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Samsung Galaxy J5 Firmware

Galaxy J5 2015

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Galaxy J5 Prime

Model no. SM-G570F/Y/M

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-G570F25 May 2018G570FXXU1BRE3 | Android 7.0 NougatG570FXXU1BRE3_G570FODD1BRD2_INS.zip
SM-G570F27 Apr 2018G570FXXU1BRD3 | Android 7.0 NougatG570FXXU1BRD3_G570FODD1BRD2_INS.zip
SM-G570F16 Feb 2018G570FXXU1BRB2 | Android 7.0 NougatG570FXXU1BRB2_G570FODD1BRB2_NPL.zip
SM-G570F14 Dec 2017G570FXXU1BQL2 | Android 7.0 NougatG570FXXU1BQL2_G570FOJV1BQL2_TUR.zip
SM-G570F14 Jun 2017G570FXXU1BQIA | Android 7.0 NougatG570FXXU1BQIA_G570FODD1BQJ1_INS.zip
SM-G570F11 Jun 2017G570FXXU1BQI9 | Android 7.0 NougatG570FXXU1BQI9_G570FOXE1BQI9_SER.zip
SM-G570F11 Jun 2017G570FXXU1AQH6 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FXXU1AQH6_G570FOJV1AQH3_TUR.zip
SM-G570F14 Jun 2017G570FXXU1AQH5 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FXXU1AQH5_G570FODD1AQE1_INS.zip
SM-G570F17 Aug 2017G570FXXU1AQH4 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FXXU1AQH4_G570FOJV1AQH2_TUR.zip
SM-G570F12 Jul 2017G570FXXU1AQG3 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FXXU1AQG3_G570FOJV1AQG3_TUR.zip
SM-G570F16 Jun 2017G570FXXU1AQF2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FXXU1AQF2_G570FOJV1AQF2_XSG.zip
SM-G570F19 Apr 2017G570FXXU1AQD2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FXXU1AQD2_G570FODD1AQE1_INS.zip
SM-G570F30 Mar 2017G570FXXU1AQC5 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FXXU1AQC5_G570FOXE1AQC1_SER.zip
SM-G570F16 Mar 2017G570FXXU1AQC2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FXXU1AQC2_G570FXFA1APL4_XFA.zip
SM-G570F28 Feb 2017G570FXXU1AQB5 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FXXU1AQB5_G570FODD1AQB5_SLK.zip
SM-G570F27 Jan 2017G570FXXU1AQA5 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FXXU1AQA5_G570FOJV1AQA2_THR.zip
SM-G570F05 Jan 2017G570FXXU1AQA2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FXXU1AQA2_G570FODD1APL6_INS.zip
SM-G570F28 Dec 2016G570FXXU1APLJ | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FXXU1APLJ_G570FILO1APJ1_ILO.zip
SM-G570F28 Dec 2016G570FXXU1APLG | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FXXU1APLG_G570FOXE1APJ1_CAC.zip
SM-G570F28 Dec 2016G570FXXU1APLF | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FXXU1APLF_G570FODD1APJ2_SLK.zip
