We’re switching to Terafile.co for firmware hosting, as Hotfile shuts down on infringement charges

The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) has scored another victory against piracy, this time against Hotfile, which has shut down all operations and taken its site down, which means it’s a file host we can’t use for hosting our firmware files anymore (which, by the way, are completely legal). Therefore, since the last few hours, we’ve begun transferring all firmware in our database to Terafile.co, which is the file host we’ll now be using for the foreseeable future.

It will take at least 48 hours before we’re able to finish uploading all firmware, so do forgive us if you’re unable to get that firmware you wanted to download for the next couple of days. We’re looking at file hosting options other than Terafile, and would like to point out that we can’t offer free hosting on our own servers for everyone, as that would require too much bandwidth and reduce the download speeds for users. Furthermore, using a file host also lets us earn some revenue from downloads, which in turns helps us keep SamMobile alive and kicking so that you can get the latest on all things Samsung.

We’ll update you guys once we’ve finished shifting to Terafile.co. Again, while we do that, our apologies for the inaccessible firmware in the firmware section.

Update 1 – We asked Terafile to upgrade their free download speed for our account.
Update 2 – Free download speed upgraded.
Update 3 – No need to be member anymore. (terafile)
Update 4 – SamMobile is working for a extra option, release this weekend.
Update 5 – Own servers no option cause of storage.

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  1. Why not use Uploaded.net? They are so much faster !

    • Storage limits….

      • Care to elaborate?
        What storage limits?
        There are no storage limits on Uploaded.

    • Sammobile, can you discuss with mega.co.nz? Try to make them give you more storage. Put up a donation. We like to hear any ideas from you guys!

  2. I have legally subscribed to Hotfile for its ‘no wait instant firmware’ downloading. What happens now?

  3. Terafile.co is probably worst file hosting site for free user… How i can download firmware with weight nearly 2gb with 10-30kb/s speed… Or should i buy premium if I download firmware one time in month?? great move… I dont want to be prophet bu in my opinion hosting at terafile.co will make sammobile.com just losing user’s…

    • i agree with you… worst hosting i have seen :|

    • It is difficult at the moment a lot of hosters use filesize restrictions.

      Come withe a good alternetive for us which generate some money to keep the site alive. We depend on it you know..

      • what about mega ?

      • What about netload??

        • TERAFILE sucks…
          its showing cant download file as maximum download limit is reached

    • We are busy with other partners too. Give us some time :)

    • This terafile is not working… download start then hangs
      very very very bad
      terafile sucks

    • Agreed.. trying to download ONE firmware now for the last week..
      Even paid extra to.become a premium member – still no dice. Downloads always somewhere in the middleandthere is no resume function.

  4. Create Torrent files!

    • And how you think we pay our servers?? And our writers??

      We need to keep this alive right?
      So we need income…

      • There are couple of options for you:
        - make donations more prominent
        - try out Google AdSense
        - pass download links through adf.ly

        I don’t mind cyberlockers, but if they are going to take several hours for gigabyte size files, I’d be happy to pay premium for torrent links.

        • Thanks for your suggestion :)

          • I too would easily pay premium, if not more for a torrent link. I don’t see me leaving Samsung any time soon so it is a good investment for me. I would easily pay 20 – 25 Euro a year or something to have the ease of torrent links.

          • Hi,
            I can’t download the I317MUMUCNA1_I317MTCECML1_TCE.zip firmware for Galaxy Note 2 because Terafile has a limit on file size to download, I got an error message:
            “You can download files up to 1024 Mb only.
            Upgrade your account to download bigger files.”, but the file size is 1.0 GB. What can I do?, thank you.

  5. Please use mediafire.com it has fasted speeds and it supports download managers (IDM) for free users. And for us whose Internet breaks alot, it helps coz we can resume. Please I beg you

    • I agree with you… SAMMOBILE why you cannot shift into “Mediafire.com”. It’s an allrounder… | It’s the best file hosting service I have ever seen. The main problem we’re facing is non-resumable downloads from both “Hotfile & Terafile” for free users. Just consider about “Mediafire.com”. Thanks in Advance!

