Using SamFW to Download Old Archived Samsung Galaxy Firmware for Android
Finding places to download old Samsung firmware files can be frustrating with so many restrictions. Some places require a user account, others throttle download speeds unless you pay a monthly fee. But I recently found a website that doesn’t require either and looks to be hosting a ton of archived Samsung Galaxy firmwares.
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Late last week I began planning tutorials for this week and needed a place to download an old Android 10 firmware for my Samsung Galaxy S10+. My normal way of downloading official Samsung firmware files is to use a tool like SamFirm or Frija.
These two programs are fantastic if you’re looking to download the latest firmware, but what about older ones?
For those situations, I typically went to websites like SamMobile or Updato.
But over time SamMobile has limited the number of firmware files made available to the public. This is why I had begun mentioning Updato in my videos. But when I went to this website last week I noticed they have changed up their download system as well.
I just wanted to download a firmware file real quick. I didn’t want to get dragged into creating user accounts all across the internet.
And no joke, like 3 days ago a YouTube account with the username Homer Simpson left a comment on one of the channel’s videos here that mentioned a website I hadn’t really looked into before. The website is SamFw.com and so far the experience has been great.
No need to create any user accounts. Full speed downloads (my 5GB firmware finished downloading in like 13 minutes or something). And a great selection of really old, archived Samsung Galaxy firmware files to choose from too.
So definitely check out the website and let me know your thoughts on the UI.
It can take a bit of time to get used to, but I give a full walkthrough from start to finish in the video here today.
1. Intro [00:00]
2. Visit the website [02:44]
3. Enter your smartphone hardware details [03:25]
4. Then filter down to the Samsung firmware you want [05:05]
5. Then download the firmware to your PC [06:34]