Flashing firmware with odinSupport


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    s3lover Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi . I want to flash firmware with odin. I'll follow the steps in this link : m.ibtimes.co.uk/galaxys4-gti9500-official-android422-xwubmg1-jellybean-ota-489471.html
     

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    s3lover Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Can i hardbrick my device ? I'm not an advanced user. It's the first time i try this.
     
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    s3lover Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    P.s: i don't want to root
     
  4. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

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    You are unlikely to hard brick it but if you don't understand what you are doing, you should probably wait until you do.

    Might I ask what you are hoping to achieve by flashing a new ROM? Is there any reason you cannot use the approved mechanism?
     
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    s3lover Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    My phone has an old software. It doesn't get the software update with pc kies or ota. So i decided to flashed manually
     
  6. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

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    Odin can hard brick your device if not used correctly. There's a lot of powerful tools in it, and actions such mounting a file in the wrong section, re-partitioning without a correct pit file or full factory tar, or flashing incorrect/corrupted firmware can lead to a hard brick. So make sure before you pull the trigger, you become knowledgeable about the process and verify everything is in order. If done correctly, Odin is a great tool.
     
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    s3lover Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    And how much does it cost to fix my device if hard bricken . Is it the same cost of installing a software in the service center or much more ?
     
  8. sntaylor

    sntaylor Well-Known Member Contributor

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    Much much more, you void your warranty by flashing through Odin and if you hard brick, the phone is goofed! No repairing of it!
     
  9. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

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    Most hard bricks can be fixed if caused by flashing software and isn't the result of hardware failure. Though usually the only option is to use a JTAG to manually flash the bootloader back directly into the chipset. Mobiletechvideos is a pretty reliable company with a high rate of success, and they charge 50 dollars to fix a hard brick + shipping.
     
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    Atma Well-Known Member

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    Odin is relatively safe to use. Research and read first so you understand it a little better and then just follow instructions. Read this thread
     

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