Heimdall is a cross-platform tool that is used to flash firmware (ROMs) onto Samsung mobile devices. Heimdall is available for Windows, Mac OS, and Linux platforms. So, it can be used as Samsung’s Odin alternative for macOS, and Linux. Here you can download Heimdall for macOS, Linux, and Windows.
What is Heimdall Tool?
Heimdall is an open-source, cross-platform tool suite used to flash firmware (ROMs) onto Android-based Samsung devices. It is developed by Glass Echidna (link).
Samsung Odin software is only available for Windows OS. As a result, Heimdall was developed to support the users using macOS and Linux platforms to be able to flash firmware without Samsung’s official Odin tool.
Which Samsung mobile phones Heimdall is tested with?
Users of Heimdall tool have reported success with a wide variety of Samsung mobile phones and tablets around the world. However, Heimdall is tested officially with below listed Samsung Smartphone models.
Download Heimdall for Linux, macOS, and Windows
Heimdall is available for all the three major platforms, and you can download the official latest version of Heimdall Tool from below.
Download Heimdall for Windows
Heimdall suite for Windows OS includes – Heimdall command-line tool, Heimdall frontend GUI, and Samsung USB Drivers.
File Name: heimdall-suite-1.4.0-win32.zip
Size: 9.54 MB
Compatible with: Windows 10/7/8/8.1/XP
System architecture supported: 32-bit and 64-bit
Note: You must have Microsoft Visual C++ 2012 redistributables installed on your system.
Download Heimdall for macOS (Samsung Odin for Mac)
Heimdall suite for macOS X includes – Heimdall command-line tool, Heimdall Frontend GUI, and Codeless kext (driver alternative).
File Name: heimdall-suite-1.4.0-mac.dmg
Size: 6.96 MB
Download Heimdall for Linux (Samsung Odin for Linux)
Heimdall suite for Linux platform includes – Heimdall command line package, Heimdall frontend package.
Heimdall command-line package includes:
- Heimdall command-line tool.
- udev rules (for non-root USB access).
Heimdall Frontend package includes:
- Heimdall Frontend – graphical UI only.
Note: To use Heimdall Frontend, you must also install the command-line package.
Once downloaded, you can start flashing Samsung firmware on Samsung mobile devices using Heimdall Tool.
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