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[Tool] Frija - Samsung firmware downloader/checker

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By invmini, Member on 13th March 2019, 11:11 AM
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Hey Guys

Frija is a new tool (successor of now depreciated tool SamFirm) which allows users to download latest firmware for their device which can be flashed with Odin.
Frija can download Firmware for any Samsung Devices at High Speed.
Auto mode detects any Samsung Phone Model and CSC and finds all the required information directly from Samsung Server.
Frija downloads firmware directly from Samsung FUS (Firmware Update Server) without any third party websites being involved. It can pause/resume firmware downloads, even after network interruption, or app restart (if download was interrupted).
Frija comes with built in Support form, through which you can reach out to developer about any issues or bugs. Frija has built in App Updater, whenever new release of Frija is available users will be able to update to latest version of the app.
Frija does not have any Background or Startup services, which some users might be concerned about.
It also comes with Night theme, for those who prefer Night Mode on the app





Fun fact about Frija: Frija is named after wife of Odin who can see future (In Norse Mythology) can download latest firmwares which can be flashed using Odin which uses Heimdall (A protocol that connects to a mobile device over USB) and Loke (low-level software running on the device). It kinda added a missing piece to the naming convention Samsung has.

This tool was created by wssyncmldm with contribution from CrazyApe and eragon5779. Devs receive all the support message directly and they are actively working on the app to fix any bugs or issue.

Updates:
NOTE: Auto Update has bug in version 1.1.1 and will need to manually update by using the new zip file posted today


Changelog:

1.1.2
* Improved firmware search.
* Fixed issue where firmware was not available for valid Device and CSC.
* Updated some message strings displayed to user

1.3.0
* Fixed decryption issue of enc2 type encrypted firmware
* Auto updater finally fixed, will not require downloading update manually after this update
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File Type: zip Frija-v1.3.0.zip - [Click for QR Code] (7.76 MB, 21652 views)
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13th March 2019, 04:44 PM |#2  
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Will there be a linux build or is it windows only?
Also it would be nice to have the sources available to audit the code and make sure it does no nasty stuff.
13th March 2019, 06:16 PM |#3  
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Will there be a linux build or is it windows only?
Also it would be nice to have the sources available to audit the code and make sure it does no nasty stuff.

For now the software is for Windows only. As for now the developer doesn't have any plans to release the code to the public.
13th March 2019, 06:52 PM |#4  
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I have been a long time user of SamFirm, it was always the best way to get firmware as soon as it is avaialble. I really appreciate your work on this project. I tested it out for myself and it works Great! Thanks!!!
13th March 2019, 07:09 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by XenGi

Will there be a linux build or is it windows only?
Also it would be nice to have the sources available to audit the code and make sure it does no nasty stuff.

Looks like its using same library from Smart switch which isn't available on Linux. if there will be any Smart Switch I am sure devs will figure it out.
And I hope they keep source code to themselves, If Samsung releases their SmartSwitch source then I would agree devs should release their source code as well
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For now the software is for Windows only. As for now the developer doesn't have any plans to release the code to the public.

That's sad to hear. I''m not willing to setup a windows installation somewhere just to run some closed source code. Opening the source would make it possible for others to port the code to linux or at least have a look at it and audit it. Not only for security concerns but also to hunt bugs and report them. I'm really uncomfortable running closed source software from a random guy on some random internet forum.
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13th March 2019, 09:28 PM |#7  
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Looks cool! I would prefer it to run on my Chromebook... someday. Cheers
13th March 2019, 11:34 PM |#8  
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That's sad to hear. I''m not willing to setup a windows installation somewhere just to run some closed source code. Opening the source would make it possible for others to port the code to linux or at least have a look at it and audit it. Not only for security concerns but also to hunt bugs and report them. I'm really uncomfortable running closed source software from a random guy on some random internet forum.

Making source open is not going to help someone port it, since it uses 3 libraries made by Samsung to get info about download link and download the firmware which are only available for windows
18th March 2019, 11:34 PM |#9  
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That's sad to hear. I''m not willing to setup a windows installation somewhere just to run some closed source code. Opening the source would make it possible for others to port the code to linux or at least have a look at it and audit it. Not only for security concerns but also to hunt bugs and report them. I'm really uncomfortable running closed source software from a random guy on some random internet forum.

I'm also a Linux user. I do have Windows on one of my partitions, but I'll have to wait for more users to report on Frija before I trust it enough to run it. With that said, I appreciate the effort and the work put into developing a useful program like that, and I hope its developers don't take my distrust as an insult.
19th March 2019, 06:36 PM |#10  
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20th March 2019, 02:06 PM |#11  
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I used it yesterday to download the Odin package for my s10 plus. Worked liked a champ. Thanks!

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