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Galaxy A5 Firmware download: Android 8.0 Oreo now available

Update [June 18, 2018]: Samsung has released Android Oreo update for the Galaxy A5 2018 mode. Please note that the 2016 (SM-A500) and 2017 (SM-A510) models are not expected to be given Android 8.0 build.

Samsung Galaxy A5 Firmware

Galaxy A5 2017

Model Date Software version | Android version Free Download Link
SM-A520F 10 May 2018 A520FXXU4CRE8 | Android 8.0.0 Oreo A520FXXU4CRE8_A520FODD4CRD9_INS.zip
SM-A520F 19 Apr 2018 A520FXXU4CRD5 | Android 8.0.0 Oreo A520FXXU4CRD5_A520FOXE4CRD3_SER.zip
SM-A520F 03 Apr 2018 A520FXXU4BRD2 | Android 7.0 Nougat A520FXXU4BRD2_A520FODD4BRC2_INS.zip
SM-A520F 30 Mar 2018 A520FXXU4BRC4 | Android 7.0 Nougat A520FXXU4BRC4_A520FOXE4BRAH_SER.zip
SM-A520F 09 Mar 2018 A520FXXU4BRB7 | Android 7.0 Nougat A520FXXU4BRB7_A520FODD4BRB2_INS.zip
SM-A520F 07 Feb 2018 A520FXXU4BRB6 | Android 7.0 Nougat A520FXXU4BRB6_A520FOJV4BRB1_TUR.zip
SM-A520F 06 Mar 2018 A520FXXU4BRB1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A520FXXU4BRB1_A520FOXA4BRB1_BTU.zip
SM-A520F 26 Jun 2017 A520FXXU2AQFA | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A520FXXU2AQFA_A520FOLB2AQF6_XME.zip
SM-A520F 13 Jun 2017 A520FXXU2AQF7 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A520FXXU2AQF7_A520FUUB2AQF3_COO.zip
SM-A520F 09 Jun 2017 A520FXXU2AQF5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A520FXXU2AQF5_A520FOXX2AQF3_XEU.zip
SM-A520F 08 Jun 2017 A520FXXU2AQF4 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A520FXXU2AQF4_A520FNZC2AQF4_NZC.zip
SM-A520F 08 Jun 2017 A520FXXU2AQF3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A520FXXU2AQF3_A520FODD2AQF3_INS.zip
SM-A520F 08 Jun 2017 A520FXXU2AQF2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A520FXXU2AQF2_A520FXSA2AQF4_XSA.zip
SM-A520F 05 Jun 2017 A520FXXU1AQF3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A520FXXU1AQF3_A520FOJV1AQF1_XFA.zip
SM-A520F 10 May 2017 A520FXXU1AQE2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A520FXXU1AQE2_A520FORS1AQC1_ORS.zip
SM-A520F 11 Jun 2018 A520FXXS4CRE1 | Android 8.0.0 Oreo A520FXXS4CRE1_A520FATO4CRD4_ATO.zip
SM-A520F 21 Mar 2018 A520FXXS4BRC2 | Android 7.0 Nougat A520FXXS4BRC2_A520FODD4BRB2_INS.zip
SM-A520F 08 Jun 2017 A520FXXS2AQF2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A520FXXS2AQF2_A520FOXX2AQF1_ORX.zip
SM-A520K 08 May 2018 A520KKKU2CRD8 | Android 8.0.0 Oreo A520KKKU2CRD8_A520KKTC2CRD8_KTC.zip
SM-A520K 09 Feb 2018 A520KKKU2BRB2 | Android 7.0 Nougat A520KKKU2BRB2_A520KKTC2BRB2_KTC.zip
SM-A520K 16 Jun 2017 A520KKKU1AQF1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A520KKKU1AQF1_A520KKTC1AQF1_KTC.zip
SM-A520L 19 Apr 2018 A520LKLU2CRD7 | Android 8.0.0 Oreo A520LKLU2CRD7_A520LLUC2CRD7_LUC.zip
SM-A520L 09 Feb 2018 A520LKLU2BRB2 | Android 7.0 Nougat A520LKLU2BRB2_A520LLUC2BRB2_LUC.zip
SM-A520L 16 Jun 2017 A520LKLU1AQF1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A520LKLU1AQF1_A520LLUC1AQF1_LUC.zip
SM-A520S 19 Apr 2018 A520SKSU2CRD7 | Android 8.0.0 Oreo A520SKSU2CRD7_A520SSKC2CRD7_SKC.zip
SM-A520S 09 Feb 2018 A520SKSU2BRB2 | Android 7.0 Nougat A520SKSU2BRB2_A520SSKC2BRB2_SKC.zip
SM-A520S 16 Jun 2017 A520SKSU1AQF1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A520SKSU1AQF1_A520SSKC1AQF1_SKC.zip
SM-A520W 01 Sep 2017 A520WVLU1BQI1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A520WVLU1BQI1_A520WOYA1BQI1_XAC.zip
SM-A520W 18 May 2017 A520WVLU1AQE3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A520WVLU1AQE3_A520WOYA1AQE3_XAC.zip
SM-A520W 27 Feb 2017 A520WVLU1AQB9 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A520WVLU1AQB9_A520WOYA1AQB9_XAC.zip
SM-A520W 09 Apr 2018 A520WVLS2BRD2 | Android 7.0 Nougat A520WVLS2BRD2_A520WOYA2BRD2_XAC.zip
SM-A520W 05 Mar 2018 A520WVLS2BRC1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A520WVLS2BRC1_A520WOYA2BRC1_XAC.zip
SM-A520W 23 Sep 2018 A520WVLS2BRB1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A520WVLS2BRB1_A520WOYA2BRB1_XAC.zip
SM-A520W 16 Jan 2018 A520WVLS2BRA2 | Android 7.0 Nougat A520WVLS2BRA2_A520WOYA2BRA2_XAC.zip
SM-A520W 16 Jun 2017 A520WVLS1BQK1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A520WVLS1BQK1_A520WOYA1BQK1_XAC.zip
SM-A520W 03 Aug 2017 A520WVLS1AQH1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A520WVLS1AQH1_A520WOYA1AQH1_BMC.zip
SM-A520W 07 Jul 2017 A520WVLS1AQG2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A520WVLS1AQG2_A520WOYA1AQG2_XAC.zip

