Galaxy J5 Android Pie update and other news: December 2018 patch hits the 2017 and 2016 models

Galaxy J5 Oreo Update

Samsung’s Galaxy J5 phones are a big hit among users looking to buy a mid-range line smartphone. Which is why we are confident that Samsung would definitely release at least one major OS update for the Galaxy J5 handsets, but which models in the J5 series get the latest Android OS remains to be seen. But we shall discuss it below.

Besides major OS upgrades and stuff, this page also gets you firmware download for the Galaxy J5 sets – firmware files that contain monthly security patch updates that Samsung has been pushing out OTA of consistently as well as OS upgrades, in certain cases.

Read: Galaxy S7 Pie update | Galaxy S8 Pie update

Software update timeline

Galaxy J5 2017 update (SM-J530F)

Model No. Date Software version Android OS Changelog
SM-J530F 17 Dec 2018 J530FXXU3BRK1 Android 8.1 December 2018 security patch
SM-J530F 31 Oct 2018 J530FXWU3BRJ1 Android 8.1 October 2018 security update
SM-J530F 12 Sep 2018 J530FXWU3BRI1 Android 8.1 September 2018 security patch
SM-J530F 24 Aug 2018 J530FXXU2BRH5 Android 8.1 Installs Android 8.1 Oreo and August 2018 security patch
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

Galaxy J5 2017 update (SM-J530FM)

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
22 Oct 2018 J530FMXXU5BRJ2 Android 8.0 October 2018 security update
12 Sep 2018  J530FMXXU5BRI1 Android 8.0 September 2018 security update
24 Aug 2018 J530FMXXU4BRH5 Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and August 2018 security patch
18 Jul 2018 J530FMXXU4ARG1 Android 7.0 June 2018 security patch
23 Apr 2018 J530FMXXU3ARC1 Android 7.0 April 2018 security patch
22 Jan 2018 J530FMXXU3ARA1 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patch

Galaxy J5 Pro update (SM-J530Y)

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
31 Oct 2018 J530YDXU4BRJ1 Android 8.1 October 2018 security patch
07 Sep 2018 J530YDXU3BRH6 Android 8.1 Installs Android 8.1 Oreo and August 2018 security patch
20 Sep 2017 J530YDXU2AQI4 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
01 Sep 2017 J530YDXU1AQI1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
19 Aug 2017 J530YDXU1AQHA Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
19 Aug 2017 J530YDXU1AQHB Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
08 Jun 2017 J530YDXU1AQF1 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch

Galaxy J5 Pro update (SM-J530YM)

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
05 Nov 2018 J530YMDXU4BRJ1 Android 8.1 October 2018 security patch
06 Sep 2018 J530YMDXU3BRH6 Android 8.1 Installs Android 8.1 Oreo and August 2018 security patch
07 Aug 2018 J530YMDXU3ARG2 Android 7.0 June 2018 security patch
20 May 2018 J530YMDXU3ARD1 Android 7.0 April 2018 security patch
07 Feb 2018 J530YMDXU3ARA1 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patch

Galaxy J5 Pro update (SM-J530G)

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
26 Nov 2018 J530GUBU3BRK1 Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch
12 Sep 2018 J530GUBU3BRH5 Android 8.1 Installs Android 8.1 Oreo and August 2018 security patch
31 July 2018 J530GUBU3ARG1 Android 7.0 June 2018 security patch
26 Feb 2018 J530GUBU2ARB1 Android 7.0 February 2018 security patch
12 June 2017 J530GUBU1AQF2 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch

Galaxy J5 Pro update (SM-J530GM)

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
10 Sep 2018 J530GMUBU3BRH5  Android 8.1 Installs Android 8.1 Oreo and August 2018 security patch
13 Aug 2018 J530GMUBU3ARG1 Android 7.0 June 2018 security patch
04 Apr 2018 J530GMUBU2ARC1 Android 7.0 March 2018 security patch
12 June 2017 J530GMUBU1AQF2 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch

Galaxy J5 Prime update

  • Android Oreo update: Released on September 9, 2018
Model No. Date Software version Android OS Changelog
SM-G570F 12 Dec 2018 G570FXXU1CRK1 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
SM-G570F 12 Sep 2018 G570FXXU1CRH9 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
SM-G570F 09 Sep 2018 G570FXXU1CRH9 Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo, Samsung Experience 9.0, and August 2018 security patch
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 09 Oct 2018 G570MUBU3CRI3 Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and October 2018 security update
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 10 Jan 2019 G570YDXU2CRL1 Android 8.0 December 2018 security patch
SM-G570Y 20 Oct 2018 G570YDXU2CRI1 Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and September 2018 security patch
SM-G570Y 05 Aug 2018 G570YDXS2BRG1 Android 7.0 July 2018 security patch
SM-G570Y 30 Oct 2017 G570YDXU1BQJ1 Android 7.0 Installs Android 7.0 Nougat and August 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

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

Galaxy J5 2016 update

Model No. Date Software version Android OS Changelog
SM-J510FN 10 Jan 2019 J510FNXXU2BRL1 Android 6.0.1 December 2018 security patch
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

Android 9.0 Pie update for: Galaxy A5 | Galaxy A7 | Galaxy A8 | Galaxy A9

Galaxy J5 Android 9 Pie update

  • No current model is eligible for Android Pie update

Samsung has yet to unveil a Galaxy J5 handset in 2018, but if and when it does, the phone will definitely be eligible for an update to Android 9 Pie. As for the Galaxy J5 2017 family, Oreo is already rolling out, which is the only major OS upgrade the series will receive. This list further includes the 2016 and OG J5 handsets, which, in fact, are no longer on Samsung’s list of supported devices.

Related: Samsung Android 9 Pie update news

Samsung One UI

Samsung will not roll out the official Pie update to any of the current Galaxy J5 handsets, the latest having been released in 2017, meaning there is no chance One UI will reach the devices. Whether developers will factor in the J5 and give is a One UI treat unofficially is unknown, but its unlikely. Of course, well keep an eye on the developments and update this post if and when we get new info.

RelatedSamsung One UI device list and release date

Galaxy J5 Android Oreo update

  • Android Oreo released on August 24, 2018
Device Model Android Oreo (8.0/8.1) Expected Release Date
Galaxy J5 2015 SM-J500 Not eligible NA
Galaxy J5 2016 SM-J510 Not eligible NA
Galaxy J5 Pro SM-J530Y Eligible Released on September 7, 2018
Galaxy J5 Prime SM-G570F/M/Y Eligible Released on September 9, 2018
Galaxy J5 2017 SM-J530F Eligible Released on August 24, 2018

The update to Android Oreo started rolling out to the Galaxy J5 (SM-J530F) on August 24th and has since appeared on models SM-J530FM and SM-J530Y, the latter being the Galaxy J5 Pro.

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.