[GUIDE][HOW-TO]Update to latest Official Firmware[All Samsung Device]

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SadEff

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Sep 1, 2012
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About this Guide:

In this guide you will learn how to Update your phone to the latest stock firmware available for your device for your region/country with Kies.
  • You will make your device status from Un-official To Official.
  • Your device will get Un-Rooted and all the changes you have made by rooting the device will be fixed :p.
  • If you have flashed wrong stock ROM or of other Region/Country this will fix it.
  • Fix software problems you face :fingers-crossed:

Please Dont Copy this to other forums and blogs. Give Direct Link to this Guide.

Note:
  • If you have Bricked your device or your device is Not booting Up This thread is Not for you.
  • For those who face Software problems are requested to try resetting your Phone to check if it fixes by it Before trying this.
    Go to Settings--> Back up and reset --> Factory Data Reset

Difficulty level: Easy ;)

Things you need:
  • A computer with Kies installed.
  • Internet Connection.
  • USB Cable.
  • A working Brain :p.
  • Of-course the device to be updated.

Note:
For Example I will be using My Device - Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini "GT-I8190N" :cowboy:



Step 1:
  • Open Kies
  • Go to Tools
  • Firmware Upgrade and Instantiation
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Step 2:
  • Enter Your Phone Model Number

    Go to Settings --> About Phone, Find Your Model Number ;)
    Note: You Should Enter As it is in Settings i.e, "GT-I8190N"
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Step 3:
  • Now Enter your device Serial Number

    Note: Go to Settings--> Status--> Find Serial Number. :highfive:
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Step 4:
  • Click "OK" to the Dialogue boxes
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Now It will start Downloading Drivers etc to Flash..
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Step 5:
  • Check "I have read all of the above Information."
  • Connect your device
  • Select "Proceed without saving"
  • Then Click "Start Upgrade"
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  • All Moste Done! :highfive:

It will now download and flash the Firmware to Your Device
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Step 6:
  • Your device will Reboot and Install the firmware.
  • Reboot and You're Done!

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Congratulations! Your Device is Now Official!

Step 7:
Hit the thanks button :p

SadEff said:
PM me if you have some thing usefull to add to this thread.
 
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Good job.

However doing this with Odin is much easier. Odin does the same.
Also Odin does not require installation like Kies and very less disk space.

And some devices like Galaxy y GT-S5360 are not supported by Kies.

It is not only for 4.1+
I used this 1-2 months back on my SGS+ I9001 to install Android 2.3.6 from 2.3.4

Anyway, keep it up!
 
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bageraz

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May 31, 2012
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1 silly question. will this method can be apply to old samsung device? i have samsung galaxy SL (gt-i9003) with CM11. thanks in advance
 

ashraf sharif

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iNITIALIZING MY DEVICE BREAKS ALL NETWORK CONNECTIVITY.IN MY CASE,
FOR EXAMPLE IF I WERE TO ENTER THE PRODUCT NAME AND SERIAL NUMBER OF MY SAMSUNG GALAXY S 111. KIES WOULD OFFER TO INITIALIZE MY PHONE WITH AN ANDROID 4,12 FIRMWARE THAT USES A MODEM/RADIO THAT USES AN EFS VERSION 1 PARTITION.
SINCE MY PHONEIS CURRENTLY ON ANDROID 4.3 AND CURRENTLY USES EFS VERSION 2 . GOING BACKWARDS TO THE OLD EFS STRUCTURE WILL CAUSE MY PHONE TO NO LONGER WORK AS A PHONE.ONLY WIFI WILL WORK
. WHEN I TRY KIES TELLS MR THAT IT WILL INITIALIZE WITH THE LATEST VERSION FOR MY PHONE PDA/MF6 /PHONE MA5/CSC MF1 (AFR) WHILE THAT FIRMWARE IS THE LATEST FOR (AFR) IT IS OLD AND ANY MODEM FOR GT-I9300 THAT PRECEEDED THE MG4 MODEM WILL NOT WORK UNLESS THE EFS FOLDER WAS BACKED UP AND THEN RESTORED AFTER REVERTING TO THE OLD EFS STRUCTURE.
THIS UNFORTUNATELY MAKES USING KIES TO INITIALIZE MY PHONE NOT AN OPTION.
 

shane1981

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Mar 11, 2014
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millington
Will this work for soft bricked att note 3 if my previous rom flashing didnt work? My new note 3 will not update to kitkat for some reason will this fix that also? Help please .

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using xda app-developers app
 

SadEff

Senior Member
Sep 1, 2012
57
74
Chennai
Will this work for soft bricked att note 3 if my previous rom flashing didnt work? My new note 3 will not update to kitkat for some reason will this fix that also? Help please .

