Update Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 to Android 2.3.6 DDMD1 Gingerbread Firmware

Update Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 to Android 2.3.6 DDMD1 Gingerbread Official firmware with this article. This update is rolled out for the Indian region and comes with much improvement than the previous versions. With the vast developing custom ROMs, most of the users are attracted towards them. And this is the reason the official firmware is neglected nowadays. Since an official update has not much customization as well as features like the custom ROMs they are refused by many Android lovers. But you must note that the official firmware is the only method to overcome the loss or damage that your device may face with these third party custom ROMs. Yes, the custom ROMs increases the risk of permanently damaging your device and making it useless.

Related: Install Android 7.0 Nougat ROM on Galaxy Y S5360

If such a thing happens then without wasting any time and going to the service center, you can renew your damaged phone by flashing firmware. In this article, we’ll be discussing a detailed procedure on how to update Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 to the latest Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDMD1 Indian firmware. With this firmware flashed, you’ll get a much better battery backup than before as well as smooth in performance-wise. The previous firmware had many issues in it. Some apps used to force close. Also, the system used to hang sometimes. All these issues have been cleared in this latest DDMD1 update. Interested users may proceed further for flashing this Android 2.3.6 DDMD1 Gingerbread Official Firmware on their Samsung Galaxy Y S5360.

Galaxy Y Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Indian DDMD1 firmware screenshot 1
Galaxy Y Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Indian DDMD1 firmware screenshot 2
Galaxy Y Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Indian DDMD1 firmware screenshot 3

This process of updating your Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDMD1 Official firmware is considered to be of much risk. If you don’t attempt as mentioned then there is a high risk of permanent damage to your device. If you are new to this stuff and have no knowledge regarding the same then you better stop right at this point. Only the advanced android users who have gone through such things are free to proceed further. If by mistake your Galaxy Y gets damaged or bricked by following this guide then neither we nor the developers of this firmware will be held responsible for that. Although we assure you that the chances of damage to your device are least, still I recommend you to follow all the given step by step procedure correctly and without attempting anything on your own.

Note that this firmware is only compatible with Samsung Galaxy Y having the model number GT-S5360. Flashing this on any other device or variant will result in unwanted outcomes or bricked devices. You can verify your device model number with the number given above from Homescreen–> Menu–>Settings –> About Phone.

Galaxy Y Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Indian DDMD1 firmware screenshot 4
Galaxy Y Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread Indian DDMD1 firmware screenshot 5

Pre-Requisites

  • Ensure that your Galaxy Y has a proper battery backup. Any lack in the battery may increase the risk of interruption during the flashing process. This may give rise to further problems. Ensure that the battery of your phone is charged at least up to 60%. You may use apps like Battery Notifier for the same.
  • There is always a risk of losing your important data while performing any flashing process. Thus a timely backup helps a lot in such cases. You may transfer your contacts, SMS/MMS, APN settings, Call logs, Memo etc. on your SD card/PC for more safety. In the last step of this procedure, you need to wipe all the data and cache that is currently present onto your phone memory. So a backup is a must.
  • Enable USB debugging mode using the path Menu->Settings->Applications->Development->USB debugging.
  • Ensure that you have installed mobile specific drivers on your PC to detect the phone when you connect it to the PC. You can install them from the Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase. Or you can manually install them from the link given below.
  1. Download the latest Samsung USB Drivers.
  • Make sure that you temporarily disable all the security tools as well as antivirus that are installed on your PC to minimize the interruption risk during the process.

By assuming that you have followed all the instructions mentioned above we will proceed further for the actual Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDMD1 firmware flashing process.

Downloads

Odin 3.07 Tool

Android 2.3.6 DDMD1 Gingerbread

Steps to update Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 to Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDMD1 firmware

Step 1: Download both the files in a specific folder and extract them. You’ll find these three files inside the firmware package:

  1. CSC_S5360_ODDMD1.tar.md5
  2. MODEM_S5360_DDMD1.tar.md5
  3. PDA_S5360_DDMD1.tar.md5

Galaxy Y DDMD1 Android 2.3.6 GB firmware package files

Step 2: Now switch off your Galaxy Y completely until it vibrates.

