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Good new for all the Samsung users who like to tinker with their Galaxy devices. If you have rooted or installed a custom ROM and want to revert back the changes using a clean firmware flash and restore it to stock, then here is a simple tool named SamFirm that can download the latest full stock firmware TAR files onto your PC. Plus you get to check the latest firmware for your device as well. All you need to do is fill in the firmware details into the script and check for the file. Moreover, getting a full firmware file is not a bit difficult job and sometimes may get frustrating. There are some portals claiming to provide these files but they either need a premium package or have speed or bandwidth restriction. But no more. The developer of SamFirm claims that with this software, you can download the firmware files directly from Samsung servers with no such speed restrictions.

Now, this script does not guarantee all the firmware files for all regions. It may sometimes fail for some regions or you may need to enter additional information about your Galaxy device into the software. So it’s better to keep the device/software information handy. By using the Manual method in the SamFirm script, you can enter the specific firmware details like PDA, CSC and Phone in order to get the accurate firmware for your Samsung Galaxy device. However, the Auto function works fine. I have personally tried downloading many files using this script and it has not disappointed me at all. Follow the tutorial below to know how to download it. The only downfall is that the software is designed for Windows PC only.

How to Download Samsung Galaxy Full Firmware Directly from Samsung Servers

Step 1: Make sure you have a windows PC with .Net Framework v3.5+ (Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86) and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) installed)

Step 2 : Download and install SamFirm_v0.3.6 or v0.3.5.zip [Direct Mirror Link] and extract it to a folder.

Step 3 : Note down all the details of your Samsung Galaxy device. You can use Phone Info Android app. If you are unable to boot into the system or are unable to retrieve software information, then take a look at the image below and search for all the information you can get for your device like Model, Region etc. or comment down below.

[appbox googleplay org.vndnguyen.phoneinfo]

Step 4 : Go to the extracted folder of software and Run SamFirm.exe. Now fill in the information and check Auto. Now check on Check Update and you will get all the firmware information in the log. You may sometimes need to fill the PSD and CSC of latest firmware in case it can’t automatically retrieve information.

Note: Tick the Decrypt automatically option to get the decrypted firmware.

Download Samsung Galaxy Full Firmware using SamFirm

Step 5: Verify the information and firmware file and once you are convinced, hit the download button.

That’s it wait for the firmware to download. You may sometimes not see the speed and % of download information. You may verify if SamFirm is using bandwidth in Task Manager. Follow and share us on social media. You may also verify if the latest version of software is available from the source. See how to install this firmware using Odin.

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  • thank you for tutorial I will translate it and copied on my site http://www.phonastuces.com

  • beven rusere

    After it finishes what do I? I tried to use Odin but the file wasn’t showing on ap
    Please help

    • Hi Beven,
      The .enc4 file is an encrypted file. You can easily decrypt it by clicking the Decrypt option an running the program again. Take care that you use the same file location so it won’t download the firmware again. I will update the article with the decrypt option.

  • Jon Doe

    Very short sighted article that wastes a lot of time for the reader. The author obvious didn’t bother to validate this bogus info. The Samsung server tool only provides ENC files which are NOT flashable via Odin. Thanks for nothing…

    • Hi Jon,
      The .enc4 file is an encrypted file. You can easily decrypt it by clicking the Decrypt option an running the program again. Take care that you use the same file location so it won’t download the firmware again. I will update the article with the decrypt option.

  • nerys

    keep getting could not fetch. what do I put in for region? On auto I tried US and USA and USA/US no change. I tried manual but the program on the phone ONLY gives me PDA and CSC there is nothing called “phone” and it says I must fill in all 3.

    • Hi. Assuming you have a US variant of the device, the region is actually your mobile carrier in USA. For instance, T-Mobile = TMB, Sprint = SPR, Verizon = VZW, AT&T = ATT. However, the firmware will show up only if it’s available officially. AT&T usually don’t provide full firmware files. So its hard to get. (Enter fields only Model number and region and check Auto)

      • nerys

        Ahhhh ok i am spr official ota is up but n/a for me being rooted. Thankyou. Will try again tomorrow.

  • Dylan Hunt

    Err what region for global/international?

  • none diskus

    I am finding no software for my ATT phone. I have used SM_G900A and SM-G900AZWAATT as model number and both ATT and ATandT and TMB as region (it is an ATT phone but I am using it on T-Mobile hence the reason I cannot get the OTA which IS available)

  • Grey Gerber

    Which code is the “Phone” code and how do I get it for the S5 Active AT&T?

  • DaZingel

    Thanks for this tool. I was so disappointed for all these download sites where I have to pay 15€ for just one download or wait a whole day!

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