Please read them all the way through and then begin.
Charge your phone well before proceeding.
If you have already installed drivers then skip the 1st step.
1. Make sure you have Drivers
installed on your Windows computer.
which has samsung drivers preincluded.
Linux and Mac users, Heimdall will work, but is beyond the scope of this tutorial.
2. Download the stock TAR
for your device.
3. Download Odin 3.07
Extract the contents of odin-307.zip and the 7zip/winzip/winrar. Do not try to extract files from the .tar.md5.
4. Run Odin 3.07.exe, and prepare Odin:
Check "auto-reboot", and uncheck all other options.
Click PDA and navigate to select the TAR you downloaded.
Leave other fields empty.
5. Put your device into Download Mode
Hold Volume Down + Power + home simultaneously.
6. You should now be at Download Mode. Connect your device and wait for it to be recognized.
First bottom white slot should now be yellow [Comx] indicating Odin recognizes your phone.
If odin dosent recognize do not proceed.
This means you have not properly installed your drivers.
Click Start in Odin.
9. Wait! When complete your device will autoreboot, and your phone should be working properly again.
If you have further issues wipe data in recovery (Vol Up +Power+home).
It contains all the (sometimes) useless garbage that both Verizon and Google put on your phone pre-loaded. This can sometimes cause lower performance and shorter battery life.
List of samsung bloatwares to remove.
Check this guide.
Users using ota updates do not delete the bloatwares, instead freeze them using
Still if you have some queries you can pm me or post it in this thread.
Please dont start a new thread regarding bricks.