Galaxy J5 Oreo Update: Android 8.0 coming in September to Pro and Prime variants

Galaxy J5 Oreo Update

Update [October 17, 2017]: Oreo is now almost two months old Samsung is yet to share official 8.0 release roadmap with us. The fact that they haven’t launched the Oreo beta update program for the Galaxy S8 yet is also very upsetting, clearly proving Samsung isn’t paying as much attention to updates as it used to, or needs to.

Given that OnePlus 3 Oreo is available as beta now, while Huawei has Mate 9 Oreo update program live under beta testing, we hope that it doesn’t take Samsung much time from now to reveal its own Android 8.0 beta program. Once the Oreo update for Galaxy S8 is out, information for more devices, like the Galaxy J5 sets, can be known better.


Samsung’s Galaxy J5 phones are a big hit among users looking to buy a mid-range line smartphone. So much that Samsung could release four devices in a span of 3 years without batting an eye. Which is why we are hopeful that Samsung would definitely release the Oreo update for the Galaxy J5, but which models of in the J5 series get the latest Android OS remains to be seen. Something that we shall discuss below.

Besides the 8.0 update and stuff, this page also gets you firmware download for the Galaxy J5 sets, of the monthly security patch updates that Samsung has been pushing out OTA of consistently.

Galaxy J5 Oreo update: Eligibility and release date

Device Model Android 7.0 Expected Release Date
Galaxy J5 2015 SM-J500 Not eligible NA
Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J510 Not eligible NA
Galaxy J5 Prime SM-G570 Eligible September 28, 2018
Galaxy J5 2017 SM-J530 Eligible September 28, 2018

Going by history, we can tell that Samsung likes to release only one major Android OS update for its devices in the mid-range segment, which is where the Galaxy J5 lies. Now, while there is no chance of original Galaxy J5 and J5 2016 getting an Oreo update, the Galaxy J5 Prime looks destined for the Android 8.0 OTA as the second major OS upgrade after Nougat. The same update should also arrive on the 2017 edition, which is also sold in other markets as the Galaxy J5 Pro and has Nougat out of the box.

In fact, the usually reliable Samsung Turkey has already updated its software page, confirming that the Galaxy J5 2017/J5 Pro (SM-J530) will begin receiving Android 8.0 Oreo update on September 28, a change of heart from the earlier July 13th release date.

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Update [July 3, 2018]: Samsung Turkey has updated its software update page with some details you might not like to hear. Apparently, the Galaxy J5 2017 Oreo (Galaxy J5 Pro) update that was scheduled for mid-July has been postponed to September 28, 2018. That’s close to three months, but then again, keep in mind that this date is specific to the Turkish market, which has been lagging behind other regions with Oreo updates.

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Update [July 23]Samsung Galaxy J5 2017 has appeared in benchmarks with Android 8.1 Oreo, suggesting that the company will skip the OG version of Android. We had also seen this happening with the Galaxy J7 Neo, where the device was cleared by the Wi-Fi Alliance with Oreo 8.1 running the show.

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Galaxy J5 2017 update

Android update release → Nougat: Pre-installed | Oreo: Release set for Q3 2018)

As Galaxy J5 2017 comes with Android 7.0 Nougat pre-installed, the one major update that it is entitled to is Android 8.0 Oreo. Samsung Turkey says the update will begin rolling out in mid-July, with the rest of the globe expected to follow suit later on.

Read: Galaxy S7 Oreo update | Galaxy S8 Oreo update

Galaxy J5 2017 Firmware download

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-J530F 27 Jul 2017 J530FXWU1AQG3 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-J530F 27 Jun 2017 J530FXWU1AQF5 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
SM-J530F 14 Jun 2017 J530FXWU1AQF4 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-J530F 13 Jun 2017 J530FXXU1AQF6 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-J530F 09 Jun 2017 J530FXWU1AQF2 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-J530F 08 Jun 2017 J530FXXU1AQF5 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-J530F 01 Jun 2017 J530FXWU1AQF1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-J530F 30 May 2017 J530FXXU1AQED Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
SM-J530G 12 Jun 2017 J530GUBU1AQF2 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-J530GM 12 Jun 2017 J530GMUBU1AQF2 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
SM-J530Y 20 Sep 2017 J530YDXU2AQI4 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-J530Y 01 Sep 2017 J530YDXU1AQI1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-J530Y 19 Aug 2017 J530YDXU1AQHA Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-J530Y 19 Aug 2017 J530YDXU1AQHB Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-J530Y 08 Jun 2017 J530YDXU1AQF1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch

Galaxy J5 Prime update

Android Oreo update release: Q3 2018.

