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    Flashing With Odin

    Some custom software requires you to use Odin, here is how.
    Odin Software (odin3 vers. 1.30)
    Odin3_v1.3.rar
    Odin3v1.82.rar

    Charge USB Drivers
    Samsung_Mobile_USB_Driver.rar

    How To Use Odin:

    !!READ THIS ENTIRE POST BEFORE YOU START!!

    1.
    download and install the program and drivers if you need them.
    2. download the file you want to flash and extract the MD5 file if it's zipped.
    3. *** make sure you're phone battery is well above 50%
    4. unplug USB or charger and power off phone.
    5. DO NOT remove the battery (some may tell you to remove it, i don't recommend it).
    ***** there are mixed results when it comes to the battery in or out.
    ***** the bottom line is, when flashing RADIO files (as found in FULL Odin packages)
    ***** you want the battery in, reason being, if anything goes wrong you CAN BRICK
    ***** the phone, unlikely but highly possible.
    ***** for simple flashes such as CWM or Root, you can leave the battery out if you
    ***** have problems with it in, the danger is extremely minute.

    6.
    start Odin program on your pc
    7. plug USB cable into phone + pc. ( QUICKLY move to step #8, any delay from #7 to #8 may make the download screen not open with the battery in)
    a.*
    use "back" USB port if possible, front and side often fail.
    8.
    hold vol. down button (approx. 3 sec.) until you see a big yellow triangle.
    9. "id:com" should now show a port if you are connected
    a. if #9 is no repeat step #7 and or try another port,
    if still no, disc. phone, reboot pc and start again from #6
    10. click PDA and find you're MD5 file from the developer (from step #2)
    make double DOUBLE sure you click PDA, NOT PHONE!!!!
    or your phone is TOAST

    11. press Start
    12. in the upper left it will say "pass" or "fail" when its done and phone will shut off
    a. if it fails, try again from step #6,
    if it fails repeatedly, swich to a different USB port
    13. after "pass", replace battery and boot the phone,
    booting may take 5 min. or more depending on the software, but not more than 10 min.
    ** read the developers post carefully and follow any special instructions
    they may have included, such as, wipe cache, wipe data, etc.
    ** if your phone "boot loops" (likely because you didnt "wipe data/factory reset, and cache, before you started as recommended by every developer)
    boot into stock recovery or cwm and do it now.

    props to DroidXcon on xda, i learned from his post some time ago.

    This is rocket science, dont blame me, this site, Johnny Walker or Jose Quervo for messing up you're phone.
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    7/17/11: added a newer version of Odin, i never had an issue with the old, thats the one i still use.
    8/1/11: clarify battery in or out issue
    8/6/11: clarify entering download mode and making PDA more prominent, added more tips
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    does anyone know why we were taught to take the battery out when flashing with Odin?
    i left it in by accident a couple weeks ago after using pst, been leaving it in since and have yet to see any issues.
    just eliminates the pita of taking the case off to get the battery out where it doesnt need to be.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by bweN__diorD View Post
    does anyone know why we were taught to take the battery out when flashing with Odin?
    i left it in by accident a couple weeks ago after using pst, been leaving it in since and have yet to see any issues.
    just eliminates the pita of taking the case off to get the battery out where it doesnt need to be.

    thanks
    not sure. can you enter download mode with the battery in?

    btw thanks for the updated odin link

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    yes, been doing it for a couple weeks. i saw somewhere in the past few days (dev software) to leave the batt in because radio files were in the odin file. apparently if your flashing radios and something goes wrong, the phone is toast without the batt in. i actually think it will fail every time if you flash radios with odin and batt out, but i havent confirmed that.
    so im still wondering why it isnt in all the time.

    (link) np, happy to help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bweN__diorD View Post
    yes, been doing it for a couple weeks. i saw somewhere in the past few days (dev software) to leave the batt in because radio files were in the odin file. apparently if your flashing radios and something goes wrong, the phone is toast without the batt in. i actually think it will fail every time if you flash radios with odin and batt out, but i havent confirmed that.
    so im still wondering why it isnt in all the time.

    (link) np, happy to help.
    thanks for the info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin030908 View Post
    thanks for the info.
    i was curious, you said this in the other post "
    The file you're trying to flash might not have matching md5's.... or whatever causes the fail. I know I had to download several files of ED1, ED2 and EE4 before I got one that would flash. Some failed every time no matter what... even after checking with md5 checksums.... so I don't know why it happens, but it does.

    i'd try re-downloading the ED2 file you have... or try another link from a different thread (might wanna check XDA)"
    are you having problems with the files i posted? or anyone else please reply.
    i get my files directly from TBH servers, and wait for p3droid to release them before i post the mirror.

    i also have the full odin for EE4, i wasnt sure tbh posted it yet so i have been waiting to mirror it...

    thanks for the input

    btw, i never have odins fail like i used to....maybe because i dont take the battery out any more. (i might need to modify the tutorial)
    Last edited by bweN__diorD; 07-18-2011 at 06:52 PM.

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    I read over on xda (from imnuts) that its actually better to leave the battery in when flashing. that it increases the success rate.

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk

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    Quote Originally Posted by Martin030908 View Post
    I read over on xda (from imnuts) that its actually better to leave the battery in when flashing. that it increases the success rate.

    Sent from my SCH-I510 using Tapatalk
    Always nice to learn new little things...would leaving the battery in when flashing be a good idea for ANY phone? Not just the DC? My nephew still has a Fascinate...


 
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