QUERY: flashing another country firmware - possible?

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  1. andwan0

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    I bought a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge from South Korea, so it's model is SM-G925K (K for Korea).

    I live in UK and I know UK model number is F, because I own a UK Samsung Galaxy S5 (SM-G900F).

    I want to flash my Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge with UK firmware. I've tried many from sammobile:

    5.0.2 Vodafone brand
    5.1.1 BTU (unbranded)

    but they all came back with NAND errors and fail.

    The only firmware that worked was flashing it back to Korea 6.0.1.

    Q. Could it have failed because I was trying to flash a 5.x.x firmware but it only accepts 6.x.x?
    Q. Is it possible to do something to get it to flash a UK firmware on a South Korea Samsung phone?

     
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    me just sayin Silver Member

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    I would never recommend using another countries firmware. In a lot of cases there will differences in hardware which requires different firmware.
     
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    Yes, I am in UK, so I want to use a UK-based firmware... but stuck with South Korea firmware?
     
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    basically yes unless you absolutely, positively know for sure the phone is exactly the same and I don't think they are.