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Old August 3rd, 2010, 12:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can somebody please explain to me (in simple terms) what Odin is, and how I use it for the Captivate? I have a vague idea, but I'm not quite clear on a few things, and don't know where to get it, and how to use it.

If I understand correctly, it flashes my phone to factory fresh using ROMs. If I'm right, then I can use it to restore my phone(ATT apps and all) if I need to send it in for repair at AT&T. Am I right?

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It worked for me, after following these instructions.
[STOCK ROM] Odin3 One-Click Downloader - xda-developers

In short:
Start Odin (download from above)
Put your phone in USB debugging mode
Reboot into download mode with the SDK ("adb reboot download")
You should see the yellow triangle and "Do not Turn Off Target!" on your phone
Odin should see the phone now
Click start
Wait patiently and Do Not Panic
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But how do I restore the system to how I got it from AT&T? I assume that not having the bloatware on my phone when I turn it in is a bit of a goveaway that I rooted o something. As much as I hate them, is there a way I can put the AT& Apps back?
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Odin, if you follow the steps listed in the link above, will restore it back to how you got it from AT&T (read: not rooted and once again containing all their bloatware).
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do I need to do an additional download for system data, or does it restore the phone from some secret partition?
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I have no idea precisely how it works - I just know it does.

I screwed up my phone trying to do the 'speed fix' and following the instructions on that link above restored my phone to the same state it was when I first purchased it.
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If you follow the link to XDA it's explained step by step. To answer your question your essentially flashing a new ROM to your phone. It's not restored from your phone. Imaging formating you're drive and using restore disks to reload your PC. Same basic principle.
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Also note, THAT is not odin, it simply uses odin to do the flashing. Odin is a flash program that is used to flash all kinds of ROM's. The one linked above was packed specifically to return your phone to stock.
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Can you tell me why XDA has 3 link? what's the different between them and which one shuld I used?
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Can you tell me why XDA has 3 link? what's the different between them and which one shuld I used?
I think I covered this for someone else, but those are just different ways to pack up an app. One is a .ZIP, one is a .RAR (another archive format like a zip) and the last is a .EXE, self-extracting archive.

The end result is the same, you get Odin with an embedded stock firmware with a size of about 260MB.

You can also download just Odin (it's about 400K) which can load an external ROM file. The "bundle" is a get-back-stock-with-one click solution.
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odin does not backup your apps. you will want to root your phone, download tibu to backup, and then you can use odin to restore to whatever firmware you want. finalyl you would reroot and download tibu and restore all of your apps from the backup folder.
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I tried this but could not get anything to actually install. I just get a text reader pop up with a jumbled mess. I am not very savy which is why I am in this position, deleted gtalk now basically cant use market. Need to find a way to reinstall gtalk please help
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I tried this but could not get anything to actually install. I just get a text reader pop up with a jumbled mess. I am not very savy which is why I am in this position, deleted gtalk now basically cant use market. Need to find a way to reinstall gtalk please help
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If you want to get your phone back to its OOTB configuration, follow this post from above:


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It worked for me, after following these instructions.
[STOCK ROM] Odin3 One-Click Downloader - xda-developers

In short:
Start Odin (download from above)
Put your phone in USB debugging mode
Reboot into download mode with the SDK ("adb reboot download")
You should see the yellow triangle and "Do not Turn Off Target!" on your phone
Odin should see the phone now
Click start
Wait patiently and Do Not Panic

Assuming you just want to reinstall GTalk, you'd have to determine if it's just a single APK file (or if there are support files) and you'd need to sideload it (either via root or the sideloader wonder machine app).

Since you're also having some odd market issue, I'd be very inclined to say get back to a fresh start using Odin. Anything you do from here forward if your phone is slightly goofed up could just cause way more issues moving forward.
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This is what I do to get this to work. Please note that is is not just Odin3, it is a modified Odin3 that has the stock AT&T Captivate rom loaded.


1. Download and install the USB drivers:
Windows 64bit
Windows 32bit

2. Download the zip version here (from XDA):
http://www.mediafire.com/?0w2y31maz8mdom4

3. Unzip the downloaded file

4. Enable USB debugging on your phone

5. Shut your phone off, take out the battery, sim card and micro sd

6. But the battery back in, do not turn your phone on

7. Start Odin3 (It's the I897UCJf6-final-OCD-REV0.exe file)

8. While holding the Volume up/down buttons plug in the USB cable on your phone
8a. This will turn your phone on and put the phone into download mode and install the drivers.

