[Can’t Miss] Tips & Tricks on Samsung Downgrade Firmware

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Your device may from time to time notify you of the availability of a software update. For most people, the correct response is to just "Download and Install" the update. After all, there are numerous benefits to updating your device, from new and useful features to important security updates.

However, some users do not want to update the firmware because many unexpected errors may occur after upgrading. Downgrading your firmware has its own benefits. So downgrading the firmware may be the only way to eliminate some of the bugs or issues that can come from a firmware upgrade.

In this article, we will take a look at some of the options you have when it comes to downgrading your firmware.

Before we get to the various options you have for downgrading your firmware, it is important to check the various reasons why you want to do it in the first place. The following are just some of the reasons why most people downgrade their Samsung:

  • The latest version of Android OS you installed on your device has some bugs and your device is not working correctly.

  • You don't like the new version of Android OS and you want to go back to the previous version.

  • When you upgraded to the latest version of Android OS, you lost root access and you want to get it back.

  • Some of the features after an upgrade as not working as they should. 

Back up Your Samsung Phone/Tablet before Downgrading

One more thing we need to do before we downgrade the Samsung device is to back up all the data on the device. This is a recommended step to take before doing anything on the device to preserve the data on it should anything go wrong.

Now you are ready to begin the process of downgrading your Samsung device.

With a full backup of your device safely on your PC, the following are the best ways to downgrade the Samsung firmware: 

Or you can check the comparison table first before deciding which one to choose. 

2. Odin
Success Rate
Operating Difficulty
Very complex
Required Time
Very long
Other Features
Fix all system/software issues

Option 1. The Simplest & Most Effective Tool to Install and Downgrade Samsung  Firmware

Downgrading your firmware seems like a complex process, but that's only because most methods are complex and highly involving. There is a simpler, more effective tool that can help you download and install Samsung downgrade firmware. This tool is iMyFone Fixppo for Android and it allows users to downgrade Samsung firmware in just a few simple steps.

  • A simple process will guide you to downgrade the firmware or fix all Android OS related problems.

  • It is compatible with all Samsung devices running varies versions of the Android OS.

  • It provides a 100% success rate for fixing the system issues you have with your current Android OS.

  • Many famous media sites have recommended this tool highly.


Now download and install Fixppo for Android on to your computer and then follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Launch the program on your computer and then click on the "Start" button. The program will then ask you for some information about your device in order to download the firmware needed. Ensure that you provide the correct information and then click on "Download Firmware" to continue. The program will then immediately begin downloading an extracting the firmware.


Step 2: Take a moment to ensure the information you provided is correct again and then connect the Samsung device to the computer using USB cables. Put the device in download mode. If you don't know how to put the device in download mode, the program will provide you with the steps to do it.


Step 3: Once the device is in download mode, the program will begin installing the firmware onto the device and fix any issues with the device during the process.


When the firmware has been successfully downgraded, the Samsung device will restart. This program makes it very easy for you to downgrade the firmware, and it is also ideal for repairing any Android system issues your device has. Do not hesitate to have a try.

Option 2. Another Possible Way to Downgrade Samsung - Odin

You may also be able to downgrade the Samsung firmware using the Odin tool. This process can be complicated, but when done well it works. There are certain requirements that you must meet before you can use Odin to downgrade the firmware. These include the following: 

  • You need the Samsung device and all the information about the device model and the firmware version you want to flash.

  • You need to find the firmware package you want to install on your own.

  • The Odin tool you will be using to flash the OS.

  • Your computer running Windows and with the correct USB drivers installed on it.

With all the above requirements ready, follow these simple steps to downgrade Samsung firmware using Odin:

Step 1: Download Odin on to your computer. You can find the zip file download from XDA forums. Once downloaded extract all the files on your computer.

Step 2: Put the device in download mode. You can follow these instructions to put your device in download mode. Turn off the device -> Press and hold the volume down, home and power keys -> Press the volume up key when a warning message appears on the device. 

Step 3: Find the Odin file and run the program. Connect the USB cable to your computer and wait for Odin to recognize the device. When it is successfully connected, you should see "ID: COM" in the far left corner near the top.

Step 4: Click on "Auto Reboot" and "F.Reset Time" and then click on "PDA " or "AP" depending on the version of Odin you're using.

Step 5: Wait for the program to check the MD5 and initialize before clicking "Start". Once the process is complete, you will see a green label marked "Pass". 


Common Errors May Occur When Using the Odin Tool

The problem with using Odin to flash the device is that you may encounter some or all of the following errors during the process:

  • Odin doesn't recognize the device - this often indicates that you haven't updated the necessary Windows drivers.

  • Odin stuck on setup connection - to fix this problem simply install the latest version of Odin.

  • Odin fails error - you may need to disable antivirus on your PC or run Odin as an Administrator to fix this.

  • Odin "There is no PIT Partition" - you need to find the PIT file and stock firmware for your device or put it in download mode.

  • Odin stuck on sboot.bin.lz4 and set partition - you just have to install the latest version of Odin to overcome this problem.

As you can see, there is a great possibility to meet these issues while using Odin tool. Also, due to its complexity, generally we do not recommend it. Luckily, the easiest way to overcome the above problems is to use the best alternative to Odin - Fixppo for Android.


The methods above are designed to help you downgrade the Samsung firmware. Select your preferred method depending on your particular needs. Share your thoughts with us in the comments section.


By  Robert Moore , to Android Issues

Posted on Aug 27, 2019  ( Updated: Oct 15, 2019 )

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