If your Android phone doesn’t turn on, brick, stuck on logo, “boot loop” or constant restart, the solution is probably to flash or install the firmware or official ROM again. Basically which means, to reinstall your Android Operating system. Below we show you the best 10 websites you can download Android firmware free for your Samsung and other smartphone brands, as well as alternative sites.
Warning : Installing firmware or stock ROM manually is a dangerous procedure. It can damage your Android phone irreparably. Proceed only if you know what you are doing. If you are only going to update your Android software, whenever possible use the option to update the device itself (OTA). Another recommended update method is to use your phone brand official desktop client. For example, Samsung offers Smart Switch or Kies software for PC and Mac and for LG devices we have the LG PC SUITE.
What is Android Firmware:
A firmware is in charge of interpreting your actions and communicating them to the electronic components of your phone for performance. For example, responding correctly to a touch on the screen. A firmware can also be referred to as an Android operating system (something that is partially correct). A READ ONLY MEMORY or ROM is also part of a firmware, where the flash files are stored.
Best website to download Free Android Firmware Online:
firmware.mobi is probably one the best webpage to download Android firmware (although not the most complete one). Here you can download official Android ROMs. You’ll find many brands of Android devices, mostly Samsung, Motorola, and Google.
After searching for your phone model, you will have to download the complete firmware package which includes Boot + Recovery Images file (make sure you know what you are doing).
Downloading official android ROMs from firmware.mobi:
Using the CF Auto Root option allows you to download rooted firmware.
In the configuration options screen, leave everything by default (unless you know what you are doing) and press the Generate CF Auto Root Package button. This advanced configuration is what makes firmware.mobi unique and special.
You can download any firmware without registration directly because files are self-hosted. There is no limitation of download speed, like some other sites.
Other online websites to download Android ROMs, Flash file and firmware:
firmwarefile.com does not offer advance options for users to customize firmware, it has a very diverse database. In addition to well-known brands such as Samsung, you can also download firmware from lesser-known Android phones such as Xiaomi, Blu, Bluboo, huawei, infinix, tecno, etc.
They offer generic tutorial (in English) on how to flash firmware for all brands. The flash files is in.ZIP file, hosted on Mediafire server and you can see the links without registation.
Using needrom.com you will need to create an account and disable ad-blocker (in case you have one) to download firmware, totally free. On the download page you will find information on how to install the ROM, in English.
4pda.ru website is written in the Russian language, you will have to use the “Translate to English” option of your browser(Google Chrome is recommended). One of the largest and popular forums in Russian, where you have many subforums with Android devices firmware and multiple brands. You don’t even have to register to download available ROMs.
You may also find official firmware/stock ROMs for your smartphones in the 4PDA Developer database .
lg-firmwares.com is one of the free best page to download firmwares for Android devices. But the cons are that users are limited to only LG, Samsung and Apple brands.
Users don’t need to register or do anything in other to download ROM, all files are self-hosted and can be downloaded directly from the server.
Huawei, Xiaomi, Asus, Xperia, Lenovo
All the indicated URLs above belong to the same website. They have ROMS for a wide number of models, which can be downloaded for free. They even offer instructions on how to flash firmwares in each model. However, we have not tested any ROMs from these sites. We can not confirm if the firmware is “official” as claimed by the owners of the sites. Therefore, proceed with caution. Do not forget to put the “/” at the end of the URL when you visit.
Pages to Download Firmware for Samsung:
You can flash firmware using Odin computer software.
If you prefer to download exactly the same firmware that is installed on your device, use the Phone Info application to see your Region Code information and any other things you need (if your cell phone is working normally).
sammobile.com is a website you can download firmware exclusively for Samsung phones. On the webpage you can find official stock ROMs, either from the manufacturer or from a specific operator. Personally I have never had problems with the firmware of this page.
One of the disadvantages of using sammobile.com is that users will have to register before they can download from the site and there there is a download speed limit for free registered users.
All the firmware are in ZIP file and can be flashed with the Odin PC program.
Updato is very similar to sammobile. No registration is needed to download and there is no speed limit for users, there have been some issues lately where downloaders have been complaining of slow speed, but the site admins have assured that it just a server issue, the download speed will be back to normal.