Originally Posted by gameriot
I have a Mac, so I can't get Odin. I'll check it out. Could you link it?
#1. The TW rom that I find best for me is Shostock2.1 It's already very mature, stable and zero issues.
Here's the link if you want another option:
#2. As to the Mac and no Odin thing. . . . I use a Mac (a couple of them, actually) and found that Heimdal can be made to work, but some folks feel it is not as user friendly/easy to use as Odin. (Btw, you should not need a custom driver to use Heimdal -its a mac and should see your phone w/o driver issues!)
I have used it, but maybe it's just my experience, there have been sometimes when you have everything set up correctly, Heimdal still seems to choke, or just not complete the task (or see the tar file that you want to use!).
Anyway, the newer versions seem better, please check out the current version of Heimdal and the Heimdal front end package?
Here is a Heimdal link in case you want to check: http://www.glassechidna.com.au/products/heimdall/
The site should have instructions on how to get your file -the stock image or rom image that you want to load and make sure it's the right one and also that its in a form Heimdal can use. . .
Also, here is another very good
, informative thread of someone's experience restoring his i337 using Heimdal! It might be helpful (and it is just a few posts down from yours
#3. But even on a MAC you CAN
use Odin! Odin generally works well and if Heimdal seems to complicated or you can't get it working, then you could open your options up significantly if you can either:
(1) use bootcamp and boot into a windows OS, or
(2) use Parallels/VM Ware Fusion and use windows in a virtual window.
Bootcamp is 100% windows running on your mac and is rock-solid, while the VM machine approach also is mature and pretty good, if occasionally temperamental...
If you can do this, then you can use Odin and work on phone with all the tools that most folks here have and use to good effect.