Galaxy J1 update: No chance of Android 8.0 Oreo OTA or Android 7.0 Nougat

Update [October 17, 2017]: Neither of the Galaxy J1 sets Samsung has ever released are a candidate for Oreo update, just in case you were thinking whether there is any chance of that happening.

Update [April 13, 2017]: Samsung Galaxy J1 (2016) is receiving the April security patch now. Rolling out with software version J120FXXU2AQC3, the latest security patch is based on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, and it ensures that your device stays protected from malicious bugs and programs out there. 


The little Galaxy J1 at Verizon is among the good deal of budget level Samsung devices. The device is getting a security update today to version PH5, whose full build is actually J100VPPVRU4APH5. Sure, it won’t receive the Nougat update, but that Verizon and Samsung are still caring for the device is a good gesture to see.

That’s still Lollipop based OS update, as the Android build is LMY48B. All Verizon cared enough to say in the changelog is that it contains the latest Google security patches. If you own the Verizon Galaxy J1, then be sure to update it to PH5, because security matters! Head into Settings, and look for system update option.

Galaxy J1 Oreo update [Android 8.0]

Of course, as there is no rollout of even the Android 6.0 update (Marshmallow), there is no chance in this world that the Galaxy J1 devices get Oreo update, let alone Nougat. However, you can watch out for the custom ROM like LineageOS 15.0, which is based on Android 8.0. The LO15 is available for many devices already, and could become available on either or all variants of the J1 by luck. But as far as Samsung official Oreo update is concerned, well, no chance.

Galaxy J1 Nougat update [Android 7.0/7.1.1]

There looks to be very little chances of the device rocking the Android 7.0 Nougat update in future. It’s still running coolly on Lollipop — which we think would suit its hardware the best, anyway — even when Marshmallow has been out for over 11 months now.

Galaxy J1 Marshmallow update [Android 6.0]

No, we don’t see it receiving the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update anytime soon either. Because, it’s quite old, and a run to Lollipop is a pretty deal for it now that its successors have arrived in the market.

Globally, the device still makes do with Android 4.4.4 KitKat build, but at Verizon, it launched with Android 5.0.2, and has been updated to Android 5.1.1 even, That is great! But it looks like the end of road for the device.

