Heimdall is a cross-platform open-source tool suite used to flash firmware (aka ROMs) onto Samsung Galaxy S devices.

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How can I fix this Heimdall Control transfer failed (result -9) for flashing a recovery?

I am getting a "WARNING: Control transfer #1 failed. Result: -9" problem that looks like it might be causing a failure for heimdall to flash a recovery to my Samsung Galaxy S Duos GT-S7562 phone. I ...
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Help a beginner who is about to install cyanogenmod 13 on a samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 edition

I have a Samsung Galaxy note 10.1 2014 edition that is my love. It is my daily driver too. I recently upgraded to lollipop, but faced issues with graphics quality being dropped due to some memory ...
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Samsung Galaxy Tab S LTE (SM-T705) - How to Unroot Using Heimdall?

I currently have TWRP and CM13 on the device. I'm trying to unroot the device by flashing back the stock ROM. I have downloaded the ROM T705XXU1BOL2_T705OLB1BOL2_T705DXU1BOJ1_HOME.tar.md5. However, ...
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Heimdall Error Protocol initialisation failed! on Ubuntu

I want to install CyanogenMod on my Samsung Galaxy S5. I'd downloaded the version and did the excact steps from the wiki. But when I try to flash with Heimdall I get this error: Ubuntu-Laptop:~/...
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searching for pit for Heimdall compatible with Samsung Galaxy S3 sch-s968c baseband h2

I have been trying to upgrade the android on my Samsung Galaxy s3 model number Sch-s968c. I have found many posts on the baseband H1 but I can not find one on baseband H2 without having to downgrade ...
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What does the ROM files (FACTORYFS, HIDDEN, CACHE, PARAM, etc.) mean?

Flashing my Galaxy S 2 i9100 (after breaking with CyanogenMod update CM-13.x) I used the following command: sudo heimdall flash \ --FACTORYFS factoryfs.img \ --CACHE cache.img \ --HIDDEN ...
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Flashing seems not possible

I own an Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 10.1 wifi (picassowifi). I flashed the recovery with TWRP and installed CyanogenMod 10 on it. After a couple of months I tried installing a nightly update for ...
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How to flash twrp on SGS3 i9300 via Heimdall

By mistake I did a factory reset on my SGS3 i9300. First I tried to get root with CWM-SuperSU-v0.94.zip-method found somewhere in www. Ordinarily it was with CWM-SuperSU-v0.87.zip but I used v0.94. ...
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How to use *.img file instead of *.pit file with Heimdall?

I have downloaded .img file for TWRP recovery. How I should use it with Heimdall? It seems that Heimdall accepts .pit files, not .img!
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Flashing Samsung S5 with Heimdall on Windows stalls on “initialising protocol”

I'm trying to flash my Samsung Galaxy S5 to CM according to the klte wiki. When I get to step seven (heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img --no-reboot), heimdall gets to the Initialising protocol... ...
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Heimdall errors, “ERROR: Failed to detect compatible download-mode device.”

When trying to flash a Galaxy S3 (ATT), I get ERROR: Failed to detect compatible download-mode device. below is the log, $ sudo heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery.img Heimdall v1.4.0 Copyright ...
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Can I make a full backup of my phone with Odin and without root?

As a follow up to this question, is it possible to use Odin (or Heimdall) to save a complete image of my phone without root? Odin already allows me to completely overwrite pretty much everything on ...
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Heimdall/JOdin: “We could not obtain the PIT file. We tried, but it didn't work.”