Step 3: Now enter your phone into downloading mode. Refer:

  1. How to Boot Galaxy Y into Download Mode.

Step 4:  Keep the phone as it is in downloading mode and connect it to your PC using a USB cable. Ensure that you’ve installed device-specific drivers on PC to detect the phone when connected (As mentioned in pre-requisites).

Step 5: Launch the Odin Multi Downloader_v3.07′software which you have just downloaded & extracted on your PC. As soon as you launch it, the ID: COM section in it will turn blue with a random COM port number below it. You’ll also see an ‘Added’ message which will appear in the message box window. If it’s not showing, then check whether you have properly installed those device drivers on your PC or not.

Galaxy Y S5360 Android 2.3.6 GB DDMD1 firmware Odin Screenshot 1

Step 6: Now tick the Auto Reboot option and F.Reset option present on the Odin window (Refer screenshot). Do not tick or un-tick any other options. Keep them as they are.

Galaxy Y S5360 Android 2.3.6 GB DDMD1 firmware Odin Screenshot 2

Step 7: Select the ‘PDA’ tab on the Odin window and navigate to the ‘PDA_S5360_DDMD1.tar.md5‘ from the firmware package & select it.

Galaxy Y S5360 Android 2.3.6 GB DDMD1 firmware Odin Screenshot 3

Step 8: Similarly select the ‘PHONE’ tab located below the PDA tab and navigate to the ‘MODEM_S5360_DDMD1.tar.md5‘ file & select it.

Galaxy Y S5360 Android 2.3.6 GB DDMD1 firmware Odin Screenshot 4

Step 9: Finally select the ‘CSC’ tab and navigate to the ‘CSC_S5360_ODDMD1.tar.md5‘ from the firmware package and select it.

Galaxy Y S5360 Android 2.3.6 GB DDMD1 firmware Odin Screenshot 5

Step 10:  After doing everything as mentioned above, just navigate to the ‘Start’ option on the Odin window and select it. This will initiate the actual firmware flashing process. Your Galaxy Y will automatically reboot itself while the process goes on. Do not remove the USB cable until the process completes fully. Be patient for a few minutes.

Galaxy Y S5360 Android 2.3.6 GB DDMD1 firmware Odin Screenshot 6

Step 11: As soon as the process completes, you’ll see the ID: COM section on the Odin window is turned green with the message ‘Pass’ below it. This will confirm that you have successfully flashed your Galaxy Y with the latest Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread DDMD1  Indian firmware. You may now safely disconnect your phone by removing the USB cable.

Note: If the process fails or if Odin gets stuck or in case your device gets boot loops, then close the Odin window, remove battery from your Galaxy Y and re-insert it. Again go into downloading mode and follow the whole procedure as given above.

Step 12: After completing the process, switch off the phone and boot into recovery mode. For that, press and hold Home Button (middle button) + Volume up key + Power Button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.

Note: Touch will not work here in this recovery mode. So all you need to do is use the Volume Up and Volume Down keys for navigation and the Home button (Middle button) for selection.

Step 13: On the recovery mode, navigate to the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option and the ‘Wipe Cache partition’ option for clearing all the data and caches present in your phone’s memory. This is essential in solving the boot loops issue.

Step 14: After wiping data/cache you’ll again land into recovery mode. Just select the ‘reboot system now’ option to restart the phone.

If you want to install the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop ROM on Galaxy Y S5360 then follow our article:

  1. How to install the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop Custom ROM on your Galaxy Y S5360.

Conclusion

Congrats! You have successfully flashed the latest Android 2.3.6 DDMD1 Official Gingerbread firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Y GT-S5360. You may confirm the same from Menu->Settings->About Phone. Remember that this is a stock ROM so you can flash this whenever you want to restore the warranty or restore the default system on your mobile. Don’t forget to tell us your views and experience after using this firmware.