Galaxy A5 2016

Model Date Software version | Android version Free Download Link
SM-A510F A510FXXU5CRC1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXU5CRC1_A510FOXA5CRC1_BTU.zip
SM-A510F A510FXXU5CRB1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXU5CRB1_A510FATO5CRB1_ATO.zip
SM-A510F 13 Jun 2017 A510FXXU4CQF5 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXU4CQF5_A510FOJK4CQE1_ILO.zip
SM-A510F 29 Jun 2017 A510FXXU4CQF2 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXU4CQF2_A510FTMS4CQF2_TMS.zip
SM-A510F 18 May 2017 A510FXXU4CQE7 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXU4CQE7_A510FOJV4CQDL_XFA.zip
SM-A510F 10 May 2017 A510FXXU4CQE6 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXU4CQE6_A510FOXX4CQE4_ORX.zip
SM-A510F 03 May 2017 A510FXXU4CQE3 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXU4CQE3_A510FOXY4CQE3_CAC.zip
SM-A510F 25 Apr 2017 A510FXXU4CQDL | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXU4CQDL_A510FOJV4CQDL_TUR.zip
SM-A510F 20 Apr 2017 A510FXXU4CQDK | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXU4CQDK_A510FOXY4CQD8_CAC.zip
SM-A510F 13 Apr 2017 A510FXXU4BQD5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510FXXU4BQD5_A510FTSI4BQC1_TSI.zip
SM-A510F 30 Mar 2017 A510FXXU4BQD1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510FXXU4BQD1_A510FPHE4BQD1_PHE.zip
SM-A510F 24 Mar 2017 A510FXXU4BQCB | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510FXXU4BQCB_A510FTMS4BQCB_TMS.zip
SM-A510F A510FXXS5CRE9 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXS5CRE9_A510FOJV4CQL2_TUR.zip
SM-A510F A510FXXS5CRE3 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXS5CRE3_A510FATO5CRC1_ATO.zip
SM-A510F A510FXXS5CRD9 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXS5CRD9_A510FATO5CRC1_ATO.zip
SM-A510F A510FXXS5CRD8 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXS5CRD8_A510FOJV4CQL2_TUR.zip
SM-A510F A510FXXS5CRD1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXS5CRD1_A510FOXA5CRC1_BTU.zip
SM-A510F A510FXXS5CRB5 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXS5CRB5_A510FOJV4CQL2_TUR.zip
SM-A510F 06 Jun 2017 A510FXXS4CQF1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXS4CQF1_A510FOJV4CQDL_AFR.zip
SM-A510F 11 Apr 2017 A510FXXS4BQD4 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510FXXS4BQD4_A510FOJV4BQC2_AFR.zip
SM-A510FD A510FXXU5CRD5 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXU5CRD5_A510FDODD5CRD5_INS.zip
SM-A510FD 12 Jan 2018 A510FXXU5CRA5 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXU5CRA5_A510FDODD5CRA5_INS.zip
SM-A510FD 27 Oct 2017 A510FXXU4CQJ8 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXU4CQJ8_A510FDODD4CQJ8_INS.zip
SM-A510FD 23 Jun 2017 A510FXXU4CQF9 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXU4CQF9_A510FDODD4CQEB_INS.zip
SM-A510FD 09 Jun 2017 A510FXXU4CQF4 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXU4CQF4_A510FDODD4CQEB_INS.zip
SM-A510FD 08 May 2017 A510FXXU4CQE4 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXU4CQE4_A510FDOLB4CQE4_XSP.zip
SM-A510FD 12 Apr 2017 A510FXXU4BQD3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510FXXU4BQD3_A510FDOLB4BPC3_XME.zip
SM-A510FD 06 Mar 2017 A510FXXU4BQC2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510FXXU4BQC2_A510FDOJP4BQC3_XSG.zip
SM-A510FD 10 Jan 2017 A510FXXU3BQA9 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510FXXU3BQA9_A510FDOLB3BPK1_XSP.zip
SM-A510FD A510FXXS5CRE4 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXS5CRE4_A510FDODD5CRD5_INS.zip
SM-A510FD A510FXXS5CRC9 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXS5CRC9_A510FDODD5CRA5_INS.zip
SM-A510FD A510FXXS5CRB3 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXS5CRB3_A510FDODD5CRA5_SLK.zip
SM-A510FD 13 Dec 2017 A510FXXS4CQL6 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXS4CQL6_A510FDODD4CQJ8_INS.zip
SM-A510FD 17 Nov 2017 A510FXXS4CQK8 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXS4CQK8_A510FDODD4CQJ8_INS.zip
SM-A510FD 07 Jun 2017 A510FXXS4CQF2 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510FXXS4CQF2_A510FDOLB4CQE4_XXV.zip
SM-A510FD 22 Mar 2017 A510FXXS4BQC3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510FXXS4BQC3_A510FDODD3BQA4_SLK.zip
SM-A510FD 06 Dec 2016 A510FXXS3BPL5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510FXXS3BPL5_A510FDOJP3BPK2_XSG.zip
