How repair your galaxy buds

2 min readFeb 5, 2023

Samsung has a great lineup of Bluetooth headphones (Buds, Buds+, Buds Pro, Buds 2…), but lately software updates and [poor] feature implementation — I got you, 360 audio — are ruining the experience for users.

Some of these problems are connection loss between the headphones, hissing, poor audio quality, high latency, and even one headphone playing music louder than the other.

The first suggestion I make is that you try to update the firmware using the phone itself, or the Galaxy Wear App for Windows (Yes, there is one).

Official Galaxy Buds Manager

But if you’ve already tried that and it didn’t work, the solution is as follows:

First, install the unofficial Galaxy Wear app (I know, it’s surprising that there is an official and an unofficial one).

Go to this website and select which firmware you want, and download it, remember to add the extension (suffix) “.bin” in the downloaded file.

Download the firmware.

After installing, ignore all the wonderful features (resist it, you can do it), and:

  1. Go to the “System” option.
  2. Then choose the option “Install firmware”.
  3. Then activate the “allow downgrade” switch.
  4. Click on “Advanced” and then on “load file”.
  5. Load the file we’ve downloaded in the previous step.

During the update, your headphones can be in your ears or in the case if the case is open. Wait for the data transmission and connect your mobile phone after the update.

Now, enjoy.