Galaxy A5 Firmware download: Android 8.0 Oreo now available

Update [June 18, 2018]: Samsung has released Android Oreo update for the Galaxy A5 2018 mode. Please note that the 2016 (SM-A500) and 2017 (SM-A510) models are not expected to be given Android 8.0 build.

Samsung Galaxy A5 Firmware

Galaxy A5 2017

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-A520F10 May 2018A520FXXU4CRE8 | Android 8.0.0
SM-A520F19 Apr 2018A520FXXU4CRD5 | Android 8.0.0
SM-A520F03 Apr 2018A520FXXU4BRD2 | Android 7.0
SM-A520F30 Mar 2018A520FXXU4BRC4 | Android 7.0
SM-A520F09 Mar 2018A520FXXU4BRB7 | Android 7.0
SM-A520F07 Feb 2018A520FXXU4BRB6 | Android 7.0
SM-A520F06 Mar 2018A520FXXU4BRB1 | Android 7.0
SM-A520F26 Jun 2017A520FXXU2AQFA | Android 6.0.1
SM-A520F13 Jun 2017A520FXXU2AQF7 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A520F09 Jun 2017A520FXXU2AQF5 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A520F08 Jun 2017A520FXXU2AQF4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A520F08 Jun 2017A520FXXU2AQF3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A520F08 Jun 2017A520FXXU2AQF2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A520F05 Jun 2017A520FXXU1AQF3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A520F10 May 2017A520FXXU1AQE2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A520F11 Jun 2018A520FXXS4CRE1 | Android 8.0.0
SM-A520F21 Mar 2018A520FXXS4BRC2 | Android 7.0
SM-A520F08 Jun 2017A520FXXS2AQF2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A520K08 May 2018A520KKKU2CRD8 | Android 8.0.0
SM-A520K09 Feb 2018A520KKKU2BRB2 | Android 7.0
SM-A520K16 Jun 2017A520KKKU1AQF1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A520L19 Apr 2018A520LKLU2CRD7 | Android 8.0.0
SM-A520L09 Feb 2018A520LKLU2BRB2 | Android 7.0
SM-A520L16 Jun 2017A520LKLU1AQF1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A520S19 Apr 2018A520SKSU2CRD7 | Android 8.0.0
SM-A520S09 Feb 2018A520SKSU2BRB2 | Android 7.0
SM-A520S16 Jun 2017A520SKSU1AQF1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A520W01 Sep 2017A520WVLU1BQI1 | Android 7.0
SM-A520W18 May 2017A520WVLU1AQE3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A520W27 Feb 2017A520WVLU1AQB9 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A520W09 Apr 2018A520WVLS2BRD2 | Android 7.0
SM-A520W05 Mar 2018A520WVLS2BRC1 | Android 7.0
SM-A520W23 Sep 2018A520WVLS2BRB1 | Android 7.0
SM-A520W16 Jan 2018A520WVLS2BRA2 | Android 7.0
SM-A520W16 Jun 2017A520WVLS1BQK1 | Android 7.0
SM-A520W03 Aug 2017A520WVLS1AQH1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A520W07 Jul 2017A520WVLS1AQG2 | Android 6.0.1

