The Stock ROM and Odin Thread — January 8, 2012

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 😛 .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 😀

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 😛 !!

Did I forget something ?

Leave a comment 

Cheers and Ciao !!!

ClockWorkMod A-X Guide — December 9, 2011

ClockWorkMod A-X Guide

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This is a simple guide to ClockworkMod 5.02.6 made for Galaxy 551 users .

Credits :Koushik Dutta creating ClockworkMod Recovery for android Devices

WillingMagic for porting Clockwork Mod Recovery to Samsung Galaxy 551

Download :

File name :

Froyo : Download

Gingerbread : Download


The Downloads were removed by Willing Magic as he doesn’t support 551 …If you guys have any mirrors ,please inform me ..

You can install the Gingerbread version by didy : Download 

Installation :Dont use ROM Manager to install CWM .Currently ROM manager based install is not supported .You will ONLY HARD BRICK your Phone .

Download the relevant file and unzip it with winrar so you may get a .tar file like .

use Odin and Callisto.ops and use One Package Flash to install CWM .

Some Info about the recovery : It is based on kernel and runs on 600 Mhz performance (Like CM). Busybox 1.19.1 _CM 7 is present in case you want to get your hands dirty .

The Recovery can be “installed” on any ROM but it cant only be used fruitfully with certain ROMs

All Stock ROMs and All Arkas (except one) are incompatible with the nandroid Restore and many other options.

You can backup those ROMs 😉 but they wont be restored on CWM .(Plus it takes a large number of steps )

Fully Supported ROMs

CM builds of WillingMagic , Arkas 0.6-ext2 , Perseus X on ext4/2 ,Perseus XT4

Navigation :

Volume up and down (Navigation ) with centre(selection) and back(last menu) buttons


Arrow keys (navigation) with OK (selection) and bact (last menu) buttons

The Options 

Reboot system :Boots in the system or Android system

Apply update from SD card : Quickly installs which is present in root folder of SD card to the system/data etc . It is used to install ROM ,patch it , make changes to file systems ,install custom script and so on .

wipe data/factory reset : Formats /data ,/cache/sd-ext to ext4

wipe cache partition :Formats /cache to ext4

install zip from sd card : Exactly Like update from sd card but it installs update from zip with any name located in any folder in SD card .Pretty handy when you have more than one zip

backup and restore :

  • backup backs /system,/data,/sd-ext,kernel image ,recovery image ,/sdcard/.android-secure (GB/Froyo a2sd) .
  • It wont backup radio(amss_phone)  or bootloader
  • restore will give you the exact system as you had backed up .
  • Advanced restore can be used if you want only one particular thing like /data or /system  or kernel to be restored .

mounts and storage :can be used to mount /system,/data,/cache and /sd-ext so you access them via adb shell . You can also format them to ext4 according to your liking .

advanced :

  • reboot recovery : It will reboot recovery
  • Wipe Dalvik Cache : Will wip all the Dalvik Cache .useful when an app is corrupted .
  • Wipe Battery Stats : Will Caliberate our battery .Remember ,do this only on 100 p.c battery
  • Key test : Will test all keys of your keyboard and phone .nice to actually test faulty keys .
  • Show log : It will show the entire log
  • Partition SD Card : It will create a Second SD card ext partition with 128M,256M,512M,1024M,2048M,4096M and third SD card partition 0M,32M,64M,128M,256M
  • Fix Permissions : It will fix the permissions of system .

Tips :

While using nandroid restore ,keep atleast 60 p.c battery in phone .

SD card partitioning will remove all your data in SD card so be sure to make an backup on computer .

Remove Battery stats : Keep you phone charged and remove it .

If your app has force closes ,removing Dalvik-Cache helps

After installing ROM and installing basic day-to day apps ,making nandroid backup will make your life easier .

Make a folder named 1zip in sdcard (/sdcard/1zip) .Place all the nandroid zips in that folder .That way you can navigate and easily use install zip option.

Help ,Support and Troublehooting :

Since this is not my creation all doubts ,bugs and help should be asked in the google group .