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Name: Heimdall
Homepage: http://glassechidna.com.au/heimdall/
Open Source: Yes
Source: https://github.com/Benjamin-Dobell/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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Given there are other open source tools for flashing Android phones and this hasn't been updated in over two years, is there a particular reason this needs to be included?

Which other tools are available in the repos? This one seemed quite reliable and lightweight, but if there's something else I could use that as well.

I didn't say there was other tools in the repo, just that other flashing tools exist. Like just using the flash function in fastboot to flash a custom ROM and a recovery env like TWRP. In which case, adb and fastboot have already been requested.

mathiascode added a comment.EditedNov 6 2016, 11:00 PM

I see. I believe most Samsung devices don't support fastboot, since they have their own download mode. Only a leaked Odin program by Samsung and Heimdall work with the download mode afaik, but I might be wrong.

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TWRP ? for flashing stock rom? heimdall is the tool.

Thanks Captain Obvious, I'm fully aware it is a tool. I was inquiring if other tools like fastboot work too.

I believe most Samsung devices don't support fastboot, since they have their own download mode. Only a leaked Odin program by Samsung and Heimdall work with the download mode afaik, but I might be wrong.

Gotcha.

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JoshStrobl triaged this task as Low priority.Nov 7 2016, 9:48 AM
JoshStrobl moved this task from Backlog to Accepted For Inclusion on the Package Requests board.