While other mobiles have regular fastboot to flash TWRP or Firmware, Samsung has a unique way, and it is an easy method, compare with other mobiles. ODIN is a specified flashing tool for Samsung mobile phones. The app is straightforward to use insomuch that even a novice can download the app and flash his/her device without needing any tutorial. Samsung Odin3 or Odin (for short) is the official Samsung firmware flashing tool for computers running on Windows OS. If you are planning on installing a Stock Firmware or TWRP to any Samsung mobile, the ODIN flashing tool is the best app to use. Interestingly, all the versions of the Odin app are available for free; all you need is to download it from a verified source/host website.
With the Odin flash tool, it is effortless to install firmware binaries (BL, AP, CP, CSC [CSC and HOME_CSC], and PIT) or recovery images with .tar or .md5 extensions. Unfortunately, Mac users can’t use this tool as it is specially made for Windows OS.
Furthermore, ODIN is the best tool for flashing firmware, root files, or installing custom ROM on Samsung mobile devices. We will list all the versions of Odin, including the customized versions as well. Rooting a Samsung device just got more comfortable when you use the Odin app. However, while many of the Android devices are out, there have a Bootloader Mode plus other modes like Fastboot and Recovery embedded into a single interface. Samsung Galaxy devices seem to be different as you’d rather have to hold down a couple of buttons to boot the device into the Download mode or recovery mode.
All Samsung Galaxy series.
Pre-requisites for using the Odin App
To serve as a guide; before you use the Odin app to flash or root any Samsung mobile device take note of the following things;
The Samsung device must have a battery percentage above 50%
Back up the files and everything on the device.
- Install Samsung USB Driver.
v3.12.5 ( Nougat Android version)
v3.12.7 (Oreo Android version)
v3.13.1 (Pie Android version)
- v3.14.1 (Android 10 version)
- v3.14.4 (Android 11 version)
Modified Odin (Nougat/Oreo/Pie Android version)
Prince Comsey Odin (Nougat/Oreo/Pie Android version)
- Patched Odin (For US version Mobiles)
How to root a Samsung device using Odin
- The Following Steps are like an Overall map, Each device requires a different approach.
Enable USB Debugging Mode and OEM Unlock; you’ll find these options at Settings >>> Developer options. If you didn’t see the developer options on your settings menu, then go to about >>> build number; click on the “Build Number” row about ten times regularly to activate “Developer Option” on your device.
Download and install the Samsung USB driver to your computer system.
Also, download the ODIN software. Select the above Oreo version in the ODIN list. Install ODIN on your PC.
- Download forced_encryption_disabler, RMM State Bypass, Copy it to Your SD Card Memory. We Need to flash RMM State to avoid OEM Lock automatically in the future after the Root process, and no-verity-opt-encrypt, Copy it to Your Phone Memory. We Need to flash encryption disabler to avoid Boot Warnings in the future after the Root process. Copy all these files to the external SD Card.
- Download Magisk Manager (Download Latest version) or Magisk canary and Install it on your mobile external storage.
- You should download the TWRP file based on your model number.
Switch off the mobile device.
Boot into download mode by holding down the Volume Down + Power Button at the same time
Press the Volume Up button when you see the warning message to continue
Now, launch the Odin app which you must have installed to your computer, then, connect the Samsung device using a USB Cable
Typically, you should see an “Added!!” message to prove that your device is successfully connected to the Odin app. Retry the steps above if you don’t see this “Added” message.
Click on the PDA or AP to get out the TWRP file from your computer and send/install it to Samsung device
Also, navigate to the “Options” tab and un-tick on “Auto-reboot.”
Click “Start” for the file to be installed on the device
You are Done.
Install Magisk, no-verity-opt-encrypt, forced_encryption_disabler, and RMM State By-Pass in your Samsung Galaxy devices using TWRP
- Boot it into recovery mode->Volume Up + Power Button.
- Now it Will Boot into TWRP Recovery Mode.
- Select Wipe->Advance Wipe->Select Cache Data.
- Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
- Select forced_encryption_disabler.zip.
- Return to Home of TWRP select Install.
- Select RMM State By-Pass.zip. Same process on no-verity-opt-encrypt and Magisk installation.
- You should Install One by One. Don’t use add more zips feature in TWRP. After the Installation Reboot Your Mobile.
- You can also install Magisk.apk in your Mobile Applications. no-verity-opt-encrypt is used to avoid the Encryption issue after rooting. You can check your root status using Root Checker.
- If you didn’t find Magisk in App Drawer, you should repeat the process from OEM fix installation.
You will find an app called the Magisk app when the device restarts; this is the app to use and manage root access on Samsung Galaxy devices.
How to uninstall bloatware apps/preinstalled apps
Your device must be rooted to achieve this. Follow our link to install the Root Cleaner app| Download Root Cleaner. After the installation, select “Uninstall” to get rid of all the unwanted apps on your device.
Note: Be sure of the app you are uninstalling, because, if you uninstall a useful system or OS app it will affect your mobile device.
Furthermore, with this app, you can quickly move all the apps installed on your Phone storage to an external SD card. However, this depends on your system permissions.
How to Unroot using Magisk
Launch Magisk, go to Home (Scroll Down) >>> Uninstall >>> Completely Uninstall.
Your device will be unrooted within a few seconds.
Uninstall Magisk app after the action. Download Root Checker to check root status.
The steps/processes to install or flash anything into Samsung devices are the same when you use the Odin tool. New devices need patched boot images should be flashed before this process. So, you should download your current firmware file and Patch your AP File and flash it with other firmware files. After this process, you can Install TWRP based on your model number. If you face any problems during this process, comment below.
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