Samsung has today released official XXU1BOD5 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware for the Galaxy A3 A300F LTE. This marks the first Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for the Galaxy A Series after its release. We were expecting this update to arrive sooner but Samsung delayed it to fix issues and bugs. Gladly, we have it now and you can test it out as well by our full guide given below. XXU1BOD5 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop’s changes will include faster performance, newer TouchWiz, Android Lollipop core features and Material Designed Samsung apps. This is a major update and we recommend every Galaxy A3 A300F user to update to it. XXU1BOD5 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop is currently available through Samsung KIES and OTA(Over-the-air) update but only for the Russian users. Outside of that region customers can follow our full step by step manual update guide given below for upgrading their Galaxy A3s. You can easily update Galaxy A3 A300F to XXU1BOD5 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop official firmware– and also root Galaxy A3 A300F phone on this firmware. A300FXXU1BOD5 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 A3 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 XXU1BOD5 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Galaxy A3 LTE A300F 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 😉
XXU1BOD5 Android 5.0.2 Firmware Details:
Model name GALAXY A3
Version Android 5.0.2
Build date Wed, 15 Apr 2015 03:26:50 +0000
Product code SER
You might find these following Galaxy A3 A300F related articles interesting:
- Root Tutorial: How to Root Galaxy A3 LTE A300F on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Official Firmware.
- Try Lollipop on Computer: How to Try and Install Android 5.0 Lollipop on Computer – Complete Guide.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy A3 custom ROMs, click here!
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy A3 LTE A300F, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Galaxy A3 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 A3 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, Lollipop 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 A3 A300F to Android 5.0.2 XXU1BOD5 official firmware update.