Sprint Galaxy S4 SPH-L720/L720T Firmware

Download Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 SPH-L720 and Galaxy S4  Tri-band SPH-L720T Stock Firmware.

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Firmware Updates SPH-L720

Version Stock Release date
L720VPSGPL1 [Download] 2017 January
L720VPUGPI2 [Download] 2016 November
L720VPUGOK3 [Download] 2016 October
L720VPUGOH1 [Download] 2015 August
L720VPUGOD2 [Download] 2015 April

Android 5.0.1 Lollipop Firmware Updates SPH-L720T (tri-band)

Version Stock Release date
L720TVPSGPL1 [Download] 2017 January
L720TVPUCOK3 [Download] 2015 November
L720TVPUCOH1 [Download] 2015 August
L720TVPUCOF1 [Download] 2015 June
L720TVPUCOD2 [Download] 2015 April

Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware Updates SPH-L720

L720VPUFNG2 [Download] 2014 July
L720VPUFNAE [Download] 2014 January

Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware Updates SPH-L720T (tri-band)

L720TSPTBNG5 [Download] 2014 September

Android 4.3 Jelly Bean Firmware Updates

L720VPUEMK2 [Download] 2013 December
L720VPUEMJA [Download] 2013 October

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean Firmware Updates

L720VPUAMF9 [Download] 2013 June
L720VPUAMDL [Download] 2013 April

Grab these tools

  • Odin3_v3.11.1 downloader or the latest version – This is best for flashing the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow stock firmware
  • USB Driver – only needed if you haven’t installed the latest Samsung Smart Switch in your PC.

These were all official firmware builds released by Samsung itself so you can rest assured that once you flashed one of these original firmware packages it will not knock down the KNOX apps in your device. These were all directly pulled from OTA updates and are all flashable firmware packages that can be loaded onto Odin3_v3.

How to Install Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 Stock Firmware

This process can only be done such as the following:
To unroot a Sprint Samsung Galaxy S4 Firmware, as well as to restore it back to stock. Likewise for fixing soft-bricks and manually upgrade to the latest firmware if the device has been modified or rooted. If you do know what this is all about then refrain from doing so.

Important Note: DO NOT ever try to downgrade or revert back to an older firmware version on top of the newer firmware updates. It will no longer work and it’ll just won’t let you install back the said firmware package.

Prerequisites:

Before you proceed prepare these necessary things as follows so you’ll not messed-up your phone:

Backup all your personal data – Use “Samsung Smart Switch for PC (Google it) to easily make a backup of your Contacts, Messages, Applications, Pictures, and Videos, so that you will not lose it. You must do this because the recent firmware packages will wipe out your device stored data.

Recharge the device battery – Make sure that your Samsung Galaxy S4 battery is fully recharged to ensure its stability. A power failure during the installation process may harm your device.• Prepare a PC as this process will not tend to work in Mac computers.

Enable OEM unlock mode – This thing wan’t there before during the old times, but if this feature is already enabled in your device. Just go to Settings > About device > then look for the firmware’s Build number and then tap that build number for around 7-times until a message pop-up that says something like “Congratulations you are now a developer!”. Then hit back in Settings > About device > Developer option > OEM Unlock.

Enable USB debugging mode if you are having issues connecting your device to the computer try to enable this option. Go to Settings > About device > Developer option > USB debugging.

Extract/Unzip the download stock firmware

Extract the downloaded firmware. Use any decompressing program you have had in your computer.

Reboot the phone into Download mode

Reboot your Samsung S4 into Download Mode: Turn it Off first. Now, Press and hold the Volume Down, HOME and Power ON button at the same time. You will then presented into a “Warning Message” screen, just press the Volume Up to continue. Once the Android robot and a “Downloading” message appears. If you can’t get into it, repeat the 3-button combination again and again.

Run and Configure Odin3 Flasher

Run Odin3 flasher program. In Odin window DO NOT tick the option box that says ‘Re-Partition’. Leave the ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F.Reset Time’ check-marked by default. If the stock firmware packaged contains a single tarball only, then simply load it in the AP button. But the if the packaged contains individual binary files just load each firmware binary files to their designated slots in Odin such as: the “BL” (bootlooder) file goes to the “BL button/slot“, same goes about the “AP” (phone), “CP” (modem) and the “CSC” (consumer code) files. Once loaded, you need to wait for a while as Odin3 will check the files compatibility and authenticity.

Connect the phones into the computer

Connect your Galaxy S4 Firmware to the computer using the supplied USB data cable. In Odin window, the ID: COM box will turn to a bluish color when the phone is properly connected and it’s an indication that it’s recognized with Odin. It also states as “Phone Added! in the log-cat.

Begin flashing the stock firmware

When all is set and you are ready into flashing just simply tick the ‘START’ button located at the lower part of Odin.

Do not interrupt the process

DO NOT disconnect nor do anything when the phone is already in download mode and flashing status. You’ll messed up the phone if you accidentally interfere the installation process.

Wait until the Pass!! message appears.

Odin3 will display a message that says “PASS!” when the process finishes. Wait until the phone completely reboots, then unplug it from the computer. However, if you might get the error message “FAILED!” you may check the troubleshooting procedures down below.

Troubleshooting Odin3’s “Failed!” error

Do performing factory reset after flashing is necessary when the device previously runs on any modified ROM and unofficial firmware images?

This process is optional, but this method can get rid of the unwanted bootloop, rebooting issues, freezes and lag issues after the new firmware installation.

Press and hold Volume Up+ Home+Power button, then select the Wipe Data/Factory Reset, to gain a fresh firmware installed.

Odin keep on failing and I’ve tried everything to the letter but still nothing works. What else can you suggest?

You may have tried rolling back to an older firmware version. Noting that newer updates will not allow you to downgrade to an older firmware version. This is why Samsung and Google frequently released the Android security patches in a monthly basis. You must carefully keep an eye of each firmware build version.

Please check back my insights about the stock firmware above. Also, if you’ve use the stock firmware to unroot and or restoring back from a modified system images but cannot get through during the firmware flashing and you’d get the Odin3 fail error, you may first sort things out like what root kernels and custom ROM, and any modified system images you have previously used before and try to find an answer to why it causes a flashing failure. Sometimes the problem is not on the stock firmware but lies in the modified system image you’ve used that causes the problem of not letting it through pass in Odin3.