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.

  • 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? – user3303 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: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1347899


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


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

adb shell
/sbin/recovery --wipe_data
/sbin/recovery --update_package=SDCARD:romname.zip

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

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