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By js22, Member on 29th March 2011, 09:47 AM
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23rd February 2014, 02:12 AM |#21  
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Is it legal ?
Is Odin a copywrited software ? Are we suppose to use it ? is it Legal?
23rd February 2014, 03:30 AM |#22  
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Is Odin a copywrited software ? Are we suppose to use it ? is it Legal?

yes it is legal..
and yes we should use it!
it is made by Samsung..
bt hemidall is made by a user...
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23rd February 2014, 06:59 AM |#23  
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yes it is legal..
and yes we should use it!
it is made by Samsung..
bt hemidall is made by a user...

. Are You sure its not copyrighted ?
23rd February 2014, 07:01 AM |#24  
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. Are You sure its not copyrighted ?

yes dude!!!!
15th March 2014, 05:57 PM |#25  
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So maybe its my background in Linux, but there's something that just creeps me out about Odin. I tried searching here and on Google, and all I can find are links (mostly broken) to download it from various cheesy file sharing sites.

Does anybody know where the software actually comes from? Who wrote it? Is it legal, or was it swiped from Samsung?

It seems weird to me that a software community that is based so much on open source software relies so heavily on such a shady system.

Am I missing something?

I think it's code may have leaked from Samsung. It would make sense that Samsung would flash firmware and partitions via usb download mode in the assembly line at the factory. It can be done via jtag but I highly doubt they do that as the firmware flash would be part of the function testing of the finished product.
There is likely a standalone computer designed to flash several devices at the same time. If not Odin, it uses a software that does essentially the same thing.


All I know is that Odin and these so called "factory" md5 files (wherever it actually comes from) seem to save me every time.


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9th August 2017, 04:09 PM |#26  
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...viruses?

You may upload downloaded odin file or copy&paste a direct-download URL of
your suspicious odin version directly to VirusTotal without downloading it to your computer.

It basically does an online virus-check,
You'll be doing good too, by helping to identify new malwares.

I've used it for my odin-archive,
and added the reports, just before I've put it online in GitHub for everyone to download
(but mostly for me, since I could never find the correct version when I need it,
since in Odin, apparently versions matters, especially for old firmwares).
6th March 2020, 09:36 AM |#27  
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Yeah I gotta guy from the samsung experience center in a best buy to copy Odin over to a usb drive for me. It was username and password protected. Had some guy opened a cloud for me on his sever where I could store a ton of data. This was a long time ago. It is leaked official Samsung property. And im sure they have far higher version numbers then what is currently leaked considering phones are supposed to be flagged with a single tarball through the pda slot and have been for years now..... like 4. The once guy is correct it is a tool used to reflash multiple bricked phones and is used at Samsung experience and samsung service centers. I mean it has the option for up to 20+ com ports and pit files which are hard to come by the way as they tell Odin how to properly reformat and partition the phone. Done of off these phones have like 13 different partitions on them. So dont let it creep you out. I got Odin because we had all talked about it on here. I also knew people at the att service center and had basically a crash test dummy phone and had bricked over 12 of same model. Before we just had kies. Which is also samsung officially licensed for public use. Odin is propriety property of sammy and its four commercial use. So no more freaking out about where it came from. We also had heimdall. Dont know exactly too credit with that but it was some great coding.

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I think it's code may have leaked from Samsung. It would make sense that Samsung would flash firmware and partitions via usb download mode in the assembly line at the factory. It can be done via jtag but I highly doubt they do that as the firmware flash would be part of the function testing of the finished product.
There is likely a standalone computer designed to flash several devices at the same time. If not Odin, it uses a software that does essentially the same thing.


All I know is that Odin and these so called "factory" md5 files (wherever it actually comes from) seem to save me every time.


Sent from my SGH-i547c

I know this old but I have relevant information. They do use odin and only odin. I've looked through numerous recovery logs that come back from factory restored phones. And they use odin. Also they have special jigs for the USB-c slots and old micro where certain pins have certain voltages. It allows it to auto boot even I'd completely fried and you can't get to recovery mode. It'll boot it run Odin that has some kind encryption the processor then verifies and checks the key. Then allows su to be used to change system from ro to r/w. And then it proceeds using Odin recover via a relash/reparation with a correct pit file for the phone. The efuses don't even get checked for version info with this process......
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