268 thoughts on “Update Samsung Galaxy Y S5360 to Android 2.3.6 DDMD1 Gingerbread Firmware”

  1. For going into DOWNLOAD mode we have to keep pressing and holding
    ‘Home Button (middle button) + Volume down key + Power Button’ simultaneously AND for going into RECOVERY mode we have to press and hold
    Home Button (middle button) + Volume down key + Power Button simultaneously.
    Isn’t it same????

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  2. after downloading all drivers and odi and firmware package, all i getting problem is for extracting files from firmware folder. it says the user is denied permission. these files are not getting extracted 1CSC_S5360_ODDMD1.tar.md5
    MODEM_S5360_DDMD1.tar.md5
    PDA_S5360_DDMD1.tar.md5.

    pls help

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        • 1.Install mobile drivers on PC.
          2.Switch off your phone.
          3.Hold Volume down + Home(middle) + Power buttons until you see a warning message.
          4.Connect the phone to PC.
          5.Launch Odin on PC.
          6.Wait few minutes.
          7.Press Volume Up button to continue (Enters download mode).
          This will help to recognize your Phone by Odin..

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          • i have odin but from which web site i should download 3 files of

            CSC_S5360_ODDMD1.tar.md5
            MODEM_S5360_DDMD1.tar.md5
            PDA_S5360_DDMD1.tar.md5

          • You’ll get the 3 files after extracting the firmware package..Download link is given in article above..

  3. Hai Abhijeet,
    I successfully used ur instruction, and apply your *S5360_DDMD1_ODDMD1_DDMD1_Droidthunder.com* zip file extract them ,and use by Odin, its very useful for me,
    thanks and go advance

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    • 1.Install mobile drivers on PC.
      2.Switch off your phone.
      3.Hold Volume down + Home(middle) + Power buttons until you see a warning message.
      4.Connect the phone to PC.
      5.Launch Odin on PC.
      6.Wait few minutes.
      7.Press Volume Up button to continue (Enters download mode).
      This will recognize your Phone by Odin..

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  4. i already successfully flash this firmware and i’m from the Philippines. my question is if there will be a problem in my phone if i will use Indian firmware?? because i think as of now it works normal..

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  5. salut je veux savoir est ce que ses une vrais ROM car j’ai deja flasher mon galaxy y et j’ai trouver que y’as un problème en langue y’a pas de langue arabe je veux savoir si dans se ROM y’a tous les langue (francais -anglais – arabe ) merci

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  6. Hi Mr.Abhijeet Bharekar,

    I just followed your given below instructions carefully,

    1. I installed mobile drivers on PC. Which is running in Windows 7
    2.I Switched off my galaxy y gt-s5360 phone.
    3.Held Volume down + Home + Power buttons until I saw a warning message.
    4.Connected the phone to PC via usb.
    5.Launched Odin3 V3.07 on PC.
    6.Waited for more than five minutes.
    7.Pressed Volume Up button to continue (Enters download mode).

    But still odin could not recognize my Phone by Odin.

    FYI: My phone is not switching on, if i press power button it shows ‘samsung’ logo, after few seconds restarts automatically.

    Kindly help me.
    Thank you.
    Samiappan S

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  7. plz my quation is
    1. will the use mobile network or wifi when you boot into downloading mode?
    2. will the indian firmware comes with english language?
    Thank you.

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  8. i tried to go in download mode but it can’t go there it will just continue to boot until the battery is drained. pllssss.. help me… in Philippines.. -may salig ko da sa imo- (i trust you)

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  9. Hello man,

    Thanks really, It worked like a charm. You saved my money that I would have spent on buying new phone. really, great.

    Salute, deep thanks from me from bottom of my heart!

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  10. Hi Abhijeet,
    It worked great for me. Thanks for the detailed post.
    Is there a possibility to install any other OS/ROM’s for GT S5360…like firefox OS etc….Pls advice..

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  11. i already install another rom. i can;t make any call through my mobile. by using this rom can i make calls as i do in original rom

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  12. i had updated my galaxy s5360 to cyanocream v 4.4 but didnt like it so i restorsd it but after restoring i am unable to make calls and i get a message not registered on network.and when i check my imei it is nullit shows nothing

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  13. Dude, I am not able to do this :/ Got stuck in bootloop, i realized my device gets disconnected automatically and Odin shows reset. After a while it shows Pass but still, stuck in bootloop :/

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  14. my samsung pocket s5300 have same problem please help me.i cant get firmware for s5300 and tell me about the downloading web sites….

