How to Flash Software Firmware update the Samsung Z1 / Z2 / Z3 / Z4 using Windows Odin


The Samsung Z1 is the world’s first commercial Tizen Smartphone and hopefully it will not be the last. Update: The Samsung Z2, Z3 and Z4 have come out since. Some of you developers or tech enthusiasts might have the need to flash the software / firmware on your phone and below are the Instructions and a little video showing you the process.

Please be aware that you can brick your phone, which means it might become totally unusable


  • Download the firmware file
  • Download Odin v3.09
  • Uncompress the firmware file
  • Uncompress the Odin zip-file
  • Launch Odin v3.09
  • Reboot phone in Download Mode (press and hold Home + Power + Volume Down buttons)
  • Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
  • Add the firmware file to AP / PDA
  • Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
  • Click the start button, sit back and wait a few minutes