sorry I only thought I did, but noooo.... anyway I used fastboot in the end
...but still learned a few interesting things...
yeah I guess PMing dev is the best...need to get my money back....or try to resuscitate your usb port like I did - similar to this yt video, needle method: -->www-you-tube-com/watch?v=R6p0Eg-yq3A<--- , it died again 2 mins after 'fastboot oem lock'
mobile odin...do note: I was able to flash single partition, done this for recovery partition, still it's quite risky or even impossible this way?
verified as much that state of the bootloader lock has no affect on odin, i.e it doesn't work whatever the setting and how you set it, I used bootunlocker, here on the forums there is a "dd method" which does exactly the same (flipping 1 bit in 1 place).
btw. flash/mix of different rom / boot / loader / recovery versions... in case sbd would get the idea to mix boot 4.0 with rom 4.2, might not always be a good idea I guess
one last thing: seems essentially the update files for mobile odin can be created exactly in the way described in the first post.