Are you still depending Sammobile free access to download official Samsung firmware? Here is an alternative solution to bypass the frustrating 15kB/Second download speed limit for free accounts!
First fact we need to understand is that Sammobile is not the only source for downloading Samsung Firmware. They are well established but their 15kB/Second download policy is making it difficult for us by forcing us to subscribe their premium membership. I was able to get up to 256kbps download speed in my 10Mbps connection which means it will take up to 2 hours to download a 2GB firmware to your computer. I used to copy the firmware archive name from the download url & search it on google hoping to find an alternative link from Google Drive or Dropbox which failed most of the times. Then I came across a service called Updato which is 100 times better than Sammobile.
Updato is easy to use. First thing you need to do is to find the model number of you phone and enter it in the search box where it says “Find Firmware”. You should make sure the model number you enter is correct.
Once the model number is selected, click the search icon. You will be taken to a results page where you can fine tune the search results. If you apply any filters, make sure you click the “Update Results” link below the search box to see updated results.
Next, you need to find the latest firmware based on date column from the list & click it. You will be now taken to a download page. All you have to do is to click the orange Download button & wait for the firmware file to download.
I hope this article was helpful for you! If you have any questions or comments, please let me know!
A big thanks to http://updato.com for providing us a better service to download Samsung firmware!
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