All the experienced Android users with a Samsung based Android device in their pocket are most likely familiar with the ODIN tool that is used to flash custom kernels, firmware modems, repartition, install custom firmware on the device. In fact, ODIN is also used by some users to install the insecure kernel on the device to get the root later on. But ODIN is a Windows desktop PC tool and requires the Samsung Android device to be connected to the PC for functioning which is of course not very convenient for many users. But avid users of the ODIN can now rejoice as now a new tool called Mobile ODIN has been released by a well-known developer named Chainfire which is also the developer of the desktop version of this tool.
Mobile ODIN cuts the cord from the PC for flashing firmware, kernels etc. on your Samsung device. You just need to install the tool on your Samsung device such as Samsung Galaxy SII and then launch it flash the kernel/firmware etc. on your device. Of course, this is assuming that you have already copied the firmware on your phone SDCard. It should be noted that Mobile ODIN requires a root on your device. Currently there are two versions of the Mobile ODIN available. A free version is available exclusively through the XDA forums or a pro version that can be downloaded from the Android Market for small price. Pro version of the application adds few more perks. Most notable is the on the fly root of any firmware that is flashed on the device (EverRoot).
"PDA", "PHONE", and "CSC" – all these three buttons have been replaced by the "Open file …" button. This button will open the file you select from the SD card, and find all the partitions it can flash inside that file. So if you select a .tar file containing kernel and modem, the Kernel and Modem partitions will be set up to use that .tar file for flashing.
Currently following device are supported by the Mobile ODIN:
- Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000
- Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000B *NEW v1.20*
- Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000M *NEW v1.20*
- Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9003 *NEW v1.20*
- Rogers Captivate SGH-I896 *NEW v1.20*
- AT&T Captivate SGH-I897 *NEW v1.20*
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" GT-P1000
- Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100
- Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100T *NEW v1.20*
- AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-I777 *NEW v1.20*
- Sprint Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710 *NEW v1.20*
- Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000
But developer promises that more Android phones will be added in the future.
Download the free version of the Mobile ODIN.
Download link of the Mobile ODIN Pro on Android Market
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