SM-A510K 13 Dec 2017 A510KKKU1CQL1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510KKKU1CQL1_A510KKTC1CQL1_KTC.zip
SM-A510K 17 Mar 2016 A510KKKU1APC4 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A510KKKU1APC4_A510KKTC1APC4_KTC.zip
SM-A510K 07 Apr 2017 A510KKKS1BQD1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510KKKS1BQD1_A510KKTC1BQD1_KTC.zip
SM-A510L 13 Dec 2017 A510LKLU1CQL1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510LKLU1CQL1_A510LLUC1CQL1_LUC.zip
SM-A510L 17 Mar 2016 A510LKLU1APC4 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A510LKLU1APC4_A510LLUC1APC4_LUC.zip
SM-A510L 07 Apr 2017 A510LKLS1BQD1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510LKLS1BQD1_A510LLUC1BQD1_LUC.zip
SM-A510M A510MUBU3CQK1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510MUBU3CQK1_A510MZTR3CQK1_ZTR.zip
SM-A510M 12 Jun 2017 A510MUBU3CQF3 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510MUBU3CQF3_A510MUUB3CQF1_COO.zip
SM-A510M 04 May 2017 A510MUBU3CQE1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510MUBU3CQE1_A510MUUB3CQE2_TPA.zip
SM-A510M 23 Mar 2017 A510MUBU3BQC3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510MUBU3BQC3_A510MUUB3BQC1_CHO.zip
SM-A510M 20 Mar 2017 A510MUBU3BQC2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510MUBU3BQC2_A510MZTR3BQC1_ZTR.zip
SM-A510M 10 Feb 2017 A510MUBU3BQB6 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510MUBU3BQB6_A510MUWM3BQB1_COL.zip
SM-A510M 31 Jan 2017 A510MUBU3BQB1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510MUBU3BQB1_A510MUUB3BQB1_CHO.zip
SM-A510M 05 Jan 2017 A510MUBU3BQA1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510MUBU3BQA1_A510MUUB3BQA1_ARO.zip
SM-A510M 13 Dec 2016 A510MUBU3BPL2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510MUBU3BPL2_A510MTFG3BPL2_UFU.zip
SM-A510M 10 Nov 2016 A510MUBU3BPK2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510MUBU3BPK2_A510MUWM3BPK2_COL.zip
SM-A510M 30 May 2017 A510MUBS3CQF1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510MUBS3CQF1_A510MUUB3CQE2_TPA.zip
SM-A510M 06 Apr 2017 A510MUBS3BQD2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510MUBS3BQD2_A510MUUB3BQC1_CHO.zip
SM-A510M 31 Mar 2017 A510MUBS3BQD1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510MUBS3BQD1_A510MUUB3BQA1_BVO.zip
SM-A510M 03 Mar 2017 A510MUBS3BQC1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510MUBS3BQC1_A510MUUB3BQA1_ARO.zip
SM-A510M 30 Jan 2017 A510MUBS3BQB2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510MUBS3BQB2_A510MUUB3BQA1_COO.zip
SM-A510S 13 Dec 2017 A510SKSU1CQL1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510SKSU1CQL1_A510SSKC1CQL1_SKC.zip
SM-A510S 17 Mar 2016 A510SKSU1APC4 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A510SKSU1APC4_A510SSKC1APC4_SKC.zip
SM-A510S 07 Apr 2017 A510SKSS1BQD1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510SKSS1BQD1_A510SSKC1BQD1_SKC.zip
SM-A510Y A510YZTS5BRB1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510YZTS5BRB1_A510YZZT5BRB1_BRI.zip
SM-A510Y 10 Oct 2016 A510YZTS3BPJ1 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A510YZTS3BPJ1_A510YZZT3BPJ1_BRI.zip
SM-A510Y 20 Nov 2017 A510YDOU4CQK3 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510YDOU4CQK3_A510YPNG4CQK3_PNG.zip
SM-A510Y 26 Apr 2017 A510YDOU4CQD7 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510YDOU4CQD7_A510YNZC4CQD7_NZC.zip
SM-A510Y 09 Mar 2017 A510YDOU4BQC1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510YDOU4BQC1_A510YTNZ4BQC1_TNZ.zip
SM-A510Y 20 Jan 2017 A510YDOU3BQA2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510YDOU3BQA2_A510YNZC3BQA1_NZC.zip
SM-A510Y 02 Dec 2016 A510YDOU3BPL1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510YDOU3BPL1_A510YTNZ3BPJ1_TNZ.zip
SM-A510Y 04 Oct 2016 A510YDOU3BPJ1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510YDOU3BPJ1_A510YTNZ3BPJ1_TNZ.zip
SM-A510Y 17 Jun 2016 A510YDOU2BPF3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A510YDOU2BPF3_A510YNZC2BPG1_NZC.zip
SM-A510Y 08 Apr 2016 A510YDOU2APD1 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A510YDOU2APD1_A510YNZC2APD1_NZC.zip
SM-A510Y 14 Feb 2016 A510YDOU1APB1 | Android 5.1.1 Lollipop A510YDOU1APB1_A510YPNG1APB1_PNG.zip
SM-A510Y 05 Jun 2017 A510YDOS4CQF1 | Android 7.0 Nougat A510YDOS4CQF1_A510YTNZ4CQE1_TNZ.zip

