Select Correct Firmware For your Android Mobile- Code Explanation

It is very much vital that you select the correct firmware for your device model. It is because each mobile device model has its unique firmware based on regions or other criteria. Each country has its own unique Android firmware code. So, for you to get the correct firmware for your Android device, first, you should know your country firmware code so that you do not understand the software. Two Android devices of the model will likely not the same firmware. That is to say that the firmware on every device is somewhat unique. Well, in this article, you’ll get to know the different firmware codes for all the countries in the world. Some states have more than one code; it means that any firmware version with any of those codes is relative to that country specifically.

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How to see your Android device firmware version or number?

Apparently, before rooting a device or perform any administrative action on a device, you must take note of the exact firmware number or code. Most OEMs show the firmware code of a device as the “Build Number.” To see your device firmware/build number; go to settings >>> about >>> build number. Or go to Settings >>> About Device >>> Software Information >>> Software Version (For HTC users).

Supporting Versions

  • All Android Mobiles.

How to Select Firmware

In this article, we are concentrating on Samsung mobile models. However, for other models, the procedure is the same.

Practical explanation of a firmware number or code

  • Explain: I5700 version – I5700XEIL5 December 2009

The “15700” is the firmware version from the example above, the next “XE” is the countries which the firmware is related to, the “I” represents the year, “L” represents the month, and “5” stands for the actual version

  • XE = Bulgaria, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine, United Kingdom

  • I = 2009

  • L = December

  • 5 = Version

From the above example, we select the firmware based on region; your mobile device can accept this firmware based on the model.

Below are the country codes and operator codes to serve as a reference for choosing the right firmware.

