Download Odin for Linux
Earlier Odin was only supported for Windows Operating systems and now you can use Odin for Linux Operating systems thanks to its developers. Odin is popular as the best flash stock firmware on samsung Galaxy devices. Heimdall is a freeware and a cross-platform tool for flashing Stock ROM. So, if you are going to flash Samsung Stock Firmware from your Linux or Mac devices, then Heimdall will be the best choice for you.
How does Heimdall perform?
It needs to connect with a mobile device via USB and then join with software executing on the device known as Loke. Heimdall and Loke can communicate through the custom protocol known as “Odin Protocol” developed by Samsung. “Libusbx” is the well known open-source USB library which is operated by Heimdall.
Samsung developed a firmware flashing tool “Odin” for their Samsung users. The software “Loke” executes on the Samsung devices and support the performance requires to flash. The name ‘Heimdall’ is created after the Norse god and guardian of the Bifrost Bridge.
Why do we use Heimdall instead of Samsung’s tool, Odin?
Because Odin is only compatible with Windows Operating systems apart from its unreliability and inefficiency. Additionally, Odin is not officially supported software by samsung.
Let’s download Odin for Linux
Keep in mind that there you can find multiple files which can be downloaded for Heimdall. Therefore, download the suitable file for the specific distribution which runs on your Linux environment.
You can find different linux distribution environments in the below.
Heimdall System Requirements
- USB communication in Heimdall is operated by libusb-1.0.
- Uses the Samsung device in download mode.
- Heimdall executes on Linux, OS X and Windows (XP, Vista, 7, etc.)
Important things with Heimdall Flash Tool
- Do not eject the USB cable before complete the process
- The Galaxy S displays to be executing com[letely unreliable USB control software.
Heimdall tested devices:
fedora18-heimdall-1.4.0-44.1.x86_64.rpm DOWNLOAD Mirror Link (Mega) DOWNLOAD
ubuntu12.10-heimdall_1.4.0-0_amd64.deb DOWNLOAD Mirror Link (Mega) DOWNLOAD
ubuntu12.10-heimdall_1.4.0-0_i386.deb DOWNLOAD Mirror Link (Mega) DOWNLOAD