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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. Date Software version Android OS Changelog
SM-A520F 17 Dec 2018 A520FXXU7CRK7 Android 8.0 December 2018 security patch
SM-A520F 15 Oct 2018 A520FXXU7CRJ3 Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch
SM-A520F 19 Sep 2018 A520FXXU7CRHA Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
SM-A520F 8 June 2018 A520FXXU4CREF Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch
SM-A520F 22 May 2018 A520FXXU4BRE3 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
SM-A520F 19 Apr 2018 A520FXXU4CRD5 Android 7.0 Installs Android 8.0, Samsung Experience 9.0, and April 2018 security patch
SM-A520F 9 Mar 2018 A520FXXU4BRC2 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch
SM-A520F 22 Sep 2017 A520FXXU2BQIH Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A520F 19 Sep 2017 A520FXXU2BQIE Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A520F 18 Sep 2017 A520FXXU2BQID Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A520F 14 Sep 2017 A520FXXU2BQIB Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A520F 12 Sep 2017 A520FXXU2BQI9 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A520F 06 Sep 2017 A520FXXU2BQI5 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A520F 31 Aug 2017 A520FXXU2BQI2 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A520F 25 Aug 2017 A520FXXU2BQHK Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A520F 17 Aug 2017 A520FXXU2BQHD Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A520F 03 Aug 2017 A520FXXU2BQH4 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A520W 13 Nov 2018 A520WVLU5CRJ3 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
SM-A520W 24 Sep 2018 A520WVLS5CRI1 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
SM-A520W 02 Sep 2018 A520WVLS4CRH2 Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
SM-A520W 05 Aug 2018 A520WVLS3CRG1 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch
SM-A520W 08 July 2018 A520WVLU2CRF2 Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and June 2018 security patch
SM-A520W 19 Mar 2018 A520WVLS2BRC1 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch now available in Canada for multiple carriers. Should be available for all soon as build BRC1.
SM-A520W 22 Feb 2018 A520WVLS2BRB1 Android 7.0 February 2018 security patch
SM-A520W 28 Jan 2018 A520WVLS2BRA2 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patch
SM-A520W 01 Sep 2017 A520WVLU1BQI1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A520W 03 Aug 2017 A520WVLS1AQH1 Android 6.0.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-A520W 07 Jul 2017 A520WVLS1AQG2 Android 6.0.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-A520W 18 May 2017 A520WVLU1AQE3 Android 6.0.1 May 2017 security patch
SM-A520W 27 Feb 2017 A520WVLU1AQB9 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch

Galaxy A5 2016 update timeline

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-A510F 10 Jan 2019 A510FXXU7CRL2 Android 7.0 December 2018 security patch
SM-A510F 02 Oct 2018 A510FXXS6CRI5 Android 7.0 September 2018 security patch
SM-A510F 13 Aug 2018 A510FXXU6CRH1 Android 7.0 August 2018 security patch
SM-A510F 23 May 2018 A510FXXS5CRE3 Android 7.0 May 2018 security patch
SM-A510F 21 Mar 2018 A510FXXU5CRC1 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch
SM-A510F  29 Aug 2018 A510FXXU4CQG8 Android 7.0 Not Available
SM-A510F 13 Sep 2017 A510FXXU4CQI5 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A510F 11 Aug 2017 A510FXXU4CQH2 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A510F 03 Jul 2017 A510FXXU4CQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD 21 Sep 2017 A510FXXU4CQI8 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD 18 Aug 2017 A510FXXS4CQH4 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD 11 Aug 2017 A510FXXS4CQH3 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD 12 Jul 2017 A510FXXU4CQG7 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD 06 Jul 2017 A510FXXU4CQG4 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD 23 Jun 2017 A510FXXU4CQF9 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD 09 Jun 2017 A510FXXU4CQF4 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD 07 Jun 2017 A510FXXS4CQF2 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD 06 Jun 2017 A510FXXS4CQF1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD 18 May 2017 A510FXXU4CQE7 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD 08 May 2017 A510FXXU4CQE4 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-A510FD 25 Apr 2017 A510FXXU4CQDL Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
SM-A510M 13 Nov 2018 A510MUBU6CRJ5 Android 7.0 November 2018 security patch
SM-A510M 19 Jun 2018 A510MUBS4CRF2 Android 7.0 June 2018 security patch
SM-A510M 22 Aug 2017 A510MUBS3CQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A510M 15 Aug 2017 A510MUBU3CQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A510M 13 Jul 2017 A510MUBS3CQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-A510M 13 Jul 2017 A510MUBS3CQG2 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-A510M 12 Jun 2017 A510MUBU3CQF3 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-A510M 30 May 2017 A510MUBS3CQF1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-A510M 04 May 2017 A510MUBU3CQE1 Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-A510M 06 Apr 2017 A510MUBS3BQD2 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-A510M 31 Mar 2017 A510MUBS3BQD1 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-A510M 23 Mar 2017 A510MUBU3BQC3 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A510M 20 Mar 2017 A510MUBU3BQC2 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A510M 03 Mar 2017 A510MUBS3BQC1 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A510M 10 Feb 2017 A510MUBU3BQB6 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-A510M 31 Jan 2017 A510MUBU3BQB1 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-A510M 30 Jan 2017 A510MUBS3BQB2 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-A510M 05 Jan 2017 A510MUBU3BQA1 Android 6.0.1 January 2017 security patch
SM-A510M 13 Dec 2016 A510MUBU3BPL2 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-A510Y 05 Jun 2017 A510YDOS4CQF1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-A510Y 26 Apr 2017 A510YDOU4CQD7 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
SM-A510Y 09 Mar 2017 A510YDOU4BQC1 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A510Y 20 Jan 2017 A510YDOU3BQA2 Android 6.0.1 January 2017 security patch
SM-A510Y 02 Dec 2016 A510YDOU3BPL1 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-A510Y 04 Oct 2016 A510YDOU3BPJ1 Android 6.0.1 September 2016 security patch
SM-A510Y 17 Jun 2016 A510YDOU2BPF3 Android 6.0.1 June 2016 security patch
SM-A510Y 08 Apr 2016 A510YDOU2APD1 Android 5.1.1 April 2016 security patch
SM-A510Y 14 Feb 2016 A510YDOU1APB1 Android 5.1.1 Not Available

