Flashing a Samsung phone/device is easier than most phones. This is because Samsung provides their own software that can be used to flash all their phone models (Samsung Kies).
The process described below is for flashing any Samsung device back to the original operating system (ROM) and/or for upgrading to any higher android version. If you encounter any problems at any time during the process, drop us a comment below and we’ll assist you. In case you need the procedure for a specific model, let us know in the comment section.
Things you’ll need
- Firmware of device (Phone/Device software)
- Odin software (For the flashing process)
- Internet connection (To download files)
- USB cable and USB drivers for your device (For connection between phone and PC)
- Windows computer running any version of Windows
Download links for the various things you’ll need are listed below:
- Firmware or flash file for any Samsung device: http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/
- USB Drivers for any Samsung device: http://androidhost.org/XIVsA
- Odin software: http://odindownload.com/
This should take between 20 to 50 minutes to finish (Depending on your internet connection speed).
First download and install the USB driver for your device. Use link above.
Then download the correct firmware file for your device. Be sure to download the correct file for your device, because you can’t use just about any firmware file for any device. Then download the odin software as well.
Copy and place all these files on your desktop, so you can easily find them. Now boot your phone/device into download mode. To achieve this (download mode), follow the steps below:
Switch off the phone completely. Now press and hold the following keys simultaneously:
Volume Key Down + Home Key + Power Key
See photo below:
Now the phone is in download mode. Connect the USB cable to phone, then to PC. Launch the odin software now. Make sure the following options are selected as seen in the photo below.
Click the PDA option, to browse for the firmware/flash file you downloaded for your device. This is what will be used by odin to flash your phone.
Once the flash file is uploaded, click the Start option to begin the process. Just sit and wait while your phone is flashed/upgraded. It’ll automatically reboot when done, then you can continue the process on your phone. Your phone should now boot and you can walk through the setup like any other new phone setup. That’s it. You’re done.
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