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Update Galaxy A3 A310F (2016) to XXU2BPK6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Firmware

The Samsung Galaxy A3 A310F can now be installed with newest XXU2BPK6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware through this quick guide that uses the manual method. If you have installed a custom ROM, rooted your phone or just can’t find the update on Samsung Smart Switch / KIES app or the OTA (Over-the-air) update system, this guide will help you in installing the firmware manually. The latest XXU2BPK6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware does bring the newer security patch and some bug fixes but that is it. Regardless, we recommend you keep your phone updated to the latest firmware. Moreover, Samsung is keen on releasing Android Nougat soon for the 2016 A series so keep an eye out for that as well. You can easily update Galaxy A3 (2016) A310F to XXU2BPK6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware– and also root Galaxy A3 (2016) A310F phone on this firmware. A310FXXU2BPK6 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 XXU2BPK6 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy A3 (2016) LTE A310F 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 😉

XXU2BPK6 Android 6.0.1 Firmware Details:

Model SM-A310F
Model name Galaxy A3 ⑥
Country Germany
Version Android 6.0.1
Changelist 9624472
Build date Wed, 23 Nov 2016 04:44:26 +0000
Security Patch Level 2016-11-01
Product code DBT
PDA A310FXXU2BPK6
CSC A310FOXA2BPK6

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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:

Download Samsung Galaxy A3 (2016) 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, 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 XXU2BPK6 official firmware update.

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