Galaxy A5 Android 9 Pie update and more: December patch released for 2017 and 2016 editions

Check out all the latest news on Galaxy A5 software update here. And the latest update and their firmware download link. We’ve got the software updates for each one of the Galaxy A5 2015, Galaxy A5 2016 and Galaxy A5 2017, with bits of changelogs and download links wherever available.

Besides the major OS upgrade talk, we got you all the latest monthly updates below with a link to download them. In case you need help with installing a firmware, be sure to check the link provided at the bottom.

Galaxy A5 2017 update timeline

Model No.DateSoftware versionAndroid OSChangelog
SM-A520F17 Dec 2018A520FXXU7CRK7Android 8.0December 2018 security patch
SM-A520F15 Oct 2018A520FXXU7CRJ3Android 8.0October 2018 security patch
SM-A520F19 Sep 2018A520FXXU7CRHAAndroid 8.0September 2018 security patch
SM-A520F8 June 2018A520FXXU4CREFAndroid 8.0June 2018 security patch
SM-A520F22 May 2018A520FXXU4BRE3Android 8.0May 2018 security patch
SM-A520F19 Apr 2018A520FXXU4CRD5Android 7.0Installs Android 8.0, Samsung Experience 9.0, and April 2018 security patch
SM-A520F9 Mar 2018A520FXXU4BRC2Android 7.0March 2018 security patch
SM-A520F22 Sep 2017A520FXXU2BQIHAndroid 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A520F19 Sep 2017A520FXXU2BQIEAndroid 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A520F18 Sep 2017A520FXXU2BQIDAndroid 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A520F14 Sep 2017A520FXXU2BQIBAndroid 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A520F12 Sep 2017A520FXXU2BQI9Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A520F06 Sep 2017A520FXXU2BQI5Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A520F31 Aug 2017A520FXXU2BQI2Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A520F25 Aug 2017A520FXXU2BQHKAndroid 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A520F17 Aug 2017A520FXXU2BQHDAndroid 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A520F03 Aug 2017A520FXXU2BQH4Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A520W13 Nov 2018A520WVLU5CRJ3Android 8.0November 2018 security patch
SM-A520W24 Sep 2018A520WVLS5CRI1Android 8.0September 2018 security patch
SM-A520W02 Sep 2018A520WVLS4CRH2Android 8.0August 2018 security patch
SM-A520W05 Aug 2018A520WVLS3CRG1Android 8.0July 2018 security patch
SM-A520W08 July 2018A520WVLU2CRF2Android 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and June 2018 security patch
SM-A520W19 Mar 2018A520WVLS2BRC1Android 7.0March 2018 security patch now available in Canada for multiple carriers. Should be available for all soon as build BRC1.
SM-A520W22 Feb 2018A520WVLS2BRB1Android 7.0February 2018 security patch
SM-A520W28 Jan 2018A520WVLS2BRA2Android 7.0January 2018 security patch
SM-A520W01 Sep 2017A520WVLU1BQI1Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A520W03 Aug 2017A520WVLS1AQH1Android 6.0.1August 2017 security patch
SM-A520W07 Jul 2017A520WVLS1AQG2Android 6.0.1July 2017 security patch
SM-A520W18 May 2017A520WVLU1AQE3Android 6.0.1May 2017 security patch
SM-A520W27 Feb 2017A520WVLU1AQB9Android 6.0.1February 2017 security patch

