How to Update the Firmware on Any Samsung Phone (Odin)
Nowadays, flashing Firmware is a trend, and why not as it gives you more exposure to your phone by giving you more authority. However, it has become more important just because most smartphone ventures aren’t updated to the latest version of Android for most of their model. Meanwhile, not only a few brands but in this category Samsung are also there as they also fail to provide regular updates for most of their devices.
It is a fact that most of the time, when we try to flash some random stock ROM image on our smartphone without completely knowing the correct procedure resulting in bricking of our phone. In this scenario, except going to the software engineer, we have no other options. But, why wasting our money to get help in order to update the Firmware on our Samsung phones that too when we can do by following some easy steps.
You’ll get more surprised by knowing that today in this is a complete guide, I will show you how you can correctly update the Firmware on any Samsung Phone. Not only that, by following this guide, you’ll get more assured that you’ll not get stuck or brick your phone while you are flashing the Firmware. So, now without wasting more time, let’s learn how to avoid a few issues that may cause a severe impact on your smartphone.
Update the Firmware on Any Samsung Phone | Without Root (Using ODIN)
Before we start remember one thing that, here in this article, we do not tell you to root your device as we are also do not recommend that thing. So, the steps we will discuss here, using which you do not need to Root your phone to complete this firmware flash. So, now let’s get started.
Step 1: You Need To Check For Update
Yes, you read it right. However, before we start, you can first check if any update is available for your Samsung device. Sometimes, it is possible that the developers already roll out the latest update for your device. Also, installing the OTA update is way easier than flashing it. Meanwhile, follow the steps given below to check if there is already the latest version available for your device:
- First of all, you require to launch the Settings app of your Samsung smartphone.
- Now, navigate through settings and locate the Software Updates options.
- After that, select the Check For Updates button in the next windows. Then, if prompted, tap on the Ok button.
- Then, if there is an update available, you can follow the on-screen steps and install it. But, if not, then you need to install it through flashing.
Step 2: Manually Flash The Firmware
Suppose you noticed that after checking for updates, you get a message that says Up to Date. This means there is no official stable Firmware version available for your device from the developers’ end. So, you need to flash it on your smartphone manually. So, for that, we need a software called Odin. Odin is basically software that easier your job while you are flashing any custom ROM on your Samsung device. Don’t worry about its authentication as this software is provided and official tools created by Samsung to help their users flash custom ROM on their Samsung devices. So, now let’s see how to update the Firmware on your Samsung device:
- First of all, you require to download the appropriate version of Odin that is supported on your smartphone.
- Now, once you download the Odin software, install it on your device.
- After that, the most important step, you need to download the correct ROM for your Samsung device. For that, we recommend you check your device compatibility and carrier compatibility with the version you are downloading.
Step 4: Installation Process
Before you can start flashing the Firmware to your Samsung device, check the following pre-requisites:
- Check if you have your battery fully charged.
- Make sure to backup your data.
- Use the original USB cable is necessary as the without original cable, you may not be able to flash the Firmware on your Samsung smartphone.
These are some pre-requisites that you need to check before starting the procedure. Now, let’s head towards the flashing steps.
- First of all, to shut down your device, press the power button.
- After that, you need to boot your phone into Download Mode. To do so, remember if you have an old Samsung smartphone phone, then you require to hold and press the Power + Home + Volume down altogether for 5 seconds. On the other hand, if you have a new Samsung model, you must press and hold Power, Bixby, and Volume down for 5 seconds. This will automatically boot your device into download mode.
- Now, whenever you see a teal screen containing a big download icon. Then, using your Samsung’s original USB cable, connect your phone to your PC.
That’s it. Now, it’s time to use the Odin application that you have installed on your PC. So, simply launch the Odin application and head towards the ID: COM option. Then, locate the button Added! However, the main section of your Odin application contains four-button AP, BL, CP, and CSC. These buttons representing the corresponding downloaded Firmware files. In a nutshell:
- AP: Android Partition
- BL: Bootloader
- CP: Modern Firmware
- CSC: Consumer Software Customization
Don’t worry! You do not have all these files as it totally depends upon what you want to flash on your Samsung device. But, Yeah! If you wish to flash a full ROM, then you require all these files. Otherwise, you only need the file that you are looking to flash.
- Now, you need to click on the file that you have downloaded (most probably, you have downloaded the CP files).
- After that, the file explorer window will open to browse and find the file that you have downloaded.
However, if you are flashing a full custom ROM, then you need to do this procedure for all the files. First but, make sure you’ve downloaded the correct files. So, simply checkmark the boxes located in front of each option that you want to flash.
- Then, if you find that you have done everything correctly, hit the Start button.
That’s it. Now, you have to wait for a while as this will take some time to complete. Also, it may reboot your device several times to install all the files correctly. So, don’t get impulsive by unplugging the USB cable from your PC, as this will brick your phone. Meanwhile, when the flashing process is finished, you will get notified on your Odin screen, and a Reset button will appear just above the ID: COM. So, now simply click on it, and your Samsung device will get rebooted. That’s it. Your Firmware is now flashed successfully on your device.
So, that is for this guide. We hope you find this firmware flashing guide easy to understand the terms. But, yeah! If you may still find it challenging to update your Firmware, use the comment section and shoot a comment, our team will help your get out of that situation.