SM-G570F28 Dec 2016G570FXXU1APLD | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FXXU1APLD_G570FODD1APK2_INS.zip
SM-G570F28 Dec 2016G570FXXU1APLC | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FXXU1APLC_G570FOJV1APIB_XFA.zip
SM-G570F25 May 2018G570FDDU1BRE3 | Android 7.0 NougatG570FDDU1BRE3_G570FODD1BRD2_INS.zip
SM-G570F27 Apr 2018G570FDDU1BRD3 | Android 7.0 NougatG570FDDU1BRD3_G570FODD1BRD2_INS.zip
SM-G570F16 Feb 2018G570FDDU1BRB2 | Android 7.0 NougatG570FDDU1BRB2_G570FODD1BRB2_INS.zip
SM-G570F14 Jun 2017G570FDDU1BQI6 | Android 7.0 NougatG570FDDU1BQI6_G570FODD1BQJ1_INS.zip
SM-G570F14 Jun 2017G570FDDU1AQH1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FDDU1AQH1_G570FODD1AQG2_INS.zip
SM-G570F14 Jun 2017G570FDDU1AQG2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FDDU1AQG2_G570FODD1AQG2_INS.zip
SM-G570F22 May 2017G570FDDU1AQE1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FDDU1AQE1_G570FODD1AQG2_INS.zip
SM-G570F30 Mar 2017G570FDDU1AQC4 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570FDDU1AQC4_G570FODD1AQD1_INS.zip
SM-G570M29 Jan 2018G570MUBU2BRA3 | Android 7.0 NougatG570MUBU2BRA3_G570MPSN2BRA1_PSN.zip
SM-G570M13 Jun 2017G570MUBU2AQL1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570MUBU2AQL1_G570MUWA2AQK1_PGU.zip
SM-G570M18 Apr 2017G570MUBU1AQD1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570MUBU1AQD1_G570MUWM1AQE1_COL.zip
SM-G570Y14 Nov 2017G570YDXU1BQK1 | Android 7.0 NougatG570YDXU1BQK1_G570YPNG1BQJ1_PNG.zip
SM-G570Y15 Aug 2017G570YDXU1AQH1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570YDXU1AQH1_G570YVNZ1AQH1_VNZ.zip
SM-G570Y03 May 2017G570YDXU1AQE1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570YDXU1AQE1_G570YOLB1AQE1_XSP.zip
SM-G570Y03 Apr 2017G570YDXU1AQD1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570YDXU1AQD1_G570YOLB1AQD1_XME.zip
SM-G570Y15 Mar 2017G570YDXU1AQC4 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570YDXU1AQC4_G570YOLB1AQC6_XSP.zip
SM-G570Y28 Dec 2016G570YDXU1APL6 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570YDXU1APL6_G570YXSA1API4_XSA.zip
SM-G570Y28 Dec 2016G570YDXU1APL5 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570YDXU1APL5_G570YPNG1API4_PNG.zip
SM-G570Y28 Dec 2016G570YDXU1APL4 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowG570YDXU1APL4_G570YOLB1APL2_XSP.zip

