It is difficult to download correct stock ROM for your Samsung Galaxy Mega since it is available in many countries with/without carrier contracts. The Firmware refers to default apps and operating system files that comes pre-installed on your device by the manufacturers. These Operating system and pre-installed apps control the behavior of our smartphone. The internal memory is not read only and you can easily install custom ROM and apps on your device. If you regularly modify your device then stock firmware can be used to restore your device into initial state i.e. just like your device was when you got it in the box (except wear and tear of-course 😛 :P).
The stock firmware can be installed on your Galaxy Mega using Odin. will explain you how to install stock firmware onto your device using Odin. But before you think of installing stock firmware onto your device using Odin, you need correct firmwares that are specific to your Galaxy mega variant. Don’t try to install firmware for a different variant onto your device otherwise your device may be hard bricked.
Some example for Samsung Galaxy Mega are :-
- International version GT-i9200
- International LTE version GT-i9205
- AT&T US version (SGH-I527)
- Sprint US version (SPH-L600)
- MetroPCS US version (SGH-M819N)
- U.S. Cellular US version (SCH-R960)
- Bell, Rogers, SaskTel, Telus, Virgin – CA version (SGH-I527M)
and lots more.
Steps to download correct stock firmware for your Samsung Galaxy Mega
You can see your device version by going into Settings > About menu. If your device isn’t booting i.e. is bricked / stuck in bootloop then pull out your battery and underneath it you should see a sticker with model name and number printed on it.
Now once you got your device model number, it’s time to download right stock firmware specifically made for your device. Just note down the model number e.g GT-i9200 or SCH-L600 etc. Now type in following url into your favorite web browser.
eg :- To download firmware for Samsung Galaxy Mega International version use the following url http://samsung-updates.com/device/?id=GT-i9200. If you don’t see any download link then make sure that you are using correct device name. Even after using correct device name you can’t find any download links then please post a comment, I’ll try to find a download link just for you.
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