Galaxy A3 Pie update: December 2018 patch available for 2017 edition

Here you will find Galaxy A3 update news with changelog and their firmware download for all the Galaxy A3 variants Samsung has even released, which includes 3 generations of A3 devices right now. We will also discuss Galaxy A3 Android 9 Pie update plans of Samsung, talking about if and when any of the A3 handsets is in line for the Android 9 OTA update.

Furthermore, here you can find the firmware download links too, along with the guide to install them easily. Installing a firmware is an easy way to update your device, or unbrick it.

Software update timeline

Galaxy A3 2017 update

Model No.DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
SM-A320F10 Jan 2019A320FLXXS3CRK3Android 8.0December 2018 security update
SM-A320F13 Nov 2018A320FXXU4CRJ1Android 8.0November 2018 security update
SM-A320F08 June 2018A320FXXU3CRE5Android 8.0June 2018 security patch
SM-A320F24 Apr 2018A320FXXU3CRD4Android 7.0Oreo 8.0 update, brings new features like Autofill, Notification dots, picture-in-picture, redefined Settings app, revamped notifications center, notification snooze, etc. stuff. Also carries the April 2018 security patch
SM-A320F08 Apr 2018A320FLXXU2BRC1Android 7.0March 2018 security patch
SM-A320F22 Sep 2017A320FXXU2BQI3Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A320F22 Sep 2017A320FXXU2BQI4Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A320F06 Sep 2017A320FXXU2BQI2Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A320F30 Aug 2017A320FXXU2BQH6Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A320F28 Aug 2017A320FXXU2BQH5Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A320F26 Aug 2017A320FXXU2BQH4Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A320F19 Jul 2017A320FXXU2BQG5Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-A320F19 Jul 2017A320FXXU2BQG6Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-A320F07 Jun 2017A320FXXU2AQF2Android 6.0.1June 2017 security patch
SM-A320F18 Apr 2017A320FXXU1AQD1Android 6.0.1April 2017 security patch
SM-A320F13 Mar 2017A320FXXU1AQC2Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A320F19 Jan 2017A320FXXU1AQA3Android 6.0.1January 2017 security patch
SM-A320F10 Jan 2017A320FXXU1AQA1Android 6.0.1January 2017 security patch
SM-A320F25 Dec 2016A320FXXU1APLDAndroid 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-A320FL31 Aug 2017A320FLXXU1BQH7Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A320FL28 Jun 2017A320FLXXU1AQF7Android 6.0.1July 2017 security patch
SM-A320FL09 Jun 2017A320FLXXU1AQF4Android 6.0.1June 2017 security patch
SM-A320FL23 May 2017A320FLXXS1AQE2Android 6.0.1May 2017 security patch
SM-A320Y18 Sep 2017A320YDXU1BQI2Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A320Y31 Aug 2017A320YDXU1BQH8Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A320Y03 Aug 2017A320YDXU1BQH2Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A320Y12 Jul 2017A320YDXU1AQG2Android 6.0.1July 2017 security patch
SM-A320Y07 Apr 2017A320YDXU1AQD2Android 6.0.1April 2017 security patch
SM-A320Y18 Jan 2017A320YDXU1AQA5Android 6.0.1January 2017 security patch

Galaxy A3 2016 update

Model No.DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
SM-A310F18 Apr 2018A310FXXU4CRC1Android 7.0March 2018 security patch
SM-A310F11 Sep 2017A310FXXU3CQI2Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A310F31 Jul 2017A310FXXU3CQH1Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-A310F20 Jul 2017A310FXXU3CQG3Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-A310F10 Jul 2017A310FXXU3CQG2Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-A310F07 Jul 2017A310FXXU3CQG1Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-A310F26 Jun 2017A310FXXU3CQF6Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-A310F21 Jun 2017A310FXXU3CQF5Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-A310F23 Aug 2017A310FXXS3BQH1Android 6.0.1August 2017 security patch
SM-A310M27 Jun 2017A310MUBU2CQF2Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-A310M23 May 2017A310MUBU2CQE6Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-A310M15 Mar 2017A310MUBU2BQC1Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A310M21 Feb 2017A310MUBU2BQB3Android 6.0.1February 2017 security patch
SM-A310M31 Jan 2017A310MUBU2BQA1Android 6.0.1February 2017 security patch
SM-A310M22 Sep 2016A310MUBU2BPI4Android 6.0.1September 2016 security patch
SM-A310M01 Sep 2016A310MUBU2BPI1Android 6.0.1July 2016 security patch
SM-A310M10 May 2016A310MUBU2APE2Android 5.1.1May 2016 security patch
SM-A310M27 Apr 2016A310MUBU2APD4Android 5.1.1May 2016 security patch
SM-A310M12 Feb 2016A310MUBU1APB2Android 5.1.1Not Available
SM-A310Y23 May 2017A310YDVU3CQE2Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-A310Y16 Feb 2017A310YDVU2BQB2Android 6.0.1February 2017 security patch
SM-A310Y09 Dec 2016A310YDVS2BPL1Android 6.0.1July 2016 security patch
SM-A310Y06 Jul 2016A310YDVU2BPG1Android 6.0.1July 2016 security patch
SM-A310Y28 Apr 2016A310YDVU2APD4Android 5.1.1May 2016 security patch
SM-A310Y18 Feb 2016A310YDVU1APB3Android 5.1.1February 2016 security patch

