Odin Flash Tool: You can download the latest available version of Odin Tool for Samsung Galaxy devices from this page. For those who are new, Odin is a very popular software that has been around for more than 10 years now. It is a well-known name among the developer and modding community who have been developing custom ROMs and system packages for the .Samsung Galaxy phones — and tablets too.
Odin from Samsung is a very small program that is only compatible with Windows and is used to modify your Samsung Galaxy device’s system partition. This is very useful when you want to root your phone or install custom system packages to modify the overall functionality of your device. We have mentioned Odin in almost every guide we have covered on Team Android for Samsung devices where you have to install a third-party package. This software has evolved over time to support new Android versions and latest Galaxy devices.
Here on Team Android, the reference to using Odin has mostly been around when installing a Samsung firmware manually, or when gaining root access with CF-Auto-Root on a Samsung Galaxy phone or even tablets. CF-Auto-Root has been our choice of the root package to use when trying to gain full system access. You can read more on how to root Android phones — on Android Nougat, Android Oreo and even on Android Pie.
Another important use of Odin is when you want to manually flash or install a firmware. Almost every Samsung Galaxy series of devices (phone and tablets) are compatible with Odin and if you have the firmware file with you, you can install it on your device. This is particularly useful when you are trying out custom ROMs and want to revert back to factory settings with stock apps and features.
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Odin – Features
Odin is a very small tool for flashing stock updates and firmware files, but here is a quick list of all features it supports:
- No installation required
- Supports official Samsung firmware
- Root Samsung Galaxy phones
- Re-partition your phone with PIT file
No installation required:
All Odin versions are portable and do not need any sort of installation on your system. You only need to extract the .EXE file into a folder and use it from there. All configuration options are found in Odin itself.
Supports official Samsung firmware:
Download Odin allows you to flash official firmware direct on your Samsung device without actually tripping KNOX warranty. This means, the firmware you flash through Odin will be as genuine as once you update through OTA (over-the-air) update system or through Samsung Smart Switch / Samsung KIES.
Root Samsung Galaxy phones:
The most popular method and arguably the most easiest, to root your Galaxy device is through Auto-Root. Singular packages have been made by Chainfire that work on specific models and specific firmware. These packages can be downloaded and can be flashed directly through ODIN.
Re-partition your phone with PIT file:
You can execute this advanced task by plugging in a .PIT file which contains all the partition info and the re-partition your device. This is helpful when you want to deep clean your phone.
Download Odin Samsung for Windows
The creators have made Odin Samsung extremely light and easy to use. The software occupies minimal space itself. Just to be on the safe side, Odin verifies everything before actually flashing anything on your phone/tablet. Different versions of Odin, support different versions of Android. Even though there is overlap, you should always go for the latest Odin release for improved compatibility. You can download Odin from the list of links given below, depending on whichever version you want to use.
A list of all available Odin tool versions is given below
|Before Android KitKat, use Odin v3.07 or lower|
|After Android KitKat and Jelly Bean use Odin v3.09 or higher|
|After Android 6.0 Marshmallow, use Odin v3.11.1 or higher|
|After Android 9.0 Pie, use Odin v3.13.1 or higher|
|For newer devices like Galaxy Note 10/S10/S20 Series Odin v3.13.3|
|After Android 10 Q, use Odin v3.14.1 or higher|
|Odin Multi Downloader|
|Odin Downloader v4.44|
Odin Tool Download – Requirements
As we previously mentioned, Odin is extremely light and does not need any extensive requirements. Here is a list of all the things you may need for using Odin to the best of its potential:
- You need a Windows PC to run Odin
- You also need a USB-C / microUSB cable to connect your phone with the PC
- Updated USB drivers for Windows: Download Samsung USB Drivers
- Latest ADB and Fastboot tools: Download Android Platform-Tools (ADB and Fastboot)
Odin tool – Troubleshooting Guide
Getting Non-Functional and FAILED messages: To fix this, unplug your phone from the cable and plug it again. Enter Download Mode again and wait till Odin connects back to your device. This is one of the most common problems with Odin.
Freeze during installation: If this happens, you need to make sure you have the latest Odin version downloaded. Some Odin versions may be not be compatible with recent Samsung Galaxy Android phones.
Credits: Samsung Mobile Corporation