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Old August 26th, 2011, 08:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Lightbulb Odin for Mac [Download]

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I'm still unsure whether I should root my GSII (waiting on the stock Bell kernel so I can revert if needed), but in the meantime I made a Wineskinned version of Odin for us Mac users. I tried Heimdall and found it unstable and confusing. This is the regular PC version of Odin.

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It should work on most versions of OSX.
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Old August 26th, 2011, 01:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I assume this is simply a UI alteration, Broonsbane? Have you tested that it works? I mean no disrespect, but as Odin communicates with the handset at a very low level I'd hate to see anyone suffer a "brick" because the software failed part-way through a firmware update.
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I assume this is simply a UI alteration, Broonsbane? Have you tested that it works? I mean no disrespect, but as Odin communicates with the handset at a very low level I'd hate to see anyone suffer a "brick" because the software failed part-way through a firmware update.
It isn't altered at all, it's a Wine wrapper for the 100% original Windows executable. The software is just tricked into thinking it's on a Windows computer.
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It isn't altered at all, it's a Wine wrapper for the 100% original Windows executable
Ahh, understood. Just playing safe..... thanks for clarifying, and for posting.
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Old August 27th, 2011, 03:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Can you do this for any software?
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Ahh, understood. Just playing safe..... thanks for clarifying, and for posting.
No problem, I completely understand your concern. That's partly why I was so hesitant to use Heimdall, it seems unstable and much like the "alterations" you described, it scared me away. That's why I thought it better to use the real deal (Odin).

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Can you do this for any software?
It depends, Wine is a community-driven project and it isn't perfect, but it gets better with each release. Sometimes software won't install at all, other times it's buggy, but when it works it's great, and a lot more convenient than booting into Windows or running a virtual machine!

I used Wineskin Winery to make this one, but there are other options out there.
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Thanks, it works...well it starts up. But how have you managed to let this work so the phone is recognized? Mine wont because the USB drivers are not installed i suppose.
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No you can't.

What Wine does is emulate Windows system calls. These change regularly making it difficult for the developers to keep up to date. It has been tested extensively with some applications such as Office and appears to work well but Wine is a kludge and is somewhat unpredictable.

It does usually work for run of the mill applications but games very rarely work. I have always been very suspicious of Wine and have only used it on a small number of occasions, partly because I can always find a Windows PC if I really need to but also because experience has taught me that it is flaky.

Wine can be useful if there is software that will only run on Windows and for which there is no alternative, but it's not a general solution to getting Windows software running on Unix.
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No you can't.

What Wine does is emulate Windows system calls. These change regularly making it difficult for the developers to keep up to date. It has been tested extensively with some applications such as Office and appears to work well but Wine is a kludge and is somewhat unpredictable.

It does usually work for run of the mill applications but games very rarely work. I have always been very suspicious of Wine and have only used it on a small number of occasions, partly because I can always find a Windows PC if I really need to but also because experience has taught me that it is flaky.

Wine can be useful if there is software that will only run on Windows and for which there is no alternative, but it's not a general solution to getting Windows software running on Unix.
The software I had in mind is newsleecher, not sure if you are familar with this.
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I'm not intimately familiar with it but I do know that people have successfully got this to work using Wine.

Have a look at either WineHQ or the newsleecher forums for detailed descriptions.

Having said that, I would have thought that this would fall firmly into the category of software for which there is a perfectly good native alternative. I use Unison on my Mac for this (you didn't say whether you were intending to run this on Linux or Mac OS X, there are similar programs available on Linux).
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I'm not intimately familiar with it but I do know that people have successfully got this to work using Wine.

Have a look at either WineHQ or the newsleecher forums for detailed descriptions.

Having said that, I would have thought that this would fall firmly into the category of software for which there is a perfectly good native alternative. I use Unison on my Mac for this (you didn't say whether you were intending to run this on Linux or Mac OS X, there are similar programs available on Linux).
Never heard of Unison, the only one I knew of was Heimdall.
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Unison is pretty good, I've been using it successfully for several years.

