Beginners Guide 1: Flashing Official Samsung Firmware

Akirky

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Someone mentioned it before, and they got rolled back. Ill update OP just say "maybe"
It was Dee in the S7 thread.


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Talking Smart Switch... If it tells you there is a new version of software, read further. It wants to revert you back to Marshmallow.
I found this out the hard way.
Current version: PDA:pK4 / CSC:pK4 / PHONE:pK1 (BTU) Nougat
Latest version: PDA:pJE / CSC:pJ2 / PHONE:pJE (BTU) Marshmallow
This Software update (reverting back to the latest official SW version) will initialize your device and remove your data and information.
 

hammell

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This worked well on my S8, but there is a message that comes up every time I restart from AutoPreconfig that I can't get rid of. I can dismiss it but it comes back every restart.
 

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Just to let you know that sometimes things do not go as planned.
I used Odin 3.11.1, as this has always been a reliable Odin to me.
As I have an S7 Edge I downloaded G935FXXU1DQD7_G935FOXA1DQD7_BTU from Sammobile.
I added AP, BL, CP and CSC to their matching slots. I made sure re-partition in Odin was not ticked (very important).
I made sure that Odin detected my S7 Edge and I had a light blue rectangle right where Fanie said it should be.
Clicked start and....nothing happened.
Half an hour later I rebooted phone by pressing power and home and both up and down keys.
This is what I got:
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Tapping on "Reset Device" did nothing. I couldn't even connect to Smart Switch.
What to do?

If this happens to you, reboot computer and find another USB cable. Find another computer if possible.
I was lucky and had another computer I could use. I redid all the steps and this time I flashed successfully.
 
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^^Thanks Dee. Good to know when the schit hits the fan, that it doesn't mean you should immediately start panicking :)
 

Shake&Bake

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So there's a BTU ROM out there for my Galaxy Grand Prime too?

I was trying to use a Twrp flash with Odin from xda, ended up on a bootloop.

Found the South African stock firmware on sammobile, but still have the same bloatware issue.

Install a few apps, no pics and now my on board storage is full.

Such crap.
It's a CellC unit, no branded stuff from them.
But MS and other crap on I can't uninstall.

Will the UK BTU ROM help free up space?
I've already moved what apps I can to the SD card....
 

Shake&Bake

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Guys, what ROM would be the best for my Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime SM-G532F?
I need the no frills version please?
 

Shake&Bake

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Holy f**k. I was just thinking I wonder where you are. Wow!
Hehe - yeah, been busy, but one never forget's one's roots when the crap hits the fan :p :D

Please help with a firmware choice for this darn Grand Prime DUOS? :p :D
 

Shake&Bake

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Does anyone know which of the following are compatible with the Grand Prime Duos here in SA and would have no bloatware to it?

System Memory is like 6GB currently with the SA firmware - ridiculous! :crying::mad:

Code:
NAME	MODEL	VERSION 	DATE 	REGION / CARRIER 	PDA 
SSP	SM-G532F	6.0.1	January 26, 17	Iran (THR)	G532FXWU1AQA6
SSP	SM-G532F	6.0.1	December 12, 16	Kazakhstan (SKZ)	G532FXXU1APL1
SSP	SM-G532F	6.0.1	January 26, 17	Nigeria (ECT)	G532FXWU1AQA6

 
SSP	SM-G532F	6.0.1	December 05, 16	Nigeria (ECT)	G532FXWU1APK6
SSP	SM-G532F	6.0.1	May 15, 17	Uzbekistan (CAC)	G532FXXU1AQD1
SSP	SM-G532F	6.0.1	January 16, 17	Algeria (TMC)	G532FXWU1AQA1
SSP	SM-G532F	6.0.1	December 12, 16	Uzbekistan (CAC)	G532FXXU1APL1
SSP	SM-G532F	6.0.1	March 12, 17	Algeria (TMC)	G532FXWU1AQB5
SSP	SM-G532F	6.0.1	November 10, 16	Kazakhstan (SKZ)	G532FXXU1APJ9
SSP	SM-G532F	6.0.1	October 11, 16	Russia (SER)	G532FXXU1APIJ
SSP	SM-G532F	6.0.1	November 10, 16	Uzbekistan (CAC)	G532FXXU1APJ9
SSP	SM-G532F	6.0.1	January 16, 17	Nigeria (ECT)	G532FXWU1AQA1

 
SSP	SM-G532F	6.0.1	November 03, 16	Turkey (TUR)	G532FXWU1APJ1
SSP	SM-G532F	6.0.1	January 16, 17	Turkey (TUR)	G532FXWU1AQA1
SSP	SM-G532F	6.0.1	March 12, 17	Israel (ILO)	G532FXWU1AQB5
 

Shake&Bake

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I've disabled the onboard Facebook, which one cannot uninstall - deleted its folders manually.

I've got 4 little apps that's downloaded from the Play Store.
2.96MB of videos and 199MB of Applications total, but still my available space is only 28.4MB... :crying:
 
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fsckballs.

So nothing that can be done then....
What a useless handset then - never thought it'd crap on me like this.

Ah, Live and Learn - thanks for your responses though :)
never ever buy anything smaller than 16. even 16 is too little.
 

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Hehe - yeah, been busy, but one never forget's one's roots when the crap hits the fan :D

Please help with a firmware choice for this darn Grand Prime DUOS? :D
Nice to hear from you :)

All the best, man. I see fanie has already helped and he is correct.

Keep well :)
 
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you know you haven't flashed a phone in a while when you have to refer to your own guide as a refresher :crylaugh:
 
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