In today’s article we are going to learn how to install Firmware and kernels on every Samsung device including Galaxy S5. We gonna use a tool called ODIN. It makes the flashing process simple and safe. ODIN lets you to flash different firmware, kernels, ROMs and so on.
Using ODIN flash tool chances to brick the phone are small. So if you need to flash a firmware, a kernel or something else on Galaxy S5 go ahead and learn how to use ODIN. In today’s guide we will focus more on how to install an official firmware on Galaxy S5 but the procedure is the same for all other Galaxy devices.
Installing a new firmware will make your phone like new. It will remove everything from your device and no one will notice that your phone is used. Flashing an official firmware is needed also when you want to restore back to stock after using a Custom ROM for a while. If you have never tried to install a firmware on your Galaxy S5 don’t worry. All the procedure is very simple and on the end you will have a brand new Galaxy S5.
Before starting to learn how to install an official firmware or kernel on Samsung Galaxy S5 you will need to make things ready. So go ahead and download ODIN flash tool and an official firmware for SM-G900H & SM-G900F. Also make sure your phone i charged up to 60% so it won’t shut down unexpectedly during the flashing process. Make sure you have the proper Samsung USB drivers installed otherwise PC won’t recognize the phone.
How to install official Firmware and Kernel on Samsung Galaxy S5
Step 1: Take your device, press and hold the power button until your phone turns off.
Step 2: Press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power Button in the same time and your phone will boot into Download Mode or as you may have heard in ODIN Mode.
Step 3: Open ODIN on your PC and then connect the phone using an USB cable. Make sure you are using an original cable otherwise you may experience issues during the flashing process.
Step 4: Go to ODIN on your PC and click PDA and then select the firmware for your device and click START.
Step 5: Wait for few minutes until the process finishes. It may last 5-10 minutes.
Step 6: Boot your phone into recovery and flash everything and in the end wipe data. Reboot your phone and you are done.
That’s all you have successfully learned how to install an official firmware on Samsung Galaxy S5.