Finally it seems the wait is over now, Samsung has started rolling out Android 7.0 Nougat update for 2017 Galaxy A5 SM-A520F. Just a day ago, the Galaxy A7 2017 units tasted Nougat, last month both Galaxy A5 and A7 devices were spotted running Android 7.0 Nougat on certification site Wi-Fi Alliance. The regular OTA roll out has been started for the Russian region that arrives as build number A520FXXU2BQH4 and CSC A520FOXE2BQG7. You can easily install it on your device via OTA, KIES or Odin process mentioned below.
Once you install the Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on Galaxy A5 SM-A520F, you’ll be able to access the major Nougat features like improved UX, Split screen feature, integrated Doze mode for better battery backup, redesigned notifications shade, updated security patches and more. The stock Nougat A520FXXU2BQH4 firmware can be updated via Kies as well, but we recommend you try the OTA update first, go to Settings > About device > Check software updates.
Note: 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 install stock Nougat A520FXXU2BQH4 firmware on Galaxy A5 SM-A520F using Samsung Kies, here we have posted a guide to update Samsung firmware via Kies.
Device Name: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)
Android version: Android 7.0 Nougat
Build Number: A520FXXU2BQH4
Android Security Patch Level: 1 August 2017
How to install Stock Nougat A520FXXU2BQH4 on Galaxy A5 SM-A520F via Odin
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
Back up your important data.
Download Odin tool 3.12.3 from this link
Download the latest USB drivers for Samsung from this link and then install them on PC.
Process to install Android 7.0 Nougat A520FXXU2BQH4 update on Galaxy A5 SM-A520F
It’s the device to turn off your device completely.
Now boot your Galaxy A5 into ‘Download Mode’, to do so follow this guide
Once in download Mode, follow this guide to update stock Nougat firmware on Galaxy A5 SM-A520F via Odin.
That’s it! If this guide helped you, please share it with others, Thank You.