Galaxy J1 Firmware download [stock ROM, all variants]

Samsung Galaxy J1 Firmware

Galaxy J1 2015

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-J110F16 Feb 2016J110FXXU0APB1 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110F02 Dec 2015J110FXXU0AOL1 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110F03 Nov 2015J110FXXU0AOK4 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110F03 Oct 2015J110FXXU0AOJ3 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110F31 Jul 2015J110FXXU0AOGE | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110G22 Feb 2016J110GDXU0APB1 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110G04 Aug 2015J110GDXU0AOH2 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110H03 Jul 2017J110HXXU0AQG1 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110H23 Jun 2017J110HXXU0AQF4 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110H23 Jun 2017J110HXXU0AQF2 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110H02 Mar 2017J110HXXU0AQC1 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110H29 Dec 2016J110HXXU0APL2 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110H22 Nov 2016J110HXXU0APK1 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110H27 Sep 2016J110HXXU0API4 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110H05 Sep 2016J110HXXU0API1 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110H08 Jun 2017J110HXXS0AQF1 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110H22 May 2017J110HXXS0AQE4 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110H28 Mar 2017J110HXXS0AQC3 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110H01 Dec 2016J110HXXS0APL1 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110H28 Nov 2016J110HXXS0APK4 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110H16 Nov 2016J110HXXS0APK2 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110H09 Aug 2016J110HXXS0APH3 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110L21 Dec 2016J110LUBU0APL2 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110L26 Oct 2016J110LUBU0APJ2 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110L08 Jun 2016J110LUBU0APF1 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110L29 Feb 2016J110LUBU0APC1 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110L31 Jul 2015J110LUBU0AOG8 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110L15 May 2017J110LUBS0AQE2 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110L02 Feb 2017J110LUBS0AQB1 | Android 4.4.4
SM-J110M17 Nov 2015J110MUBU0AOK3 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J110M03 Nov 2015J110MUBU0AOK2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J110M01 Oct 2015J110MUBU0AOJ1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J110M21 Aug 2015J110MUBU0AOH7 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J110M10 Aug 2015J110MUBU0AOH1 | Android 5.1.1

Galaxy J1 Ace Neo

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-J111F21 Jun 2017J111FXXU0AQF3 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111F08 Jun 2017J111FXXU0AQF1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111F04 Apr 2017J111FXXU0AQD2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111F20 Feb 2017J111FXXU0AQB5 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111F28 Dec 2016J111FXXU0APLB | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111F28 Dec 2016J111FXXU0APLA | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111F28 Dec 2016J111FXXU0APL9 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111F28 Dec 2016J111FXXU0APL8 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111F28 Dec 2016J111FXXU0APL7 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111F12 Dec 2016J111FXXU0APL4 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111F30 Nov 2016J111FXXU0APK3 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111F04 Oct 2016J111FXXU0APJ1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111F04 Apr 2017J111FXWU0AQD2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111F28 Dec 2016J111FXWU0APLB | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111F28 Dec 2016J111FXWU0APLA | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111F18 Oct 2016J111FXWU0APJ2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111M19 Jun 2017J111MUBU0AQF2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111M30 Mar 2017J111MUBU0AQC2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111M01 Feb 2017J111MUBU0AQB2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111M19 Jan 2017J111MUBU0AQA3 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111M28 Dec 2016J111MUBU0APLA | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111M28 Dec 2016J111MUBU0APL3 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J111M15 Nov 2016J111MUBU0APK1 | Android 5.1.1

