How To Guide F926U and F926U1 Firmware Links and Flashing Discussion Here

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You need to look up what "staggered update" means. Every single manufacturer uses them.

That's also the entire purpose of this thread: manual flashing, so you don't have to sit there mashing the Update button
For all the previous updates, when I saw someone having it and telling it on twitter, I clicked on "check for update" and received it. First time that I don't.
 
Mar 19, 2012
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Hi,
So my phone has this version :
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So, I went to sammobile and downloaded this one :
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Is this exactly the same firmware version has I've got ? (meaning, if I should have received the official one by Samsung, would it be this one ?). I don't want to change the firmware of my phone just update it. I'm pretty sure there is a bug with software update as I'm still on may update and I'm seeing everyone getting the july update.

Thx !
 

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Hi,
So my phone has this version : View attachment 5654783

So, I went to sammobile and downloaded this one :
View attachment 5654785

Is this exactly the same firmware version has I've got ? (meaning, if I should have received the official one by Samsung, would it be this one ?). I don't want to change the firmware of my phone just update it. I'm pretty sure there is a bug with software update as I'm still on may update and I'm seeing everyone getting the july update.

Thx !
My zf3 just updated this morning, I'm unlocked U1 on Visible network. My Note 10+5G just updated too, and is on Verizon. Both phones are showing June 1 security patch. So, maybe you'll get updated soon!
 

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Okay, I've read through this entire thread and I'm hoping I understand what to do. I have an att branded Fold3 and I'm just trying to update to Android 12. SamFW doesn't have any ATT firmware, but I've downloaded the latest TMB firmware (F926USQU1DVG7), the patched Odin, and the ATT userdata file for Android 12 from the OP's AFH link.

My plan is to use all of these files together and update my phone to the latest Android version without factory resetting the device. Will this work?
 

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Okay, I've read through this entire thread and I'm hoping I understand what to do. I have an att branded Fold3 and I'm just trying to update to Android 12. SamFW doesn't have any ATT firmware, but I've downloaded the latest TMB firmware (F926USQU1DVG7), the patched Odin, and the ATT userdata file for Android 12 from the OP's AFH link.

My plan is to use all of these files together and update my phone to the latest Android version without factory resetting the device. Will this work?
You may have read the thread, but clearly not the OP. It states very clearly that flashing USERDATA wipes data
 
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- HOME CSC file keeps data intact; using the other CSC will wipe data. Flashing USERDATA will also wipe data.
Apologies for missing that line, thanks for clarifying.
You may have read the thread, but clearly not the OP. It states very clearly that flashing USERDATA wipes data
So is everything else in my plan good? Sounds like the one extra step I'd need to do is remove my Google and Samsung accounts before flashing.
 

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    @smartmobee @Tamnguyen83

    Ignoring our warningS about not using English resulted in the removal of your posts and so it will be for your future non-English posts.

    Thank you for your understanding.
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    Okay, I've read through this entire thread and I'm hoping I understand what to do. I have an att branded Fold3 and I'm just trying to update to Android 12. SamFW doesn't have any ATT firmware, but I've downloaded the latest TMB firmware (F926USQU1DVG7), the patched Odin, and the ATT userdata file for Android 12 from the OP's AFH link.

    My plan is to use all of these files together and update my phone to the latest Android version without factory resetting the device. Will this work?
    You may have read the thread, but clearly not the OP. It states very clearly that flashing USERDATA wipes data
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    So is everything else in my plan good? Sounds like the one extra step I'd need to do is remove my Google and Samsung accounts before flashing.
    If you're not doing a factory reset, then no, don't need to remove any accounts
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    As you said, if I'm flashing USERDATA that will wipe data. I typically associate "wipe data" with a factory reset so I guess my question is do I need to remove Google and Samsung accounts if I'm flashing USERDATA? Also, the ATT USERDATA in the OP should work with any firmware of the same Android version?

    Thanks for all the help!
    There's no need to flash USERDATA, if you're just updating software. So if you don't want to do a factory reset, I would just skip it
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    For those who aren't already aware, F926U is the model number of all of the US carrier versions of the Z Fold3. The F926U1 is the model number of the same device, but sold by Samsung SIM unlocked and with no carrier bloatware. Firmware is 100% interchangeable among these models: any U or U1 firmware version can be flashed to any U or U1 device at any time, assuming that you're not trying to downgrade the bootloader. A "U to U" or "U1 to U1" flash does not require a factory reset, but changing from one firmware to the other will require one. Also, U firmware is identical for the 4 base files (AP, BL, CP, CSC) for each individual build, no matter which carrier it comes from. So if you download 2 different carrier versions of the exact same build, the 4 base files will be identical. Where the firmware differs is in the USERDATA file - that's where the carrier bloatware and customizations reside.

