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Update Galaxy A5 (2016) to XXU4BQC2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Firmware

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F user can now update their phone to the latest XXU4BQC2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Firmware. This update comes with several bug fixes and more. This Firmware is a part of Samsung Monthly Update to provide the utmost performance and reliability to the device. XXU4BQC2 Android 6.0.1 also brings Monthly Security Patch Update as well as Knox Security by Samsung. Moreover, the XXU4BQC2 Firmware Update Galaxy A5 (2016) fixes all the bugs that exist in the previous Firmware.

The new update comes with TouchWiz improvements, new Material functions, Doze for better battery life, App Standby, Applications Permissions controls, and tons of other changes and tweaks that should improve the overall performance of your device.

How can you Install XXU4BQC2 Android 6.0.1 on Galaxy A5 (2016) Official Firmware?

There are three routes:
  • Straight to OTA (Over-the-air) update system
  • Samsung’s KIES / Smart Switch app
  • Installing Firmware Manually
In this tutorial, we are going to Update Galaxy A5 (2016) Manually which ensures no wait and also works on the phone that is currently running custom ROM. This tutorial will work on any International Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F to install XXU4BQC2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Firmware.

Galaxy A5 (2016)
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This tutorial will help you to Install XXU4BQC2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Firmware on Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F with an easy Step-by-Step procedure. This is an official complete unbranded firmware release by Samsung, which means you should not get any pre-installed apps or extra language packs.

As you read further, we will guide you how to Install XXU4BQC2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Firmware with complete steps. We will use ODIN tool for upgrading to A510FXXU4BQC2. For more details, continue reading. Let’s get on with the tutorial now.

Disclaimer: Please read the following instructions thoroughly before attempting to flash your phone. absolves itself from any responsibility should something go wrong. Please proceed with caution and at your own risk.

XXU4BQC2 Android 6.0.1 Firmware Details:

  • Model: SM-A510F
  • Model name: Galaxy A5 ⑥
  • Country: Turkey
  • Version: Android 6.0.1
  • Changelist: 10523952
  • Build date: Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:04:01 +0000
  • Security Patch Level: 2017-03-01
  • Product code: TUR
  • PDA: A510FXXU4BQC2
  • CSC: A510FOJV4BQC2
There are tons of useful articles and how-to guides on Droidphoria for the Galaxy A5 (2016), but we think you might be interested in the following posts :
  • How to Update Galaxy A5 (2016) to Android 7.1.1 Nougat (Guide Coming Soon)
  • Update Galaxy A5 (2016) to Nougat Manually [ODIN Guide] (Guide Coming Soon)
  • How to Root Galaxy A5 (2016) on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (Guide Coming Soon)

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) USB Driver:

In this tutorial, you need to connect your Galaxy A5 (2016) to Computer via USB Cable. For that, you need to install Samsung USB Driver Properly so that ODIN could detect your device in no time. Please make sure you have installed the USB driver properly. If not, download the latest Galaxy A5 (2016) driver from our Android USB Driver section here:

Tips: Backup your Device for Safety

USB Driver Installed? Good. Now read the tutorial below for the Safe Installation of XXU4BQC2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Firmware on your Galaxy A5 (2016) but before that, please have a look on the following important tips and points that you need to take care of before going through the tutorial.
  • Always Backup your important data that you might need after installing a Custom ROM, Official Firmware, Mods or anything else.
  • Make a data as we do not know anything might go wrong on performing the tutorial.
  • Backup your App data, SMS, Contact, Google data, APN Setting, WhatsApp Message or anything else.
  • Make sure your device have at least 80 percent charge. Why? Your device might get permanently dead if the device got Switch Off (due to low battery) during the Firmware installation process. No one wants that, right? 
  • Samsung user can use Samsung Kies to manually backup the device as Kies provide more option for what to choose in backup and even can transfer data from one device to another device.
  • OPTIONAL: If you already have Custom Recovery installed, we Recommend you to make a full Nandroid  Backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone.
  • INFO: Most of the Tutorials/Guides in are for Unlock Android Phones. Please don't try our Guides if your Device is Factory Locked.
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Now ready? Good. Read the tutorial below to go forward and install XXU4BQC2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Firmware on Galaxy A5 (2016) manually.

How to Update Galaxy A5 (2016) to XXU4BQC2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Firmware

We have put the detailed step-by-step procedure to Install XXU4BQC2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Firmware on Galaxy A5 (2016) via ODIN. If you used to install Official Updates on Samsung Galaxy Device via ODIN, then this should not be any different for you. Please make sure to read the tutorial once before actually performing it on your device so that nothing goes wrong.


To Remember:
  1. This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016). Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  2. A510FXXU4BQC2 is an official firmware by Samsung for the Galaxy A5 (2016).
  3. Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Full Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1: Download Android 6.0.1 A510FXXU4BQC2 for Galaxy A5 (2016) to your computer and extract the zip file.

Step 2: Download ODIN v3.11.1 which will help you to install Android 6.0.1 on Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016).

Step 3: Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.

Step 4: Make sure you have your Galaxy A5 USB drivers installed on your computer.

Step 5: Open ODIN on your computer. Connect your phone to your computer while your phone is in the Download Mode.

Step 6: If your phone is connected successfully, one of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This step might take some time.

Step 7: Now select the files that you have to flash/install on your phone. These files are to be found from the extracted files in Step 1.
  • Click on ‘AP’ and select file with ‘AP’ in its name.
  • Click on ‘CP’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. (Ignore this step if there is no such file.)
  • Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with ‘CSC’ in its name. (Ignore this step if there is no such file.)
  • Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. (Ignore this step if there is no such file.)
  • Click on ‘BL’ and select file with ‘BL’ in it’s name. (Ignore if there is no such file.)
If you are using an older version of ODIN or flashing a firmware which doesn't have the above-mentioned file name format then look below for the abbreviations to the old name format. Do note that only file name changes, the functionality and back end process remain the same so don’t worry.
  • AP = PDA
  • BL = Boot Loader
  • CP = Modem
Step 8: In ODIN, check the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options. As for the Re-Partition option, check it ONLY if you selected a .PIT file in the above step.

Step 9: Now click on the Start button in ODIN. The installation process will start and would take a few minutes to complete.

Step 10: After the installation is completed, your phone will restart. After you see the home screen, unplug your phone from the computer.

That’s it. Your Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) has now been updated to Android 6.0.1 build XXU4BQC2 firmware update. Go to Settings > About phone to verify.

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