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Galaxy J3 update timeline, Android Pie update, Android Q update, One UI, and more: Pie update available at Verizon and globally

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August 02, 2019: After a long wait, Android Pie update is now available for the Galaxy J3 2017, models SM-J330F and SM-J330G. The Android 9 update arrives as software version J330FXXU3CSG6 and J330GDXU3CSG7.

July 26, 2019: In the US, Verizon today started to seed out Android Pie for its standard Galaxy J3 and Prepaid Galaxy J3 handsets. Arriving as version J337VVRU3BSEB for the standard Verizon J3 2018, and J337VPPVRU3BSEB for the prepaid Verizon J3 2018, the updates also brings Samsung’s new custom skin called One UI. Samsung would be upgrading its custom skin to One UI 2.0 with its Android Q update in 2020 but we doubt any of the Galaxy J3 handsets will receive that.


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The Galaxy J3 series came about after the success of the budget J2 series. With time, Samsung found that Indian and other South Asian markets deliver excellent sales in this range.

The devices in this segment consist of the original Galaxy J3 which was launched in 2016, followed by the Galaxy J3 Pro, the Galaxy J3 Emerge which was released in March 2017, and the Galaxy J3 2017, besides the Galaxy J3 Prime that was released at T-Mobile in April 2017.

Samsung Galaxy J3 Android Q update

While some of the J3 handsets are being treated to Android Pie, we feel bad to break the news that none of the J3 handsets will be treated to Android Q update.

All of the J3 handsets are NOT ELIGIBLE for Android Q update, which model are you talking about:

  • SM-J327P/T/V/A
  • SM-J320F/P
  • SM-J330F/FN/G
  • SM-J337A/V/T/AZ

Samsung Galaxy J3 Pie update

Samsungs Galaxy J3 family usually receives one major OS upgrade. This means that only the models that have Android Oreo out of the box can expect to be upgraded to Android 9 Pie, as seen in the table below.

DeviceModelAndroid 9 Pie updateExp Release
Galaxy J3 2016SM-J320PNot eligible
Galaxy J3 EmergeSM-J327PNot eligible
Galaxy J3 PrimeSM-J327TNot eligible
Galaxy J3 EclipseSM-J327VNot eligible
Galaxy J3 ProSM-J320FNot eligible
Galaxy Amp Prime 2SM-J327ANot eligible
Galaxy J3 2017SM-J330F/FN/GReleasedNA
Galaxy J3 2018SM-J337AEligibleQ3 2019
Galaxy J3 V 3rd GenSM-J337VReleasedNA
Galaxy J3 StarSM-J337TEligibleQ3 2019
Galaxy Amp Prime 3SM-J337AZEligibleQ3 2019

Samsung One UI

Given that the entire Galaxy J3 2018 family is eligible for an update to Android 9 Pie, there is a small chance One UI could accompany the Pie update to these devices. However, no official word is available at the moment from Samsung regarding if and when this One UI will arrive, but we won’t be surprised if the J3 2018 misses out on the One UI. After all, it won’t be the first time such would be coming from Samsung. Only time will tell.

Related: Samsung One UI device list and release date

Here’s a table for various Galaxy J3 handsets from Samsung.

Verizon Galaxy J3 V 3rd Gen [SM-J337V]

The Galaxy J3 3rd Gen was recently announced by Verizon, and the device is receiving its first update today. Sold as SM-J337V under the postpaid wing, and as SM-J337VPP with a prepaid plan, both the variants of the handset are receiving an update today. The table below gives you the software version of each handset.

DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
26 Jul 2019J337VVRU3BSEBAndroid 9Android 9 Pie update with new One UI custom skin from Samsung
27 Mar 2019J337VVRU2ASC1Android 8.0March 2019 security patch
18 Dec 2018J337VVRS2ARK1Android 8.0December 2018 security patch
26 Oct 2018J337VVRU2ARI3Android 8.0September 2018 security patch
04 Aug 2018J337VVRU1ARG1Android 8.0July 2018 security patch
27 Mar 2019J337VPPVRU2ASC1Android 8.0March 2019 security patch
18 Dec 2018J337VPPVRS2ARK1Android 8.0December 2018 security patch
26 Oct 2018J337VPPVRU2ARI3Android 8.0September 2018 security patch
04 Aug 2018J337VPPVRU1ARG1Android 8.0July 2018 security patch

