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Before installing the update manually on your Samsung device using Odin, you’ll need to download the firmware (update package). Also, there are many ways to download firmware for your Galaxy device.

In this article, we will show you the top three sources from where you can download the firmware package required for the Samsung Galaxy device step by step.

Sources used to download firmware:

  • SamFirm
  • SamFW
  • SamMobile


Downloading the firmware files with SamFirm

This is the first and a reliable source from where you can download the update files. Follow the steps below to download firmware using SamFirm:


  • A Windows PC
  • SamFirm application
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Package(X86) or
  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2010 Redistributable Package(X86)
  • High-speed internet connection for faster download

You’ll need to download the below-mentioned plug-ins that are required to download the SamFirm application:

There is one more thing that you need to know before downloading the update that is ‘CSC code’. To do this:

  • Download Phone Info Samsung from Google Play Store.
  • This app will help you find your active CSC value, which will be required further.
  • To know this, open the downloaded app and go to the CSC code tab.
  • There will be an option that will show an active CSC code, note this code.

How to use SamFirm to download the Update Package:

Open SamFirm Application

  • When you open the application, you’ll see the following interface, and here are all the important sections that you’ll require but first check the auto-update section.

Model: In this section, you’ll enter the model number of your device

Region: In the region section, you need to enter the CSC value that we have generated above from the Phone Info Samsung app.

  • After filling in the above-mentioned information, click on ‘Check Update’. This will find the latest update available for your Galaxy device.
  • Once you got the update file, click on Download and select the file location on your PC.

Downloading update using SamFW:

If you are having trouble downloading the package using the above mentioned procedure then you can go for this one. This process is quite simple as there is no software you need to install.

Follow these steps to download the firmware:

  • Open SamFW on your PC from here
  • After the website loads, there will be a search bar that asks you about the model number of your device
  • Enter the model number or device name for which you need to download the update
  • It will then show the firmware packages for different regions – now select your country
  • Select your firmware package
  • Now go to the latest package
  • When you click on the package you’ll see information such as update size, CSC code, android version, build date, etc
  • Check once that all the information you have selected is correct
  • Now moving on, you’ll see three options for downloading the update
  • Click on the appropriate option and it will start downloading

 Download Firmware using SamMobile:

The third and the last option from where you can download the update is through SamMobile. Though, it provides firmware at free of cost but you’ll to upgrade to premium to get higher download speed.

  • Go to the firmware archive section of SamMobile
  • Enter your model name/number, then it will show the list of all the firmware and the regions.
  • You can select the latest update file based on your country.
  • Then download the file on your PC.
  • After the download is complete extract the file on your PC

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Mastering Smartphone Screen Issues: DIY Hacks with Samsung’s Digital Service Center



Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra Sabrina

What if your smartphone’s touchscreen isn’t working properly, and you can’t manage the time to visit a service center? Don’t worry, you can effortlessly ensure optimal device health and get personalized support right at your fingertips by using Samsung’s Digital Service Center.

Here are DIY hacks that would ensure smooth functioning of your smartphone’s screen:

Screen doesn’t detect single-finger touches

  1. It’s possible that ‘TalkBack’ feature might be on. To disable ‘TalkBack’, tap on the settings icon once to select, followed by a double tap to open it.
  2. Scroll down and open ‘Accessibility’ and go to ‘Installed Apps’. Double tap on ‘TalkBack’ and then tap once on the on and off switch at the top right.
  3. Tap on ‘Turn off,’ and the ‘TalkBack’ feature will be disabled. You can also turn off ‘TalkBack’ using Bixby by simply pressing and holding the Bixby button and saying “Turn off TalkBack”.

Display’s touch sensitivity is too low

  1. Any attachment to the screen may affect the touch sensitivity of the device. But the touch sensitivity can be easily changed by following a series of simple steps.
  2. Navigate to ‘Setting’ and select ‘Display’. Scroll down to find the option for ‘Touch Sensitivity’ and toggle it on.
  3. If the touch sensitivity issue persists, try removing your phone’s screen guard and retesting your phone.

Screen doesn’t detect S-Pen input

  1. Any third-party accessories with a magnetic component, such as a phone cover, can affect S Pen recognition.
  2. To fix this, remove the accessory and install a Samsung-authorized cover, and try again.
  3. For optimal S Pen performance, avoid exposure to magnetic objects.

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Download One UI 5.1.1 Always On Display with new clock styles



Samsung One UI 5.1.1 AOD

Samsung’s latest foldable smartphones come preinstalled with One UI 5.1.1. This new software comes with improved animations, some new useful features, and usability improvements. In addition, the One UI 5.1.1 brings a new Always On Display Clock Style and revamps one, which is available for download.

One UI 5.1.1 enhances the circular dial Always On Display clock, bringing the same-sized clock numbers. Besides, it adds a new clock style, which is in a horizontal arrangement and showcases time and date along with the day. The latest version of the Always On Display app brings new clock styles to One UI 5.1 phones.

Using the download link, you can download the APK file of the Always On Display app version via (via tarunvats33). Hopefully, Samsung will bring the new additions to Galaxy users with future update to the One UI’s AOD app.

  • Always On Display v8.3.25.8 — Download [mega]

Samsung One UI 5.1.1 AOD

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How to remove Moisture or Foreign Material from Samsung phone



Samsung Galaxy S23 September 2023 update Brazil

Thanks to intelligent software, Samsung phones showcase necessary prompts that help you avoid major damage. Similarly, here’s a common notice, which appears on Samsung devices when it detects moisture due to water insertion or dust particles near the charging port.

No doubt, moisture may impact the performance of your device if not handled with care. Commonly, moisture may be accumulated inside the charging ports, under the screen, inside the headphone jack, and behind the camera lenses.

Therefore, it’s advised to protect your phone from moisture by placing it inside a waterproof zip-lock pouch while traveling in rainy weather. You should also avoid using your Galaxy device with wet hands. In case you find that moisture has accumulated in your phone, then follow the tips given below.

Steps to remove moisture

If the charging port has moisture, a pop-up will appear on your device.

Warning: Don’t use charging/USB port

We’ve detected moisture or foreign material in your charging/USB port. Check your charging/USB port for any foreign material such as dust or debris. To prevent damage to your phone, don’t plug anything in until the charging port is clean, the moisture is gone, and the notification is cleared.

To dry the port, shake out any moisture, then wait for it to dry, which could take several hours. You can speed up during by pointing a fan or dryer (cool air only) at the port.

In the meantime, you can charge your phone wirelessly.

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To dry the port, gently shake out the moisture, and then wait for it to dry. Wait for moisture to evaporate, however, it could take several hours. Unplug all cables or accessories. Do not plug them in again until the handset is completely dry.

Clean your device: Clean the glass, ceramic, and metallic surfaces of your device with a lint-free microfiber cloth. Try charging the device after a few hours. If you see the alert again, it is possible that there may still be moisture inside the port.

In that case, you need to get in touch with our Samsung customer care for further assistance or visit the nearest Samsung service center.

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