Galaxy A5 2015 update timeline

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-A500F 24 Mar 2017 A500FXXS1CQC5 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A500F 24 Mar 2017 A500FXXS1CQC2 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A500F 06 Mar 2017 A500FXXS1CQC1 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A500F 28 Dec 2016 A500FXXS1CPL3 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-A500F 08 Dec 2016 A500FXXS1CPL2 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-A500F 21 Nov 2016 A500FXXU1CPK3 Android 6.0.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-A500F 21 Nov 2016 A500FXXS1CPK2 Android 6.0.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-A500F 25 Oct 2016 A500FXXU1CPJ4 Android 6.0.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-A500F 24 Oct 2016 A500FXXU1CPJ3 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-A500F 30 Aug 2016 A500FXXU1CPH5 Android 6.0.1 September 2016 security patch
SM-A500F 05 Aug 2016 A500FXXU1CPH2 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-A500F 13 Oct 2016 A500FXXS1BPJ1 Android 5.0.2 October 2016 security patch
SM-A500F 19 Jul 2016 A500FXXU1BPG4 Android 5.0.2 July 2016 security patch
SM-A500F 08 Jun 2016 A500FXXU1BPF1 Android 5.0.2 June 2016 security patch
SM-A500F 23 Jan 2016 A500FXXU1BPA4 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A500F 19 Nov 2015 A500FXXU1BOK2 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A500F 30 Oct 2015 A500FXXU1BOJ5 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A500FU 13 Jul 2017 A500FUXXU1CQG1 Android 6.0.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-A500FU 14 Jun 2017 A500FUXXU1CQF5 Android 6.0.1 June 2017 security patch
SM-A500FU 07 Jun 2017 A500FUXXU1CQF4 Android 6.0.1 June 2017 security patch
SM-A500FU 22 Mar 2017 A500FUXXS1CQC4 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A500FU 17 Mar 2017 A500FUXXS1CQC2 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A500G 25 Jul 2017 A500GXXU1CQG1 Android 6.0.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-A500G 10 May 2017 A500GXXU1CQE3 Android 6.0.1 May 2017 security patch
SM-A500G 07 Feb 2017 A500GXXU1CQB2 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-A500G 18 Oct 2016 A500GXXU1CPJ2 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-A500G 17 Aug 2016 A500GXXU1CPH4 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-A500G 02 Mar 2017 A500GXXS1BQC1 Android 5.0.2 March 2017 security patch
SM-A500G 19 Dec 2016 A500GXXS1BPL1 Android 5.0.2 December 2016 security patch
SM-A500G 12 Sep 2016 A500GXXS1BPI1 Android 5.0.2 September 2016 security patch
SM-A500G 19 Apr 2016 A500GXXU1BPD1 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A500G 19 Apr 2016 A500GXXU1BPD1 Android 5.0.2 May 2016 security patch
SM-A500G 21 Mar 2016 A500GXXU1BPC3 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A500G 05 Feb 2016 A500GXXU1BPB2 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A500G 14 Dec 2015 A500GXXU1BOL2 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A500G 05 Oct 2015 A500GXXU1BOJ2 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A500G 18 May 2015 A500GXXU1AOE2 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-A500G 26 Feb 2015 A500GXXU1AOB2 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-A500G 28 Jan 2015 A500GXXU1AOA2 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-A500G 09 Jan 2015 A500GXXU1AOA1 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-A500G 08 Dec 2014 A500GXXU1ANL1 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-A500G 03 Nov 2014 A500GXXU1ANK1 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-A500H 27 Mar 2017 A500HXXS1CQC7 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A500H 22 Mar 2017 A500HXXS1CQC5 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A500H 17 Mar 2017 A500HXXS1CQC4 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A500H 07 Mar 2017 A500HXXS1CQC3 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A500H 29 Dec 2016 A500HXXU1CPL5 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-A500H 13 Dec 2016 A500HXXS1CPL3 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-A500H 15 Nov 2016 A500HXXU1CPK4 Android 6.0.