[P6200][Heimdall][April.5.2012] Firmware packages for stock ROMs

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By aorth, Senior Member on 26th February 2012, 10:11 AM
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Heimdall firmware packages for stock GT-P6200 firmwares

Heimdall 1.3 included support for "Heimdall Firmware Packages," an XML-driven way to define, create, and distribute firmwares. This is a powerful tool for ROM developers, but I haven't seen it being used yet. In order to encourage and support the use of these new firmware packages, I've packaged up a few stock Samsung firmwares for use with Heimdall.

For those that don't know, Heimdall is an open-source, cross-platform tool written by Benjamin Dobell which can flash complete ROMs, kernels, modems, etc to Samsung Galaxy-series devices. It's preferable over Odin as its source code is open and it is therefore undergoing public development, and we can review the code. In comparison, Odin is a closed-source, Windows-only, internal Samsung utility, and what we know very little about it.

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These are stock ROMs, just as you'd find on Samfirmware or wherever else. I have not modified them other than unpacking and repacking for flashing with Heimdall (meaning they are odexed). If the upstream firmware includes bootloaders, I've included them*. I'll do my best to indicate additional information next to each ROM.

Honeycomb:
  • XXKL7 (3.2)
    • Download: BayFiles
    • md5sum: 53ecbda9dc4f65ff7de6b924d834cfe8
    • Build date: Fri Dec 16 11:35:42 KST 2011
  • DXKL3 (3.2)
    • Download: BayFiles
    • md5sum: 6601d65f4c3c91f8ea8b096b561e5dc7
    • Build date: Fri Dec 23 11:23:25 KST 2011
  • DXLC1 (3.2)
    • Download: BayFiles
    • md5sum: 0eefb3a48c6d9550cda6a32ba4e0d99f
    • Build date: Mon Mar 5 09:37:25 KST 2012
*Note: Even though I've included bootloaders you'll be able to remove them in Heimdall's GUI right before flashing, if you so please.

Credits...

Thanks to Benjamin Dobell for writing Heimdall. Thanks to [Ramad] for the idea of listing unadulterated stock ROMs. Thanks to Supercurio for being a role model of openness and transparency. We need more pro-community devs.
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26th February 2012, 10:21 AM |#2  
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Flashing instructions

Make sure you've installed Heimdall version 1.3 or higher (1.3.2 seems to have a bug, though, steer clear of that one for now). Do not unzip the firmware package, we open it up directly in the heimdall frontend graphical user interface! This procedure will wipe your device and you will lose all your installed applications. Make a backup of your applications/data with Titanium Backup or whatever before trying!

Step 1: Open Heimdall's frontend (heimdall-frontend on Linux)

Step 2: Load the downloaded tar.gz into Heimdall


Step 3: Press "Load / Customize"

Step 4: Boot your tablet into "Download mode" (Volume Down + Power), and connect it to your computer

Step 5 (optional): Customize the installation before flashing by removing or adding different files (such as pre-rooted kernels or different modems)

Step 6: Press "Start"


Your tablet will begin to flash and then reboot.
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26th February 2012, 04:15 PM |#3  
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Thanks for this. However, is this for the GT-P6200 or the GT-P6210?
26th February 2012, 04:29 PM |#4  
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Thanks for this. However, is this for the GT-P6200 or the GT-P6210?

That's for you to decide.

Notice, all I've done is take GT-P6200 ROMs and package them as .tar.gz Heimdall packages and uploaded them. That's literally all I've done. I'm not rolling custom ROMs here! These are 6200 stock ROMs. If they're compatible with the 6210 is nothing I've done on purpose.
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Firmware for the 6210 is different to the 6200.... this is why I asked.
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This is great! I've used Heimdall to restore my wife's sidekick 4g a few times with ease.

Could you give us a little info about what you do to the stock "ROMs" to load them up into this tool?

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Firmware for the 6210 is different to the 6200.... this is why I asked.

I did write "P6200" in the thread title.
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Originally Posted by kmmxracer

This is great! I've used Heimdall to restore my wife's sidekick 4g a few times with ease.

Could you give us a little info about what you do to the stock "ROMs" to load them up into this tool?

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Actually, Heimdall is ridiculously easy. You should really just give it a try. The stock firmwares unzip into a series of files which correspond to the partitions on the device. See here, the contents of the DXKL3 firmware:
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[[email protected]: ~/Downloads/DXKL3]$ ls
boot.bin  cache.img  factoryfs.img  hidden.img  modem.bin  param.lfs  recovery.img  Sbl.bin  zImage
In Heimdall you just add new files and select which partition they need to be flashed to. It's really simple. Heimdall is way better then Odin. Serious.
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I did write "P6200" in the thread title.

Oh ****, I completely missed that lol my apologies
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HI! Is it safe to flash t-869 (t-mobile) with p6200 firmware??
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HI! Is it safe to flash t-869 (t-mobile) with p6200 firmware??

I don't think so... but I only say that because I don't want you to brick your device! Have you ever flashed a ROM on your T-869 device before?
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