[ODIN] Desktop ODIN ver 3.07 for use with Samsung Galaxy S III

neverends

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ODIN V3.07 for Galaxy SIII



Warning: Using ODIN can change your bootloader to show that the system is MODIFIED and may increase your ODIN flash count. This may void your Warrenty. There are currently no confirmed methods to reset the ODIN count or remove the Triangle and Modified tag. The current Triangle Away and JIG may or may not work. Use at your own risk! ~thanks to pinoymutt for the warning.

USE AT YOUR OWN RISK

I am not responsible for anything that happens due to you reading this thread!


In order to use Odin you will need the Samsung drivers:

Samsung USB Drivers (Needed for Odin to recognize your phone
Drivers from Samsung's Site OR Mirror


ODIN is for Windows users only - For Linus or Mac us Heimdall found HERE
 

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Instructions for using odin

NOTICE: I am not responsible for anything that may happen if you chose to use the below instructions... If your phone blows up... suck it up... and go buy new one!

Step 1: Download and Install Necessary Drivers
Drivers from Samsung's Site
OR Mirror

Step 2: Download and Install Odin 3.04

Odin 3.04
OR Mirror

Step 3: On your Galaxy S3 got to Settings/Developer Options/USB Debuging -> check the box next to USB debugging -> say OK to security warning


Step 4: Turn your phone off


Step 5. Press Volume Down + Home (Center Button) + Power until the phone boots up to Warning screen


Step 6. Press Volume up once to enter download mode


Step 7. Open Odin3.04 by running as administrator and make sure all check boxes on in the
Option section are unchecked except for Auto Reboot

Step 8. Plug your phone in to the USB cable and wait for the phone to be recognized by ODIN... When the phone is recognized the first rectangle under the Odin3 logo will turn yellow and show a com port


Step 9. Click on the
PDA button and select your .tar file

Step 10. make sure no other boxes other than Auto-Reboot are checked and hit
Start.

Step 11. Wait for the process to complete


MOST OF THE THINGS YOU WILL USE ODIN FOR (IE: ROMS & KERNELS) will use the PDA button - The Phone button is for Modems and Radios only and using it to flash anything else can and will brick your phone - In my time using ODIN I have never used Bootloader, CSC, UMS, or PIT files....
 
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naturefreak85

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When you say "select your .tar file" where do we get that from? Is that what we're gonna be downloading when we d/l a rom?
On the GSII the only thing Odin was used for was to flash CWM the first time and then restoring the device to stock. Thats it. Most roms are typically a cwm flash able in my experience.

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On the GSII the only thing Odin was used for was to flash CWM the first time and then restoring the device to stock. Thats it. Most roms are typically a cwm flash able in my experience.

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That would be lovely! I know all about that



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For those that care about your warranty WAIT and READ before attempting to flash anything with Odin or Heimdall.

The SGSIII has a built in binary flash counter that will trigger every time you flash certain components (like recovery, unsigned kernels) and Att and Samsung may deny any warranty claim if there is evidence you flashed something.

Folks will figure out a way around it, but gotta be patient. If you don't care about your warranty and like to live on the edge flash away! ;-)

And before anyone replies and says "but the international SGSIII blah blah blah...." it uses a different processor so things like Chainfire 's Triangle Away are not guaranteed to work.

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For those that care about your warranty WAIT and READ before attempting to flash anything with Odin or Heimdall.

The SGSIII has a built in binary flash counter that will trigger every time you flash certain components (like recovery, unsigned kernels) and Att and Samsung may deny any warranty claim if there is evidence you flashed something.

Folks will figure out a way around it, but gotta be patient. If you don't care about your warranty and like to live on the edge flash away! ;-)

And before anyone replies and says "but the international SGSIII blah blah blah...." it uses a different processor so things like Chainfire 's Triangle Away are not guaranteed to work.

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First... No need to be such an Alarmist -

Yes the Galaxy 3 has an ODIN counter and a Modification Check which will change to show modified when a Custom Rom has been installed...

Yes it is possible that upon returning or submitting your phone for repairs the person might check your odin count...

with that being said...

ODIN is used to flash factory firmware on an uprooted phone or ROMs, Kernels and Modems on a Rooted phone... SO - if you did not root your phone and used ODIN to flash factory signed tars then there will be no increase in Odin count and download mode will not show MODIFIED.

IF you are rooted, then your phone is already warranty-less so the increase in ODIN count is not going to matter..

Second.... Triangle Away has nothing to do with the Processor... and everything to do with the firmware - The app works on the GSIII and resets odin counter but will not remove modified label. However if you are returning your phone for repair you will have to revert to stock firmware and this will automatically remove the modified tag as also mentioned in Chainfire's thread.

Finally... The USB jig has worked on every galaxy since the first. On the epic touch there was a small modification to the kernel to support the ICS firmware. There is no foreseeable reason why the jig wont work on the US version of the SIII.

With all that being said... its good to be aware of what pinoymutt said... but don't panic and educate yourself before using anything from XDA
 

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I'm one of those scared/hesitant/paranoid modders, I read up on stuff over and over before I take the plunge. This being the most expensive phone I've ever bought i'm sure I'll be even more cautious.
 

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I'm one of those scared/hesitant/paranoid modders, I read up on stuff over and over before I take the plunge. This being the most expensive phone I've ever bought i'm sure I'll be even more cautious.
Not much to worry about here, as it was already said, you CAN reset the MODIFIED marker, by re-flahing to full stock, using ODIN or Heimdall. Now again your counter may not be reset, but if you are on full stock before a repair, you will most likely not be turned down. I had the first Galaxy and they had some similar way to tell, but by flashing back to full stock, you were usually left alone, and could explain it away, with something like my phone was acting very strange I was getting a lot of FCs, and a factory reset did not work.
 

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Not much to worry about here, as it was already said, you CAN reset the MODIFIED marker, by re-flahing to full stock, using ODIN or Heimdall. Now again your counter may not be reset, but if you are on full stock before a repair, you will most likely not be turned down. I had the first Galaxy and they had some similar way to tell, but by flashing back to full stock, you were usually left alone, and could explain it away, with something like my phone was acting very strange I was getting a lot of FCs, and a factory reset did not work.
Thanks jim...you preorder yours? Cant wait to see what you come up with for it!



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