Galaxy A3 2015 update

Model No.DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
SM-A300F04 Apr 2017A300FXXU1BQD1Android 5.0.2April 2017 security patch
SM-A300F24 Mar 2017A300FXCS1BQC1Android 5.0.2March 2017 security patch
SM-A300F24 Mar 2017A300FXCS1BQC2Android 5.0.2March 2017 security patch
SM-A300F24 Mar 2017A300FXXS1BQC1Android 5.0.2March 2017 security patch
SM-A300F21 Feb 2017A300FXXU1BQB2Android 5.0.2February 2017 security patch
SM-A300F15 Feb 2017A300FXXS1BQB1Android 5.0.2February 2017 security patch
SM-A300F21 Dec 2016A300FXXU1BPL5Android 5.0.2December 2016 security patch
SM-A300F14 Dec 2016A300FXXS1BPL1Android 5.0.2December 2016 security patch
SM-A300F28 Nov 2016A300FXCS1BPK3Android 5.0.2November 2016 security patch
SM-A300F28 Nov 2016A300FXCS1BPK4Android 5.0.2November 2016 security patch
SM-A300F28 Nov 2016A300FXXS1BPK3Android 5.0.2November 2016 security patch
SM-A300F17 Oct 2016A300FXXU1BPJ2Android 5.0.2October 2016 security patch
SM-A300F15 Sep 2016A300FXCS1BPI2Android 5.0.2September 2016 security patch
SM-A300F15 Sep 2016A300FXXS1BPI1Android 5.0.2September 2016 security patch
SM-A300F15 Sep 2016A300FXCS1BPI1Android 5.0.2September 2016 security patch
SM-A300F07 Sep 2016A300FXXU1BPI1Android 5.0.2September 2016 security patch
SM-A300F22 Aug 2016A300FXXS1BPH5Android 5.0.2August 2016 security patch
SM-A300F16 Aug 2016A300FXXS1BPH2Android 5.0.2August 2016 security patch
SM-A300F19 Jul 2016A300FXCS1BPG2Android 5.0.2July 2016 security patch
SM-A300F19 Jul 2016A300FXCS1BPG1Android 5.0.2July 2016 security patch
SM-A300F19 Jul 2016A300FXCS1BPG3Android 5.0.2July 2016 security patch
SM-A300F19 Jul 2016A300FXXS1BPG2Android 5.0.2July 2016 security patch
SM-A300FU21 Jul 2017A300FUXXU1CQG3Android 6.0.1July 2017 security patch
SM-A300FU18 Apr 2017A300FUXXU1CQD2Android 6.0.1April 2017 security patch
SM-A300FU07 Apr 2017A300FUXXS1CQD5Android 6.0.1April 2017 security patch
SM-A300FU09 Mar 2017A300FUXXU1CQC1Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A300FU28 Dec 2016A300FUXXU1CPL4Android 6.0.1January 2017 security patch
SM-A300G13 Dec 2016A300GXXS1BPL1Android 5.0.2December 2016 security patch
SM-A300G16 Aug 2016A300GXXS1BPH1Android 5.0.2August 2016 security patch
SM-A300G29 Jun 2016A300GXXU1BPF1Android 5.0.2June 2016 security patch
SM-A300G03 Jul 2015A300GXXU1BOG1Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A300G08 Jun 2015A300GXXU1BOF1Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A300G10 Mar 2015A300GDXU1AOC2Android 4.4.4Not Available
SM-A300G10 Feb 2015A300GDXU1AOB1Android 4.4.4Not Available
SM-A300G27 Jan 2015A300GDXU1AOA4Android 4.4.4Not Available
SM-A300G22 Jan 2015A300GDXU1AOA3Android 4.4.4Not Available
SM-A300G04 Jan 2015A300GDXU1AOA1Android 4.4.4Not Available
SM-A300HA300HXXS1BPI1Android 5.1.1Not Available
SM-A300H10 Apr 2017A300HXXS1BQD2Android 5.0.2April 2017 security patch
SM-A300H06 Apr 2017A300HXXS1BQD1Android 5.0.2April 2017 security patch
SM-A300H23 Mar 2017A300HXXS1BQC1Android 5.0.2March 2017 security patch
SM-A300H23 Mar 2017A300HXXS1BQC2Android 5.0.2March 2017 security patch
SM-A300H17 Feb 2017A300HXXS1BQB3Android 5.0.2February 2017 security patch
SM-A300H09 Feb 2017A300HXXS1BQB1Android 5.0.2February 2017 security patch
SM-A300H07 Dec 2016A300HXXS1BPL3Android 5.0.2December 2016 security patch
SM-A300H06 Dec 2016A300HXXS1BPL2Android 5.0.2December 2016 security patch
SM-A300H05 Dec 2016A300HXXS1BPL1Android 5.0.2December 2016 security patch
SM-A300H12 Oct 2016A300HXXU1BPJ3Android 5.0.2October 2016 security patch
SM-A300H07 Oct 2016A300HXXU1BPJ2Android 5.0.2October 2016 security patch
SM-A300H19 Sep 2016A300HXXS1BPI4Android 5.0.2September 2016 security patch
SM-A300H16 Sep 2016A300HXXS1BPI3Android 5.0.2September 2016 security patch
SM-A300H16 Aug 2016A300HXXS1BPH3Android 5.0.2August 2016 security patch
SM-A300M15 Feb 2017A300MUBS1BQB5Android 5.0.2February 2017 security patch
SM-A300M14 Feb 2017A300MUBS1BQB3Android 5.0.2February 2017 security patch
SM-A300M10 Jan 2017A300MUBU1BQA1Android 5.0.2January 2017 security patch
SM-A300M06 Dec 2016A300MUBS1BPL3Android 5.0.2December 2016 security patch
SM-A300M25 Aug 2016A300MUBS1BPH7Android 5.0.2August 2016 security patch
SM-A300M19 May 2016A300MUBS1BPE3Android 5.0.2May 2016 security patch
SM-A300M16 Feb 2016A300MUBU1BPB2Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A300M01 Feb 2016A300MUBU1BPB1Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A300Y07 Apr 2017A300YDVU1CQD1Android 6.0.1April 2017 security patch
SM-A300Y28 Feb 2017A300YDVU1CQC1Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A300Y10 Oct 2016A300YDVU1CPJ1Android 6.0.1October 2016 security patch
SM-A300Y30 Aug 2016A300YDVU1CPH5Android 6.0.1September 2016 security patch
SM-A300Y08 Aug 2016A300YDVU1CPH3Android 6.0.1August 2016 security patch
SM-A300Y14 Jul 2016A300YDVU1BPG1Android 5.0.2July 2016 security patch
SM-A300Y01 Dec 2015A300YDVU1BOL1Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A300Y13 Nov 2015A300YDVU1BOK1Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A300Y31 Oct 2015A300YDVU1BOJ4Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A300Y17 Sep 2015A300YDVU1BOI3Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A300Y09 Sep 2015A300YDVU1BOI1Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A300Y28 Aug 2015A300YDVU1BOH5Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A300Y23 Jan 2015A300YDVU1AOA7Android 4.4.4Not Available
SM-A300YZA300YZUJU1BPD1Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A300YZ03 Feb 2017A300YZUJS1BQB1Android 5.0.2February 2017 security patch
SM-A300YZ01 Dec 2016A300YZUJS1BPL1Android 5.0.2December 2016 security patch
SM-A300YZ17 Aug 2016A300YZUJS1BPH1Android 5.0.2August 2016 security patch
SM-A300YZ24 May 2016A300YZUJS1BPE1Android 5.0.2May 2016 security patch
SM-A300YZ02 Oct 2015A300YZUJU1AOJ2Android 4.4.4Not Available
SM-A300YZ05 Mar 2015A300YZUJU1AOC1Android 4.4.4Not Available
SM-A300YZ13 Feb 2015A300YZUJU1AOB1Android 4.4.4Not Available
SM-A300YZ21 Jan 2015A300YZUJU1AOA5Android 4.4.4Not Available

