In this guide, we will discuss how to download and install Odin for Mac OSX for flashing Samsung android devices.

Odin for mac osx

There is a never-ending cold war between the two OS, Windows and Mac. If you are a windows user then you mind many useful apps out there for the same but you may find very less for the Mac OSx from the officials. And hence some good people are giving their all to make alternative software for the Mac OS versions. Same is the case for Odin as it was previously available for windows only but in recent days, a developer Adam Outler developed the Mac version of the Odin software known as JOdin for Mac OSx.

JOdin3 for MAC OSX works exactly like original Odin3 which is windows based . This MAC version contains all the features and functionalities available in original windows based Odin3. JOdin3 supports .tar or .tar.md5 extensions. Therefore, if you have already used the Odin3 then this won’t be any issue. With JOdin3 you can Flash Stock FirmwareFlash Custom RecoveryFlash Custom Kernel and  Flash Root Package on any of your Samsung Devices.

What is Odin tool?

The Odin software is a utility application which helps to flash your Samsung Galaxy devices into custom ROMS. Odin is an official tool from samsung for flashing ROMs, firmwares, recoveries, bootloaders or modem files on a Samsung Galaxy device. This tool is very helpful when

Though Samsung never released the Odin flashing tool, it got leaked from multiple sources and since then it is most popular tool to flash ROMs in Samsung Android smartphones.

To download Odin for Mac Osx and install it on your Mac OS x you need to follow the steps mentioned below to install Jodin3.

Download Odin for Mac OSx

The Odin version that can be used on Mac OS x is named as JOdin3. As mentioned above, the Odin software is not available for Mac officially and hence the name.  One more thing to take care is that you can choose either the offline mode or online mode of which we will be discussing as we proceed.

Download the Odin for Mac OS x from here- JOdin3

Requirements to install Odin in Mac OSx

  • Before flashing your device using Jodin and Mac OSx on your Samsung Galaxy Smartphones you need to ensure that your device battery percentage is more than 60% and it will be better if you can connect the charger while operating jodin3. The reason behind this is simple, as during the flashing process if your phone gets switched off then it would cause problems later on. Also, some functions do not work when your battery percentage is less than 20%.
  • Install the latest version of Java on your MAC OSX from here.
  • Download and install Heimdall on your MAC OSX from here.
  • Also, make sure that you have Samsung Kies and other drivers installed in your Mac OS x.
  • On your Samsung Galaxy device make sure that you had enabled USB debugging mode or else the connection from your Mac OS x to your Samsung Galaxy Smartphone device will not work correctly.
  • The main thing you should take care of is that you should backup the files of your Samsung

How to use Odin (Jodin3) in Mac OSx

The software can be used as an online mode or can be downloaded from the link given above to use it offline.

  • You can either use the offline version or Jodin3 or can use the online version of Jodin3 too.
  • Open the Jodin3 app and there you will find many options, you need to look for the PDA tab and click on it.
  • Then you need to navigate to .tar.md5 file which you want to flash on your Samsung Galaxy Device.
  • The next thing you need to do is booting your mobile to download mode or Odin mode. To do that you need to turn off the device first and make sure that you have battery % more than 60 or connected to charger socket. Then you need to press down volume key, home button and power key simultaneously. A menu will appear on your screen which will ask your permission to set your device to download mode. Use the volume up key to submit yes and enter the download mode.
  • Uncheck all the option in your Odin software but leave the auto reboot option unchecked.
  • After that you can click the start button to proceed thereafter once flashing is done your device will automatically reboot.

The process is quite similar to that of windows OS but then it is not the official version and there may some lag or some bug in the software. These malfunctions, is, however, taken care by the developer team to ensure smooth flashing for your Samsung Galaxy device.


  1. Jodin is an outdated tool which is no longer in development , and it used to work on much older versions of MacOSX, but does not work on newer versions

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