Odin is the official Samsung firmware flash software for Windows PC. Odin download is the first thing to do if you want to install stock .tar.md5 firmware or TWRP recovery on Samsung devices. You can download Odin ZIP for free (all versions) from direct links. Odin flash tool can install firmware binaries (BL, AP, CP, CSC [CSC and HOME_CSC], and PIT) files. As of now, If you are a Mac or Linux user, you can use Heimdall or Java Odin.
This application has it sorted out, and roots the Samsung Android device so that some custom firmware packages get to be installed to the smartphone. Users should check the developer’s guides to every model available, as the installing procedure varies from one phone to the other.
In order to use Odin3 Samsung USB drivers has to be installed on your computer. You can install the drivers independently or via Kies or Smart Switch applications from Samsung.
What is Samsung Odin?If you own a Samsung phone or tablet, you must be familiar with Odin or Odin3. Odin is a very useful tool that detects your Samsung device only when it’s in the Download or Odin Mode. It can flash firmware and recovery files with .tar or .tar.md5 extension.
Developed by Samsung, Odin was originally meant to be used only in the company’s service centers. The Odin tool we use is actually the leaked version of the official one released by Samsung but not distributed publicly. Most Samsung users might need to download Odin at some point of time for different purposes.
Samsung Odin Features
- Flash Stock Firmware - With Odin, you can Flash stock firmware on your Samsung Device. So this is extremely useful to come with a fix in a condition like crash, boot loop or any issue related to software operations.
- Flash Custom Firmware (Flashing Custom ROM) - Flashing a Custom firmware stands for replacing content aiming modifications in the firmware. Odin allows an effective processing.
- Flash Recovery File (TWRP) - Like Stock and Custom firmware flashing Odin gives the chance for flash Stock or Custom Recovery. In that way, you will be able to add many sorts of functions to your Samsung Android device.
- Flash Kernels ( .tar/.zip/.img) - Flashing Stock or Custom Kernels is possible. Notice, you must have Odin flashable custom kernel (.tar) and compatible with your Android device.
- Flash Root Package (MD5 and .tar files) - Odin can Flash custom root packages on your device to letting root access.
What do BL, AP, CP, & CSC Mean in Odin?
When you launch Odin, you’ll be greeted by the Odin window and will see a variety of buttons with options like BL, AP, CP, CSC, UserData, and PIT. If you are not aware of what these terms mean, I have them explained for you for better understanding.
- Auto Reboot: This option is enabled by default in Odin. Keep it that way if you are going to flash the stock firmware. However, due to bootloader encryption on most Samsung devices, you’ll need to disable ‘Auto Reboot‘ before flashing TWRP or any custom recovery.
- Nand Erase: If you select this option in Odin, it will completely erase everything on your Samsung device including the Operating System and all data present on it. If you don’t know what you’re supposed to do after performing a ‘Nand Erase‘, you’ll end up turning your device into an expensive paperweight.
- Re-Partition: The option should be checked only if you flashing a Samsung PIT file along with the firmware. Enabling ‘Re-Partition’ will re-partition your Samsung device to its default state. Don’t use this option unless you understand what partitioning is.
- F Reset Time: Check this option only if you want to reset the firmware flashing timer on your device.
- BP: This means Bootloader and as it’s evident from the very name, it’s used to flash the bootloader file with .tar or .tar.md5 extension.
- AP: On the older versions of Odin, this option was called PDA and was used to flash single-file firmware, recovery and CF-Root files. The full-fledged name of AP is ‘Android Processor’.
- CP: CP stands for ‘Core Processor’ and is used to flash the Modem file that comes with the Samsung firmware binaries package. In the older versions of Odin, this option was called Phone.
- CSC: The full-form of CSC is ‘Consumer Software Customization’ or ‘Country Specific Code’. The CSC component of a Samsung firmware is specific to network providers and geographical region. In other words, it contains customizations related to a geographical location, APN settings, carrier branding, and other things. Learn more about Samsung CSC.
- PIT: or Partition Information Table contains information such as device storage partition tables, partition name, block size, block count, and other technical stuff. Every device has a different PIT file associated with it. PIT files are not meant to be flashed unless a device’s partition table layout has been corrupted for some reason. Know more about Samsung PIT and an easy method to extract PIT files.
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- Odin V1.85
- Odin 3 v3.07
- Odin v3.09.5
- Odin V3.10
- Odin v3.10.3
- Odin v3.10.5
- Odin v3.10.6
- Odin v3.10.7
- Odin v3.11.1
- Odin 3 v3.12.3
- Odin 3.12.4
- Odin 3.12.5
- Odin 3.12.7
- Odin 3.13.1
- Odin v1.85.zip Recommended for Android Gingerbread/Ice Cream Sandwich firmware
- Odin3 v3.09.zip Recommended for Android JellyBean/KitKat firmware
- Odin3 v3.10.7.zip Recommended for Android Lollipop firmware
- Odin3 v3.11.1.zip Recommended for flashing Android Marshmallow firmware
- Odin3 v3.12.5.zip Recommended for flashing Android Nougat firmware)
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