Fix Odin Unable to flash stock rom Write Protection Enabled

You may have encountered Odin failing the moment you click the start button.  Do not worry, this error has nothing to do with “Write Protection: Enable“.  This just means the USB chord you are using is bad.  The original one would be ideal to use with Odin but any other USB Chord should work.  I think the reason Odin fails with some USB chords is due to the data transfer rate of those chords.  Maybe Odin has a built in mechanism that prevents it from flashing any phone if data transfer rate is too slow to prevent unfinished flashes, this is a safe guard to prevent your device from bricking.

Another issue you may have noticed with Odin is fail auth when trying to flash a stock rom or a tar/md5 file to root your device.  I have tested 2 different stock roms and 1 experienced a fail but other one flashed just fine.  The one that flashed fine was the newer rom while the older rom would not flash.  I think the reason the older one would not flash was due to Samsung not allowing a downgrade.  I am guessing but if I find out for sure I will update this article.

Odin flash failed error auth

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