    Manual Odin flashing is designed for those who:

    - want to manually update to a newer version of U firmware on their U device, either because they don't want to wait for their carrier's OTA or because OTAs aren't working on their device, or a different carrier got a new feature/patch before they did
    - want to flash U1 firmware to their U device
    - want to convert from U1 firmware to carrier U firmware
    - want to convert from one carrier's U firmware (with all apps and bloatware) to a different carrier's U firmware (with all apps and bloatware)

    For those who aren't already aware, anyone can now download firmware for almost any Samsung device any time that they want, via the various firmware download tools posted here on XDA like SamFirm or Frija. There are threads and info about them here on XDA so I won't waste time explaining - do a search if you're not already familiar with these tools. But they only provide whatever the latest/newest/current version is - nothing older. I have access to an internal Samsung firmware download tool that usually gets new versions before they hit the public firmware download tools, so that's where my files come from.

    This is not a "beginner's guide to Odin flashing" -type post/thread, so I won't list basic, step-by-step flashing instructions. My threads are geared towards those who already know what they're doing. If you're new to manually flashing Samsung firmware (or haven't done it in a long time), I recommend you consult one of those "beginner's" guides- there are tons of them here on XDA.

    Happy flashing!

    U firmware: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=327754
    U1 firmware: https://www.androidfilehost.com/?w=files&flid=327755

    Notes:

    - DON'T QUOTE THE OP WHEN YOU REPLY, kthx

    - I have lots of threads just like this one for other Samsung flagships, if it interests you. For those who have already made use of my previous threads for a different device and are upgrading, welcome back :)

    - My zips are compressed extra small for space and bandwidth savings. The default Windows extractor can't handle it, so you'll need a 3rd party tool like 7zip, WinRAR, etc

    - it's quite time consuming to download the files, zip them up, and upload them to AFH. And, I do threads like this for every single flagship model, so I won't be uploading every single version. The only full builds that I upload are ones where I get access to a new bootloader and/or Android version early, before they hit the firmware download tools.

    - My naming method for folders on AFH is: build - bootloader - Android version
    So "SAT - 1 - 9.0" means the full build number ends in SAT, it's bootloader version 1, and it's Android 9.0. When bootloader and Android versions increment, the first build to have those changes will have its folder notated appropriately.

    - HOME CSC file keeps data intact; using the other CSC will wipe data. Flashing USERDATA will also wipe data.

    - Since AT&T doesn't allow their firmware to be publicly available (for any of their devices), I'll try to always upload at least one USERDATA per bootloader increment for AT&T (and Cricket, if they get this model). I'll also upload any full builds if AT&T is the only carrier to get that specific build, because you won't be able to find the files anywhere else.

    - For identifying USERDATAS, and to know what region/CSC to use in the firmware download tools if you're downloading yourself:

    AIO = Cricket (not available via firmware download tools)
    ATT = AT&T (not available via firmware download tools)
    BST = Boost Mobile
    CCT = Xfinity Mobile (Comcast)
    CHA = Spectrum Mobile (Charter)
    DSH = Dish Network
    TMB = T-Mobile
    TMK = Metro PCS
    USC = US Cellular
    VZW = Verizon (available via firmware download tools, but Manual Entry is required - Auto will not work)
    XAA = U1 firmware
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    I guess what I'm asking is isn't there a way to just simply flash one of the US firmware's like XAA = U1 firmware or the CCT = Xfinity to enable the proper US frequency bands on a Physical dual sim international phone ?
    Nope. If you want US firmware, get a US phone
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    Is there a T-Mobile version available yet?
    Yep, firmware has been on Samsung's servers since last week
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    I downloaded the file from samefirm, and frija but did not get the carrier bloat or T-Mobile boot screen from either one. I have an unlocked version.
    You need to make sure your CSC shows as TMB, and need to make sure you're flashing USERDATA too
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    As you said, if I'm flashing USERDATA that will wipe data. I typically associate "wipe data" with a factory reset so I guess my question is do I need to remove Google and Samsung accounts if I'm flashing USERDATA? Also, the ATT USERDATA in the OP should work with any firmware of the same Android version?

    Thanks for all the help!
    There's no need to flash USERDATA, if you're just updating software. So if you don't want to do a factory reset, I would just skip it