Sunday, January 29, 2017

Galaxy A3 2017 SM-A320F Official Android Marshmallow Stock Firmware

Here's the stock firmware for Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 SM-A320F. These are all official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow release build version. The stock firmware is has been very useful just in-case one want might want to unroot the device and restore it back to official default firmware settings from custom ROM or any modified system images.

You may also need the stock firmware if you were not been able to get the latest updates if your Galaxy S3 2017 has been modified.  These are also the exact files you'll need if you might want to fix unwanted soft-brick if and when the rooting or modification attempts has turned into failure. The stock firmware itself can repair the Galaxy A3 2017 SM-A320F if it has suffered from bootloop, stuck on Samsung logo and other problems.

How to Install Galaxy A3 2017 SM-A320F Stock Firmware

Step 1: Download the latest Galaxy A3 2017 SM-A320F Stock Firmware:
All of these packages are compatible to all Galaxy A3 2017 SM-A320F around the world.

 Build version Details Firmware
A320FXXU1AQA1Android version: 6.0.1
Android security patch level: 1 January 2017
Baseband version: A320FXXU1AQA1
Kernel version: 3.10.61-10346210
Build number: MMB29K.A320FXXU1AQA1
Build date: 10 January 2017

Russian Federation - (link)
Ukraine -  (link)

A320FXXU1APLD Android version: 6.0.1
Android security patch level: 1 December 2016
Baseband version: A320FXXU1APLD
Kernel version: 3.10.61-10114706
Build number: MMB29K.A320FXXU1APLD
Build date: 25 December 2016
Russian Federation -  (link)
Africa -  (link)

Arabic -  (link)

Grab the relevant tools for flashing Galaxy A3 2017 SM-A320F Stock Firmware

– Odin3_v3.11.1 Flasher tool Odin3_v3.11.1
– Samsung Galaxy A3 USB driver, Download

Step 2: Prepare things  as follows:
– Use a PC or laptop that runs in Windows OS, with a good and perfectly working USB serial port.
– Use the USB cable wire for your Galaxy A3.
– Make sure that your Galaxy A3 battery is fully charge.
– Back up all important files stored from your phone’s internal memory – contacts, messages, etc.
– Remember or back up the APN settings of your device.
– Enable USB debugging from your phone’s settings. Go to Settings > Applications > Development, and tick the box that says ‘Enable USB Debugging’.
– Do a “Hard Reset” if you have a lot of 3rd party applications installed from your phone, this is useful to gain a smooth flashing. (Just make sure that you already back up all your important files before resetting your device.

Step 3: Extract or unzip the downloaded stock firmware so that you’ll get the Odin flashable .tar.md5 file. Use Winzip, winrar, 7zip or any extracting tool you had in your computer.

Step 4: Run and Configure Odin
Run Odin downloader on your computer’s desktop. Watch out the check-boxes options on the right top of Odin, ensure that the ‘RE-PARTITION’ is unchecked. Leave the ‘AUTO-REBOOT and ‘F.RESET TIME’  remains checked.
Now, click on the PDA button, then select and load the tar file that you have previously extracted.

If you encountered a stock firmware package with four individual binary files , such as BL, AP, CP, and CSC. Just simply load each specific firmware package into Odin3's corresponding buttons.

Odin sample only:

I9100XXLS8 odin stock install

Step 5: Reboot the Galaxy A3 2017  into Download Mode.
To boot your Galaxy A3 2017 in download mode, just simply switch it off then gently press and hold the “POWER, VOLUME DOWN and HOME” buttons simultaneously. You’ll be then prompted in a warning screen to continue or cancel.

Step 6: Connect the Phone to the Computer or Laptop
Once the phone screen shows in downloading mode, connect your phone to the PC with the USB cable. You’ll then notice the upper box in Odin that turns in yellow color., it also indicates the COM:ID where the device is being detected and a word “added!!’ on the log box. If somehow those things never showed up, check out the USB cable connection, read again from the top of this post.

Step 7: Begin Flashing!
Once all set and ready, hit he “START” button to begin flashing.
Do not touch anything that might interrupt the process to avoid any fatal errors or failures, it may ruin your device if any interruption occurs while already in flashing status.

It may only takes about 3 to 5 minutes, depends of your PC/laptop speeds. A word “PASS” will display in Odin once it finishes. If somehow you will not get the word “PASS” or just stuck in a long time. Disconnect the phone, remove battery, re-insert it, check the USB connection, re-install the driver, disable Kies and any anti-virus. Set the phone in Download mode again, and repeat the whole procedure.

The phone will just automatically reboots if the firmware flashing successfully completes. Just wait until it boots up on the “S” logo for a while then into an android update screen. If it still shows boot logo try rebooting and if it stays there, you need to wipe your phone.

Fixing possible issues after flashing like bootloops or just stuck in welcome screen logo

Boot in recovery mode – Press and hold Volume Up, Home and Power button. Use volume keys to select up and down and power or home key to select the option.

1. Select Wipe Data/Factory Reset
2. Next select the Wipe Cache Partition
3. Lastly select Reboot System Now to reboot your Galaxy A3 2017 in Normal mode.
Confirm your fresh firmware installed by typing *#1234# or
Go to Settings > About device > Check the Firmware info.
Check and reconfigure your APN settings when data networks connection issues encountered.

Change the default text to your own or desired language

The default language of this firmware varies according to which country specific software build you have installed, but it has all major languages around the world included. You can just simply change it from your device Settings > Language and Text input.

All Included languages in each stock firmware package:

  • Catala

  • Cestina

  • Dansk

  • Deutsch (Deutschland)

  • Deutsch (Osterreich)

  • Deutsch (Schweiz)

  • Eesti

  • English (Australia)

  • English (New Zealand)

  • English (United Kingdom)

  • English (United States)

  • Espanol (Spania)

  • Espanol (Estados Unidos)

  • Euskara

  • Francais (Belgique)

  • Francais (France)

  • Galego

  • Hrvatski

  • Icelandic

  • Italiano

  • Kazakh

  • Latviesu

  • Lietuviu

  • Macedonian

  • Magyar

  • Nederlands (Belgie)

  • Nederlands (Nederland)

  • Norsk bokmal

  • Polski

  • Portugues (Brasil)

  • Portugues (Portugal)

  • Romana

  • Slovincina

  • Slovescina

  • Srpski

  • Suomi

  • Svenska

  • Turkce

  • Uzbek

  • Russian

  • Chinese

  • Korean

  • Japanese

  • others which I can’t read

That’s it! Your Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 should now runs in official Android Marshmallow. If this helps you then simply share us some love by hitting our like and share buttons. If you also have something to add, your comments and suggestions are most welcome here.


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