This guide will help you in updating your Samsung Galaxy J5 J500H to XXU2BPK4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware. The official update carries the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow standard, which isn’t entirely new to this device, but with XXU2BPK4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, you get the latest Security Patch Level, bug fixes and newest hardware drivers for your phone. All of these changes do not change the overall User Interface or experience that much but what they do is, offer the same reliability you had once you bought the phone. Also, the XXU2BPK4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow ensures you have the best compatibility with latest apps. As for getting this update installed on your phone, head on to Samsung KIES / Smart Switch app or OTA(over-the-air) update system. Regional differences might obstruct availability to most users. In that case, use our detailed manual guide written right below. You can easily update Galaxy J5 J500H to XXU2BPK4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware– and also root Galaxy J5 J500H running XXU2BPK4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. J500HXXU2BPK4 is a complete unbranded firmware, which means you should not get any pre-installed apps or extra language packs with this.
If you update your Samsung Galaxy J5 using Samsung KIES, then a backup is not always necessary and there are less chances of anything going wrong. However, we recommend that you always backup your stuff and all your apps, because you never know when something might happen to your phone while manually flashing firmwares. As you continue reading below, we will guide you how to install XXU2BPK4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy J5 LTE J500H using ODIN. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We (TeamAndroid.com) or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉
XXU2BPK4 Android 6.0.1 Firmware Details:
Model name Galaxy J5
Version Android 6.0.1
Build date Fri, 11 Nov 2016 11:01:52 +0000
Security Patch Level 2016-11-01
Product code BNG
You might find these following Galaxy J5 J500H related articles interesting:
- Root Tutorial: How to Root Galaxy J5 J500H on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Firmware.
- Install Marshmallow: How to Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy J5 custom ROMs, click here!
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy J5 LTE J500H, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Galaxy J5 USB Drivers
You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy J5 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
Backup and Other Important Tips
Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps:
Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. See below for some tips on how to backup data:
- Backup your Apps. How? –> How to Backup Android Apps.
- Backup your SMS messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore SMS Messages.
- Backup Contacts, Gmail and Google Data. How? –> Sync with Google Sync.
- Backup Call History. How? –> How to Backup Call History.
- Backup WhatsApp Messages. How? –> How to Backup/Restore WhatsApp Messages.
- Backup APN Settings: GPRS, 3G, MMS Settings. How? Note down everything from: Settings > Wireless & Networks (More…) > Mobile networks > Access Point Names.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung KIES. If you backup data manually, you get more options what to choose from and it is very easy to move data across Android devices from different manufacturers, i.e moving Samsung Galaxy Note backup data to HTC One X.
If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up.
A few more optional tips that you should remember:
1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich, Marshmallow and Marshmallow.
2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?
4. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.
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All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and update Galaxy J5 J500H to Android 6.0.1 XXU2BPK4 official firmware update.