Out of curiosity, we often tend to install the custom ROMs in our smartphones. Though they are sometimes packed with features that the stock firmware does not provide us, in order to install the custom ROMs, we need to have an unlocked bootloader and on top, root access as well. And there are various bugs and issues associated with the custom ROMs that can annoy the user. And in that case, you might need to go back to the original stock ROM. Anyhow, if you wish to roll back to the stock Samsung firmware, then you can make use of the Frija tool to download the firmware.
Once you have downloaded the firmware package file, you can install it on your device using the Odin tool. Odin is the name of the developer of this firmware installer tool for Samsung. You can manually install stock firmware or flash a new firmware to test out the features of it. It is only available for Windows and inputs the files in the form of .tar or .tar.md5 formats. So, that being said, let us get straight into the article itself:
- Before you go ahead with the procedure, make sure to take a complete backup of your Samsung phone.
- Install the appropriate Samsung USB drivers.
- Make sure to charge your device to at least 60%.
- Download the latest version of the Odin tool.
- Make sure to enable USB Debugging:
– To do that again, head to the Settings>>Developer Options>> allow USB Debugging.
- Enter your Galaxy device into the Download mode by pressing Volume Down + Home + Power buttons for Samsung phones with capacitive buttons and Volume Down + Bixby + Power for newer models.
How To Install Stock Firmware on Samsung Phone Using Odin
- Download the appropriate Galaxy stock firmware for your phone.
- Extract the contents of the firmware zip file.
- Notice that the extracted files will be in “.tar” or “.tar.md5” format.
- Now download and extract the Odin tool on your PC.
- Open the extracted folder and click on the Odin.exe file.
- You need to connect your Galaxy device to the PC while it is in Download Mode.
- Notice that the CO port will light up on Odin once you connect your phone.
- Click the AP button and select the firmware.
- Do the same for BL, CP, and CSC.
- Keep in mind that the regular CSC file will erase the entire data. In order to save the data select the ‘HOME_CSC‘ file.
- Don’t forget to select Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time in the Options tab.
- Click the Start button to install the firmware on your Samsung device.
- That’s it! You will see a PASS message once the installation is complete.
Below is the list of issues that you might come across while installing the Samsung firmware using the Odin tool. You can quickly troubleshoot the issue by following the solution mentioned below:
- Device not detected by Odin: Make sure that Kies is disabled and you have installed the correct Samsung USB Drivers on your phone.
- FAIL message on Odin: Make sure to download the correct Odin tool and use the correct USB drivers. Try to Force shutdown the device and follow from the step 1.
- Device enters bootloop: Boot into the stock recovery and factory reset your device. Hold Volume Up + Home/Bixby button and Power key together for a few seconds. On the No command screen keep holding the Power button and tap the Volume Up key once. Then select Wipe data/factory reset button and confirm.
So, there you have it from my side in this post. Hope you guys liked this post and were able to install stock firmware using Odin on your Samsung phone. Let us know in the comments below if you come across any issues while following the above mentioned steps. Until the next post…Cheers!