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A free Mac OS X equivalent of Odin, an utility for flashing firmware (ROMs) onto Samsung Galaxy mobile devices including tablets
Heimdall is an open source and cross platform utility that offers you the possibility to flash Samsung Galaxy devices. Keep in mind that flashing firmware to your mobile device is a potentially damaging practice, and that you will void your warranty, while possibly rendering your phone useless.
Effortless to install software solution for flashing Samsung Galaxy phones
The Heimdall software package comes with its own installer, so all you have to do is provide the admin password, and restart your computer when prompted. In addition, the archive also contains a ReadMe document that provides detailed installation and flashing instructions.
Thanks to its well organized, tabbed user interface, finding your way around the Heimdall application is fairly intuitive. You start by loading the source Heimdall Firmware Package, select the partition you want to flash, and then, after taking the appropriate security measures, simply start the procedure.
In addition, Heimdall comes with a command line version that enables you to flash your Samsung Galaxy’s firmware via the Terminal application.
Flash your Samsung Galaxy device using Heimdall Firmware Packages
The Heimdall application flashes your mobile device using Heimdall Firmware Packages, which are essentially TAR archives that have been compressed using the GZIP format. These can be either downloaded online, or can be created with the app’s GUI, in the Create Package tab.
Noteworthy is that each Heimdall Firmware Package supports certain devices, so after you load the package in the Heimdall app, you should check if the connected phone model is on the list if supported devices. In addition, if loaded properly, you should also be able to see the firmware name, version, and platform.
All in all, Heimdall is a viable solution for flashing the firmware of your Samsung Galaxy phone, but keep in mind that the procedures is not risk free: thoroughly read the included documentation before using the utility to change the firmware on your device.
However, keep in mind, just like any firmware flashing software, Heimdall has the potential to brick your device if not used correctly.
Also, if you're looking for the Windows version, tryOdin3 or Odin.
Filed underHeimdall (Odin equivalent) was reviewed by Iulia Ivan
Jodin3 For MacSYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
- 64-bit processor
- Samsung Galaxy device
- Substantially improved support for Qualcomm based devices.
- Added support for printing PIT files stored on your computer.
- Added support for using partition names as arguments e.g. –HIDDEN, –KERNEL, –MOVINAND etc.
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- runs on:
- Mac OS X 10.8 or later (Intel only)
- file size:
- 7.3 MB
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