How To Flash Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Using Samsung Odin

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Samsung Odin is the most trusted and popular flashing utility for Samsung smartphones. Users flash their Android smartphones due to various reasons. As you know you can flash either a stock ROM or a custom ROM through the Android flashing process. There are both advantages and disadvantages in the flashing process. However, users are very interested in flashing and try various flashing tools to acquire the flashing result. There are several flashing utilities that claims bests result for specific smartphones brands. Among them, Samsung Odin is specific for Samsung Galaxy smartphones.

Samsung Odin

Samsung Odin is one of the official programmes that Samsung has been recommended for users to flash the device firmware under Samsung Knox Standard SDK. Knox Standard SDK allows users to access a comprehensive collection of Mobile Device Management (MDM) features over 1100 API methods. It helps users to touch the hard policies of the company by controlling the device. Samsung has not revealed the official version of Samsung Odin yet. But the programme is available in a number of third-party sources.

Samsung Odin Features

The key purpose of Samsung Odin is to act as engineering firmware to flash stock firmware (.tar or .tar.md5 extensions)on Samsung Galaxy smartphones when they are bricked or stuck. In addition to the key purpose, users can use the programme for the following purposes.

  • Custom firmware flashing
  • Stock recovery flashing
  • Custom recovery flashing
  • Kernel flashing
  • Root packages flashing

You can only use the programme to flash files in .tar or .tar.md5 extensions


The programme is only compatible with Windows platforms. But you can execute the programme on the MacOS using Wineskin which comes from Wine authors. Wineskin is an open-source compatibility layer which comes as freeware to run the programme on Unix-like operating systems which has been designed to run on Microsoft Windows.

Quick Glance At Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is one of the most popular and attractive smartphones. Samsung released it in March 2018 with 5 versions including attractive hardware and software features. It supports Android Oreo to Android Pie and running on Exynos ( international version) and Qualcomm Snapdragon ( American and Chinese versions) chipsets.

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Download Samsung Odin

There are several versions of Samsung Odin available by now including patched versions. Samsung Odin v3.13.1 is the official latest version of the programme. It supports firmware files compressed in lz4 binaries which means you can use the programme for almost all of latest Smasung Galaxy devices


  • A Windows computer
  • A compatible USB cable
  • Download and Install the latest Samsung USB drivers on your computer and reboot your computer
  • Download the latest Samsung Odin programme on your Windows computer and execute the programme
  • Get the accurate firmware file for your device considering the CSC code and extract the file. There must be one or five files in .tar or .tar.md5 extensions after extraction the firmware file
  • Close the Samsung Kies if it is running in the background
  • Sufficient battery charge
  • Enable USB debugging mode

Enable Android USB Mode

It is compulsory enabling Android Debugging mode in your smartphone since you are going to change the Android system using a computer. Your device cannot accept the data and commands comes from the computer unless you have not enabled it

  • Go to Settings >> About Device >> Tap on Build number 7 times
  • Go back to Settings >> Developer Options >>Turn on USB debugging


You may find some button on the Odin interface after launching the programme. Each button denotes names as follows. You have to use the respective button to load the respective file. Each firmware file begins with exactly the same shortcode of each button.

  • AP – Android Partition
  • BL – Boot Loader
  • CP – Modem
  • CSC – Customer/Country specification code
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How To Flash Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Using Samsung Odin

  • 1 Step – Launch Samsung Odin programme
  • 2 Step – Enable “Download Mode” by pressing and holding Bixby +Power+ Volume down buttons. Release the button combination when you see the warning screen and press Volume Up button to access the Download mode
  • 3 Step – Connect your smartphone to the computer
  • 4 Step – Then, the Odin will recognize your device automatically and indicate the connection in ID: COM area. Generally, ID: COM area turns in to blue when your device is connected. If not Odin has not identified your device. Check again
  • 5 Step – If you have got one firmware file after extraction the firmware zip file click “AP” button and add it to the relevant field. If you have got five files, click AP, BL, CP and CSC button and load the relevant firmware file

Note: When loading the CSC file make sure to load HOME_CSC file if you are installing exactly the same firmware of the same country. Then, your data will remain as they are even after flashing the device. If you need a clean installation, choose CSC file instead of HOME_CSC file

  • 6 Step – Go to the options tab and check Auto Reboot and F.Reset options. Those options must have been checked by default
  • 7 Step – After double checking all requirements, click the “Start” button to start the flashing process

The flashing process may take about 8-10 minutes and your device will reboot at the end of the process. Also, you will be able to see the progress of the flashing process through the progress bar on the Odin interface. It will show you a”Pass” message when it reaches 100%