SM-G530T1 Stock Firmware/Kernel

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Yu-san

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Hi,

Does anyone know where I can find the stock firmware for the SM-G530T1? I've looked and have not been able to find it.

Edit: It would be possible to get the firmware using the IMEI number in SmartSwitch. Unfortunately I and another are unable to access our IMEI number from the settings in the phone since our phones are bricked. We'll need someone else with the phone to take care of that. It would be tremendously appreciated!
 
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same boat

the imei serves as the serial number i believe but smartswitch wont have any of it lol. ill play the waiting game for some stock firmware now. trying to flash g530t firmware bricked the device.
 
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the imei serves as the serial number i believe but smartswitch wont have any of it lol. ill play the waiting game for some stock firmware now. trying to flash g530t firmware bricked the device.
Same here. A silly mistake XD

@Yu_San @silentgumm
If we have a working SM-G530T1 we can get the IMEI from the phone and then use the Smartswitch to get the firmware....

I wish mine did work. Hopefully someone who has a working one will come along and provide their IMEI so we can get the firmware.
 
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Google settings- imei #

I looked up how to get your imei # without going into your phone & it says that all you have to do to get it is to go to google settings & go into your android devices and itll pop up all the android devices that are connected to your gmail & there should be a list & the imei #s should be there too.
 
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Yu-san

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Still didn't find anything...
I can go to a Samsung service center to reflash it, but i would like to have the firmware...

Same here.

I looked up how to get your imei # without going into your phone & it says that all you have to do to get it is to go to google settings & go into your android devices and itll pop up all the android devices that are connected to your gmail & there should be a list & the imei #s should be there too.

I'll see if that works. Thank you for the info. :)

Edit: Okay, I've got some good news and some bad news.

The good news is that I found my IMEI number using the method described by Eker. Also, the IMEI number is on the sticker behind the battery but it doesn't say it's the IMEI number, so now we know that. It's the number above the long bar code with the slashes in it.

The bad news is that SmartSwitch says the device is unsupported and when picking "Emergency Software Recovery and Initialization" from the "MORE" menu at the top, nothing appears in the first tab and in the second tab, entering the phone model (SM-G530T1) brings up a new box asking for a serial number. I entered the IMEI number (with and without the slashes) but it says the serial number entered is not corrected. Same thing using Samsung Kies 2 & 3.

I don't know what to do :(
 
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Same here.



I'll see if that works. Thank you for the info. :)

Edit: Okay, I've got some good news and some bad news.

The good news is that I found my IMEI number using the method described by Eker. Also, the IMEI number is on the sticker behind the battery but it doesn't say it's the IMEI number, so now we know that. It's the number above the long bar code with the slashes in it.

The bad news is that SmartSwitch says the device is unsupported and when picking "Emergency Software Recovery and Initialization" from the "MORE" menu at the top, nothing appears in the first tab and in the second tab, entering the phone model (SM-G530T1) brings up a new box asking for a serial number. I entered the IMEI number (with and without the slashes) but it says the serial number entered is not corrected. Same thing using Samsung Kies 2 & 3.

I don't know what to do :(
Same here... when i spoke to the customer service they took me serial number and said i can go into any service center and they'll do it for free....
 

Yu-san

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Same here... when i spoke to the customer service they took me serial number and said i can go into any service center and they'll do it for free....

Damn, that sucks. I mean, that's not totally bad. It would just be better to get the firmware and do it ourselves. That way we can post the firmware here and other people who can't or don't want to go in to a service center can do it themselves. Hmmm...
 
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Just chatted with someone from Samsung and they said the firmware will not be available online. I'm not sure if they ever officially provide firmware to begin with though, so that may or may not be news. I guess the only way to get it is if someone else unofficially provides it...
 

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Just chatted with someone from Samsung and they said the firmware will not be available online. I'm not sure if they ever officially provide firmware to begin with though, so that may or may not be news. I guess the only way to get it is if someone else unofficially provides it...

They never release it officially... it's usually extracted from kies or smart switch...
 

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They never release it officially... it's usually extracted from kies or smart switch...

Ah, okay. I didn't know that XD I never really thought about it. Knowing that now, I wonder how we're going to get it. I mean, if Kies or Smart Switch won't recognize the SM-G530T1... how will someone be able to get the firmware? Unless they update either one or both of them to be able to recognize our device. I guess that's the only way... Interesting. I guess we'll have to play the waiting game.
 

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Ah, okay. I didn't know that XD I never really thought about it. Knowing that now, I wonder how we're going to get it. I mean, if Kies or Smart Switch won't recognize the SM-G530T1... how will someone be able to get the firmware? Unless they update either one or both of them to be able to recognize our device. I guess that's the only way... Interesting. I guess we'll have to play the waiting game.

I guess there's other methods too...
 

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SM-G530T1

Hi,

Does anyone know where I can find the stock firmware for the SM-G530T1? I've looked and have not been able to find it.

Edit: It would be possible to get the firmware using the IMEI number in SmartSwitch. Unfortunately I and another are unable to access our IMEI number from the settings in the phone since our phones are bricked. We'll need someone else with the phone to take care of that. It would be tremendously appreciated!

Even with serial number it wont be possible, smart switch just closes with serial number. Looks like samsung doesn't support smart switch recovery for this device.

s/n : R58GA0KRSFF

Let me know if it works on your side
 
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