In this guide you would be able to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based stock firmware on Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F. The update for Galaxy A5 SM-A520F carries build number A520FXXU1AQD1, packed with April security patch along multiple improvements and bug fixes. Flashing stock firmware on manually via Odin is helpful, if you have accidentally bricked your device or return to stock firmware, or un-root it. Flashing the stock firmware firmware on Galaxy A5 SM-A520F will restore your device completely on factory settings.
Galaxy A5 2017 is the successor of Galaxy A5 2016 that was released back in 2016, this time the device is packed with some improved hardware, better performance and sleek design. The device carries mediocre price tag yet gives your hardware same as a high end device. The phone has a 5.2″ inches Super AMOLED display with the resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels, 1.9 GHz octa core processor accompanied with Mali-T830MP3 GPU and 3GB of RAM on board. In the optics, the device is equipped with a 16MP rear camera and 16MP selfies shooter, expandable storage and 3000mAh battery.
We have posted the same tutorial for the other Galaxy devices so the process remains the same because it has nothing to do with the change build number or Android version, all you need is an Odin tool along the firmware tar and a PC with latest Samsung USB drivers installed on it. You can also greet the new firmware using Samsung Kies, here we have posted a guide to update firmware via Kies on Galaxy A5 SM-A520F. You can flash the firmware belonging to any region on your device but you should be careful of device model before flashing the firmware.
Device Name: Samsung Galaxy A5 2017
Version: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow
Build Number: A520FXXU1AQD1
Android Security Patch Level: 1 April 2017
Build date: 3 April 2017
Manually install A520FXXU1AQD1 stock Marshmallow on Galaxy A5 SM-A520F via Odin
Disclaimer: Follow the guide on your own risk, the writer would not be responsible if you damage your device during the firmware installation process nor we are forcing you to perform the flashing process. Don’t proceed if you can’t follow the instructions carefully.
Your device should be charged 70% at minimum to avoid shutting down during the process.
Enable USB Debugging. Go to Settings > Developer Options > Enable USB debugging
Upgrade your Samsung drivers on PC. Click here to download latest version of Samsung USB drivers.
Download latest version Odin 3.12.3 tool. Click here
Download stock Marshmallow A520FXXU1AQD1 firmware for Galaxy A5 SM-A520F. Here
Download stock Marshmallow A520FXXU1AQE2 firmware for Galaxy A5 SM-A520F: Here
Extract the firmware file in a specific folder on your PC.
Now turn off your device completely.
Reboot your device into Download Mode, to do so follow this guide
Once in download Mode, follow this guide to update the firmware via Odin.
That’s it! If you have successfully updated your Galaxy A5 SM-A520F on A520FXXU1AQD1 stock Marshmallow firmware, give us your feedback.
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