Good news for the International Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 users because Samsung has announced the stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware update for these smartphones. This latest update comes with build ID A310FXXU2BPK6 that brings the newer security patch and some bug fixes. Samsung rolled out updates in stages so not all users can get the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official update at the same time. If the firmware has not yet reached in your region then still you can install it manually with Odin app. If you want to taste the Marshmallow on your International Galaxy A3 2016, then follow this step by step guide.
Odin is developed by Samsung and usually used to flash stock builds on Samsung devices. This is an official process to update Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS via Odin tool, and you won’t lose your phone’s warranty. But we always strongly recommend you to keep your phone upgraded to the latest official firmware. Not necessary but it is better to take a full backup of all your important data. If you are interested in installing XXU2BPK6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to your International Samsung Galaxy A3 2016, then go ahead and follow the given steps.
|Model name||Galaxy A3 ⑥|
|Build date||Wed, 23 Nov 2016 04:44:26 +0000|
|Security Patch Level||2016-11-01|
This guide containing the Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A3 2016 models. 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-A310F.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 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 A3 2016, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve properly installed the Galaxy A3 2016 USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy A3 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 custom recovery will be replaced by the stock version.
- If the Galaxy A3 2016 will no longer belong to a rooted version once the stock firmware installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy A3 2016, it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
Steps To Update Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 SM-A310F to XXU2BPK6 Android 6.0.1 Firmware:
Step No 1: – First, download Android 6.0.1 A310FXXU2BPK6 and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy A3 2016 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 A310FXXU2BPK6 tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.
Step No 3: – Turn OFF your Galaxy A3 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 that you want to flash on your Galaxy A3 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 to complete.
Step No 10: – Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy A3 2016 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware update.