I'm trying to root my Samsung S6, but I don't have a Windows computer. Luckily, JOdin works on Linux too and it connects to my phone, so I am now much closer to my goal. But now I am facing a new ...
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Possible Soft-Brick Fix for my Galaxy S4

So, prior to my stupidity, I made a system.img dump via dd However, after my stupidity (tried flashing some lib files....), I am now stuck with only stock recovery mode, or download mode. How can I ...
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Unable to flash CWM recovery to GS3 over stock 4.1 with Heimdall

I want to root and upgrade to 4.1 a just-unboxed Samsung Galaxy S3. After running the official OTA update with stock Samsung ROM, I tried to follow the tutorial here with openSUSE. I installed ...
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Recover data from SM-N900 - Heimdall/Odin help

I have a SM-N900 (Note 3 Exynos), the password for which is forgotten![1], but there is data that need to be recovered. I am trying to flash TWRP, or CWM recovery image so that I can at least get to ...
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Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100) stuck @boot & unable to flash

Nearly three years ago my Samsung Galaxy S2 (i9100) system completely broke (after about 1 or 1.5 years of what I would call normal Samsung usage :D - a lot of errors and problems, but usually fixable)...
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After installing CyanogenMod 12+ fastboot is not working

I installed CyanogenMode 12+ in my S2 device. Every thing was working fine and I used fastboot to flash the ROM. After installing CM when I go to download mode again, fastboot didn't detect the ...
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Need Help Unbricking Samsung S3 (GT-i9300)

below is a full and detailed account of what I have tried so far and where I think may be problems. I need someone with experience/in-depth knowledge of these sort of issues to give me a hand. Okay ...
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CWM won't update

I'm trying to install CM11 to my Galaxy Note N7000.. I managed to install CWM v5.8.1.8 using download mode.. But couldn't update it using download mode! heimdall show that installation is OK, but ...
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Heimdall error libusb error: -12

I have installed the C++ redistributables, but everytime I try flashing ClockworkMod Recovery, it fails with an libusb error: -12 C:\Users\new1\Desktop>heimdall detect Device detected C:\Users\...
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Installed CWM on note 2, but the phone is not rooted

I've used Heimdall 1.4.0 on my mac to install CWM 6.0.4.3 (file name: recovery-clockwork-6.0.4.3-n7100) on my Samsung Note 2 GT-N7100 with android 4.3, the installation went smooth with no issues. I ...
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Cannot boot into recovery (Samsung Galaxy S)

My GT-I9000 device recently got stuck in a bootloop, and now I'm trying to put CyanogenMod on it, hoping that this would fix the situation. I can use Heimdall to install the ClockworkMod Recovery on ...
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How to flash a custom recovery with heimdall (without touching the main system)?

The first recommended step in the installation of CyanogenMod on Samsung Galaxy S is flashing a custom recovery like ClockworkMod or the one from Replicant with a command like: heimdall flash --...
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On S3 Mini, Heimdall ERROR: Partition “RECOVERY” does not exist in the specified PIT

Following this guide for Samsung S3 Mini to install recovery: http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_i9300 Started up in download mode connected USB in Terminal (Linux user), typed in ...
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“Failed to detect compatible download-mode device” on Mac Lion with Samsung Galaxy S2

Hi I'm using the cyanmodgen wiki to install it. but I'm stuck on the first step. Whenever i do sudo heimdall flash --kernel zImage I get : Initialising connection... Detecting device... Failed ...
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What is heimdall PIT file?

What is PIT file that is generated by heimdall? Is the PIT format a general format which is used by other software as well? or is a format dedicated to Heimdall? If it is general format that could ...
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MAC OSX Heimdall Failed to confirm end of file transfer sequence!

I am getting the error: Failed to confirm end of file transfer sequence!” when using Heimdall on Mac OSx. The error in terminal: Kathryns-MacBook-Pro:~ david$ sudo heimdall flash --RECOVERY ./...
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Heimdall errors, “ERROR: Failed to confirm end of file transfer sequence!”

Using Heimdall v1.4 RC1 to flash Clockworkmod Recovery on a Samsung S4, I get the following, $ sudo heimdall flash --RECOVERY ./recovery.img --no-reboot Heimdall v1.4 RC1 Copyright (c) 2010-2012, ...
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How do I install a custom recovery on a Note 3 from OS X?