Galaxy A5 2016

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-A510FA510FXXU5CRC1 | Android 7.0
SM-A510FA510FXXU5CRB1 | Android 7.0
SM-A510F13 Jun 2017A510FXXU4CQF5 | Android 7.0
SM-A510F29 Jun 2017A510FXXU4CQF2 | Android 7.0
SM-A510F18 May 2017A510FXXU4CQE7 | Android 7.0
SM-A510F10 May 2017A510FXXU4CQE6 | Android 7.0
SM-A510F03 May 2017A510FXXU4CQE3 | Android 7.0
SM-A510F25 Apr 2017A510FXXU4CQDL | Android 7.0
SM-A510F20 Apr 2017A510FXXU4CQDK | Android 7.0
SM-A510F13 Apr 2017A510FXXU4BQD5 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510F30 Mar 2017A510FXXU4BQD1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510F24 Mar 2017A510FXXU4BQCB | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510FA510FXXS5CRE9 | Android 7.0
SM-A510FA510FXXS5CRE3 | Android 7.0
SM-A510FA510FXXS5CRD9 | Android 7.0
SM-A510FA510FXXS5CRD8 | Android 7.0
SM-A510FA510FXXS5CRD1 | Android 7.0
SM-A510FA510FXXS5CRB5 | Android 7.0
SM-A510F06 Jun 2017A510FXXS4CQF1 | Android 7.0
SM-A510F11 Apr 2017A510FXXS4BQD4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510FDA510FXXU5CRD5 | Android 7.0
SM-A510FD12 Jan 2018A510FXXU5CRA5 | Android 7.0
SM-A510FD27 Oct 2017A510FXXU4CQJ8 | Android 7.0
SM-A510FD23 Jun 2017A510FXXU4CQF9 | Android 7.0
SM-A510FD09 Jun 2017A510FXXU4CQF4 | Android 7.0
SM-A510FD08 May 2017A510FXXU4CQE4 | Android 7.0
SM-A510FD12 Apr 2017A510FXXU4BQD3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510FD06 Mar 2017A510FXXU4BQC2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510FD10 Jan 2017A510FXXU3BQA9 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510FDA510FXXS5CRE4 | Android 7.0
SM-A510FDA510FXXS5CRC9 | Android 7.0
SM-A510FDA510FXXS5CRB3 | Android 7.0
SM-A510FD13 Dec 2017A510FXXS4CQL6 | Android 7.0
SM-A510FD17 Nov 2017A510FXXS4CQK8 | Android 7.0
SM-A510FD07 Jun 2017A510FXXS4CQF2 | Android 7.0
SM-A510FD22 Mar 2017A510FXXS4BQC3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510FD06 Dec 2016A510FXXS3BPL5 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510K13 Dec 2017A510KKKU1CQL1 | Android 7.0
SM-A510K17 Mar 2016A510KKKU1APC4 | Android 5.1.1
SM-A510K07 Apr 2017A510KKKS1BQD1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510L13 Dec 2017A510LKLU1CQL1 | Android 7.0
SM-A510L17 Mar 2016A510LKLU1APC4 | Android 5.1.1
SM-A510L07 Apr 2017A510LKLS1BQD1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510MA510MUBU3CQK1 | Android 7.0
SM-A510M12 Jun 2017A510MUBU3CQF3 | Android 7.0
SM-A510M04 May 2017A510MUBU3CQE1 | Android 7.0
SM-A510M23 Mar 2017A510MUBU3BQC3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510M20 Mar 2017A510MUBU3BQC2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510M10 Feb 2017A510MUBU3BQB6 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510M31 Jan 2017A510MUBU3BQB1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510M05 Jan 2017A510MUBU3BQA1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510M13 Dec 2016A510MUBU3BPL2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510M10 Nov 2016A510MUBU3BPK2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510M30 May 2017A510MUBS3CQF1 | Android 7.0
SM-A510M06 Apr 2017A510MUBS3BQD2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510M31 Mar 2017A510MUBS3BQD1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510M03 Mar 2017A510MUBS3BQC1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510M30 Jan 2017A510MUBS3BQB2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510S13 Dec 2017A510SKSU1CQL1 | Android 7.0
SM-A510S17 Mar 2016A510SKSU1APC4 | Android 5.1.1
SM-A510S07 Apr 2017A510SKSS1BQD1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510YA510YZTS5BRB1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510Y10 Oct 2016A510YZTS3BPJ1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-A510Y20 Nov 2017A510YDOU4CQK3 | Android 7.0
SM-A510Y26 Apr 2017A510YDOU4CQD7 | Android 7.0
SM-A510Y09 Mar 2017A510YDOU4BQC1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510Y20 Jan 2017A510YDOU3BQA2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510Y02 Dec 2016A510YDOU3BPL1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510Y04 Oct 2016A510YDOU3BPJ1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510Y17 Jun 2016A510YDOU2BPF3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A510Y08 Apr 2016A510YDOU2APD1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-A510Y14 Feb 2016A510YDOU1APB1 | Android 5.1.1
SM-A510Y05 Jun 2017A510YDOS4CQF1 | Android 7.0