Galaxy A5 2016 update timeline

Model No.DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
SM-A510F10 Jan 2019A510FXXU7CRL2Android 7.0December 2018 security patch
SM-A510F02 Oct 2018A510FXXS6CRI5Android 7.0September 2018 security patch
SM-A510F13 Aug 2018A510FXXU6CRH1Android 7.0August 2018 security patch
SM-A510F23 May 2018A510FXXS5CRE3Android 7.0May 2018 security patch
SM-A510F21 Mar 2018A510FXXU5CRC1Android 7.0March 2018 security patch
SM-A510F 29 Aug 2018A510FXXU4CQG8Android 7.0Not Available
SM-A510F13 Sep 2017A510FXXU4CQI5Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A510F11 Aug 2017A510FXXU4CQH2Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A510F03 Jul 2017A510FXXU4CQG1Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD21 Sep 2017A510FXXU4CQI8Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD18 Aug 2017A510FXXS4CQH4Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD11 Aug 2017A510FXXS4CQH3Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD12 Jul 2017A510FXXU4CQG7Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD06 Jul 2017A510FXXU4CQG4Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD23 Jun 2017A510FXXU4CQF9Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD09 Jun 2017A510FXXU4CQF4Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD07 Jun 2017A510FXXS4CQF2Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD06 Jun 2017A510FXXS4CQF1Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD18 May 2017A510FXXU4CQE7Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD08 May 2017A510FXXU4CQE4Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD25 Apr 2017A510FXXU4CQDLAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-A510M13 Nov 2018A510MUBU6CRJ5Android 7.0November 2018 security patch
SM-A510M19 Jun 2018A510MUBS4CRF2Android 7.0June 2018 security patch
SM-A510M22 Aug 2017A510MUBS3CQH1Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A510M15 Aug 2017A510MUBU3CQH1Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-A510M13 Jul 2017A510MUBS3CQG1Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-A510M13 Jul 2017A510MUBS3CQG2Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-A510M12 Jun 2017A510MUBU3CQF3Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-A510M30 May 2017A510MUBS3CQF1Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-A510M04 May 2017A510MUBU3CQE1Android 7.0May 2017 security patch
SM-A510M06 Apr 2017A510MUBS3BQD2Android 6.0.1April 2017 security patch
SM-A510M31 Mar 2017A510MUBS3BQD1Android 6.0.1April 2017 security patch
SM-A510M23 Mar 2017A510MUBU3BQC3Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A510M20 Mar 2017A510MUBU3BQC2Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A510M03 Mar 2017A510MUBS3BQC1Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A510M10 Feb 2017A510MUBU3BQB6Android 6.0.1February 2017 security patch
SM-A510M31 Jan 2017A510MUBU3BQB1Android 6.0.1February 2017 security patch
SM-A510M30 Jan 2017A510MUBS3BQB2Android 6.0.1February 2017 security patch
SM-A510M05 Jan 2017A510MUBU3BQA1Android 6.0.1January 2017 security patch
SM-A510M13 Dec 2016A510MUBU3BPL2Android 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-A510Y05 Jun 2017A510YDOS4CQF1Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-A510Y26 Apr 2017A510YDOU4CQD7Android 7.0April 2017 security patch
SM-A510Y09 Mar 2017A510YDOU4BQC1Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A510Y20 Jan 2017A510YDOU3BQA2Android 6.0.1January 2017 security patch
SM-A510Y02 Dec 2016A510YDOU3BPL1Android 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-A510Y04 Oct 2016A510YDOU3BPJ1Android 6.0.1September 2016 security patch
SM-A510Y17 Jun 2016A510YDOU2BPF3Android 6.0.1June 2016 security patch
SM-A510Y08 Apr 2016A510YDOU2APD1Android 5.1.1April 2016 security patch
SM-A510Y14 Feb 2016A510YDOU1APB1Android 5.1.1Not Available

