ODIN is the ROM Flashing tool for Samsung Android devices including smartphones and tablets. The ODIN is used to flash a custom recovery firmware image manually to your Samsung Galaxy devices.
If you wanted to install a software update manually on your Samsung Galaxy device, in this tutorial, we’ll show you how you can use ODIN software. Follow the steps below.
- A Windows PC
- USB cable to connect your device to PC
- The latest version of Odin Software
- Firmware for your device
- Back up your important Data, before installation
- Use the USB cable that comes with your smartphone
- Keep battery sufficiently charged
- Do not disconnect your phone during installation
Here is a quick overview of all the steps that are involved in manually installing the software update on your Galaxy device.
- Downloading Firmware
- Download Odin
- Understanding Odin
- Setting up your device
- Extract firmware
- Installing firmware in the device using Odin
You’ll need an update package to install it on your Galaxy device. Here are the three most reliable sources that we have listed to download the software update for your Galaxy device. To know more click on the link below.
1. Downloading the firmware for Samsung smartphone
Check our complete guide on how to download firmware for Samsung phones here.
2. Downloading Odin (From here)
3. Understanding the interface of Odin Software:
After you install the Odin, Open the software and you’ll find four different sections and buttons for the respective section, where you can upload the extracted firmware file. These are:
- BL: Bootloader
- AP: Android Partition
- CP: Modem/Radio
- CSC: Consumer software customization
There are three buttons on the bottom – Start and Reset alongside Exit
4. Extract Firmware:
Extract the firmware and should get 5 files including the following:
Note: Use CES_ if you want to perform a clean install or Home_CS_ to keep your personal apps and data.
5. Setup your Samsung device:
Reboot your phone in Download/Odin mode (make sure your device is off) with the button combo mentioned below.
- POWER + VOLUME DOWN + BIXBY
- VOLUME DOWN + VOLUME UP then USB cable
- POWER + VOLUME DOWN + VOLUME UP
- POWER + VOLUME DOWN + HOME BUTTON
- USB cable + VOLUME DOWN + BIXBY (Samsung Galaxy Note 9 )
- POWER + VOLUME UP (Samsung Galaxy Note 10 )
*Before you start the process make sure that your device is charged more than 50%.
6. Installing the firmware on your device using Odin:
- In download mode, connect your smartphone to the PC using the USB cable that came with your smartphone.
- Open Odin and it’ll automatically detect your device and a Blue box will appear with the COM port number.
- Do not tick or press any other options.
- Click the Start button and it’ll start the firmware installation
- Wait for the installation. Once finished, it’ll show “PASS” output and your device will reboot and you can disconnect your smartphone and set it up.
Mastering Smartphone Screen Issues: DIY Hacks with Samsung’s Digital Service Center
What if your smartphone’s touchscreen isn’t working properly, and you can’t manage the time to visit a service center? Don’t worry, you can effortlessly ensure optimal device health and get personalized support right at your fingertips by using Samsung’s Digital Service Center.
Here are DIY hacks that would ensure smooth functioning of your smartphone’s screen:
Screen doesn’t detect single-finger touches
- It’s possible that ‘TalkBack’ feature might be on. To disable ‘TalkBack’, tap on the settings icon once to select, followed by a double tap to open it.
- Scroll down and open ‘Accessibility’ and go to ‘Installed Apps’. Double tap on ‘TalkBack’ and then tap once on the on and off switch at the top right.
- Tap on ‘Turn off,’ and the ‘TalkBack’ feature will be disabled. You can also turn off ‘TalkBack’ using Bixby by simply pressing and holding the Bixby button and saying “Turn off TalkBack”.
Display’s touch sensitivity is too low
- Any attachment to the screen may affect the touch sensitivity of the device. But the touch sensitivity can be easily changed by following a series of simple steps.
- Navigate to ‘Setting’ and select ‘Display’. Scroll down to find the option for ‘Touch Sensitivity’ and toggle it on.
- If the touch sensitivity issue persists, try removing your phone’s screen guard and retesting your phone.
Screen doesn’t detect S-Pen input
- Any third-party accessories with a magnetic component, such as a phone cover, can affect S Pen recognition.
- To fix this, remove the accessory and install a Samsung-authorized cover, and try again.
- For optimal S Pen performance, avoid exposure to magnetic objects.
Download One UI 5.1.1 Always On Display with new clock styles
Samsung’s latest foldable smartphones come preinstalled with One UI 5.1.1. This new software comes with improved animations, some new useful features, and usability improvements. In addition, the One UI 5.1.1 brings a new Always On Display Clock Style and revamps one, which is available for download.
One UI 5.1.1 enhances the circular dial Always On Display clock, bringing the same-sized clock numbers. Besides, it adds a new clock style, which is in a horizontal arrangement and showcases time and date along with the day. The latest version of the Always On Display app brings new clock styles to One UI 5.1 phones.
Using the download link, you can download the APK file of the Always On Display app version 188.8.131.52 via mega.nz (via tarunvats33). Hopefully, Samsung will bring the new additions to Galaxy users with future update to the One UI’s AOD app.
- Always On Display v184.108.40.206 — Download [mega]
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How to remove Moisture or Foreign Material from Samsung phone
Thanks to intelligent software, Samsung phones showcase necessary prompts that help you avoid major damage. Similarly, here’s a common notice, which appears on Samsung devices when it detects moisture due to water insertion or dust particles near the charging port.
No doubt, moisture may impact the performance of your device if not handled with care. Commonly, moisture may be accumulated inside the charging ports, under the screen, inside the headphone jack, and behind the camera lenses.
Therefore, it’s advised to protect your phone from moisture by placing it inside a waterproof zip-lock pouch while traveling in rainy weather. You should also avoid using your Galaxy device with wet hands. In case you find that moisture has accumulated in your phone, then follow the tips given below.
Steps to remove moisture
If the charging port has moisture, a pop-up will appear on your device.
Warning: Don’t use charging/USB port
We’ve detected moisture or foreign material in your charging/USB port. Check your charging/USB port for any foreign material such as dust or debris. To prevent damage to your phone, don’t plug anything in until the charging port is clean, the moisture is gone, and the notification is cleared.
To dry the port, shake out any moisture, then wait for it to dry, which could take several hours. You can speed up during by pointing a fan or dryer (cool air only) at the port.
In the meantime, you can charge your phone wirelessly.
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To dry the port, gently shake out the moisture, and then wait for it to dry. Wait for moisture to evaporate, however, it could take several hours. Unplug all cables or accessories. Do not plug them in again until the handset is completely dry.
Clean your device: Clean the glass, ceramic, and metallic surfaces of your device with a lint-free microfiber cloth. Try charging the device after a few hours. If you see the alert again, it is possible that there may still be moisture inside the port.
In that case, you need to get in touch with our Samsung customer care for further assistance or visit the nearest Samsung service center.