Originally Posted by Berlinetta
Yes, I would like a detailed instruction on using Odin.
Do I turn the S2 on just by keeping the battery in, then connecting to my PC?
Also, where do I get this tar.md5 file?
Update: Phone finally passed the white AT&T logo screen. Phone is really laggy and seems to have reset my logins and whatnot...
Go to the Download Repository
. At near the top of the page, you can find a link to download Odin3 v1.85. Download that to your PC. Then, download "I777UCKH7-REV02-home-low-CL503881.tar.md5.7z" from the section titled I777UCKH7-CL503881 Stock Binaries
. I think it the fifth section down from the top. Use an archiving program to extract the ...tar.md5 file from the archive. This is the first file you will use to flash in the PDA slot in step 7. There is a link to the kernel that you will need to flash second in my previous post. In this set of instructions, you start with the phone off. You should be able to pull the battery and put it back in without the phone turning on again. If you have any other questions, just ask.
How to use stand-alone Odin3 to flash firmware:
Follow and recheck each of the following steps. Do them in order listed, as some steps are dependent on previous steps. Instructions are for Odin3 v1.85. It should work with any version of Odin, but some details, like color of items, may be different.
1.) Open Odin on the Windows Desktop.
2.) Have the USB cable plugged into USB port on the computer, but *Not* plugged in to the phone.
3.) Shut the phone off.
4.) While holding down the vol+ & vol- keys, plug micro-usb plug into phone.
5.) In Odin, you should get the yellow box under where it says ID:COM with the text 0:[COMx], and in the Message area, <ID:0/00x> Added!! where x is some number, usually 1-8.
6.) In Odin, make sure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time are checked and all other items are not checked.
7.) Click on the PDA button. Browse to the tar file you want to install and select it so its path appears in the text edit box next to the button.
8.) Make sure the check box next to the PDA button is checked.
9.) Click the Start button.
10.) You should see the green progress bar advancing.
11.) When complete, you will get a PASS (or FAIL if unsuccessful).