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How To Update Samsung SM-G730A Galaxy S3 Mini AT&T Firmware Version - Full Firmware Package

Monday, 24 February 2014 09:51 TSAR3000

This Guide will show you the right method to update the Software version of Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini SM-G730A from AT&T, All you need to do is reading the complete guide first, Then downloading the needed files and programs, Prepare the needed tools, After that you can start applying the guide's steps one by one.

In this guide we will use a full firmware package, But you can follow the same steps to update your Samsung SM-G730A Galaxy S3 Mini device via one file update package too, We put a notice at the end of this guide to show you how.

What we should do before performing the update:
- First of all you should know your current device firmware version, Write it down so in case something goes wrong it will help you to fix your device.
- Check that you got the suitable firmware package for your device, And make sure to get it from trusted sources only.
- Check your device's battery level to be at least at 90%, Otherwise charge it before starting the update process.
- Make sure to backup any saved data into your device, Like contacts, messages...etc.

Needed Downloads For Updating Samsung SM-G730A Galaxy S3 Mini Firmware:
- Samsung SM-G730A Galaxy S3 Mini Stock Firmware Package.
- Odin3 Flasher.
- Samsung USB Drivers.

Needed Tools For Updating Samsung SM-G730A Galaxy S3 Mini Firmware:
- Suitable USB cable.
- A stable computer running Windows OS.

Important Notice: We provide this guide for help purpose only, And we hold no responsibility at all, So keep in mind that you are doing this at your own RISK, You can use OTA or Samsung Kies update methods instead of this manual update in case you are afraid of killing your device.

After downloading the needed files you should extract the zipped ones, And install the USB drivers (Restart your PC after installing).

Samsung SM-G730A Galaxy S3 Mini Firmware Update Steps:

- Turn off the device, And take out its battery, SIM and memory cards.

- Run Odin3.exe program.

- Check these options: Re-Partition (If you have PIT file only), Auto Reboot, F.Reset Time.

- Click PIT button to select: signed_GOLDENLTE_8G_ATT_130613.pit

- Firmware files selection:

Click Bootloader button to select: BOOTLOADER_G730Axxxxxxx_..._user_low_ship.tar.md5
Click PDA button to select: PLATFORM_G730Axxxxxxx_1299773_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5
Click PHONE button to select: MODEM_G730Axxxxxxx_1299773_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5
Click CSC button to select: CSC_ATT_G730AATTxxxx_1299773_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5

- Put the device into Download Mode, Read this Guide to learn how.

- Use the USB cable to connect your device to the computer, Don't use any USB-HUB for connecting, And use only main USB slots.

- Wait until Windows detects the connected device and installs its suitable USB drivers.

- In case everything is OK, Then Odin program will detect your connected device (0:[COMxx]).

- Click on Start button.

- Odin program will start installing the new firmware files into your device, So wait until the device reboots.

- If the update was successfully done, Then you will notice PASS! Word at Odin program.

- Disconnect the USB cable.

- Check your device firmware version *#1234# (You should see the new installed one).

- Now you can customize your device after installing the new firmware version.

- If you made any backup of your device data before the update then you can restore it again.

- Done.

- When you get one big file inside the firmware package, Then it should be selected as a PDA file only, And do not check Re-Partition option or use PIT file at all.

- You can update your device firmware version without using any PIT file too, So use the PIT file only if you need to fix your device partitions.

- In new Odin3 flasher versions you will get BL, AP, CP, CSC instead of the old versions button's name, So BL = Bootloader, CP = PDA, CP = Phone or Modem, CSC = CSC.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 February 2014 10:02

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