Galaxy J5 2016

Model no. SM-J510F/FN/FW/GN/H/K/L/MN/S/UN

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-J510FJ510FXXU2BRB2 | Android 7.1.1 NougatJ510FXXU2BRB2_J510FOJK2BRB2_PTR.zip
SM-J510F28 Jul 2017J510FXXU2AQG4 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510FXXU2AQG4_J510FOJK2AQG1_CEL.zip
SM-J510F27 Mar 2017J510FXXU2AQC1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510FXXU2AQC1_J510FOJK2AQD2_ILO.zip
SM-J510F25 Jan 2017J510FXXU2AQA3 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510FXXU2AQA3_J510FOJW2AQB1_MID.zip
SM-J510F04 Nov 2016J510FXXU1APK1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510FXXU1APK1_J510FOJW1APK1_MID.zip
SM-J510F16 May 2016J510FXXU1APE2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510FXXU1APE2_J510FOJK1APE3_ILO.zip
SM-J510F06 Apr 2016J510FXXU1APD2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510FXXU1APD2_J510FOJV1APD2_THR.zip
SM-J510FNJ510FNXXU2BRD7 | Android 7.1.1 NougatJ510FNXXU2BRD7_J510FNODD2BRD1_INS.zip
SM-J510FNJ510FNXXU2BRD4 | Android 7.1.1 NougatJ510FNXXU2BRD4_J510FNODD2BRD1_INS.zip
SM-J510FN25 Jan 2018J510FNXXU2BRA8 | Android 7.1.1 NougatJ510FNXXU2BRA8_J510FNBTU2BRA1_BTU.zip
SM-J510FNJ510FNXXU2BRA7 | Android 7.1.1 NougatJ510FNXXU2BRA7_J510FNROM2BRA1_ROM.zip
SM-J510FN07 Feb 2018J510FNXXU2BRA3 | Android 7.1.1 NougatJ510FNXXU2BRA3_J510FNODD2BRA1_INS.zip
SM-J510FN16 Nov 2017J510FNXXU2BQK6 | Android 7.1.1 NougatJ510FNXXU2BQK6_J510FNBTU2BQK6_BTU.zip
SM-J510FN09 May 2017J510FNXXU2AQE2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510FNXXU2AQE2_J510FNOLB2AQA2_XXV.zip
SM-J510FN12 Apr 2017J510FNXXU2AQD2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510FNXXU2AQD2_J510FNXEU2AQD1_XEU.zip
SM-J510FN20 Jan 2017J510FNXXU2AQA7 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510FNXXU2AQA7_J510FNXEU2AQC1_XEU.zip
SM-J510FNJ510FNXXS2BRA2 | Android 7.1.1 NougatJ510FNXXS2BRA2_J510FNATO2BQK6_ATO.zip
SM-J510FN05 Feb 2018J510FNXXS2BRA1 | Android 7.1.1 NougatJ510FNXXS2BRA1_J510FNOXY2BQK6_SER.zip
SM-J510FQJ510FQXXU2BRB2 | Android 7.1.1 NougatJ510FQXXU2BRB2_J510FQTUR2BRB2_TUR.zip
SM-J510FQJ510FQXXU2BRA2 | Android 7.1.1 NougatJ510FQXXU2BRA2_J510FQTUR2BRA2_TUR.zip
SM-J510FQ15 Nov 2017J510FQXXU2BQK5 | Android 7.1.1 NougatJ510FQXXU2BQK5_J510FQTUR2BQK5_TUR.zip
SM-J510GNJ510GNDXU2BRA1 | Android 7.1.1 NougatJ510GNDXU2BRA1_J510GNPNG2BRA1_PNG.zip
SM-J510GN12 Sep 2017J510GNDXU2AQI1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510GNDXU2AQI1_J510GNOLB2AQI1_XSP.zip
SM-J510GN24 May 2017J510GNDXU2AQE2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510GNDXU2AQE2_J510GNOLB2AQE1_XSP.zip
SM-J510GN24 Apr 2017J510GNDXU2AQD2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510GNDXU2AQD2_J510GNPNG2AQE2_PNG.zip
SM-J510GN09 Feb 2017J510GNDXU2AQB1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510GNDXU2AQB1_J510GNOLB2AQB1_XME.zip
SM-J510GN21 Dec 2016J510GNDXU2APL2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510GNDXU2APL2_J510GNOLB2APL1_XME.zip
SM-J510GN01 Oct 2016J510GNDXU1APJ1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510GNDXU1APJ1_J510GNOLB1APJ1_XSP.zip
SM-J510GN18 Aug 2016J510GNDXU1APH1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510GNDXU1APH1_J510GNOLB1APF4_XSP.zip
SM-J510GN28 Jul 2016J510GNDXU1APG2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510GNDXU1APG2_J510GNTNZ1APG2_TNZ.zip
SM-J510GN01 Jul 2016J510GNDXU1APG1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510GNDXU1APG1_J510GNPNG1APG1_PNG.zip
SM-J510GN23 Jun 2016J510GNDXU1APF4 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510GNDXU1APF4_J510GNOLB1APF4_XME.zip
