The Stock ROM and Odin Thread

This is just a thread with info about all the Stock ROMs

Almost all Regions including Canada(Yesterday ,available on CheckFus and samfirmware under I5510M) Now have Stock ROMs  . So breaking my older “No Odin Tutorial Rule ” ,I am just posting some important stuff just so people wont break the phone .:D or screw up .

Websites catering to Stock ROM : : Good site ,was updated faster than samfirmware first But has European firmwares . (earlier ): Caters to all audiences NOW including North America and South America .

CheckFUS. : Basically It is a checking site for all firmwares .If it’s available on CHeckFus then chances are it’s available in KIES

Difference between Flashing with Odin and “upgrading with KIES 

The same difference in calling tomato a toh-mah-toh or toh-may-toh (may-toh FTW)

Both methods have EQUAL risks .

Odin is just faster and you know where you botched up .


Because Samsung Care guys use Odin to restore your phones :P .They dont wait for KIES !!!

Some Definitions :

Amss_Phone : The radio/baseband of your phone .It dictates WiFi/3G/2G/Bluetooth Performance and Problems .It also dictates your Battery performance .

In Froyo Almost all Arkas have problems with the post KA radios inclusive of KC1 and KD1.Bluetooth wont work on them.Except for Arkas 0.6ext2

In Gingerbread , Arkas 1.6,Perseus XL and Arkas 1.2.3 are incompatible with KPF and KPK radios of which the WiFi has problems .

PDA :– This is usually “The system” or the ROM .

CSC : this is the carrier or country related apps or bloatware .

Boot: This is bootloader . You need froyo Boot loader for Froyo ROMs and Gingerbread Bootloader for Gingerbread ROMs

Some Random stuff :

European and Asian Radios are cross Compatible . That is I5510 phones

Meaning : You can use European Firmwares and Gingerbread on Asian Phones .

South American Phones are I5510L and North American Phones are  I551oM .

Both have Unique Radios which are not compatible .

If you are flashing a Custom Froyo Rom ,just Flash the PDA  and 3G/GPS functionality will be retained

There are no Gingerbread Stock ROMs for Either I5510L nor for I5510M .

So If you plan to Flash Gingerbread ,you have to live without 3G or GPS

Yeah Froyo amss_Phone is not compatible with Gingerbread (Bootloader).

Bootloader are the fastest to flash .they take 14~15 seconds to Flash .

If your Phone fails in between this time ,your phone is black hard bricked .

Black brick cant be recovered by any of the methods or USB jig .

The Current Stock ROMs available :

Europe : 2.3.6 Gingerbread (XEO-KPG/Display Glitch solved  ,NRJ -AZERTY/FRANCE ,DBT – QWERTZ /Germany

North and South Americas : 2.2.2 Froyo (KC5)

Asia : 2.2 Froyo (JK4/5)

Disclaimer : You and Just you are responsible for flashing with Odin .You were never forced y anyone to do it . You have Voluntarily decided to Flash with Odin .


Where do I get Odin and Callisto.OPS?




Information and Basics : Odin 

Using Odin is not rocket science .(Unlike KIES  )

The OPS script is the most essential part .

The first thing you do is Download Odin and OPS script from samfirmware .

Next ,decide whether actually you want to try another ROM .

If you are satisfied with the performance of your phone then it’s futile to install another ROM

Before trying another ROM ,it’s best to try your own stock ROM .

The Odin files are either .tar or .tar.md5

md5sum is attached usually to files to prevent corrupted downloads from being flashed

Now Stock ROM can be flashed with Odin in two ways .

One is the regular way .

There are four firmware files .

One is bootloader,One is Phone ,One is PDA and the rest is CSC .

Now each file can be flashed seperately or together .You can also flash say Phone and PDA

Bootloader is essential if you are switching from Froyo to Gingerbread or so .

Bootloader is the SOLE reason for total phone bricks via Odin Flashes.If your flash fails between the Bootloader flash ,you will brick the Phone .

So unless you are switching The Operating Sytem I would avoid flashing Bootloader .

Phone is useful when you have say WiFi/Bluetooth or 3G issues .You can try and test other amss_phone since amss_phone dictates the radio which in turn dictates the battery Life

CSC is carrier related stuff so it’s particularly useless most of the times .

But It may contain AZERTY and QWERTZ layouts which are useful for countries other than QWERTY users .