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-A500H 11 Nov 2016 A500HXXU1CPK3 Android 6.0.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-A500H 20 Aug 2016 A500HXXU1CPH8 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-A500H 17 Aug 2016 A500HXXU1CPH7 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-A500H 12 Aug 2016 A500HXXU1CPH5 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-A500H 05 Aug 2016 A500HXXU1CPH2 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-A500H 16 Jun 2016 A500HXXU1BPF5 Android 5.0.2 June 2016 security patch
SM-A500H 03 May 2016 A500HXXU1BPE1 Android 5.0.2 May 2016 security patch
SM-A500H 22 Feb 2016 A500HXXU1BPB7 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A500M 09 Mar 2017 A500MUBU1CQC5 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A500M 08 Mar 2017 A500MUBS1CQC1 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A500M 14 Feb 2017 A500MUBS1CQB1 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-A500M 22 Nov 2016 A500MUBS1CPK4 Android 6.0.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-A500M 12 Sep 2016 A500MUBU1CPI2 Android 6.0.1 September 2016 security patch
SM-A500M 16 Aug 2016 A500MUBU1CPH3 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-A500M 05 Apr 2016 A500MUBU1BPD2 Android 5.0.2 April 2016 security patch
SM-A500M 18 Feb 2016 A500MUBU1BPB3 Android 5.0.2 December 2016 security patch
SM-A500M 15 Feb 2016 A500MUBU1BPB2 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A500W 15 Nov 2016 A500WVLS1BPK2 Android 6.0.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-A500W 13 Jul 2016 A500WVLU1BPG4 Android 6.0.1 July 2016 security patch
SM-A500Y 28 Mar 2017 A500YDVU1CQC3 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-A500Y 16 Mar 2017 A500YDVU1CQC1 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-A500Y 01 Mar 2017 A500YDVS1CQC2 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-A500Y 05 Jan 2017 A500YDVU1CQA1 Android 6.0.1 January 2017 security patch
SM-A500Y 29 Nov 2016 A500YDVU1CPK1 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-A500Y 10 Oct 2016 A500YDVU1CPJ1 Android 6.0.1 September 2016 security patch
SM-A500Y 14 Sep 2016 A500YDVU1CPI1 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-A500Y 26 Aug 2016 A500YDVU1CPH6 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-A500Y 15 Aug 2016 A500YDVU1CPH4 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-A500Y 05 Jul 2016 A500YDVU1BPG3 Android 5.0.2 July 2016 security patch
SM-A500Y 15 Dec 2015 A500YDVU1BOL1 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A500Y 03 Nov 2015 A500YDVU1BOK1 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A500Y 08 Sep 2015 A500YDVU1BOI2 Android 5.0.2 Not Available
SM-A500Y 26 Aug 2015 A500YDVU1AOH3 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-A500Y 07 Apr 2015 A500YDVU1AOD1 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-A500Y 24 Jan 2015 A500YDVU1AOA5 Android 4.4.4 Not Available

Galaxy A5 Pie update: Eligibility and release date

  • None current A5 model is eligible
Device Model Android 9 Pie Expected Release Date
Galaxy A5 2015 SM-A500 Not eligible NA
Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510 Not eligible NA
Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520 Not eligible NA

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.

Related:

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

Device Model Android 8.0 Expected Release Date
Galaxy A5 2015 SM-A500 Not eligible NA
Galaxy A5 2016 SM-A510 Not eligible NA
Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520 Eligible Released 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