The 5 Most Common Odin Fail Errors and How to Fix it

Odin is a tool for flashing stock firmware on the majority of Samsung Galaxy devices, including the Galaxy S23 Ultra, S22 Plus, S21, S10, S9, S8, S7, S6 Edge, S5, S4, Note 5, Note 4, and the Tab S series. I have already covered the step-by-step guide on how to use Odin. But later, I found a number of users were having issues while flashing firmware using Odin. In this post, I decided to go through the most commonly occurring errors that users have reported.

Most Samsung Galaxy users are aware of the use of Odin, as it can be used to recover a bricked device. the most commonly occurring error, including “Android boot loop“, “Firmware upgrade encountered an Issue“. You can also use Odin to downgrade the firmware version.

Indeed, it is a great tool for users like us, but how do you avoid the most common errors to safely flash the firmware on your device and get the green-labeled PASS! message instead of Fail? This guide will help you successfully get a pass message on your device.

When installing a new or older firmware version using Odin3, just make sure you’re using the same binary that is already installed on your phone. You can find your current binary version in Android Recovery Mode or in Settings > About Phone > Software Information. For example, in MMB29K.J710FXXS3AQG1, the binary version is U3. I have highlighted the binary version with a red color.

Odin errors fix

1. Odin Does Not Recognize My Device

The majority of users get stuck at this point as Odin is not recognizing their device, and without this step, you can’t move ahead. So here are my proven tips and tricks that can help you resolve this issue:

  • Make sure to Download USB drivers and install it on your PC.
  • Also, check that you’ve got a working USB cable.
  • Try a different USB port.
  • If you still experience the same issue with Odin, then power off your phone and remove the battery (if removable). Wait for a couple of minutes and reconnect your device.

2. Odin is stuck at setup connection

It is common these days to get this error, and you won’t see any effect after clicking the Start button. To fix this error, all you’ve got to do is download the latest version of Odin, and it should resolve the issue. I have personally tried it, and it works.

3. ODIN stuck on sboot.bin.lz4 and Set Partition

It is the same as above, and to fix the error, you need to download the latest version of Odin, and it works flawlessly.

4. Odin Fail Error

One user emailed me, saying, “I have been trying again and again, but every time I am getting Odin fail errors. What should I do? ” Here are the possible solutions:

  • Use the latest version of Odin3.
  • Run Odin as an administrator on your PC.
  • If you have installed anti-virus software or any security software, please disable it for a while.
  • I would recommend downloading another stock firmware; the old one might be corrupt.
  • After trying all the recommendations, at last you should try another PC, and that should work.

5. Odin: “There is no PIT partition.”

Sometimes users get the PIT partition error while flashing firmware using Odin. This issue is often caused by a faulty USB cable or port, which results in connection problems during the flashing process.

Here is how to fix it:

  • First of all, you need to download the PIT file and stock firmware for your device. You can use Google search to find the PIT file for your model number.
  • Run Odin with administrator privileges.
  • Connect your phone in Download Mode (HOLD Volume Down+Home Button+Power)
  • Click on the PIT button in Odin and select the .pit file
  • Click on the PDA/AP button to select the tar.md5 file.
  • Now click on the Start button to wait for Odin to flash the firmware.

Thanks for Reading

I hope by the end of this post you’ve got a solution to fix your phone. Did you find it helpful? Do let me know and share your feedback in the comment section below.

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Imran Aftab

Hello, I'm Imran Aftab, a tech enthusiast using Android, iOS, and Windows. Hardware expert for Gaming & Crypto mining rigs. I have been writing on tech since 2013, starting with ohguideme, then Androidcentral. I have written and published several guides and tutorials on how to root Android, flash custom ROM, recovery, and jailbreak iPhone, and have written several guides on how to bypass FRP. I also worked in a phone repair shop, so I have pretty good experience with mobile software and troubleshooting. So, all the guides you see here have been tested and confirmed to work.

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