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Questions tagged [heimdall]

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

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heimdall libusb error -1

I am trying to flash TWRP on Samsung Galaxy S6 that I inherited from someone else, there was already some custom software on it, but I am not sure what exactly. File transfer to a computer works fine. ...
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Attempting to flash TWRP on Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 simply doesn't work

I'm attempting to flash and boot into TWRP to install LineageOS, but try as I might the process described on the LOS website simply doesn't work. My first step is to attempt to flash TWRP via Heimdall....
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Flash Galay S 3 Mini on Linux

I tried to root my Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini (GT-I8190) to pull the boot.img to flash a custom kernel. However rooting doesn't seem to be that easy for the Galaxy S3 mini. I was recommended to flash a ...
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On flashing TWRP: Custom binary blocked by FRP Lock

Whenever I try to flash TWRP I get Custom binary blocked by FRP Lock. I'm trying to flash with Heimdall.
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Unroot Galaxy Note 5 SM-N902i (XSA Australia) with Heimdall - “System UI has stopped”

I am running a linux machine and trying to unroot my Galaxy Note 5. I've downloaded the lastest firmware from sammobile: N920IDVU4CRG1_N920IXSA4CRG1_XSA.zip which extracts to: boot.img cache.img cm....
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What is a “PIT file”?

Both Heimdall and Odin have options for a PIT file. From Heimdall's option you can find, Action: print-pit Arguments: [--file <filename>] [--verbose] [--no-reboot] [--stdout-errors] [--usb-...
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SGH-T989 (UVLDH firmware) Goes into Recovery mode, but not Download

I'm trying to get my SGH-T989 into Download mode so I can flash TWRP with heimdal. It's been awhile since I've done this and from what I recall (and have researched a bit) I need to: unplug cable ...
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Bricked Note GT-8013, unable to boot from TWRP recovery (flashes logo for 1-2 secs), nor on normal mode, installed TWRP via both IMG and TAR

I'm running a Samsung Note GT-N8013. One day, my tablet fails to boot, saying that encryption had been unsuccessful; according to this answer, /data has failed to format. I can't reset the device, ...
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In Galaxy S7, cannot disable Samsung Reactivation Lock

Summary I'm trying to install a custom build of LineageOS following the instructions here. I was attempting to load a recovery image using heimdall when I'm told 'Recovery Check failed'. It turns out ...
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“No command” in recovery mode after flashing with CF auto root

Using a Samsung 5 (Model J500FN). I used Heimdall to flash the partitions (from CF-auto-root), which completes in download mode. I then reboot the phone into recovery mode and just get a "Installing ...
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S3 i9300 Soft Bricked. Heimdall says: Failed to receive handshake response. Result: -7

I have S3 i9300 CWM working w/ cannot mount errors Download mode is fine It is stuck on Samsung i9300 logo What I have tried Odin3 all version w/ pit file: fail Heimdall running on Ubuntu 64: fail ...
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Can't Restore Samsung Galaxy S3 To Factory Firmware

I installed CyanogenMod on my Samsung Galaxy S3 (SGH i747), and now I need to re-install factory firmware to network unlock my phone. Heimdall seems to be able to successfully image the firmware ...
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I'm having trouble rooting my Samsung J320P with heimdall

I can't download the pit. i connected to the device with adb. i'll try downloading the pit file and heimdall will tell me Initialising connection... Detecting device... Claiming interface... Setting ...
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How to factory reset Galaxy Note 10.1 from Odin

My Note 10.1 (N8010) won't boot - sticks at the "Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1" logo. Power+VolUp does not take me to the recovery (just reboots), but Power+VolDown does take me to "ODIN MODE", so 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 heimdall ...
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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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How to use *.img file instead of *.gz (or *.pit) file with Heimdall?

I have downloaded .img file for TWRP recovery. How I should use it with Heimdall? It seems that Heimdall accepts .gz files (or .pit files in older versions), not .img! I've tried opening an .img file ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 v1.4.0 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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“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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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 ...