SM-J510GN01 Jun 2016J510GNDXU1APF1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510GNDXU1APF1_J510GNOLB1APF1_XSP.zip
SM-J510GN28 Apr 2016J510GNDXU1APD6 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510GNDXU1APD6_J510GNOLB1APE5_XSP.zip
SM-J510GN25 Apr 2016J510GNDXU1APD5 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510GNDXU1APD5_J510GNOLB1APD5_XME.zip
SM-J510GN17 Jan 2017J510GNDXS1AQA2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510GNDXS1AQA2_J510GNPNG1APG1_PNG.zip
SM-J510GN11 Jan 2017J510GNDXS1AQA1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510GNDXS1AQA1_J510GNTNZ1APG2_TNZ.zip
SM-J510H12 Apr 2017J510HXXU2AQD2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510HXXU2AQD2_J510HOJV2AQD2_TUN.zip
SM-J510H18 Jan 2017J510HXXU2AQA3 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510HXXU2AQA3_J510HOJV2AQA3_TUN.zip
SM-J510H04 Jul 2016J510HXXU1APG1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510HXXU1APG1_J510HOJV1APG1_TUN.zip
SM-J510H06 May 2016J510HXXU1APE2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510HXXU1APE2_J510HOJV1APE2_MID.zip
SM-J510H24 Jan 2018J510HXXS2BRA3 | Android 7.1.1 NougatJ510HXXS2BRA3_J510HOLB2BQJ7_MYM.zip
SM-J510H07 Sep 2017J510HXXS2AQI1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510HXXS2AQI1_J510HOLB2AQI1_MYM.zip
SM-J510KJ510KKKU1BRB1 | Android 7.1.1 NougatJ510KKKU1BRB1_J510KKTC1BRB1_KTC.zip
SM-J510K10 Nov 2017J510KKKU1AQK1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510KKKU1AQK1_J510KKTC1AQK1_KTC.zip
SM-J510LJ510LKLU1BRB1 | Android 7.1.1 NougatJ510LKLU1BRB1_J510LLUC1BRB1_LUC.zip
SM-J510L30 Oct 2017J510LKLU1AQJ2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510LKLU1AQJ2_J510LLUC1AQJ2_LUC.zip
SM-J510MN09 May 2017J510MNVJU2AQE2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510MNVJU2AQE2_J510MNCOO2AQE1_COO.zip
SM-J510MN20 Mar 2017J510MNVJU2AQC2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510MNVJU2AQC2_J510MNCOO2AQC1_COO.zip
SM-J510MN13 Feb 2017J510MNVJU2AQB2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510MNVJU2AQB2_J510MNCOO2AQB1_COO.zip
SM-J510MNJ510MNUBU2BRB2 | Android 7.1.1 NougatJ510MNUBU2BRB2_J510MNPNT2BRB1_PNT.zip
SM-J510MN12 Sep 2017J510MNUBU2AQI2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510MNUBU2AQI2_J510MNUWC2AQI1_CHV.zip
SM-J510MN08 May 2017J510MNUBU2AQE2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510MNUBU2AQE2_J510MNUUB2AQE1_BVO.zip
SM-J510MN16 Mar 2017J510MNUBU2AQC2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510MNUBU2AQC2_J510MNUUB2AQC2_ARO.zip
SM-J510MN01 Mar 2017J510MNUBU2AQC1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510MNUBU2AQC1_J510MNUUB2AQC1_CHO.zip
SM-J510MN23 Jan 2017J510MNUBU2AQA3 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510MNUBU2AQA3_J510MNUUB2AQA1_ARO.zip
SM-J510MN12 Sep 2016J510MNUBU1API1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510MNUBU1API1_J510MNUUB1API1_BVO.zip
SM-J510MN26 Jul 2016J510MNUBU1APG1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510MNUBU1APG1_J510MNUUB1APG1_ARO.zip
SM-J510MN10 May 2016J510MNUBU1APE2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510MNUBU1APE2_J510MNUUB1APE1_TPA.zip
SM-J510MN06 Apr 2016J510MNUBU1APD1 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510MNUBU1APD1_J510MNUUB1APD1_ARO.zip
SM-J510SJ510SKSU1BRB1 | Android 7.1.1 NougatJ510SKSU1BRB1_J510SSKC1BRB1_SKC.zip
SM-J510S30 Oct 2017J510SKSU1AQJ2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510SKSU1AQJ2_J510SSKC1AQJ2_SKC.zip
SM-J510UNJ510UNZTU1ARA2 | Android 6.0.1 MarshmallowJ510UNZTU1ARA2_J510UNZZT1ARA2_BRI.zip

