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.
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.