FAQ: Odin

FAQ: Odin

What is Odin?

Odin is a Windows program used to flash, upgrade and restore Samsung phones using special firmware files specific to your phone.

Where can I download Odin?

The lastest version of Odin can be downloaded from XDA.

What will I need to use Odin?

A Windows computer with the Samsung USB drivers installed, the USB cable that came with your phone and your phone set to Download Mode.

Odin's Settings Explained

  • Re-Partition: re-partitions the layout
  • Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time: reboots the phone after the flashing process is complete and resets the phone's internal flash counter. These two always should be checked.
  • PIT: this is a file that describes the layout of the partitions on your phone. Some firmwares already have this file included.
  • PDA: the phone's complete OS
  • PHONE: the phone's radio and baseband (responsible for connecting you to your carrier)
  • CSC: determines specific country information and settings for your phone

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