Firmware Codes With their Respective Country Names

Country

Firmware code

Afghanistan

AFG

Algeria

ALG, ALR, TMC

Argentina

ANC, ARO, CTI, PSN, UFN, UVC, UVE

Aruba

ARU

Australia

HUT, OPP, OPS, TEL, VAU, XSA

Austria

AOM, ATO*, DRE, MAX, MOB, MOK, ONE, TRG

Bahrain

OJV, ARB

Baltic

SEB

Bangladesh

TML, ODD

Belarus

OXE*, MTB, VEL

Belgium

BAE, BSE, PRO, XEB

Bosnia and Herzegovina

BHO, BHT, TEB, ERO

Brazil

BTA, BTM, TMR, UVI, ZTA, ZTM, ZTO, ZVV

Bulgaria

BGL, CMF, GBL, MTE, MTL, OMX, PLX, VVT

Cambodia

RCG

Canada

BMC, RGS, TLS

Chile

CHB, CHE, CHL, CHO, CHT

China

CHN, CMC, CHU, CUH, INT, M00, OZH, TEC, TIY

Colombia

CGU, COB, COL, COM

Costa Rica

ICE

Croatia

CRO, TRA, TWO, VIP

Cyprus

CYV, CYO

Czech Republic

ETL, KBN, O2C, OSK, TMZ, VDC, XCS, XEZ

Denmark

DTL, HTD

Dominican Republic

CDR, DOR*, TDR, UWA

Dominica

CST, DCN, DOR*

Ecuador

BBE, EBE, ECO

Egypt

EGY, OJP

El Salvador

DGC, TBS

Finland

ELS, SAU

France

AUC, BOG, COR, DIX, FTM, NRJ, OFR, ORC, ORF, OXA*, SFR, UNI, VGF, XEF

Germany

DBT, DTM, DUT, EPL, MAN, MBC, OXA*, VD2, VIA, XEG

Ghana

SPN

Greece

AOC, COS, CYO, EUR, GER, OXX*, TGR, VGR

Guatemala

CGU, PCS, PGU, TGU

Hong Kong

TGY

Hungary

 PAN, TMH, TMO, VDH, WST, XEH

Indonesia

AXI, OLB*, SAR, XSE

India

INU, INS

Iran

THR

Iraq

MID

Ireland

3IE, MET, OXA*, VDI, O2I

Israel

CEL, ILO, MIR, PCL, PTR

Italy

FWB, GOM, HUI, ITV, OMN, OXA*, TIM, VOM, WIN, XET

Ivory Coast

IRS, SIE

Jamaica

JBS, JCN, JCW, JDI

Japan

DCM, SBM, VFK

Jordan

LEV

Kazakhstan

EST, KCL, KMB, KZK, OXE*, SKZ

Kenya

AFR, KEL, KEN

Korea

SKT, KOR

Libya

BTC, MMC

Lithuania

TLT

Luxemburg

LUX, PRO

Macao

VTN

Macedonia

MBM, OXX*, TMC, VIM

Malaysia

CCM, FME, FMG, MXS, OLB*, XME

Mauritania

MRT

Mexico

IUS, SEM, TCE, TMM, UNE

Mongolia

MPC

Morocco

FWD, MAT, MED, MWD, SNI, WAN

Nepal

NPL

Netherlands

BEN, KPN, MMO, ONL, PHN, QIC, TFT, TNL, VDF, VDP, XEN

New Zealand

VNZ, TNZ, NZC

Nigeria

ECT, GCR, MML

Nordic Countries

NEE

Norway

TEN

Pakistan

PAK, WDC

Panama

BPC, CPA, PBS, PCW, TPA

Paraguay

CTP

Peru

PEB, PET, SAM

Philippines

FAM, GLB, OLB*, SMA, XTC, XTE

Poland

ERA, IDE, PLS, PRT, TPL, XEO, OXA*

Portugal

OPT, TCL, TMN, TPH, XEP

Puerto Rico

CEN, PCI, PCT, TPR

Romania

CNX, COA, HAT, ORO

Russia

AZC, BLN, EMT, ERS, GEO, MTV, OXE*, SER, SNT

Saudi Arabia

JED, KSA

Serbia and Montenegro

MSR, PMN, SMO, TOP, TMT, TSR

Singapore

BGD, MM1, OLB*, SIN, STH, XSO, XSP

Slovakia

GTL, IRD, ORS, TMS

Slovenia

MOT, SIM

South Africa

XFA, XFC, XFE, XFM, XFV

South East Europe

SEE

South West Asia

SWA

Spain

AMN, ATL, EUS, FOP, PHE, XEC, YOG

Sri Lanka

SLK

Sweden

BAU, BCN, BME, BSG, BTH, COV, HTS, SEN, TET, TLA, TNO, VDS, XEE

Switzerland

AUT, MOZ, ORG, SUN, SWC

Taiwan

BRI, CWT, TCC, TCI, TWM, WAN

Thailand

CAT, OLB*, THE, THL, THO, THS

Trinidad And Tobago

TTT

Tanzania

SOL

Tunisia

ABS, RNG, TUN

Turkey

BAS, KVK, TLP, TRC, TUR

Ukraine

KVR, RTL, SEK, UMC

United Arab Emirates

AFR, ARB, ITO, MID, OXE*, XSG

United Kingdom

BTU, BTC, CPW, EVR, H3G, O2U, ORA, OXA*, TMU, TSC, VIR, VOD, XEU

Uruguay

CTU

USA

AWS, CLW, DOB, TMB

Uzbekistan

CAC, UZB

Venezuela

DGT, MVL, VMT, VNO*

Vietnam

DNA, FPT, OLB*, PHU, SPT, TLC, VTC, VTL, XIV, XXV

Wrap up:

We have just provided you with the various unique codes to differentiate between Android firmware and to guide you to get the correct version for a particular Android mobile device.

Note: knowing your firmware is extremely important before you engage in installing custom ROM or flashing an Official from to your Android device. You are free to reach out to us if you need more info about this.

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    • Go to settings-> Software version-> Buildnumber. Based on your current Buil Number, select the firmware.

          • Hello!
            Please help me providing SM-T210L firmware.
            I installed Nepal/India/Bangladesh version in this Korean Tab. It worked, but it’s very, very slow. So I want to go back to the Korean firmware. But I am unable to find the Korean version firmware. Please help me.
            Thank you.

            Bhawani.

          • Korean firmware may not work for you. But you can flash the recent version of the SM-T210 firmware.
            T210XXBPJ2 with TUR — Turkey region.

      • For a phone that is locked by oem where you can’t even boot it to check build number. How do I decide the correct firmware to flash?

        • You can find the model number in the mobile back sticker or retail box. If you have Old mobiles, you can find them after removing the battery. When you have International variants, you can flash the “F” model firmware.

          • Both model numbers have same hardware specs. Yes, It will work. But you may lose some region features.

    • So I’m looking at the firmware. Bootloader no is 5. There are about 5 with this. How do I know which is the correct one.

  1. Hello
    I am looking for software with the Polish language
    my phone-J700F
    Before resetting the phone, I had the Polish language
    Now I do not know what happened ???

    • Did you flash correct Region Firmware? If you can’t get the Language, you can use MoreLocale app or Language Enabler App.

    • Until Old models, They are seperate firmare. But after One UI, both Dual SIM and Single can be flashed with the Same firmware.

        • Hello anyone help, please
          I am having galaxy s7 smg930s Korean, it becomes FRP locked and not booting, now I want to do stock rom, but I am unable to find correct one, even I choose the one with the same csc that was there in download mode, but it didn’t work, anyone, please help
          all information i have is:
          Samsung/herolteskt/7.0/NRD90M/G930SKSU1DQG1

  2. Hi,
    I want to know about correct firmware form my mobile. I received this device as a demo from china exhibition by default it was loaded with android 1.1 there is no option for play store and so many things and this device with no name no brand not even launched by google etc. When I check this configuration device have 3 GB ram 64 GB internal MediaTek processor dual cam rear and dual cam front with front flash.

    Please reply soon

    • Android 1.1? No apps are compatible with your device. But coming to Hardware, We can Install Some Custom ROMs. You should specific about the processor. Try to find the processor name. Install CPU-Z; It requires 2.2 Android version minimum. But, We can give it a try.

  3. Hello. I have a Samsung Galaxy SM-A300FU (2015) with serial number 38H200QYPK. Can you please help me to get the correct firmware? I thank you on advance for you help. Best regards, Fredi

    • Serial number, can’t help you to choose firmware. Go to settings-> About-> Version.Based on your Build Number and region, you should choose your firmware.

  4. Hi. I have a Samsung j4 Plus J415G version. I can’t find the correct firmware for Pakistan. Can you help me through this?
    Thanks in advance.

    • There is no Specific “PAK” region firmware available for your device. You can try Peru or Chile versions- SAM, CHX. Or GTO.

  5. Hi, first of all, thanks for this list, it is beneficial! I have a few questions if you could answer:

    Which firmware variation should I use? Since I am from Chile, I have these options (CHB, CHE, CHL, CHO, CHT).

    I have an ENTEL card, should I use CHE?

    and the last question, which one does works for all companies?

    • Yes, you can use “CHE.” Indian version firmware can be compatible within the Same Model Number. But, If you can’t get the Mobile Network, you should adjust Network settings as per your Mobile Operator Instructions.

  6. Hello,

    Thank you very much for ur help, I just have a question please, my Samsung s8 is stuck on android 7.0 and I’m trying to install another firmware to update it, well i installed everything needed I just need the firmware now, my phone is American it was made and bought there, but I live now in Morocco, and I don’t really know which firmware to install, and there are a lot of them.

