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Update Galaxy A5 A500F LTE to XXU1ANL1 Android 4.4.4 Official Firmware

XXU1ANL1 Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware can now be installed on your Samsung Galaxy A5. This firmware update comes with bug fixes and minor updates. Since the release of this phone, XXU1ANL1 Android 4.4.4 firmware is the first update this phone has received. However, it still relies on the old Android version. Only changes that we can see are behind the scene adjustments and nothing major. We hope Samsung releases Android 5.0 Lollipop for this phone very soon as KitKat looks very dated compared to Android 5.0. XXU1ANL1 Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware is an official update. It is available on Samsung KIES and OTA (Over-the-air) update so you can install it from there. If your region hasn’t yet received this update you can still update your Samsung Galaxy A3 manually with the guide given below. You can easily update Galaxy A5 A500F to XXU1ANL1 Android 4.4.4 KitKat official firmware– and also root Galaxy A5 A500F phone on this firmware. A500FXXU1ANL1 is a complete unbranded firmware, which means you should not get any pre-installed apps or extra language packs with this.

Samsung KIES gives you some surety over not losing your data while updating your phone. 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 XXU1ANL1 Android 4.4.4 KitKat on Galaxy A5 LTE A500F using ODIN. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

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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 😉

XXU1ANL1 Android 4.4.4 Firmware Details:

Model: SM-A500F
Model name:
Country: Thailand
Version: Android 4.4.4
Changelist: 3395887
Build date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:02:02 +0000
Product Code: THL
PDA: A500FXXU1ANL1
CSC: A500FOLB1ANL1
MODEM: A500FXXU1ANK4

You might find these following Galaxy A5 A500F related articles interesting:

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy A5 LTE A500F, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Samsung Galaxy A5 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 A5 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy A5 USB drivers!

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:

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, KitKat and Lollipop.

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 A5 A500F to Android 4.4.4 XXU1ANL1 official firmware update.

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