The latest firmware available for the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) is XXS3BPL5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This update has been pushed by Samsung with various bug fixes and a higher security patch level. Despite of the fact that these changes are subtle, users should immediately update to this firmware to avoid any security issues or recurring bugs. Moreover, Samsung is developing Android 7.0 Nougat for the A Series so we should expect to see that very soon. Our guide below relies on the manual download and installation of XXS3BPL5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware. Manual installation allows people running third-party mods or ROMs to easily update. Even so, users who can’t find this on Samsung’s KIES app / Smart Switch app or OTA(Over-the-air) update system, can utilize this guide as well. You can easily update Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F to XXS3BPL5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware– and also root Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F phone on this firmware. A510FXXS3BPL5 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 XXS3BPL5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy A5 (2016) LTE A510F 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 😉
XXS3BPL5 Android 6.0.1 Firmware Details:
Model name Galaxy A5 ⑥
Version Android 6.0.1
Build date Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:30:21 +0000
Security Patch Level 2016-12-01
Product code MID
You might find these following Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F related articles interesting:
- Root Tutorial: How to Root Galaxy A5 (2016) LTE A510F on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Firmware.
- Try Marshmallow on Computer: HOW TO: Set Up and Run Android N Preview Emulator on Android Studio.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) custom ROMs, click here!
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy A5 (2016) LTE A510F, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Galaxy A5 (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 A5 (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 A5 (2016) A510F to Android 6.0.1 XXS3BPL5 official firmware update.