The brand new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware update is now ready for Galaxy A7 2016 model number A710F smartphones that brings build ID A710FXXU1BPG5. So if you have Galaxy A7 2016 and want to enjoy the latest Android experience then its recommended to check for the Software update (OTA) on your device by navigating to Settings -> Application -> About Device. If the software updates are available then simply download the update on your Galaxy A7 and proceed to the installation by following on-screen prompts.
But if the updates are not yet available in your region then still you can install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Galaxy A7 A710F manually by following the given step-by-step guide. In this guide we’ll use Odin app to flash the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware on Galaxy A7. Odin is developed to flash official firmware on Samsung devices.
This new firmware update is being rolled out by Samsung in stages, not all users are getting the new software at the same time. If you are an advanced user, and you’re confident that you can use the Odin app to complete the update, then this is the tutorial that you should follow.
|Model name||Galaxy A7|
|Build date||Mon, 25 Jul 2016 08:34:21 +0000|
|Security Patch Level||2016-07-01|
This guide containing the Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A7. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the version of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone, the model number of your device must be SM-A710F.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy A7 during or after the installation of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Proceed at your own risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy A7, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve properly installed the Galaxy A7 USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy A7 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
- If you have a custom ROM installed on the phone, then after installing this stock update, it will be lost.
- The custom recovery will be replaced by the stock version.
- If the Galaxy A7 will no longer belong to a rooted version once the stock firmware installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy A7, it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
Steps To Update Galaxy A7 SM-A710F to XXU1BPG5 Android 6.0.1 Firmware:
Step No 1:- First, download Android 6.0.1 A710FXXU1BPG5 and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy A7 on the desktop of your PC and extract the .zip files to get tar.md5 file. Do not further extract .md5 file.
Step No 2:- Now, extract the archived contents to get the A710FXXU1BPG5 tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.
Step No 3:- Turn OFF your Galaxy A7 in order to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 4:- Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home + Power keys at the same time for a while till the construction Android robot and a triangle appear. Now press Power button once again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
Step No 5:- Launch Odin tool on your PC as an Administrator and plug your phone to your PC while your phone is in the Download Mode.
Step No 6:- One of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.
Step No 7:- Select the firmware files that you want to flash on your Galaxy A7. (Already extracted in Step No 1)
Click on ‘AP’ and select file with ‘AP’ in its name.
Click on ‘CP’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with ‘CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘BL’ and select file with ‘BL’ in it’s name. Ignore if there is no such file.
Step No 8:- In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticked but the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
Step No 9:- Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. It will take a few minutes to complete.
Step No 10:- Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy A7 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy A7 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware update.
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