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I like to know if there's a way to flash my Galaxy 5 (I5500) via Linux. I found Heimdall, but it only works with Samsung's Galaxy S.

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I've seen people post about using Odin and some indication that Heimdall may also work. I personally would experiment, but I understand if you don't want to take the risk. – Matthew Read Jan 19 '12 at 2:00
I tried to use Heimdall but it's not compatible with G5. Have an alternative to it? – Tiago Hillebrandt Jan 19 '12 at 14:14
Have you tried Odin over Wine? – Evil Angel May 24 '12 at 15:15

you can use mobile odin to flash ROMs directly from your device.Galaxy 5 (I5500) is supported. See the thread at xda developers:

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Many people at xda make tar's from files. Maybe there is a way to make cwm flashable files from odin flashable tar files.

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I could never get Heimdall to work properly. I wound up flashing my ROM directly from ADB instead:

adb shell
/sbin/recovery --wipe_data

(romname being whatever your zip file's name is, and at the root of the SD card)

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