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Update Galaxy J5 Prime to Android 8.1 Oreo Firmware with September Security Update

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime owners can now update their smartphones to latest Android 8.1 Oreo official firmware. Just recently, the brand started to roll out a major software upgrade for its older Galaxy J5 Prime smartphone. Originally shipping with Android Marshmallow, this is the second major Android version upgrade being pushed by Samsung. Within this latest firmware are loads of new features, updated Samsung Experience UI, new system apps and performance improvements. If you are unable to get this update directly on your phone or running modified system software, read ahead to find a complete guide on how to manually update Galaxy J5 Prime to Android 8.1 Oreo.

On top of the major improvements in functionality, latest build ships with this month’s security patch as well — September 2018. Fortunately enough, you can experience all changes for yourself directly on your smartphone by manually installing the firmware with this guide. Our manual procedure not only avoids you the wait of OTA update arriving on your specific device but it also works perfectly with phones that are running root, custom ROMs, or any other such sort of system modification. Before we begin, we recommend you create a backup of all your apps and would also advise that after updating, you factory reset your phone to gain maximum performance improvements. Ahead are complete steps listed for manually updating Galaxy J5 Prime to official Android 8.1 Oreo September 2018 build.

September 2018 Android 8.1 - Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime

Disclaimer: Please use this guide at your own risk. We, at TeamAndroid, would not be held responsible if you brick or generally mess up with your device. Further, the firmwares, system files or apps used are property of their respective owners.

September 2018 Android 8.1 Firmware Details:

This new firmware brings a major revamp. It carries new Android 8.1 Oreo version which is a major step up from Nougat. Not only are there UI tweaks, but it should be packed with performance improvements. Further, there is a new Samsung Experience version equipped as well.

Further, this update will bring latest September 2018 Android security definitions as well. An up-to-date security patch guarantees a defense system against any exploits.

This firmware tutorial applies to both Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime. The specific model numbers supported through this guide are mentioned ahead.

  • Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime G570F

To make sure you own the correct Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime model / variant, go to Settings > About phone > Model number.

You might find these following Galaxy J5 Prime related articles interesting:

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy J5 Prime, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime 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 J5 Prime properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime USB drivers!

All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading below and update Galaxy J5 Prime to Android 8.1 September 2018 official firmware update.

How to Install September 2018 Android 8.1 on Galaxy J5 Prime

Ahead, we have a detailed step-by-step procedure through which you can update Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime to Android 8.1 September 2018 build. The firmware is an official one signed by Samsung and we will utilize latest ODIN to flash it onto Galaxy J5 Prime.

Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing on your device.

ODIN3 v3.09

To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • Firmwares used in this post are official releases by Samsung for the Galaxy J5 Prime.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download September 2018 Android 8.1 update from the following links for your specific Galaxy J5 Prime model to your computer and extract the zip file.

Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install September 2018 update on Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime.

Step 3 – Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Power buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode. Read: How to Enter Download Mode on Galaxy J5 Prime.

Step 4 – Make sure you have your Galaxy J5 Prime USB drivers installed on your computer.