Galaxy A5 2015

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-A500F21 Nov 2016A500FXXU1CPK3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500F25 Oct 2016A500FXXU1CPJ4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500F24 Oct 2016A500FXXU1CPJ3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500F30 Aug 2016A500FXXU1CPH5 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500F05 Aug 2016A500FXXU1CPH2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500F19 Jul 2016A500FXXU1BPG4 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500F08 Jun 2016A500FXXU1BPF1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500F23 Jan 2016A500FXXU1BPA4 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500F19 Nov 2015A500FXXU1BOK2 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500F30 Oct 2015A500FXXU1BOJ5 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500F24 Mar 2017A500FXXS1CQC5 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500F24 Mar 2017A500FXXS1CQC2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500F06 Mar 2017A500FXXS1CQC1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500F28 Dec 2016A500FXXS1CPL3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500F08 Dec 2016A500FXXS1CPL2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500F21 Nov 2016A500FXXS1CPK2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500F13 Oct 2016A500FXXS1BPJ1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500FU14 Jun 2017A500FUXXU1CQF5 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500FU07 Jun 2017A500FUXXU1CQF4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500FU22 Mar 2017A500FUXXS1CQC4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500FU17 Mar 2017A500FUXXS1CQC2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500G10 May 2017A500GXXU1CQE3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500G07 Feb 2017A500GXXU1CQB2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500G18 Oct 2016A500GXXU1CPJ2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500G17 Aug 2016A500GXXU1CPH4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500G25 May 2016A500GXXU1BPE1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500G19 Apr 2016A500GXXU1BPD1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500G21 Mar 2016A500GXXU1BPC3 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500G05 Feb 2016A500GXXU1BPB2 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500G14 Dec 2015A500GXXU1BOL2 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500G05 Oct 2015A500GXXU1BOJ2 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500G18 May 2015A500GXXU1AOE2 | Android 4.4.4
SM-A500G26 Feb 2015A500GXXU1AOB2 | Android 4.4.4
SM-A500G28 Jan 2015A500GXXU1AOA2 | Android 4.4.4
SM-A500G09 Jan 2015A500GXXU1AOA1 | Android 4.4.4
SM-A500G08 Dec 2014A500GXXU1ANL1 | Android 4.4.4
SM-A500G03 Nov 2014A500GXXU1ANK1 | Android 4.4.4
SM-A500G02 Mar 2017A500GXXS1BQC1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500G19 Dec 2016A500GXXS1BPL1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500G12 Sep 2016A500GXXS1BPI1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500H29 Dec 2016A500HXXU1CPL5 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500H15 Nov 2016A500HXXU1CPK4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500H11 Nov 2016A500HXXU1CPK3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500H20 Aug 2016A500HXXU1CPH8 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500H17 Aug 2016A500HXXU1CPH7 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500H12 Aug 2016A500HXXU1CPH5 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500H05 Aug 2016A500HXXU1CPH2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500H16 Jun 2016A500HXXU1BPF5 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500H03 May 2016A500HXXU1BPE1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500H22 Feb 2016A500HXXU1BPB7 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500H27 Mar 2017A500HXXS1CQC7 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500H22 Mar 2017A500HXXS1CQC5 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500H17 Mar 2017A500HXXS1CQC4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500H07 Mar 2017A500HXXS1CQC3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500H13 Dec 2016A500HXXS1CPL3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500M09 Mar 2017A500MUBU1CQC5 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500W13 Jul 2016A500WVLU1BPG4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500W15 Nov 2016A500WVLS1BPK2 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500Y28 Mar 2017A500YDVU1CQC3 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500Y16 Mar 2017A500YDVU1CQC1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500Y05 Jan 2017A500YDVU1CQA1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500Y29 Nov 2016A500YDVU1CPK1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500Y10 Oct 2016A500YDVU1CPJ1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500Y14 Sep 2016A500YDVU1CPI1 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500Y26 Aug 2016A500YDVU1CPH6 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500Y15 Aug 2016A500YDVU1CPH4 | Android 6.0.1
SM-A500Y05 Jul 2016A500YDVU1BPG3 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500Y15 Dec 2015A500YDVU1BOL1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500Y03 Nov 2015A500YDVU1BOK1 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500Y08 Sep 2015A500YDVU1BOI2 | Android 5.0.2
SM-A500Y26 Aug 2015A500YDVU1AOH3 | Android 4.4.4
SM-A500Y07 Apr 2015A500YDVU1AOD1 | Android 4.4.4
SM-A500Y24 Jan 2015A500YDVU1AOA5 | Android 4.4.4
SM-A500Y01 Mar 2017A500YDVS1CQC2 | Android 6.0.1