Galaxy J5 2017

Model no. J530F/FM/G/GM/K/L/S/Y/M

ModelDateSoftware version | Android versionFree Download Link
SM-J530F26 Mar 2018J530FXXU2ARC3 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530FXXU2ARC3_J530FATO2ARC3_ATO.zip
SM-J530F08 Feb 2018J530FXXU2ARB3 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530FXXU2ARB3_J530FATO2AQL5_ATO.zip
SM-J530F08 Jun 2017J530FXXU1AQF5 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530FXXU1AQF5_J530FTSI1AQE9_TSI.zip
SM-J530F30 Jan 2018J530FXWU2ARA1 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530FXWU2ARA1_J530FOJV2ARA1_TUR.zip
SM-J530F02 Feb 2018J530FXWU2AQL4 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530FXWU2AQL4_J530FOJV2AQL1_TUR.zip
SM-J530F27 Jun 2017J530FXWU1AQF5 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530FXWU1AQF5_J530FOJV1AQF4_XFA.zip
SM-J530F07 Jun 2018J530FXWS2ARD1 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530FXWS2ARD1_J530FOJV2ARA1_TUR.zip
SM-J530FM27 Mar 2018J530FMXXU3ARC1 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530FMXXU3ARC1_J530FMOXY3ARA1_SER.zip
SM-J530FM05 Jan 2018J530FMXXU3ARA1 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530FMXXU3ARA1_J530FMOXY3ARA1_SER.zip
SM-J530G03 May 2018J530GUBU2ARB1 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530GUBU2ARB1_J530GUUB2ARB1_PEO.zip
SM-J530G12 Jun 2017J530GUBU1AQF2 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530GUBU1AQF2_J530GUUB1AQF1_BVO.zip
SM-J530GM25 Sep 2017J530GMUBU1AQI4 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530GMUBU1AQI4_J530GMTCE1AQJ2_TCE.zip
SM-J530GM12 Jun 2017J530GMUBU1AQF2 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530GMUBU1AQF2_J530GMUUB1AQF1_CHO.zip
SM-J530K04 Oct 2017J530KKKU1AQL5 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530KKKU1AQL5_J530KKTC1AQL5_KTC.zip
SM-J530L06 Feb 2017J530LKLU1AQL5 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530LKLU1AQL5_J530LLUC1AQL5_LUC.zip
SM-J530S05 Feb 2017J530SKSU1AQL5 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530SKSU1AQL5_J530SSKC1AQL5_SKC.zip
SM-J530Y23 Jan 2018J530YDXU3ARA2 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530YDXU3ARA2_J530YVAP3ARC1_VAP.zip
SM-J530Y08 Jun 2017J530YDXU1AQF1 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530YDXU1AQF1_J530YNZC1AQF1_NZC.zip
SM-J530YM16 Jan 2018J530YMDXU3ARA1 | Android 7.0 NougatJ530YMDXU3ARA1_J530YMOLD3ARA1_THL.zip

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 J5. 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 J5 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 J5. 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 J5 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 J5 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 the 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 J5 if it’s giving you force closes errors and restarts randomly.
  • Unbrick your Galaxy J5 if it’s bootlooping and stuck at logo when restarting.
  • Go Back to Stock on your Galaxy J5 — helps when looking to sell the device, or fix installing OTA updates if broken.
  • Restore Galaxy J5 to factory state.
  • Upgrade your Galaxy J5 to newer Android version.
  • Downgrade your Galaxy J5 to lower build no. at same Android version.
  • Unroot your Galaxy J5.
  • Remove custom recovery like TWRP and CWM, if installed, on your Galaxy J5.

To perform any of the above, simply install the firmware meant for your device, as per its Galaxy J5 firmware in Settings > About device.