Odin on GNU/LinuxSupport

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  1. purplewakanda

    purplewakanda Well-Known Member

    Has anyone tried flashing the phone from a GNU/Linux box using odin? How safe is it?

    I'm using Fedora 12 x86.

  2. Russ Dill

    Russ Dill Well-Known Member

    Haven't, but I really wish I had the time to run odin on windows through a usb data capture. It'd be o so nice to have a spec.
  3. frostering

    frostering Member

    You can try Odin with Virtualbox. But I tried it and didn't work..
  4. atbeyi

    atbeyi Well-Known Member

    if pass through can handle it with VirtualBox we can do it but honestly i don't think it will work.. can't understand why a Linux powered device can't be handled with a Linux box :S
  5. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    because odin is a leaked samsung tool
    the only people that are supposed to have them are samsung repair centres and samsung themselves
  6. atbeyi

    atbeyi Well-Known Member

    No Rastaman, i am not talking about odin.. i am worried that there is no tool for linux users. Android is linux based, we are using linux boxes but we don't have any tool to manage our phones over our pc boxes.

    except that little ddms which only works as a state/log reader and screen capturer. :S
  7. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    thing is i think the utils are manufacturer specific because of the chipset and security on them.
    while the os is linux the hardware that hosts it is manipulated for manufacture use
  8. atbeyi

    atbeyi Well-Known Member

    do you know any program which works on linux and provides some extra features than ddms does?
  9. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    i dont personally, there are some linux gurus around here tho
  10. purplewakanda

    purplewakanda Well-Known Member

    Well, it does work. I flash my phone like that.

    What were there issues you had?
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  11. apolloFER

    apolloFER Well-Known Member

    Ignore it. Misunderstood. :D

    P.S. There really should be "delete post". I'm pretty sure vBul has it. :D
  12. purplewakanda

    purplewakanda Well-Known Member

    Well, it works 100%. But you have make changes in your linux box so that VirtualBox can recognise your usb devices.

    I bought this phone thinking that I could use a linux box to flash it. I personally hate windows. Only under unavoidable circumstances I use the VirtualBox.
  13. atbeyi

    atbeyi Well-Known Member

    you tried and it works? did i get it right?

    by using usb pass through?

    so you are not using ose?

    last month or a few months ago i tried to use pass through within ose but i couldn't find it and i didn't try the non-ose one.
  14. purplewakanda

    purplewakanda Well-Known Member

    You got it right. I'm using usb pass through.

    Edit your /etc/rc.sysinit
    if [ ! -d /proc/bus/usb ]; then
    modprobe usbcore >/dev/null 2>&1 && mount -n -t usbfs /proc/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb
    # mount -n -t usbfs /proc/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb
    mount -t usbfs -o devgid=$(awk -F: '/^vboxusers:/{print $3}' /etc/group),devmode=664 /proc/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb
    vboxusers should have the required permissions and your user account should be a member of vboxusers group.

    You could add this to /etc/fstab for a permanent mount
    /proc/bus/usb /proc/bus/usb usbfs devgid=501,devmode=664 0 0

    501 should be replaced with the corresponding gid of vboxusers.
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  15. atbeyi

    atbeyi Well-Known Member

    i will check the commands tomorrow and will give try thanks

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy running GalaxHero using Tapatalk
  16. alanfischer85

    alanfischer85 Member

    Hi, I flashed with galaxo 1.6.2 natively in my Ubuntu.
    Can help you if you want.
  17. KlaymenDK

    KlaymenDK Well-Known Member

    Please do -- by writing a HOWTO, and posting it here. The admins will take it from there, making sure it's stickied and so on. :)[​IMG]
  18. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Well-Known Member

    i think you might need to klayman, i no longer have access due to my activity
  19. purplewakanda

    purplewakanda Well-Known Member

    Hoping to see the HOW TO soon. :)
  20. atbeyi

    atbeyi Well-Known Member

    But he says Galaxo .. if i understood right.. i usually do it..

    its really easy..

    we can flash the recovery within Ubuntu, and after all with the recovery everything is easy..
  21. turkievicz

    turkievicz Well-Known Member

    I'm interested too, because nowadays I use another computer with Windows to use the Odin.
    I'm looking forward to see the HOW TO.
  22. Andronix

    Andronix Well-Known Member

    Options are only wine or windows inside vmware/vbox. I wouln't suggest to play with that while flashing, although I believe it would work.
  23. atbeyi

    atbeyi Well-Known Member

    really glad to see lots of people using GNU/Linux :)
  24. atbeyi

    atbeyi Well-Known Member

  25. alanfischer85

    alanfischer85 Member

    You can use this tutorial:

    Flash rom Galaxo 1.6.2 and 1.6.1 - Windows tutorial - Samsung Galaxy

    and download fastboot from the link within:

    The only difference is that on Flash rom Galaxo 1.6.2 and 1.6.1 - Windows tutorial - Samsung Galaxy, where it says:

    Go to tools/ directory of the SDK using command line cd C:\android-sdk-windows\tools on my PC.
    Install the recovery:
    In the DOS command prompt, type: fastboot flash recovery recovery.img Do not hit Enter key yet!

    You can exchange for:


    sudo ./fastboot flash recovery recovery.img

    Note: Using sudo you don't need to change udev rules as it says in the beginning of


    Hope it helps!

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