Updated JOdin3 CASUAL to work with current stock ROMs

plaili

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Hi all,

lately I needed to flash a stock ROM image to a bricked Samsung Note 8. I did not manage to do this on my mac due to JOdin3 not working properly and me not having enough in-depth knowledge to do it by hand. So I had to occupy my son's windows laptop which bugged me.
So I took the latest JOdin3 sources I could find from https://github.com/adamoutler/android-casual and adapted it until I could successfully re-flash the Samsung mobile.
The source can be found there: https://github.com/plaili/android-casual
I also created a binary zip for use on a mac: https://github.com/plaili/android-casual/blob/master/dist/JOdin3CASUAL-0.9.0-osx-incl-JavaFX.zip

You only need
and should be good to go.
There is also a generic JAR available: https://github.com/plaili/android-casual/blob/master/dist/JOdin3CASUAL-0.9.0.jar

best regards
Markus Plail
 
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Frosty888

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This could be a lifesaver. Instructions and performance of Jodin3 seems highly problematic. Example, don't know which tar file to load. Have five but instructions state one. Doesn't map. ????

Have you tested this successive times?
 

plaili

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This could be a lifesaver. Instructions and performance of Jodin3 seems highly problematic. Example, don't know which tar file to load. Have five but instructions state one. Doesn't map. ????
Basically the naming of the tar files should match the buttons in my version of JOdin. What image are you trying to flash?

Have you tested this successive times?
I have used it several times to flash a Samsung Note 8 if that's what you mean.

best regards
Markus
 

Frosty888

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Attached image is of my Jodin3Casual-r1017-dist.jar. Mine is same as buttons on right column "OLD". Bootloader, PDA,PHONE,CSC. Note this was the latest Jodin version from the website. Will check versions again, but yours seemed to be older with *090*.
 

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Frosty888

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"What image trying to flash?" This👇

Reading conflicting info about what firmware can be flashed on specific models. Have a SM-G950F with:

* Baseband ends ARA1

* Build ends CRD7

* Service provider VOD (Vodafone UK)


Want to flash following Samsung BTU (UK Samsung) firmware:
G950FXXSBDUA3_G950FOXMBDTJ1_BTU

From this link: https://www.sammobile.com/samsung/galaxy-s8/firmware/SM-G950F/BTU/download/G950FXXSBDUA3/1243160/

Am I good to go? Is the BTU firmware compatible with my device?
 
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Frosty888

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BTW Latest info (mid 2020) was mixed results before your updated version. Could you explain the version numbers though. Why 0.9.0?

 

plaili

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BTW Latest info (mid 2020) was mixed results before your updated version. Could you explain the version numbers though. Why 0.9.0?

I do not know the versioning schema used before, so I introduced my own. As it is basically a mature program und usable I chose 0.9.0.

best regards
Markus
 
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Frosty888

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To be honest, haven't fully tested the original Jodin3 as deterred by the bricking horror stories others have reported. Can't afford to brick a daily driver.
 

Frosty888

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[QUOTE"plaili, post: 84540119, member: 11434729"]
What platform are you on? And which Java version are you using?

best regards
Markus
[/QUOTE]
Mac 10.13.6 High Sierra
Java 8 update 101 build 1.8.0
 

Frosty888

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Apologies. Java JRE version 8. Not JDK. Downloading JDK now.

Ok installed JDK 11. Results:
- Standalone jar "could not be launched"
- jar in zip same as above

How do we configure and run the files? Also seeing startJOdin3.sh????
 
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plaili

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Apologies. Java JRE version 8. Not JDK. Downloading JDK now.

Ok installed JDK 11. Results:
- Standalone jar "could not be launched"
- jar in zip same as above

How do we configure and run the files? Also seeing startJOdin3.sh????
You should run startJOdin3.sh
There are special command line params necessary to start it, which are included in the shell script.

best regards
Markus