Galaxy A5 (2017) is the best smartphone, Samsung has offered at the start of 2017. This is one of the most popular budget phones and comes with Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 which is quit disappointing. But don’t worry Marshmallow is not a bad OS as it is very smooth, fast and snappy. We have good news for you that Samsung has announced the official update for Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F. This latest update comes with build ID A520FXXU1AQA9 which is based on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Users expected that Samsung will release Android Nougat update for these devices, but we hope that the Nougat update will arrive soon.
This official update is not a major update but is a minor update to fixes minor bugs and issues along with the latest security patch. Samsung has rolled out this update via OTA (over- the- air), not all users can get this XXU1AQA9 official firmware at the same time. Thus, if the update has not yet reached in your region and you are eager to get it, then you can still install it manually with the help of Odin app.
By following this step by step guide, you can update Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F to stock XXU1AQA9 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Odin is a useful tool that used to flash any official firmware on Samsung devices. This official firmware is totally unbranded, means that you should not get any pre-installed apps or additional languages. If you are interested in installing XXU1AQA9 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F, then go ahead and follow the given steps.
XXU1AQA9 Android 6.0.1 Firmware Details:
|Model name||Galaxy A5 (2017)|
|Country||United Kingdom (EE)|
|Build date||Mon, 16 Jan 2017 03:10:19 +0000|
|Security Patch Level||2017-01-01|
This guide containing the Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A5 SM-A520F 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-SM-A520F.
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Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy A5 USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy A5 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 A5 SM-A520F will no longer belong to a rooted version once the stock firmware is installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy A5, it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
If you are unsure about using this guide, then you should wait for the new firmware update to arrive in your region over the air, or you can choose to manually look for new firmware update using the Settings> About Phone> Software Update menu.
Steps to Flash A520FXXU1AQA9 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy A5 (2017) SM-A520F:
Step No 1: – First, download Android 6.0.1 A520FXXU1AQA9 and Odin v3.09 for Galaxy A5 SM-A520F on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Now, extract the archived contents to get the A520FXXU1AQA9 tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.
Step No 3: – Turn OFF your Galaxy A5 SM-A520F to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 4: – Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home keys at the same time and then press the Power button 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 A5 SM-A520F. (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 its 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 A5 SM-A520F will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520F to its first official A520FXXU1AQA9 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware update.