Convert .img files into .tar.md5 using Odin packager app. In this guide, we’ll discuss some easy steps on how to convert recovery.img into recovery.tar.md5 file. Developers often share the img or zip files for flashing purposes. But these files can only be flashed using adb, CWM, TWRP recovery or apps like flashify. In order to install these img or zip files via Odin tool, you need to convert them into tar.md5 files.
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Odin is a flashing tool for updating official or unofficial firmware on Samsung Android smartphone and tablets. This tool requires only valid Odin flashable files for flashing any update. Such files used by Odin tool contains a .TAR archive which is verified with an MD5 checksum. This TAR file contains firmware and other system data, while the .MD5 extension verifies that no data is corrupted.
Img files received from the developers are nothing but image files which must be converted into Odin flashable tar files in order to make them work with your Android device. For this conversion, a senior member from the XDA community has developed an app named Odin Packager which is absolutely free. All the credit goes to developer of this app, Mr. Sahid S Almas.
This handy app easily creates Odin flashable tar.md5 files from the .img or .zip files. The only requirement of this app is rooted android device with busybox installed. That’s it and you are free to convert img into tar easily. Without waiting any more, let’s proceed to the actual tutorial on how to convert img into .tar.md5 using Odin Packager app.
Neither we at DroidThunder nor the developers of this app will be held responsible for any damage caused to your device by following this guide.
How to convert .img to .tar using Odin Packager
Step 1: Copy the .img (which you want to convert into tar.md5) file to your phone’s internal or external memory.
Step 2: Download and install the Odin Packager app from the link given above.
Step 3: Launch the installed app.
You’ll see the following screen on launch:
Step 4: Tap on the text area where the cursor is flashing.
This will open your phone’s file manager.
Step 5: Next navigate to the .img file which you want to convert to .tar.md5 odin flashable file and select it.
As soon as you select it, the location of .img file will get loaded in the app as shown below.
Step 6: Now Superuser (or Supersu) will ask to grant root access for your phone. So click on Grant option.
You’ll see a message stating, Odin packager has granted superuser permissions for an interactive shell. This will confirm that the app is ready to convert the .img file into .tar.md5 odin flashable file.
Step 7: Just click on the Make Odin flashable option present in the app. This will initiate the img into tar conversion process.
After converting the img into tar, a message saying done will popup. This will confirm that the img file has successfully converted into tar.md5 odin flashable file.
The .tar.md5 file will be created in the same folder where the .img file was saved.
That’s all! The img file has been successfully converted into tar.md5 using the Odin Packager app.
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