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This is what you need to download the Samsung stock ROMs, aka Samsung firmware flash files, for all Samsung mobile devices.

The stock ROMs you will find here are the same firmware that you find coming in as over-the-air updates automatically, that Android calls just “software updates,” which you would then accept and install on your devices. You can flash the stock ROMs manually by using the Odin flashing tool. When using Odin you’ll need the Samsung USB Drivers installed on the Windows PC as well.

Before downloading your ROM make sure the file you are downloading is for the same model number as your device, as well as the right carrier network (both bits of information are listed on the download page). Only unlocked mobile devices can install firmware from the different carrier networks. You always must install the firmware that is for your model number, regardless if the device is unlocked or not.

Flashing the stock ROM removes root access and any custom recovery image that might have been installed. They can also help if the current firmware on your device has bugs.

Download Samsung Stock ROM (Firmware) for All Devices

Android 7.1.1 Samsung Stock ROM (Firmware) Flash File

Android 7.0 Samsung Stock ROM (Firmware) Flash File

Android 6.0.1 Samsung Stock ROM (Firmware) Flash File

Android 6.0 Samsung Stock ROM (Firmware) Flash File

Android 5.1.1 Samsung Stock ROM (Firmware) Flash File

Android 5.0.2 Samsung Stock ROM (Firmware) Flash File

Android 5.0.1 Samsung Stock ROM (Firmware) Flash File

Android 5.0 Samsung Stock ROM (Firmware) Flash File

Android 4.4.4 Samsung Stock ROM (Firmware) Flash File

Android 4.4.2 Samsung Stock ROM (Firmware) Flash File

How to Flash Samsung Stock ROM Using Odin Flashing Tool on Windows PCs

1. Firstly, you need to know that the Odin flashing tool is really easy to use, but it only works on the Windows operating system. You won’t get the flashing tool to load on a Mac or Linux computer. It doesn’t really matter what version of the Windows operating system that you’re using as long as it is something above Windows XP.

2. Download and install the Samsung USB drivers on the computer if you don’t have them already.

3. Download the Samsung stock ROM from the links above directly to the computer. Extract the file by right-clicking on it and choosing the option to extract. When you do, you’ll see the tar.md5 file inside. That’s the file you’ll be using to do the flashing.

4. Download the Odin flashing tool. It doesn’t really matter what version, but the latest is the most up to date so grab that one. Extract the Odin file and then double-click on the Odin executable file (.exe) that is found from within the Odin folder after extraction. You should now have the Odin interface open on the computer and waiting for you to connect to it.

5. Boot the Samsung mobile device into the Download Mode by first powering it down and then rebooting by holding the “Volume Down + Home + Power” keys at the same time.

6. A yellow warning triangle will come up on the device’s display. At this time you need to press the “Volume Up” button. You’ll then see the device getting into the Download Mode. It’s then ready for the flashing.

7. When in Download Mode, connect the Samsung mobile device to the computer with the USB cable.

8. If you have installed the USB drivers correctly, the Odin flashing tool should detect your device. You can tell this by observing the ID: COM port lighting up with a color, usually yellow or blue. (It doesn’t matter what color, it’s the lighting up that counts.)

9. After the device is picked up by Odin, click on the “PDA” or “AP” button, depending on what button your version of the Odin flashing tool has.

10. Navigate to the stock ROM folder and upload the tar.md5 file to this location in Odin.

11. Without changing any of the default settings, click on the “Start” button in Odin, and the flashing then begins.

12. Wait until Odin shows a “Pass” message before disconnecting your device.

You can also view our more detailed guide on how to flash a stock ROM with the SP Flash Tool that comes with screenshots if you prefer.

Important Notes

[*] Back Up Your Data: You should always back up your data before you begin flashing new firmware files to your smartphone or tablet. All of your pictures, music, videos, documents, etc. should be still on your device after you have updated the firmware, but you may need to restore the contacts and applications from a backup. 

[*] Wipe Cache and Factory Reset: Some people claim that taking a factory reset isn’t necessary after updates, but at the very least you should wipe the system cache after installing new firmware. This way you can help eliminate any performance issues and battery draining bugs. Taking a factory reset is the best way of avoiding common problems many users face after applying software updates. 

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