    Thank you.

    • Your mobile is working with other Mobile Network, So, I Consider You have Unlocked G950U version. Yes, there will be plenty of carrier firmware even for the unlocked version. You can try “XAS” version. Take a complete backup. If you have a Verizon carrier-locked version, Don’t try any method. It will brick your mobile. Other carriers- No Problem. After the firmware flash, you should contact your mobile operator regarding Network settings. They can assist you with that.

  7. Hello, I have a galaxy s9 plus and my build number is g965fxxu2brh1 and my region is given as BNG/XSG as either Bangladesh or united Arab emirates… my one is stuck at android Oreo, and I want to update it to pie, but I can’t find any firmware for pie according to my build number. Do you know which firmware should I download which will be compatible with mine?

    • You have the International unlocked variant- SM-G965F. So, You can flash any region within your model number if you are an English Language user. But, If you want a specific language and exclusive region features, you should flash your respective region firmware.

      • So download any firmware for model G965F for the English language? And download any firmware within my region for my specific region features?

        • Yes. But You should not flash the Firmware twice. If you check the Model Number SM-G965F, You can notice lot of regions, From those regions, Select one.

  8. Hello.

    I have Samsung Note 4 (SM-N910K) running 6.1. Can I flash a 6.1 for an international version since I live in the Philippines?

    I cannot seem to use the USSD code here in the Philippines since the phone is a Korean variant.

    Thanks

    • Your model has a Snapdragon processor. International versions have an Exynos processor. Don’t flash International variant firmware; It may brick your device. Flash “K/L/S.” You can select between these three variants.

  9. my phone is galaxy j7 core android 7.0 nougat, and my build number is NRD90M.J7FXXU3ARB1, can I update my phone to android 9.0 pie, I didn’t find my build number is pie list.

    • Yes. there is Pie 9.0 version is available for you. You can try J701FXVU6CSF2 (Russia Region). If you are from other regions, you can try other Build numbers.

  10. Hi
    I have Samsung Galaxy a8 plus
    It is a rooted device, and this is a firmware number. Please tell me which country belongs to.
    A730FXXS6CSH3

    • Your model number maybe belong to PAK or XSG- United Arab Emirates. Since you have unlocked International variant, you can flash any region with your model number. You will get or lose some features based on the area.

  11. My Samsung j5 pro-SM-J530L device is locked on “Custom binary blocked by FRP lock,” and I can’t get the firmware number. Could I get it using his IMEI?
    Please help me I am in Chad (Central Africa)

    • Flash “LUC” region firmware. We are going to use the ODIN method. Don’t worry about the Exact Buil number. We should only care about the model number. Only Select the SM-J530L model firmware.

      • I downloaded exactly the firemware LUC-J530LKLU3CSH7-20190916093825 but it didn’t work.
        Odin always says : failed.
        help me, my device is samsung galaxy j5 Pro SM-j530L.
        Give me a link if possible, thank you.

  12. I downloaded exactly the firemware LUC-J530LKLU3CSH7-20190916093825 but it didn’t work.
    Odin always says : failed.
    help me, my device is samsung galaxy j5 Pro SM-j530L.
    Give me a link if possible, thank you.

  13. Hello please advise
    I have a phone SM-A530F/DS
    model SM-A530FZKDEUR
    my phone stuck, and I can’t find the correct firmware.

  14. Hi there, My mobile SM-G955F shows an error message “An error has occurred while updating the device software,” I tried to press POWER + VOL UP + BIXBY, then comes a Warning screen “if you want to download a custom OS, press the vol key. Otherwise, press the vol down key to cancel” And Upon press both, it goes back to Error screen.
    But if I press the Bixby button, I get IMEI, SN, and DEVICE ID, and after that, whatever key I press Error message back.
    I am stuck; please help.

    I have tried already Smart Switch and Kies, it says “Does not support initializing”

  15. hello I followed your tutorial to rooter the Samsung Galaxy note 8 unfortunately I did not note the serial number before the operations but from the Odin mode I could see that it is an sm-n950 of Luc region I wanted to know if its not a problem to flash this Rom of Korean region even if I do not live there

    • Can you mention the exact model number? Only SM-N950F (International variant) is compatible with other regions but within your model number. If you can’t get the Mobile Network after the firmware flash, Contact your mobile operator, they can guide you through setting up APN and other settings.

  16. Hello there, thanks for your hard work.
    I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and it is stuck on Odin mode showing me (Downloading, do not turn off target)

    I tried to restart it using Power key + Volume down the key; Still, after the screen turns black and the logo of Samsung appears to reset suddenly. It returns to Odin mode. Again so after searching the web for solutions, someone mentioned download Odin flashing tool, driver software, and also suitable firmware. Still, the problem is I don’t know which firmware to use, and I can’t access my phone to remember.

    By the way my phone model number SM-N950FZVDKSA
    Does that mean my model is KSA based? So which firmware should I use?

    Does the driver software mean a Samsung USB Driver?
    Do I have to download a driver software to use the Odin flash tool?

    I am sorry I asked you a lot, but I am not good with phones and these sorts of things, the whole thing was stressing me out for a long time now.

    • Your model belongs to the Gulf or Saudi Arabia. You can flash any firmware based on the region “KSA” within your model number- N950F. Flash latest Build number N950FXXU7DSJ1 to get October patch updates with enhanced features. You are flashing firmware, so there is no need to boot into recovery manually. Enable Auto Reboot in ODIN. Use the latest ODIN. Your phone will boot into Normal OS after a successful flash.

        • International model N950F, It has a lot of region firmware like India, Germany. It will be mentioned as codes. For your region, You should select the Model Number- “N950F” and part “KSA.”

