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Official XXU1APLL Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware for Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F

Now Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware is officially available for Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F. The users can start updating over the air or do manually through odin procedure which is explained below. The update that is rolled comes with bug fixes and few icon updates.  Updating the device root access will get void and owner have to root it back to enjoy flashing ROMs or installing root accessed apps.

The device A5 2017 has several features and personally I would vote for its camera quality. The best effect and clean output. If you update the device with Marshmallow then get the chance of using more tweaks and features easily. Hence, follow the article for more knowledge of updating through OTA, KIES or manually.

Device: Samsung Galaxy A5 2017

Model: SM-A520F



  • Makes sure the battery is charged up to 70 percent.
  • Backup all the device data using back app.
  • For connection with personal computer one must enable the USB Debugging on Galaxy A5
  • USB driver for the device A520F must be installed on PC.

 Procedure to Update Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 via OTA

Should have stable internet connectivity on the phone and get to settings-About and tap on the update option. If the device is already updated with latest firmware then the massage ‘The latest update has already been installed’ will appear. Then tap on OK to initiate the download and then installation. Once it is done and the device will get rebooted automatically.

Procedure to update Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 via Kies

Get the stable internet connection your device and then download & install the Samsung Kies utility on your PC. Then connect the device to computer via USB cable. After that run the Kies and the device will get detected automatically. At the Kies home screen the new firmware upgrade notification is available then click on the firmware upgrade button to start the process and follow the instruction. If this is not possible then go for manual update through odin. When the update is done, the device gets rebooted automatically and you must detach the cable.


  1. United Kingdom / Ireland A520FXXU1APLS_A520FOXX1APLC_XEUUnited Kingdom O2 A520FXXU1APLL_A520FO2U1APL4_O2UUnited Kingdom A520FXXU1APLL_A520FOXA1APLB_BTU

    Netherlands A520FXXU1APLL_A520FPHN1APLB_PHN


    Switzerland A520FXXU1APLL_A520FAUT1APLB_AUT

Procedure to update Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware

  1. Download the above zip files on your computer along with Odin v3.09 and extract them.
  2. Run the Odin v3.09 as an administrator.
  3. Switch off the Galaxy A5 2017 and boot into download mode by holding the Vol down+home+power button and soon after the Vol up to precede to download mode.
  4. Connect the device to computer via USB cable and see the CM port is open in odin screen. An Added text message appears that means the device is successfully connected. If not then again install the USB driver.
  5. Check the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time “options, also click the AP button and select the .tar.md5 file that was extracted on above step.
  6. Click on start button to install and after few minutes the Pass message appears. After completion the phone rebooted automatically.
  7. Now you must detach the cable and check the settings- About for verification.
  8. If your device get stuck in the middle of normal reboot then go to Recovery Mode by press holding the Vol Up+Home+Power buttons together and perform Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task earlier than go for the reboot system now option. In Recovery Mode use the Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select any option.

Voila, you have learned how to update Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F with official XXU1APLL Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware through manually, odin and kies. If you get stuck in the boot animation then clean the cache by getting into the recovery mode. And there wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache partition and then selecting reboot system now. For more update check blogzmana and stay connected.

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