Galaxy A5 2015 update timeline

Model No.DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
SM-A500F24 Mar 2017A500FXXS1CQC5Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A500F24 Mar 2017A500FXXS1CQC2Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A500F06 Mar 2017A500FXXS1CQC1Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A500F28 Dec 2016A500FXXS1CPL3Android 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-A500F08 Dec 2016A500FXXS1CPL2Android 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-A500F21 Nov 2016A500FXXU1CPK3Android 6.0.1November 2016 security patch
SM-A500F21 Nov 2016A500FXXS1CPK2Android 6.0.1November 2016 security patch
SM-A500F25 Oct 2016A500FXXU1CPJ4Android 6.0.1November 2016 security patch
SM-A500F24 Oct 2016A500FXXU1CPJ3Android 6.0.1October 2016 security patch
SM-A500F30 Aug 2016A500FXXU1CPH5Android 6.0.1September 2016 security patch
SM-A500F05 Aug 2016A500FXXU1CPH2Android 6.0.1August 2016 security patch
SM-A500F13 Oct 2016A500FXXS1BPJ1Android 5.0.2October 2016 security patch
SM-A500F19 Jul 2016A500FXXU1BPG4Android 5.0.2July 2016 security patch
SM-A500F08 Jun 2016A500FXXU1BPF1Android 5.0.2June 2016 security patch
SM-A500F23 Jan 2016A500FXXU1BPA4Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A500F19 Nov 2015A500FXXU1BOK2Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A500F30 Oct 2015A500FXXU1BOJ5Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A500FU13 Jul 2017A500FUXXU1CQG1Android 6.0.1July 2017 security patch
SM-A500FU14 Jun 2017A500FUXXU1CQF5Android 6.0.1June 2017 security patch
SM-A500FU07 Jun 2017A500FUXXU1CQF4Android 6.0.1June 2017 security patch
SM-A500FU22 Mar 2017A500FUXXS1CQC4Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A500FU17 Mar 2017A500FUXXS1CQC2Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A500G25 Jul 2017A500GXXU1CQG1Android 6.0.1August 2017 security patch
SM-A500G10 May 2017A500GXXU1CQE3Android 6.0.1May 2017 security patch
SM-A500G07 Feb 2017A500GXXU1CQB2Android 6.0.1February 2017 security patch
SM-A500G18 Oct 2016A500GXXU1CPJ2Android 6.0.1October 2016 security patch
SM-A500G17 Aug 2016A500GXXU1CPH4Android 6.0.1August 2016 security patch
SM-A500G02 Mar 2017A500GXXS1BQC1Android 5.0.2March 2017 security patch
SM-A500G19 Dec 2016A500GXXS1BPL1Android 5.0.2December 2016 security patch
SM-A500G12 Sep 2016A500GXXS1BPI1Android 5.0.2September 2016 security patch
SM-A500G19 Apr 2016A500GXXU1BPD1Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A500G19 Apr 2016A500GXXU1BPD1Android 5.0.2May 2016 security patch
SM-A500G21 Mar 2016A500GXXU1BPC3Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A500G05 Feb 2016A500GXXU1BPB2Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A500G14 Dec 2015A500GXXU1BOL2Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A500G05 Oct 2015A500GXXU1BOJ2Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A500G18 May 2015A500GXXU1AOE2Android 4.4.4Not Available
SM-A500G26 Feb 2015A500GXXU1AOB2Android 4.4.4Not Available
SM-A500G28 Jan 2015A500GXXU1AOA2Android 4.4.4Not Available
SM-A500G09 Jan 2015A500GXXU1AOA1Android 4.4.4Not Available
SM-A500G08 Dec 2014A500GXXU1ANL1Android 4.4.4Not Available
SM-A500G03 Nov 2014A500GXXU1ANK1Android 4.4.4Not Available
SM-A500H27 Mar 2017A500HXXS1CQC7Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A500H22 Mar 2017A500HXXS1CQC5Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A500H17 Mar 2017A500HXXS1CQC4Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A500H07 Mar 2017A500HXXS1CQC3Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A500H29 Dec 2016A500HXXU1CPL5Android 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-A500H13 Dec 2016A500HXXS1CPL3Android 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-A500H15 Nov 2016A500HXXU1CPK4Android 6.0.1November 2016 security patch
SM-A500H11 Nov 2016A500HXXU1CPK3Android 6.0.1November 2016 security patch
SM-A500H20 Aug 2016A500HXXU1CPH8Android 6.0.1August 2016 security patch
SM-A500H17 Aug 2016A500HXXU1CPH7Android 6.0.1August 2016 security patch
SM-A500H12 Aug 2016A500HXXU1CPH5Android 6.0.1August 2016 security patch
SM-A500H05 Aug 2016A500HXXU1CPH2Android 6.0.1August 2016 security patch
SM-A500H16 Jun 2016A500HXXU1BPF5Android 5.0.2June 2016 security patch
SM-A500H03 May 2016A500HXXU1BPE1Android 5.0.2May 2016 security patch
SM-A500H22 Feb 2016A500HXXU1BPB7Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A500M09 Mar 2017A500MUBU1CQC5Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A500M08 Mar 2017A500MUBS1CQC1Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A500M14 Feb 2017A500MUBS1CQB1Android 6.0.1February 2017 security patch
SM-A500M22 Nov 2016A500MUBS1CPK4Android 6.0.1November 2016 security patch
SM-A500M12 Sep 2016A500MUBU1CPI2Android 6.0.1September 2016 security patch
SM-A500M16 Aug 2016A500MUBU1CPH3Android 6.0.1August 2016 security patch
SM-A500M05 Apr 2016A500MUBU1BPD2Android 5.0.2April 2016 security patch
SM-A500M18 Feb 2016A500MUBU1BPB3Android 5.0.2December 2016 security patch
SM-A500M15 Feb 2016A500MUBU1BPB2Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A500W15 Nov 2016A500WVLS1BPK2Android 6.0.1November 2016 security patch
SM-A500W13 Jul 2016A500WVLU1BPG4Android 6.0.1July 2016 security patch
SM-A500Y28 Mar 2017A500YDVU1CQC3Android 6.0.1April 2017 security patch
SM-A500Y16 Mar 2017A500YDVU1CQC1Android 6.0.1March 2017 security patch
SM-A500Y01 Mar 2017A500YDVS1CQC2Android 6.0.1February 2017 security patch
SM-A500Y05 Jan 2017A500YDVU1CQA1Android 6.0.1January 2017 security patch
SM-A500Y29 Nov 2016A500YDVU1CPK1Android 6.0.1December 2016 security patch
SM-A500Y10 Oct 2016A500YDVU1CPJ1Android 6.0.1September 2016 security patch
SM-A500Y14 Sep 2016A500YDVU1CPI1Android 6.0.1August 2016 security patch
SM-A500Y26 Aug 2016A500YDVU1CPH6Android 6.0.1August 2016 security patch
SM-A500Y15 Aug 2016A500YDVU1CPH4Android 6.0.1August 2016 security patch
SM-A500Y05 Jul 2016A500YDVU1BPG3Android 5.0.2July 2016 security patch
SM-A500Y15 Dec 2015A500YDVU1BOL1Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A500Y03 Nov 2015A500YDVU1BOK1Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A500Y08 Sep 2015A500YDVU1BOI2Android 5.0.2Not Available
SM-A500Y26 Aug 2015A500YDVU1AOH3Android 4.4.4Not Available
SM-A500Y07 Apr 2015A500YDVU1AOD1Android 4.4.4Not Available
SM-A500Y24 Jan 2015A500YDVU1AOA5Android 4.4.4Not Available