9. Once the drivers are installed and Odin3 see's the phone (it will say something like com 3 connected), press start
9a. If after 2-3 minutes Odin3 does not see your phone, pull the battery out, put it back in and while holding the Volume up/down buttons plug in the USB cable on your phone

You will now back back to a fresh new phone.
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so i am currently in the process of restoring my captivate. I got to the part where the triangle comes up and it says Do not turn off Target!!! And in Odin3Exicution i hit the start. It just says <OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0/ failed 0).

Nothing else has happened in odin and the screen is still the triangle on my captivate. Should something be happening?
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It all has to be done in the right order.
1. Put your phone in download mode
2. Launch Odin
3. Connect your phone to your pc with the usb cable
4. Notice the space in the odin window that lit up? That means your connected.
5. Click Start.
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This may help.

http://androidforums.com/samsung-captivate/176484-gps-everything-else-explained-laymans-terms.html
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I had to:

1) put in USB debug mode
2) remove SIM & Battery, then reinsert battery
3) hold down volume buttons & then plug in USB to see download screen
4) wait for Win7 USB device drivers to run properly
5) start ODIN3 and wait to see some action in one of the boxes
6) push ODIN3 start button & wait to see the green reset message
7) disconnect phone (it reboots itself)
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worked awesomely!
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Although ODIN was great when it was the only thing available, there are better options out now.

[Guide/How-To] Install, Use Heimdall, and flash back to stock - xda-developers

Heimdall does the same stuff ODIN does, but it's open-source and also a much safer tool. Another plus is one of the main Captivate developers is working on a way to make flashing a new ROM be completely one-click.
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This is what I do to get this to work. Please note that is is not just Odin3, it is a modified Odin3 that has the stock AT&T Captivate rom loaded.


1. Download and install the USB drivers:
Windows 64bit
Windows 32bit

2. Download the zip version here (from XDA):
http://www.mediafire.com/?0w2y31maz8mdom4

3. Unzip the downloaded file

4. Enable USB debugging on your phone

5. Shut your phone off, take out the battery, sim card and micro sd

6. But the battery back in, do not turn your phone on

7. Start Odin3 (It's the I897UCJf6-final-OCD-REV0.exe file)

8. While holding the Volume up/down buttons plug in the USB cable on your phone
8a. This will turn your phone on and put the phone into download mode and install the drivers.

9. Once the drivers are installed and Odin3 see's the phone (it will say something like com 3 connected), press start
9a. If after 2-3 minutes Odin3 does not see your phone, pull the battery out, put it back in and while holding the Volume up/down buttons plug in the USB cable on your phone

You will now back back to a fresh new phone.
I was in the other thread trying to figure this out, you should totally add your steps to the OP there. I was holding the volume up/down and powering on instead of holding the volume up/down and connecting usb to power on. Maybe I'm just being dense but I totally didn't catch that part until I saw this post.
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my phone can't turn on cus it keeps hanging at the starting page that says ANDROID. my phone's galaxy ace. the download mode in my phone only shows one word "Downloading'' in yellow. and in odin it only shows till file analysis and it stops after that.
<ID:0/004> Added!!
<ID:0/004> Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
<ID:0/004> File analysis..
help please?
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Hi guys. I had lot problem after I install and firmware on my Samsung i9000. So I used Odin3 and now my phone don't have a logo "AT&T appear in loop =( I don't know what to do because when I use the combo keys, nothing happens... Result I can't use my phone... I need help. Thank you.

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How long should it take...I clicked start about 65 minutes ago right after plugging in the phone (and installing the drivers successfully)...
Now I have this:
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)
<ID:0/004> Added!!
<ID:0/004> Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
<ID:0/004> File analysis..
<ID:0/004> Set PIT file..
<ID:0/004> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!

nothing else seems to be going on...
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ok - its been 3 hours now and Odin has a red cell on it which says FAIL! The data listed below that is as follows:

<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 0)
<ID:0/004> Added!!
<ID:0/004> Odin v.3 engine (ID:4)..
<ID:0/004> File analysis..
<ID:0/004> Set PIT file..
<ID:0/004> DO NOT TURN OFF TARGET!!
<ID:0/004>
<ID:0/004>
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 0 / failed 1)
<ID:0/004> Removed!!

The phone still has the green "Downloading" triangle -Do not turn off target! showing... Any suggestions for what to try next?
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