How to Update Samsung Galaxy Core 2 GT-i1862, SM-G355H

How to manually install OTA firmware files and Custom ROM (Android 5.0 Lollipop based) on Samsung Galaxy Core 2

Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H is the budget Android smartphone launched in July 2014. The device was launched as a competitor to Motorola Moto G which already got a great response from the global market. The Galaxy Core 2 packs with decent specs like 4.5-inch display, 1.2GHz quad core processor, Android KitKat OS, dual SIM support and 5MP front facing camera.

Already own Samsung Galaxy Core 2 and looking on how to update the handset, then here we share complete tutorial on update process. It is quite simple and every Android users can follow the steps easily. If the company has released any minor or major update for the device, then the below process helps to install the latest firmware.

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The below tutorial also include guide to install custom ROMs on your handset. There are many custom ROMs available over the internet based on latest operating system namely Android 5.0 Lollipop, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, Android 4.4.4 KitKat etc. So you can download those ROMs and easily install on your Galaxy Core 2 and experience the taste of Lollipop OS.

Update Samsung Galaxy Core 2

Update by applying the OTA

Updating Samsung Galaxy Core 2 using OTA Release is one of the simplest method. Just follow the below procedure to install the latest software. Always use high speed internet connection say WiFi for downloading the updates.

1. Open Menu > Settings > About Phone.

2. Next tap on Software version.

3. Choose the option Check for updates and wait for a while till the device looks for latest software updates.

4. If any updates available, just follow the onscreen instructions to download and install the latest software.

Manually flash using Odin

Odin, best software to update or install firmware files on Samsung smartphones. To manually update, Samsung Galaxy Core 2 download and install Odin software on your PC. Make sure latest firmware files, Samsung KIES and USB Drivers are also downloaded on your PC.

Now checkout the complete tutorial on how to install Firmware files on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 using ODIN.

How to Install Custom ROM

Custom ROMs are developed by Android developers not by Google or Samsung. Few devices are limited to stock firmware only, they don’t updates to latest operating system like Android 5.0 Lollipop and so on. So for those devices, Custom ROMs are made to feel the experience of latest OS.

  1. Firstly to install Custom ROM, made sure Galaxy Core 2 has root access and custom recovery (TWRP/CWM) is installed.
  2. Download the Custom ROM and transfer the same to device SD card.
  3. Now check here on how to install Zip files using custom recovery.
  4. Next reboot your device. Enjoy!

So the above tutorial helps to update Samsung Galaxy Core 2 Android smartphone. If you have any other queries related to the smartphone or any other device, drop a comment below.