  17. I have rooted note 8, and I don’t know anything about it as I bought it for a person. I want to unroot it as it was before rooting. Can Samsung info app give me information required to search its original official stock firmware? What are required information for finding official stock firmware?

  18. Hello Selva,
    Thank You for all the information you give and your kind efforts.
    Can you please help me with for this phone SM-G530H
    I am trying to fix it for another person.
    The Build number is KTU84P.G530HXXU2AOE5.
    Which is the Correct Firmware For this Android Mobile?

  19. Hi Selva,
    You are doing immense work. Well Done!
    I am trying to secure the build number for a Galaxy S7 Edge. I can’t boot into the OS due to the FRP lock. At the ODIN MODE, it shows SM-G935L as the product name. However, on the back cover, the product name, there is SM-G935F. How do I secure the firmware number, please? This is quite urgent. Thank you

    • Flash Firmware based on the model number- SM-G935F. Select Region based on your current area. It is an international unlocked version. So, You will not face any problem.

    • Were you able to flash a new firmware on your device? I am having a similar problem with my Samsung galaxy note 8, SM-N950F/DS.

  20. Hey, I’ve Samsung galaxy s10 plus at&t unlocked version (USA) model number: SM-G975U, but now I want to flash SM-G975F on my phone. So is it possible to do that?

    • If you have an unlocked version, You can flash the firmware manually. But, the US and International variants have different processors. Yes, US variants come with Snapdragon, and the International version comes with Exynos processor. So, You should not flash the different model number firmware. It will affect your mobile function.

  21. Hey, I Have Samsung Galaxy Tab S5e Lte (SM-t727v). It is Unlocked Verizon Tab I Want to Flash Samsung Stock Firmware to Remove Verizon Bootload & Verizon Blocks Pre-installed Apps & Also Some Features Like Call & Message Continuity. So Can You Please Suggest Which Firmware Stall I Flash & How. I Tried Flashing SM-t727 & SM-t725 via Odin but It Gives Error (Secure Check Fail: Pit)

    • First of all, none of the version devices can be flashed via ODIN without unlocking Bootloader. The hard part is Verizon unlocking bootloader is process will take a lot of effort. Don’t try to flash other firmware. It will brick your mobile.

      • I think the bootloader is unlocked as I’m able to navigate to downloading mode & bootloader mode both. now what is the further process which rom shall I flash to remove version form phone.

        • Can you mention your current Mobile Build Number? You can find this in the Software Info. As per your model number is locked Bootloader. As I said flashing the different firmware will brick your mobile.

  22. Hi, I got a weird long build number.

    LRX21T.G900FXXS1BPC3

    I am trying to get an update from 5 to 6 Android versions. I bought it, and I live in Europe, but only one code I could find is BPC – Panama, and no 6th version update is listed. It really can be for Panama? Dang, it.

    • Your model is International variant. You can flash any region within your model that is not carrier dependent. You can flash G900FXXU1CPK2 build number firmware.

    • Hai, Your model is an S10+ 5G version. The network heavily depends on the firmware. If your mobile is not carrier locked, We can flash International variant because of the same hardware. But, It is an experiment. It may break 5G connectivity. So, unless you have strong reasons, Don’t go for that.

  23. Hey, Selva Ganesh. I need help with upgrading S8+ from Android 7.0 to Android 9.0 for the first time. Can I send you the software information somewhere?
    Thank you in advance.
    Greetings from Croatia!

  24. Hello,
    I have a Samsung Galaxy S9 with Android 8.0, and my build number is R16NW.G960USQU1ARB6.
    My phone is stuck in a boot loop/Odin mode, and I was told by both Verizon and Samsung that I needed to flash my phone. I’m trying to find the correct stock firmware to stay with Oreo and not update to Pie, but I’m not sure what firmware to use.

    • Also, I read that, “If you install the same firmware of the same country on your Galaxy S9, then the data present in it won’t be lost even after installing stock firmware.”
      So this is essentially what I’m trying to do.

    • Verizon mobiles have locked bootloaders. So, the usual method won’t work with your mobile. First, flash the unlocked G960U variant Pie firmware after that, flash the Verizon carrier firmware.

    • Remove your SIM. First flash SM-G960U1 Verizon firmware. It is an unlocked bootloader version. After the successful flash, Insert the SIM again. Most of the time, After inserting your Verizon SIM, the OTA will automatically come to your mobile. When you can’t update Now flash, SM-N960U Verizon firmware.

    • It should match with your Model number. You can find your model number in the Settings> About> Build number. Example- J730FXXU6CSK6. In this build number, J730F is a Model number. As I already mentioned first flash G960U1 VZW firmware. If your SIM didn’t push the update automatically again flash the G960U VZW firmware.

  25. Hi, Selva, Thank you for your full accountability.
    I have Tp-link neffos x1lite and going to install a rooted and another version of my firmware.
    I found the original firmware on neffos, but it wasn’t what I needed. Where can I find a suitable, rooted, and free firmware for my smartphone? Could you help me?

    • When you are not in massive audience manufacturers, You always find difficulties like this. But, they officially support the sideload of the firmware. You can contact them directly and request for the firmware file. They will surely help you with this.

  26. Hello brother.
    I’m using Samsung Galaxy Note 9
    Model: SM-N960U
    Can you plz help me in choosing the correct firmware?

