The most popular flashing tool, Odin from Samsung received a new version, namely Odin v 3.09.
As you probably know that the Odin tool is used to flash (install) custom ROM, stock OTA firmware files and other files used for custom your device and aren’t officially and automatically available for your Android-based devices.
The new Odin V 3.09 comes new features, improvements and bug fixes specially created for flash officially stock images and custom ROMs for your Samsung devices.
The new version of ODIN allows you to flash different files such as .tar, .tar.md5 file extensions, but unfortunately, the .zip files aren’t recognized. If the update files are available as a .zip file then you should use a suitable unzip software such as 7zip application available via the web.
When you want, to use the ODIN v 3.09 version you need to install the suitable USB drivers for your Android based device on your PC. You can download the Samsung USB drivers from here.
In additional the ODIN application needs to have enabled the USB Debugging from the Developer Options menu in order to recognize your device.
Note: If the USB Debugging option doesn’t appear in Developer Options menu then you should go to the ‘about phone’ section and from there scroll down and find the ‘build number’ and tap seven times on this section. Now the Developer Options will be displayed in the device’s settings menu.
Moreover, the Odin 3 v 3.09 can be used to manually install/flash the custom Recovery images such as CWM and TWRP files. This custom Recovery image allows you to flash new custom ROMs that are available for your device.
You can download the latest Odin3 v 3.09 application from our site totally free by using the link below:
Keep in mind that, after download the Odin zip file you should extract the archive file and then when you what to use the ODIN application you need to launch its executable file.