Odin is a software developed to help users upgrade their Samsung devices to the latest Android versions. Users can also use it to install individual components of the firmware like modem or CSC. In this post, you will find the latest Odin PC software, along with a detailed guide on how to use Odin and make the most out of it. The latest version of Odin to arrive is 3.12.3 and you can find it and download it from the steps described in the post.
Also Read: Download Odin 3.10.7
If you are an advanced user and own one of the newest devices from Samsung like Galaxy Note 7, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 5 and other Samsung devices released in 2016, it’s better to download and use the latest version. Using the 3.12.3 version of Odin will fix automatically some of the issues, without you ever needing anything to fix them. The version 3.12.3 needs to be installed on a Windows-based computer and the OS upgrading files should be downloaded there, too, for you to be able to flash a new update easily. It can also be used as a rooting tool, also, or to fix any other problems that you might encounter while modifying your device’s OS.
- Download the Odin 3.12.3 version from here on your computer, and then extract the zip file to get the Odin exe file. Run the Odin exe file, and select the files in separate tabs.
- If you want to learn how to flash a new firmware using Odin, look at the detailed section from below.
- First, make sure to install the Samsung USB drivers on your computer.
- Please note that Odin should be used only by advanced Samsung users, and we cannot be blamed in case you brick your device nor in case you lose important data files in the flashing process.
How to use Odin 3.12.3
Using the Odin PC software to flash the firmware or individual parts of a firmware is quite easy. Follow the steps from below and learn how to install firmware and root easily with the help of Odin.
1. Download the firmware on your computer. If you want to root your Samsung device or install TWRP recovery, download the needed files before proceeding to the next step.
2. Download on your computer the Odin PC software from above.
3. Extract the firmware file. Install a software like 7-zip to extract the files. With right click on the firmware file and under 7-zip, select “Extract here”. You will get a file in .tar.md5 format. You might also get few files, with the letters AP, CP or CSC written at the beginning of those files. (These files will be loaded into Odin later on, in order to be installed on the device.)
4. Extract the Odin file and you will get the Odin exe file.
5. Power off your Samsung device and boot it into download mode. To boot in download mode press and hold the Volume down + Power + Home buttons at once, until you see a Warning screen. To continue to download mode, press the Volume Up button.
6. To open the Odin window, double click on Odin exe file.
7. Connect your device using the USB cable and Odin should recognize your device. When the device is recognized, you will see the Added!! message is shown in the Log box in the bottom left of the Odin program, and the first box under ID: COM will also turn its background in blue or yellow color.
You cannot continue if you are not getting the Added!! message, which confirms that Odin tool has recognized your device. If you don’t get the Added!! message, try reinstalling the drivers once again and use the USB original cable that came with your device and also try different USB ports on your computer.
8. Into Odin, click the AP button and select the .tar.md5 file that you obtained earlier. After you have extracted the firmware files and if you got more than one file, then load all the files into Odin. BL tab will get files with BL at the beginning, AP will get a file with AP, and the same for CP and CSC tabs.
You should know that when you load files, the Odin program will check the md5 of firmware file, which takes some time. So, wait until is done and the firmware file is loaded.
9. Make sure that under the Options tab, Re-partition checkbox is NOT selected. Also, don’t use the PIT tab. If you go back to Log tab, you will see the progress when you hit the Start button.
10. Click the Start button in Odin, to start the flashing process of the firmware on your device. Wait until the installation is completed, after which your Samsung device will reboot automatically and you will get the “PASS” message in Odin upon successful installation.
If Odin gets stuck at setup connection or you get FAIL in the top left box, you will need to repeat the whole tutorial. Disconnect your device from the computer, close the Odin program, boot the device into download mode and open Odin, then select the file and flash it again.
11. The first start of the device after flashing a new firmware may take time. To check the installation of the new firmware goes to Settings -> About device, to confirm the new build number based on the firmware installed.