Samsung Galaxy J5 Prime comes preinstalled with Android Marshmallow and has since been upgraded to Android Nougat. Typically, there shouldn’t be another major OS upgrade for this device, but if the latest developments are anything to go by, it appears that Samsung is preparing an update to Android 8.0 Oreo for this device.

This comes after the Galaxy J5 Prime made a stop at the Wi-Fi Alliance bearing model number SM-G570F and with Android Oreo running the show, an indicator that it has been cleared and ready for release. If anything, it’s only Samsung that is standing between your J5 Prime and the update to Oreo. It is for this reason that we think the rollout should commence really soon.

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Oreo update for: Galaxy C5 | Galaxy C7 | Galaxy C9 Pro

Galaxy J5 Prime Firmware download

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-G570F 22 Sep 2017 G570FXXU1BQI6 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-G570F 04 Sep 2017 G570FXXU1AQI1 Android 6.0.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-G570F 24 Aug 2017 G570FXXU1AQH6 Android 6.0.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-G570F 22 Aug 2017 G570FDDU1AQH1 Android 6.0.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-G570F 22 Aug 2017 G570FXXU1AQH5 Android 6.0.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-G570F 17 Aug 2017 G570FXXU1AQH4 Android 6.0.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-G570F 19 Jul 2017 G570FDDU1AQG2 Android 6.0.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-G570F 12 Jul 2017 G570FXXU1AQG3 Android 6.0.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-G570F 16 Jun 2017 G570FXXU1AQF2 Android 6.0.1 June 2017 security patch
SM-G570F 22 May 2017 G570FDDU1AQE1 Android 6.0.1 May 2017 security patch
SM-G570F 19 Apr 2017 G570FXXU1AQD2 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-G570F 18 Apr 2017 G570FDDU1AQD1 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-G570F 30 Mar 2017 G570FDDU1AQC4 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-G570F 30 Mar 2017 G570FXXU1AQC5 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-G570F 16 Mar 2017 G570FXXU1AQC2 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-G570F 28 Feb 2017 G570FXXU1AQB5 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-G570F 27 Jan 2017 G570FXXU1AQA5 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-G570M 28 Apr 2018 G570MUBU2BRC2 Android 6.0.1 March 2018 security patch
SM-G570M 23 Aug 2017 G570MUBU1AQH2 Android 6.0.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-G570M 05 Jul 2017 G570MUBU1AQG1 Android 6.0.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-G570M 18 Apr 2017 G570MUBU1AQD1 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-G570Y 15 Aug 2017 G570YDXU1AQH1 Android 6.0.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-G570Y 19 Jul 2017 G570YDXU1AQG1 Android 6.0.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-G570Y 03 May 2017 G570YDXU1AQE1 Android 6.0.1 May 2017 security patch
SM-G570Y 03 Apr 2017 G570YDXU1AQD1 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-G570Y 15 Mar 2017 G570YDXU1AQC4 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-G570Y 28 Dec 2016 G570YDXU1APL6 Android 6.0.1 September 2016 security patch
SM-G570Y 28 Dec 2016 G570YDXU1APL5 Android 6.0.1 September 2016 security patch
SM-G570Y 28 Dec 2016 G570YDXU1APL4 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch

Galaxy J5 2016 update

Samsung is yet to release the Nougat update for the J5 2016, but we’re sure they will release it pretty soon. After all, the update has been certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance now, which basically means that update has been build already, and is under testing at Samsung, and could release anytime now.

But as regards Oreo update, we don’t think Samsung would release Android 8.0 build for the device.

Android update release → Nougat: October 2017 | Oreo: Not expected.

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‘Android 8.0 Oreo update for: Galaxy A5 | Galaxy A7 | Galaxy A8 | Galaxy A9

