The latest official update for Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is now available for Galaxy A5 Korea A500F1. As the update is out in stages, not all users are receiving it at the same time as others. For those looking to update their devices manually, here is a comprehensive guide for advanced users. First look at important guidelines below.
- This tutorial is solely meant for Samsung Galaxy A5 Korea model number SM – A500FY
- Use the Odin app to install Android 6.0.1 official update
- New update can be flashed over rooted firmware too. For that, install the root access.
- After flashing the update over custom ROMs, you would need to ‘factory reset’ the device manually
- ‘Factory reset’ the device only after the successful completion of the update
- There is no responsibility of this tutorial for any data loss or device breakage and this tutorial is intended to be used by advanced users
- Go through the tutorial thoroughly to avoid skipping any steps
- Make sure the battery level on your device remains at minimum 50%
The installation process
- Download the Android 6.0.1 A500F1U1CPH2 firmware
- Unzip the same and you will get the A500F1U1CPH2 tar.md5 file. Do not unzip the tar.md5 file
- Download Odin 3.10.7; unzip the same
- Turn off the device
- Now, boot in Download Mode
- Run Odin.exe on your PC
- Connect your Galaxy A5 to Odin via USB cable
- Go to Option on Odin. Disable the Re-partition option and then move to the next step
- Open Odin, click AP and check for the updating file
- Locate and run the A500F1U1CPH2 tar.md5 file in Odin
- Tap the START button in start Android 6.0.1 official firmware update on your device
- After the update is done, the device will reboot in normal mode
- Delink your device from the PC when optimizing apps” screen appears on your device’ screen
Please note that if Odin gives the FAIL alert you will need to repeat the entire process more than once. If you redo the installation you need to ensure that you don’t skip any steps, and that your phone meets all requirements mentioned in this tutorial.