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

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Last updated: December 23rd, 2013 at 11:52 UTC+02:00

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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