In this guide, we will show you the steps to fix the “FAIL! SHA256 is invalid” error while trying to flash firmware via Odin on Samsung devices. Samsung devices have long adopted quite a different path in custom development. Be it the difference in firmware [having files like AP, BL, CP, CSC], firmware flashing [Download Mode instead of Fastboot] or rooting [flashing patched AP instead of patched boot], they seem to have taken an altogether different route.
When it comes to flashing firmware, then Odin is the preferred choice for tech enthusiasts [although we don’t have much choice in this either but even if we had, this tool would still occupy the top-most position in the priority queue]. With that said, a few users have voiced their concern that whenever they flash firmware via Odin on their Samsung, they are greeted with the “FAIL! SHA256 is invalid” error. If you are also getting bugged by this issue, then this guide will help you out. Follow along.
How to Fix Samsung Odin “FAIL! SHA256 is invalid” error
In order to rectify this issue, you will have to use patched Odin software. This patched version of Odin “ignores” any and every type of sha256 fails, carrier mismatches, and model mismatches. So you will be able to easily flash the desired firmware onto your device without having to worry about any SHA256 error. So download it from the below link [Credits: realbbb] and then flash the firmware as you do so using the normal Odin software. For instructions, you could refer to this guide.
Odin3 v3.14.1_3B_PatcheD.zip [LATEST] Older Versions Here
These were the steps to fix the “FAIL! SHA256 is invalid” error while flashing firmware via Odin on Samsung devices. If you have any queries concerning the aforementioned steps, do let us know in the comments. We will get back to you with a solution at the earliest.
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