Samsung has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat Official firmware for its old A series flagship, Galaxy A5. This latest Nougat firmware update is available for the A510F variant of Galaxy A5 that comes with build ID XXU4CQDJ. This is a major update and by following the given detailed guide, you can easily update Galaxy A5 (2016) SM-A510F to XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 Nougat firmware. XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 Nougat brings a newer UI, more features and other improvements as well as it will upgrades the Android revision from Marshmallow to 7.0 Nougat. If you want to taste XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on your Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F then go ahead and follow the given guide.
This Nougat firmware update is available via OTA (over-the-air) or you can also use Samsung Smart Switch / Samsung KIES. But in case you have missed the OTA update or have not yet received the OTA notification then still you can install the firmware manually. Before proceeding, remember to create a proper backup of all your existing data such as SMS, MMS, Contacts, Call logs, Media Files, and applications. A510FXXU4CQDJ is a completely unbranded firmware and there are no pre-installed apps or extra language packs.
XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 Firmware Details:
|Model name||Galaxy A5 ⑥|
|Build date||Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:23:32 +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. 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 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, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy A5 A510F USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy A5 A510F 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 A510F will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy A5 A510F, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy A5 to XXU4CQDJ Official Android 7.0 Nougat:
Step No 1: – First, download Android 7.0 Nougat official update and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy A5 A510F 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 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. (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 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy A5 to Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware update.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or queries regarding the above-given guide to flash XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy A5 SM-A510F.