Download Odin – How To Use Odin To Change or Root Your Smartphone Firmware or ROM

Odin is a very useful software for every Android user who is interested in updating or rooting his phone.This software allows you to easily perform various actions on your android device easily and safely.

You can download –  Odin version 3.07

 

What’s must before proceeding forward to tutorial  

Download USB Drivers – 

Download the latest USB drivers, so that you can connect the phone to the computer from here -

Android USB Drivers

It’s always advisable to be on a safer side before trying anything on your device, so please create a backup of your devices data.So that you don’t loose your contact,messages or files.

Full Backup Guide – 

Do make sure to check battery status –  Check Your Battery Percentage

USB debugging is enabled on your device -  Enable USB Debugging Feature

I hope every warning and instruction mentioned above has been taken into care, now let’s proceed to next page.

How To Use Odin To Change or Root Your Smartphone Firmware or ROM

Step by step instructions -

  •  Assuming that you have downloaded the firmware for your device on your computer and extract the file.
  • Run Odin
  • Switch off your phone and enter into download mode.To enter into download mode you need to press Volume down button and Home button simultaneously while turning the phone on.
  • Hope you have your device’s USB drivers installed on your computer if not install it.
  • Now open ODIN on your computer and connect your device to computer while your phone is on download mode.
  • When your device will be connected to your computer, one ID:COM boxes will turn yellow after some time.
  • Select the files that you have to flash or install on your device from the extracted files in first download.

 

  • Click on ‘PDA’ and select file with ‘CODE’ in its name
  • Click on ‘Phone’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
  • Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.

 

Now in ODIN, check for Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options.and for the Re-partition option, check only if you have selected .PIT file above.

  • Click start in ODIN and the installation will begin.
  • This installation might take some time.As soon as the installation ends your device will restart.
  • Unplug your device from computer.
  • Switch it off again after it turns on completely and boots to home screen.
  • Now you need to enter into recovery mode,to enter into recovery switch on the phone while pressing Volume up,Home and Power buttons together.
  • Navigate with volume buttons to and select wipe data/factory reset from the recovery menu.
  • Select reboot system now and wait for device to boot again.

You are done, you updated your Android device easily.

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  • Trying-to-Root

    Hi guys,
    I`m looking for a rooting process for my Galaxy S2 GT-I9100MUGMA5 updated to Jelly Bean 4.1.2 through Kies when it came out. Was bought at BestBuy as a Virgin Mobile unit and was unlocked to use on Fido.
    I am a bit reluctant to proceed since I would like to make a complete system backup before I start to mess around with it but it seems I need rooting for that, exampe: the efs folder. I paid full retail price for my SGS2 it when it came out, I sure don`t want to brick it.
    The procedures you have explained here are clair and to the poit, I just don’t know what file I need to root.

    Can any one point me in the right direction ?

    Greatly appreciate any help…