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How to update official Samsung firmware by ODIN

Waiting for your device update official Samsung firmware by ODIN done with the latest version of Android – with few exceptions – can be desperate .



 First you must cross your fingers so that the manufacturer decides to update it, then wait for the update to be ready and, finally, to extend it to your region and operator.

If you know that your device already has a new version but you are tired of giving it to look for updates and to tell you that you already have the most recent version of the system, there is still something you can do: update the firmware for yourself . This, of course, as long as your terminal is not tied to a specific network (that is, free).

1. Find and download update official Samsung

There are several web pages that automatically collect firmware published by Samsung on their servers, such as Sammobile . These firmware are official, without any modification and therefore once installed will continue to be shown as official firmware , without root and other stories. It’s like receiving it through Kies.

The database is huge and includes all models of Samsung devices that have been and have. Now, you need to make sure the exact model of your device so as not to end up downloading a firmware for a similar model. For example, a Galaxy A5 is distributed in more than 20 different models. If you have a good view, the easiest way to check it is to read the tiny letter on the back of the phone .

The same information is available in the system, in the Settings – About the device, in the Model number section. It is important that you check the exact model , because the difference between them can be as subtle as an additional letter or zero.

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Once you have it located, go to the firmware download update official Samsung section in Sammobile or another firmwares page of your choice and look for your model . The search engine is sometimes a bit treacherous, so make sure after searching that the results are effectively for the model you wanted.

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The list of results can be a bit overwhelming , since they include all the firmware known for years for all the regions in which that particular model is distributed. As you are probably interested in the most modern version of Android, which has not yet reached you through official channels, the chances are that in this case the options will be less.

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Don’t worry too much about countries, since if your mobile phone is free, you should technically be able to install the firmware of any country. However, you should consider that each country may have a slightly different system configuration, including the number of languages ​​available in the system (you could always use this trick to use another one), pre-installed applications and regional versions of Samsung Pay that They would not go in your country.

Pre-installed applications can be very different from region to region, and they are totally different from those in China than in Russia. For all this, it is recommended that you choose and download the firmware closest to you : if you are in Spain, firmwares from other European countries will do better than for example the Vietnamese version, which could do without Spanish.

Once you have selected it, download it to your PC. It will take a while, since today’s firmware occupies about 2 GB of space and Sammobile allows you to download at a reduced speed unless you pay (registration can be free , you do not need to pay).

2. Unzip it in a folder

The firmware is downloaded in ZIP files that you must open and unzip somewhere on your hard drive. The specific folder does not matter, since you can later find your location wherever you are.

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3. Download and open ODIN

The header tool to update your Samsung from Windows that we will use is ODIN. You can download Odin 3.12.17 from here . Unzip it somewhere on your PC and then open Odin.exe, or open it directly from the ZIP, as you prefer.


4. Restart the mobile in Download mode

You have everything ready. Although the Android update should be painless, it never hurts to make backup copies and manually check if there is something on the device that we are especially afraid of losing. If so, better put it to safety before, and you never know.

When everything is safe, turn off the phone and then turn it on in download mode. To achieve this, most Samsung devices, if not all, require that you turn on the phone while pressing the Home button , the power button and the volume down .

In doing so, a warning is shown on the screen indicating how bad it is to modify the operating system and the problems that it can cause you. You must press the button to increase the volume to show that you are satisfied and decide to continue.

At this time a screen that says Downloading will appear on your device , and you will be waiting for orders.

5. Connect the cable to the PC

Connect the device to the PC using a reliable USB cable . There are a lot of bad wires out there, and you wouldn’t like to be disconnected in half by leaving your phone fluttered. It is also important that you have a sufficient amount of battery , such as more than half.

6. Load the firmware update official Samsung

In Odin, one of the boxes below ID: COM should light blue indicating that it detects the connected mobile or tablet. If so, press the AP button to choose the firmware you unzipped somewhere on your hard drive.


The first time you do it, the system will check the integrity of the file with the MD5 hash check. Don’t despair if it seems to stay locked for a minute.

7. Check the options

Odin’s standard configuration is enough to install the firmware, but it never hurts to do a manual check in case the flies. Go to the Odin options tab and verify that the only thing that is activated is Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time . The most important thing is that Re-Partition is not marked.


8. Flashing update official Samsung

It is done. Take a deep breath and press the Start button. Do not fear, everything will be fine. You will be shown the progress in both Odin (a green progress bar with text) and the device, with a progress bar below the Android stick.


The process will take a couple of minutes, and then the device will restart automatically , since we had left the Auto Reboot option checked. The first time it starts with a new version of Android takes a long time , so be patient.

If we are talking about Marshmallow and not Nougat, there will be an additional process of “optimized” applications once the system has been started. This process can easily be ten minutes, depending on how many applications you have installed.

[[update: {“text”: ” Update 29 August: Revised the text to clarify some points mentioned in the comments as the need to register in Sammobile and linked the last update official Samsung”}]]

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