Odin for Samsung devices makes it easy to install tar.md5 firmware binary files (BL, AP, CP, CSC, HOME CSC, and PIT) using a Windows PC. You can download the latest Odin 3.14.4 and all older versions of Samsung’s official flash tool for free. To flash a custom system image you can also download the modified or patched Odin. Mac and Linux users can download Heimdall or Java Odin instead.
Samsung Odin is a very lightweight and easy-to-use stock ROM flashing tool for the Samsung Galaxy line of devices including Samsung smartphones and tablet devices. You can simply download Samsung firmware or firmware binaries, select the required fields in Odin and install new firmware or a custom recovery like TWRP (.tar) very easily. Whether you want to update your Samsung device manually, fix a boot loop or install a custom recovery or kernel, Samsung Odin is an essential tool.
What is Samsung Odin Flash Tool?
Simply put, Odin is a stock ROM flash tool that can push firmware binaries with .tar or .tar.md5 extension. If you own an old Galaxy phone or Galaxy Tab, you just need to click the AP field in Odin and click the Start button to initiate the installation.
Since Odin is a portable software, you don’t need to install it on your computer. You just require a Windows PC, download the appropriate Odin Zip file from below, unzip it, and run it as administrator. Please keep in mind that Odin can flash your Samsung Galaxy smartphone or tablet only when it’s booted in the Download Mode or Odin Mode.
Download the Latest Odin for Windows
As mentioned above, Samsung Odin is available only for Windows PC and is compatible with Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1, and Windows 10 and 11. In case you are a macOS user or have Linux installed on your computer, you can use Odin’s alternative called Heimdall.
Odin has seen little changes over the years. You’ll hardly notice any change in its interface after Odin3 v3.06. However, after the release of Android Pie-based firmware, Samsung started using LZ4 compression for firmware binaries that can be uncompressed only by Odin v3.13.1, Odin3.13.3, and Odin 3.14.4 (the latest version as of now).
Before you download Samsung Odin, don’t forget to check out our compatibility list to learn which Odin version you should use.
|Software Name||Samsung Odin Tool|
|Latest Version||Odin v3.14.4|
|Supported File Formats||*.bin, *.tar & *tar.md5|
|Supported OS Versions||Windows 7/8/8.1/10/11|
Latest Odin 3.14.4 (2023)
The latest Odin is considered the most versatile version of the tool because it usually supports almost all Samsung devices. However, certain versions of Samsung firmware may require a specific Odin version.
Odin 3.14.4 is the latest version and it is fully compatible with the latest One UI 5.0 (Android 13), 4.1+ (Android 12), and older versions of One UI (Android 9.0 Pie) as well as Android 8.0 Oreo-based Samsung firmware. If you own a Samsung Galaxy S22, Galaxy S21, S20, S10, Galaxy Note 20, Note 10, Galaxy A72, A52, A32, M53, or any Galaxy device released in 2019-2022, you should try Odin3 v3.14.4.
Odin3 v3.14.4.zip (latest)
Download Modified & Patched Odin
You can use the modified and patched versions of Samsung Odin by Raymond, PrinceComsy, and Realbbb to flash firmware binaries or custom recovery .tar.md5 files in special cases like skipping SHA256 check. If you get the “FAIL! SHA256 is invalid!” error while using the normal version of Odin, you should use the patched Odin to fix the SHA256 error.
Besides, patched Odin can also help you bypass “FAIL! Blocked carrier” and “FAIL! Model mismatch fail” error while installing the firmware on Samsung Galaxy devices from carriers like Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint US Cellular, Rogers, Bell, etc.
Use patched or modified Odin if the developer has specifically recommended using it.
Modded Odin 3.13.1 Raymond.zip
Samsung Odin – All Versions
If you want to download any other version of Odin other than the ones listed above, you can get them below:
Odin3 3.14.1.zip (stable)
If you wish to install an Android 8.0 Oreo or Android 9.0 Pie-based Samsung firmware, use Odin3 3.13.1.
