Samsung released the official Android 7.0 Nougat for another device from Galaxy A series. The Galaxy A3 2016 SM-A310F variants have started getting official Nougat update from Samsung today. This latest official update comes with build ID A310FXXU3CQE6 along with the latest May security patch. The Android 7.0 Nougat is currently available in Germany and soon will be rolled out in other countries. This OTA update is about 1.2 GB in size and comes with various new features, new TouchWiz interface, performance improvements, increase device performance and much more. Samsung has rolled out the update via OTA (Over-the-Air) which means that not all users can get it at the same time. If the Android 7.0 Nougat official update is not yet available in your region and you can’t wait more for OTA update then still you can install it manually by using Odin app.
By following this simple step by step guide, you can update your Samsung Galaxy A3 SM-A310F to Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware. After installing Android 7.0 Nougat, you can get the major Nougat features like improved UX, Split screen feature, redesigned notifications shade, updated security patches, integrated Doze mode for better battery backup and much more. We always strongly recommend keeping updated your Android devices to the latest official firmware released by Samsung. If you are interested in installing the Android 7.0 Nougat official update on your Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 SM-A310F then go ahead and follow the given steps.
A310FXXU3CQE6 Android 7.0 Nougat Official Update Details:
|Model name||Galaxy A3|
|Security Patch Level||01.05.2017|
This guide containing the Official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A3. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone, the model number of your device must be SM-A310F.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy A3 during or after the installation of Android 7.0 Nougat Proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy A3, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy A3 SM-A310F USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy A3 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 stock version will replace the custom recovery.
- If the Galaxy A3 will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy A3, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy A3 SM-A310F to XXU3CQE6 Android 7.0 Nougat:
Step No 1: – First, download Android 7.0 Nougat and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy A3 on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Now, extract the archived contents to get the tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.
Step No 3: – Turn OFF your Galaxy A3 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 the 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 tar.md5 that you want to flash on your Galaxy A3 (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.
Step No 10: – Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy A3 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy A3 SM-A310F to Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware update.