Originally Posted by ColdKill3r!
It works now. I was just not holding it long enough. I'd let go of it as soon as the phone would vibrate when I should keep holding 'em.
Home...Volume Down...Power...vibrate...hold until warning message about using custom ROMs appears. Then press
volume UP and I get the green Android robot and this message "Downloading...Do not turn off target !!" Upper left
corner of screen reads in tiny red text "ODIN MODE"
followed by PRODUCT NAME: SCH-I535
CURRENT BINARY: Samsung Official
SYSTEM STATUS: Official
QUALCOM SECUREBOOT: ENABLE
Does the above mean that I am in Download Mode? When I plug in the USB cable there is no response.
What does "Do not turn off target !!" mean?
If I AM in Download Mode at this point I should be able to use heimdall at the command line, but here are my responses
at the command line:
kenneth@kenneth-ThinkPad-X60 ~/Downloads/Android_ROMs/Galaxy_SIII/Xtras $ heimdall detect
heimdall: command not found
kenneth@kenneth-ThinkPad-X60 ~/Downloads/Android_ROMs/Galaxy_SIII/Xtras $ ./heimdall detect
kenneth@kenneth-ThinkPad-X60 ~/Downloads/Android_ROMs/Galaxy_SIII/Xtras $ ./heimdall print-pit
Heimdall v1.4 RC1
Copyright (c) 2010-2012, Benjamin Dobell, Glass Echidna
This software is provided free of charge. Copying and redistribution is
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ERROR: Failed to access device. libusb error: -3
As seen above it seems like there's an attempt to connect to my S3 but the libusb error: -3 sent me off searching about for a solution
and I found something about installing libusbx-1.0.17.
Followed the instructions in the INSTALL file
The simplest way to compile this package is:
1. `cd' to the directory containing the package's source code and type
`./configure' to configure the package for your system.
Running `configure' might take a while. While running, it prints
some messages telling which features it is checking for.
2. Type `make' to compile the package.
3. Optionally, type `make check' to run any self-tests that come with
4. Type `make install' to install the programs and any data files and
#1 seemed to work, #2 "make" returns the following:
kenneth@kenneth-ThinkPad-X60 ~/Desktop/libusbx-1.0.17 $ make
make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.
So, that's where I am stuck. Does #2 mean that I should type "make" and the specify a file as "target"
Anyone know where to go next?
The wiki says "Samsung devices come with a unique boot mode called Download Mode which is very similar to Fastboot Mode on some devices with unlocked bootloaders. Heimdall is a cross-platform, open source tool for interfacing with Download Mode on Samsung devices. The preferred method of installing a custom recovery is through this boot mode. Rooting the stock firmware is neither recommended nor necessary."
I don't object to rooting my phone, but if this heimdall method is the CM recommended method I'd like to get it to work. Suggestions???