Samsung has released the February 2019 security update for the Galaxy A5 (2017) and Galaxy A9 Pro (2016). Our firmware database shows that A9 Pro (2016) customers in Brazil have started receiving an update with software version A910FUBU1BSB1, bringing the latest security patch. The Galaxy A5 (2017), on the other hand, began receiving the February SMR (Security Maintenance Release) in the UAE, Algeria, Libya, Sri Lanka, India, and other countries a couple of days back.
As far as we know, none of the two models received any new features in the latest update. That shouldn’t be surprising given that these are two to three-year-old mid-range devices. As detailed earlier, the February 2019 security patch fixes five critical vulnerabilities and more than a dozen high-risk vulnerabilities in the Android OS. It also patches 12 Samsung Vulnerabilities and Exposures (SVE) items, a couple of which are classified as critical.
Since Samsung adopts staged rollout for updates, not all users may receive the OTA update at once. To check if the update is available to your device, open the Settings app, navigate to the Software update menu, and tap the Download updates manually option. You can also install the update manually by flashing the latest firmware for your device from our database. The download links for the Galaxy A5 (2017) can be found here and the Galaxy A9 Pro (2016) here.