Samsung is finally pushing XXU2BPG6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow to its Galaxy A3 (2016) A310F smartphone. Even though this phone was brought to the market couple months after the release of Marshmallow, it shipped with Lollipop unfortunately. However, that has changed with this new release of XXU2BPG6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update. This firmware is a major release as it bumps the Android version as well as changes a lot of design elements. Also, this firmware comes with the latest Security Maintenance Release (SMR) for July 2016. This means your phone will be protected from any loopholes and security frauds. Unfortunately, due to various regions, all Galaxy A3 (2016) users wont be able to automatically find this update on Samsung KIES or OTA(Over-the-air) update system. In that case, you should follow our manual guide on updating Galaxy A3 (2016) to XXU2BPG6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware. Our guide doesn’t rely on regions rather it applies on all unlocked Galaxy A3 (2016) A310F smartphones. You can easily update Galaxy A3 (2016) A310F to XXU2BPG6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware– and also root Galaxy A3 (2016) A310F phone on this firmware. A310FXXU2BPG6 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 XXU2BPG6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy A3 (2016) LTE A310F 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 😉
XXU2BPG6 Android 6.0.1 Firmware Details:
Model name Galaxy A3 ⑥
Country United Arab Emirates
Version Android 6.0.1
Build date Mon, 04 Jul 2016 12:42:50 +0000
Security Patch Level 2016-07-01
Product code XSG
You might find these following Galaxy A3 (2016) A310F related articles interesting:
- Root Tutorial: How to Root Galaxy A3 (2016) LTE A310F on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Firmware.
- Try Marshmallow on Computer: How to Try and Install Android 5.0 Marshmallow on Computer – Complete Guide.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) custom ROMs, click here!
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy A3 (2016) LTE A310F, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) 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 (2016) 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 A3 (2016) A310F to Android 6.0.1 XXU2BPG6 official firmware update.