PDA flash is what called Factory restore  .Total Flash of all four files is Total Factory restore .

The “factory Reset ” in recovery mode (T+ power ) just formats data and cache .

Most of the problems are solved by a single PDA flash .

The Second Method is A “One package flash”

Basically Bootloader,PDA,phone,amss are packed in one file to reduce labor and flashed in one package :D

Most Recent Stock ROMs are Flash as One Package ROMs

You can also flash individually, the above PDA,phone,amss,Bootloader with One Package Flash Option

Things to do before performing an Odin Flash :

Put phone in Download Mode with Q+Power .Q is the hardware key (Probably A+power for AZERTY users !!)

Your Phone will look like this .

Install Samsung USB drivers on Windows

Attach Phone to Working ,flawless USB port with working flawless USB cable

If you in windows Vista/7 the drivers will be automatically installed

That should ready the device for flashing

The Odin Flash 

Double Click Odin.exe

Checking the USB connection

There should be a Yellow port saying (COM 4)(5/6/11) or whatever .

Loading CSC script

Load Callisto_v1.0.Ops by clicking OPS button and clicking the Callisto.ops located on hard disk .

Check whether you have loaded Callisto.Ops

Again check whther you have loaded Callisto.ops

Probably you should check whether you have loaded Callisto.OPS

Load the .tar.md5 files

Method One.

Load files PDA in PDA .BOOTLOADER in BOOT .AMSS_PHONE in PHONE .CSC in CSC .depending on the need

Method two aka One Package Flash

Tick the Option One Package .which is below COM Port Mapping, Left of Auto Reboot and Above Reset Time 

Now the Select Integrate Package which is below the EFS will be unlocked and PDA,CSC,BOOT,PHONE,EFS will be greyed .

Load the required files by clicking One Package


Press The Start Button

Did you get an un-named file was not found error 


Here is a Video From Brazilian Orkut FOR the One package Flash  by putz321

Wait for 2-5 minutes and your phone will reboot soon and you have successfully flashed ROM with Odin . (Hand out sweets )

If the flash goes more than 9 minutes then pull of the USB cable ,Remove battery wait for 10 minutes (battery and phone should cool down) and TRY again .

Change USB port if it happens again .

If A Bad Odin Flash Happens…..

If it is NOT a Bootloader failure (The first 15 seconds ) then just try AGAIN on different USB port/Cable/Computer

If it is Bootloader failure(Like mine ,13th second ….)

Well Dont sweat it .

Like I said if Odin and KIES flashes are identical .

So there is NO fricking way to deduce that you have bricked the phone with Odin or KIES .

But my phone was rooted and warranty is void :'(  ?…… 

The funny thing is it takes two minutes to flash a stock firmware on samsung and 3 hours (atleast) for a forensic Computer Analyst to deduce your phone is rooted .

Unless you open your shweet mouth ,No One is Gonna know about Root .Promise .Our Secret.Zip your Mouth . Chewing Gum is key to Salvation .

Samsung also doesn’t hire Forensic Computer analysts to find rooted phones .

The Samsung Care guys are usually chilled out dudes (or just lazy) .Avoid scratches ,water and Mech Damage and your warranty remains intact .

My Phone just Bootloops .

Well . your /data and /cache are not rfs .(ext2/ext4 or JFS/reiserfs blah blah . )

So Wipe data and cache from recovery (T+Power)

Your GUIDE Bricked my Phone  !!!!!

This Guide is for Humans and Toddlers .Any Simpler instructions will require me writing in grunts and huffs .

The Only Reason you are blaming me is because you are a baboon .

I cant help it .

Seriously .

Take a hike :P !!

Did I forget something ?

Leave a comment 

Cheers and Ciao !!!

95 thoughts on “The Stock ROM and Odin Thread

  1. You said everything about our 551. Perfect …

    Ah … I liked the part of the baboon huahuehauehue

    Thank you for the work …


  2. Yeah, that was me getting the North American firmware posted up on checkfus. Sent the guy an email asking if he could find it for me and less than a day later he came through. Saved my ass. Checkfus is the only place on the internet I can find the stock ROM for my 551.

