How to Flash Firmware or Unbrick Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Samsung has launched the latest Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra in February 2022 has industry-leading flagship features and specifications out of the box. It includes a dynamic AMOLED display, Android 12 with One UI 4.1, Exynos 2200 or Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC, up to 12GB RAM & 1TB storage, etc. Now, the chances are high that somehow you’re facing software-related or booting issues. If so, you can Flash Firmware or Unbrick Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra easily.

It becomes quite common among Android users to perform multiple customizations and flashing files depending on their necessity or choice. Although flashing files or rooting or unlocking the device bootloader may allow you to perform various tasks on your device, it can be slightly tough or tricky for Samsung Galaxy device users. While modifying or tweaking your device software, it might get into bootloop or bricked status if you’ve done wrong.

How to Flash Firmware or Unbrick Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

When We Need to Flash Firmware Manually?

Android is an open-source platform and customization-friendly where users can perform multiple tasks according to their needs from flashing a custom firmware to rooting to unlocking the bootloader installing other modules and more. However, sometimes Android users may brick their devices or face boot loop issues or any kind of software-related issue unexpectedly. Therefore, unbricking the device or flashing the official Stock ROM comes in handy.

If you’re also facing a similar kind of issue and want to go back to the Stock ROM, you can do it manually by flashing the firmware. Meanwhile, even if you’re a stock ROM user and it doesn’t work properly due to bugs or viruses, it’s a better idea to flash the stock firmware file again on the device to fix this issue. We should mention that your device data will be wiped out completely whatever you’ve stored on the internal storage during this process.

Guide to Flash Firmware File on Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra

Well, a big thanks to XDA Developers for sharing a noob-friendly unbricking guide for the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra model. So, without wasting any more time, let’s jump into the guide below. Make sure to follow all the requirements and downloads properly before starting your firmware flashing process.

Pre-Requisites

Here we’ve shared all the necessary requirements steps that you’ll have to perform one by one. These pre-requirements steps are useful to successfully complete your firmware flashing or unbricking method. Otherwise, you may end up with some errors or bootloop in several stages. Keep in mind that you’ll require a computer and a USB cable to connect your handset to the PC.

Charge Your Phone

Make sure to keep your device battery charged a minimum of 50% or above so that you won’t encounter device switching off issues while flashing the firmware.

Download Samsung ODIN

Well, you’ll need to download the Samsung ODIN flash tool on your computer which will be the most important thing for flashing the stock firmware on any Samsung Galaxy device. It’s an official flashing tool by Samsung developers so that users can enjoy successful flashing. Just download and install it on the PC.

Download Samsung USB Drivers

Samsung USB Drivers are also one of the required things for the stock firmware flashing on Samsung Galaxy devices because it creates a communication bridge between the connected device and the PC. So, that your files can transfer or get flashed via commands seamlessly. You’ll need to download and install Samsung USB Drivers on the PC too.

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Download Firmware File

Ensure to download the stock firmware file which is also known as unbricking/restore file for your Galaxy S22 Ultra model on the PC. However, if you’re geek enough to find out appropriate firmware file, you can get it below:

Instructions to Flash

  • First of all, you’ll need to extract the firmware zip file > Double-click on it to open the file Bifrost.exe inside the folder.
  • Now, you’ll need to fill in the Model, Region > Click on the Check for Updates button and the Download button.
    • How to find the Model: Head over to the device Settings menu > About Phone > Model number. Here you can find out the model number. Just remove the suffix part of /xx. For example, if the model number is SM-S908B/DS then you only need to type SM-S908B.
  • Then you need to find a three-letter word depending on your mobile carrier and country. Just type it in Bifrost (for example EVR).
  • Press the Check for Update button and download it with the Download button.
  • Next, put it to a place where you can easily find out Desktop.
  • After downloading it, find the file SM-xxxxx_x_xxxxxxxx_xxx.zip.enc4 on the place you put it and change the document format from .enc4 to .zip.
  • Then double-click on it and extract the file > Launch the Odin3_v3.14.1.exe file.
  • Now, switch off your Galaxy S22 Ultra phone > Connect your USB cable to your PC/Laptop and keep pressing the Volume UP + DOWN buttons together until you go to the Download Mode. [Important]
  • Connect another part of the USB cable to your phone. When you’re at the Download Mode then press the Volume UP button.
  • Next, go back to Odin3_v3.14.1.exe and click on BL > Select BL_xxxxxxxxxx.tar.md5 > Click on AP and select AP_xxxxxxxxxxx.tar.md5.
  • Then click on CP and select CP_xxxxxxxxxx.tar.md5 > Click on CSC and select CSC_OMC_xxxxxxxxxx.tar.md5.

Note: If you have to repartition, you can add a PIT file. [Optional]

  • Finally, click on the Start button to flash the stock firmware on your device.
  • It may take some time to complete and after that, your device will automatically reboot to the system.
  • You’re good to go.

Credit: XDA

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