How to download the correct firmware file

This is an important part!

Be sure to check and find the correct model no. of your Galaxy A5. Then, based on your device’s model no., look for the appropriate firmware build from above.

You can identify the model no. using an app called Droid Info, or simply check it on its packaging box, or under Settings > About. Another solid trick would be to look at the packaging box of your device (in case you can’t power on the device because it is bricked).

Now that you know the model no., download the latest firmware from above for that model no. exactly.

Next, install the firmware on your Galaxy A5 by following the guide linked right below.

How to install a firmware

First, read our disclaimer, then take backup and then follow the guide below to install the firmware.

Disclaimer: Installing an official firmware through Odin doesn’t void your device’s warranty, but it remains an unofficial process and thus you need to be cautious of it. In any case, you only are responsible for your device. We won’t be liable if any damage occurs to your device and/or its components.

Backup, backup, backup! Create an appropriate backup of contacts, pictures, videos, songs and other important files stored on your device before proceeding with the steps below, so that in case something goes wrong you’ll have a backup of all your important files. Sometimes, firmware installation may delete everything on your device! Like, when you change the CSC of your device, knowingly or not.

Step-by-step Firmware Installation Guide

Let’s see how to install the firmware on your Galaxy A5. Make sure you have more than 30% battery on your device.

Step 1. Make sure you have downloaded the correct firmware file on your PC. See above for how to download correct firmware file for your Galaxy A5 and download links.

Step 2. Install Samsung USB driver (method 1 on the linked page) first of all. Double-click the .exe file of drivers to begin the installation. (Not required if you have already done this.)

Step 3. Also, download Odin PC software (latest version).

Step 4. Extract the firmware file now. You can use a free software like 7-zip for this. Install 7-zip, then right click on firmware file and under 7-zip, select ‘Extract here’. You should get a file in .tar.md5 format now. (You may get 4 or more files, with AP, BL, CP or CSC etc. written at the beginning of those files.) We will be loading this file into Odin, to be installed on the device (in step 10 below).

Step 5. Extract the Odin file. You should get the Odin exe file (other files could be hidden, hence not visible).

Step 6. Disconnect your Galaxy A5 from PC if it is connected.

Step 7. Boot into download mode:

  • Power off your device. Wait for 6-7 seconds after screen goes off.
  • Press and hold the three buttons Volume down + Home + Power together until you see the Warning screen.
  • Press Volume Up to continue to download mode.

Step 8. Double click on Odin .exe file (from step 5) to open the Odin window as shown below. Be careful with Odin, and do just as said to prevent problems.