Galaxy A5 2015

Model Date Software version | Android version Free Download Link
SM-A500F 21 Nov 2016 A500FXXU1CPK3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500FXXU1CPK3_A500FOJK1CPK1_ILO.zip
SM-A500F 25 Oct 2016 A500FXXU1CPJ4 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500FXXU1CPJ4_A500FOJV1CPJ2_KSA.zip
SM-A500F 24 Oct 2016 A500FXXU1CPJ3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500FXXU1CPJ3_A500FOLB1CPJ3_XSE.zip
SM-A500F 30 Aug 2016 A500FXXU1CPH5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500FXXU1CPH5_A500FOJV1CPH3_AFR.zip
SM-A500F 05 Aug 2016 A500FXXU1CPH2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500FXXU1CPH2_A500FOXX1CPH1_ROM.zip
SM-A500F 19 Jul 2016 A500FXXU1BPG4 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500FXXU1BPG4_A500FOJV1BPG1_KSA.zip
SM-A500F 08 Jun 2016 A500FXXU1BPF1 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500FXXU1BPF1_A500FQTUR1BPG1_TUR.zip
SM-A500F 23 Jan 2016 A500FXXU1BPA4 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500FXXU1BPA4_A500FOXX1BPA5_ROM.zip
SM-A500F 19 Nov 2015 A500FXXU1BOK2 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500FXXU1BOK2_A500FOJV1BOK2_MID.zip
SM-A500F 30 Oct 2015 A500FXXU1BOJ5 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500FXXU1BOJ5_A500FOXE1BOJ1_CAC.zip
SM-A500F 24 Mar 2017 A500FXXS1CQC5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500FXXS1CQC5_A500FOLB1CPJ3_XME.zip
SM-A500F 24 Mar 2017 A500FXXS1CQC2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500FXXS1CQC2_A500FOJV1CPH3_MID.zip
SM-A500F 06 Mar 2017 A500FXXS1CQC1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500FXXS1CQC1_A500FOXE1CPH2_CAC.zip
SM-A500F 28 Dec 2016 A500FXXS1CPL3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500FXXS1CPL3_A500FOJV1CPH3_MID.zip
SM-A500F 08 Dec 2016 A500FXXS1CPL2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500FXXS1CPL2_A500FOXX1CPH1_ROM.zip
SM-A500F 21 Nov 2016 A500FXXS1CPK2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500FXXS1CPK2_A500FOLB1CPJ3_XSE.zip
SM-A500F 13 Oct 2016 A500FXXS1BPJ1 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500FXXS1BPJ1_A500FOJV1BPF2_AFR.zip
SM-A500FU 14 Jun 2017 A500FUXXU1CQF5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500FUXXU1CQF5_A500FUPHE1CQE1_PHE.zip
SM-A500FU 07 Jun 2017 A500FUXXU1CQF4 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500FUXXU1CQF4_A500FUVFG1CQF1_CYV.zip
SM-A500FU 22 Mar 2017 A500FUXXS1CQC4 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500FUXXS1CQC4_A500FUTSI1CPH1_TSI.zip
SM-A500FU 17 Mar 2017 A500FUXXS1CQC2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500FUXXS1CQC2_A500FUTMS1CPG1_TMS.zip
SM-A500G 10 May 2017 A500GXXU1CQE3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500GXXU1CQE3_A500GODD1CQC5_INS.zip
SM-A500G 07 Feb 2017 A500GXXU1CQB2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500GXXU1CQB2_A500GODD1CQA1_SLK.zip
SM-A500G 18 Oct 2016 A500GXXU1CPJ2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500GXXU1CPJ2_A500GODD1CPJ2_SLK.zip
