Manually update Stock firmware on Galaxy A3 A300FU via Odin[Marshmallow XXS1CPL4 build]

In this guide you would be able to download and install stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based latest firmware on Galaxy A3 SM-A300FU. The official firmware for Galaxy A3 carries build number A300FUXXS1CPL4, packed with December 2016 security patch with multiple improvements and bug fixes in over all firmware. Flashing stock firmware on manually via Odin is helpful, if you have accidentally bricked your device or return to stock firmware, or unroot it. Flashing the stock firmware firmware on Galaxy A3 A300FU will install the complete factory settings on your device and latest firmware update.

Galaxy A3 was released back in Oct, 2014, the device is packed with mediocre specifications but pretty good for everyday use. The device is carrying a low cost price tag yet you can experience the smoothness in firmware of high end device. The phone has a 4.5″ inches Super AMOLED display with the resolution of 540 x 960 pixels, 1.2 GHz quad core processor accompanied with Andreno 306 and 1.5GB of RAM on board. In the optics, the device is equipped with a 8MP rear camera and 5MP selfies shooter, expandable storage and 1900mAh 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 A3 SM-A300FU. You can flash the firmware belonging to any region on your device but you should be careful of device model before flashing the firmware.

Firmware details:

Device Name: Samsung Galaxy A3

Model: SM-A300FU

Version: Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow

Regions: Luxembourg

Build Number: A300FUXXS1CPL4

Android Security Patch Level: 1 December, 2016

Build date: 22 December 2016

Manually install stock firmware on Galaxy A3 SM-A300FU 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

Download latest version Odin 3.12.3 tool. Click here

Download stock Marshmallow A300FUXXS1CPL4 firmware for Galaxy A3 SM-A300FU. Here

Extract the firmware file in a specific folder on your PC.

Installation Process:

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 A3 SM-A300FU on A300FUXXS1CPL4 firmware, give us your feedback.

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