How to change Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H Baseband version to AOB1

change Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H Baseband version to AOB1
This guide will help you to change Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H Baseband version to AOB1. This smartphone was launched in June 2014 after the tremendous success of its predecessor Galaxy Core i8262. Same like Core i8262 Galaxy Core 2 is a dual SIM phone and comes with Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS. For installing custom ROM you need AOB1 baseband. If you have this baseband version then you can install android marshmallow, nougat or oreo on your galaxy core 2.

Basic Requirements and download link

  • Samsung USB Drivers must be installed on your PC.
  • Download Odin Flash Tool and extract it on your Desktop
  • Your Samsung mobile should be charged at least up to 50%. Backup important files stored on your device before proceeding
  • Enable USB debugging (Go to Settings> About Device. Scroll down to find Build number and tap it 7 times. You will see a toast message that “Developer mode has been enabled” on your device.)

Download link

Download the Samsung firmware for the GALAXY CORE2 SM-G355H with product code CAM from Cambodia. This firmware has version number PDA G355HXXS0AQD1 and CSC G355HOLB0AOB1

How to change Galaxy Core 2 Baseband version to AOB1

Step 1: Extract the downloaded firmware .zip file in the folder where you extracted odin tool, you can use a free software like 7-zip for this. You should get the a file in .tar.md5 format now. (You may get 4 or 5 files, with AP, CP or CSC written at the beginning of those files.) We will be loading this file into Odin.

Step 2: 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 + Power + Home together until you see Warning screen. Press Volume Up to continue to download mode.

Step 3: Double click on Odin exe file and Connect your device now using 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 bottom left, and the first box under ID:COM will also show a no. and turn its background blue

If you don’t get Added!! message, you need to install/re-install drivers again, and use the original cable that came with device. You can try different USB ports on your PC too.

Step 4: Load the firmware file into Odin. Click the AP button on Odin and the select the .tar.md5 file. In case you got a multi-file firmware with AP, BL, CP, CSC, and .PIT files, you must add the firmware components to corresponding slots in Odin. Make sure Re-partition check box is NOT selected, under the Options tab

Step 5: 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.

I hope you successfully change your Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355H Baseband version to AOB1. If you have any questions, leave them down in the comments

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