SM-A500G 17 Aug 2016 A500GXXU1CPH4 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500GXXU1CPH4_A500GODD1CPH4_INS.zip
SM-A500G 25 May 2016 A500GXXU1BPE1 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500GXXU1BPE1_A500GOLC1BPF1_XSP.zip
SM-A500G 19 Apr 2016 A500GXXU1BPD1 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500GXXU1BPD1_A500GODD1BPC3_INS.zip
SM-A500G 21 Mar 2016 A500GXXU1BPC3 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500GXXU1BPC3_A500GOLC1BPD1_XSP.zip
SM-A500G 05 Feb 2016 A500GXXU1BPB2 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500GXXU1BPB2_A500GODD1BPB2_SLK.zip
SM-A500G 14 Dec 2015 A500GXXU1BOL2 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500GXXU1BOL2_A500GODD1BOL2_SLK.zip
SM-A500G 05 Oct 2015 A500GXXU1BOJ2 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500GXXU1BOJ2_A500GOLC1BOI2_XSP.zip
SM-A500G 18 May 2015 A500GXXU1AOE2 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A500GXXU1AOE2_A500GODD1AOB2_SLK.zip
SM-A500G 26 Feb 2015 A500GXXU1AOB2 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A500GXXU1AOB2_A500GOLC1AOA1_XSP.zip
SM-A500G 28 Jan 2015 A500GXXU1AOA2 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A500GXXU1AOA2_A500GOLC1AOA1_XSP.zip
SM-A500G 09 Jan 2015 A500GXXU1AOA1 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A500GXXU1AOA1_A500GODD1AOA2_INS.zip
SM-A500G 08 Dec 2014 A500GXXU1ANL1 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A500GXXU1ANL1_A500GOLC1ANK1_XSP.zip
SM-A500G 03 Nov 2014 A500GXXU1ANK1 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A500GXXU1ANK1_A500GOLC1ANK1_XSP.zip
SM-A500G 02 Mar 2017 A500GXXS1BQC1 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500GXXS1BQC1_A500GOLC1BPF1_XSP.zip
SM-A500G 19 Dec 2016 A500GXXS1BPL1 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500GXXS1BPL1_A500GOLC1BPF1_XSP.zip
SM-A500G 12 Sep 2016 A500GXXS1BPI1 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500GXXS1BPI1_A500GOLC1BPF1_XSP.zip
SM-A500H 29 Dec 2016 A500HXXU1CPL5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500HXXU1CPL5_A500HUUB1CPL1_UPO.zip
SM-A500H 15 Nov 2016 A500HXXU1CPK4 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500HXXU1CPK4_A500HOLB1CPK4_XXV.zip
SM-A500H 11 Nov 2016 A500HXXU1CPK3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500HXXU1CPK3_A500HOJV1CPK1_MID.zip
SM-A500H 20 Aug 2016 A500HXXU1CPH8 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500HXXU1CPH8_A500HOJV1CPH4_TUN.zip
SM-A500H 17 Aug 2016 A500HXXU1CPH7 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500HXXU1CPH7_A500HTUR1CPH5_TUR.zip
SM-A500H 12 Aug 2016 A500HXXU1CPH5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500HXXU1CPH5_A500HUUB1CPH4_UPO.zip
SM-A500H 05 Aug 2016 A500HXXU1CPH2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500HXXU1CPH2_A500HOXY1CPH2_CAC.zip
SM-A500H 16 Jun 2016 A500HXXU1BPF5 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500HXXU1BPF5_A500HOLB1BPF5_XXV.zip
SM-A500H 03 May 2016 A500HXXU1BPE1 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500HXXU1BPE1_A500HTUR1BPF1_TUR.zip