Galaxy J1 2016 Firmware

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-J120F 18 Aug 2017 J120FXXU2AQH1 Android 5.1.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-J120F 08 Jul 2017 J120FXXU2AQG1 Android 5.1.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-J120F 23 May 2017 J120FXXU2AQE2 Android 5.1.1 May 2017 security patch
SM-J120F 15 May 2017 J120FXXS2AQE5 Android 5.1.1 May 2017 security patch
SM-J120F 13 Apr 2017 J120FXXU2AQD1 Android 5.1.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-J120F 30 Mar 2017 J120FXXU2AQC3 Android 5.1.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-J120F 15 Mar 2017 J120FXXS2AQC1 Android 5.1.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-J120F 29 Nov 2016 J120FXXU1APK2 Android 5.1.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-J120F 28 Oct 2016 J120FXXU1APJ3 Android 5.1.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-J120F 04 Oct 2016 J120FXXU1APJ1 Android 5.1.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-J120FN 21 Aug 2017 J120FNXXS2AQH2 Android 5.1.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-J120FN 29 Jun 2017 J120FNXXU2AQF1 Android 5.1.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-J120FN 08 Jun 2017 J120FNXXS2AQF1 Android 5.1.1 June 2017 security patch
SM-J120FN 14 Mar 2017 J120FNXXS2AQC1 Android 5.1.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-J120FN 21 Dec 2016 J120FNXXU1APL3 Android 5.1.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-J120G 05 Jul 2017 J120GDDU1AQG1 Android 5.1.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-J120G 29 Jun 2017 J120GDXS1AQF1 Android 5.1.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-J120G 28 Jun 2017 J120GDDU1AQF5 Android 5.1.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-J120G 16 May 2017 J120GDDU1AQE1 Android 5.1.1 May 2017 security patch
SM-J120G 05 Apr 2017 J120GDDU1AQD1 Android 5.1.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-J120G 04 Apr 2017 J120GDXU1AQD1 Android 5.1.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-J120G 16 Mar 2017 J120GDDU1AQC4 Android 5.1.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-J120G 30 Dec 2016 J120GDXU1APL2 Android 5.1.1 January 2017 security patch
SM-J120G 19 Dec 2016 J120GDDU1APL1 Android 5.1.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-J120G 24 Nov 2016 J120GDDU1APK6 Android 5.1.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-J120G 22 Jul 2016 J120GDDU1APG7 Android 5.1.1 July 2016 security patch
SM-J120G 08 Jun 2016 J120GDXU1APF2 Android 5.1.1 June 2016 security patch
SM-J120G 26 Mar 2016 J120GDXU1APC6 Android 5.1.1 April 2016 security patch
SM-J120H 12 Jun 2017 J120HXXS0AQF1 Android 5.1.1 June 2017 security patch
SM-J120H 24 May 2017 J120HXXU0AQE2 Android 5.1.1 May 2017 security patch
SM-J120H 18 May 2017 J120HXXS0AQE1 Android 5.1.1 May 2017 security patch
SM-J120H 12 Apr 2017 J120HXXS0AQD2 Android 5.1.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-J120H 03 Mar 2017 J120HXXU0AQC1 Android 5.1.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-J120H 21 Feb 2017 J120HXXU0AQB3 Android 5.1.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-J120H 04 Jan 2017 J120HXXS0AQA1 Android 5.1.1 January 2017 security patch
SM-J120H 02 Dec 2016 J120HXXU0APL2 Android 5.1.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-J120H 18 Nov 2016 J120HXXU0APK3 Android 5.1.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-J120H 06 May 2016 J120HXXU0APE1 Android 5.1.1 May 2016 security patch
SM-J120M 12 May 2017 J120MUBS2AQE1 Android 5.1.1 May 2017 security patch
SM-J120M 12 May 2017 J120MUBU2AQE1 Android 5.1.1 May 2017 security patch
SM-J120M 28 Mar 2017 J120MUBU2AQC2 Android 5.1.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-J120M 16 Nov 2016 J120MUBU1APK1 Android 5.1.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-J120M 26 Jul 2016 J120MUBU1APG2 Android 5.1.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-J120M 22 Jun 2016 J120MUBU1APF2 Android 5.1.1 June 2016 security patch
SM-J120M 08 Mar 2016 J120MUBU1APC1 Android 5.1.1 March 2016 security patch
SM-J120M 12 Jan 2016 J120MUBU1APA1 Android 5.1.1 Not Available
SM-J120M 11 Dec 2015 J120MUBU1AOL3 Android 5.1.1 Not Available
SM-J120W 04 Jan 2017 J120WVLU2AQA1 Android 6.0.1 January 2017 security patch
SM-J120W 04 Oct 2016 J120WVLS2APJ1 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-J120W 31 Mar 2016 J120WVLU1APC8 Android 6.0.1 April 2016 security patch
SM-J120ZN 26 Jul 2017 J120ZNDVU1AQG2 Android 5.1.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-J120ZN 06 Jul 2017 J120ZNDVU1AQG1 Android 5.1.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-J120ZN 24 May 2017 J120ZNDVU1AQE2 Android 5.1.1 May 2017 security patch
SM-J120ZN 27 Feb 2017 J120ZNDVU1AQB2 Android 5.1.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-J120ZN 10 Feb 2017 J120ZNDVU1AQB1 Android 5.1.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-J120ZN 24 Dec 2016 J120ZNDVU1APL2 Android 5.1.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-J120ZN 17 Nov 2016 J120ZNDVU1APK1 Android 5.1.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-J120ZN 28 Jun 2016 J120ZNDVU1APF9 Android 5.1.1 July 2016 security patch
SM-J120ZN 22 Jun 2016 J120ZNDVU1APF6 Android 5.1.1 June 2016 security patch
SM-J120ZN 26 May 2016 J120ZNDVU1APE5 Android 5.1.1 June 2016 security patch