Prepaid Verizon Galaxy J3 V 3rd Gen [SM-J337VPP]

DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
26 Jul 2019J337VPPVRU3BSEBAndroid 9Android 9 Pie update with new One UI custom skin from Samsung
27 Mar 2019J337VPPVRU2ASC1Android 8.0March 2019 security patch
18 Dec 2018J337VPPVRS2ARK1Android 8.0December 2018 security patch
26 Oct 2018J337VPPVRU2ARI3Android 8.0September 2018 security patch
04 Aug 2018J337VPPVRU1ARG1Android 8.0July 2018 security patch

T-Mobile Galaxy J3 Star [SM-J337T]

DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
16 Nov 2018J337TUVU2ARJ6Android 8.0November 2018 security patch
16 Aug 2018J337TUVS2ARG1Android 8.0August 2018 security patch
22 Jun 2018J337TUVU1ARDLAndroid 8.0Pre-installed

Galaxy J3 2017 update timeline [SM-J330F]

DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
02 Aug 2019J330FXXU3CSG6Android 9Android 9 Pie update with new One UI custom skin from Samsung
14 Aug 2018J330FXWU3BRG3Android 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and June 2018 security patch (UAE)
14 Aug 2018J330FXXU3BGH1Android 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and June 2018 security patch (Europe)
4 July 2018J330FXXU3ARF2Android 7.0June 2018 security patch
13 June 2018J330NKOU1ARE3Android 7.0May 2018 security patch
1 Apr 2018J330FXXU3ARC5Android 7.0April 2018 security patch
08 Sep 2017J330FXXU1AQI2Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
06 Sep 2017J330FXXU1AQI1Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
05 Sep 2017J330FXWU1AQI3Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
21 Jun 2017J330FXWU1AQF9Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
21 Jun 2017J330FXXU1AQF9Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
05 Jun 2017J330FXXU1AQF1Android 7.0June 2017 security patch

Galaxy J3 2017 update timeline [SM-J330FN]

SM-J330FN17 Oct 2018J330FNXXS3BRJ1Android 8.0October 2018 security update
SM-J330FN06 Sep 2018J330FNXXU3BRH2Android 8.0August 2018 security update
SM-J330FN09 Aug 2018J330FNXXU3BRG2Android 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and June 2018 security update
SM-J330FN01 July 2018J330FNXXS3ARF1Android 7.0June 2018 security patch
SM-J330FN14 June 2018J330FNXXU3ARE1Android 7.0May 2018 security update
SM-J330FN13 May 2018J330FNXXU3ARD1Android 7.0April 2018 security update
SM-J330FN15 March 2018J330FNXXU3ARC1Android 7.0March 2018 security patch
SM-J330FN15 Feb 2018J330FNXXU3ARB1Android 7.0February 2018 security patch
SM-J330FN15 Dec 2017J330FNXXU2AQK8Android 7.0December 2017 security patch
SM-J330FN17 Nov 2017J330FNXXU2AQK7Android 7.0November 2017 security patch
SM-J330FN01 Sep 2017J330FNXXU1AQI1Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
SM-J330FN20 Jun 2017J330FNXXU1AQF9Android 7.0June 2017 security patch

Galaxy J3 Pro update [SM-J330G]

In other markets, more so in Asia and some parts of Europe, the Galaxy J3 2017 goes by the name Galaxy J3 Pro and has model number SM-J330G. This is the device’s software update timeline.

DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
02 Aug 2019J330GDXU3CSG7Android 9Android 9 Pie update with new One UI custom skin from Samsung
07 Jan 2019J330GDXU3BRL1Android 8.0December 2018 security patch
27 Nov 2018J330GDXU3BRK1Android 8.0November 2018 security update
17 Aug 2018J330GDXU3BRH1Android 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo update and June 2018 security patch
11 Sep 2017J330GDXU2AQI2Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
31 Aug 2017J330GDXU1AQH5Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
09 Jun 2017J330GDXU1AQF5Android 7.0June 2017 security patch

Galaxy J3 Emerge update

The J3 Emerge is the latest addition to the series and runs on the Snapdragon 430 processor. But the device took a step backward, by going with 1.5GB of RAM. The smartphone ships with Marshmallow and was released in January this year.

Model no. SM-J327P is for Sprint J3 Emerge, while the SM-J327R4 is for US Cellular J3 Emerge.

