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How to Flash Stock Firmware Samsung Galaxy S5

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Your Galaxy S5 is bricked? Giving slower performance or some features are not working properly as expected? Today I am going to show you, how to flash stock firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S5 for better performance.

Flashing stock firmware is really easy when you have the proper tools and software. Follow the step-by-step tutorial on how to flash stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy S5 using Odin3.

Before you install stock firmware, there are certain things and guidelines you need to follow in order to safely done with the process.

  • Galaxy S5 has many variants including the AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and it goes on.. Make sure that you download the right firmware for your phone. Go to Settings > about device and check the model number.
  • Go to http://sammobile.com/firmware and enter your Galaxy S5 model number.
  • Download Odin
  • Install Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
  • Although I never got my data wiped after flashing with Odin, but still I would recommend to take backup.
  • Last but not the least, proceed at your own risk.

Here is how to flash stock firmware on Galaxy S5 using Odin3:

  • I hope that at this stage you’ve downloaded the stock firmware and Odin3.
  • Extract the firmware and Odin files.
  • Run odin3 .exe file and run it as Administrator.
  • Reboot Galaxy S5 into download mode. Power off. Press and hold the Volume down + Home + Power buttons simultaneously for a few seconds until you see the android robot. Press Volume up to continue.
  • Connect Galaxy S5 to PC via the USB cable.
  • Leave the default odin settings. Click on the PDA or PA button and select the tar.md5 firmware file.
  • Wait for Odin3 to check and verify the tar.md5 files.
  • You can now click the START button to flash the stock firmware on your Samsung device.
  • Flashing process using odin3 usually takes 5 minutes to complete the flashing process depending on your system.
  • When everything goes without any issues, Odin3 will show you PASS! message and your phone will automatically reboot.

Your phone will now take sometime on first boot. You may also experience slower performance, just hard reset your phone and it should work fine.

That’s it guys, I hope it worked for you. Don’t forget to let us know and share your experience in the comment section below.

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Imran Aftab

Imran is the editor of OhGuideMe and enthusiast gadgets geek always looking for something new to learn and help the Android, iOS, Mac and Windows Community. Just finding and searching solutions for your problems!