Update Galaxy Core 2 (SM-G355HN) G355HNXXU0API2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat

G355HNXXU0API2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat is the new official firmware update (XXU0API2) for the Galaxy Core 2 (SM-G355HN) BUILD DATE:  28.09.2016 CHANGELIST: 8496516 (Android security patch level: 01.09.2016) and now it is available and you can download it from Galaxy Rom Website and get help to updating and installing it with our Complete Tutorial. There are several ways to install XXU0API2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on your Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN so, read this tutorial and you will be able to get the new update easily.We recommended that you always update your Android OS on your Android Device because it will improve the performance of your Phone.


Read this tutorial carefully and do it on you own risk. Galaxy Rom Website Team are not responsible for any damage caused on your Phone , so be careful when you do anything and make sure that you are doing it with the right way.

Please read the notes before installing the Official ROM/Firmware KitKat 4.4.2 Phone Galaxy Core 2

Update G355HNXXU0API2 Firmware ON Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN to Android 4.4.2 KitKat

  1. Installation of this ROM/Firmware on your own risk and as we said Galaxy Rom Website Team are not responsible for any damage caused on your Phone .Galaxy Core 2
  2. This ROM/Firmware for Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN only ,So don’t install it on any other
    Samsung device .Check your device model and be sure that is matched the same Model here in this tutorial . Go to Settings > About Phone >Model Number .
  3. Make a backup for your personal data to avoid data losing.
  4. Make sure that your battery is 50% at least before starting the update process.
  5. Don’t move or remove the USB cable during the Firmware installation Process.
  6. Attached images are examples only, so you may find some difference, but all steps are same at all.
  7. Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Samsung device by going to developer options ( If you can’t find Developer Options you must show it by going to Settings >About Phone then tab 7 times on Build Number and you will get message tell you that the developer options are enabled , See the image below).
  8. All the above notes are very important and you must follow them before proceeding the installation process.

Rom Official Firmware Details for KitKat 4.4.2

Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN

Firmware: Details
Model: SM-G355HN
Model Name: Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN
Version: Android 4.4.2

Files required for installing the Official ROM/Firmware 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN

File name Details download the file
Samsung USB Driver | Here | or you can download Samsung Kies and you will

be already have the USB driver

Samsung kies Download Samsung program kies | Here |.
Unzip Program Unzip compressed files program you need to decompress For Firmware files | Here |.
Desktop Odin 3.10.7 and (All Versions) Desktop Odin 3.10.7 . Odin program can help you installing and updating the Official

ROM/Firmware manually through it | Here |.

Remember: that you can download this Official ROM/Firmware for another country and installing it on your Phone , but the version must be compatible.Samsung rolled out the firmware for the following countries.

The firmware which are unbranded or not locked to any carrier, it doesn’t matter which country or region you will flash on any Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN

Download Official Firmware Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN

Baltic : Link  1 Or link 2

South east europe : Link  1 Or link 2

Croatia (two) : Link  1 Or link 2

Netherlands : Link  1 Or link 2

After the download you can Now, follow our tutorial to learn how to install Android 4.4.2 KitKat G355HNXXU0API2 official firmware on Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN follow this explanation to figure out how to install Samsung official Firmware ROMS |How to update and install the firmware for Samsung  Tabs by Odin /Kiss/OTA|or follow our tutorial in that page You can install Official ROM/Firmware update on your Android Samsung Galaxy Phone by several ways as we shown below , so do one of the following methods :


If you are using any Custom ROM such as- CyanogenMod,Paranoid Android, AOKP, SLIM ROMs etc, then it’ll replaced by this official Stock ROM Custom Recovery (CWM or TWRP Recovery) will be replaced by Stock Recovery After flashing official firmware, your device will no longer belongs to rooted device.

However you can root your device any time after flashing the firmware.

How To Install the Official ROM/Firmware via Samsung

Kies and OTA (Over The Air) ?

Installing Official ROM/Firmware on Samsung Galaxy

Phones through PC via Samsung Kies ?

  1. Be sure that your PC is connected to the Internet , setup the Samsung Kies Utility , and connect your Phone to your PC Via USB Cable .
  2. Run the Samsung Kies Utility and it will recognize your Samsung Phone.
  3. On Samsung Kies Home Screen , you’ll see a notification say that a “New Firmware Upgrade is available” . If it said that“You have the latest Firmware update” it means that you didn’t have the latest Firmware on Kies yet ,So you can check back later, or try flashing this Firmware manually with (Odin).
  4. Click the “Firmware Upgrade” to start the update process.
  5. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen.
  6. After finishing the updating process your Phone will reboot automatically.
  7. After the reboot you can disconnect your Phone from your PC.

Installing Official ROM/Firmware Android KitKat on

Samsung Galaxy through OTA (Over The Air) ?

  1. Connect your Android Phone to a Wi-Fi network or mobile data (Internet) and be sure to have a stable Internet connection (It is not recommended to use Mobile Data because of the high cost).
  2. Go to Settings>About then click on Update or update option (if you received a message says that “The latest update have already been installed” and you do not receive any updates yet, try through Samsung kies , If not, do it with Odin manually)
    If you have a message “ New firmware update available “ Click OK to start the downloading and installation process.
  3. After finishing the updating process your Phone will reboot automatically.

