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[GUIDE] Using ODIN to flash your Epic 4G Touch (windows only)

23rd September 2011, 05:10 PM   |  #1  
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PREREQUISITES:
  • ODIN v1.85 (included at the bottom) [WINDOWS ONLY]
  • Samsung KIES (for the drivers needed)
  • Samsung Epic 4G Touch (I know - should be obvious.....) and USB cable
  • Your brain and eyes to read this ENTIRE thing BEFORE you do anything



INITIAL SETUP:
  1. Install Samsung KIES
  2. Connect your Epic 4G Touch to a Windows computer. (Sorry ODIN uses Windows only...)
  3. Wait for Windows to initialize your phone with the drivers
  4. Unzip the Odin3 v1.85.zip file to it's own directory
  5. Disconnect Epic 4G Touch from your computer


ODIN STARTUP
  1. Open up odin3 v1.85.exe and you'll see this screen
  2. Turn your E4GT off (again should be obvious) and unplug if plugged in
  3. Put your E4GT into download mode by holding down Volume-Down first and then hold down the Power button until you see this screen:



  4. Press Volume-Up to continue or Volume-Dn to restart
  5. Volume-Up gets you this screen:


You're now in Download Mode and ready to continue.


ODIN OPTIONS:
Here is the ODIN screen:


  1. Connect your E4GT to your computer.
  2. The top left box should light up like this:




    If it doesn't, close out of ODIN, unplug your phone, take the battery out, put it back in, restart computer, and repeat the ODIN STARTUP steps above.
  • PIT Button: This is for the partition structure when flashing an entire ROM
  • BOOTLOADER Button: This is for uploading a new bootloader (we don't have, and have never used this - IGNORE!)
  • PDA Button: This is for flashing kernels and ROMs (in .tar format)
  • PHONE Button: This is for the phone's RADIO/MODEM ONLY!!!!!!
  • CSC Button: Not sure - don't use.

DO NOT USE PHONE FOR ANYTHING BUT A RADIO/MODEM - YOU WILL DEFINITELY NOT BE ABLE TO USE YOUR PHONE FOR CALLS, AND YOU MAY POSSIBLY BRICK IT - YOU'VE BEEN WARNED

This concludes the basics on what ODIN is and how to use it. For the items to flash you'll find them on this site.

DISCLAIMER: YOU, AND YOU ALONE, ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOUR ACTIONS IN USING ANYTHING ON THIS SITE. DO NOT COME CRYING IF YOU MESS UP YOUR DEVICE.


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Originally Posted by Yet Again

I'm not going to blame you for anything...I'm a retard, and WAY tired. I just flashed the root kernel over "phone" in Odin! Do you know where I can find the stock radio/modem to reflash it right? Anything you can do to help would be great!

Stock Modem EG12.bin - flash this using PHONE in ODIN
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23rd September 2011, 06:01 PM   |  #2  
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Awesome! I could have used this when I started on my GTab 10.1.

This will help a lot of folks. I'm very impressed by you and the other devs in this community thus far. You guys rock hard and I hope everyone realizes it.
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For Linux/MacOS users - Heimdall is an open source cross-platform replacement for Odin - http://www.glassechidna.com.au/products/heimdall/

However it can't automatically flash Odin tar files - you need to manually extract the tar and flash each individual component.
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For Linux/MacOS users - Heimdall is an open source cross-platform replacement for Odin - http://www.glassechidna.com.au/products/heimdall/

However it can't automatically flash Odin tar files - you need to manually extract the tar and flash each individual component.

Yep - was going to (sometime) put together a guide on Heimdall as well - but there are some out there
23rd September 2011, 11:53 PM   |  #5  
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ok, I have tried the above directions. Kies installed. Odin installed. phone in d/l mode. Odin found phone. chose the tar file and started. It keeps getting stuck at zimage or setup connection.

I have uninstalled Kies thinking that maybe it was locking up the port and restarted. Still have the same "stall" condition. Any ideas? I really want to root and am stuck!

edit: I was using a usb cable through a usb hub. I switched to the cable that came with it directly to my pc and it worked fine. Guess Odin is picky.
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Yep - was going to (sometime) put together a guide on Heimdall as well - but there are some out there

I have googled the subject and can't find a guide on flashing using Heimdall in Ubuntu. I came from the Evo so I'm not familiar with Samsung's way of doing things.

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Originally Posted by firemedic624

I have googled the subject and can't find a guide on flashing using Heimdall in Ubuntu. I came from the Evo so I'm not familiar with Samsung's way of doing things.

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Heimdall rocks, here u go bud:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1277000
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5th October 2011, 08:45 PM   |  #8  
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Stupid question but can Kies software be uninstalled and just keep the Samsung USB drivers, would that still work?

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Stupid question but can Kies software be uninstalled and just keep the Samsung USB drivers, would that still work?

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Could but better to use Kies for newer Samsung devices.
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Could but better to use Kies for newer Samsung devices.

I meant why keep Kies installed if you don't plan on using it and only needed the Samsung drivers installed to use Odin.

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