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Update Galaxy A5 2017 to XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 Oreo Official Firmware

Immediately install XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 Oreo firmware on the Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F. Yes, Samsung is finally updating the older 2017 A series smartphones to Android 8.0 Oreo. The first to receive the new build from Galaxy A 2017 lineup is the Galaxy A5. This new firmware is a substantial upgrade over the older Android 7.0 Nougat system version. Highlight changes include a revamped notification system, performance improvements and a new Samsung Experience UI — previously known as TouchWiz. Fortunately enough, you can immediately update Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F to XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware– and also root Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F phone on this firmware. The procedure ahead would utilize Odin and allow you to manually update. A520FXXU4CRD5 is a complete unbranded firmware, which means you should not get any pre-installed apps or extra language packs with this.

Before we proceed any further, it is a good time to take a look at Samsung Smart Switch. This program is a first-party tool that you can install on your computer to manage your phone’s data. Even further, this tool serves updates as well but due to regional differences, you might not be able to see the new XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 Oreo firmware pop up. Right after you are done with maintaining a backup of your stuff and all your apps, you can continue ahead to install XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F using ODIN.

Install XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 firmware on Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F

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 ( 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 😉

XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 Firmware Details:

Model SM-A520F
Model name Galaxy A5
Country Russia
Version Android 8.0.0
Changelist 13389536
Build date Wed, 19 Apr 5251 14:23:51 +0000
Security Patch Level 2018-04-01
Product code SER

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Samsung Galaxy A5 (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 A5 (2017) properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) USB drivers!

How to Install XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 Firmware on Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to update Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) to Android 8.0 XXU4CRD5. 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.

ODIN3 v3.09

To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • A520FXXU4CRD5 is an official firmware by Samsung for the Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Rooting Warning: This is an official Android 8.0 build XXU4CRD5 update for Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F, which means you will lose root as soon as you install this update. You will again have to root Galaxy A5 (2017) to gain full system access and be able to install root apps again. See here: How to Root Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F on XXU4CRD5 Android 8.0 Oreo Official Firmware.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download Android 8.0 A520FXXU4CRD5 for Galaxy A5 (2017) to your computer and extract the zip file.

Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install Android 8.0 on Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) A520F.

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.


ODIN Mode - Samsung Galaxy A5 A520F (2017)

Step 4 – Make sure you have your Galaxy A5 (2017) USB drivers installed on your computer.

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1 Comment

  • Country Russia!? So when I update my XXU4CRD3 to this XXU4CRD5 then I only have the Russian language available in my Android?

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