1. Eric1987's Avatar
    Is there? What if a flash goes horribly wrong? How will I be able to fix it?
    12-17-2012 12:44 AM
  2. davey11's Avatar
    On the nexus, we have no need for odin, which is meant for samsung phones. We have fastboot which works in conjunction with the android sdk and adb. This system is foolproof unlike odin which can be flaky at times.
    NasrudiNjp and 2defmouze like this.
    12-17-2012 02:14 AM
  3. Eric1987's Avatar
    Can you explain in more detail? I can adb push files while in fastboot and that works just like Odin? I've never had a problem with Odin it's saved my *** several times.
    12-17-2012 03:30 AM
  4. davey11's Avatar
    If you look through the 2 stickies in here, 2def explains very thoroughly various fastboot commands to unlock, root and restore system images. They are done in a cmd window on your comp while its hooked up to your phone and the phone is in the bootloader. Fastboot commands essentially does everything odin can. On my previous samsung phones, I used odin alot and it would hang sometimes. I thought it was unreliable at times. Ever since I have owned the gnex and now the n4, I have not used odin once. Don't worry, these nexus devices are really easy to recover from a screwup. Just gotta get familiar with fastboot. Adb and fastboot are different although both of them use the cmd window.

    Edit: On the gnex we could hold the volume down button and then hit the power button and we could get in download mode which then could be hooked into odin. I just tried on the n4 and that download mode is not accesible. Must be because this is an LG phone and the gnex was samsung. So it seems odin or any other exterior program won't work.
    2defmouze likes this.
    12-17-2012 03:55 AM
  5. 2defmouze's Avatar
    Exactly as davey said.. Odin is not needed, nothing but adb and fastboot for a Nexus device.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    12-17-2012 05:27 AM
  6. digitalslacker's Avatar
    Exactly as davey said.. Odin is not needed, nothing but adb and fastboot for a Nexus device.

    Sent from my Nexus 4 using Tapatalk 2
    or Nexus Toolkit! *ducks*
    12-18-2012 06:17 AM
  7. davey11's Avatar
    or Nexus Toolkit! *ducks*
    Hey its almost christmas! You can bust out your toolkit soon! hahah
    12-18-2012 12:57 PM
  8. digitalslacker's Avatar
    Hey its almost christmas! You can bust out your toolkit soon! hahah
    Yeah I know! Its staring at me right now.

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk 2
    davey11 likes this.
    12-18-2012 06:38 PM
  9. Puneet Chauhan's Avatar
    Toolkits from mskip and wugfresh would work as your savior from almost every disaster. You can find them on XDA.
    07-11-2013 07:18 AM

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