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[TOOL] SamFirm - Samsung firmware downloader & checker

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By zxz0O0, Senior Member on 30th December 2014, 05:01 PM
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Note: This tool is deprecated. Please use fw.updato.com
See also here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/gala...chive-t3413785

Hello guys

I have created a little tool to download and check latest Samsung firmwares since it seems CheckFUS is not working anymore.
SamFirm

To get Region code and other info from your phone use Phone INFO ★Samsung★ app by @vndnguyen. The download function features Pause / Resume.

You can use it for all Samsung devices, but I have only tested it on Galaxy Tab S. It requires .NET Framework 3.5 (Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package (x86) and Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package (x86) installed)
If you run it via command line, you can use it to just decrypt .zip.enc2 and .zip.enc4 files.

Please let me know if the tool worked with your device and if you found any bugs (note, it's still beta).
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30th December 2014, 05:02 PM |#2  
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Can I download OLDER firmwares with this tool?

NO, please read this post: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=412
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how this work? download mod?

---------- Post added at 10:00 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:56 PM ----------

just getting this Checking firmware for ////
Error: Could not send BinaryInform. Status code 200/400
Request was invalid. Are you sure the input data is correct?
Value cannot be null.
Parameter name: String
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how this work? download mod?

In firmware info you input the data from your device (see example screenshot)

You can get needed information from Settings => Device Information and in Kies.
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30th December 2014, 11:48 PM |#5  
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Thanks, zxz0O0.

One question: does it download from Samsung's servers or from an unnofficial source?

Bugs and suggestions:
1) BUG: If one of the parameters is incorrect, it gives the error message in the text area, but the controls remain disable, so I cannot correct data and try again. I am forced to quit and start over.

2) Suggestion: save the last used data (Model, Region, PDA, CSC, Phone, etc)

3) what does the "binary nature" check box mean ?
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One question: does it download from Samsung's servers or from an unnofficial source?

Bugs and suggestions:
1) BUG: If one of the parameters is incorrect, it gives the error message in the text area, but the controls remain disable, so I cannot correct data and try again. I am forced to quit and start over.

2) Suggestion: save the last used data (Model, Region, PDA, CSC, Phone, etc)

3) what does the "binary nature" check box mean ?

It is downloaded from Samsung servers. Thanks for your suggestions / bugs. I will correct (1).

2) This is already implemented. The last used settings will be saved to SamFirm.xml
3) I am not sure exactly but Kies uses this if you select firmware initialization for example. I have not really checked it yet, but there are more *.tar.md5 files in the firmware

Edit: Updated attachment with (1) fixed.
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It is downloaded from Samsung servers. Thanks for your suggestions / bugs. I will correct (1).

2) This is already implemented. The last used settings will be saved to SamFirm.xml
3) I am not sure exactly but Kies uses this if you select firmware initialization for example. I have not really checked it yet, but there are more *.tar.md5 files in the firmware

Edit: Updated attachment with (1) fixed.

How fast does it download since sammobile caps your speed and takes forever to download.
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How fast does it download since sammobile caps your speed and takes forever to download.

I get around 4MB/s over WiFi.
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Worked OK when I was downloading firmware for the Tab S but doesn't work now for the S5.
Keeps saying "Input String was not in the correct format".
Shame because downloading from RapidGator from SamMobile takes forever.
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