Install January 2018 patch on Galaxy A5 2017 (A520FXXU4BRA8)

January 2018 security patch update for Galaxy A5 (2017) is released, the update arrives as build number A520FXXU4BRA8 which brings critical security fixes in the device. Once the update is installed, it updates older security patches to the month of January 2018 along 91 Google fixes for the Android OS itself, as well 13 fixes coming directly from Samsung for the Samsung Experience OS.

How to install January 2018 patch A520FXXU4BRA8 update on Galaxy A5 (2017) via Odin

The update doesn’t increments the OS version, still it stays on Android 7.0 Nougat but this is an important update to install. If you are running older firmware on your device then this guide for you, in this post we have mentioned each possible way to update your device right away without wasting time.

The January 2018 patch A520FXXU4BRA8 firmware for Galaxy A5 (2017) can be updated via OTA, Kies and Odin as well, but we recommend you try the OTA update first, go to Settings > About device > Check software updates. You can also install stock Nougat A520FXXU4BRA8 firmware on Galaxy A5 (2017) using Samsung Kies, here we have posted a guide to update Samsung firmware via Kies.

Firmware details:

Device Name: Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017)

Model: SM-A520F

Android version: Android 7.0 Nougat

Region: Netherlands

Build Number: A520FXXU4BRA8

Android Security Patch Level: 1.01.2018

Size: 22MB

How to install January 2018 patch A520FXXU4BRA8 update on Galaxy A5 (2017) via Odin

Early preparations:

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 A520FXXU4BRA8 update on Galaxy A5 (2017)

It’s the device to turn off your device completely.

Now boot your device into Download Mode, to do so follow this guide

Once in download Mode, follow this guide to update stock Nougat firmware on Galaxy A5 (2017) via Odin.


Download January 2018 patch A520FXXU4BRA8 firmware for Galaxy A5 (2017). Here

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