Galaxy J5 2016 Firmware download

Model No. Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
SM-J510F 13 Jun 2018 J510FQXXU2BRE2 Android 6.0.1 June 2018 security patch
SM-J510F 22 May 2o18 J510FNXXU2BRD7 Android 6.0.1 May 2018 security patch
SM-J510F 3 May 2018 J510FNXXU2BRD4 Android 6.0.1 April 2018 security patch
SM-J510F 28 Jul 2017 J510FXXU2AQG4 Android 6.0.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-J510F 27 Mar 2017 J510FXXU2AQC1 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-J510F 25 Jan 2017 J510FXXU2AQA3 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-J510F 04 Nov 2016 J510FXXU1APK1 Android 6.0.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-J510F 16 May 2016 J510FXXU1APE2 Android 6.0.1 May 2016 security patch
SM-J510F 06 Apr 2016 J510FXXU1APD2 Android 6.0.1 April 2016 security patch
SM-J510FN 15 Sep 2017 J510FNXXS2AQI4 Android 6.0.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-J510FN 12 Sep 2017 J510FNXXU2AQI3 Android 6.0.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-J510FN 19 Jul 2017 J510FNXXU2AQG3 Android 6.0.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-J510GN 21 Jul 2017 J510GNDXU2AQG2 Android 6.0.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-J510GN 24 May 2017 J510GNDXU2AQE2 Android 6.0.1 May 2017 security patch
SM-J510GN 24 Apr 2017 J510GNDXU2AQD2 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-J510GN 09 Feb 2017 J510GNDXU2AQB1 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-J510GN 17 Jan 2017 J510GNDXS1AQA2 Android 6.0.1 July 2016 security patch
SM-J510GN 11 Jan 2017 J510GNDXS1AQA1 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-J510GN 21 Dec 2016 J510GNDXU2APL2 Android 6.0.1 December 2016 security patch
SM-J510GN 01 Oct 2016 J510GNDXU1APJ1 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch
SM-J510GN 18 Aug 2016 J510GNDXU1APH1 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-J510GN 28 Jul 2016 J510GNDXU1APG2 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-J510GN 01 Jul 2016 J510GNDXU1APG1 Android 6.0.1 July 2016 security patch
SM-J510GN 23 Jun 2016 J510GNDXU1APF4 Android 6.0.1 July 2016 security patch
SM-J510GN 01 Jun 2016 J510GNDXU1APF1 Android 6.0.1 June 2016 security patch
SM-J510GN 28 Apr 2016 J510GNDXU1APD6 Android 6.0.1 April 2016 security patch
SM-J510GN 25 Apr 2016 J510GNDXU1APD5 Android 6.0.1 April 2016 security patch
SM-J510H 19 Jul 2017 J510HXXU2AQG2 Android 6.0.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-J510H 12 Apr 2017 J510HXXU2AQD2 Android 6.0.1 April 2017 security patch
SM-J510H 18 Jan 2017 J510HXXU2AQA3 Android 6.0.1 January 2017 security patch
SM-J510H 04 Jul 2016 J510HXXU1APG1 Android 6.0.1 July 2016 security patch
SM-J510H 06 May 2016 J510HXXU1APE2 Android 6.0.1 May 2016 security patch
SM-J510MN 18 Sep 2017 J510MNUBU2AQI4 Android 6.0.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-J510MN 25 Aug 2017 J510MNUBU2AQH3 Android 6.0.1 August 2017 security patch
SM-J510MN 19 Jul 2017 J510MNUBU2AQG5 Android 6.0.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-J510MN 19 Jul 2017 J510MNVJU2AQG3 Android 6.0.1 July 2017 security patch
SM-J510MN 09 May 2017 J510MNVJU2AQE2 Android 6.0.1 May 2017 security patch
SM-J510MN 08 May 2017 J510MNUBU2AQE2 Android 6.0.1 May 2017 security patch
SM-J510MN 20 Mar 2017 J510MNVJU2AQC2 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-J510MN 16 Mar 2017 J510MNUBU2AQC2 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-J510MN 01 Mar 2017 J510MNUBU2AQC1 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
SM-J510MN 13 Feb 2017 J510MNVJU2AQB2 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-J510MN 23 Jan 2017 J510MNUBU2AQA3 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-J510MN 12 Sep 2016 J510MNUBU1API1 Android 6.0.1 September 2016 security patch
SM-J510MN 26 Jul 2016 J510MNUBU1APG1 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-J510MN 10 May 2016 J510MNUBU1APE2 Android 6.0.1 May 2016 security patch

Galaxy J5 2015 update

The original Galaxy J5 started out with Lollipop. The device featured a moderate 1.5GB of RAM, the Snapdragon 410 and a 2600mAh battery. But Samsung is gonna skip the Nougat update for the Galaxy J5 2015.

Read: OnePlus 5 Oreo updateNokia 6 Oreo update

Oh btw, there was some confusion that Samsung would release the Nougat update for the J5 2015, because it so appeared on the update plans that appeared in February, but the updated chart that appeared in April had no mention of it. hence, kind of confirmed, no Nougat for the J5 2015.

Needless to say, there won’t be Oreo update either for the J5 2015.

Android update release → Nougat: Not expected | Oreo: Not expected.

How to install Galaxy J5 firmware

grab the firmware from the download section above, and save it on your PC. Next, visit our Odin Samsung firmware installation guide here to get step-by-step instructions on installing the update.

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

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