How do you flash new firmware on Samsung Android devices? For now, we only know the standard methods of flashing firmware: by using recovery, by using ODIN software from PC or by installing official firmware updates through Samsung KIES. Wouldn’t it be better if there was a tool to do it directly from your Android phone? There is.
Mobile ODIN allows you to install / flash firmware on Samsung devices directly from your Android phone without the need of a PC. It is the on-device firmware flasher of choice. Just throw the firmware files on your (internal or external) SD card, start Mobile ODIN and flash away. No extra tools/devices required. Just make sure this software requires your Android phone to be rooted from before.
ODIN allows you to flash official software updates, custom ROMs and leaked firmwares for various Samsung devices. Samsung KIES does the same for just official updates and firmwares along with some other features of syncing data and transferring photos/videos to your computer. Mobile ODIN provides full firmware flashing, straight from your device.
Mobile ODIN is available in two versions: Mobile ODIN Lite and Mobile ODIN Pro. The Lite version is available for free on XDA-Developers (download link given below), whereas Mobile ODIN Pro is the paid version which is available for $5 on Google Play Store.
Features of Mobile ODIN:
- Flashing with Mobile ODIN is easy. 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.
- 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 All three of these buttons have been replaced by the “Open file …” button.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.
Currently supported devices:
- Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000
- Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000B
- Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000M
- Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9003
- Rogers Captivate SGH-I896
- AT&T Captivate SGH-I897
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7″ GT-P1000
- Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100
- Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100T
- AT&T Galaxy S2 SGH-I777
- Sprint Epic 4G Touch SPH-D710
- Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000
- Samsung Galaxy S2 SHW-M250S
- Samsung Galaxy Note GT-I9220
- Samsung/Google Galaxy Nexus (GSM) Maguro/Yakju/GT-I9250
- Samsung/Google Galaxy Nexus (CDMA/LTE) Toro/Mysid/SCH-I515 (no cdma radio flashing)
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7″ GT-P6800
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7″ Wi-Fi GT-P6810
- Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5500
- Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5500B
- Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5500L
- Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5500T
- Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5500M
- Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503
- Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5503T
- Samsung Galaxy 5 GT-I5508
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus GT-P6200
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Wi-Fi GT-P6210
- Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9003L
- Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100G
- Samsung Galaxy S2 SHW-M250K
- Samsung Galaxy S2 SC-02C
- Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100M
- Samsung Galaxy S3 GT-I9300
- Samsung Galaxy S2 SCH-R760 (US Cellular)
We are soon going to post tutorials using the Mobile ODIN app as well. Other than the ODIN and recovery options pt install custom ROMs, Mobile ODIN will be an added option if other tools don’t work for you for any reason.
Download Mobile ODIN
Mobile ODIN can be downloaded from here: Download Mobile ODIN