Almost every gadget you can buy nowadays includes firmware that can be upgraded. Firmware updates can cure problems, patch security flaws, improve functionality, and introduce new ones. As computer displays get more complicated and feature-rich, using the most recent firmware becomes increasingly crucial. In user guides or on download pages, Samsung does not give advice on how to perform a firmware upgrade. This tutorial will walk you thru the specific procedures for changing the firmware on your Samsung monitor, possibly saving you a lot of time.
What you’ll require
- A Samsung display
- A flash drive that you don’t mind wiping entirely
- A link to the internet
Examine the monitor’s model and firmware version.
Navigate to Menu> Support> Information using the little joystick under the monitor. This will show up as:
- The full model number
- The serial number
- The software/firmware version
- HDR status
- Adaptive Sync status
- Active port
- Display resolution
- Refresh rate
Obtain the firmware
Go to the Samsung support website, click search for your model number, then input your model number to get the latest firmware for your monitor. Manuals and software can be found by clicking on them. Click Download under Firmware.
From the downloaded ZIP, extract the.img firmware file.
Get the flash drive ready
All data on the flash drive will be erased during this operation!
A FAT32 filesystem must be used to format the flash disc. Rufus, a free and open-source drive flashing utility, is the simplest method to achieve this.
Run Rufus after plugging in the flash disc. Set the following parameters:
- The drive you wish to format is referred to like the device.
- Non-bootable boot option
- MBR is the partitioning technique.
- BIOS or UEFI as the target system
- Large FAT32 file system (Default)
- Size of the cluster: 32 kilobytes
Click START, then OK after reading the warning.
It’s possible that you’ll have to detach and reconnect the drive before it shows up again.
The files autorun.ico and autorun.inf will be added to the flash drive by Rufus. Remove these files from your computer.
To the flash drive, copy the.img file you extracted previously.
Remove the flash drive by ejecting it.
Connect the flash drive to the computer
Unplug any USB devices attached to the display, including any USB type B cable between the monitor and computer, before connecting the flash disc.
Connect the flash drive to the Service USB Type-A port. The same Samsung monitors feature two USB Type-A connections, but only one of them is a service port for firmware updates.
Begin the update
Navigate to Menu> Support> Software Update using the little joystick under the monitor. After the update is complete, detach the flash drive and reconnect any USB devices that were unplugged prior to the upgrade.