Complete Understanding to Samsung Odin Buttons and Checkboxes

If anyone needs us to give the basic description of what does Samsung Odin buttons and checkboxes mean, this is the time for it. So ending the time worried about cryptic options/buttons in the Odin interface, let us move to more learning about the tool here.

Samsung odin

As you might already know, Odin Download is a useful free tool that flashes firmware to Samsung devices. Although it is in the hand of the public, the tool has developed to be employed internally. So as always, all the thanks should go to Samsung Inc for making a simple and working method to system recoveries and modifications to Samsung. Just like you can trust Odin in bringing back to working conditions from corruptions or any matter, you can easily use the tool for firmware upgrades, backups, flashing Custom ROMs/Kernels in the aim of modifications.

About Samsung Odin Interface and Options

At the top of the program Window, you will meet a horizontal line made of large 8 boxes. So this is simply where you will find the progress of the flashing procedure. And as there are 8 boxes separately, you will be able to see each devices’ progress separately that you can handle with Odin at once. Under that line of boxes, you will then find another line of boxes quite smaller in comparison to the previously mentioned boxes. And they come below the option “ID: COM” indicating the connected devices. The box “ID: COM” fills in blue when there is a successful connection with the devices. So in case any of these boxes not showing a change, you have to reconnect the device with proper installation of the drivers.

For further, the Odin interface is made of a number of buttons and checkboxes. So knowing these are for different tasks in the way to the recovery or modification, let me explain all them one by one as below.

Buttons for File Selection

  • PIT : This is for the Partition Information Table. So in the need of selecting a particular file in Flash, you can go with this button. This uses in repairing the Device’s “Storage” and with the checkbox “Re-Partition”
  • BL : This is the shortened form for “Bootloader”. So if you need flashing a certain part of the whole firmware, this option is available but with only the correct image file
  • PDA/AP : To flash a separate section from the operating system
  • CP/Phone : To Flash an individual section from device’s hardware
  • CSC :  Used in repair procedures and could flash the complete or partial images. But must be use of Device’s “Product Code”
  • File [Dump] : To pick an output file to “Dump” the data of the AP RAM/Sections of the RAM (of each Device) into the file


  • Auto Reboot : This is selected default. It reboots the system when flashing is completed
  • Re-Partition : Would repartition the device filesystem to the original (RFS). It lets software to repair with PIT file use
  • F . Reset Time : This is an option default. It simply to reset the number of times the device has flashed
  • Flash Lock : To unlock the Odin Flash only on some devices

The above given is basically what you should know to make the system recovery or modification success. So hope you find the post helpful. If there is anything still in need of further detailing, feel free to reach us through the comments below.

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