Galaxy J1 2016

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-J120F23 May 2017J120FXXU2AQE2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120F13 Apr 2017J120FXXU2AQD1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120F29 Nov 2016J120FXXU1APK2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120F28 Oct 2016J120FXXU1APJ3 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120F04 Oct 2016J120FXXU1APJ1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120F22 Jun 2016J120FXXU1APF4 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120F15 May 2017J120FXXS2AQE5 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120F15 Mar 2017J120FXXS2AQC1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120FN29 Jun 2017J120FNXXU2AQF1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120FN08 Jun 2017J120FNXXS2AQF1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120G05 Jul 2017J120GDDU1AQG1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120G28 Jun 2017J120GDDU1AQF5 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120G16 May 2017J120GDDU1AQE1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120G05 Apr 2017J120GDDU1AQD1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120H24 May 2017J120HXXU0AQE2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120H03 Mar 2017J120HXXU0AQC1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120H21 Feb 2017J120HXXU0AQB3 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120H02 Dec 2016J120HXXU0APL2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120H18 Nov 2016J120HXXU0APK3 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120H06 May 2016J120HXXU0APE1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120H08 Apr 2016J120HXXU0APD3 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120H12 Jun 2017J120HXXS0AQF1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120H18 May 2017J120HXXS0AQE1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120H12 Apr 2017J120HXXS0AQD2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120H04 Jan 2017J120HXXS0AQA1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120M12 May 2017J120MUBU2AQE1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120M28 Mar 2017J120MUBU2AQC2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120M16 Nov 2016J120MUBU1APK1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120M26 Jul 2016J120MUBU1APG2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120M22 Jun 2016J120MUBU1APF2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120M08 Mar 2016J120MUBU1APC1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120M12 Jan 2016J120MUBU1APA1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120M11 Dec 2015J120MUBU1AOL3 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120M12 May 2017J120MUBS2AQE1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120W04 Jan 2017J120WVLU2AQA1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-J120W31 Mar 2016J120WVLU1APC8 | Android 6.0.1
SM-J120W04 Oct 2016J120WVLS2APJ1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-J120ZN24 May 2017J120ZNDVU1AQE2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120ZN27 Feb 2017J120ZNDVU1AQB2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120ZN10 Feb 2017J120ZNDVU1AQB1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120ZN24 Dec 2016J120ZNDVU1APL2 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120ZN17 Nov 2016J120ZNDVU1APK1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120ZN28 Jun 2016J120ZNDVU1APF9 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120ZN22 Jun 2016J120ZNDVU1APF6 | Android 5.1.1
SM-J120ZN26 May 2016J120ZNDVU1APE5 | Android 5.1.1

How to download the correct firmware file

This is an important part!

Be sure to check and find the correct model no. of your Galaxy J2. Then, based on your device’s model no., look for the appropriate firmware build from above.

You can identify the model no. using an app called Droid Info, or simply check it on its packaging box, or under Settings > About. Another solid trick would be to look at the packaging box of your device (in case you can’t power on the device because it is bricked).

Now that you know the model no., download the latest firmware from above for that model no. exactly.

Next, install the firmware on your Galaxy J2 by following the guide linked right below.

How to install a firmware

First, read our disclaimer, then take backup and then follow the guide below to install the firmware.

Disclaimer: Installing an official firmware through Odin doesn’t void your device’s warranty, but it remains an unofficial process and thus you need to be cautious of it. In any case, you only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

Backup, backup, backup! Create an appropriate backup of contacts, pictures, videos, songs and other important files stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below, so that in case something goes wrong you’ll have a backup of all your important files. Sometimes, firmware installation may delete everything on your device! Like, when you change the CSC of your device, knowingly or not.

Step-by-step Firmware Installation Guide

Let’s see how to install the firmware on your Galaxy J2. Make sure you have more than 30% battery on your device.

Step 1. Make sure you have downloaded the correct firmware file on your PC. See above for how to download correct firmware file for your Galaxy J2 and download links.

Step 2. Install Samsung USB driver (method 1 on the linked page) first of all. Double-click the .exe file of drivers to begin the installation. (Not required if you have already done this.)

Step 3. Also, download Odin PC software (latest version).

Step 4. Extract the firmware file now. You can use a free software like 7-zip for this. Install 7-zip, then right click on firmware file and under 7-zip, select ‘Extract here’. You should get a file in .tar.md5 format now. (You may get 4 or more files, with AP, BL, CP or CSC etc. written at the beginning of those files.) We will be loading this file into Odin, to be installed on the device (in step 10 below).

Step 5. Extract the Odin file. You should get the Odin exe file (other files could be hidden, hence not visible).

Step 6. Disconnect your Galaxy J2 from PC if it is connected.

Step 7. Boot into download mode:

  • Power off your device. Wait for 6-7 seconds after screen goes off.
  • Press and hold the three buttons Volume down + Home + Power together until you see the Warning screen.
  • Press Volume Up to continue to download mode.

