How To Install A Stock Firmware Using Odin

In this guide, you will learn How To safely Flash / Install a Stock Firmware Using Odin Flashing Tool. This guide will work on all Samsung Android devices. It is a very simple and easy process. So just follow the step by step guide to Flash Stock Samsung ROMs using Odin.

You need to have the right Firmware for your device otherwise, you will brick your phone. You can use this method to flash the OTA updates (img.) files manually. This is the most secure method to manually update your device to the latest official release.

Odin is a Windows-based ROM flashing tool from Samsung for Samsung smartphones and tablets, which is used to flash custom ROMs, Official OTA Updates, kernels and other similar files manually on Samsung devices. It is a must-have tool if you have a Samsung device.

We are going to share full step by step guide on How To Install a Stock Firmware Using Odin On Samsung Devices. This is going to be the same for all Samsung devices. But you need to have the right Firmware according to your device’s model number.

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Warning: will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Samsung Android device while following this tutorial. Do it at your own risk.



ODIN Flash Tool (latest) (Windows and Mac)

Now Install that On Your PC / Mac

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How To Flash / Install A Stock Firmware Using Odin


  1. First Download the right Firmware according to your device’s model number.If it is .Zip file then extract it, you will get .tar or .tar.md5.
  2. Download and Unzip the Odin 3.12.3 .zip (or Latest Odin) file and run/open the odin.exe file from the extracted files on your PC.
  3. Now Boot your Samsung device into Download Mode.(First power off your device and then press, Volume Down + Power + Home. Press Volume Up now to continue to Download Mode)
  4. Then simply connect the phone to your PC via the use of USB cable and the ODIN would notify an added message.
  5. After that, choose AP in Odin and select the firmware file in which you have downloaded. (Will be in .tar.md5 format)
  6. Now Click the “Start” button at the bottom of the ODIN screen to start the process. Now the flashing process will start on your phone and this will take some time.
  7. Once completed, your phone will reboot.
  8. Now your device should have the Stock Firmware running.

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Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
An NIT Rourkela Graduate in CS, Blogger, Android Geek, and a Tennis Fanatic. I have been writing about Android OS for Last 8 years.

Comments (33)

  1. When I try to flash Marshmellow to my Note5, Odin detects it, but it get stuck in NAND Write Start! and just stay and doesn’t show any fail message or anything, just stay in NAND Wrtie Start!. I let like 2 hrs to see if react, but nothing happened.

    PD: USB Debbuging was ON

  2. Hi. I downloaded the firmware from and it has 5 files inside the .zip file ( ). Wich files should I use? I have a S7 with vodafone firmware and I’m trying to instal stock clean firmware. Thanks in advance.

    • Please give me your model number, firmware version, build number and as much as info you can so that it will be easy to help you

      • Hi! I’ve flashed my S7 with all the files except the HOME_CSC (used the regular CSC) and all is good. Thanks again.

  3. where and how to find the stock firmware of samsung galaxy j7 sm-j700f (2015 exynos variant) running android marshmallow 6.0.1 and how to take backup of complete stock android firmware of any version without rooting???

  4. Hi, I followed the directions, but Odin said FAIL!
    My phone is SM930T, Android version 6.0.1
    I tried just the AP, and it failed. Then I tried all the files, and still failed. My note 7 is restricted by Samsung and T-Mobile; limiting me to 60% battery life and pop-up messages to return the phone. Can I get it downgraded successfully somehow?

  5. my S7 seem to be bricked due to the latest update. If I flash the stock ROM, does it force a factory reset and I lose all the data? I want to use Odin to flash an older copy of the ROM in and see if I can recover anything

  6. Hey thank you very much this post is real life saver if anyone is stuck i could help as i had a few problems but fixed them!

  7. Hi,
    I flashed my SM-J320H with odin using the firmware of Lollipop and it was successful. Yet, the phone requires the google account that was synchronized with the phone which I don’t know anymore. If I flash phone with marshmallow 6.0.1 firmware, is it possible it will remove the google account automatically and switch off FRP lock on my device? how do I resolve this issue so the phone can boot normally? Pls help.

  8. Whats with the stupid non stop spam on this website trying to force people to join your social media? It makes you not want to its so annoying.

  9. I’m using an S7 SM-G930W8 trying to downgrade from 7.0 Nougat to 6.0.1 Marshmallow. On your download stock firmware page I can’t find the corresponding build number for my device. My build is G930W8LU2BQB6. Will one of the other build numbers work or am I SOL?

  10. I have tried flashing using odin and it says failed everytime. I followed the instructions correctly and it still doesn’t work. I have a samsung galaxy s7 edge smg935v. Please help I cannot use my phone now. I am trying to downgrade from nougat 7.0 to marshmallow

  11. Hi, I followed your instructions. When finished I received the green pass button on Odin. Problem my s7 sm-930v is still stuck on the Samsung startup screen and turning of and on ever 10 seconds or so. Any body have any ideas

  12. Hi,
    I have twrp installed on my j7 max (G615F) can i update my phone to latest firmware with this ?

    will twrp be overwritten with this method ? if i unroot my device beforehand.

  13. Hola alguien me podría ayudar, intenté instalar un Firmware en mi Samsung Galaxy tab s6 lite pero falló la instalación y ahora me dice recuperación de emergencia smart switch pc pero smart switch me dice que no admite la inicialización ayuda por favor ya no se que más hacer


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