Galaxy A3 Android 9 Pie update

DeviceModelAndroid 9 PieExpected Release Date
Galaxy A3 2015SM-A300Not eligible
Galaxy A3 2016SM-A310Not eligible
Galaxy A3 2017SM-A320Not eligible

Samsung hasn’t refreshed the Galaxy A3 with a 2018 edition, meaning the 2017 model is the newest version. That said, we don’t expect to see an update to Android 9 Pie for the 2017 model because it has already been upgraded twice – Nougat and most recently, Oreo. So, unless the likes of LineageOS 16 comes through with an unofficial Pie update for the A3 2017, this device will remain stuck on Oreo.

As for the other Galaxy A3 handsets, there are no chances of Pie.

Samsung One UI

None of the current Galaxy A3 devices are eligible for an update to Android 9 Pie. Given that One UI is part of the official update to Pie, there is no place for the devices as far as the update is concerned. But of course, we expect the developer community to try and bring this new skin along with unofficial Pie updates to at least the A3 2017 at some point.

RelatedSamsung One UI device list and release date

Galaxy A3 Oreo update: Eligibility and release date

DeviceModelAndroid 8.0Expected Release Date
Galaxy A3 2015SM-A300Not eligibleNA
Galaxy A3 2016SM-A310Not eligibleNA
Galaxy A3 2017SM-A320EligibleReleased on 24 April 2018

The Oreo update is now rolling out for the Galaxy A3 2017 edition. Already available in Russia as software version A320FXXU3CRD4, the Android 8.0 update is expected to be available in other parts of Europe, and India, pretty soon.

Galaxy A3 firmware

Well, download the firmware from above, and install using our Odin Samsung firmware installation guide here.

If you need any help with this, be sure to give us a shout in comments below.