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Uber Geek

#195638 27-Apr-2016 19:48
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A while ago there used to be a tool called CheckFUS you could use to download Samsung firmware, however that no longer works.


So the usual option was to use a site like SamMobile or Samsung-Updates to download the firmware, the problem is the server are often SLOW.


So I stumbled across this tool on XDA called SamFirm, It downloads the files direct from Samsung meaning you get them alot faster.


To use it, Simply enter your model number (mine is GT-I9505) and your carrier code (TNZ, VNZ or NZC), tick Auto and click check update. It will go and check, and after a minute or so the download option will light up on the right hand side. Tick Check CRC32 and Decrypt Automatically, then click download. Once it's finished doing its thing, You will be left with a Zip file, inside that Zip file is the tar.md5 file you flash with odin!







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Ultimate Geek

  #1543021 27-Apr-2016 20:00
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Thanks for the guide, I'll try it as soon as I'm in front of a desktop.

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Ultimate Geek

  #1545119 2-May-2016 08:01
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Just for the record: Tried this over the weekend - very quick download, everything works nicely. Thank you for the post.

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