This is the link to download the official Samsung SM-J320W8 stock ROM (firmware) flash file for your device that you can manually flash by using the Odin flashing tool from a Windows computer.

A lot of the Android’s fan club will tell you that one of their favorite things about the world’s most used operating system is how it’s based on open source software which means anyone can grab the source code and see what they can come up with. We see this all the time with custom ROMs.

A custom ROM is an example of custom software that has been installed on an Android device to replace the stock software. There are many reasons for people wanting to swap the stock version of Android over for a custom one, but it’s mostly done to update to newer versions of Android that haven’t yet been released by a carrier or manufacturer for a particular device. Other notable reasons include being able to try out a ROM that has different features in comparison to the stock firmware and even a new layout. In essence, what people are longing for is an experience that allows them to customize Android more, so it’s tailored more to how they ideally want to use it.

The individuals who install custom ROMs are often at the forefront of people who want to install these stock ROM flash files manually back on their device, as it’s the only safe way of going back to a stock experience. You shouldn’t be installing over-the-air software updates after you’ve already loaded a custom ROM.

But there are also many other reasons as to why one might want to flash stock firmware manually as well: fixing boot loops, software bugs, updating a device without having to continue waiting for when the next official update might be arriving OTA, etc. The Odin flashing tool, made specifically for Samsung devices, allows you to achieve that.

Odin wasn’t originally intended for use by consumers such as yourselves. The idea behind it was to offer a way for Samsung’s repair center to flash the firmware on customers devices, but the tool eventually leaked out into the wild and ended up on Samsung web forums for users to get to know, and the rest was history. Now anyone can take advantage of flashing these firmware files manually themselves. No more trips to the repair center necessary.

Download Samsung SM-J320W8 Firmware Flash File

File Name: J320W8VLU2BQK1_J320W8OYA2BQK1

Carrier: Canada (Rogers)

Android Version: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)

Firmware File: Download flash file

File Name: J320W8VLU2BQK1_J320W8OYA2BQK1

Carrier: Canada (Virgin Mobile)

Android Version: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)

Firmware File: Download flash file

File Name: J320W8VLU2BQK1_J320W8OYA2BQK1

Country: Canada

Android Version: Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)

Firmware File: Download flash file

Note: The guide below works if your firmware file contains the tar.md5 file. If you ever need to flash Samsung firmware using the full stock ROM files individually instead, you can learn how to flash Samsung stock firmware using all four files. (Check your firmware file after you download it to see if it is a tar.md5 or comes as 4 individual files.)

How to Flash Samsung Stock ROM Using Odin

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 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.

13. Your smartphone may now be in a boot loop, which will be fixed by booting the device into its stock Recovery mode.

14. Press and Hold the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons simultaneously. When you can feel the smartphone vibrate, release the Power button while continuing to hold down the Volume Up and Home buttons.

15. You should now be in Recovery mode. From the Recovery menu, select “Wipe data/factory reset.”

16. Wait for the cache to be cleared and then choose the “Reboot system now” option from the Recovery menu.

17. The smartphone will reboot, and you’ll see the Android operating system ready to go.

That’s all.

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.

Additional Firmware

You can download Android ROMs for other Android devices if you have another smartphone or tablet from a different manufacturer.

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