This guide will teach you on how to fix bootloop Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime SM-G610M or SM-G610F. It can also be used to fix stuck on Samsung logo problems or if your device is infected by monkey test and time virus.
This method involves flashing the official firmware for Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime. All the root access and other modifications will be invalid because the process will revert your phone to its factory state.
- A fully-charged Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime with model number SM-G610M or SM-G610F
- A computer with Windows OS installed.
- USB Cable
- Odin 3 and Samsung USB Drivers. Download them from the link below.
5 Steps to Fix Bootloop or Hang on Logo of SM-G610F or SM-G610M
Step 1. Download your preferred firmware
There are many websites offering free downloads of different Samsung stock firmware but we prefer Sammobile more than others. The site is easy to navigate and pretty straightforward. It is also one of the most trusted firmware download sites today,
Go to Sammobile site, click the Firmware tab. Type the device’s name and model number on the search bar to find your firmware.
After clicking the search button, a list of firmware versions will appear. Choose your preferred country from the list or use the drop-down menu to easily filter the entries according to the country.
After downloading the firmware archive, extract/unzip it to a certain location of your PC. The file types that Odin uses are *.bin,*.tar and *.tar.md5.
Step 2: Install USB Drivers and Prepare Odin Application
Download and install the Samsung USB drivers to your Windows machine. It will facilitate the communication between the device and the computer. Without the USB drivers, the Odin application will have a hard time detecting your device.
Odin is a utility software developed and used internally by Samsung which can be used to flash recovery images and firmware on Samsung devices. Download it from the link above and extract the archive to your preferred folder. Go to the extracted folder then launch the Odin3 executable file. Run it as an administrator.
3. Boot the Device into Download Mode.
Instead of Fastboot, Samsung is using the Download mode to flash stock firmware to their devices. To enter Download mode to any Samsung device, turn off your phone. After a few seconds, press and hold volume down+home and power buttons simultaneously. Wait for it to reboot in download mode. Press Volume Up to continue to Download Mode.
4. Connect Your Device to PC.
Connect your device to the PC via USB cable then wait until Odin recognize the phone. If it fails to do so, reinstall the Samsung USB drivers. Odin3 will recognize your device as another COM Port. At the lower-left of Odin interface, it should show a message that says “Added!”
Go to Odin interface the check the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options. Leave the re-partition option unchecked. I repeat do not tick the re-partition option!
5. Load the Firmware to Odin and Flash
Click on AP/PDA option in order to locate and load the firmware file. Find .tar.md5 firmware file that you downloaded earlier and load it in Odin. Please don’t edit other default Odin settings.
Click on START to begin the flashing process. Wait until the flashing is done. This will take some time. Do not turn off the phone or disconnect it from the computer!
When the flashing process is finished and if everything goes well, you should see a big green box saying “RESET” or “PASSED” (depends on the version of Odin is used). By now, the device should be rebooted and it is safe to remove/unplug your device.
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