How To Flash Firmware or Stock ROM Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime

The following guide will explain to you how to flash or install a new firmware on Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime. Most of the Android phone user use this guide to fix any problem occurred on their device. For example, you can use this guide to fix a bricked or bootloop device. If your device is boot-looped, it will only show the Android logo during device boot-up and will reboot again. This will be repeated continuously and make your phone can't be used. By installing the new firmware or stock ROM, your phone will return to the factory setting. And, will normally boot up to the home screen. To flash a new firmware to the Samsung device, we need a special tool developed for Samsung phone. This tool called ODIN.

Before the flashing process starts, below you can see the Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime specifications.
flash firmware Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime
flash firmware Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime

Product Released- 2016, December
Display- 4.0 inches
- TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors
CPU- Quad-core 1.5 GHz
GPU- Mali-400MP2
Chipset- Spreadtrum SC9830
Operating System
- Android 5.1 (Lollipop) for 3G, and Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) for LTE
Memory- 1 GB of RAM
Camera- 5 MP (Main Camera)
- VGA (Secondary Camera)
Battery- Removable Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery
Versions- J106B/DS (Colombia), J106F/DS (UAE), J106H/DS (Africa)

Prerequisite Before Flashing.

  1. Make sure to keep the battery at fully charged, This will prevent the system goes down during the flashing process.
  2. Please note, the flashing process will delete everything stored in the phone internal memory. We highly recommend to backup everything if possible. But, if forced to flashing your device without backup it. You must be willing all files will be deleted.

To keep good communications between the computer and your Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime, you must ensure the USB driver correctly installed on the computer. If you don't have this driver, try to get from the following link below. Samsung Usb Driver Download Link

For better connections, we recommend using the original USB cable to connect your phone to the computer.
  1. To help flash the firmware or stock ROM to the Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime we need ODIN software, for the latest version you can download from the following link. Odin v3.12.7 Download Link
  2. This section is the important step, you must have the compatible firmware as your Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime versions. The firmware is available to download from samMobile. This firmware is free, but you must be a registered user to use all feature at the samMobile website. The following link is the firmware for Samsung Galaxy J1 Mini Prime.

      Flashing Guide.

      1. Make sure your computer installed a compatible USB driver with your Android Samsung phone.
      2. Then, you must have a Firmware or Stock ROM for your Samsung Galaxy phone version. You can download the Samsung firmware at
      3. Now, get the latest ODIN software. The latest version when this guide made is V.3.12.7. 
      4. Put ODIN software and Samsung firmware at the same folder. Then extract or unzip all file.
      5. Now, open ODIN folder and right click on ODIN V3.12.7.exe --> select Run as Administrator.
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      7. Once ODIN windows come up on your computer screen, you can go to your Samsung phone. Then do the following step.
        • Power off your Samsung phone.
        • Bring your Samsung phone into download mode.
        • Once your Samsung phone on download mode, connect it with USB cable to the computer.
      8. Now, back to ODIN windows. ODIN windows should show the following image when your Samsung phone connected.
        • Under Log tab: it will show that phone added.
          ODIN phone added
          ODIN phone added
        • Under ID:COM: it will show com number, for example, COM4.
          ID:COM ODIN
          ID:COM ODIN
      9. Now, click AP or PDA button. It will browse the Samsung firmware, you can navigate to the folder where you put it. Only firmware files with *.tar, *.tar.md5, *.smd extensions are accepted.
        ODIN AP or PDA button
        ODIN AP or PDA button
      10. You may only see AP or PDA button depends on the version of ODIN software that you used.
      11. Under option tab, Select the following options to check.
        • Auto Reboot
        • F. Reset Time
        • leave check at Re-Partition
      12. Now click Start button to proceed write firmware file to Samsung phone.
      13. ODIN already write a flash file to your phone, you can see this task at the progress bar.
      14. flashing samsung with ODIN
        flashing Samsung with ODIN
      15. The flashing process will take approximately 5 until 10 minute without your interventions.
      16. Don't do the following task during the flashing process;
        • Remove the battery from your phone.
        • Disconnect the phone from the computer.
        • Operate your Samsung phone.
      17. Once the flashing process is done and you didn't see any error, you will see notification PASS!, with green background. For the other ODIN version it show Reset.
      18. flash samsung with ODIN
        flash Samsung with ODIN
      19. Now your Samsung phone will reboot automatically.
      20. If there are not something wrong, your phone will normally boot up .
      21. Once your phone ready to use, you can check the firmware versions.

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