  27. Hi Selva:
    The three build numbers are SM-J106MZDATPA, SM-J106MUBS0ARE3, or SM-J106MUBU0AQI1
    Can you tell me the correct firmware?
    Thank you, Debra

  28. Hi Selva, My s10 plus’ build number is AP: G975FXXS3ASJG CP: G975FXXS3ASJA, CSC: G975FOXM3ASJD, MODEL : SM-G975F/DS.
    can you please help me what firmware do I need for one UI 2.0? Thank you

  29. Hello! I have a Samsung galaxy note 8 models SM-N950W single sim version from Canada. I want to flash the duo’s release. Since I’m living now in the Phils. And would like to use two sims. Would it be possible to flash the duos firmware from the Philippines version on my unit. Thanks

    • The Dual-SIM depends on the physical part also. You should have Dual SIM capability on your mobile. By flashing the firmware, only, you can’t get the Duos feature.

  30. Yes, I will buy a hybrid dual sim tray. So you mean to say I can flash the dual sim firmware. But I was wondering about the CPU type. What I have is Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, while the dual sim international version firmware should be compatible with Exynos, right?. Please advise. Thank you.

    • What here you are asking is purely experimental. I can’t predict the result. It may or may not work. Dual SIM does not only depend on the firmware. It is related to hardware antennas. So, Unless your model has dual-mode support, We can’t tell whether it can work with your setup or not.

  31. Hello,
    Thank you for everything. I just bought the new Galaxy a 51 from eBay the seller was from Taiwan the phone was unlocked, and I’m using it in Canada. I’m having a problem with the Bluetooth disconnecting all the time. I did some research I believe I have to update the firmware, I found some downloads:
    A515FXXU2ATA8/A515FOJM2ATB1/A515FXXU2ATA8
    But it’s showing me that it is for the United Arab Emirates. I’m wondering if this works, or is there specific download but for the region of Taiwan? What should I do? Where can I find the right download, please?

    • Before the manual flash method, Try with Samsung SmartSwitch. You have International variant. SO, You can flash any region firmware within the A515F model number.

        • Yes. If you tried ODIN based manual method, you would lose data. Take a complete backup. If you sue the Samsung SmartSwitch method, you won’t lose data. You can get the software on the Official Samsung page.

  32. Hi my country is zimbabwe it’s not listed bt the build version of android 9 is N960FXXU3CSF9 I want to download android 10 I don’t know which region to use

    • Your model is the International variant. You can use any region within the “F” model number. If you prefer your nearby region, you can use XFE or XFA.

    • My build number is
      R16NW.G965FXXU2BRH1. I want to update to android 10, but no firmware with my build number has an android 10 update. So can I use any firmware within my device’s region?

        • @Selva Ganesh, my phone is still on Oreo update… Can I directly flash it to android 10 using XSG firmware Skipping android 9 or one UI version 1?

          • Yes, you can flash the firmware using ODIN. Remember, this method will delete user data. So, Take a complete backup. Or try with Samsung SmartSwitch software before this method to work as a suitable method.

  33. Hello,
    My phone is R16NW.G930VVRSBCTA1. Its S7 with Verizon, I can’t upload TWRP in or flash it with any other firmware. Your help is appreciated. Please provide a complete method as I am a noob.
    Best Regards

    • Verizon mobiles are carrier-locked mobiles. You have to follow specific steps to flash TWRP. You can’t use conventional methods.

  34. Hello,
    My phone is a GT-S7580(galaxy trend plus), and I tried to flash with Odin a Spanish PHE version, but after that, the phone keeps showing firmware upgrade encountered an issue…
    I tried to install Poland CSC versions with the same result. Why its Poland if I bought this phone in Spain?
    Model Name GT-S7580UWAXEO
    CSC XEO
    Country/Region Poland
    Carrier OPEN

  35. Smartswitch detects it under download mode, but it says that this phone doesn’t support smartswitch, and I should use Kies. Kies says that this phone doesn’t support firmware initialization and recovery.

    • Boot into Stock recovery if you can and try with Kies. If It doesn’t work, uninstall Kies and end the process in task manager. Boot into Stock recovery and Wipe user data and make clean flash firmware using ODIN.

        • Ok. Try this. Uncheck the Auto-Reboot in ODIN. Flash the firmware. After you getting Pass, Press Volume Down+ Power button to exit download mode. Immediately press Volume Up+Home+power to boot into recovery. Wipe user data.

          • It doesn’t work, I tried now, but it exits download mode and enters to that screen firmware upgrade issue encountered an issue…what should I do?

          • When you get a warning screen, Press Volume Down+Power and Press Volume Up+Power immediately.

          • It doesn’t work, my friend, I can’t get into recovery, only in download mode…are any excellent rom to flash? I can’t download from Sammobile because the rom it’s too old and it has been archived only premium users can do download it..please help me, please give me good advice.

          • Ok, so now I have the correct rom, confirmed with Samsung support, flashed it but with the same result. What can I do?

          • We resolved the issue like this. The only way is to flash the correct firmware using ODIN. Try with other Spain region firmware- ATL, AMN, PHE, YOG, XEC.

          • I tried to flash every Spanish version of the rom with the same result. Do you think it could have a locked bootloader, and that is what causes this issue? If so, how can I unlock its bootloader? I only can enter in download mode.

          • I think some script or boot files are stuck. You can try this. There is an official version of TWRP available for your model. Flash The TWRP using ODIN in Download mode with untick the Auto-Reboot. Press Volume Down+power to exit download mode. Immediately press volume Up+Power to boot into TWRP Recovery. Wipe user data, System Data. Try to flash the firmware again.

          • We try as much as possible. I hope we can find a solution soon. Did you get same error- firmware upgrade encountered an issue?

          • yes the same result, firmware upgrade encountered an issue, Odin flashes it ok, no error in Odin but in my phone screen the same issue always.

