You can update the Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F to XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 Nougat firmware through the guide detailed below. Samsung has updated its old A series flagship to Android 7.0 Nougat with the XXU4CQDJ firmware. The update comes as a major one as it not only upgrades the Android revision from Marshmallow to 7.0 Nougat but it also brings in a newer UI, more features and other improvements. To test these all out for yourself, you should read further on how to update Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F to XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 Nougat firmware. On to actually installing the firmware, there are two major ways. Firstly you can use the built-in OTA(Over-the-air) update system and check for the update there or you can use Samsung Smart Switch / Samsung KIES. Secondly, you can manually install the firmware using the guide below. The manual procedure doesn’t have any wait associated to it and you can have XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 Nougat firmware running immediately on your phone. You can easily update Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F to XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware — and also root Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F phone on this firmware. A510FXXU4CQDJ 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 firmware. As you continue reading below, we will guide you how to install XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy A5 (2016) 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 😉
XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 Firmware Details:
Model name Galaxy A5 (2016)
Version Android 7
Build date Thu, 20 Apr 2017 11:23:32 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-04-01
Product code ITV
You might find these following Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F related articles interesting:
- Root Tutorial: How to Root Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F on Android 7.0 Nougat Official Firmware.
- Try Android O: How to Try and Install Android O on Computer.
- 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) 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. Read: How to Backup Android Apps, Text Messages, WhatsApp, Call History.
Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung Smart Switch to your computer. Smart Switch helps to move data across different Android devices i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge backup data to Samsung Galaxy S8.
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. [Tutorial: How to Backup Android Phone using TWRP]
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, Nougat and Nougat.
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?
3. 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.
All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading below and update Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F to Android 7.0 XXU4CQDJ official firmware update.
How to Install XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 Firmware on Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F
We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to update Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) to Android 7.0 XXU4CQDJ. If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different for you.
Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing on your device. There are some files to be downloaded, so we recommend downloading them from before to save time while you flash this firmware update.
- This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
- A510FXXU4CQDJ is an official firmware by Samsung for the Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F.
- Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
Rooting Warning: This is an official Android 7.0 build XXU4CQDJ update for Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F, which means you will lose root as soon as you install this update. You will again have to root Galaxy A5 (2016) to gain full system access and be able to install root apps again. See here: How to Root Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F on XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 Nougat Official Firmware.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download Android 7.0 A510FXXU4CQDJ for Galaxy A5 (2016) to your computer and extract the zip file.
Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install Android 7.0 on Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F.
Step 3 – Switch OFF your phone. Now press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see a warning screen (as shown below). Press Volume Up to confirm and proceed to the Download Mode.
Step 4 – Make sure you have your Galaxy A5 (2016) USB drivers installed on your computer.
Step 5 – Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your phone to your computer while your phone is in the Download Mode.
Step 6 – If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.