How to download and install official Samsung Galaxy S5 debranded stock firmware to remove carrier branding. The Galaxy S5 is one of the best phones you can buy at the moment. It has super fast octa-core processor, beautiful and vivid Super AMOLED display, excellent battery life and water-resistant capabilities.

Since the Galaxy S5 is very popular and many people buy it everyday, many carriers have gotten it. You can buy the phone with a contract from different carriers like AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, Vodafone and other carriers. But when you buy it with a contract, the phone which in this case is the Galaxy S5 will be bloated with carrier applications.

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Basically, it is branded. It has carrier applications, boot and shutdown animation have the branded carrier logo and even the system sounds are carrier-based. And you cannot delete them easily because they are considered bloatware and are part of the operating system. The only way to remove all the branding is by downloading and flashing stock debranded firmware.

remove carrier branding galaxy s5 firmware

By debranding your Samsung Galaxy S5, the following things will be removed:

  • Boot and shutdown animation logo
  • Carrier apps
  • System sounds

How to install debranded Galaxy S5 firmware

1. Download debranded firmware for your phone.
2. Open ODIN, boot your phone into Download mode.
3. Connect your phone to your PC and select the firmware in ODIN on PDA section.
4. Click Start and wait for the firmware to install.
5. Boot your phone into Recovery mode and wipe data and factory reset.
6. Reboot your phone.

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Now your Samsung Galaxy S5 is free of bloatware and carrier branding. If you want to flash branded firmware later, simply download the right file and flash it through ODIN.

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  • Darbin

    Hey I have a U.K. 3 carrier branded Galaxy S5 but its unlocked and I am using in my home country india can i flash official stock rom unbranded in this set. Its not rooted. Any help will be grt. thnks

    • Yes, you can install a stock unbranded firmware on your Galaxy S5.

      • karing

        pls, where can i get unbranded firmware for my s5 g900v 6.0.1?
        thank you!

  • PARRY

    WHICH ODIN VERSION IS COMPATIBLE WITH S5. CAN YOU PLEASE LET ME KNOW APART FROM ODIN IS THERE ANY OTHER FILE OR SOFTWARE REQUIRED FOR REMOVING THE CARRIER BRANDING LOGO

  • PARRY

    HI DEAR
    I HAVE DONE ALL THE THINGS DOWNLOAD ODIN 3.09 VERSION AND ITS TAR.MD5 FIRMWARE BUT UNABLE TO REMOVE THE CARRIER BRANDING LOGO FROM MY S5. WHAT CAN I DO NOW FOR REMOVE THE BRANDING NAME. PLEASE HELP ME TO REMOVE THIS. WAITING FOR REPLY

  • PARRY

    DO I NEED TO TICK THE PHONE BOOTLOADER UPDATE OR PHONE EFS CLEAR?

    • No. You need to download and flash a debranded stock firmware.

  • Abhishek

    Hey ronaldo I’ve baught a samsuns galaxy core prime from saudi and had come to india. The problem is it asks for network unlock code while using indian sim card. Is this issue will get solved installing indian region stock firmware please help

  • Kurt Mehoff

    where do I get UNBRANDED firmware all I can find is the branded at&t g900a firmware for my phone