How to manually flash stock firmware (.tar file) on Samsung Galaxy devices via Odin

In this guide will help you on manually install stock firmware on your Galaxy device via Odin flash tool. The method is pretty easy all you need to do is just follow the step sequence carefully to avoid any issue during the installation procedure. The method is not limited to flash the stock firmware only but following the detailed tutorial you will be able to flash any file with .tar format which could be a custom recovery, root or kernel file etc.

How to flash .tar file on Samsung Galaxy device including Stock firmware and other

Before you begin:

Disclaimer: This guide includes flashing stock firmware, root or custom recovery etc on your device. The writer is not responsible for any damage happens to your device during the whole operation neither we are forcing you to perform such operation.

Early Preparations:

You need to prepare your device for the firmware update process, follow the below perquisites steps to keep the firmware update process smooth without facing errors.

Create a Backup of your Samsung device as backup is the most necessary part for your device

Keep your battery charged or at least your device should contain at least 80% charge before the flashing operation.

Android USB drivers for your device should be installed on your PC, or you can download USB drivers for Samsung

Enable USB debugging and check the Allow Mock Locations option too. To enable USB debugging in your device go to Setting >> Developer options >> USB debugging. USB debugging is meant for the development purpose hence it will ask you for the confirmation so tap OK to confirm.

Sometimes “Developer options” are not visible in device settings menu, so what you need to do is, go to Settings >> About device >> Software information and there you will see an option build number. Tap it 7 times until a pop up arises with a message that you are now a developer, that’s it now go back and the Developers option is visible in the settings menu

To update your Samsung device on latest stock firmware you need to download and extract Odin flash tool on PC. You can download Odin 3.10.6 from the below provided link.

Download Odin 3.10.6 [Just extract it]


Click the Odin.exe file in the extracted folder to run the Odin tool.


Now turn off your device and boot into Download Mode. Now turn on your device again by pressing and holding Home Button+Volume Down +Power Key simultaneously until you see a warning logo now press Volume up to boot your device into Download Mode.

Download Mode is the zone where you perform the installation related stuff, now connect your phone to your PC via USB cable.

You will be given the successful connection notification. The ID:COM box will turn Blue indicating that your device is now detected by Odin.


Now click the Option Tab in the Odin screen and make sure “Auto Reboot” & “F.Reset Time” options are checked on Odin.

Once done with the above steps now we are coming back to the main task, click the AP tab and choose the Tar (Firmware) file you download above.

Now just click Start and wait for the firmware installation process until completed.


You will see a “PASS” message in the ID:COM box once the firmware installation process is done by Odin.

Your device will reboot itself.

Stuck on boot animation?? Don’t worry follow the below steps

This little guide is for you if your device is stuck on boot animation for more then 10 minutes or keep restarting after some time during boot. First of all there are rare chances this happen to you but if you are suffering from all the described condition your device is soft brick. Now just follow the below description to get away from such a mess.

Pull the battery out from your device (if it’s removable) and re-install it.

If its non removable then press and hold power button for a few seconds it will turn off your device.

Now you need to restart your device into recovery mode, to do this, press and hold the volume up+Home+power buttons simultaneously.

You will be taken to recovery mode, from the menu select Wipe Data Factory Reset and Cache (Use volume keys to navigate).

Now go back and select reboot system now.

That’s it! You have successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy device on latest stock firmware. Please give us +1 or Like to say thanks.

  1. Reply
    immanuel March 11, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    please i need a link to the .tar file

    • Reply
      Ali Khan March 11, 2016 at 4:48 pm

      please tell us the model of your device

  2. Reply
    Larry March 11, 2016 at 5:07 pm

    G920P for me. I’d love a link to the TAR file, please.

    • Reply
      Ali Khan March 11, 2016 at 9:24 pm

      Yes we are working on it, we’ll update the link as soon as we find the firmware, so please stay tune

      • Reply
        Larry March 11, 2016 at 9:27 pm

        I will, Ali, and thank you.

  3. Reply
    Joseph DiDario April 14, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    Waiting for Sprint VPU3CPCA TAR or MD5 file. I have a signed file that does not do the trick. Fails with a Status 7 because I’m rooted.

    • Reply
      Ali Khan April 14, 2016 at 7:34 pm

      We will update the link asa we find the firmware

  4. Reply
    mubashir May 11, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    link plz g920a 6.0 firmware

  5. Reply
    Bryan May 22, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    Followed the steps, said “PASS!” but didn’t actually root, (running verizon G925VVRU4CPC2)

  6. Reply
    Robert June 20, 2016 at 4:36 am

    link for g900a please

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