Updates

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. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-A320F 10 Jan 2019 A320FLXXS3CRK3 Android 8.0 December 2018 security update
SM-A320F 13 Nov 2018 A320FXXU4CRJ1 Android 8.0 November 2018 security update
SM-A320F 08 June 2018 A320FXXU3CRE5 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch
SM-A320F 24 Apr 2018 A320FXXU3CRD4 Android 7.0 Oreo 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-A320F 08 Apr 2018 A320FLXXU2BRC1 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch
SM-A320F 22 Sep 2017 A320FXXU2BQI3 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A320F 22 Sep 2017 A320FXXU2BQI4 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A320F 06 Sep 2017 A320FXXU2BQI2 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A320F 30 Aug 2017 A320FXXU2BQH6 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A320F 28 Aug 2017 A320FXXU2BQH5 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A320F 26 Aug 2017 A320FXXU2BQH4 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A320F 19 Jul 2017 A320FXXU2BQG5 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-A320F 19 Jul 2017 A320FXXU2BQG6 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-A320F 07 Jun 2017 A320FXXU2AQF2 Android 6.0.1 June 2017 security patch
SM-A320F 18 Apr 2017 A320FXXU1AQD1 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-A320F 13 Mar 2017 A320FXXU1AQC2 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A320F 19 Jan 2017 A320FXXU1AQA3 Android 6.0.1 January 2017 security patch
SM-A320F 10 Jan 2017 A320FXXU1AQA1 Android 6.0.1 January 2017 security patch
SM-A320F 25 Dec 2016 A320FXXU1APLD Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-A320FL 31 Aug 2017 A320FLXXU1BQH7 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A320FL 28 Jun 2017 A320FLXXU1AQF7 Android 6.0.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-A320FL 09 Jun 2017 A320FLXXU1AQF4 Android 6.0.1 June 2017 security patch
SM-A320FL 23 May 2017 A320FLXXS1AQE2 Android 6.0.1 May 2017 security patch
SM-A320Y 18 Sep 2017 A320YDXU1BQI2 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A320Y 31 Aug 2017 A320YDXU1BQH8 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A320Y 03 Aug 2017 A320YDXU1BQH2 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A320Y 12 Jul 2017 A320YDXU1AQG2 Android 6.0.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-A320Y 07 Apr 2017 A320YDXU1AQD2 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-A320Y 18 Jan 2017 A320YDXU1AQA5 Android 6.0.1 January 2017 security patch

Galaxy A3 2016 update

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-A310F 18 Apr 2018 A310FXXU4CRC1 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch
SM-A310F 11 Sep 2017 A310FXXU3CQI2 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A310F 31 Jul 2017 A310FXXU3CQH1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-A310F 20 Jul 2017 A310FXXU3CQG3 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-A310F 10 Jul 2017 A310FXXU3CQG2 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-A310F 07 Jul 2017 A310FXXU3CQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-A310F 26 Jun 2017 A310FXXU3CQF6 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-A310F 21 Jun 2017 A310FXXU3CQF5 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-A310F 23 Aug 2017 A310FXXS3BQH1 Android 6.0.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-A310M 27 Jun 2017 A310MUBU2CQF2 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-A310M 23 May 2017 A310MUBU2CQE6 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-A310M 15 Mar 2017 A310MUBU2BQC1 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A310M 21 Feb 2017 A310MUBU2BQB3 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-A310M 31 Jan 2017 A310MUBU2BQA1 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-A310M 22 Sep 2016 A310MUBU2BPI4 Android 6.0.1 September 2016 security patch
SM-A310M 01 Sep 2016 A310MUBU2BPI1 Android 6.0.1 July 2016 security patch
SM-A310M 10 May 2016 A310MUBU2APE2 Android 5.1.1 May 2016 security patch
SM-A310M 27 Apr 2016 A310MUBU2APD4 Android 5.1.1 May 2016 security patch
SM-A310M 12 Feb 2016 A310MUBU1APB2 Android 5.1.1 Not Available
SM-A310Y 23 May 2017 A310YDVU3CQE2 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-A310Y 16 Feb 2017 A310YDVU2BQB2 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-A310Y 09 Dec 2016 A310YDVS2BPL1 Android 6.0.1 July 2016 security patch
SM-A310Y 06 Jul 2016 A310YDVU2BPG1 Android 6.0.1 July 2016 security patch
SM-A310Y 28 Apr 2016 A310YDVU2APD4 Android 5.1.1 May 2016 security patch
SM-A310Y 18 Feb 2016 A310YDVU1APB3 Android 5.1.1 February 2016 security patch

