Firmware

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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ehsan9914
ehsan9914

dont update sm-a500yz to android 6.0.1

why??????

borys_kamil
borys_kamil

My Galaxy A5 2016 just got January security update (Europe Poland).

ProJamesW
ProJamesW

The original A5 just got the January patch (Firmware version A500F1U1CQA1)… And the November security patch was released a while ago on the A500W. And Optus says they are testing Nougat and it should begin to rollout soon this month.

NoireTM
NoireTM

Ya’ll are lucky. S6 still stuck on the July 2016 patch.

bibbycu
bibbycu

A5 2016 on Orange just got January security update. EUROPE Romania. On S7edge Orange carrier still no Nougat update … still on November security update 😐 i don’t know how it’s possible.

TodesUrteil82
TodesUrteil82

Don’t worry my S6 edge is still on October 2016.

KYS2012
KYS2012

is this a joke???

TheRayan
TheRayan

Samsung Wtf?

And more, in Poland software update is available only for branded phones. XEO unbranded directly from Samsung are still left to nothing.