Samsung’s first major release for the year of 2017 has been the refreshed A series and with this guide, you will be able to update Galaxy A3 (2017) A320F to XXU1AQA1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware. Yes, the phone ships with 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box rather than Nougat but this is now a trend set by Samsung for the A series. Last year, the same happened with the Marshmallow firmware coming out later. Regardless, a newer update will be announced soon sporting Nougat. Till then, you can install the latest XXU1AQA1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware directly on your Galaxy A3 (2017) A320F. This build doesn’t hold any major changes but it does fix initial bugs and addresses issues that customers reported. You can easily update Galaxy A3 (2017) A320F to XXU1AQA1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware– and also root Galaxy A3 (2017) A320F phone on this firmware. A320FXXU1AQA1 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 XXU1AQA1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy A3 (2017) LTE A320F using ODIN. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.
Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmware, 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 😉
XXU1AQA1 Android 6.0.1 Firmware Details:
Version Android 6.0.1
Build date Tue, 10 Jan 2017 10:41:47 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-01-01
Product code SER
You might find these following Galaxy A3 (2017) A320F related articles interesting:
- Root Tutorial: How to Root Galaxy A3 (2017) A320F on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Firmware.
- Try Nougat on Computer: How to Try and Install Android 7.0 Nougat on Computer – Complete Guide.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) custom ROMs, click here!
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy A3 (2017) LTE A320F, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) 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 (2017) 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 (2017) A320F to Android 6.0.1 XXU1AQA1 official firmware update.