Galaxy A3 2015 update

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-A300F 04 Apr 2017 A300FXXU1BQD1 Android 5.0.2 April 2017 security patch
SM-A300F 24 Mar 2017 A300FXCS1BQC1 Android 5.0.2 March 2017 security patch
SM-A300F 24 Mar 2017 A300FXCS1BQC2 Android 5.0.2 March 2017 security patch
SM-A300F 24 Mar 2017 A300FXXS1BQC1 Android 5.0.2 March 2017 security patch
SM-A300F 21 Feb 2017 A300FXXU1BQB2 Android 5.0.2 February 2017 security patch
SM-A300F 15 Feb 2017 A300FXXS1BQB1 Android 5.0.2 February 2017 security patch
SM-A300F 21 Dec 2016 A300FXXU1BPL5 Android 5.0.2 December 2016 security patch
SM-A300F 14 Dec 2016 A300FXXS1BPL1 Android 5.0.2 December 2016 security patch
SM-A300F 28 Nov 2016 A300FXCS1BPK3 Android 5.0.2 November 2016 security patch
SM-A300F 28 Nov 2016 A300FXCS1BPK4 Android 5.0.2 November 2016 security patch
SM-A300F 28 Nov 2016 A300FXXS1BPK3 Android 5.0.2 November 2016 security patch
SM-A300F 17 Oct 2016 A300FXXU1BPJ2 Android 5.0.2 October 2016 security patch
SM-A300F 15 Sep 2016 A300FXCS1BPI2 Android 5.0.2 September 2016 security patch
SM-A300F 15 Sep 2016 A300FXXS1BPI1 Android 5.0.2 September 2016 security patch
SM-A300F 15 Sep 2016 A300FXCS1BPI1 Android 5.0.2 September 2016 security patch
SM-A300F 07 Sep 2016 A300FXXU1BPI1 Android 5.0.2 September 2016 security patch
SM-A300F 22 Aug 2016 A300FXXS1BPH5 Android 5.0.2 August 2016 security patch
SM-A300F 16 Aug 2016 A300FXXS1BPH2 Android 5.0.2 August 2016 security patch
SM-A300F 19 Jul 2016 A300FXCS1BPG2 Android 5.0.2 July 2016 security patch
SM-A300F 19 Jul 2016 A300FXCS1BPG1 Android 5.0.2 July 2016 security patch
SM-A300F 19 Jul 2016 A300FXCS1BPG3 Android 5.0.2 July 2016 security patch
SM-A300F 19 Jul 2016 A300FXXS1BPG2 Android 5.0.2 July 2016 security patch
SM-A300FU 21 Jul 2017 A300FUXXU1CQG3 Android 6.0.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-A300FU 18 Apr 2017 A300FUXXU1CQD2 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-A300FU 07 Apr 2017 A300FUXXS1CQD5 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-A300FU 09 Mar 2017 A300FUXXU1CQC1 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A300FU 28 Dec 2016 A300FUXXU1CPL4 Android 6.0.1 January 2017 security patch
SM-A300G 13 Dec 2016 A300GXXS1BPL1 Android 5.0.2 December 2016 security patch
SM-A300G 16 Aug 2016 A300GXXS1BPH1 Android 5.0.2 August 2016 security patch
SM-A300G 29 Jun 2016 A300GXXU1BPF1 Android 5.0.2 June 2016 security patch
SM-A300G 03 Jul 2015 A300GXXU1BOG1 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A300G 08 Jun 2015 A300GXXU1BOF1 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A300G 10 Mar 2015 A300GDXU1AOC2 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-A300G 10 Feb 2015 A300GDXU1AOB1 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-A300G 27 Jan 2015 A300GDXU1AOA4 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-A300G 22 Jan 2015 A300GDXU1AOA3 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-A300G 04 Jan 2015 A300GDXU1AOA1 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-A300H A300HXXS1BPI1 Android 5.1.1 Not Available
SM-A300H 10 Apr 2017 A300HXXS1BQD2 Android 5.0.2 April 2017 security patch
SM-A300H 06 Apr 2017 A300HXXS1BQD1 Android 5.0.2 April 2017 security patch
SM-A300H 23 Mar 2017 A300HXXS1BQC1 Android 5.0.2 March 2017 security patch
SM-A300H 23 Mar 2017 A300HXXS1BQC2 Android 5.0.2 March 2017 security patch
SM-A300H 17 Feb 2017 A300HXXS1BQB3 Android 5.0.2 February 2017 security patch
SM-A300H 09 Feb 2017 A300HXXS1BQB1 Android 5.0.2 February 2017 security patch
