ODIN is a handy, yet powerful tool for Samsung Galaxy Android devices that allows users to flash firmware updates and kernels with relatively simple interface. Before, we has discuss lot of Desktop Odin function and tutorial. So, now ,lets us look more details on Mobile Odin- a tool that allows rooted users to flash firmware straight from the app’s interface.
Today, developer Chainfire has updated and released new version of Mobile ODIN Application. This latest version of mobile Odin now support Galaxy S3. Mobile ODIN is the on-device firmware flasher of choice. Just throw those firmware files on your Galaxy S3(internal or external) SD card, start Mobile ODIN and flash away.
Important Noted: Your Galaxy S3 device must be rooted to be able to use Mobile ODIN. Check the Tutorial link here below on how to root Galaxy S3.
Desktop Odin is free but Mobile Odin Pro not is free application, it is available download from Google Play Store for $4.98. Flashing with Mobile ODIN is easy and here is the general info on how to use mobile Odin (we will show you example on how to use Mobile Odin to flash custom firmware soon):
Step 1: You start off by starting the app. The app will check your system has everything the app needs to continue (like root). It may need to download an additional package, so it is advised you have Wi-Fi available.
Step 2: Now you should see the main Mobile ODIN screen. It will list a set of partitions. Clicking a partition will allow you to select a file from your SD card to flash to that partition. Do not worry about selecting the wrong file – Mobile ODIN will not let you. Separate files (named after the partition) as well as .tar and .tar.md5 files are supported.
Step 3: From the desktop ODIN you may be used to “PDA”, “PHONE”, and “CSC” buttons. All three of these buttons have been replaced by the “Open file …” button.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.
Step 4: Now that we have selected what we want to flash, if you have the Pro version you can proceed to the EverRoot section. The EverRoot options allows you to root your firmware while it is being flashed. Never again will you be without root! Select here which apps you want to inject in the firmware that is being flashed.
Step 5: Now that we are all done selecting partitions and configuring EverRoot, we continue to “Flash firmware”. Mobile ODIN will gather all the information it needs and perform the flash. Before starting, however, it will check that your battery level is over 50%, and if applicable offer to verify MD5 checksums on the files you have selected to flash. If all is well, it will reboot into recovery mode, and flash the firmware you have selected.
Download Mobile Odin for Galaxy S3: Google Play Store.
Developer Link: Chainfire
FAQ: What is “PDA”, “PHONE”, and “CSC”?
PDA: This is usually the only thing you will use. You click on PDA, choose the rom’s file, then plug your phone in then click start. This is generally what’s done, but may vary. Always follow the instructions for the ROM you are installing
PIT, PHONE, and CSC: Usually, you will not use any of these. If you have to, the ROM install instructions should tell you what to d0.
FAQ: What is Benefit use Mobile Odin compare to desktop Odin?
Flashing with Mobile ODIN does NOT increase your custom kernel flash counter or make the yellow warning triangle appear.