      Much obliged for your free service!
      -Rasika Fernando(SriLanka)-

    • SAMMOBILE why you cannot shift into “Mediafire.com”. It’s an allrounder… | It’s the best file hosting service I have ever seen. The main problem we’re facing is non-resumable downloads from both “Hotfile & Terafile” for FREE USERS. Just consider about “Mediafire.com” otherwise ask “Terafile.co” to enable RESUME capability for your account. Thanks in Advance!

      Much obliged for your free service!
      -Rasika Fernando(SriLanka)-

  6. while you want only to upload legal files try mediafire.com
    fast, reliable and doesn’t have any problems with the MPAA

  7. TRY OUT PCLOUD.COM !

    check out is it possible to get you income there!

  8. Sammobile, you keep using these sketchy servers. Why don’t you use some of you ad revenue to buy some proper storage space? Dropbox, box, drive, mediafire? Why don’t you post torrent links and avoid crashed downloads and waiting times and wasted transfers? You really need to re-evaluate your methods.

    • We need those sketchy servers to pay our severs.
      We are working on more plans.

  9. How much bandwidth do you need on the file hosting server ?
    i have a 200 mbit/s upload connection that i can lend you, if it is enough, there is no limits on the connection. i also have a couple of TB’s disk space free for the files.

  10. you can switch over to Google Drive

  11. Do you guys even read we need some sort of income to keep the site in the air…

  12. terrafile sucks… the income generation is keeping us at bay otherwise there is no match for thepiratebay.sx
    pirate bay is invincible

  13. Then come with good suggestions instead of this sucks that sucks. Fact remains we need income to keep this site alive. As do other party’s wich hosts firmwares.

    So we need to generate some sort of income..

  14. use androidfilehost or goo.im

  15. I dont know why you all dont want to use MEGA.co considering they are better or at least self host because that host is TERRIBLE @ support.

  16. Then come with good suggestions instead of this sucks that sucks. Fact remains we need income to keep this site alive. As do other party’s wich hosts firmwares.

    So we need to generate some sort of income..

  17. I tried speed is very slow terafile

  18. OK, and now I cannot download the file I needed so bad from terafiles.co. It gives me an error mesasge :

    “Software error:
    Can’t exec:
    Column ‘counted’ cannot be null at Modules/DataBase.pm line 55.
    For help, please send mail to this site’s webmaster, giving this error message and the time and date of the error”

    What should I do??

  19. you know guys that terafile gives you only a speed of around 50kb/s

  20. MediaFire or Mega.. They have no problem with legal files, and no speed limitation.

  21. Awhhh come on sammobile you can’t find a better place to store your firmwares bit disapointed i can’t even download them.

  22. Then i really hate to say it you in between a rock and a hard place and will have to solicit donations. Other people know how to monetize it but all we hear is not going to work give us something else. This is why i wish the firmware downloader still worked. everyone points to you all for firmware and now your host is down and nobody can get it. Something that goes against open sharing of knowledge.

  23. Will all firmware be up for download on say Monday 9th? Especially for Australian users?

    • +1 patiently wait for i9505 Vodafone Australia. The sooner the better.

  24. It doesn`t matter if i download with 50kb or with 1 MB , i just want to download tha damn firmware . Greate job SamMobile , i hope it will work with terafile !

  25. okay now i have speeds from 250kb/s better but still not that great

  26. fuck your terafile we want mediafire

  27. Hotfile was terrible, but new hosting even worse! Good move! Instead of MEGA or Mediafire you’ve choose garbage hosting. Time to look for firmwares somewhere else. Bye bye!

    • Agreed all of their links are down and everyone linked to their links like they owned them and now they are struggling. Everyone is complaining on xda rootzwiki and other places.

  28. I would like to say a big “Thank you” to Sammobile staff. I can only imagine the struggle they are going through right now. Ok, maybe the quickest solution not always the best, but these guys working for as, and they provide us the said firmwares for free. I my case, I’d lost my phone’s warranty, if they don’t wanna find a solution for the storage mayhem caused by the Hotfile shutdown. But they trying hard. This can’t be easy to agree with a storage provider to store a lot of data in big packages, and find s solution in a week or so. So thank you guys once again for your efforts and for your dedication.