Step 9. Connect your device now using the USB cable. Odin should recognize your device. It’s a must. When it recognizes, you will see Added!! message appearing in the Log box in the bottom left, and the first box under ID:COM will also show a no. and turn its background blue. Look at the pic below.

  • You cannot proceed until you get the Added!! message, which confirms that Odin has recognized your device.
  • If you don’t get Added!! message, you need to install/re-install drivers again, and use the original cable that came with the device. Mostly, drivers are the problem (look at step 2 above).
  • You can try different USB ports on your PC too.

Step 10. Load the firmware file into Odin. Click the AP button on Odin and the select the .tar.md5 file from above.

Load the firmware files(s) on your device. This depends on how many files you got in step 4 above upon extracting the firmware .zip file.

Case 1: If you got a single .tar/.tar.md5 file, then load this into AP tab of your Odin software. Then go to next step.

To load the file, click on AP tab, select the single firmware file starting with AP text, wait for it to load, and then skip to step 11, ignoring the rest of the part of this step.

Case 2: If you got more than one .tar/.tar.md5 file, then you must be having files starting with AP, CSC, Home_CSC, BL, CP, etc. stuff. In this case, choose the files as follows. Select the firmware files as follows.

  • Click on BL tab, and select the file beginning with BL text.
  • Click on AP tab, and select the file beginning with AP text.
  • Click on CP tab, and select the file beginning with CP text.
  • [Different] Click on CSC tab, and select the file beginning with HOME_CSC text. If HOME_CSC file isn’t available, then select the file beginning with CSC text.

About CSC file: Using the HOME_CSC file won’t reset your device, and data on the phone shouldn’t be deleted. However, when we select regular CSC file, and it results in CSC on the device being different than that in CSC file, your phone will be formatted automatically. You can even choose to ignore loading the CSC file, that may do alright too. But if it doesn’t work out, repeat the whole process and select CSC file this time around.

  • Info: When you load files, Odin checks the md5 of firmware file, which takes time. So, simply wait until that’s done and the firmware file is loaded. Don’t worry if Odin gets unresponsive for a while, it’s normal. Binary size will also show up in Odin.

Step 11. Click on Options tab, and make sure Re-partition checkbox is NOT selected. Don’t use PIT tab, ever.

Go back to Log tab now, as it will show the progress of firmware installation when you hit the start button in next step.

Step 12. Verify that everything is okay as mentioned above. When satisfied, click the Start button on Odin now to start flashing the firmware on your device.

Wait till installation is finished, after which your device will reboot automatically. You’ll get PASS message as shown below upon successful installation from Odin.

Some errors you may run into, and with respective solution.

  • If Odin gets stuck at setup connection, then you need to do this all again. Disconnect your device, close Odin, boot device into download mode again, open Odin, and then select the file and flash it again as said above.
  • If you get FAIL in the top left box, then also you need to flash the file again as stated just above.

That’s it. Let device restart automatically.

The first start of the device may take time, so wait patiently again. When it has, verify the installation. Check the Settings > About device, to confirm new build no. based on the firmware you just installed.

Need help? Be sure to let us know via comments below.

Firmware Benefits

You can use the firmware for a variety of purposes, which includes:

  • Fix your Galaxy A5 if it’s giving you force closes errors and restarts randomly.
  • Unbrick your Galaxy A5 if it’s bootlooping and stuck at logo when restarting.
  • Go Back to Stock on your Galaxy A5 — helps when looking to sell the device, or fix installing OTA updates if broken.
  • Restore Galaxy A5 to factory state.
  • Upgrade your Galaxy A5 to newer Android version.
  • Downgrade your Galaxy A5 to lower build no. at same Android version.
  • Unroot your Galaxy A5.
  • Remove custom recovery like TWRP and CWM, if installed, on your Galaxy A5.

To perform any of the above, simply install the firmware meant for your device, as per its Galaxy A5 firmware in Settings > About device.