How to Fix Android Stuck in Odin Mode

If you ever find your Android device is stuck in Odin mode, you need to take appropriate actions to bring it out of the mode. If you are not sure how to go about doing that, this guide has some tips for you to exit the Odin mode on your device.

Joy Taylor Last Updated: May. 20, 2021

If you use a Samsung Android tablet or phone, you are probably aware of what Odin mode is. While this mode works great most of the time and you hardly experience any issues with it. But this mode sometimes gets stuck and your Android phone will not come out of it. Your device remains stuck in the Odin mode no matter what you do.

If you are finding yourself in this situation and your Android phone will just not quit the mode, there are a few actions that you can take to get out of the Odin mode. This guide lists some of the effective ways for you to fix this issue on your device.

What is Odin Mode/Download Mode

If you are not sure what the Odin mode, here we shed some light on it.

Android Download or Odin Mode

Android Download or Odin Mode

Odin mode is a mode that you reboot your Android device into to install various files on it. This mode is also called the Download mode as you basically download stuff to your phone. When you use Odin mode on your device, you basically use the Odin tool on your computer to install a custom or stock firmware, kernel, or other files on your device.

Most normal users will never have to use the Odin mode. However, you need to use it if you want to flash the stock or custom firmware on your phone.

How Much Time Does Odin Mode Take Normally

It is important that you know how long Odin mode usually takes so that you can come to a conclusion that there is indeed an issue with the mode.

The time it takes for the Odin mode to install your files is totally dependent on what you are installing. If you are flashing full stock firmware, it is going to take significantly longer than, say an application package.

Usually, the Odin mode should finish flashing whatever it is in under half an hour. If it takes longer than this, then the mode is probably stuck on your phone and you need to do something about it.

Ways to Get Out of Odin Mode

There are a few ways for you to fix it when your Android phone gets stuck in the Odin mode. You can follow the following methods and potentially resolve the issue on your device.

Way 1. Press a Key Combination to Exit Odin Mode

One of the effective and easiest ways to exit the Download mode on your Samsung Android device is to use a key combination. Your device manufacturer has actually built a key combo that you can press to come out of the Download mode anytime you want.

So if you find yourself struggling to exit the Odin mode, the following steps will help you come out of it with a key combination.

Step 1. Make sure that all your pending files are flashed on your device. If they are not, your phone might get bricked if you forcibly bring it out of the Download mode.

Step 2. On your phone, press and hold down the Volume Down and Power buttons at the same time. You need to hold down these buttons for about seven seconds.

Exit Odin Mode on Android

Exit Odin Mode on Android

Your device should come out of the Odin mode when seven seconds have passed.

Way 2. Remove the Battery to Fix Stuck Odin Mode

While the key combination method works in most cases, if you find it not working with your Android phone, you can actually use a not-so-popular trick to exit the Odin mode on your device. This method basically requires you to remove the Android battery from your phone.

If your phone has a removable battery, and you have a bit of know-how to pull out the battery, you can use this method and quickly get rid of the Odin mode on your phone.

Whether you are experienced or not, the following steps will help you apply this method to your device.

Step 1. Remove the rear cover from your phone so that you can see the battery.

Step 2. Pull the battery out of your phone. This will turn your phone off.

Remove the Battery From the Phone

Remove the Battery From the Phone

Step 3. Keep the battery out for at least half a minute.

Step 4. Put the battery back into your phone and turn on your phone.

Your phone should now be out of Download mode. It should boot-up in normal mode this time around.

Way 3. Wait for the Battery to Drain Out

An unfortunate case with many users is that their devices do not have a removable battery. If this is the case with your phone, and you cannot use the key combo method for some reason, you will need to wait for your battery to drain out fully.

That is, unfortunately, the only method you have to somehow get your phone out of the Odin or Download mode. Depending on the amount of charge left on your phone’s battery, you will need to wait and sit around anywhere between a few minutes to several hours.

Since the Odin mode does not use much of your battery charge, draining the battery will likely take a really long time. It is suggested that you keep your phone as it is, especially during the night, and let it turn off on its own. When the phone turns off, let it be like that for a while and then plug it into a power socket.

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Way 4. Flash the Stock Firmware to Exit Odin Mode

If you have flashed custom or stock files on your Android device before, and you do not mind doing that again, you can actually flash the stock firmware on your device and that will help you come out of the Odin mode. In most cases, this erases basically everything that you have stored on your device.

To use this method, what you need to do is to download the appropriate stock firmware for your device, extract its contents, load the correct files in Odin on your computer, and then get those files flashed on your phone.

If you are unsure how to do that, and you have not done it before, the following steps will be of great help to you.

Step 1. Head over to a search engine, find the stock firmware for your device and download it to your computer. Extract the contents of the firmware once it is downloaded.

Step 2. Download Odin, launch it and ensure your phone is connected to your computer.

Step 3. Load the appropriate firmware files in various tabs in Odin. Then, hit Start to begin flashing the firmware on your phone.

Install the Stock ROM Using Odin

Install the Stock ROM Using Odin

Step 4. When the firmware is flashed, your phone will automatically reboot in normal mode.

You are all set. The Odin mode has been successfully dealt with on your device.

The Bottom Line

There are various technical reasons why your Android gets stuck in the Odin mode. If you find yours stuck, the above methods will help you quit that mode and reboot your phone in the normal mode. Did this article help you? If so, please share it with your family and friends.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iOS & Android related issues.