  29. Will we have to wait another 48 hours for the firmwares to get ready for downloading?

  30. Please post firmware link of GT-S5660 (Pakistan). I have accidentally bricked my phone and am stuck now. :(

  31. Terafile is very slow. I recommend Multiupload or Google Drive or Mediafire.

  32. Please consider to use onother hosting company that realy reliable. This is sick man. No matter if you put ads link or whatever, many user would like to click it.

  33. 8 hours to download a firmware?
    Useless….

  34. what are the limits on number of file transfers? I’m trying to download the 4.3 firmware for my i9300 (UK BTU), & I don’t mind waiting, but all I get when I try is:

    “This file reached max downloads limit”

    per day, per week, forever?

    if this is a forever limit, then thats a complete pain…

    on a more positive note, keep up the good work guys, I read sammobile a lot & appreciate the work you all put in. I realise that you need to earn some money at some point (not much is free in this world…)

  35. This file reached max downloads limit

  36. Download firmware S4 1,2GB with speed 35 KB/s in 12 hours. LOL! I can’t buy premium to download one time.

  37. it sucks it always says wrong ip
    what’s this..

    • Same here, cannot download ANYTHING…

      • yeah can’t download anything, it always says Wrong IP

        • Same here. It’s always “Wrong IP”… :(

  38. I’m trying to download firmware last three days and always appeared
    “This file reached max downloads limit” . That’s not cool, sammobile, not.

  39. I would like to thank you again SamMobile!!! I’m from a country in the middle of nowhere, my phone is not exactly from the often kind. But I could download my official firmware for good, my phone is good as new after the flash, and accepts updates even the mobile phone provider. You guys are awesome!!! Keep up the good work!!

    NOW FOR THE DISGUSTING BUTTHURTED SPOILED UNGRATEFUL IDIOTS WHO CRYING AND FLAMING ABOUT THE SLOW DOWNLOAD LIKE SOME BRITISH ROYAL INBREDS:

    So let’s count the facts. First, I discovered this site last week. So I would like to confirm, that I am NOT A MEMBER OF STAFF OF THE SAMMOBILE.COM, to avoid some idiocracies.
    Second, you would want to tinker with your phones. Who wouldn’t? But you’re basically mocking the only people who helps to recover your warranties or phones as well.
    These people working hard with these issues. For free. And when the disaster rears it’s ugly head, you piss on their heads.
    Ok, let’s have a survey:
    Any people of this site who ranted about the download speed, the connection errors, and such-
    -did you try to help?
    -did you thank anyone to help with your phone?
    -did you die because of the unbearable waiting for the centuries? (talking about the past week or so, maybe two)
    -did you search the net for alternatives? did you find better? or even one?

    AND LET THE FLMAE WAR BEGIN, HOW DARE I so and so.
    (sorry SamMobile, if I couldn’t let it out, I might get cancer)

    So thank you staff, keep up the good work, sorry for the counterflame, people like you make the world around.

  40. ………

  41. terafile working create free account and download

  42. Hey Sammobile, why u dont use Uploaded.net? is more fast and do not need a membership option for download file that exceed from limit.

    Please be sure to apply uploaded.net to our files, i can help out!

  43. I am trying for 2 days to download a firmware for S4. It is the worst server! The speed is ridiculousness also it stops without advice…. Please upload to torrents!

  44. I need the S5830BOKS3 for my daughters ace hanging in a bootloop. Trying over 4 hours and no file. What is going wrong? No good place?

  45. agree. Torrent files best option and use peers to keep alive the torrents. Best option.
    Try to find out how filelist.ro works.
    They are doing it like that.

  46. terafile.co is a complete trash. it’s too slow!!!

  47. Software error:

    Can’t exec:
    Column ‘ip’ cannot be null at Modules/DataBase.pm line 59.
    For help, please send mail to this site’s webmaster, giving this error message and the time and date of the error.