SM-A500H 22 Feb 2016 A500HXXU1BPB7 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500HXXU1BPB7_A500HUUB1BOK3_UPO.zip
SM-A500H 27 Mar 2017 A500HXXS1CQC7 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500HXXS1CQC7_A500HOLB1CPK4_XXV.zip
SM-A500H 22 Mar 2017 A500HXXS1CQC5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500HXXS1CQC5_A500HOJV1CPK1_AFR.zip
SM-A500H 17 Mar 2017 A500HXXS1CQC4 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500HXXS1CQC4_A500HOXY1CPH2_CAC.zip
SM-A500H 07 Mar 2017 A500HXXS1CQC3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500HXXS1CQC3_A500HUUB1CPL1_BVO.zip
SM-A500H 13 Dec 2016 A500HXXS1CPL3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500HXXS1CPL3_A500HOXY1CPH2_CAC.zip
SM-A500M 09 Mar 2017 A500MUBU1CQC5 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500MUBU1CQC5_A500MTFG1CQC1_UFU.zip
SM-A500W 13 Jul 2016 A500WVLU1BPG4 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500WVLU1BPG4_A500WOYA1BPG4_XAC.zip
SM-A500W 15 Nov 2016 A500WVLS1BPK2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500WVLS1BPK2_A500WOYA1BPK2_XAC.zip
SM-A500Y 28 Mar 2017 A500YDVU1CQC3 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500YDVU1CQC3_A500YUUB1CQC1_CHO.zip
SM-A500Y 16 Mar 2017 A500YDVU1CQC1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500YDVU1CQC1_A500YXSA1CQC1_XSA.zip
SM-A500Y 05 Jan 2017 A500YDVU1CQA1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500YDVU1CQA1_A500YTNZ1CQA1_TNZ.zip
SM-A500Y 29 Nov 2016 A500YDVU1CPK1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500YDVU1CPK1_A500YXSA1CPK1_XSA.zip
SM-A500Y 10 Oct 2016 A500YDVU1CPJ1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500YDVU1CPJ1_A500YNZC1CPJ1_NZC.zip
SM-A500Y 14 Sep 2016 A500YDVU1CPI1 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500YDVU1CPI1_A500YUUB1CPI1_TPA.zip
SM-A500Y 26 Aug 2016 A500YDVU1CPH6 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500YDVU1CPH6_A500YUUB1CPH2_TPA.zip
SM-A500Y 15 Aug 2016 A500YDVU1CPH4 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500YDVU1CPH4_A500YXSA1CPH2_XSA.zip
SM-A500Y 05 Jul 2016 A500YDVU1BPG3 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500YDVU1BPG3_A500YUUB1BPE1_TPA.zip
SM-A500Y 15 Dec 2015 A500YDVU1BOL1 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500YDVU1BOL1_A500YUUB1BOL1_CHO.zip
SM-A500Y 03 Nov 2015 A500YDVU1BOK1 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500YDVU1BOK1_A500YXSA1BOK1_XSA.zip
SM-A500Y 08 Sep 2015 A500YDVU1BOI2 | Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A500YDVU1BOI2_A500YXSA1BOI2_XSA.zip
SM-A500Y 26 Aug 2015 A500YDVU1AOH3 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A500YDVU1AOH3_A500YUUB1AOF1_TPA.zip
SM-A500Y 07 Apr 2015 A500YDVU1AOD1 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A500YDVU1AOD1_A500YXSA1AOC2_XSA.zip
SM-A500Y 24 Jan 2015 A500YDVU1AOA5 | Android 4.4.4 KitKat A500YDVU1AOA5_A500YXSA1AOA5_XSA.zip
SM-A500Y 01 Mar 2017 A500YDVS1CQC2 | Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow A500YDVS1CQC2_A500YNZC1CQA1_NZC.zip

