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# 181346 12-Oct-2015 09:33
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My wife just got a Samsun S6 SM-G920F which was parallel imported. The firmware its running looks to be Chinese version of Android, so even though language is set to English still has Apps which use Chinese.

Any recommendations of a stock SM-G920F firmware to load onto it? Google shows some good sites to download stock firmware, but no NZ firmware. Would loading a Vodafone UK version work?



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  # 1404122 12-Oct-2015 09:36
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Sam mobile and get the version for the carrier you are using



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  # 1404124 12-Oct-2015 09:39
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johnr: Sam mobile and get the version for the carrier you are using


Vodafone NZ isn't in that list unfortunately for the the SM-G920F.

Vodafone UK is, I assume that would be ok?


 
 
 
 


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  # 1404125 12-Oct-2015 09:42
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Probably better than Chinese characters. Take a backup before you upload, if that's possible - not sure I've never tried myself to take a backup.

Actually you should really try to backup your EFS before you do anything. Google "EFSProBackup" and just "backup S6 EFS". If you lose that the phone is stuffed. I do backups using a custom bootloader thing, like TWRP but I forget which one I actually have.

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  # 1404128 12-Oct-2015 09:45
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Does VF AU have one?



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  # 1404133 12-Oct-2015 09:49
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johnr: Does VF AU have one?


Unfortunately not. UK seems to be the only English as a first language country listed with Vodafone as the carrier.



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  # 1404137 12-Oct-2015 10:05
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Go with VF UK then

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  # 1404267 12-Oct-2015 12:33
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is there a STOCK samsung s6 firmware with out all the carrier bloat?




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I would try this one: http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/download/54859/G920FXXU2COH2_G920FXEU2COH3_XEU/ 

It is the 'open' UK/Ireland firmware.

You won't get NZ firmware as we have the I variants here, not F.

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