As a Samsung user, you may have experienced issues with the latest firmware updates. These updates can cause problems such as battery drain, sluggish performance, and even app crashes. In such cases, downgrading your Samsung firmware may be the solution to your problem. But what if you don’t have access to a PC? Can you still downgrade your Samsung firmware? The answer is yes.

What is firmware?

Firmware is the software that runs on your Samsung device’s hardware. It controls how the device functions and communicates with other software, such as apps and the operating system. Firmware updates are released periodically to fix bugs and improve performance. However, sometimes these updates can cause more harm than good.

Why downgrade your Samsung firmware?

There are several reasons why you might want to downgrade your Samsung firmware:

  • Your device is experiencing performance issues after updating to the latest firmware.
  • You prefer an older version of the firmware that worked well for you.
  • You want to root your device, which requires an older firmware version.

Step-by-step guide: Downgrading Samsung firmware on Galaxy devices without a PC

Here’s how to downgrade your Samsung firmware without a PC:

  1. First, check if your Samsung device supports downgrading firmware without a PC. This method only works for Galaxy devices that have the option to install firmware via SD card.
  2. Next, download the firmware file for the version you want to downgrade to. You can find firmware files from various sources online. Make sure to download the correct firmware for your device
  3. Copy the downloaded firmware file to an SD card. Make sure the SD card has enough space and is formatted to FAT32.
  4. Turn off your Samsung device and insert the SD card with the firmware file into your device’s SD card slot.
  5. Boot your device into recovery mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up + Home + Power buttons simultaneously.
  6. Once you’re in recovery mode, select “Install update from SD card” using the volume buttons to navigate and the power button to select.
  7. Select the firmware file you copied to the SD card and press the power button to start the installation process.
  8. Wait for the firmware installation to complete. Your device will reboot automatically once the installation process is done.


Downgrading your Samsung firmware without a PC is possible, and it’s a useful option when you experience issues with the latest firmware updates. Just make sure to download the correct firmware for your device and follow the steps carefully to avoid damaging your device.