How To Create Your Own Odin Flashable TAR or TAR.MD5
I recently put together a tutorial on how to extract files from a stock TAR.MD5 and one of the questions that came up most was “how do I create my own TAR.MD5’s?” I’m going to show you how to do that here.
The standard disclaimer applies here. This tutorial is just the beginning. It does not make you into a Elite Developer, it does not give you everything you need to conquer the world or even make your own ROM. What it does do is give you some of the tools to get you headed in that direction.
So what does this do for you? Well if you have the information from this thread and a few other places you could in fact build a full ROM that is flashable through Odin rather than through a custom recovery. No more need to root your phone beforehand, you could just plug it in to your computer and flash a custom ROM. I myself am not going to show you how to do a custom ROM but I promise you that the tools and resources are out there. That's how I learned this!
Before we dig in I have to make one thing clear – This tutorial does not show you how to make an Odin One-Click.exe. I will most likely never post instructions on how to do so. Most people don’t realize this but whenever you flash an Odin One-Click.exe you are taking a substantial risk and have the very real and distinct possibility that it will in fact completely brick your phone. Now, if it is done correctly there is absolutely no chance of it bricking your phone but the process of creating the One-Click.exe is very detailed and complex, one wrong variable or incorrect field and the whole thing is ruined. Now that I’ve scared you, you can rest assured that every One-Click on my site has been very thoroughly tested and are safe. Those who work on those One-Clicks (myself included) are exceptionally detail oriented and test all of their work before posting them. A huge thanks goes to Garwynn, Mohogalore and Sfhub for taking the One-Click process and making it as safe as it is for all of us! I will also not be showing you how to make your own ROM. Yes, you could use this as a step in creating your own ROM but it involves more Linux than I know how to teach. The good news is that someone else far more talented than I has already put together the tools how to do it. For instructions on how to build your own factoryfs.img (this is where 99% of the ROM is stored in a TAR.MD5) please visit Chris41g's thread at Now for the fun stuff!If you feel you already have a working knowledge of what a TAR.MD5 is and how it works you can skip all the rest of this and go directly to
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