  48. Hey SamMobile,
    Please consider switching to Mega to host your firmwares. Mega is fast, reliable and comes with added encryption to prevent files from getting stolen. It is getting annoying having to wait for 10 hours for a firmware to download. Terafile downloads also drop off unexpectedly.
    At the very least, please put up MD5 checksums for the firmware files so that we can verify the integrity of the downloaded file, that it is not halfway through completion.
    Thanks

  49. I can’t even download from terafile unless I pay for premium account. No thanks. Bad move guys.

  50. i can only download at the night < its not good at all but my ideA IS MAKE FILE BY 2 OR 3 OR 4 FOR THE LIMIT DOWNLOAD SOO YOU CAN UPLOAD TO MEDIAFIRE 4SHARED MED1FIRE MEDLAFIRE MEGAUPLOAD AND SO ON < ALSO YOU CAN ASK ANY STORAGE SERVER FOR MAK YOUR ACCOUNTE DOWNLOAD MORE FASTER AND WITHOUT LIMITE AND WITH RESUME DOWNLOAD

  51. Can’t download from terafile.co

    Software error:

    Can’t exec:
    Column ‘ip’ cannot be null at Modules/DataBase.pm line 59.
    For help, please send mail to this site’s webmaster, giving this error message and the time and date of the error.

  52. same error also for me :(

  53. Unfortunately I had the same error (Can’t exec: Column ‘ip’ ..) – Complained to TerraFile, no response.

    Now receive a different error “Wrong IP”.

    (Great website by the way).

  54. 10kbps for a couple of minutes and then it just gives up. Hope you can find an alternative to terafile quickly as this section of the site is effectively unusable because of it.

  55. Every time I try to download something off of terafile, I keep getting an error that just says “expired”

    • I second this one, always get the expired error.

      Take the people’s advice sammobile, try mediafire instead. terafile doesn’t work.

      Thanks for all the hardwork btw :)

  56. Please get rid from terafile. They are incredibly awful

  57. They want to pull money from people

    • 1,5GB 6hour fucked problem downloading

  58. This terafile is not working… download start then hangs.

  59. second day trying to download from tera file… cannot get past 200 mb

  60. They can close the Firmware section.
    Totally useless.

  61. What about MEGA?? terafile sucks! 1 firmware 18 hours omg!!! unbelievable!! pls do something!!!

  62. terafile always giving me error msg of wrong ip
    please help me ASAP because I want to download the official firmware for note 2 4.3 …!!!

  63. I cant download.. I am getting the following message on Terafile:

    File Not Found

    The file you were looking for could not be found, sorry for any inconvenience.

    Possible causes of this error could be:
    The file expired
    The file was deleted by its owner
    The file was deleted by administration because it didn’t comply with our Terms of Use

    Anyone know any other link which actually works ?

  64. whats that wrong ip ??
    i cant download any rom for my galaxy s2
    hope you solve that problem soon..
    thanks.

  65. Terafyleis very very slow.
    12 hours for 980 Mbs.

  66. I,m getting EXPIRED messege when i try to download something

    • I second this one, always get the Expired error.

      Take the people’s advice sammobile, try mediafire instead. terafile doesn’t work.

      Thanks for all the hardwork btw :)

  67. I mean
    how can be that bad terafile speed ? oh wait, wich speed ? lolol
    I’M tring counteless times, ALWAYS THAT FCKING TIME OUT ERROR

    MEDIAFIRE PLS !

  68. come on.. terafile sucks..

    pls try MEDIAFIRE or DROPBOX

  69. im tryin to download firmware for gt-i9300 with 12 KBs download speed since 3 hours! Terafile sucks. There are many options to use sammobile…

  70. If I cannot pay for Terafile, I just cant. Why make it too slow that its totally useless? If it wasnt for the i9300 lock screen I would now be forgetting about SamMobile now.

  71. bad host every time i cant download the files

    change the host please

  72. I dont have Visa, Mastercard, PaySera or bitcoin so i can’t get the Premium account. Now trying to download my firmware fot the 5th time after stopping with downloading after 4 hours..! Now downloading with 23.9kB/s and have 10 hours remaining…!!! Really 10 hours ???

  73. Really.. Made a bitcoin wallet,bought some bitcoin, bought a premium 7 day account with bitcoin for €4,99 and now i have NOTHING..!! No premium account and no €4,99..!! Please do us a favour and search for some other way for us to download the files.!

    • And again with free account download time-out after 4 hours and 286MB…!! Really fix this..!! It’s getting really really really annoying

  74. its time u shut this website down. i tried to download samsung note 2 firmware but it says You have to wait 9 minutes, 27 seconds till next download. so i waited still nothing happens. please close ur dumb website it makes us look dumb like u.

