|Samsung G920F Error hidden.img fail|
Turns out it was due to the "hidden.img" file, inside of the downloaded tar.md5 file:
I came across several tutorials suggesting you should delete the "hidden.img" file from the main image file, and re-flash the entire image file, but that is unnecessary.
This method flashes the "hidden.img" image file only, so the entire process takes just a few minutes, and the flashing process alone takes just a few seconds.
The fix to this issue follow these steps:
- Remove the .md5 extension from the file name so that it ends with .tar only.
- Extract the .tar file to its own folder (I recommend 7zip).
- Locate the "hidden.img" file.
- Rename the "hidden.img" file by adding a ".tar" to it, so that you get "hidden.img.tar".
- Get your phone back into download mode:
- Reset Odin, and connect the USB cable back into your phone. Odin should display "Added!!".
- Click AP and select the "hidden.img.tar" file you renamed before.
- Click Start.
Reboot it directly into download mode by pressing the volume up + home + power buttons for a few seconds. If that doesn't work (such as in my case - it boots into the error message over and over again) then reboot the device by pressing volume up + volume down + power buttons (without the home button) for a few seconds. When it shuts down quickly press the volume down + home + power buttons to enter download mode.
LOG ODIN :
<ID:0/020> Odin v.3 engine (ID:20)..
<ID:0/020> File analysis..
<ID:0/020> Get PIT for mapping..
<ID:0/020> Firmware update start..
<ID:0/020> RQT_CLOSE !!
<ID:0/020> RES OK !!
<ID:0/020> Remain Port .... 0
<OSM> All threads completed. (succeed 1 / failed 0)