Model No.DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
SM-J327P30 July 2018J327PVPU4ARG2Android 6.0July 2018 security patch
SM-J327P30 Jun 2018J327PVPS4ARF2Android 6.0April, May and June 2018 patches, and bug fixes
SM-J327P1 May 2018J327PVPS3ARC1Android 6.0March 2018 security patch
SM-J327P11 Apr 2018J327PVPS3ARC1Android 6.0March 2018 security patch
SM-J327P28 Mar 2018J327PVPU3ARC2Android 6.0February 2018 security patch and Spectre/Meltdown fixes
SM-J327P21 Jun 2017J327PVPU1AQF4Android 6.0June 2017 security patch
SM-J327P27 Feb 2017J327PVPU1AQB6Android 6.0February 2017 security patch
SM-J327R415 May 2017J327R4TYU1AQE4Android 7.0May 2017 security patch

Update [February 12, 2018]: T-Mobile has just confirmed the Oreo update for the Galaxy J3 Prime. On Sprint, the J3 Prime is known as J3 Emerge, however, we don’t expect the device to receive Oreo.

Galaxy J3 Prime update

Model No.DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
SM-J327T14 Jul 2017J327TUVU1AQG1Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
SM-J327T20 Jun 2017J327TUVU1AQF7Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
SM-J327T24 Mar 2017J327TUVU1AQCBAndroid 7.0March 2017 security patch

Having been launched with Nougat though, there were slim chances that the  J3 Prime will be upgraded to Android 8.0. Well, according to T-Mobile, Samsung has begun works on the J3 Prime Oreo update and even though there’s still no official release date, we believe the OS will be ready in Q2 2018.

Galaxy J3 Eclipse and J3 Mission update

 Model no. Date Software versionChangelog
SM-J327V23 Apr 2019J327VVRS3BSD1 | Android 8.0April 2019 security patch
SM-J327V18 Feb 2019J327VVRU2BSA1 | Android 8.0January 2019 security patch
SM-J327V10 Oct 2018J327VVRU2BRHA | Android 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and September 2018 security patch
SM-J327V21 June 2018J327VPPVRS2ARF3 | Android 7.0June 2018 security patch
SM-J327V03 Apr 2018J327VVRU2ARC1 | Android 7.0March 2018 security patch
SM- J327V28 Oct 2017J327VVRS1AQJ2 | Android 7.0October 2017 security patch and Blueborne fix
SM-J327VPP23 Apr 2019J327VPPVRS3BSD1 | Android 8.0April 2019 security patch
SM-J327VPP18 Feb 2019J327VPPVRU2BSA1 | Android 8.0January 2019 security patch
SM-J327VPP19 Nov 2018J327VPPVRS2BRK1 | Android 8.0November 2018 security patch
SM-J327VPP10 Oct 2018J327VPPVRU2BRHA | Android 8.0Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and September 2018 security patch
SM-J327VPP21 June 2018J327VPPVRS2ARF3 | Android 7.0June 2018 security patch
SM-J327VPP03 Apr 2018J327VPPVRU2ARC1 | Android 7.0March 2018 security patch
SM-J327VPP28 Oct 2017J327VPPVRS1AQJ2 | Android 7.0October 2017 security patch and Blueborne fix