Step 8. Double click on Odin .exe file (from step 5) to open the Odin window as shown below. Be careful with Odin, and do just as said to prevent problems.

Step 9. Connect your device now using the USB cable. Odin should recognize your device. It’s a must. When it recognizes, you will see Added!! message appearing in the Log box in the bottom left, and the first box under ID:COM will also show a no. and turn its background blue. Look at the pic below.

  • You cannot proceed until you get the Added!! message, which confirms that Odin has recognized your device.
  • If you don’t get Added!! message, you need to install/re-install drivers again, and use the original cable that came with the device. Mostly, drivers are the problem (look at step 2 above).
  • You can try different USB ports on your PC too.

Step 10. Load the firmware file into Odin. Click the AP button on Odin and the select the .tar.md5 file from above.

Load the firmware files(s) on your device. This depends on how many files you got in step 4 above upon extracting the firmware .zip file.

Case 1: If you got a single .tar/.tar.md5 file, then load this into AP tab of your Odin software. Then go to next step.

To load the file, click on AP tab, select the single firmware file starting with AP text, wait for it to load, and then skip to step 11, ignoring the rest of the part of this step.

Case 2: If you got more than one .tar/.tar.md5 file, then you must be having files starting with AP, CSC, Home_CSC, BL, CP, etc. stuff. In this case, choose the files as follows. Select the firmware files as follows.

  • Click on BL tab, and select the file beginning with BL text.
  • Click on AP tab, and select the file beginning with AP text.
  • Click on CP tab, and select the file beginning with CP text.
  • [Different] Click on CSC tab, and select the file beginning with HOME_CSC text. If HOME_CSC file isn’t available, then select the file beginning with CSC text.

About CSC file: Using the HOME_CSC file won’t reset your device, and data on the phone shouldn’t be deleted. However, when we select regular CSC file, and it results in CSC on the device being different than that in CSC file, your phone will be formatted automatically. You can even choose to ignore loading the CSC file, that may do alright too. But if it doesn’t work out, repeat the whole process and select CSC file this time around.

  • Info: When you load files, Odin checks the md5 of firmware file, which takes time. So, simply wait until that’s done and the firmware file is loaded. Don’t worry if Odin gets unresponsive for a while, it’s normal. Binary size will also show up in Odin.

Step 11. Click on Options tab, and make sure Re-partition checkbox is NOT selected. Don’t use PIT tab, ever.

Go back to Log tab now, as it will show the progress of firmware installation when you hit the start button in next step.

Step 12. Verify that everything is okay as mentioned above. When satisfied, click the Start button on Odin now to start flashing the firmware on your device.

Wait till installation is finished, after which your device will reboot automatically. You’ll get PASS message as shown below upon successful installation from Odin.

Some errors you may run into, and with respective solution.

  • If Odin gets stuck at setup connection, then you need to do this all again. Disconnect your device, close Odin, boot device into download mode again, open Odin, and then select the file and flash it again as said above.
  • If you get FAIL in the top left box, then also you need to flash the file again as stated just above.

That’s it. Let the device restart automatically.

The first start of the device may take time, so wait patiently again. When it has, verify the installation. Check the Settings > About device, to confirm new build no. based on the firmware you just installed.

Need help? Be sure to let us know via comments below.

Firmware Benefits

You can use the firmware for a variety of purposes, which includes:

  • Fix your Galaxy J2 if it’s giving you force closes errors and restarts randomly.
  • Unbrick your Galaxy J2 if it’s bootlooping and stuck at logo when restarting.
  • Go Back to Stock on your Galaxy J2 — helps when looking to sell the device, or fix installing OTA updates if broken.
  • Restore Galaxy J2 to factory state.
  • Upgrade your Galaxy J2 to newer Android version.
  • Downgrade your Galaxy J2 to lower build no. at same Android version.
  • Unroot your Galaxy J2.
  • Remove custom recovery like TWRP and CWM, if installed, on your Galaxy J2.

To perform any of the above, simply install the firmware meant for your device, as per its Galaxy J2 firmware in Settings > About device.