The 5 Most Common Odin Errors and How to Fix it
Odin is a tool for flashing stock firmware on the majority of the Samsung Galaxy devices including the Galaxy S8 Plus, S7, S6 Edge, S5, S4, Note 5, Note 4, and including 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 of the Samsung Galaxy users are aware of the use of Odin as it can be used to recover the 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! the message instead of Fail! This guide will help you to 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 from Android Recovery mode or from Settings > About phone > Software information. For example, MMB29K.J710FXXS3AQG1, (It is from J7 recovery mode) the binary version is U3. I have highlighted the binary version with red color.
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 to 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, remove the battery (if removable). Wait for a couple of minutes and reconnect your device.
2. Odin 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 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 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 /port which results in connection problems during the flashing process.
Here is how to fix:
- First of all, you need to download 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 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.