Odin Flash Tool Download

edited February 22 in General Discussions

What is the Odin Flash Tool? 

Samsung's official firmware flashing program for Windows is Odin (also known as Odin3, Odin Downloader, and Odin Flash Tool). Odin is a tool for flashing Samsung Galaxy phones and tablets with official stock firmware and custom binaries.

Samsung typically uses the tool for flashing and testing software within its approved service centers and factories. It was, however, leaked to the public via XDA-Developers and is now freely available to end-users. 

Odin can flash firmware binaries in the.tar (tarball) and.tar.md5 file formats on any computer running Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP.

Odin Flash Tool can be downloaded

The URLs to download all versions of the Odin Flash Tool, including the latest version and certain patched versions, are provided below. 

The latest version of Odin is strongly recommended because it supports flashing Android 11 (One UI 3.1) and Android 10 (One UI 2.5) firmware on the latest Samsung Galaxy devices such as the Galaxy S21, Galaxy Note 20, Galaxy Z Flip, Galaxy Tab S7, Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Galaxy Fold, and so on.

Odin's Most Common Applications 

Odin can be used for a variety of purposes. Odin can be used by Samsung Galaxy smartphone and tablet users to: 

  • Force-update the device's OS by flashing the most recent stock firmware. 
  • To root Samsung smartphones and tablets, flash custom binaries such as a custom recovery (TWRP or ClockWorkMod; for older devices) or root binaries such as Magisk modified firmware image/CF-AutoRoot. 
  • If the user has previously flashed a modified binary and wishes to revert to factory defaults, restore stock firmware/ROM. 
  • Fix potential software issues such as boot loops, higher battery drains, and performance degradation over time, among other things.
  • Upgrade the Samsung Galaxy device's software to an older version. Downgrading to a software version with an older bootloader revision than the one now loaded is not feasible, therefore this is limited in some circumstances. 
  • To summarize, Odin is useful for both the average user and the enthusiast who wants to tweak the software on their Samsung Galaxy device.

Terminology of Odin – Explained 

Odin is a simple Windows program with a lot of self-explanatory settings and elements of the GUI. It may be confusing at first for someone unfamiliar with the software. 

So, below, I've included all of the numerous choices available in the Odin tool GUI that you'll be using, along with a quick description of each.

  • The Status Box appears at the top of Odin's graphical user interface. The status box informs you of the current state of the program's operations. 
  • When a supported Samsung device is connected, it will display the "Added!!" status, "Pass!!" status when the firmware flashing procedure is completed successfully, and "Fail!!" status when the firmware flashing fails. 
  • The progress bar is located just beneath the Status Box and displays real-time progress when flashing firmware binaries. 
  • ID:COM: This entry displays the computer's serial COM port, which your Samsung Android device is linked to. 
  • (Tab) Log: The raw data of each event that occurs when using Odin is displayed in the log area of the program's interface.

(Tab) Choices: 

  • Auto Reboot (Checkbox): Once the firmware flashing process is complete, this option will reboot your device. 
  • Nand Erase (Checkbox): If you select this option, your device's logical partitions will be fully erased. When correcting corrupted device firmware partitions such as EFS (for lost IMEI), etc., Nand Erase can be useful. 
  • Re-Partition (Checkbox): You can re-flash your phone's partition table using this option (along with a supported PIT binary). It can be used to repair storage (eMMC or UFS) that has been damaged due to a failed firmware flash. 
  • F. Reset Time (Checkbox): Once the firmware flashing process is completed, this option will reset the flashing timer. 
  • DeviceInfo (Checkbox): When flashing the kernel, this checkbox verifies the device information.
  • Flash Lock (Checkbox): This option instructs the Odin program to unlock the Device's "ODIN Flash" lock, allowing it to be "Programmed." This feature is only available on select devices and should only be used when specifically advised. 
  • Pit (Tab): This allows you to load and flash your device-specific Partition Information Table (.pit) file to fix the storage on your Samsung Android phone or tablet (eMMC). 
  • The bootloader firmware binary can be loaded and flashed using the BL (button) (BL file). 
  • The Application Process firmware binary (AP file), which is the main firmware file that stores the system/OS, can be loaded and flashed via the AP (button). In early versions of Odin, it was also known as "PDA."
  • USERDATA (button): This button allows you to load and flash the phone's user data (/data) partition. In early versions of Odin, it was also known as "UMS."

Some Odin-related myths and misconceptions 

Odin attracts a fair amount of misunderstandings from various online forums and sites because it is such a popular utility.

Odin does not support flashing modified ROMs

Odin isn't capable of flashing modified ROMs. Odin may be used to flash custom binaries (such as TWRP, modified Magisk AP/boot images, and so on) and open gateways to obtain the tools needed to flash a custom ROM. It cannot, however, be used with flashable ZIP files such as modified ROMs.

How to Flash Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Devices Using Odin 

Odin is a portable program, which means you may use it without installing it by just launching the supplied executable file on your computer. Download the Samsung Odin utility from the links above to execute the flashing software on your Windows system. After that, extract the ZIP file to a convenient spot on your computer.

To use the Samsung Odin application on your PC, open the extracted folder and double-click on the Odin executable file (e.g. Odin3 v3.14.1.exe). 

Note that if you try to run older versions of Odin, you'll be asked to allow "User Account Control" as well.

After you've started the tool, you can use the Frija or Samloader to get a copy of the firmware for your device. The step-by-step guide given below will show you how to use the Odin program to flash the firmware on any Samsung Galaxy device.

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