Download Odin for Linux and Mac OS devices. Odin is the go-to tool if you want to flash stock firmware on your Samsung devices. But unfortunately, it is only available for Windows at the moment. Heimdall is a cross-platform open-source tool suite used to flash stock firmware (aka ROMs) onto Samsung mobile devices on Linux and Mac OS X. It is completely open source, so, we can be sure that the development of the tool is not going to stop anytime soon. If you are looking for a way to flash Samsung Stock Firmware from your Linux or Mac device, then look no further – Heimdall is what you are looking for. Read ahead to know more about it and download Heimdall (ODIN) for Linux and Mac.
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How does it work?
Heimdall connects to a mobile device over USB and interacts with software running on the device known as Loke. Loke and Heimdall communicate via the custom Samsung-developed protocol sometimes referred to as the ‘Odin protocol’. Low-level USB in Heimdall is handled by the popular open-source USB library, libusbx.
For internal use, Samsung developed their own firmware flashing tool known as ‘Odin’, named after the king of gods in Norse mythology. Loke, the software component that runs on the Samsung devices and provides the functionality necessary to flash, also seems to be named after an important character in Norse mythology (often translated as Loki). In this vein, our software was named ‘Heimdall’ after the Norse god and guardian of the Bifrost Bridge.
Why use Heimdall when we can use Samsung’s tool, Odin?
Aside from being slow and generally unreliable, Odin only runs on Windows systems. Furthermore, Odin is ‘leaked software’ that is not officially supported by Samsung, freely available, or well understood by the community at large.
If you need more information about the tool, you can head over to the developer’s website here.
Download Odin for Linux and Mac: Heimdall Download
You can download Heimdall by visiting the below links:
Mac OS X: Download
If you are interested, there is a version of Heimdall for Windows as well. Grab it here. If you are planning to your Heimdall on Windows, then you must have Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 Redistributables installed on your PC.
How to Use Heimdall on Linux and Mac OS
If you are new to this space, then the below videos might be able to help you out.
Mac OS X:
If you have any doubts and need any clarification, do visit the developer’s site here or leave a comment below!