Samsung Galaxy A5 A500H can now be installed with the latest XXU1ANL1 Android 4.4.4 firmware. This update comes as the first update announced this year for the Galaxy A5. We don’t notice anything majorly different but we can assure you, Samsung has done a lot of work behind the scenes to ensure a frustration free experience. Most us were looking forward for a Android 5.0 Lollipop update but certainly, it will take more time. The roll out has already begun through Samsung KIES and OTA(Over-the-air) update but only to certain regions. This is where we, Team Android, step in to help. If you, for any reason, don’t find XXU1ANL1 Android 4.4.4 update on the mentioned frameworks, our tutorial will provide a suitable manual process. Our process wont be region restricted rather you can apply this on any Galaxy A5 A500H. You can easily update Galaxy A5 A500H to XXU1ANL1 Android 4.4.4 KitKat official firmware– and also root Galaxy A5 A500H phone on this firmware. A500HXXU1ANL1 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 A5 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 XXU1ANL1 Android 4.4.4 KitKat on Galaxy A5 LTE A500H 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-A500H
Model name:
Country: Saudi Arabia
Version: Android 4.4.4
Changelist: 3395887
Build date: Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:38:51 +0000
Product Code: ACR
PDA: A500HXXU1ANL1
CSC: A500HOJV1ANL3
MODEM: A500HXXU1ANL1

You might find these following Galaxy A5 A500H related articles interesting:

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy A5 LTE A500H, 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.

If you find the above tips useful and they were helpful to you, please consider giving us a +1 or LIKE to thank us!

All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and update Galaxy A5 A500H to Android 4.4.4 XXU1ANL1 official firmware update.

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