Sunday, January 22, 2017

Galaxy A3 A300FU Official Android Marshmallow Firmware

Here goes Samsung Galaxy A3 SM-A300FU official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow stock firmware for those who might wants to manually upgrade and return back to factory stock. These firmware were officially released via Over-The-Air and through Samsung Kies or Smart Switch for PC in various countries across the world.

Update build version A300FUXXS1CPL1


Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: 1 December 2016
Baseband version: A300FUXXU1CPH3
Kernel version: 3.10.49-8987886
Build number: MMB29M.A300FUXXS1CPL1
Build date: 2016/12/09

Download A300FUXXS1CPL1 Stock Firmware:

Update build version A300FUXXU1CPJ1


Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: 1 October 2016
Baseband version: A300FUXXU1CPH3
Kernel version: 3.10.49-9439941
Build number: MMB29M.A300FUXXU1CPJ1
Build date: 2016/10/01

Download A300FUXXU1CPJ1 Stock Firmware:

Update build version A300FUXXU1CPH3


Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: 1 August 2016
Baseband version: A300FUXXU1CPH3
Kernel version: 3.10.49-8987886
Build number: MMB29M.A300FUXXU1CPH3
Build date: 2016/08/12

Download A300FUXXU1CPH3 Stock Firmware:

Update build version A300FUXXU1CPH2


Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow OS)
Android security patch level: 1 August 2016
Baseband version: A300FUXXU1CPG2
Kernel version: 3.10.49-8916012
Build number: MMB29M.A300FUXXU1CPH2
Build date: 2016/08/04

Download A300FUXXU1CPH2 Stock Firmware:

What’s new on Galaxy A3 A300FU Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Updates?

A300FUXXU1CPH3 Galaxy A3 A300FU Marshmallow

  • OS Ugrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow

  • The new TouchWiz interface is more user-friendly and offers a new visual design

  •  The Quick Connect feature allows you to find nearby devices and easily connect to them by viewing currently connected devices and previous connections

  • The fingerprints are protected. An alternative unlock method (template, PIN, or password) is required to add fingerprints

  • Advanced Power Saving mode restricts data in the background and extends battery life

  • A new concept of vibration model has been applied

  • The settings of the following items have been reset: Theme, E-mail, Icon / Widget

How to Install Galaxy A3 SM-A300FU Android Marshmallow  Stock Firmware

Step 1: Download the latest Galaxy A3 SM-A300FU Stock Firmware:
All of these packages are compatible to all Galaxy A3  SM-A300FU around the world.

Grab the relevant tools for flashing Galaxy A3  SM-A300UFU Stock Firmware
– Odin3_v3.07 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.

Odin sample:

I9100XXLS8 odin stock install

Step 5: Reboot the Galaxy A3 into Download Mode.
To boot your Galaxy A3 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 in Normal mode.
Confirm your fresh firmware installed by typing *#1234# or
Go to Settings>About Phone>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:

  • 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 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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