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  15. ThankYou so bloody much! only place iv managed to find a full stock ROM in the three seperate files to flash through odin… iv been stuck with Creed V4 with only internet capabilities, no calling or texting would work.. now im back to stock perfectly, thankyou!!! my misses neerly killed me for not textin her back for neerly 24 hours hahaha

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  16. It really worked well and ressurected a dead phone! Thank you very much for the article and the step by step explanation. Downloading Odin and the required firmware files was also very easy and user friendly. Thanks a lot!

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  17. hi..i got a problem with connecting to the laptop using usb cable..i can’t access my files on my memory card and even on my phone storage..what to do?

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  18. MY PHONE IS SAMSUNG GALAXY GT-S5360 WITH BASEBAND VERSION:S5360DDLK1
    ANDROID VERSION:2.3.6
    KERNEL VERSION:2.6.35.7
    dpi@DELL231#1
    Fri NOV 9 13:21:57 KST 2012
    BUILD NUMBER:GINGERBREAD.DDLK2

    CAN I UPDATE IT TO ANDROID 5.0 LOLIPOP

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  19. Hi brother, I couldn’t proceed step 5
    ID:COM & message box was MT on step by step progress.
    when I checked the driver for my Windows 7 64 bit PC .I think it was incorrect. Above showing your link telling us that x64 driver (usb_drivers_GalaxyS_x64)
    but it is showing when progress of installation that “SAMSUNG USB Drivers for Mobile Phones (x86)”
    Is your ‘windows7-64’ link correct or incorrect pls?
    HOW EVER I APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE. & quick reply. Thank you very much.

    (My Samsung y GT-s5360 always restarting even odin mode also. I removed battery connected USB Cable insert bettary then tried power+home+volume bottons. That time odin mode didn’t automatically restart. After that I tried step by steb your instruction.

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    • 1.Install mobile drivers on PC (the given links are correct).
      2.Switch off your phone.
      3.Hold Volume down + Home(middle) + Power buttons until you see a warning message.
      4.With USB cable connect the phone to PC.
      5.Launch Odin on PC.
      6.Wait few minutes.
      7.Press Volume Up button to continue (Enters download mode).
      This will help to recognize your Phone by Odin..

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  20. hi…can you please help! i’ve followed all your instructions written here, but my one and only problem left is the USB driver which still not recognized by my PC, i also tried to install another USB driver but the problem is still there. Please Help Me! I can’t proceed if my PC will not recognized my phone. THANK YOU! HOPE YOU WILL NOT IGNORE MY MESSAGE INSTEAD YOU WILL REPLY FOR YOUR ANY CONCERNS! THANKS AGAIN!!

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  21. I have firmware version ddkl1.
    can i directly update to ddmd1 or i have to go with all the earlier updates.
    Also,if i first root my phone and then update my phone will i have to re-root my phone.
    Kindly,waiting for your reply.
    Thanx in advance.

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  22. can u please give update version link to lolipop for my samsung device
    VERSION:S5360DDLK1
    ANDROID VERSION:2.3.6
    KERNEL VERSION:2.6.35.7
    dpi@DELL231#1
    Fri NOV 9 13:21:57 KST 2012
    BUILD NUMBER:GINGERBREAD.DDLK2
    also link for pit and bootloader file ….

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  23. i cannot see full window of odin
    i cant see the start button
    and the windows doesnot get smaller
    its not stuck but i cant see the start button
    how do i continue ?

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  24. Sir mera s5360 mobile sirf name dikha raha he par start nahi ho raha he. Mene sab file dounload ki par ek file reh gayi. Or mene reboot kar diya.to o ab chaalu nahi ho raha me kya karu..fir se process karu ya nahi…plz…help me 7 din se band he…

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  25. sir,mane samsung drivers download kar liye ha,par jab ma unko open karta hu to kush b nahi hota,so plz give me some suggestion.

