Heimdall Alternatives

    Heimdall is described as 'cross-platform open-source tool suite used to flash firmware (aka ROMs) onto Samsung mobile devices' and is an app in the OS & Utilities category. There are five alternatives to Heimdall for Android and Windows. The best alternative is ROM Manager, which is free. Other great apps like Heimdall are Odin (Free), ROM Toolbox (Freemium), Mobile ODIN (Paid) and Xiaomitool (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 18, 2021

    1. 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. Premium Version: * Premium ROMs * Receive notifications for when your ROM is updated!
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      • 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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    2. 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.
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    3. 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.


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

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      • FreeProprietary
      • Android
      XiaoMiTool is a Windows tool developed to change rom on Xiaomi devices! Xiaomi is a well-known Chinese brand which build beautiful smartphones, however sometimes they come with Chinese software or software which doesn't give you the best experience you can have.
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