Guide To Flash Stock Recovery On Samsung Galaxy Devices Using Samsung Odin

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Alexandra Davidson
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Feb 7, 2019, 5:57:29 AM via Website


Before proceeding with the topic, let's get to know what is stock recovery. In Android, recovery refers to a specific bootable partition which helps users to reset their devices and install OTA updates. OTA updates refer to Over-the-Air programming which means the various methods of distributing new software. The specialty of OTA updates is, its ability send one update to all the users at once. But users who have installed custom recovery cannot receive the OTA updates. That is why stock recovery is essential. Actually, capabilities of stock recovery are very few when compared to Custom recovery.

Stock Recovery Vs Custom Recovery

Stock recovery only provides factory reset, OTA updates, and diagnostic tasks. But custom recovery gives you the ability to install Custom ROMs, backup and restore Android devices. Therefore users love to flash Custom recovery like CWM and TWRP in order to install Custom ROMs.But as mentioned above Stock recovery is compulsory to receive OTA updates. So if you have already installed a Custom recovery you have to get back to stock Recovery to receive OTA updates.

Why Samsung Odin

The bets and most successful option to flash Stock Recovery on Samsung Galaxy is Samsung Odin. Because it has been specially designed for flashing purposes on Samsu ng Galaxy devices. Currently, Odin v3.13.1 is the latest version of the tool and it comes with the ability to flash new Oreo firmware.

What Do You Need To Flash Stock Recovery

  • A complete back up of your device
  • Latest Samsung USB drivers
  • Stock recovery file for your device in .tar.md5 extension
  • A Windows computer (Above Windows XP for latest Odin)
  • Samsung Odin software
  • Fully Charged Smartphone
  • Recommended USB cable
  • ADB & FASTBOOT tools


How To Install Stock Recovery Using Samsung Odin

Step 01: Download the stock recovery file
Step 02: Visit and download the latest Samsung Odin
Step 03: Unzip the Odin file folder onto your desktop (Does not require installation)
Step 04: Install latest Samsung USB driver or update current drivers
Step 05: Put your device in to "Download Mode"

Step 06: Enable Download Mode

Power off your device and press Volume down + Power + Home for a while and press Volume Down button when the device shows a warning screen

Step 07: Now, launch the Odin application and connect the device to the computer using the USB cable
Step 08: Wait until you get a message as "Added!!" in the message box
Step 09: When the device is added, click on "AP" Button
Step 10: Load the recovery file
Step 11: Hit the "Start" button to proceed
Step 12: you will get a "PASS" message at end of flashing process

Make sure to keep Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options checked and not to check the "Re-partition" and "PIT" tabs

After installation of Stock recovery, you can download OTA updates. OTA updates can be downloaded from recovery “Apply ZIP” and via ADB Sideload. When you download updates using recovery “Apply ZIP” Stock recovery is compulsory.Because custom recoveries such as CWM, TWRP are not able to install OTA updates.