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Heimdall Alternatives

Heimdall is described as 'cross-platform open-source tool suite used to flash firmware (aka ROMs) onto Samsung mobile devices' and is a Android ROM in the os & utilities category. There are seven alternatives to Heimdall for Android, Windows, Linux, Mac and BSD. The best alternative is ROM Manager, which is free. Other great apps like Heimdall are Odin, Anarchy-Droid, Android Debug Bridge and ROM Toolbox.

Heimdall alternatives are mainly Android ROMs but may also be Android Development Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Heimdall.
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Heimdall is a cross-platform open-source tool suite used to flash firmware (aka ROMs) onto Samsung mobile devices.

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    ROM Manager

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android

    ROM Manager is the must-have app for rooted Android phones that lets you download and manage custom ROMs, and backup and restore your phone from within Android itself.

    ⚫︎ Root requiredRequires root to use ROM Manager, mainly relevant for Android apps.
    ⚫︎ Automatic BackupROM Manager will automatically back up your data periodically.
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    Odin

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    Odin is a utility software developed and used internally by Samsung which can be used to flash a Custom Recovery firmware image (as opposed to the Stock recovery firmware image) to a Samsung Android device. It is also used as a way of unbricking an Android device.

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    Anarchy-Droid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Anarchy-Droid is an application designed to help you install custom roms on your Android device. It is supposed to make the process of finding, downloading and installing a rom (with addons like F-Droid and microG) as easy as possible.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedAnarchy-Droid is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
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    Android Debug Bridge

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD

    Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a versatile command-line tool that lets you communicate with a device.

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    ROM Toolbox

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android

    ROM Toolbox combines all the great root apps into one monster app with a beautiful and easy to use interface. ROM Toolbox has every tool you need to make your Android device fast and customized to your liking.

    ⚫︎ Root requiredRequires root to use ROM Toolbox, mainly relevant for Android apps.
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    Mobile ODIN

    • Android

    Mobile ODIN is the on-device firmware flasher of choice. Just throw those firmware files on your (internal or external) SD card, start Mobile ODIN and flash away.

    ⚫︎ Root requiredRequires root to use Mobile ODIN, mainly relevant for Android apps.
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    Discontinued

    New updates have stopped, replaced by free app Flashfire. See update release date (May 1, 2014) in Play Store listing.

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  7. Xiaomitool

    • FreeProprietary
    • Android

    Change rom easily to your Xiaomi device!.

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