Galaxy A5 Pie update: Eligibility and release date

  • None current A5 model is eligible
DeviceModelAndroid 9 PieExpected Release Date
Galaxy A5 2015SM-A500Not eligibleNA
Galaxy A5 2016SM-A510Not eligibleNA
Galaxy A5 2017SM-A520Not eligibleNA

Samsung hasn’t launched a Galaxy A5 handset in 2018, meaning the newest of its kind is from 2017. This model came preinstalled with Marshmallow and has since been upgraded to Oreo, the second major OS upgrade. With that said, we don’t expect a third OS upgrade for the 2017 model, but you might get lucky if folks behind LineageOS 16 or any other Pie-based custom ROM feel generous enough to support the 2017 model, at least.


Samsung One UI

Given that Samsung won’t be rolling out official Pie updates to any of the Galaxy A5 handsets, there similarly won’t be an official update to One UI, the successor to Samsung Experience that was launched recently. But of course, we expect the developer community to try and bring this new skin along with unofficial Pie updates to at least the A5 2017 at some point.

Related: Samsung One UI device list and release date

Galaxy A5 Oreo update: Eligibility and release date

DeviceModelAndroid 8.0Expected Release Date
Galaxy A5 2015SM-A500Not eligibleNA
Galaxy A5 2016SM-A510Not eligibleNA
Galaxy A5 2017SM-A520EligibleReleased on 19 April 2018

We have always maintained that Samsung would be coming up with Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy A7 2017. And yes, the update started rolling out in Europe on April 19, 2018, days ahead of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge.

Read: ‘Samsung Galaxy A3 Oreo update

Galaxy A5 firmware

Well, check out the model no. of your Galaxy A5 first, and then download the latest firmware available above for your exact model no. Next, install the downloaded firmware using our Odin Samsung firmware installation guide here.

Let us know in comments if you need any help with this.


Nuzhat is a day-dreamer with imaginations running sky-high. Her love for tech is a recent one which she is still unwrapping and trying to decipher. Once a news-savvy journalist, she is now a tech-savvy author. Email: nuzhat@theandroidsoul.com