If you have attempted to flash your Samsung device, then you will know that you need to put your device in "Download Mode", which is also known as "Odin mode". It is usually a blue screen that displays information about your device on one side of the display. It will also have a download image at the center of the screen. Putting your Samsung device into download mode is quite easy however sometimes the phone may fail to exit Odin mode. This article will show you how you can help your Samsung device exit Odin mode.
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Tip 1. Exit Odin Mode by Using the Device
It is usually easy to exit Odin mode if the flashing process has failed. This can be done by using the device only.
The first method is by force shutting down your Samsung. This will turn off your phone, no matter what is wrong with it. (This method can also be used if your Samsung is unresponsive or stuck on a screen).
- To force shut down your device, you will need to hold down the power/lock key and the volume down key until your screen goes black.
- Wait for a couple of seconds and try to power on your device by holding the power button. If your device does not power on, try holding the volume down and power key together until it does turn on.
If this method does not work and if your Samsung is still stuck in Odin mode, then you can attempt to exit Odin mode by using an alternative method.
- Hold down ALL the buttons on your device (including the Bixby button on newer models). This should get your device out of Odin mode and your phone will reboot.
Tip 2. Try A Professional Tool --Fixppo for Android
This is the recommended way of repairing your Samsung device from a variety of issues that it might face. This is because the Fixppo tool is the best method for anyone to use because you do not need any knowledge in the workings of Android for you to use this tool. Some examples of what this tool allows you to repair are listed below.
- Android device stuck in a boot loop
- Your device is not powering on/off
- Your device is stuck on black or white screen
- Your device is stuck on the boot screen or in Odin mode (Samsung devices)
The repair tool will flash the stock firmware back onto your device so that it functions correctly. To use the Fixppo tool, you will need to iMyFone Fixppo for Android and install it on your PC. Then, you will need to follow these steps to get out of Odin mode.
Step 1. Open the software on your PC and fill in the details for your device on the repair tool. Press the "next" button and wait for your device to download the firmware. Make sure that all the details are correct so that you avoid the risk of bricking your device.
Step 2. Once the firmware has downloaded, verify that all the information presented on your screen is about your device. Choose the "start option and put your device in download mode by following the simple on-screen instructions.
Step 3. Wait for the flashing to complete. Your device will automatically be flashed and might reboot a few times. Once it is complete, you can disconnect your phone from your PC and close the software.
In just 3 easy steps, your Samsung will exit Odin mode and you will be able to use the device as normal. This is the recommended method because it is the safest way of flashing your device. As the Fixppo repair tool automatically downloads the correct firmware for your device, you will not risk downloading ROM with malware or the wrong version of the firmware.
Tip 3. Fixed by Flashing via Odin
You can also flash your device manually using the Odin flash tool, but this is more complicated and requires a greater insight into Android. The method to do this is below however you possess a greater chance of bricking or damaging your phone when flashing your Samsung using Odin.
First, you need to download the ROM you would like to install and extract it on your PC. You can download the ROM from a range of websites, such as Sammobile. Make sure the ROM is compatible with your device.
Note: Do not downgrade your version of Android. Always upgrade the version as it will cause issues with your device.
- Download, extract and install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
- Download and extract the latest version of Odin on your PC.
- Put your phone in Download mode
- For devices with a physical home button: Power off your device. Hold down the volume down and home button keys simultaneously. When you get a screen with a warning, press the volume up key to put your device in download mode.
- If your device does not have a physical home button: Power off your device. I will be using the S8 as an example. Press and hold the Bixby and volume up buttons. Then press the power button until the power turns off. Release the buttons once a blue screen appears. Press the volume up key to boot into download mode.
- If these methods do not work on your device, a quick search online will confirm how to boot into download mode.
Then you need to Search: Phone model + download mode
- Connect your phone to the PC via a USB cable.
- Launch the Odin software (it will be in the folder that you have extracted). You will see your device under the "ID: COM" label if connected.
- Once Odin is launched, click on the "AP" button. Browse into your extracted ROM folder through the Odin popup browser and click on the file located inside the ROM folder.
- Wait for the file to be added to Odin.
- Click on the Start button at the bottom of Odin and wait for the ROM to be flashed.
- Your phone will reboot and finalize the installation of the software.
To prevent your Samsung from getting stuck in Odin mode, make sure that if you are manually flashing your phone to use a reliable and the latest version of the firmware for your device.
The fastest, easiest and safest method of flashing a stock ROM on your Android device is by using the Fixppo repair tool. It will repair many issues that your phone might have, along with exiting Odin mode. By automatically completing most of the flashing process, the Fixppo tool is the best way of repairing your Samsung device.