  75. Can we keep having more mirrors too. I was lost trying to get a premium account with this TeraFile. i’m no in more than 12 hours trying to download the KitKat for SM-N9005 and to be honest i’m disappointed.

  76. already my 3rd attempt at downloading the newest firmware for gt-i9300 in an hour or so – download hangs or finishes abortively. we would expect a stable and much faster way of obtaining (rather large) firmware files in 2014.

  77. Cuz they earn money from terafile ;)

  78. Just downloaded from terafile free…. worked pretty good.. averaged 550 kb/sec

  79. Busy downloading but my speed is between 3KB/s and 30KB/s, I even paid for Premium Account and the download speed is the same.

  80. Wrong IP

  81. I also created a premium account and the download speed varies from full to zero and stays at zero for ages!!!! Jdownloader gives plugin error and generally the whole thing sucks!

    I agree 100% that the site needs and deserves income but like this its plain useless! I agree to pay the site directly instead of some useless hoster!

    Regards

  82. Terafile is going slower than rush hour on M25 in London. For God’s sake, please, I beg you, change your host….. I bought a premium account and there’s no improvement at all :(

  83. Just to inform you that, now we cannot more download firmwars at all!
    Terfile is giving 1024 MB as limit on free download, means that none of Firmwars can be downloaded..

  84. i can’t download note 3 firmware file N900XXUDNA6_N900OLBDNA2_XSP.zip terafile hosting like fucking shit waiting time up to 50sec and only can download 1024mb low file only..

  85. Impossible to download Samsung S4 firmwares. Terafile has 1024Mb limit download/file.

  86. Idk what’s wrong with you guys but I just downloaded i9500 firmware from terafile.co. All I did was create a free account and download. 1.5gb file downloaded though it has a snail’s speed.

    • ok can you help me to download this file N900XXUDNA6_N900OLBDNA2_XSP.zip about 1.3gb only please..!!

    • Create a free account didn’t help. It still shows “Wrong IP” and couldn’t download at all.

  87. Terafile now has 1024mb limit that sucks!!! Come on people thats really bad firmwares used to be free… No one pays for such a shity server like terafile

  88. You can download files up to 1024 Mb only.
    Upgrade your account to download bigger files.

    Download files instantly with Premium-account

    ??!!

  89. Please consider bittorrent. It may be huge, but we can always select just what we want to download.

  90. Hm… Mega? Why do you don’t use Mega?

  91. plase change the host……………………… i can’t download from terafile

  92. One freaking hour for a 1GB file… come onnnnnnnnnn please

  93. Can’t download note 3 firmware Indian version, worst file hosting site ever, it would be my last mobile from Samsung if they don’t resolve the issue

  94. hey guys be realistic, starting from me. all of us want to download the firmwares for free not taking into our consideration that Sammobile staff need some money to make thier site a live and what benift they will get if they offer u the firmwares for free??
    you make softwares through odin for free and take money from customers bur Sammobile get nothing just thanks thank u for sharing etc/. Once again be realistic and i believe that if u buy 1 month account at tera file u can download all the stuff u want for the comming year .

  95. What the hell.. todoy i start again download sm n900 firmware start time 1500hrs until now 2130hrs like fucking shit only 9%

  96. I got this message in terafile: “You can download files up to 1024 Mb only. Upgrade your account to download bigger files.” What supposed I do?

  97. Tried to download note 3 stock firmware, but keeps getting the 1024MB restriction. I wanted to pay for premium account but due to unknown reason, all my credit cards are not accepted. After many days of search, I finally download stock firmware from note2forum…

  98. I want to download a firmware of 1.2 gb. Terafile has added a limit of 1024 mb per file in download, otherwise they are forced upgrade of the account. please remove this limit! :(

  99. TERAFILE.CO

    You can download files up to 1024 Mb only.
    Upgrade your account to download bigger files.

    Download files instantly with Premium-account

  100. Guys, just download from note2forum. Don’t need to pay. I download the stock note 3 jelly bean and kit kat for free. No frill.. :)

  101. i try to download bada 1.2 firmware but all download links still dont working because all is for hotfile. Where i can find bada 1.2 to download? Tnx

  102. Bloody hell 40 mins to free download firmware, I’ve been teleported back to the 90′s and im back on 56k dl speed.

  103. give torrent link for firmware download easyly

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