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ODIN is a handy, yet powerful tool for Android-powered Samsung devices that allows users to flash firmware updates and kernels using a relatively simple interface.

Looking to channel the power of the ODIN tool into something a bit more, well, mobile, developer Chainfire has released Mobile ODIN, a tool that allows rooted users to flash firmware straight from the app's interface.

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What's more, Mobile ODIN Pro comes with a tool called EverRoot, which will ensure that no matter what you're flashing, you'll maintain root privileges, even if you're attempting to update your device with a leaked version of official firmware. EverRoot also allows users to inject certain useful apps (like Superuser) into the firmware that is being flashed.

If you're unfamiliar with concepts like rooting, flashing, etc., check out our primer here.

It's worth mentioning that Mobile Odin Pro only supports a handful of devices at the moment, but the app is still being worked on to broaden support. Here's a list of devices that are compatible right now:

  • Samsung Galaxy S2 GT-I9100
  • Samsung Galaxy Note GT-N7000
  • Samsung Galaxy S GT-I9000
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" GT-P1000

If your device is among those supported, grab the download below. If your device isn't supported yet, or you aren't ready to commit to Mobile ODIN's $2.69 price tag, you can check out the XDA thread for a Lite version of the app, or information on how to get your device on the list.

Liam Spradlin
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  • hyperbolic

    Kick ass

    • Jon Garrett

      um, kick ass?

      forgive me if I sound like a noob (kinda sorta am since coming from iOS)

      but does this app let you root your device from the device itself thus eliminating the need for a computer?

      • spc_hicks09

        Yes

      • http://www.liamspradlin.com Liam Spradlin

        The app won't allow you to root your device, as your device needs to be rooted in order to run it. What it WILL do is ensure that you KEEP root, no matter what firmware you flash.

  • Tyrone

    Will this work on the Droid Charge?

    • http://rlv.zcache.com/youre_a_tool_tshirt-p235916865391035855qmkd_400.jpg IH8STUPDPPL

      Did you read the post? There's a list of 4 devices it will work on currently. Check back later for more devices.

  • Tyrone

    Yes I read the post! But if it is not compatible why am I able to purchase it from the market? I assumed if it wasn't compatible it would not be available for download.

    • JBO

      .....FACE.....PALM......

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        I suppose that's a valid point, since the Market allows filtering by devices, but it's always good to read the description first.

        • Maya Russia

          Artem, do you really wanna answer to owners of all phone models just because they are too lazy to read a short article? No it was not a good point by that funny lazy guy.

  • jonathan3579

    Once the SGH-T989 is supported, I'll definitely consider giving this a purchase.

    • Melon Bread

      Same here, always hate how the SGH-T989 is always left in the crapper.

  • Alex

    Chainfire is amazing

  • Brandon

    My fascinate isn't supported, and maybe the Galaxy Nexus won't use ODIN (does it?) but I purchased this all the same just to show the developer some love. This is unprecedented!

    -edit
    Just to possibly help anyone on the fence.. If you purchase this and your device is unsupported (should be Samsung, obviously), it will give you an option to export a datalog to send to the developer so they can hopefully add support to your device. Just be warned the log may take up to 30 minutes to create (took about 10 minutes on my ICS Fascinate)

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Kick-ass.

  • Faber

    Goddamn! I only read the first half of the post and eagerly bought the program. Turns out it doesn't work with my Samsung Vibrant. It asked if I wanted to create a dump to make it compatible (?) and I said yes. Now it's dumping for ~30 minutes. I wonder if it'll work...

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Wait a bit for Chainfire to update the app, and I'm sure if you weren't satisfied and asked him for a refund, he would have given it to you no questions asked.

  • http://www.weblogku.com Azam

    Now my life would be easier... :D

  • Deltaechoe

    Mobile ODIN, I have two words to describe it, completely awesome

  • Gustavo

    When a developer publish an app on android market, it is possible to exclude devices among 734 devices available. The problem is that you have to do it one by one. The manifest file does not help in this case.

  • Tee

    Way to go CF! Who said the GT-I9000 was yesterday's phone?

  • Telanis

    I have a Vibrant (SGH-T959), but I bought this on sight. Chainfire rules and I'm sure the Vibrant will be supported soon.

  • RB

    Anyone know of any ROM's for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7" GT-P1000?

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