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02 April 2013

How to Flash Official Firmware for Samsung Galaxy [Odin]

This tutorial will be about flashing official firmware for ANY model of Samsung galaxy S3 or any Samsung galaxy device.
By following this guide you can upgrade or downgrade the your galaxy device to Android (4.0.4, 4.1.1, 4.1.2, 4.2.1, 4.2.2, 4.3 ...) firmware.

Flashing instructions :
Backup your data first
1- Download official firmware from SamMobile or Samsung-updates
and Odin3 (Link below)
2- Unzip the downloaded files (odin3 and firmware) only one time
3- Open "Odin3" as administrator
4- Click on PDA (AP for Odin3 v3.09) button and browse to the *.tar or *.tar.md5 file that you extracted (this is for firmware which contains only one file *.tar or *.tar.md5)
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 - If the Zip file contains more than one *.tar file then they will be labelled with PDA, Phone and CSC. Put them in the corresponding section of Odin
5 - Disconnect any device connected to USB ports on your computer and disable your antivirus software
6 - Shut down your device and put it into download mode (Volume down + Home + Power)
7 - Volume up to continue

9 - Connect the device to your computer by USB cable and wait until you get a sign in Odin (ID:COM section) and "Added" in message
10 - Make sure re-partition is NOT TICKED [Very important]

11 - Click Start and wait a few minutes.

Notes :
~ This process won't delete any data (upgrade only), but backup your important data just in case this process corrupt your files.
~ This Guide can be used for any model of Samsung galaxy S3 (AT&T,Verizon,US,Cellular,T-Mobile,Sprint,Metro,Cricket,LTE), just download the correct firmware file for the model of your device.
~ Do not disconnect the cable or turn off the device while flashing
~ Flashing official FW won't void the warranty
~ You might need to factory reset your device after downgrading.
~ I am not responsible if something bad happened to your device (use this AT YOUR OWN RISK)
~ Install Samsung Mobile Driver or Samsung Kies if you don't see a sign in Odin

Downloads :
Odin3 v3.04 HERE, v3.07 HERE, v3.09 HERE
Latest Samsung Mobile Driver HERE
Latest Samsung Kies HERE
Latest Samsung Kies 3 HERE

24 comments:

  1. i'm having a problem with the message app it doesn't work at all help me please !! thank you

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    1. Wiping cache and data from recovery mode will fix it
      WARNING : backup your data first because all your data will be deleted

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  2. can i flash again my s3 wit hthe same version (4.2.1) like i'm using 4.2.1 can i flash the s3 with a 4.2.1 firmware via odin and thank you !!

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    1. Yes, and if you want, you can downgrade normal to 4.1 or 4.0

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  3. man can i download the software or firmware without putting the country must i put the coutry if yes where can i find the country

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    1. and another thing the phone version it is recommended or can i put any

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    2. You can download any firmware for any country
      but the importance is to download the correct firmware for your device model.
      Best regards

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  4. man the base band version must be same or any base band versioncan work(like i9300xxella...)???

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    1. and another thing man how can i talk to u in private??

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    2. Any baseband
      (PM) me on YT
      Best regards

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  5. Nice Help,But for downgrade u need to uncheck auto reboot and extra 2 steps u need to add.
    http://droidviews.com/2013/how-to-downgrade-firmware-on-samsung-galaxy-devices/

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  6. will this unlock the phone

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  7. The Samsung Kies Says that my current Firmware is (AFR) but im In Egy So Which firmware should i download AFR or Egy ? and ty :)

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    1. Its depend on what you need ...
      You can use AFR normal or EGY
      But if you flash EGY you will need to change CSC to EGY to receive future updates via kies

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  8. after flash s/n erased
    what can i do?
    plz help

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  9. Flash EMG4 Modem by Odin3 or recovery
    Best regards

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  10. Damien Shingler27 October, 2013 06:58

    Is there a way to root samsung galaxy tab 2.7.0? Androidbversion 4.2.2 model GT-p3113

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  11. Use this tutorial
    http://www.w0lfdroid.com/2013/07/how-to-root-samsung-galaxy-s4.html
    OR
    http://www.w0lfdroid.com/2013/04/how-to-root-any-ver-of-samsung-galaxy.html

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  12. Will this trip the KNOX flag?

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  13. "Flashing official FW won't void the warranty"

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  14. Thanks for share knowledge...

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  15. Where can I find official firmware for my device
    samsung galaxy s3
    sgh-i747

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