How to download the correct firmware file

This is an important part!

Be sure to check and find the correct model no. of your Galaxy A5. Then, based on your device’s model no., look for the appropriate firmware build from above.

You can identify the model no. using an app called Droid Info, or simply check it on its packaging box, or under Settings > About. Another solid trick would be to look at the packaging box of your device (in case you can’t power on the device because it is bricked).

Now that you know the model no., download the latest firmware from above for that model no. exactly.

Next, install the firmware on your Galaxy A5 by following the guide linked right below.

How to install a firmware

First, read our disclaimer, then take backup and then follow the guide below to install the firmware.

Disclaimer: Installing an official firmware through Odin doesn’t void your device’s warranty, but it remains an unofficial process and thus you need to be cautious of it. In any case, you only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

Backup, backup, backup! Create an appropriate backup of contacts, pictures, videos, songs and other important files stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below, so that in case something goes wrong you’ll have a backup of all your important files. Sometimes, firmware installation may delete everything on your device! Like, when you change the CSC of your device, knowingly or not.

Step-by-step Firmware Installation Guide

Let’s see how to install the firmware on your Galaxy A5. Make sure you have more than 30% battery on your device.

Step 1. Make sure you have downloaded the correct firmware file on your PC. See above for how to download correct firmware file for your Galaxy A5 and download links.

Step 2. Install Samsung USB driver (method 1 on the linked page) first of all. Double-click the .exe file of drivers to begin the installation. (Not required if you have already done this.)

Step 3. Also, download Odin PC software (latest version).

Step 4. Extract the firmware file now. You can use a free software like 7-zip for this. Install 7-zip, then right click on firmware file and under 7-zip, select ‘Extract here’. You should get a file in .tar.md5 format now. (You may get 4 or more files, with AP, BL, CP or CSC etc. written at the beginning of those files.) We will be loading this file into Odin, to be installed on the device (in step 10 below).

Step 5. Extract the Odin file. You should get the Odin exe file (other files could be hidden, hence not visible).

Step 6. Disconnect your Galaxy A5 from PC if it is connected.

