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Jonathan Becker edited this page Jul 28, 2022 · 2 revisions


Heimdall-rs uses bifrost to install, update, and manage Heimdall versions. This page will outline the installation and documentation of bifrost.


Heimdall's update and installation manager, bifrost, can be installed using the following command:

curl -L | bash

If you want to manually install bifrost, you can download the latest release from here.

Once you have installed bifrost, you can use it to install Heimdall using the following command from a new terminal:


After compilation, the heimdall command will be available to use from a new terminal.


There are various options available to bifrost, which allow you to control the behavior of the installer.

Option Description
-h, --help Prints help information
-v <VERSION>, --version <VERSION> Select a specific version of heimdall to install
-l, --list Lists all available versions of heimdall
  • Help

    This modules simply prints the help menu for bifrost. All options are available from the command line, and can be used either in their short or long form.

  • Version

    This command will install a specific version of heimdall-rs. This tag will be used to download the correct version of the toolkit.


    $ bifrost -v 0.1.3
    bifrost: Installing version 0.1.3.
  • List

    This command will list all available versions of heimdall-rs, which can then be installed using the -v option.


    $ bifrost -l
    Version                                   |   Tag                      |
    ----------------------------------------- | -------------------------- |
    130e15334a08caef2f8c271e313c75047ea60f40        refs/tags/0.1.0
    299d693e552116531ae690cb8279fb20990eb4da        refs/tags/0.1.1
    71917212566f4e0e6126da374542b11c8798eb53        refs/tags/0.1.2
    0ccc224a73f8d1cf90620b8f8668690686743df5        refs/tags/0.1.3
    aa8da6b4dabada192dc1124ce2b3418775538eaf        refs/tags/0.1.4

    The Tag column is the actual version name that can be used to install the version. The Version column is the hash of the commit that was used to create the tag. Both refs/tags/0.1.0 and 0.1.0 are valid versions when using the -v option.