Originally Posted by phoenixbyrd
Hi! Can this be installed on Arm64, specifically through a containerized instance of linux? Asking for a friend!
OK, so to explain the reasoning behind the question... I've been trying to explain to this dude why this won't work but he refuses to listen because odin is in the linux repositories despite the software description saying something about MRI machines. He now finally after a couple hours understands the difference between that odin and this odin. FINALLY.
He wants to run this odin on his TabS4 through linux on dex in order to flash his note 9... I know... I tried... Maybe someone here can explain it better to him, I have him keeping an eye on these comments.
I highly doubt that this would work for the sole reason that odin and for that matter fastboot and adb, need OS level access to the usb controller. DeX in desktop mode would take up the only available usb-c port, this would be a problem since on pc you need to connect the phone directly to the mainboard on the pc instead of using a usb hub. Without the docking station this *might* work but then again I doubt that the linux container has enought OS level permissions to use the usb port in that way. On the bright side, arm64 shouldn't be a problem since java is also available on arm. This means that the odin .jar should be able to run and show the gui but flashing wouldn't be possible but you could give it a try. If odin doesn't work try fastboot on android(not in DEX), links below.
That said there are other ways of getting phone to phone flashing to work. Here are some links:
With fastboot you could flash twrp and with that could flash root and custom roms and so on. This nowadays is the preferred method anyway, since you wouldn't depend on a usb cable to f*** up the rom flash.