 Previously ...
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Installing TWRP using Odin will erase data or not?

It will not wipe data unless you explicitly choose to erase NAND (after which your phone would end up bricked). Odin only flashes images into the device - it doesn't read data out. You're on the right ...
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What does Odin's T-Flash option do?

According to this guide it writes the bootloader of a working device onto the SD card. This guide is a bit more detailed and describes it as follows: T Flash option in odin is for Samsung boot ...
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TWRP Not Flashing Correctly on Note 3 (SM-N9005)

Solution by @beeshyams that worked in my case: On Odin in the options tab; Uncheck the Auto Reboot option. When Odin finishes the flashing procedure; use the suitable key combination to boot into ...
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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 : Tried to install TWRP, can't boot into recovery mode now

I had the same problem like you before. But I figured out the solution. We both downloaded and flashed the wrong TWRP version for Note 3 N9005: ha3g.img.tar. The correct one is hlte.img.tar which you ...
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Error: Secure Check Fail : aboot, when trying to update firmware on Samsung Galaxy Core Prime using Odin

I used to get the same message. Then I removed an option called "sécurité Verr. de réactivation" in french. Translation may be "Reactivation Lock Security". Uncheck it and restart root procedure.
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ODIN configuration file - elements' meanings

I just reverse engineered the Odin3 ini part (using IDA 66 + HexRaysDecompiler & Rohitab API Monitor 2.32). So these are all available ini settings + it's default values: ; These ini settings ...
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Download Mode. What does this mean?

download mode is related to recovery where your device is ready to accept a new system image from the computer. It is used to flash a new OS to the device. In download mode, you can inject and ...
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How to unbrick my Samsung Tab 1 (7 inch) from T mobile brought it from S. KOREA

Old Samsung devices (Galaxy S1 to S3 generations) where near impossible to brick unless you had the emmc bug or somehow flashed missmatched set of bootloaders. The best way to attempt to recover the ...
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"SW REV CHECK FAIL : Fused 1 > Binary 0" error while using ODIN

It happens sometimes after an update/update that the phone sticks into a bootloop if the data partition is not formatted. So to solve this, you simply need to reset your phone from the recovery menu. ...
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ODIN configuration file - elements' meanings

As suggested by @MatthewRead, this answer will reflect the same fashion of the question - it will be editable by anyone who has something useful to say. In regards to the original question, here are ...
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Odin stuck at "File analysis"

I did 3 things, tried again, and it worked (I mean it got past File analysis). I am not sure which one of the 3 things did the trick, unfortunately. You might want to try them all. Run ...
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wiped android OS accedentely in twrp in sm-j700h/ds

Have you tried marking also the NAND ERASE option in Odin? Although marking the nand erase option would wipe the whole phone including the twrp and everything...and then try reflashing by going into ...
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How do I solve these problems when flashing Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J510FN)?

The file system may be broken or something. Or the file system is read-only for some reasons... You should know that flashing with Odin using a "normal" (AP) firmware doesn't wipe the phone,...
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Can't install TWRP on Galaxy A3 (2017)

For those that came here, the problem is that when booting, twrp is erased by stock recovery. The goal is to avoid the normal boot. Firstly, uncheck "Auto Reboot" in Odin. Then finish others Odin ...
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Is USB debugging needed when flashing stuff?

It is never really required for anything related to flashing kernels and Roms. However, you can do other things with adb that are more related to modifying the existing system. However in the case of ...
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S7 Edge - Boots into Odin Mode when trying to system update

Rooted phone firmware cannot be updated as one does with unrooted device. Usually, you would need to unrooted, flash stock recovery and update or flash stock with Odin and then update followed by ...
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Reinstalling TWRP via Odin on Android 4.1, failed after "SetupConnection"

Using the correct version of TWRP solved the issue. In this case, it was twrp-2.8.6.0-gt-n8013.tar. In my previous attempts, I had used the incorrect versions of TWRP for my specific device: twrp-2.8....
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Recovery is not Seandroid Enforcing(Samsung A5)

To my experience, the non-SEAndroid enforcement is just a warning, after installing Cyanogenmod on my S4 I had that error every boot, and it still worked. Try flashing the stock firmware if you ...
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How to factory reset Galaxy Note 10.1 from Odin

Flashing a whole factory firmware should automatically perform a wipe afterwards. If that doesn't work then you have trouble.
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