Samsung has started rolling out the latest official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware update for Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510F. This latest official firmware is a stable build and based on latest Android 7.0 Nougat. Now you can taste the sweetness of Nougat on your SM-A510F variant which is currently available in Russia and soon will be pushed out in other countries. This latest Android 7.0 Nougat comes with build ID A510FXXU4CQDK and its weight is about 1.2GB along with all Android Nougat features. This is one of the wonderful updates from Samsung that brings many new features like Multitasking, Split screen, Vulcan API, Notification redesign, Quick Reply, improved multi-window feature, Doze Mode and much more. Samsung has rolled out this update via OTA in a phase-wise manner, so not all users can get the update at the same time. If the Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware is not yet available in your region and you can’t wait more for the OTA update then still you can install it manually using Odin app. Odin is an official flashing tool that allows you to flash any official firmware on Samsung devices.
By following this step by step guide, you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 to Android 7.0 Nougat official update. This latest update is stable, fast and smoothly run on your device including a lot of new features along with latest April 2017 security patch. Not necessary but it is better to take a full backup of all your valuable data before proceeding. If you are interested in installing XXU4CQDK Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510F then go ahead and follow the given steps.
A510FXXU4CQDK Android 7.0 Nougat Details:
|Model name||Galaxy A5|
|Build date||Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:56:06 +0000|
|Security Patch Level||2017-04-01|
This guide containing the Official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A5 2016. 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-A510F.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 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 A5 2016, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510F USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy A5 2016 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 A5 2016 will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy A5 2016, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510F to XXU4CQDK Android 7.0 Nougat:
Step No 1: – First, download Android 7.0 Nougat and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy A5 2016 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 A5 2016 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 A5 2016. (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 A5 2016 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510F to Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware update.