Odin is a utility software developed and used internally by Samsung which can be used to flash a Custom Recovery firmware image (as opposed to the Stock recovery firmware image) to a Samsung Android device. It is also used as a way of unbricking an Android device. There is no account of Samsung ever having officially released it, and is believed to be the result of an unintentional leak. Odin is Windows-only software, providing no support for other operating systems, though it is possible to use Wineskin on the Odin executable, allowing it to run on OS X.
In a nutshell odin is Samsung Recovery Tool. If you brick your Samsung Device, You can almost always use odin to fix it. Think of odin as a secondary recovery or last ditch effort. It’s a small tool which makes the flashing process very easy for everyone. It allows to flash files with .tar or .tar.md5 extension.
What can Odin do?
- Flash Stock Firmware
- Flash Custom Firmware
- Flash Stock Recovery
- Flash Kernel
- Gain Root Access by Flashing Root Packages
How to Install & use Odin
Step 1. Boot your Samsung device into download mode by pressing power, volume down and home buttons,hold the buttons until you see download mode screen.
Step 2. Connect your device in Download mode & launch Odin tool.
Step 3. Now, on Odin the “added” message will be displayed and the ID:COM field will be turned yellow or blue.
Step 4. Click “PDA” or “AP” to add tar.md5 file that you have extracted and then “Start”.
NOTE: Whether it is "PDA" or "AP" depends on the version of Odin that you used. But the md5 file goes to either "PDA" or "AP".
WARNING:DO NOT REMOVE OR OPERATE ON YOUR DEVICE UNTIL FINISHED OR FAILED IS SHOWED ON ODIN.
Step 5. When the flashing process is done and if everything goes well, you should see a big green box saying “RESET” or “PASSED” (depends on the version of Odin is used). By now, the device should be rebooted and it is safe to remove/unplug your device.
If failed, what should you do?
Try these things first:
- Update your device driver software to the latest.
- Restart your computer.
- Run Odin as Administrator.
- Try different cable (original one or the one with better quality) and USB port (the main port recommended)
- Re-download the firmware file, make sure it is intact and match your device model
|Odin Version||Download links|
|Samsung Odin v1.83||Download|
|Samsung Odin v1.84||Download|
|Samsung Odin v3.04||Download|
|Samsung Odin v3.06||Download|
|Samsung Odin v3.07||Download|
|Samsung Odin v3.09||Download|
|Samsung Odin v3.10.0||Download|
|Samsung Odin v3.10.5||Download|
|Samsung Odin v3.10.6||Download|
|Samsung Odin v3.10.7||Download|
|Samsung Odin v3.11.1||Download|
|Samsung Odin v3.11.2||Download|
|Samsung Odin v3.12.3||Download