Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Galaxy A5 SM-A500FU Firmware Download and How to Install

Here you can download the Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500FU firmware and manually install it unto the device. The Galaxy A5 A500FU is one of the first gen of the Galaxy A5 released in 2014. This device was originally runs in Android 4.4.4 KitKat Out of the box. While over the course of continues firmware updates, the device has received an upgrade to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop in 2015 and then recently treated with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow updates.

Below are the official firmware updates on Galaxy A5 SM-A500FU, released by Samsung itself. Each updates we also gathered the stock firmware for those who might wants to manually upgrade and or return back to factory stock if the device no longer receives an update if it has been rooted and installed with custom ROM and recoveries

These files are also useful for fixing unwanted soft-bricks, such as stuck at welcome screen Samsung logo, the phone keeps rebooting or so-called “bootloops” and freezing problems. SO in-case you might need the stock firmware then simply grab the specified stock firmware for your Galaxy A5 SM-A500FU.

Galaxy A5 SM-A500FU Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware Updates

Update version A500FUXXS1CPK6

Model numberSM-A500FU
Android version6.0.1
Android security patch level1 November 2016
Baseband versionA500FUXXU2BPFA
Kernel version3.10.49-8510639
Build numberMMB29K.A500FUXXS1CPK6
Build date2016/11/23

Update version A500FUXXU2BPH3

Model numberSM-A500FU
Android version6.0.1
Android security patch level1 August 2016
Baseband versionA500FUXXU1CPH3
Kernel version3.10.49-8510639
Build numberMMB29K.A500FUXXU2BPH3
Build date2016/8/4

Firmware Downloads:

A500FUXXU1CQA1Vodafone (branded) - link
A500FUXXS1CPK6UK (BTU) -  link
A500FUXXU2BPH3UK (BTU) -  link

What’s new on Galaxy A5 SM-A500FU Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Updates?

  • 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

Galaxy A5 SM-A500FU Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Firmware Updates

Note: You cannot downgrade the Galaxy A5 SM-A500FU from Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow back to Android 5.0.1 Lollipop firmware. A new security measures has been implemented due to the recently found Android vulnerabilities. This the reason why there are security updates had been released to all newer Android devices for at-least once in every month.

Model numberSM-A500FU
Android version5.0.2
Baseband versionA500FUXXU1BOJ4
Kernel version3.10.49-5969374
Build numberLRX22G.A500FUXXS1BPG3
Build date24-07-2016

Firmware Downloads:

Version Firmware
 A500FUXXS1BPG3UK (BTU) -  link
 A500FUXXU1BOJ6UK (BTU) -  link
A500FUXXU1BOH3UK (BTU) -  link
 A500FUXXU1BOE6UK (BTU)  link

Galaxy A5 SM-A500FU Android 4.4.4 KitKat Firmware Updates

Model numberSM-A500FU
Android version4.4.4
Baseband versionA500FUXXU1AOB4
Kernel version3.10.49-4312036
Build numberKTU84P.A500FUXXU1AOB4
Build date26-02-2015

Firmware Downloads:

A500FUXXU1AOB4 UK (BTU) -  link
A500FUXXU1ANL6 UK (BTU) -  link

How to Install Galaxy A5 SM-A500FU Android Marshmallow Stock Firmware

Step 1: Download the latest Galaxy A5 SM-A500FU Stock Firmware:
Grab the stock firmware package that are compatible to your Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510F. Use the unlocked firmware version if you do have the unlocked device or a carrier branded firmware for carrier locked devices.

Grab the relevant tools for flashing Galaxy A5 SM-A500FU Stock Firmware
– Odin3_v3.07 Flasher tool Odin3_v3.11.1
– Samsung Galaxy A5 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 A5.
– Make sure that your Galaxy A5battery 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 A5 into Download Mode.
To boot your Galaxy A5 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 A5 SM-A500FU 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 Galaxy A5 Galaxy A5 SM-A500FU 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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