It can function as an nntp client for normal Usenet reading but it does all the stuff you would expect for file handling and downloading as well. I don't use Usenet anything like as much as I used to but if you do it's worth having a look at here Panic - Unison - The Best Usenet Browser / Newsreader, Only For Mac OS X.

I have no relationship with the company that makes it other than being a satisfied customer.
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Umm well I gave this a try with my S2 and I can't get it to recognize the phone. I don't get that green box on the left when I connect my phone.
Does it work with Mac os Lion cuz thats what Im running
Is there something else I need to install ??
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Never heard of Unison, the only one I knew of was Heimdall.
Re-reading your post, I realised that there has been a misunderstanding.

Unison is an alternative to newsleecher, not Heimdall (see daz_2000's post above). Heimdall is the only Mac alternative to Odin and, as you say, appears still to be a work in progress.

For most of my life I have hated Windows with a passion (actually, that's a slight exaggeration as it hasn't been around for most of my life, but you get the picture) and it has never been my primary OS. However, there are a few programs for which there are no good alternatives and which only run on Windows. That being the case, I have always had at least one machine (amongst my collection currently numbering 23) that will run Windows, usually dual booting. I cannot bring myself to pollute my lovely MacBook Pro with Windows but I do dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7 on one of my laptops and that is how I run Odin.

Having said this, I have been impressed with Windows 7 and, while it is far from being as pretty or elegant to use as Mac OS X, it's stable and eminently usable. Coming so soon after the worst version of Windows ever (judged by the standards of its time) I am amazed at the improvements that Microsoft have made to produce 7.
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Umm well I gave this a try with my S2 and I can't get it to recognize the phone. I don't get that green box on the left when I connect my phone.
Does it work with Mac os Lion cuz thats what Im running
Is there something else I need to install ??
Strange, I see that another poster above had the same problem, but it worked for mine

I'll run a few tests on my end and I'll update the app if I need to modify the wrapper. Sorry about that guys, I thought it would work for others too
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Would be good to get something working on the mac as every time i want to do anything with odin, I have to use one of the pc's at work... bit of a pain.

Does anybody know if windows odin would work on mac parallels?

As there is no re-boot (on the computer) during the flash process, I can't see why it wouldn't work unless some clever programmer person can tell me I'm talking rubbish because the dilithium crystal oscillator needs low level direct hyper ram routing
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It wont detect my phone either. Has there been a solution to this yet?
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I just downloaded this and went to install it and a window popped up saying that it contains "OSX.FkCodec.i" malware. Has this happened to anyone else? I am running OS 10.6.

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I'm having the same problem. Odin won't detect my SII. Anyone have a solution. I'd love to install ICS.
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Strange, I see that another poster above had the same problem, but it worked for mine

I'll run a few tests on my end and I'll update the app if I need to modify the wrapper. Sorry about that guys, I thought it would work for others too
Hi! I see this forum has been inactive for about a year now. But I am running the same problem. I only have a Mac. I am trying to root my Galaxy Note 3 N9009. I downloaded the version at the top of this forum but it's not detecting my phone even from the other USB ports of iMac.

Is there a new version of Odin for Mac? Thank you!
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Hi! I see this forum has been inactive for about a year now. But I am running the same problem. I only have a Mac. I am trying to root my Galaxy Note 3 N9009. I downloaded the version at the top of this forum but it's not detecting my phone even from the other USB ports of iMac.

Is there a new version of Odin for Mac? Thank you!
I don't know if there is a new version of Odin for Mac, but you might want to check to make sure you are running the latest version of Wine. You would do this by right clicking on the application "Odin" and choosing "Show Package Contents" or something similar. If the Wineskin is not opening in your OS, then an old version of Wine is a likely culprit. Once the wineskin is up to date, it does not appear to be picky about the age of the software it contains.

That said, I do not know if Odin itself has been updated lately. I'm looking for a good back to stock option for my Galaxy S4 on AT&T. Stupid AT&T and their MF3 bootlocks.
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There was never any version of Odin for MacOS; the linked download was simply the then-current Windows program "wrapped" to be usable in WINE.

It may be worth trying Heimdall as there's sure to have been improvements in over a year.
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