Odin v312.5, v3.11.2, and v3.10.6 are considered suitable for flashing Android 6.0 Marshmallow and Android 7.0 Nougat-based firmware.
To install Android Lollipop and KitKat firmware, you should use Odin3 v3.09.
Android JellyBean firmware can be flashed using Odin3 3.07 or 3.04.
To flash Android Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich-based Samsung firmware, you should try one of the following versions of the Samsung Odin tool.
Odin Multi Downloader v4.44.zip
Download Odin for Mac and Linux
Please note that Odin doesn’t support either macOS or Linux officially. However, you can use alternatives like Heimdall and JOdin3 to flash the firmware on Samsung phones and tablets.
Similarly, tools like Samfirmand Frija do not support macOS. However, if you want to check for the latest update for your Galaxy device, you can use a cross-platform tool called Samloader on Mac, Linux, and Android to download Samsung firmware directly from Samsung Firmware Update Server.
Heimdall – Odin Alternative for Mac & Linux
Since Odin works only with Windows, Mac, and Linux users can’t use it. Don’t worry, there’s an open-source tool called Heimdall that is compatible with Linux, Mac, and Windows as well. It’s a great Odin alternative and you can download its latest version from the official website.
Download JOdin3 for Linux
For Linux users, there’s a special version of Odin called JOdin3 CASUAL that requires Java 8 to be installed on your computer to function. The credit for sharing the latest JOdin3 goes to Toby4213 from the xda forums.
JOdin3CASUAL-Linux-R991.tar.gz | AFH Mirror
Tips: Download jodin.gz file, and extract it to the directory you want: /home/username/programs/jodin/ (for example). Then right-click on the file named JOdin3CASUAL. Make sure you have Java version 8 or greater installed already.
Odin for Mac (based on Heimdall)
Finally, there’s a Heimdall-based version of Odin that requires Java for Mac to run. Its interface is based on the older version of Odin but you can still use it to flash Samsung firmware on Samsung devices on macOS machines. I am not sure if it still works with the recent versions of OS X because I haven’t tried it personally.
CanalFacilAssim JODIN3 MAC.zip
Features of Odin Flash Tool
One of the good things about Samsung devices is the easy availability of stock firmware binaries and an even easier method for flashing them. Using Odin, you can perform a range of actions listed below.
- Install stock firmware binaries manually.
- Update Samsung Galaxy devices with new firmware.
- In many cases, you can also downgrade the software or the build version on your Samsung device.
- You can use Odin to change the CSC (Country Specific [Product] Code) of your Galaxy device to change its localization configuration and get your preferred system language.
- You can fix the boot loop issue on your Samsung device by flashing the stock firmware.
- Install a custom recovery like TWRP to enjoy root privilege and custom ROMs.
- You can also flash modded or patched system images or custom kernels to enhance your device’s performance.
- If your device is not showing the full internal storage capacity (your phone has 512GB of internal storage but it’s showing just 256 GB, for example) or the IMEI is missing, you can download the Samsung PIT file and flash it using Odin to fix the issue.
- Odin can also be used to perform a NAND erase on your Samsung Galaxy device.
Boot your phone or tablet into the Download mode, connect it to your computer via USB, and follow the visual presentation of Samsung firmware installation steps shown in the screenshot below.
Odin Tool Options Explained
When you launch Samsung Odin, you’ll be greeted by the Odin window and will see a variety of buttons with options like BL, AP, CP, CSC, UserData, and PIT. If you are not aware of these terms, I have them explained below for better understanding.
- The Boxes: On the top of the Odin interface, you’ll see 3 rows of 8 rectangular boxes. The big ones are called Status Box and they show the flashing progress of firmware images. Right below that sits the Progress Bar and it shows the installation progress of the current binary. The boxes on the 3rd row are USB Serial COM Ports that get highlighted with blue when Odin detects a Samsung device. These boxes are 8 in number because Odin can handle 8 Samsung phones or tablets at the same time.