          • Unless we succeed with the Download Mode, We can’t do much. Try With different versions of ODIN. The Stock Recovery is corrupted. Try this- Download the firmware and extract the firmware. You will get four files. Extract the AP file again. You will get the recovery.img. Flash this file in AP using ODIN after that, try to boot into Recovery and Wipe user data and cache files, System. When everything is done, try to flash the firmware again. This time no extract. Single file in AP. We will do our best. Every mobile value is based on how you get. every mobile is important..:)

          • I extracted the stock ROMs ap folder, but the recovery its a .img file, and Odin cant flash this type of files…should I use an external archiver to transform it to tar? should work?

          • No. We will keep trying to find a solution. Since it is an old device, it has compatibility issues.

  36. Hello,
    I use an SM-J510FN and want to update to Android 7.1.1, but the firmware doesn’t exist for my region XSG. Will it be okay to flash the firmware of a different region?
    Thanks for your support.

    • Try with the below details.
      MODEM Version A105FNXXU3ASL3
      Region NEE — Nordic Europe.
      The AP/PDA Value will vary.

  37. Will I be able to remove the FRP lock from the phone if I flashback its stock firmware?
    I want to remove the Google FRP lock.

  38. Hello. I live in Jamaica, and I have the galaxy a51f BRI. from Taiwan. Can I change it to my country region or any other country region? Thanks

    • Unless you have a strong reason to do that, Don’t use the manual method. You can always update your mobile using Samsung SmartSwitch when you can’t do the auto method.

        • You can flash any firmware within your model number because it is an international unlocked variant. But, I am suggesting you should flash the firmware only if you need it.

  39. I have an s7 sm-G930VL. But it does not let me use a smart call. What can I do to get it to work on my phone? It’s a feature that is supposed to be on it.

  40. My note 8 (N950F) is down (custom binary blocked by FRP lock ), and I don’t know my build number, can you help me.

    • N950F is an international variant. You can flash nearby region firmware within the “F” model number.

  41. Hi, I’m stuck, and I would be so happy if you can help me,
    After rooting, I disabled Oem lock, and after a while, I turned off and turned on my s8 sm950f, the problem is that now it doesn’t turn on because it’s stuck on Custome Binary Blocked by FRP. I cannot use Odin bcuz Oem it’s locked…is there any way to unlock the Oem by pc and install new firmware keeping the root ? or even reset it into the factory? Thanks again

    • Your model is an unlocked international variant. Flash the respective Region firmware using ODIN, and you are good to go when you can boot into your mobile without any error, Flash firmware using Flashify app.

  42. The version of my Samsung Galaxy S9 is G960FXXS2BRK3, and I cannot seem to find it in the list- Can I still update it to Android 9?

  43. Hello Ganesh, How are you? I hope you are safe. So I have a Galaxy s7 which I bought when I was in New Zealand, I’m now in India and want to use Jio sim without “Jio4call” app. I can’t make any calls. I can’t use SMS and Google pay-services/UPI since my phone firmware is stuck as TNZ CSC. Buil number: R16NW.G930FXXS7ETB4. If you could guide what I should do in my condition, that would be a big help.
    Thank You.
    Harry

    • I feel great. I hope you are safe too..:) Most of the VoLTE option mobiles will work with the Jio seamlessly. If you think you can’t get the options, You can flash the INS Region version build number. But you will lose user data. So, You should take the complete backup before doing the process—Flash G930FXXU1DQE7 INS Region firmware using ODIN. After the successful flash change APN in settings as per Jio customer service and enable VoLTE in Network settings.

      • First of all, thank you for your reply and for taking the time to write me back. I forget to mention that my phone has a security patch update on Feb this year and my phone binary firmware is 7 G930FXXS7ETB4 so going for G930FXXU1DQE7 shows error(what I understand is downgrading is not possible in this). Do you think I should try PAK region G930FOJV8ETCA since it has upgrade binary 8!! I’m not an expert or anything so whatever I understand I am sharing with you but I need your guideline for what to do next.
        Thank you.

  44. Hello. I bought my s7 edge(SM-G935F) from Dubai and I’m using it in India. But VoLTE is disabled in the UAE version. Can I change the firmware to the INS version(SM-G935FD)?
    Or is there any other way to enable the VoLTE?

  45. Hi Selva. Trust you and your family are safe.
    I’m in South Africa and own a Samsung s7. My phone was locked due to a custom binary FRP error message, so I decided to use ODIN to flash the firmware. I installed a newer version, but now my phone won’t register my sim card, no calls, no internet, no nothing. And when I check about the phone, I see a UAE TRA I.d now I think that could be the problem. Please guide me as to how to resolve this and still keep my data.
    Model number: SM-G930FD
    Build Number: R16NW.G930FXXU2EREM

    • FRP is Factory Reset Production. We can’t boot into your mobile until we perform Reset or Flash using ODIN. We will lose the data. You should flash the FD Firmware. Don’t flash “F.” Build number- G930FXXS8ETCA. Region-XSG.

  46. I Have a Samsung A30 in Algeria, but It might be imported from Russia.
    Which Firmware can I use?
    Modèle number A305FXXU1ASBA

    • The build number is related to the XXV — Vietnam region. You can flash the firmware within the specified area.

  47. Hello Ganesh,
    Please help me with the S8+ Korean mobile (Single sim), Android Pie.
    I want to flash the G955FD Indian Firmware version to G955N, is it possible?
    Do I have to root my mobile for this?
    And will it make my mobile dual sim?
    My mobile build no is PPR1.180610.011.G955NKSU4DTD1.
    Thanks in advance.

    • Technically it will work with the single SIM option. But, It will not have a dual SIM option Because of no physical SIM slot. It is wise to flash the international “F” variant instead of “FD.”