Galaxy J3 2016 update

Model No.DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
SM-J320F04 Sep 2017J320FDDU0AQI1Android 5.1.1August 2017 security patch
SM-J320F04 Sep 2017J320FDRU0AQI1Android 5.1.1August 2017 security patch
SM-J320F29 Aug 2017J320FXXU0AQH3Android 5.1.1August 2017 security patch
SM-J320F17 Aug 2017J320FDRS0AQH2Android 5.1.1August 2017 security patch
SM-J320F14 Jul 2017J320FXXU0AQG2Android 5.1.1July 2017 security patch
SM-J320F12 Jul 2017J320FDDU0AQG1Android 5.1.1July 2017 security patch
SM-J320F12 Jul 2017J320FDRU0AQG1Android 5.1.1July 2017 security patch
SM-J320F21 Jun 2017J320FDDU0AQF1Android 5.1.1June 2017 security patch
SM-J320F21 Jun 2017J320FDRU0AQF1Android 5.1.1June 2017 security patch
SM-J320F13 Jun 2017J320FXXU0AQF1Android 5.1.1June 2017 security patch
SM-J320F29 May 2017J320FDRU0AQE2Android 5.1.1June 2017 security patch
SM-J320F24 May 2017J320FXXU0AQE2Android 5.1.1May 2017 security patch
SM-J320F01 May 2017J320FDDU0AQE1Android 5.1.1May 2017 security patch
SM-J320F24 Apr 2017J320FDRU0AQD2Android 5.1.1April 2017 security patch
SM-J320F24 Apr 2017J320FXXU0AQD3Android 5.1.1April 2017 security patch
SM-J320F06 Apr 2017J320FXXU0AQD1Android 5.1.1April 2017 security patch
SM-J320F29 Mar 2017J320FDDU0AQC3Android 5.1.1April 2017 security patch
SM-J320F24 Mar 2017J320FXXU0AQC3Android 5.1.1April 2017 security patch
SM-J320F16 Mar 2017J320FDRU0AQC1Android 5.1.1March 2017 security patch
SM-J320F23 Feb 2017J320FDRU0AQB3Android 5.1.1February 2017 security patch
SM-J320F21 Feb 2017J320FXXU0AQB3Android 5.1.1February 2017 security patch
SM-J320F02 Feb 2017J320FXXU0AQB1Android 5.1.1February 2017 security patch
SM-J320FN04 Sep 2017J320FNXXU0AQI1Android 5.1.1August 2017 security patch
SM-J320FN15 May 2017J320FNXXU0AQE3Android 5.1.1May 2017 security patch
SM-J320FN02 May 2017J320FNXXU0AQE1Android 5.1.1May 2017 security patch
SM-J320FN27 Feb 2017J320FNXXU0AQB3Android 5.1.1March 2017 security patch
SM-J320FN08 Feb 2017J320FNXXU0AQB2Android 5.1.1February 2017 security patch
SM-J320G27 Jun 2017J320GXXS0AQF1Android 5.1.1June 2017 security patch
SM-J320G15 Apr 2017J320GXXU0AQD1Android 5.1.1April 2017 security patch
SM-J320G18 Nov 2016J320GXXU0APK1Android 5.1.1November 2016 security patch
SM-J320G10 Aug 2016J320GXXU0APH1Android 5.1.1August 2016 security patch
SM-J320G18 Jul 2016J320GXXU0APG3Android 5.1.1June 2016 security patch
SM-J320G20 Jun 2016J320GXXU0APF3Android 5.1.1June 2016 security patch
SM-J320G13 May 2016J320GXXU0APE1Android 5.1.1May 2016 security patch
SM-J320G18 Apr 2016J320GXXU0APD3Android 5.1.1Not Available
SM-J320H19 Jul 2017J320HXXU0AQG2Android 5.1.1July 2017 security patch
SM-J320H23 Jun 2017J320HXXS0AQF2Android 5.1.1June 2017 security patch
SM-J320H02 May 2017J320HXXU0AQE1Android 5.1.1May 2017 security patch
SM-J320H17 Mar 2017J320HXXU0AQC3Android 5.1.1March 2017 security patch
SM-J320H16 Mar 2017J320HXXU0AQC2Android 5.1.1March 2017 security patch
SM-J320H17 Jan 2017J320HXXS0AQA2Android 5.1.1January 2017 security patch
SM-J320H16 Dec 2016J320HXXU0APL3Android 5.1.1December 2016 security patch
SM-J320H07 Dec 2016J320HXXS0APL1Android 5.1.1December 2016 security patch
SM-J320H27 Oct 2016J320HXXU0APJ5Android 5.1.1October 2016 security patch
SM-J320H12 Aug 2016J320HXXU0APH1Android 5.1.1August 2016 security patch
SM-J320H29 Jul 2016J320HXXU0APG6Android 5.1.1August 2016 security patch
SM-J320H02 Jun 2016J320HXXU0APF1Android 5.1.1June 2016 security patch
SM-J320H20 May 2016J320HXXU0APE5Android 5.1.1May 2016 security patch
SM-J320M27 Feb 2018J320MUBU0ARB3Android 5.1.1March 2018 security patch
SM-J320M15 Dec 2017J320MUBS0AQL6Android 5.1.1December 2017 security patch