Installing Official ROM/Firmware G355HNXXU0API2 Android 4.4.2KitKat on Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN through Odin?

The previous methods for receiving Official ROM/Firmware update G355HNXXU0API2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on your Galaxy Core 2  are the official methods, but most of us doing it with the manual method through the Odin , So the following steps will show you how to do it with Odin program .

  1. Install the Samsung USB driver .
  2. Unzip the ROM file and you will have this file with this name G313MLUXXDLJ5_G313MLUODDDLI7_INU.tar.md5 It is the G355HNXXU0API2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat Official ROM/Firmware update for Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN open Odin .
  3. Now press the AP button and choose the ROM file with .tar.md5 that you justextracted it . See the
    following picture:
    Now press the AP button and choose the ROM file with .tar.md5 that you just extracted it . See the following picture:
  4. Now we will get into the download mode in your Samsung device .
    To enter the download mode do the following , Turn off the device and then press and hold this three buttons (volume down button + Home button + power button ) .
    buttons (volume down button + Home button + power button ) .
  5. You will have this alert as shown in the following picture, so press VolumeUp button to continue .
    press Volume Up button to continue .
    You will have this alert as shown in the following picture, so press Volume Up button to continue . press Volume Up button to continue .
  6. After pressing the Volume Up button you are now on the download mode and ready for
    flashing. You will find a screen like the screen in the following picture .
    After pressing the Volume Up button
  7. Volume Up button you are now on the download mode and ready for flashing
    Now you are already have the Samsung USB Driver and when you entered the Download
    Mode as shown in the previous picture, you can now connecting your Samsung
    Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN via USB Cable then you will find that your PC
  8. Now Go back to Odin to see if the ID:COM box’s color turned into blue color or not, this blue color means that your Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN connected successfully and the Odin
    recognized it as shown in the following picture:
  9. Make sure that the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options only are checked.
  10. Click on the Start button in Odin to start the flashing process, You will find the blue color progress bar then will turn into black with white square ( Don’t touch anything in the Odin program or in your
    Phone and also don’t move your Phone or the USB cable to avoid errors ).
    If the flashing process completed successfully you will find the PASS! Message with green
    background as shown in the following picture. It means that the operation completed successfully and now you can disconnecting your Phone safely.
  11. If the flashing process completed successfully you will find the PASS! After installing that firmware your Phone will reboot automatically and we can say to you now congratulations you have now the Official Firmware
    G355HNXXU0API2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on your Phone Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN.

Another method :

  1. Download Android 4.4.2 G355HNXXU0API2 Firmware for Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN from the previous download links.
  2. Download Odin V 3.10.7
  3. Switch off your Phone and enter the Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HNinto Download Mode by
    pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home +Power buttons(long press until the boot screen appear), now press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.
  4. Extract the downloaded Odin3.10.7 zip file and run the Odin3 v3.10.7.exe file as administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator).
  5. Now connect your Galaxy Core 2 to your computer via USB cable.
  6. In Odin screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM7]” at ID:COM section and you will find a text appearing in the message box, it means that your device has been detected by Odin.
  7. Make sure that the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options only are checked.
  8. Now, extract the downloaded firmware zip file, you’ll find a firmware file with that extension .tar.md5
    In Odin screen, click on PDA button and select the firmware file with the .tar.md5 extension (You will find the firmware file name looks like something like that :G313MLUXXDLJ5_G313MLUODDDLI7_INU.tar.md5.
  9. Now, click on the Start button to begin the installation process, wait for a few moments until the installation process completed.
  10. When the installation process is completed, you will see the PASS! message with a green background appears in the ID:COM port.
  11. Your Phone will automatically reboots after installation process finishing.
  12. You can now disconnect your Phone from your PC safely .
  13. It’s done !!

Solution Boot Loop

If your device stuck in boot loop after installing the firmware update like G355HNXXU0API2 Official Firmware Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN, then you can do the following method:

If the Phone has stopped more than 15 minutes on the main boot screen or you see a screen of death as it known follow the following:

  1. Remove the battery from your Phone.
  2. Power on your Phone in the Recovery mode by pressing the next three buttons( volume down button + home button + power button ).
  3. Now select Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition. You can navigate inside Recovery mode by using the sound buttons. After finishing you should now click on reboot
  4. Now the problem should fixed.

Guide to help you in installing Root on Samsung Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN – G355HNXXU0API2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat .

We also work at provides a detailed explanation of how the root G355HNXXU0API2 Android 4.4.2 KitKat on Phone Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN detailed explanation you the from the following link:
Explain How to Get Root on Phone Galaxy Core 2 SM-G355HN 4.4.2 KitKat
In the absence of a special link to download root above this means that we will put in the nearest time

Here is the topic has ended and has got the Official Firmware update for your device and

also to root if availability.

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