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How to Fix Samsung Firmware Stuck at fota.zip with ODIN! 0

How to Fix Samsung Firmware Stuck at fota.zip with ODIN!

Are you trying to install Samsung stock firmware using ODIN and getting stuck at fota.zip?

This will happen on newer devices like Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S6, etc…etc…  The reason why it gets stuck is because you are using older version of ODIN.

Make sure to use ODIN v3.12.3 or higher to fix the problem, you can download our working version of ODIN v3.12.3 below and try to re-install the stock firmware.


How to Install Android Boot Animations on Samsung Phone using QMG Files!

For those of you who want custom Android boot animations on your Samsung devices such as Galaxy S4, S5, S6, S7, Note 5, etc…etc…, you will need to use QMG files instead of traditional bootanimation.zip and install them manually into /system/media directory.

The good news is that this will work on any Samsung device that has root.  If your Samsung device is rooted, you will be able to enjoy these boot animations.


How To Use Do Not Disturb Mode On Samsung Galaxy Devices!

“Do Not Disturb Mode” is a mode that lets you control which type of notifications and alerts you want to get at specific times.   This feature was first named “Blocking Mode” but then changed  to “Do Not Disturb” starting from Android 5.0 and higher.

In this guide I will show you how to get most out of this awesome mode!


How To Use Screen Pinning Feature on Samsung Galaxy Devices!

One of cool features that was introduced in Android 5.0 Lollipop was “Screen Pinning” feature. This feature allows you to lock your phone on a specific screen to prevent from an authorized use.


This feature was introduced in Galaxy S6/S6 Edge and is also available on 5.1.1 update for Galaxy Note 4 and should be also accessible on other Galaxy phones running Android 5.1.1 or later.


How To Change The Annoying Bubble Touch Sound on Samsung Galaxy Devices!

Samsung has first introduced the “Bubble” touch sounds on Galaxy S3 then followed it on the Galaxy S4, S5, Note 3,  and Note 4. It might be really annoying to hear this specific touch sound over and over again especially if you’re fan of Galaxy S or Galaxy Note series or just used to Samsung products.  In this guide I will show you how to change that annoying touch sound and replace it with yours! Let’s get started.


How to Send Scheduled Messages On You Samsung Galaxy Device!

One of the coolest(hidden) features of Samsung Galaxy devices is that they contain some hidden but useful features.  One of these useful features is the ability to send scheduled messages.  This is particularly useful especially when you need to send someone a specific message at a certain time and what’s more awesome is that it does not require you to install 3rd-party apps.  All you need to do is the following steps:


[Tool] How To Backup EFS Folder On Samsung Android Devices (Method 2)

This tool is especially made for Samsung Android Devices and it also supports non-Samsung devices.  The purpose of the tool is to backup the EFS folder which contains crucial information about the phone’s IMEI number.  Backing up this folder is one of the essential steps to do before trying to update to official stock firmware or custom firmware to avoid from the common problem of getting. “Not Registered On Network“, which corrupts the EFS Partition.


How To Boot Into Recovery Mode In Samsung Phones/Tablets!

Recovery Mode is a very important in Samsung phones and tablets.   Through this mode, you can do the following tasks based on the type of recovery that you have (stock or custom recovery like CWM or TWRP).

Stock Recovery:

1. Apply update from ADB.

2. Apply update from External Storage.


[Guide] How to Factory Reset Samsung Galaxy Phones/Tablets

Sometimes you may need to factory reset your phone for any reason including a fresh re-install of new stock or custom ROM, or you just want to make a factory reset before selling your phone or returning for warranty.  Doing a factory reset in stock recovery ERASES EVERYTHING on your phone.  However, doing a factory reset in CWM or TWRP does not, it only erases your settings/apps.