You can download the latest available version of Odin for Samsung Galaxy devices from this page. For those who are new, Odin is a very popular software that has been around for more than 10 years now. It is a well-known name among the developer and modding community who have been developing custom ROMs and system packages for the Samsung Galaxy phones — and tablets too.
Odin from Samsung is a very small program that is only compatible with Windows and is used to modify your Samsung Galaxy device’s system partition. This is very useful when you want to root your phone or install custom system packages to modify the overall functionality of your device. We have mentioned Odin in almost every guide we have covered on Team Android for Samsung devices where you have to install a third-party package. This software has evolved over time to support new Android versions and latest Galaxy devices.
What is Odin used for?
Here on Team Android, the reference to using Odin has mostly been around when installing a Samsung firmware manually, or when gaining root access with CF-Auto-Root on a Samsung Galaxy phone or even tablets. CF-Auto-Root has been our choice of the root package to use when trying to gain full system access. You can read more on how to root Android phones — on Android Nougat, Android Oreo and even on Android Pie.
Another important use of Odin is when you want to manually flash or install a firmware. Almost every Samsung Galaxy series of devices (phone and tablets) are compatible with Odin and if you have the firmware file with you, you can install it on your device. This is particularly useful when you are trying out custom ROMs and want to revert back to factory settings with stock apps and features.
Odin – Features
Odin is a very small tool for flashing stock updates and firmware files, but here is a quick list of all features it supports:
- No installation required
- Supports official Samsung firmware
- Root Samsung Galaxy phones
- Re-partition your phone with PIT file
No installation required:
All Odin versions are portable and do not need any sort of installation on your system. You only need to extract the .EXE file into a folder and use it from there. All configuration options are found in Odin itself.
Supports official Samsung firmware:
Odin allows you to flash official firmware direct on your Samsung device without actually tripping KNOX warranty. This means, the firmware you flash through Odin will be as genuine as once you update through OTA (over-the-air) update system or through Samsung Smart Switch / Samsung KIES.
Root Samsung Galaxy phones:
The most popular method and arguably the most easiest, to root your Galaxy device is through Auto-Root. Singular packages have been made by Chainfire that work on specific models and specific firmware. These packages can be downloaded and can be flashed directly through ODIN.
Re-partition your phone with PIT file:
You can execute this advanced task by plugging in a .PIT file which contains all the partition info and the re-partition your device. This is helpful when you want to deep clean your phone.
Download Odin for Windows
The creators have made Odin extremely light and easy to use. The software occupies minimal space itself. Just to be on the safe side, Odin verifies everything before actually flashing anything on your phone / tablet. Different versions of Odin, support different versions of Android. Even though there is overlap, you should always go for the latest Odin release for improved compatibility. You can download Odin from the list of links given below, depending on whichever version you want to use.
A list of all available Odin versions is given below. Download the one you want from here:
|Odin v3.13.1 [Details]||Download – Latest|
UPDATE #3 (March 2019): We have also added a section below to download JOdin3 for Mac. This will allow you to run Odin on macOS computers and flash Samsung firmware easily. For more details, read up the main JOdin 3 download post.
UPDATE #2 (1st February 2019): Odin v3.13.1 still works and is fully compatible with even Android 9.0 Pie. You can use this version of Odin to flash Android Pie firmware on the Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9+ and also Galaxy Note 9. For more details, read the attached post above in the table.
UPDATE (1st March 2018): Odin v3.13.1 now supports Android 8.0 Oreo. Download the latest Odin v3 release if you want to flash Android Oreo ROM on the Samsung Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7+, Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+ and even on the Galaxy Note 8.
Download Odin for Mac
Odin is now also available for the Mac OS X as JOdin3. This software has been ported to the macOS platform by XDA-Developers member, AdamOutler. You can enjoy the same features of Odin on the Mac to flash your Samsung Galaxy phone with a new ROM or stock firmware.
Here is a quick features list of JOdin:
- Based on the CASUAL-X project and Heimdall tool
- Automatically obtains PIT file with a single device reboot
- USB drivers are installed automatically on Windows
- Heimdall will be installed automatically on macOS
- In-app instructions at each step for easy flashing
- Supports .TAR or .TAR.MD5 files to flash on the device
We have written a full guide on how you can download, install and use JOdin on your computer. You can read more about JOdin here!
Odin – Requirements
As we previously mentioned, Odin is extremely light and does not need any extensive requirements. Here is a list of all the things you may need for using Odin to the best of its potential:
- You need a Windows PC to run Odin
- You also need a USB-C / microUSB cable to connect your phone with the PC
- Updated USB drivers for Windows: Download Samsung USB Drivers
- Latest ADB and Fastboot tools: Download Android Platform-Tools (ADB and Fastboot)
Odin – Troubleshooting Guide
Phone stuck on Android logo: If you Samsung Galaxy device is stuck on the Samsung logo, press and hold the Volume Down + Power buttons for a few seconds till your phone reboots. Enter Download Mode again and repeat the installation steps.
Getting Non-Functional and FAILED messages: To fix this, unplug your phone from the cable and plug it again. Enter Download Mode again and wait till Odin connects back to your device. This is one of the most common problems with Odin.
Freeze during installation: If this happens, you need to make sure you have the latest Odin version downloaded. Some Odin versions may be not be compatible with recent Samsung Galaxy Android phones.
Odin – More Information
Custom ROMs: Installing custom ROMs is not supported with Samsung Smart Switch, neither will you be able custom kernels or even recoveries. For AOSP based ROMs, please visit our Custom ROMs section.
Compatibility: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Mac OS X.
As mentioned previously, Odin supports Windows only. There have been a few releases for Mac, but due to compatibility issues, it never worked properly.Download JOdin for Mac!
Credits: Samsung Mobile Corporation