SM-J320M26 Oct 2017J320MUBU0AQJ3Android 5.1.1November 2017 security patch
SM-J320M23 Oct 2017J320MUBU0AQJ2Android 5.1.1October 2017 security patch
SM-J320M20 Sep 2017J320MUBU0AQI3Android 5.1.1August 2017 security patch
SM-J320M17 Jul 2017J320MUBU0AQG3Android 5.1.1July 2017 security patch
SM-J320M11 May 2017J320MUBU0AQE1Android 5.1.1May 2017 security patch
SM-J320M01 Feb 2017J320MUBU0AQB1Android 5.1.1February 2017 security patch
SM-J320M03 Jan 2017J320MUBU0AQA1Android 5.1.1January 2017 security patch
SM-J320M12 Sep 2016J320MUBU0API1Android 5.1.1September 2016 security patch
SM-J320P26 Jan 2018J320PVPS1ARA1Android 5.1.1Aug 2017-Jan 2018 security patch, Meltdown and Spectre fixes
SM-J320P14 Jul 2017J320PVPS1AQG3Android 5.1.1July 2017 security patch
SM-J320P13 Apr 2017J320PVPS1AQD2Android 5.1.1April 2017 security patch
SM-J320P29 Nov 2016J320PVPU1APK2Android 5.1.1December 2016 security patch
SM-J320P16 Aug 2016J320PVPU1APH2Android 5.1.1August 2016 security patch
SM-J320P19 May 2016J320PVPU1APE1Android 5.1.1May 2016 security patch
SM-J320P04 Dec 2015J320PVPU1AOL2Android 5.1.1Not Available
SM-J320R404 Sep 2017J320R4TYS2AQI1Android 6.0.1August 2017 security patch
SM-J320R407 Jun 2017J320R4TYS2AQF1Android 6.0.1June 2017 security patch
SM-J320R420 Feb 2017J320R4TYU2AQB1Android 6.0.1February 2017 security patch
SM-J320R422 Nov 2016J320R4TYU2APK3Android 6.0.1November 2016 security patch
SM-J320R402 May 2016J320R4TYU1APE1Android 6.0.1April 2016 security patch
SM-J320W827 Jul 2017J320W8VLU2AQG4Android 6.0.1August 2017 security patch
SM-J320W802 Jan 2017J320W8VLU2AQA1Android 6.0.1January 2017 security patch
SM-J320ZN28 Jul 2017J320ZNDOU1AQH1Android 5.1.1August 2017 security patch
SM-J320ZN16 May 2017J320ZNDOS1AQE2Android 5.1.1May 2017 security patch
SM-J320ZN15 May 2017J320ZNDOS1AQE1Android 5.1.1May 2017 security patch
SM-J320ZN01 Mar 2017J320ZNDOS1AQC1Android 5.1.1March 2017 security patch
SM-J320ZN03 Feb 2017J320ZNDOU1AQB1Android 5.1.1February 2017 security patch
SM-J320ZN29 Nov 2016J320ZNDOS1APK2Android 5.1.1December 2016 security patch
SM-J320ZN15 Sep 2016J320ZNDOU1API4Android 5.1.1September 2016 security patch
SM-J320ZN26 Jul 2016J320ZNDOU1APG2Android 5.1.1August 2016 security patch
SM-J320ZN28 Jun 2016J320ZNDOU1APF4Android 5.1.1July 2016 security patch
SM-J320ZN03 May 2016J320ZNDOU1APE1Android 5.1.1May 2016 security patch
SM-J320VP1 Feb 2018J320VPPVRU2ARA2 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patch, KRACK fix
SM-J320VP22 Sep 2017J320VPPVRS2AQI1Android 7.0September 2017 security patch and Blueborne fix
SM-J320VV1 Feb 2018J320VVRS2BRA2 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patch and KRACK fix
SM-J320VV22 Sep 2017J320VVRU2BQJ1 Android 7.0 Android 7.0, August 2017 security patch and Blueborne fix

How to download and install Galaxy J3 update

Well, we have provided the download link of the firmware along with their build no. (software version, that is) in the firmware column in the update table above.

Take care to download the firmware by matching the model no. of your Galaxy J3. Here are some examples of device model no. and firmware build.

  • J320FD – J320FDDU0AQC3
  • J320FX – J320FXXU0AQB3 (take care to not flash J320FN or J320FD firmware)
  • J320FN – J320FNXXU0AQB3
  • J320G – J320GXXU0APK1
  • J320H – J320HXXU0AQC2
  • J320M – J320MUBU0AQA1

When in doubt, sure ask us about the firmware version you are looking to install, using the comments section below. We’ll reply asap.

To install, find the guide on how to install Samsung firmware here. That’s all you need.


What are your thoughts on the updates for the Galaxy J3 devices?