Original Galaxy A5 gets a new update but it’s not what you think it is

Samsung has started rolling out a new firmware update for the original Galaxy A5 in Europe. It has been a while since this handset received a new update, it was last updated to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow back in the summer last year. Samsung is now rolling out a new update for the SM-A500 but it’s not what you think it is.

The original Galaxy A5 is going to remain at Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow after this update because Samsung has only sent out a security patch for this device. What’s interesting is that this device isn’t even receiving the latest security patch for the month of January 2017. Firmware version A500FUXXS1CPK6 actually brings the November 2016 security patch for the original Galaxy A5.

This update is now being gradually rolled out across Europe for the unlocked variant of the Galaxy A5. If you’ve not yet received the update you can head over to our firmware section and download it manually.

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