How to Flash Update/Upgrade Samsung Galaxy S 4G Stock + Root [ROM] Firmware Using ODIN

Here's a plain and simple guide on how to flash the Samsung Galaxy S 4G firmware using ODIN downloader tool.  "There are two ways to flash a custom or stock ROM to your phone. You can use CWM which is a lot easier but has to work with your model phone or you can use Odin which interfaces with your phone through your computer to add a ROM. CWM is what you would want to use as an everyday solution but if you brick your phone you would need to use ODIN to reinstall a stock ROM. Therefore both are very important tools."

For the meantime the original stock ROM firmware still at chase...
I flashed this yesterday after soft bricking my phone. I was in original stock/root, fota fix, bloatware removed before the brick.  For beginners before you proceed do a back up first.

Needed files and tools in Flashing the Samsung Galaxy S 4G 
1. Download the Stock + Root rom (.tar file)  or any custom rom that is only for Samsung Galaxy S 4G.
(Don't ever trying to Flash other device firmware to your SGS4G.
[ROM-ODIN]T959VUVKB5 Stock + Root credits goes to Krylon360 of XDA for his great job..
Includes Factoryfs.rfs, cache.rfs, modem, and kernel.
2. Download and install the Samsung galaxy S 4G USB driver for windows 32-bit or 64-bit
3. Download Odin 1.7 HERE .
4. USB data cable

Steps and procedures using ODIN flashing.
1. Run and start ODIN v1.7 .exe.

2. Turn the Samsung Galaxy S 4G into DOWNLOAD MODE by pressing the Volume Up and Volume Down button at the same time.
You will see a big triangle symbol like the picture below: it indicates that the device is in download mode.

3. Plug the USB cable into the phone... Wait for the computer to install all drivers.

4. DO NOT CHECK the Re-Partition checkbox. leave it unchecked... only the Auto Reboot and Reset Time are checked.

5. In Odin click the PDA button and select and load the rom (.tar file)

6. Once all set... Click the START BUTTON.. then the flashing begins... (takes a couple of minutes)

7. After it completes your phone will reboot into recovery mode

8. Select reboot system now with the power button (wait a couple of minutes again to establish the new system),
do a full data wipe/factory reset.

 That's it! Like everyone had said before, we are not responsible if you brick your phone. This process worked flawlessly for me.


  1. Can u leave ur sim and SD card in ur phone when doing this?

  2. Professionals recommend: removing it just to secure safety and avoid any issues, but already tried having it on the phone while flashing, there is no trouble so far...

  3. Ok thanks but I'm having a little trouble with loading the PDA file the .tar file how were u able to load it? If u dnt mind me asking.

  4. Anonymous10.6.11

    @Veronica, You just click on the button that says PDA, after you check it.

  5. after flash fail what should i do more with my galaxy S it not show the PASS.

  6. Well I wouldn't use this method if you installed the leaked version of gingerbread and found out that it has wifi issues. Using this method to try to return to Froyo WILL BRICK YOUR PHONE!! LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN IF YOU INSTALLED GINGERBREAD AND WANT TO TRY TO RETURN TO FROYO BY DOING THIS IT WILL BRICK YOUR PHONE!! Just so you know.

    @Veronica you don't unzip the stock rom leave it zipped hit pda select zipped stock rom and hit start.

  7. Do you have to be rooted for this to work?

  8. The rom i've downloaded is in .zip format. Odin doesnt recognize it, what can i do?

  9. extract or unzip it....

  10. i had recently put a custom rom from the samsung vibrant galaxy s you know the first vibrant on my samsung vibrant galaxy s 4g and it froze at the vibrant logo screen. will this stock rom bring it back to its original firmware.

  11. Yes it's stock modified to make it rooted. You can flash the official ROM, if you want to back to stock.

  12. Thanks a lot. I am able to upgrade my phone to 2.3.4 using this and the following link.

  13. should i root my phone before or after doing this?

  14. For warranty reasons can you use this stock ROM and just unroot. Or will I need to flash a stock ROM with no root included. Please email.

  15. Hi mea2439, Just flash the original stock ROM without root included.

  16. Hi everyone. Warranty is still valid even if you root your device. The only time warranty is void due to software altering meaning lifting of the security that your carrier has imposed on all devices. What is that security? Sideloading. You can sideload other non market apps which is easy to do. It is easy and safe. Now for the flashing roms you must be aware to what your doing. Do research. Talk to the developers who created those roms with whatever you need to know. It does not hurt to ask. Make definate sure that what your about to do is compatiable with your device. Now altering your phones system can inflick internal software damage. You may not notice it, but it is there. One last thing a friend of mine that works in the android dept @ google in mountain view ca, is that another way to your research on apps is to look at the comments under that developers app. Hope I help'd

  17. Thank's for that refreshing thoughts in there techguy408..

  18. this may seem like a stupid question but I have Odin open and I put my phone in downloading mode, connect USB but it doesn't show up in Odin. There's no step for getting it to show up in Odin so I'm assuming it's supposed to do this automatically?

  19. i checked the Re-partition checkbox. since my phone is boot looping. IS THERE ANYWAY TO FIX THAT????

  20. how much time take for flashing galaxy note ?