I have a Note 3. I want to install CyanogenMod on it, so I will need a custom recovery. My computer is OS X. http://wiki.cyanogenmod.org/w/Install_CM_for_hlte says: If you've applied the 4.4.x ...
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Heimdall error: Setting up interface failed!

While trying to know the pits available in my phone (Samsung GT-I9082, the Grand Duos) heimdall (in Linux) throwed me this error. What does it mean? How to resolve it?
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Heimdall Failed to confirm end of file transfer sequence!

I have problem flashing my galaxy core SYSTEM with Heimdall using system.img.ext4 ~/Desktop/lll$ sudo heimdall flash --SYSTEM system.img.ext4 Heimdall v1.4.0 Copyright (c) 2010-2013, ...
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Heimdall errors, “ERROR: Partition ”recovery“ does not exist in the specified PIT.”

When I try to flash my S4 with Heimdal and put on clockworkmod, i get the follow, $ sudo heimdall flash --recovery ./clockworkmod_6.0.3.2_jfltespr.img --no-reboot Heimdall v1.4.0 Copyright (c) 2010-...
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Heimdall 1.4.0 (Final) error "Failed to confirm end of file transfer sequence!” on Galaxy S4

Using Heimdall 1.4.0 on Mavericks on a Galaxy S4 SGH-I337 to flash CWM, I get: sudo heimdall flash --RECOVERY recovery-clockwork-touch-6.0.4.7-jflteatt.img --no-reboot Password: Heimdall v1.4....
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Heimdall errors

Doesnt work. trying to install a new recovery rom on a samsung s4 i9505 heimdall flash --recovery openrecovery-twrp-2.6.3.0-jgedlte.img Heimdall v1.3.1, Copyright (c) 2010-2011, Benjamin Dobell, ...
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How to flash Samsung devices from a GNU/Linux host running on ARM architecture?

To flash a Samsung Galaxy S (where do not have root access in the currently running OS, and with a stock recovery) with a new firmware (OS), I need to connect it with a USB cable to another computer ...
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Galaxy S2 stuck in boot loop (nor reco, no safe mode working)

I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100 that when hot after intensive use, the day after while rebooting it got stuck to the Samsung initial logo screen and could never start again. I have tried the boot ...
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Which version of Heimdall to use with S2 or S3?

I think this is a pretty straight forward question. I have a Galaxy S2 (i727) and a Galaxy S3 (i747) and I'd like to use Heimdall with both of them, but can't seem to find which version of Heimdall ...
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How can I flash ClockworkMod with Heimdall on Galaxy Mini?

I tried to flash ClockworkMod with Heimdall on my Galaxy Mini by doing the following: I go into download mode Plug in my phone Go into the recovery image folder Run heimdall flash --kernel ...
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Samsung S3 i9300 rooted with Heimdall. Am I able to unroot with ODIN?

I rooted my phone with the Samsung Galaxy S III: Full Update Guide I stumbled when I tried to flash the CyanogenMod. I do not get the install from zip file command while in the ClockworkMod recovery ...
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Tar header contains invalid size

I've been trying to open a .tar.md5 file containing a cellphone software update using Heimdall under Mac OSX Snow Leopard. The file was extracted from a .zip downloaded from sammobile.com containing ...
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Heimdall firmware package of cyanogemmod

How I can get a Heimdall firmware package of CyanogenMod? For example, I want get this firmware, convert it to Odin images, and package and flash it with Heimdall. Is it possible?
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'Failed to access device' when trying to root Samsung Galaxy S 2.3.3 with Heimdall

I want to install CyanogenMod on my Samsung Galaxy S. In order to do that it needs to be rooted first of course. For that I followed the the explanation on the CyanogenMod wiki to the letter. However,...
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Backup Samsung Fascinate running ICS, make ODIN-flashable image

I have Samsung Fascinate running ICS. It's very easy to break the OS, such as: by improperly booting into recovery. I want to make a backup, which I could flash using ODIN. Does anyone know what ...