Step 7. Boot into download mode:

  • Power off your device. Wait for 6-7 seconds after screen goes off.
  • Press and hold the three buttons Volume down + Home + Power together until you see the Warning screen.
  • Press Volume Up to continue to download mode.

Step 8. Double click on Odin .exe file (from step 5) to open the Odin window as shown below. Be careful with Odin, and do just as said to prevent problems.

Step 9. Connect your device now using the USB cable. Odin should recognize your device. It’s a must. When it recognizes, you will see Added!! message appearing in the Log box in the bottom left, and the first box under ID:COM will also show a no. and turn its background blue. Look at the pic below.

  • You cannot proceed until you get the Added!! message, which confirms that Odin has recognized your device.
  • If you don’t get Added!! message, you need to install/re-install drivers again, and use the original cable that came with the device. Mostly, drivers are the problem (look at step 2 above).
  • You can try different USB ports on your PC too.

Step 10. Load the firmware file into Odin. Click the AP button on Odin and the select the .tar.md5 file from above.

Load the firmware files(s) on your device. This depends on how many files you got in step 4 above upon extracting the firmware .zip file.

Case 1: If you got a single .tar/.tar.md5 file, then load this into AP tab of your Odin software. Then go to next step.

To load the file, click on AP tab, select the single firmware file starting with AP text, wait for it to load, and then skip to step 11, ignoring the rest of the part of this step.

Case 2: If you got more than one .tar/.tar.md5 file, then you must be having files starting with AP, CSC, Home_CSC, BL, CP, etc. stuff. In this case, choose the files as follows. Select the firmware files as follows.

  • Click on BL tab, and select the file beginning with BL text.
  • Click on AP tab, and select the file beginning with AP text.
  • Click on CP tab, and select the file beginning with CP text.
  • [Different] Click on CSC tab, and select the file beginning with HOME_CSC text. If HOME_CSC file isn’t available, then select the file beginning with CSC text.

About CSC file: Using the HOME_CSC file won’t reset your device, and data on the phone shouldn’t be deleted. However, when we select regular CSC file, and it results in CSC on the device being different than that in CSC file, your phone will be formatted automatically. You can even choose to ignore loading the CSC file, that may do alright too. But if it doesn’t work out, repeat the whole process and select CSC file this time around.

  • Info: When you load files, Odin checks the md5 of firmware file, which takes time. So, simply wait until that’s done and the firmware file is loaded. Don’t worry if Odin gets unresponsive for a while, it’s normal. Binary size will also show up in Odin.

Step 11. Click on Options tab, and make sure Re-partition checkbox is NOT selected. Don’t use PIT tab, ever.

Go back to Log tab now, as it will show the progress of firmware installation when you hit the start button in next step.

Step 12. Verify that everything is okay as mentioned above. When satisfied, click the Start button on Odin now to start flashing the firmware on your device.

Wait till installation is finished, after which your device will reboot automatically. You’ll get PASS message as shown below upon successful installation from Odin.

Some errors you may run into, and with respective solution.

  • If Odin gets stuck at setup connection, then you need to do this all again. Disconnect your device, close Odin, boot device into download mode again, open Odin, and then select the file and flash it again as said above.
  • If you get FAIL in the top left box, then also you need to flash the file again as stated just above.

That’s it. Let device restart automatically.

The first start of the device may take time, so wait patiently again. When it has, verify the installation. Check the Settings > About device, to confirm new build no. based on the firmware you just installed.

Need help? Be sure to let us know via comments below.


Firmware Benefits

You can use the firmware for a variety of purposes, which includes:

  • Fix your Galaxy A5 if it’s giving you force closes errors and restarts randomly.
  • Unbrick your Galaxy A5 if it’s bootlooping and stuck at logo when restarting.
  • Go Back to Stock on your Galaxy A5 — helps when looking to sell the device, or fix installing OTA updates if broken.
  • Restore Galaxy A5 to factory state.
  • Upgrade your Galaxy A5 to newer Android version.
  • Downgrade your Galaxy A5 to lower build no. at same Android version.
  • Unroot your Galaxy A5.
  • Remove custom recovery like TWRP and CWM, if installed, on your Galaxy A5.

To perform any of the above, simply install the firmware meant for your device, as per its Galaxy A5 firmware in Settings > About device.