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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.