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  26. well downloaded the firmware but winrar is not able to extract it.Says the file is damaged or is in a different form.Pls help…I need dis urgently

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  27. Hey Abhijeet, How are you brother?
    I just want to ask u that Is this ROM
    “Download Android 2.3.6 DDMD1 Gingerbread Firmware for Samsung Galaxy Y S5360.”
    is the original one which we get in this device or it is customised by you.
    Please explain… otherwise my phone will be died man 😉
    Thanks in anticipation

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  28. hi abhijeet,

    I wanted to change ROM from pre installed stock ROM for my galaxy y as the current ROM (andriod 2.3.6) is utter slow.

    There are so many custom ROMs listed for galaxy y gt s5360 in droidthunder.com site,
    I wanted to know which one is best ?
    Even though if it is old , i wanted the one which does not have any bugs.
    Can you suggest any two Custom ROM names?

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  29. Gratitude for your excellent tutorial on how to revert to original firmware.
    Tried lollipop but was very buggy….

    Thanks for your tutorials

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  30. Dear I have updated to lollipop. now I m fed up of it. Now I want to get back to original mode. please reply fast on my email I’d given above.

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  31. oky…are those games which where not supported going to be supported ?? i mean if i have updated to a higher android like 4.0

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  32. my data cable is not working due to corrupt rom in my mobile,so any other method to do the smae without connecting data cable.

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  33. hi
    can I install DDLK2 / DDMJ1 firmwares on DDMD1.
    Please reply
    I want to know it because i wanna install a custom rom which requires DDLK2 firmware as base band.
    Thnx in advance…

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  34. Thxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx a lot.
    i just got back my cell back on jellybean.

    But mainly it was cze of u the mob got bricked during upgrade to lollipop.

    can u guide me in better way to upgrade galaxy y to lollipop….
    i have given my gmail a/c in the mail box

    thank you

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  35. I’m unable to download ur gingerbread firmware from my mobile……sir please suggest me how to download. …I’m installed kitkat and this is not working properly so I want come back again for gingerbread. ..

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  36. I am looking for a firmware gingerbread for my galaxy y gts5360 which I Bought from Karachi Pakistan. I had installed rom Indian Version but I can not make phone call can u help me find s rom for my region?

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  37. After doing everything as mentioned above, just navigate to the ‘Start’ option on the Odin window and select it. This will initiate the actual firmware flashing process. Your Galaxy Y will automatically reboot itself while the process goes on. Do not remove the USB cable until the process completes fully. Be patient for few minutes
    How much time do i need to wait.

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  38. I’ve rooted my phone and using jellyblast rom at present.If I flash this rom will it get unrooted.If not how to unroot my phone.Thanks in advance

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  39. Thanks mate, just got my GT-S5360 installed with Gingerbread with the help of this article.
    It was giving me problems from past 2 months at it was not Switching On.
    Now its working fine, you made my day.
    Thanks again & keep the good work going on!

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  40. Thanks Bro..
    I Am From Pakistan But
    I Have Successfully Installed An Indian Firmware On My Samsung Galaxy Y s5360.

    U ARE THE BEST
    Thanks Again. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

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  41. hello my Galaxy y has boot toop problem restarting logo i trying to flash Stock rom above you’ve mentioned. but unfortunately my USB debubbing is not on. So when i coneect my phone to PC. the ODIN don’t recognised my device. how to flash stock ROM please help me

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  42. Hi, I went to extract the GT-S5360T zip but there is a password, could you please tell me the password so I can restore my phone. Thanks in advance

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  43. Hey, thanks for upload this tutorial.. i have download all thing but i got a problem my device can’t show in Odin, when i goes in downloading mode and connect my Data cable then i have appear a issue on task bar of window that is seem like that
    Found New Hardware (USB Device)
    A problem during hardware installation. your new hardware might be not working properly…
    Can you know how i solve it

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  44. i tried to flash original firmware through odin. I arrange all the file as suggested, but is niether showing fail nor pass in odin. what to do now?

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