      • I tried the F variant but failed with the message on mobile ‘Secure check fail – Bootloader. Now there is an error message in the Korean language; the only thing I can read is smart-switch. But I don’t have a serial no. of devices.
        It can get into downloading mode for a very short time & not in recovery mode. Please help.

  48. Hi everyone, i can’t get the exact firmware code for my Samsung SM-J610F Android 9 phone. My phone build number is PPR1.180610.011.J610FXXS5BTD1

    I’ll wait for your reply.
    Thank you!

    • If you want to flash the latest Pie version, Flash J610FXXS5BTD2 build number with the region- THL — Thailand.

  49. Hello, selva,

    I just bought a note 8 from the market, noticed later it was custom ROM, I flashed to official firmware not knowing much about regions, etc. Unfortunately, it appeared to be a Korean variant. But I have a dual sim phone, which suggests it is an FD model. I am having a hard time now finding the right firmware for my phone. My phone is showing Build num: PPR1.180610.011.N950NKSU5DTD2. Please help out. Thanks in advance.

    • You can use the “F” variant. In choosing “F” variant firmware, Flash your current region or near region. Because the features will work fine with your mobile operators, Samsung firmware will automatically detect the SIM numbers and enable the Dual SIM feature.

  50. Hi, I’m in the UK. I have a Samsung J5 SM-J500F/DS.
    It is on Android 5, but I want 6. The build number is LMY470.J500FXXU1APB4.
    There is no update for the UK.
    In your article above, you mention that the build number gives my region. Other websites suggest this is for Europe.
    However, on Samsung’s official website, there is no obvious choice – Greece or Portugal seems to be the best guess.
    However, I wonder if I should use the most recent update, which is from India.
    Is this right, and what would be the effect of using an update that is not for the UK?
    Thanks.

    • “F” is an international version. Most of the firmware within this variant is compatible with each other. The only difference is they will differ in features. India version may have VoLTE feature where some region doesn’t have. Yes, you can flash the INS firmware or J500FXXS1BQE1 (EUR — Greece).

  51. Hi! Yes, I would like to know if I can downgrade my S8-G950FD?
    G950FXXS8DTC1 / G950FXXS8DTC1
    My region is the Philippines (XTC) and the reason, the ACCELEROMETER.

    Thank you in advance if you can help me, by the way, I have had two sleepless nights trying to downgrade it.

    PS. My phone’s OEM is unlocked, and my phone is rooted because I rooted it a while back using twrp, and it’s stuck, I guess? Yep that’s all

    • If you already have root access. Install the Flashify app and install the firmware through that app. Try with Nougat 7.0 G950FXXU1AQG5 XEG — Germany. When you can’t install through the app, You have to use the ODIN method. It will wipe your data and root access. So Take complete backup first.

  52. After my device get blocked by FRP lock, I tried flashing the stock rom, and my device came back to normal without any data loss. After installing the stock rom, I have found a bug while opening my front cam. It shows that “Warning: Camera failed.”But rear cam works well. My device model is SM-J200G. The build number is LMY47X.J200GDDU2ARD2.How can I fix the camera not working?

  53. Mine is htc one m9 plus
    HTC hiau ml ruhl
    Lk 1.01.0000
    Os 2.30.707.1
    Oct 17, 2016

    What to do.. there are many Asian firmware files… plz help me my HTC mobile is now in boot loop.. so I need help

    • You can flash an unlocked version. Most of the HTC firmware files are bundled with the flashable script, and they can run in Windows. So, It won’t need additional software.

  54. Hi, I have the SM-A520F 2017 model, I can’t access the build number. I bought the phone in the UK. I bought it already unlocked.

    Can you help me find the correct firmware, please?

  55. Hey there, I have Samsung Galaxy Note 8, and it is not VOLTE supported, so the only option I got is to flash is with the correct firmware, how can I find the correct one
    my build number is
    PPR1.180610.011.N950UHU4DSD1

    • It is a carrier locked mobile or unlocked variant? If you have a carrier locked mobile. Most of the time, your carrier supports the VoLTE option. You can get help from them.

        • Ok. Most of the carriers, like Verizon, T-Mobile, and AT&T, supports VoLTE. Since it is an unlocked variant, Carriers didn’t have much control. Connect your mobile with Samsung SmartSwiutch and update it to the latest version and try to find the enable option. But if you are outside the US, You have to flash the International variant firmware manually.

  56. Hi – how about this build number? What country/region is this?MMB29K.A710YDXU1BQE1. The model is SM-A710Y.

  57. Hi, I am looking to upgrade my android ITEL 1508 5.1 version to a higher Android Version, possibly 6 or 7. Or a custom rom.Pls advise.

    • There are no exact custom ROM available for your device. Flashing different ROM can affect your mobile.

  58. Hi sir,
    How can I find the correct firmware for my Samsung note 8 SM-N950FXXSADTB1?
    Pls, sir, help me out my phone keep auto restarting.

    • What useful info! Thank you! Recently I’m checking my phone CSC at a website, and it shows my CSC is SPR, which is not on the lists.
      The build number is PPR1.180610.011.N960USQS2CSGB.

      Also, may I know what is the correct firmware for my device? I was hoping that my device can use one UI 2.0.

      • If you have an unlocked carrier, you can flash any carrier firmware within the US region. You should flash your current mobile operator firmware. If you have Verizon SIM, You should flash Verizon firmware. You can select the firmware within the Unlocked US N960U model.

        • Is that mean I can flash any firmware under N960U even the CSC and the baseband are different?
          Since I bought my phone online (used) and I stay in Malaysia. So I don’t have Verizon sim.

