Using Heimdall MacOS to Install Stock ROM on Galaxy S2

I have always played with my Samsung Handsets (Rooting, Multi-Booting, trying different ROMs) using the standard Odin software on Windows. Somehow have never loved the easy life on Windows and always fancied to work on the Macintosh OS (Being from a Unix Background, I liked it even more). I own an Apple MacBook Air, and have been doing a lot of stuff lately using it.

The latest was trying to install the stock rom on my Galaxy S2. The steps I followed will be briefed in the below blog.

Pre-requisites

1- Samsung S2 phone (Or any other phone model)
2- USB Cable
3- Battery at-least 50% charged
4- Download the required Stock Rom (can use http://stockroms.net)
5- Install heimdall-suite-1.4.0-mac.dmg on your Mac. Download here

In my case I downloaded ICS Stock Rom for Galaxy S2


Step 1 : Connect your phone

A- Open Heimdall
B- Connect the USB cable on the phone
C- Restart the phone in download mode (Vol Down + Power + Home)
D- Vol UP to continue download mode
E- In Heimdall GUI, click on Utilities
F- Click on detect on the top left. The output should say "Device detected", if not, repeat the steps again from B.

Step 2 : Download the current PIT file.

If you need to save your current partition instruction table, you have to create a PIT file of the current set up.

A - Follow step 1 to connect phone
B- Once device is connected, in Utilities screen, click on save as.
C- Give a path where you want to save the PIT file
D- Click on download. This will download the pit file on the location you mention. If it hangs in the process anywhere, repeat the steps and try

Output Screen Heimdall+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Successful Rom Updates using Macbok - Heimdall

Heimdall v1.4.0

Copyright (c) 2010-2013, Benjamin Dobell, Glass Echidna
http://www.glassechidna.com.au/

This software is provided free of charge. Copying and redistribution is
encouraged.

If you appreciate this software and you would like to support future
development please consider donating:
http://www.glassechidna.com.au/donate/

Initialising connection...
Detecting device...
Claiming interface...
Setting up interface...

Initialising protocol...
Protocol initialisation successful.

Beginning session...

Some devices may take up to 2 minutes to respond.
Please be patient!

Session begun.

Downloading device's PIT file...
PIT file download successful.

Output Ends++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++


Step 3 : Installing the ROM

The ROM you download, should have the below mentioned files to continue install


A - Follow Step 1 and Step 2 above
B- Click on Flash in Heimdall GUI frontend
C- Browse the PIT which you downloaded in Step 2, Once you do that the partition name field gets active
D- Select Partition name and assign respective files from the ROM which you need to install e.g

BOOT=boot.bin
CACHE=cache.img
FACTORYFS=factoryfs.img
HIDDEN=hidden.img
MODEM=modem.bin
PARAM=param.lfs
SB1=SbI.bin
KERNEL=zimage

E- Then click start. The magic will begin. Post install the phone will reboot, and Heimdall GUI fronted will look as below :


Output Screen Heimdall+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Successful Rom Updates using Macbok - Heimdall

Heimdall v1.4.0

Copyright (c) 2010-2013, Benjamin Dobell, Glass Echidna
http://www.glassechidna.com.au/

This software is provided free of charge. Copying and redistribution is
encouraged.

If you appreciate this software and you would like to support future
development please consider donating:
http://www.glassechidna.com.au/donate/

Initialising connection...
Detecting device...
Claiming interface...
Setting up interface...

Initialising protocol...
Protocol initialisation successful.

Beginning session...

Some devices may take up to 2 minutes to respond.
Please be patient!

Session begun.

Uploading BOOT
0%
100%

BOOT upload successful

Uploading SBL1
0%
80%
100%

SBL1 upload successful

Uploading PARAM
0%
94%
100%

PARAM upload successful

Uploading KERNEL
0%
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KERNEL upload successful

Uploading CACHE
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CACHE upload successful

Uploading MODEM
0%
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MODEM upload successful

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HIDDEN upload successful

Ending session...
Rebooting device...
Releasing device interface...



Output Ends++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Enjoy Flashing your handset.... Cheers.


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