How to Flash Android ROM for Samsung Mobile Phones via Odin . Maybe some of my friends are all familiar with the term flash. Basically, flash or better known as install or install (rom android) is the process to install, downgrade / reinstall rom into the phone / android based devices.
Installing Stock / Custom ROM android is not a difficult matter to do. And I am sure that everyone can do it. But it takes an understanding, precision and caution before or while doing so.
Why so, because this process is very vulnerable to failures that can make android phone can not startup up homescreen. Or better known as bootlop. Installation failure often occurs due to incompatibility between ROM selected with android phone, such as carnel version or inappropriate model, inappropriate rom selection and other things.
For that, be careful in choosing. Look for stock / custom rom that match the phone model. Note also the advantages and disadvantages. Notice the comments of those who have tried it, because every rom has its own advantages and disadvantages (bugs). If still in doubt, try to ask advice to friends, relatives / people who have never used the rom so as not wrong in choosing it.
For installation of rom android, which in this case is samsung phone, there are 2 ways we can do. #First flash via ODIN (using computer) and the #Seconds via recovery menu. However, according to the title, for this review I will only discuss about the flash via odin only.
Odin is the most commonly used app for flash rom android and installs custom recovery like TWRP. Another reason why many people use this app is because it is easy to use. Then how to use this app to install rom into samsung phone? Here’s the explanation.
How to Flash ROM on Android Samsung
Before the flash, the most important point that must be done is to make BACKUP, BACKUP and BACKUP ROM. Because if an error occurs during the flashing process, then we can restore (restore) to the previous position. The tools and applications required are as follows:
- Computers (Desktop / Laptop)
- Download ODIN
- USB cable (recommended original)
- Samsung USB Driver
- Stock/Custom Rom Samsung.
Step # 1. Install Samsung USB Driver into the computer. When finished, restart your computer.
Step # 2. Turn off the phone. Go to the downloading menu by pressing the ” Power + Home + Volume Down ” button simultaneously for about 3 to 5 seconds. Press the ” Up Volume ” button again to continue.
Step # 3. If it is on the downloading menu, then connect the phone to the computer via usb cable.
Step # 4. Extract the ODIN from the zip file then run by right click, select run as administrator. Before proceeding, make sure there is a usb port ID under “ID: COM”, if it is not there, try changing the usb cable or move usb cable to other usb port.
Step # 5. Click the “AP” button and locate the place where the stored android ROM (tar.md5 file extension) will be installed into the phone. After the meet, click open then proceed by clicking the start button on odin.
When the installation process takes place, never remove the usb cable, close the application odin or turn off the computer. If this happens, then the installation process will stop.
Step # 6. This installation process will take a few minutes. Please wait. After the installation is complete and successful, there will be a ” PASS! ” Message in the upper left of odin. At this stage, my friend can unplug the usb cable and close the application odin.
Step # 7. Go back to phone. The phone will automatically restart / reboot. Once again wait a while until the phone goes to the android initial settings menu. Congratulations, the installation of the new rom is complete, Please set in accordance with the wishes of my friend.
If Failed, What to Do?
As I have emphasized from the beginning, that the important point to do is to BACKUP first. Because if there is a failure in the installation, then we can do a restore back. But if you forget to backup, try to do the following steps:
- Update the Samsung Driver’s ODIN and USB apps
- Replace usb cable or move it to other usb port
- Re-run ODIN (Run as administrator)
- Download Android ROM Reset. Make sure the rom is in accordance with the phone model samsung pal
Good luck, good luck and DO WITH YOUR OWN RISK (DWYOR).