Updating firmware on samsung galaxy s
If you own a Samsung phone and enjoy rooting or modding your device, flashing official firmware can be very useful.Odin is Samsung's own internal program for loading such updates for testing purposes, and it's quite easy to use for your own custom modification needs.When your device finally boots up, you should now be running your desired firmware.If you want to check that the correct firmware is installed, head to .With the device turned off, press Power Volume Down Home to enter Download Mode.Some older devices use a different button combination.If you are lucky enough to have a recent Samsung flagship, you can download the desired firmware from the Samsung Firmware Science website.Next, right-click on the Odin firmware ZIP file and choose "Extract all." Inside the extracted archive, you will see five MD5 files (pictured below).
Click on the "Start" button at the bottom of the Odin application when you're ready.To find the exact key combination for your device, just do a simple Google search — for instance "Galaxy S3 download mode." At this point you can connect the phone to your PC using the USB data cable.Newer Galaxy phones without a home button will require a different button combo to enter Download Mode (Volume Down Bixby Power).Make sure you choose the HOME_CSC, and not CSC file.The USERDATA button is not necessary or needed for this process.
Android is a groovy operating system, but I often think think that manufacturers are given too much leeway in terms of how much of their own software they can ship on the devices.