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[GUIDE] Noobs guide to Odin to flash your SGS4G (Windows)

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21st March 2011, 09:53 AM   |  #1  
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UPDATED 04/08/11 - Thanks for the comments to make this process less confusing

I have seen a lot of questions about how to use Odin to flash your SGS4G. I am a noob as well and had to search throughout the forums to get the answers so here it is, plain and simple:

1. Download the Stock + Root rom (.tar file) posted by Krylon360 (kudos) HERE, or a rom from anyone else that has one being built for the SGS4G (use caution, do not attempt to flash a rom for a different device!)
2. Install the SGS usb driver 32-bit or 64-bit
3. Download Odin 1.7 HERE and RUN IT FIRST (before you plug in your phone in step 5 - this allows Odin to find your phone)
4. Remove your memory and sim card (I did this because Odin failed to flash my phone when they were present)
5. Put your SGS4G into Download mode (Hold volume up + volume down then plug in your usb cable running from the compy) You should see a big triangle symbol
6. Wait for your computer to install all drivers (takes a minute)
7. In Odin click the PDA button and select the rom (.tar file)
8. Make certain that Re-Partition is not checked
9. Click the start button and let it do its magic (takes a couple minutes)
10. After it completes your phone will reboot into recovery mode
11. Select reboot system now with the power button (takes a couple minutes to establish the new system)

Like everyone has said before, we are not responsible if you brick your phone. This process worked flawlessly for me.

My thanks go out to the people that are working on the roms and recovery systems that make this all possible. You should thank them by donating or by clicking the thanks button.
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21st March 2011, 07:42 PM   |  #2  
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3. Make sure your phone is rooted (via SuperOneClickRoot)

I was not able to root my phone using SuperOneClick Root and I used this process TO root my phone with krylon's stock + root ROM so I am no sure this step is necessary. Just my two cents. . .
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21st March 2011, 07:45 PM   |  #3  
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Good point. Didnt think about that.

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Is it possible to flash original Vibrant ROMS to the SG4G?
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Is it possible to flash original Vibrant ROMS to the SG4G?

No it is not. This will brick your phone. Do not try this.
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21st March 2011, 09:58 PM   |  #6  
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3. Make sure your phone is rooted (via SuperOneClickRoot)
5. Remove your memory and sim card

I've never heard of you having to root your phone for using Odin to flash your phone. As long as you can get into download mode. You should be able to flash your phone using Odin.

Also I've never had to remove my memory or sim card either. This is true with my SGS4G and when I had my Vibrant.

Please provide download links to Odin and stock TAR for the Super Noobs. Not all noobs know how to use the Search..hehe.
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i never removed my memory card or sim and it still works fine
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Step 1 -- Get a Windows box

Also, ODIN is available off links at http://www.samfirmware.com/
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Do you guys know how long it usually takes for Odin to do its thing? I've been waiting for 20 minutes and it's stuck at
<ID:0/003> SetupConnection..

Thanks.
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22nd March 2011, 04:10 AM   |  #10  
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Do you guys know how long it usually takes for Odin to do its thing? I've been waiting for 20 minutes and it's stuck at
<ID:0/003> SetupConnection..

Thanks.

Are you in Download mode? (see step 5 above)

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