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using xda app-developers app

If you have soft bricked u cant ho by this method as this method needs serial number of the phone.
 

shane1981

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Mar 11, 2014
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millington
Will it work for my other one ? Its rooted and i will not update to 4.4.2 .its still on 4.3 nb4 build .

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using xda app-developers app

---------- Post added at 12:57 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:55 PM ----------

I can get the serial number off the other one its behind the battery so this may work ?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using xda app-developers app
 

ytaida

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Jan 12, 2014
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Rio Rancho, NM
Will this work for my AT&T I337 Stock MK2 Locked Boot loader ROM. I Followed the steps and it's telling me that it will restore to MDL ROM. Don't want to get that firmware upgrade error message. Thanks in advance
 

SadEff

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Sep 1, 2012
57
74
Chennai
So I have an ace II ( Novathor phone like s3 Mini :D ) and I'm on Kitkat custom rom now.
Do you think this will work to come back to 4.1.2 official?


Will it work for my other one ? Its rooted and i will not update to 4.4.2 .its still on 4.3 nb4 build .

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using xda app-developers app

---------- Post added at 12:57 PM ---------- Previous post was at 12:55 PM ----------

I can get the serial number off the other one its behind the battery so this may work ?

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using xda app-developers app
Nothing Bad in trying! :D but Report if you succeed..

Will this work for my AT&T I337 Stock MK2 Locked Boot loader ROM. I Followed the steps and it's telling me that it will restore to MDL ROM. Don't want to get that firmware upgrade error message. Thanks in advance
I dont hav experience with locked boot loaders and no idea about that. better i think you should accept that restore to MDL ROM i hope, because this method will restore to official stock like that comes from Samsung.
 

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    About this Guide:

    In this guide you will learn how to Update your phone to the latest stock firmware available for your device for your region/country with Kies.
    • You will make your device status from Un-official To Official.
    • Your device will get Un-Rooted and all the changes you have made by rooting the device will be fixed :p.
    • If you have flashed wrong stock ROM or of other Region/Country this will fix it.
    • Fix software problems you face :fingers-crossed:

    Please Dont Copy this to other forums and blogs. Give Direct Link to this Guide.

    Note:
    • If you have Bricked your device or your device is Not booting Up This thread is Not for you.
    • For those who face Software problems are requested to try resetting your Phone to check if it fixes by it Before trying this.
      Go to Settings--> Back up and reset --> Factory Data Reset

    Difficulty level: Easy ;)

    Things you need:
    • A computer with Kies installed.
    • Internet Connection.
    • USB Cable.
    • A working Brain :p.
    • Of-course the device to be updated.

    Note:
    For Example I will be using My Device - Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini "GT-I8190N" :cowboy:



    Step 1:
    • Open Kies
    • Go to Tools
    • Firmware Upgrade and Instantiation
    55sf4yqsdaw900efg.jpg

    Step 2:
    • Enter Your Phone Model Number

      Go to Settings --> About Phone, Find Your Model Number ;)
      Note: You Should Enter As it is in Settings i.e, "GT-I8190N"
    94mma1fr2ldbrzufg.jpg

    Step 3:
    • Now Enter your device Serial Number

      Note: Go to Settings--> Status--> Find Serial Number. :highfive:
      uwjppodqo3jjrwefg.jpg
      afkn37gy2fhgteffg.jpg
      tn064sdwm02ybv9fg.jpg

      7l2u2jrrfkv2vatfg.jpg

    Step 4:
    • Click "OK" to the Dialogue boxes
      hwhxxx4199t7pn3fg.jpg
      ftj4h0lc4gz3ptrfg.jpg

    Now It will start Downloading Drivers etc to Flash..
    5g2g26jpo30h6x5fg.jpg

    Step 5:
    • Check "I have read all of the above Information."
    • Connect your device
    • Select "Proceed without saving"
    • Then Click "Start Upgrade"
      i13b9o6xfbyukrsfg.jpg
    • All Moste Done! :highfive:

    It will now download and flash the Firmware to Your Device
    ktb7zc63gpk15p3fg.jpg

    Step 6:
    • Your device will Reboot and Install the firmware.
    • Reboot and You're Done!

    35ofuyaoig5ekprfg.jpg
    Congratulations! Your Device is Now Official!

    Step 7:
    Hit the thanks button :p

    SadEff said:
    PM me if you have some thing usefull to add to this thread.
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    Nice one, will be helpful for noobies :)
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    Good job.

    However doing this with Odin is much easier. Odin does the same.
    Also Odin does not require installation like Kies and very less disk space.

    And some devices like Galaxy y GT-S5360 are not supported by Kies.

    It is not only for 4.1+
    I used this 1-2 months back on my SGS+ I9001 to install Android 2.3.6 from 2.3.4

    Anyway, keep it up!