SM-A300H 07 Dec 2016 A300HXXS1BPL3 Android 5.0.2 December 2016 security patch
SM-A300H 06 Dec 2016 A300HXXS1BPL2 Android 5.0.2 December 2016 security patch
SM-A300H 05 Dec 2016 A300HXXS1BPL1 Android 5.0.2 December 2016 security patch
SM-A300H 12 Oct 2016 A300HXXU1BPJ3 Android 5.0.2 October 2016 security patch
SM-A300H 07 Oct 2016 A300HXXU1BPJ2 Android 5.0.2 October 2016 security patch
SM-A300H 19 Sep 2016 A300HXXS1BPI4 Android 5.0.2 September 2016 security patch
SM-A300H 16 Sep 2016 A300HXXS1BPI3 Android 5.0.2 September 2016 security patch
SM-A300H 16 Aug 2016 A300HXXS1BPH3 Android 5.0.2 August 2016 security patch
SM-A300M 15 Feb 2017 A300MUBS1BQB5 Android 5.0.2 February 2017 security patch
SM-A300M 14 Feb 2017 A300MUBS1BQB3 Android 5.0.2 February 2017 security patch
SM-A300M 10 Jan 2017 A300MUBU1BQA1 Android 5.0.2 January 2017 security patch
SM-A300M 06 Dec 2016 A300MUBS1BPL3 Android 5.0.2 December 2016 security patch
SM-A300M 25 Aug 2016 A300MUBS1BPH7 Android 5.0.2 August 2016 security patch
SM-A300M 19 May 2016 A300MUBS1BPE3 Android 5.0.2 May 2016 security patch
SM-A300M 16 Feb 2016 A300MUBU1BPB2 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A300M 01 Feb 2016 A300MUBU1BPB1 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A300Y 07 Apr 2017 A300YDVU1CQD1 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-A300Y 28 Feb 2017 A300YDVU1CQC1 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A300Y 10 Oct 2016 A300YDVU1CPJ1 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-A300Y 30 Aug 2016 A300YDVU1CPH5 Android 6.0.1 September 2016 security patch
SM-A300Y 08 Aug 2016 A300YDVU1CPH3 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-A300Y 14 Jul 2016 A300YDVU1BPG1 Android 5.0.2 July 2016 security patch
SM-A300Y 01 Dec 2015 A300YDVU1BOL1 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A300Y 13 Nov 2015 A300YDVU1BOK1 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A300Y 31 Oct 2015 A300YDVU1BOJ4 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A300Y 17 Sep 2015 A300YDVU1BOI3 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A300Y 09 Sep 2015 A300YDVU1BOI1 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A300Y 28 Aug 2015 A300YDVU1BOH5 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A300Y 23 Jan 2015 A300YDVU1AOA7 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-A300YZ A300YZUJU1BPD1 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A300YZ 03 Feb 2017 A300YZUJS1BQB1 Android 5.0.2 February 2017 security patch
SM-A300YZ 01 Dec 2016 A300YZUJS1BPL1 Android 5.0.2 December 2016 security patch
SM-A300YZ 17 Aug 2016 A300YZUJS1BPH1 Android 5.0.2 August 2016 security patch
SM-A300YZ 24 May 2016 A300YZUJS1BPE1 Android 5.0.2 May 2016 security patch
SM-A300YZ 02 Oct 2015 A300YZUJU1AOJ2 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-A300YZ 05 Mar 2015 A300YZUJU1AOC1 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-A300YZ 13 Feb 2015 A300YZUJU1AOB1 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-A300YZ 21 Jan 2015 A300YZUJU1AOA5 Android 4.4.4 Not Available

Galaxy A3 Android 9 Pie update

Device Model Android 9 Pie Expected Release Date
Galaxy A3 2015 SM-A300 Not eligible
Galaxy A3 2016 SM-A310 Not eligible
Galaxy A3 2017 SM-A320 Not 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

Device Model Android 8.0 Expected Release Date
Galaxy A3 2015 SM-A300 Not eligible NA
Galaxy A3 2016 SM-A310 Not eligible NA
Galaxy A3 2017 SM-A320 Eligible Released 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.