Back in 2017, Samsung has released its flagship model called Samsung Galaxy S8 that has been discontinued now but plenty of users are still preferring to use this device as their daily driver. However, due to the older hardware specification or outdated skin, it may possible that the handset doesn’t work properly and users are trying to reinstall the stock ROM. If you’re one of them, follow this guide on How to Flash Stock Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S8 using ODIN.
Well, after flashing the stock firmware again on the handset, the chances are high enough that you’ll find your device slightly faster or stable in terms of performance whatsoever. This basically clears all the possible system glitches or cache data completely. Meanwhile, if you’ve previously flashed a custom firmware, or enabled root access, or unlocked the bootloader then reinstalling the Stock ROM can all third-party interference.
Here we’ll be using the ODIN flash tool to install the official stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy devices which has been officially recommended by Samsung. ODIN flash tool is one of the popular and widely used flashing software for Samsung Galaxy devices that does the job very easily even if you’re a first-time user of it. So, what’s the need for flashing stock firmware?
What is a Stock Firmware
Stock Firmware (Stock ROM) is the official ROM that the manufacture designs and loads into the device model accordingly. Each and every device model has its own official stock firmware that works really well by installing future updates. Though it doesn’t have too many visual elements or customization options like custom firmware, it’s more stable & smooth than anything else.
So, the stock firmware not only offers a stable user experience but also helps the device to run as a daily driver for years without looking back further. Whereas an aftermarket firmware can only give you visual treatment and a bunch of additional functionalities but lacks the stability as a daily driver.
Benefits of Stock Firmware
- If your handset is having lags, performance issues, force closing of apps, slow booting, slow charging, overheating, etc then reinstalling the Stock ROM can resolve such issues.
- The Stock ROM can bring back the manufacturer’s warranty of your device (if available).
- Flashing the stock firmware can also bring official software updates (OTA).
- Offers stable performance, increases battery life, improves multitasking, etc.
- Removes root access, bootloop issue, bricking issue, and more.
- Relocks the device bootloader by default again if you’ve unlocked it previously.
- Improves security & privacy vulnerabilities to the device system and data.
- This firmware file supports the Samsung Galaxy S8 model only.
- Keep your device charged more than 50% of the battery.
- You’ll require a computer and a USB data cable.
- Make sure to download the latest firmware file for your Galaxy S8.
- Backup your device data properly before flashing the stock firmware to ensure that everything is safe (This process won’t lose your data)
Required Files and Drivers:
- Samsung Kies Software
- Samsung USB Drivers
- ODIN Flash Tool
- Download Galaxy S8 Stock Firmware – Samfirm | Frija | Samfrew
Warning: We’re at GetDroidTips won’t be held responsible for any kind of issue that may occur to your handset by following this guide or flashing any file. You should know what you’re doing. So, do this at your own risk.
How to Flash Stock Firmware for Samsung Galaxy S8 using ODIN
- We assume that you’ve already downloaded and installed all the necessary files and drivers on your computer.
- Now, go to the device Settings menu > Tap on About Phone > Tap on Build number seven times until you see a message ‘You are now a developer’.
- Then go back to the Settings menu again and tap on Developer Options > Turn on the Enable USB Debugging toggle.
- Next, open the extracted ODIN File called [ODIN v3.11.1 exe] as an administrator by right-clicking on it.
- Restart your device into the Download Mode by simply turning off the phone > Press and hold the Home + Power + Volume Down buttons Until you see a download mode.
- Connect your device to the PC using the USB cable.
- Now, you’ll see a blue sign in Odin.
- Go back to the Odin flash tool again > Add the firmware that you’ve downloaded above by clicking on the AP/PDA option.
- Ensure that the Re-Partition option is NOT ticked.
- Go to Option > Check the Auto Reboot and F-Reset Time.
- Finally, click on the Start button > Wait for some time until you see a successful message.
- Once you see the PASS message, unplug your device from the data cable.
- Your phone will reboot automatically. Have some patience.
That’s it, guys. We assume this guide was helpful to you. For additional queries, let us know in the comment below.