How to flash Stock Samsung firmware, install TWRP recovery or any .tar file via Odin


This tutorial is about manually flashing Samsung related stuff, where you would be able to flash Stock Samsung firmware, install custom Recovery or any .tar file manually via Odin. Odin is a third party flashing tool mainly used for installing Samsung’s official firmware, TWRP custom recovery, custom kernels and other useful stuff with .tar extension. The post is a link to the previous tutorial where you have been described the purpose why you were referred here so we don’t need to explain further, now lets carry on to the process to flash Stock Samsung firmware, install TWRP recovery or any .tar file via Odin.

How to flash Stock Samsung firmware, install custom Recovery or any .tar file via Odin


Download and Extract Odin 3.10.6

Download Samsung USB drivers

Before you Begin:

Disclaimer: This tutorial includes multiple operations which include flashing Stock Firmware, Custom ROM, Custom recovery and rooting. Follow the guide on your own risk, we are not responsible if you brick or damage your device however the chances of bricking a device are rare but you have to pay full attention on the complete guide to avoid any issues and difficulties while performing any of the above mentioned operation.

Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 60%

Enable USB Debugging, go to Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging

Note: If you can’t see Developer Options on your device setting’s menu then you have to perform an extra step, go to Settings >> About device >> Navigate downward till you see an option “Build number” Tap it seven time quickly until it says “you are now a developer” . This will enable Developers Options on your device in the Settings menu now go back and enable USB debugging as described in the above step.

Process to flash Stock Samsung firmware, install TWRP recovery or any .tar file via Odin

If you are new to this tool then you have to pay attention on the step by step sequence to avoid any mishap during the update process.

Click Odin.exe to run the Odin tool.


Now boot your device into Download Mode or follow the guide to see How to enter download Mode on your Samsung device

Connect your device to PC via USB cable.

If you have properly installed USB drivers on your PC, Odin will detect your device and the ID:COM box should turn blue which indicates that your device has been successfully added.

Please make sure “Auto Reboot & F.Reset Time” options are checked in the Options Tab on Odin screen.

Now click the AP tab and select the .TAR file that you have downloaded and extracted earlier.

Hit the start button at the bottom and wait for the installation process to complete.


Once the flash process is completed you will see a “PASS” message in the ID:COM box (as shown).

Your device will automatically reboot.

What to do if your device stuck in boot animation

This is an optional method if your device is taking longer and won’t boot and stuck on the Samsung logo for the duration of more then 10-15 minutes. This is bootloop or soft brick, you can perform the below described 2 steps to fix the bootloop. However the chances of getting sofbrick are rare after flashing operation.

Pull the battery out from your device and re-install it.

Now boot your device into stock recovery mode by pressing and holding the volume up+Home+power buttons simultaneously.

Once your device boot into recovery mode, from the main menu select Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Wipe

Cache Partition then go back and select reboot system now. (Use volume keys to navigate)

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