Galaxy J1 Ace Firmware

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-J110F 16 Feb 2016 J110FXXU0APB1 Android 4.4.4 February 2016 security patch
SM-J110F 16 Feb 2016 J110FXXU0APB1 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-J110F 02 Dec 2015 J110FXXU0AOL1 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-J110F 03 Nov 2015 J110FXXU0AOK4 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-J110F 03 Oct 2015 J110FXXU0AOJ3 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-J110F 31 Jul 2015 J110FXXU0AOGE Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-J110G 22 Feb 2016 J110GDXU0APB1 Android 4.4.4 February 2016 security patch
SM-J110G 04 Aug 2015 J110GDXU0AOH2 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-J110H 07 Sep 2017 J110HXXU0AQI1 Android 4.4.4 August 2017 security patch
SM-J110H 18 Aug 2017 J110HXXS0AQH1 Android 4.4.4 August 2017 security patch
SM-J110H 19 Jul 2017 J110HXXU0AQG4 Android 4.4.4 July 2017 security patch
SM-J110H 03 Jul 2017 J110HXXU0AQG1 Android 4.4.4 July 2017 security patch
SM-J110H 23 Jun 2017 J110HXXU0AQF2 Android 4.4.4 June 2017 security patch
SM-J110H 23 Jun 2017 J110HXXU0AQF4 Android 4.4.4 June 2017 security patch
SM-J110H 08 Jun 2017 J110HXXS0AQF1 Android 4.4.4 May 2017 security patch
SM-J110H 22 May 2017 J110HXXS0AQE4 Android 4.4.4 May 2017 security patch
SM-J110H 28 Mar 2017 J110HXXS0AQC3 Android 4.4.4 April 2017 security patch
SM-J110H 02 Mar 2017 J110HXXU0AQC1 Android 4.4.4 March 2017 security patch
SM-J110H 29 Dec 2016 J110HXXU0APL2 Android 4.4.4 January 2017 security patch
SM-J110H 01 Dec 2016 J110HXXS0APL1 Android 4.4.4 December 2016 security patch
SM-J110L 15 May 2017 J110LUBS0AQE2 Android 4.4.4 May 2017 security patch
SM-J110L 02 Feb 2017 J110LUBS0AQB1 Android 4.4.4 February 2017 security patch
SM-J110L 21 Dec 2016 J110LUBU0APL2 Android 4.4.4 December 2016 security patch
SM-J110L 26 Oct 2016 J110LUBU0APJ2 Android 4.4.4 November 2016 security patch
SM-J110L 08 Jun 2016 J110LUBU0APF1 Android 4.4.4 June 2016 security patch
SM-J110L 29 Feb 2016 J110LUBU0APC1 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-J110L 31 Jul 2015 J110LUBU0AOG8 Android 4.4.4 Not Available
SM-J110M 17 Nov 2015 J110MUBU0AOK3 Android 5.1.1 Not Available
SM-J110M 03 Nov 2015 J110MUBU0AOK2 Android 5.1.1 Not Available
SM-J110M 01 Oct 2015 J110MUBU0AOJ1 Android 5.1.1 Not Available
SM-J110M 21 Aug 2015 J110MUBU0AOH7 Android 5.1.1 Not Available
SM-J110M 10 Aug 2015 J110MUBU0AOH1 Android 5.1.1 Not Available
SM-J111F 12 Sep 2017 J111FXXU0AQI2 Android 5.1.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-J111F 29 Jun 2017 J111FXWU0AQF3 Android 5.1.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-J111F 21 Jun 2017 J111FXXU0AQF3 Android 5.1.1 June 2017 security patch
SM-J111F 08 Jun 2017 J111FXXU0AQF1 Android 5.1.1 June 2017 security patch
SM-J111F 04 Apr 2017 J111FXWU0AQD2 Android 5.1.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-J111F 04 Apr 2017 J111FXXU0AQD2 Android 5.1.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-J111F 20 Feb 2017 J111FXXU0AQB5 Android 5.1.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-J111F 28 Dec 2016 J111FXWU0APLA Android 5.1.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-J111F 28 Dec 2016 J111FXWU0APLB Android 5.1.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-J111F 28 Dec 2016 J111FXXU0APL9 Android 5.1.1 September 2016 security patch
SM-J111F 28 Dec 2016 J111FXXU0APLB Android 5.1.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-J111M 18 Sep 2017 J111MUBU0AQI1 Android 5.1.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-J111M 19 Jun 2017 J111MUBU0AQF2 Android 5.1.1 June 2017 security patch
SM-J111M 30 Mar 2017 J111MUBU0AQC2 Android 5.1.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-J111M 01 Feb 2017 J111MUBU0AQB2 Android 5.1.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-J111M 19 Jan 2017 J111MUBU0AQA3 Android 5.1.1 January 2017 security patch
SM-J111M 28 Dec 2016 J111MUBU0APLA Android 5.1.1 October 2016 security patch

How to install Galaxy J1 update firmware

Well, check the exact model no. of your device, and then download the firmware file from the link given above for the given update. When the download is complete on your PC, simply install it using the Samsung’s unofficial software called Odin.

For help with Odin download and installation, check out our guide on Samsung firmware installation here.

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