How to Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Ace via ODIN

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ODIN is a firmware flashing tool for Samsung galaxy smartphones. Upgrading firmware through ODIN is very simple & powerful.  Though, if you want to update firmware via Samsung Kies, have a look at this tutorial.
>> How to update Samsung Galaxy Ace through Samsung Kies

Here is what you will need:

  1. You might already have USB drivers for you Ace if you have Kies installed. If not, download manually from here.
  2. Download Odin Multi Downloader v4.38 (Imp.- version no. is important) and the cooper_v1.0.ops file from here.
  3. Now download a firmware of your choice from samfirmware.com.
  4. Make sure you have the phone’s battery charged to at least 40-50%.

Now that you have everything now you need to go and set Odin.

  1. On ODIN select the OPS button and load the Cooper_v1.0.ops file unto it. Ensure that the Auto-Reboot, Protect OPS and Reset Time is checked.
  2. Unzip the firmware .Zip file  in a folder If you get have the contents in .TAR (or .tar.md5), Check “One Package” option on the left side & skip PDA, Phone, CSC, BOOT  options & directly go to ‘One Package’ option. Browse for the .tar (or .tar.md5) file & select it.

    One package

    Else leave the ‘One Package’ option unchecked &
    -Click on BOOT and select the file called  APBOOT
    -Click on PHONE and select the file called MODEM
    -Click on PDA and select the file called CODE
    -Click on CSC and select a file called CSC
    WARNING: Do not select anything in EFS

  3. Before connecting to the pc boot your phone in the download mode which can be done by pressing Middle Key(HOME Key) + Power key and Volume Down Key .

    Android-download-mode

  4. Now connect your phone to PC via USB cable. On ODIN a COM Port mapping will indicate and turn to color yellow if the device is already detected. Click on Start.

Wait until the whole process completes (around 5 minutes). A progress bar on the left side of ODIN will show you the downloading progress. When it says “Close Serial Port & Wait Untill Reboot” , unplug the USB. You’re phone mostly likely to reboot into new ROM now. Change the default language at your own Region & you’re done. Note- In some cases,you might get a bootloop. Simply shutdown & reboot into Recovery Mode. Wipe Cache partion & Clear personal Data/Factory Reset. Restart Again. Done!

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103 thoughts on “How to Upgrade Samsung Galaxy Ace via ODIN

  1. I have Samsung USB drive installed, but when I put my phone into custom ROM download mode (power + volume down + home+), my Windows PC says the USB device is not recognized. Though the USB mass storage tool works perfectly fine. What is the problem?

  2. Everything works for me!
    I had problems with usb drivers (KIES wont recognize my phone on two PC’s) but ODIN worked like a charm.
    Phone has fallen in a bootloop but clearing cache has solved everything!

    • What version of Windows do you use?
      I have tested ODIN with XP, 7 and 8 and works fine.
      There might also be an issue with your PC. The quickest solution would be to use a different PC.

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