  3. hey skilled I want “””HTC wildfire””” framework_res.apk systemui.apk but I am unable to find the apk’s
    because I am trying to port the framework to sg551 froyo and gingerbread.
    can you help me finding the apks
    I googled very much but got nothing

    plz help me(only htc wildfire bcause it will make my work easy I will not have to resize the pngs :-) )

  4. Awsome News for HTC sense lovers
    80% of sense framework is ported by me and will be available tommorow to download but only for FROYO

  5. Hi skilledchaos i have succesfully ported 90% of htc wildfire fraamework but having a trouble
    the sense has grey button in popup window to be clicked but the tdxt colour in our phone is also black hence the words are not eazy to see
    I know that the text colour is changed from xml but I dunno homw to make xml files bcause I dunno coding help
    and the framework is looking awsome

  6. hi. thanks for these information.
    now i have stock froyo. if i flash gingerbread can i roll back to froyo (if gps is not working)?
    i have to do the same steps?

    • @darkevilmagic
      that framework doesnot contains widgets and launcher if you want that i will give you link shortly
      or you search “LP Sense UI.apk” for launcher and for widgets search “LP Classic Sense.apk” on

    • It’s not an actual Sense port cos porting sense UI is different .I may do it ,may not . I am working on 0.6’s successor though . Plus the framework is too heavy 12MB for a framework is sluggish

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  8. skilled when you will be released the new perseus

    i am hoping you will be released the deodex perseus xt4 :D

    i really love that rom
    but i can’t edit the framework because it’s still odex

  9. i flshed a european rom no a south american 551.. i found a post on xda developer that said something about flashing a brasilian amss file to fix the 3G but on this port it says that if you have gingerbread running on the phone, you cant flash a amss for the froyo rom… does anyone have a final word on this?

  10. need help!! i tried font installer and when it asked to reboot, its not starting at all!! not even going into recovery!! its only going into download mode!! mine is running stock 2.2 froyo and had no problems for 15 months!! hope i’ve not bricked it!! please help!!

  11. okay can anywone help me i downloaded the stock rom and then i have odin now what what i have is recovery.img amss nd now?

    • I dont know the exact forum ,but a Canadian Guy from a French Forum backed up the entire Froyo ROM with Gearloose Backup …WP deleted all my 2011 stats so I dont have the link .
      The only thing i remember is that it was a French Board :/

  12. Hi first off thanks for the post it’s really helpful. But can you please help me? I’ve followed everything to the letter and now my GT-I5510 is stuck in a boot loop. I used Odin v4.28, Callisto_1.0v.ops and the current stock gingerbread firmware for the phone from samfirmware for uk/ireland. I’ve tried wiping the cache and resetting the phone but it jst starts looping again. I noticed that just before odin finished and the phone reboots on the phone screen it’ll say about installing new package or software then it’ll say E: cannot mount etc and when i factory reset the phone it says E:format volume: rfs for at failed on /dev/stl13.

    Please help me if you can i’ve tried everything!

  13. thanks for gettin back to me. I tried lots of other firmwares including older versions all from samfirmware but still the same results. What do you think?

  14. Thanks, I think i’d probably try CWM after looking into it, What would i actually do with it though? I noticed i can install it from sd and there’s lots of extra boot options could i fix the problem from there? and if so how. Sorry if this is all really obvious stuff but i’m still learning :s

  15. Thanks for all your help but i think i’ll jst end up getting it repaired, not confident enough in my skills to try the Cyanogenmod. Thanks, Mike.

  16. EUREKA!! Finally got it working again, last ditch effort with an old froyo rom! It was something i’d read about getting the rom in single files rather than one big file but i couldn’t find any then i jst stumbled across some as i was about to give up lol. Thanks for your help i’d prob have give up if u hadn’t given me ideas and kept me browsin :D

  17. A friend of mine bought this phone version in Canada (GT-I5510M) but we are from Brazil. The version is still on 2.2 and I am not sure if I can flash anything other than the I5510UGKC5 version on it.

    Is that ok to flash GT-I5510 on GT-I5510M?

  18. I had installed Arkas 0.62 some months back,now when i want to change back to stock ROM ,the phone won’t get into download mode,i tried various things like keeping the battery out then reinserting,etc,but it still won’t go into download mode.can u suggest a method for entering into download mode!

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  20. I used to work fine with this tutorial, and had CM 7, but when I wanted to go back to stock 2.2 Everything just went black at the point where it says wait for reboot. I don’t really know what to do.
    All I can do now is get into download mode.

  21. anyone know a good european stock rom available on sammobile for galaxy 551(not the carrier specific) and English language?

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