What are different ways of Upgrading Samsung phone's firmware?

Last Update Date : Jul 05. 2018

Samsung Smartphones running on Android platform keeps getting a new version as old firmwares gets replaced with new ones. Users face problems while upgrading their smart phone to the latest firmware.
Lets find out the ways to upgrade your Samsung Smart phone :


There are three ways of upgrading the firmware in your phone as mentioned below :


● Upgrade through Kies : Samsung Kies is an application designed to sync your Smartphone with PC in every way possible. Once connected, Kies tells you if your phone is due for firmware upgrade. While you are upgrading your phone through this app, make sure you have the latest version of Kies or the upgrade will create problems. CLICK HERE to know more about Samsung Kies.





● Through FOTA : FOTA (Firmware upgrade over the air) is easy and  the most convenient way of Upgrading your phone as you can do it in comfort of your home but maintain constant internet connectivity for a smooth upgrade.





● Visit Smart CAFE : We have trained people in Samsung Smart Cafe to carry out Firmware upgrade of your smart phone smoothly. We recommend you to visit one of our Smart CAFE and get the upgrade done.




NOTE : Please see to it that your Internet connectivity is consistent while you are upgrading your phone all by yourself. Keep a back up of your existing data as upgrading your phone's firmware will result in data loss.


●  Upgrade through Smart Switch : Samsung Smart Switch is an application designed to connect your Smartphone with PC in every way possible.

Follow the below steps to update phone via Smart Switch:-

1.  First you need to download and install Smart Switch application in your PC. 
2.  Go to [http://www.samsung.com/in/support/smartswitch/ Smart Switch].
3.  '''Install''' the '''Smart Switch PC tool'''.
4. Connect mobile device to PC through original USB cable.
5. Open the smart switch PC tool and update the software (if available), as it will notify you when the new software is available to download.

NOTE: To update software via smart switch through PC, the windows OS version should be windows xp sp3, windows vista, windows 7.

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