1. Are you ready for the Galaxy S20? Here is everything we know so far!

WTF am I doing wrong????? ODIN issues

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Dante04SRT, Feb 16, 2011.

  1. Dante04SRT

    Dante04SRT Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    [copied from XDA; just wanted some add'l exposure]

    I am trying to flash a ROM, but I simply can't get ODIN to work properly. I've used ODIN 1-click and the other ODIN and both get stuck - the 1-Click gets stuck on file analysis and in other ODIN version got stuck on Initialization (two steps AFTER file analysis). It freezes either way... and YES, I did get the Com port assignment; all USB drivers are loaded/installed.

    Needless to say, my phone now reboots with the stupid Phone + Triangle + Computer thing...

    I can still get to Download Mode but I'm a bit confused as to where to go from here. Should I use a different computer or try a different method or what? Based on the research I've done, this should have just taken off and worked, no issues....

    The phone was a bone stock flash (although rooted) and I was following the steps outlined in Connexion's video.

    HELP!
     



    1. Download the Forums for Android™ app!


      Download

       
  2. sethjamto

    sethjamto Well-Known Member

    If you were stock and rooted, then you DON'T need Odin to flash a custom ROM. Once rooted, use CWM to install the .zip for whichever ROM you want and thats it (in a nutshell). Odin is only used for returning from a custom ROM BACK TO STOCK.

    This is the guide I use, and it works great IF you follow step by step.

    [GUIDE] How to Install a custom ROM *NOW WITH VIDEOS* - xda-developers
     
  3. Dante04SRT

    Dante04SRT Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    After switching over to my laptop and installing the drivers fresh, I got it back up and running.

    I just flashed Andromeda 1.1 so I'll report back.

    Thanks!!
     
  4. NorCal Einstein

    NorCal Einstein Android Enthusiast

    Glad to see you got it working.
     
  5. mach330

    mach330 Well-Known Member

    if you're on a custom rom and you want to install another custom rom, you have to flash odin?
     
  6. reinbeau

    reinbeau Klaatu barada nikto

    Going from rom to rom (different developers) I would. If the developer supplies an upgrade zip, then you don't have to.
     
  7. dantheman2

    dantheman2 Member

    One thing I found is that when you connect via USB, Odin doesn't work when you plug it into a USB hub and it may be you have to connect it to the rear USB in the case of a desktop. (even if you got the COM port to show up)
     
  8. Timberline

    Timberline Member

    Good to know! I'm planning to flash Serendipity from Cognition and have been putting it off to re-study the Odin process. But Serendipity provides a zip flash so I'll try it through CWM instead.
     
  9. NorCal Einstein

    NorCal Einstein Android Enthusiast

    +1

    Yeah, you never want to flash with the phone connected through a USB Hub or anything like that. Even the front panel USB ports on a desktop aren't really recommended.

    If possible, you want to plug in straight to the computer's motherboard (rear USB ports).
     
  10. sethjamto

    sethjamto Well-Known Member


    Going from Cog to Serendipity, I would Odin back first...just me though...someone else with more experience may correct me.
     
  11. reinbeau

    reinbeau Klaatu barada nikto

    Absolutely! As I said, from one developer to another, one ROM to another, Odin back, full master clear, etc. and then do a fresh install. Once you've settled on a ROM (as I have Serendipity) then you can do the flash upgrades without wiping. Mikey usually tells us if he feels we should do a full flash, that happens sometimes when you have major step versions.
     
  12. wes78

    wes78 Member

    yeah it's really hit or miss... i had to take out the plug, try a few slots on my pc, then that would stop, and I'd have to try another port. it's ridic.
     
  13. DON2003

    DON2003 Lurker

    am also planning to try our Serendipity from Cognition 4.2.1
    so I should ODIN to Eclair 1st then flash Serendipity, correct? do I need to disable voodoo via CWM first or just ODIN to stock? sorry am novice on this.
    btw which ROM would you recommend for a newbie? I find Darky's & Cyan too complicated & too technical for newbie.

    many thanks in advance to help from gurus
     
  14. reinbeau

    reinbeau Klaatu barada nikto

    YOu don't have to disable lag fix, just use Odin, flash back to stock, and then flash Serendipity.
     

Samsung Captivate Forum

The Samsung Captivate release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.0" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Hummingbird processor, and 1500mAh battery.

July 2010
Release Date
0
Reviews
Loading...
Similar Threads - WTF doing wrong
  1. Kelvin Water Treatment
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    580
  2. Afoxx
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    242
  3. DMRG TUE
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    367
  4. caltroon
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    308
  5. GalaxyGuy5
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    456
  6. Inkktherapy
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    355
  7. fredhenk
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    563
  8. ashleedawg
    Replies:
    6
    Views:
    5,367
  9. Cruse Megous
    Replies:
    8
    Views:
    936
  10. Darkrainbow
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    751

Share This Page

Loading...