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Samsung S3 Won't Connect to Odin


  1. frankfeeble

    frankfeeble Member

    Hey all. I have a rooted Sprint Galaxy S3. I wanted to upgrade to 4.1.2, but I can't connect to Odin (box stays blue, won't turn yellow). I'm using the OEM cable and the phone connects and transfers with the PC fine.

    I have tried the following:

    • updated drivers on computer/allowed automatic update
    • tried connecting on two different PC's (one running W7 and one W8)
    • tried different USB ports
    • tried different cables
    • tried different versions of Odin (3.04 and 3.07)


    It appears based on the above that the issue is with the phone. What else can I do? Thanks in advance.

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  2. triger

    triger Well-Known Member

    use samsung kies to get the driver
  3. funkylogik

    funkylogik share the love peeps ;) VIP Member

    Cant remember if it has to be but is Usb Debugging checked in Developer Options mate?
  4. frankfeeble

    frankfeeble Member

    I downloaded it and it says my firmware is up to date. I tried and still no yellow box. Thanks for the advice.
  5. frankfeeble

    frankfeeble Member

    Yes it is checked for USB bugging.

    I'm pretty sure I rooted it using the Clockwork Recovery mod.
  6. mike710_0

    mike710_0 Well-Known Member

    What version of Odin? I use v3.04 which works fine
  7. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    I might be asking a stupid question here, but is the phone in download mode?
    And are you trying to unroot and take the update?
  8. frankfeeble

    frankfeeble Member

    I've tried both 3.04 and 3.07.

    Yes, I reboot it in download mode with the [volume down + power + menu] method, then press volume up to enter the download mode.

    I am only trying to manually install the update.

    Thanks.
  9. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Kies and Odin don't play well with each other I have heard.

    Now, I don't use Kies, so I cannot comment when they are both trying to connect to the phone. :p

    You could try to either disable Kies or uninstall Kies and leave the drivers.

    I assume you have the drivers because you stated that your computer does see your phone normally. :)
  10. mike710_0

    mike710_0 Well-Known Member

    Did you root the phone yourself or buy it like that? I can only think of a full factory reset to mind but am sure one of the more knowledgeable users on here can help
  11. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Moved to the Sprint root forum here too :)
    Personally, if you desire, I am sure there are custom roms with the 4.1.2 goodies baked into them if you don't want to unroot via Odin. :)
  12. frankfeeble

    frankfeeble Member

    I've killed Kies in the Task Manager and it still won't connect.

    I rooted it myself.

    Can I unroot the phone without doing a factory reset? I'd rather not wipe the phone if I don't have to.

    Are there any other things I can try to get Odin to work? The program worked fine when I rooted it. Any ideas what could have caused my phone to not want to connect to Odin? Any potential settings/apps that could be causing this? The phone is definitely set to debugging.
  13. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Went back to your first post....what box? If it's the box I'm thinking of, it's supposed to be blue.:confused:

    [​IMG]
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  14. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Very true, older versions of odin, Green Light is yellow.

    But the newer version is blue.

    Blue is good :) :thumbup:
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  15. frankfeeble

    frankfeeble Member

    I tried and still got the error message, see SS below:

    [​IMG]
  16. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    Are you flashing the right file?
    Looks like that file is for the I9305.
  17. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    :eek::eek::eek:

    Don't attempt to flash whatever your trying to flash!

    That's for India's s3 only!

    Like Mike has already stated, you can flash a rom based off of the latest OTA, much easier.

    Otherwise if your persistent on doing the actual update, I believe there is a Flashable stock recovery.
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  18. frankfeeble

    frankfeeble Member

    I'm on a Sprint S3- should I be using the I9300 file?
  19. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    See my above post.

    Definitely not. You should only flash L710dspr tar files.
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  20. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ± Moderator

    No, the I9300 file is for an international version.
    Let me ask you this, what do you desire to do.?
    Unroot and take the latest OTA?
    Or, flash a rom with the OTA's baked into it.?

    Edit: I even get ninj'd here too :p
    It's all good tho :thumbup:
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  21. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

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  22. frankfeeble

    frankfeeble Member

    Do you know where I can get a rom? I am unfamiliar with the topic. Thanks for the help! Luckily I didn't brick this big beautiful phone.
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  23. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

    Sure no problem, would you prefer a stock rom or a custom rom?

    You'll also need to flash the radio/modem as well.

    Give me a few and ill fetch some links for you :D
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  24. DragonSlayer95

    DragonSlayer95 Resident Air Bender Moderator

  25. frankfeeble

    frankfeeble Member

    Thanks dude!
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