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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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One UI 5 Watch Beta: How to join, download and install when Samsung starts



Samsung One UI 5 Watch

A few days back, Samsung teased the One UI 5 Watch operating system. This new wearable OS will be coming pre-installed with the next-generation Galaxy Watch lineup this August. Meanwhile, Samsung also starting the One UI 5 Watch Beta for current models this month.

As of May 20, Samsung has not announced the One UI 5 Watch’s Beta Program. It’s expected to begin next week for the Galaxy Watch 4, Galaxy Watch 4 Classic, Galaxy Watch 5 and Galaxy Watch 5 Pro. With a few simple steps, you will be able to join the One UI 5 Watch Beta through your Galaxy device.

How to join One UI 5 Watch Beta

To participate in the One UI Watch Beta Program, you must register through the Samsung Members app on your device:

  1. In the Samsung Members app, log in with your Samsung Account.
    • If you do not have a Samsung Account, create an account on the Samsung Account site.
  2. Once logged in to the Samsung Members app, select “Notices > Registration for One UI Watch Beta Program.”
  3. Complete and submit the application form.

If you meet the participation criteria, you will be enrolled in the One UI Watch Beta Program.

How to download & install One UI 5 Watch Beta

You must be enrolled in the One UI Watch Beta Program to install the Beta software. To avoid compatibility issues, before installing the Beta software, make sure all apps such as Galaxy Wearable and Watch Plugin on the device are updated to the latest version available.

If you enrolled in the Beta program successfully, update notifications will be sent at the start of Beta.

To download and install the Beta software, on your device, select “Settings > Software update > Download and install”. You can also use the update menu in Samsung’s Galaxy Wearable app. Beta software updates are rolled out gradually to One UI Watch Beta Program participants.

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How to recover calls and messages from a Samsung Galaxy using Find My Mobile



Samsung Retrieve Calls and Messages

Samsung’s Find My Mobile function allows you to locate, lock and/or wipe your device remotely, which is necessary if you have lost your Galaxy device. This guide tells you how you can enable an important toggle, which makes it possible to recover calls and messages from your Samsung Galaxy.

Firstly, you will need to be signed into your Samsung account in order to use Find My Mobile. And to utilize the tools available in the Find My Mobile section, you will need to enable the Remote Controls feature on your mobile device before you can use the service.

How to enable Remote Control feature

From the home screen of your Samsung device, swipe up and choose Settings. Now, you have to open the Security and privacy tab, where you can find the option to expand Find My Mobile tools.

Once expanded, hit the toggle to turn on the Find My Mobile. It will get enabled swiftly if your phone already has Samsung Account logged in, otherwise, you need to login or create a new one.

Now, simply tap the switches to turn on the listed tools namely Allow this phone to be found, Remote unlock, Send last location, Retrieve calls and messages, and Offline finding.

Samsung Retrieve Calls and Messages

Note: If you have already set up your Samsung account on your account, you may need to enter your password.

How to enable Retrieve calls and messages

During the procedure of setting up Find My Mobile, you have already enabled the “Retrieve calls and messages” feature. It allows you to recover your calls and messages if you lost your Samsung Galaxy device or it gets misplaced/stolen.

Find my mobile will show you the last 50 numbers that your device has made or received, for calls and messages. To recover, you will first need to login into SmartThings Find using your Samsung Account on a PC or secondary device and follow the below-mentioned steps.

  1. On the Find My Mobile page, click Retrieve calls/messages
  2. Click Retrieve
  3. The last 50 numbers will display on your screen
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One UI 5.1 Always On Display: How to activate and customize on all Samsung devices



Samsung Always On Display One UI

Samsung One UI 5.1 brings an enhanced Always On Display feature, which delivers a stunning user experience. Galaxy users are adequately aware of the Always On Display, while some users may have not activated or customized the function yet.

In this tutorial, you will learn how to access the One UI 5.1 Always On Display, turn it on or off, access additional settings, and edit the appearance. For starters, it’s going to be a big beneficial guide, while users already rocking with AOD on Galaxy can share their setup with us at tip[at]sammyfans[dot]com.

Samsung’s amazing AOD lets you view the clock, battery, and missed phone call/message notifications when the screen is turned off. Despite keeping the screen on all time, the feature uses less power and utilizes the proximity sensor to turn off completely when in the pocket.

With regular improvements, the company made the Always On Display feature more appealing. You can keep it on and show it off to your friends, while the ClockFace app allows you to create a customized clock appearance for the AOD functionality.

Let’s begin the guide:

Access AOD

First, swipe down from the Notification bar, then select the settings Settings icon. Now, scroll to and select Lock screen, turn Always On Display on or off and select the Always On Display switch. To access AOD Settings, select Always On Display and Edit the settings as desired.

One UI 5.1 Always On Display

Adding to this, One UI also allows you to edit the Always On Display appearance. To do so, navigate to the Always On Display screen, and select Clock style. Once done, you will be able to Edit the appearance as desired, then select Done.

One UI 5.1 Always On Display

It’s worth mentioning that flagship Galaxy devices may offer additional customization settings and options compared to budget ones. Samsung tells features availability varies by market and carrier so there’s a chance of riffs for consumers worldwide.

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