          • If you are outside the US, Flash N960U1 firmware not “U.”
            N960U1UES4DTF2
            XAA-United States

  59. Hello Selva, I would like to upgrade from Android 7.0 to Oreo 8 firmware but am having difficulty figuring out which one to use. I don’t understand the Build number on my A720F/DS, which reads “NRD90M.A720FXXU2BQL8” – Which regional firmware should I download, please?

    Also, my phone is currently unlocked and rooted – should I follow the process on your website here: http://www.androidinfotech.com/samsung-galaxy-a7-2017-sm-a720f-oreo/ If so, will it erase my data?

    Once I have updated, can I unroot and lock the phone again?

    Thanks for your help

    • Flash firmware using Flashify app. Or Else you will lose root access.
      You can try UAE based firmware. TUR-Turkey.

      • Hi again, I went to the Oreo 8.0.0SM-A720F/region/XSG/…Do I flash the May 2020 Security update only, or do I have to flash the earlier ones as well?
        Thanks

          • Hello again, I flashed UAE based firmware through Odin, and it appeared successful. Still, the phone doesn’t seem to acknowledge my sim cards – I have: done a soft reset, master reset, reseated the sims, tried resetting network settings but they are not accessible it seems – Should I re-flash the same firmware or use the TUR-Turkey version (does it make any difference) – or try something else?

            Thanks

  60. Hello, I’m having a problem with choosing the firmware. My phone is the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Model number: SM-N950F/DS. However, the build number says N950NKOU4CRH2. So which model should I choose to find the firmware too? Is it N950F or N950N. Because in the N950F section, there is no firmware for the Korean region. Meanwhile, there is only firmware for the Korean part if I look at N950N.

    Thank you very much

    • Check which processor you have. When you have a Snapdragon processor, Don’t flash the “F” variant. You have to flash your “N” variant.

  61. I purchased a Samsung note 8, smn950n, build no.- ppr1.180610.011.n950nksu5dtd2
    before dual sim was working. Before sometime software was corrupt, I installed again, but now the only sim is working. Pls, a guide which firmware is correct? If possible pls share URL from where I download firmware.

    Thanks

  62. Hello, can you help me? I have a galaxy s6 edge g925f build number is g925fxxu6esa1 the problem is always my sim card is not working I think maybe I can solve it by a flash I live in Algeria can you suggest me a firmware pls?

  63. Hello, I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab A6 7.0inch (2016)
    Build number:
    LMY47V.T280ZSU0APL1
    Would you be able to offer guidance on what flash firmware to proceed with, please? Thank you!

  64. Hello dear.
    I have Samsung Galaxy A20.
    Details on recovery mode are shown as.
    Samsung/a20dd/a20
    9/ppri.180610.011/A205FXXS7ATD2
    PLEASE help me find the stock firmware which I can easily download. I did a hard reset, and now I can’t get to Gmail id and have tried FRP. I want to flash it to get access.

    Thank you

      • Dear.
        I can not download the firmware file.
        Please provide me the link from where I can easily download it.
        I’m in Pak, and I have downloaded the Pak region firmware with the A205FXXS7ATD2 android 9 pie. I can flash it, or there will be problems.

  65. Hi sir

    I have Samsung Galaxy j6 plus.
    Details on recovery mode are shown as.
    Samsung/j6primeledd/j6primelte
    9/ppr1. 180610. 011/ j610fxxs5btd1

    Thank you

  66. Hi.
    I am also asking for your help. I have Galaxy M30 with build number:
    PPR1.180610.011.M305FDDU2BSH3 with android 9, and I need it to downgrade to Android 8.
    Can I use the last file listed in SM-M305F, or do you know for some better one?
    The phone is not operator-locked.
    Many thanks for your answer!

    • Yes, You can use it. But Downgrade to Oreo may degrade your mobile performance compare with Android 10. Can you mention the purpose? I can help you with alternatives.

  67. Dear sir:
    I’ve had a Samsung galaxy 10.1 2014 tab ( sm-p601) for a long time, I did a rooting to it ages ago and wanted to update as it has gotten very old, so I needed to unroot, using the superS unroot didn’t work as I’m still unable to update the device. So I need to do a factory reset and flash a firmware.
    so id like to know which one exactly to download
    the build number is: JSS15J.P601XXUBMJB
    I’m currently living in Jordan.
    Thank you

  68. Hello,

    I had added a comment earlier, but I am not sure if it was posted. What you have done is quite helpful for people. However, I am still unsure which firmware code I need to use for my device. I am using a Samsung Galaxy A6 with Model Number SM-A600FN. I wanted to upgrade the software from the Oreo version to Pie. For me to choose the right firmware code, I looked up the Baseband version on this phone, but it is quite different from the rest and is nowhere to be found online (at least I couldn’t find it). The baseband version is A600FNXXU0ARCF. I live in the UK.

      • I appreciate your response. I just want to clear this, can I use the EVR firmware of the Android 10 version in the Odin v3.12.10, or would I have to download the latest version of Odin to support it (like v3.13 or v3.14)? Also, will the Samsung drivers matter? Does that need updating too?

  69. Hi Sir
    Sorry to bother you. I would also need a little advice. I have a Samsung Galaxy S5, Model number SM-G900T, Baseband version G900TUVU1GQC2 and send it as a gift to Ukraine. Unfortunately, the Ukrainian language is not available as the main interface langue. So I would like to find a suitable firmware to flash with the Ukrainian language. I would appreciate your advice if you can.
    I really appreciate any help you can provide.

  70. Hi, I have A202FXXU3BTK1/A202FXXU3BTK2 hard to tell which one I have picked for firmware and which region those belong to because I want to unbrick my phone.

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