Tips Forget Kies to Upgrade

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http://androidforums.com – Well well well - I thought that if you wanted to upgrade your phone to newer firmware, you had to wait until Kies told you you have an update, otherwise flash via Odin and loose all your apps and settings etc etc. Of course I have considered flashing via Odin but look here: - [FW][ODIN] Newest Stock Firmware - XWLPG - Nordic (Unbranded) - 1 June 2012 - xda-developers By downloading Checkfus to download firmware directly from Samsung - which will be stock - you can flash (using Odin) the latest Stock - in my case XWLPG - this is a nordic one but it seems to have transformed my former CPW one (General)