- Auto Reboot: This option is enabled by default and can be found under the Options tab in Odin. Keep it that way if you are going to flash the stock firmware. However, due to bootloader encryption on most Samsung devices, you’ll need to disable ‘Auto Reboot‘ before flashing TWRP or any custom recovery.
- Nand Erase: If you select this option in Odin, it will completely erase everything on your Samsung device including the Operating System and all data present on it. If you don’t know what you’re supposed to do after performing a ‘Nand Erase‘, you’ll end up turning your device into an expensive paperweight.
- Re-Partition: The option should be checked only if you are flashing a Samsung PIT file along with the firmware. Enabling ‘Re-Partition’ will re-partition your Samsung device to its default state. Don’t use this option unless you understand what partitioning is.
- F Reset Time: Check this option only if you want to reset the firmware flashing timer on your device.
- BP: This means Bootloader and as it’s evident from the very name, it’s used to flash the bootloader file with .tar or .tar.md5 extension.
- AP: On the older versions of Odin, this option was called PDA and was used to flash single-file firmware and recovery images. The full-fledged name of AP is ‘Android Processor’.
- CP: CP stands for ‘Core Processor’ and is used to flash the Modem file that comes with the Samsung firmware binaries package. In the older versions of Odin, this option was called Phone.
- CSC: The full form of CSC is ‘Consumer Software Customization’ or ‘Country Specific Code’. The CSC component of Samsung firmware is specific to network providers and geographical regions. In other words, it contains customizations related to a geographical location, APN settings, carrier branding, and other things. Learn more about Samsung CSC and Home CSC.
- BL: You can use the BL field in Odin to flash the bootloader on your Samsung phone or tablet.
- PIT: Partition Information Table contains information such as device storage partition tables, partition names, block sizes, block counts, and other technical stuff. Every Galaxy phone or tablet has a different PIT file associated with it. PIT files are not meant to be flashed unless a device’s partition table layout has been corrupted for some reason. To add a PIT file in Odin, click on PIT located right above the Log box.
- UserData: If you have created a backup of your phone’s data, you can flash it using this option.
- Start: Once you have added the firmware binaries you want to flash, you can click on the Start button to initiate the installation.
- Log: The log field in Odin displays the installation progress of the firmware binaries and components.
Odin is Samsung’s official firmware flash tool and it was developed by the manufacturer only to be used in their service centers. What you find on the Internet are the leaked or unofficially distributed versions of the software.
Once you have downloaded the latest Samsung Odin, you will need to download the proper firmware binaries for your device. You can download them directly from the Samsung Firmware Update Server using the Frija firmware download tool.
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Hi I have a galaxy tab 3. I tried to flash with Odin but must have done something wrong. Now I just get a black screen with no activity. Can it be revived? Thank you
Hi Terry, perform a factory reset via stock recovery: https://technastic.com/samsung-recovery-mode/
Then try flashing the firmware again.
I get no response using power/ volume keys and adb devices doesn’t return any device. Anything else I can try?
Try this: Press and hold the Home+Volume Up+ Power keys simultaneously for 4-7 seconds to boot your Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 into the Recovery mode.
Still nothing happens. No indication that it wants to do anything.
What exactly happens when you try the key combination?
Nothing at all. Completely black screen. When I was trying use Odin I got to “Do unplug target…”After about 1 hour of no activity I turned off my laptop and unplugged T3. Did I kill it completely?
Hi I have the expensive paperweight you mention in Nand erase. Would flashing a new PIT file revive my Galaxy Tab 3? If so where do I find it?
What is the exact model of your Tab 3?
It’s SM-T310. I know it’s old but it was serving my purpose
I can’t download the entire file, the exe file is missing. I have turned off all firewalls and anti virus and it doesn’t work.
Thank you so much for sharing this! I was able to flash my Samsung S10 using your tutorial. 🙂