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Default [Q] Flash .tar.md5 firmware without PC?

Title says everything.. Is it possible to flash odin firmware using phone only?
I mean, using CWM, stock recovery, converting tar.md5 files to flasheable zips, etc etc
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Title says everything.. Is it possible to flash odin firmware using phone only?
I mean, using CWM, stock recovery, converting tar.md5 files to flasheable zips, etc etc
If compatible use mobile odin for flas tar

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Title says everything.. Is it possible to flash odin firmware using phone only?
I mean, using CWM, stock recovery, converting tar.md5 files to flasheable zips, etc etc
If compatible use mobile odin for flash tar

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It doesn't support galaxy S advance (gt-I9070)..
any other way?
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It doesn't support galaxy S advance (gt-I9070)..
any other way?
You can type (for example, kernel file into internal memory) into terminal emulator: dd if=/sdcard/kernel.bin.md5 of=/dev/block/mmcblk0p15 (before typing this command write su and confirm superuser access)

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I want to flash claro argentina jb official firmware in a friend's s advance.. I read somewhere that shell method is a bit risky.... Is that true?

Also I think I can't flash the whole os by using the os.. Isn't cwm a more logical method?
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I want to flash claro argentina jb official firmware in a friend's s advance.. I read somewhere that shell method is a bit risky.... Is that true?

Also I think I can't flash the whole os by using the os.. Isn't cwm a more logical method?
On CWM you can't flash .tar.md5, and into shell you can flash only the components of the package. To flash these firmwares use Odin

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Cocore kernel can be flashed with a zip file via cwm! It is provided on it's thread..
That zip file has the kernel with tar.md5 extention in it..

Maybe there is some way to do the same with firmwares with tar.md5 extention..


All my smartphones were Sonys, so I'm not used to Samsung methods of flashing.. Sorry if I keep asking noob questions!
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Cocore kernel can be flashed with a zip file via cwm! It is provided on it's thread..
That zip file has the kernel with tar.md5 extention in it..

Maybe there is some way to do the same with firmwares with tar.md5 extention..


All my smartphones were Sonys, so I'm not used to Samsung methods of flashing.. Sorry if I keep asking noob questions!
That's why I said that only the components of an extracted package of stock ROMs can be flashed with shell, Cocore is packed into a flashable zip that when flashed in CWM the script runs busybox and tells to it the commands to flash that tar.md5 and where to flash it, but (for example) if you want to flash it without CWM you can use shell because is only a component and not the entire firmware!, the only way to flash a stock Samsung firmware is to use Odin. For questions: no one is born learned.
 
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Actually I want to flash via cwm because my friend has few free time, so I have to go wherever he is to flash stock rom because he is having a hardware issue and he is still under guarantee

Phone is rooted, so it should have busybox.. It also has stock kernel, but I downloaded "temporary cwm" zip to flash jellymod and it seems to work well..

Is it still not possible to do it?
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