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Flash XXU1CPH2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Firmware on Galaxy A5 A500F

The latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update has been released by Samsung for Galaxy A5 SM-A500F. This most awaited and official Marshmallow update comes with build number XXU1CPH2 which is now available for Galaxy A5 users. So if you have your device running on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop then you can easily upgrade to XXU1CPH2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official update that brings updated TouchWiz version, its own apps and improved performance. Navigate to OTA (Over-the-air) update system on your phone to install this major update but if you have not yet received the OTA notification then don’t worry, as Samsung releases these updates one region at a time. You can still update your Galaxy A5 A500F to this latest Android OS version by following the given guide manually.

If you are interested to taste the latest Marshmallow OS on your A5 then go ahead and follow the instructions to manually install XXU1CPH2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware. Please note the the A500FXXU1CPH2 is a complete unbranded firmware, means that this firmware doesn’t include any pre-installed apps or extra language packs. In this guide we’ll use Odin flashing tool to flash the firmware .zip file on Galaxy A5 LTE A500F.

Update Galaxy A5 A500F to XXU1CPH2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware

XXU1CPH2 Android 6.0.1 Firmware Details:

Model SM-A500F
Model name GALAXY A5
Country Russia
Version Android 6.0.1
Changelist 8930323
Build date Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:13:02 +0000
Security Patch Level 2016-08-01
Product code SER


This guide containing the Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A5 A500F models. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the version of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone, the model number of your device must be SM-N930F.


AndroidBlog will not be held liable for any kind of damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy A5 A500F during or after the installation of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Proceed at your own risk.


  • Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy A5 A500F, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
  • Verify that you’ve properly installed the Galaxy A5 USB Drivers on the PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy A5 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
  • If you have a custom ROM installed on the phone, then after installing this stock update, it will be lost.
  • The custom recovery will be replaced by the stock version.
  • If the Galaxy A5 A500F will no longer belong to a rooted version once the stock firmware installed.
  • Check the battery level of your Galaxy A5, it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.

Required Files:

If you are unsure about using this guide, then you should wait for the new firmware update to arrive in your region over the air, or you can choose to manually look for new firmware update using the Settings> About Phone> Software Update menu.

Steps to Flash A500FXXU1CPH2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy A5 A500F:

1:- First, download Android 6.0.1 A500FXXU1CPH2 and Odin v3.09 for Galaxy A5 A500F on the desktop of your PC and extract the .zip files to get tar.md5 file. Do not further extract .md5 file.

2:- Now, extract the archived contents to get the A500FXXU1CPH2 tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.

3:- Turn OFF your Galaxy A5 A500F in order to boot into Download Mode.

4:- Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home keys at the same time and then press the Power button till the construction Android robot and a triangle appear. Now press Power button once again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.

5:- Launch Odin tool on your PC as an Administrator and plug your phone to your PC while your phone is in the Download Mode.

6:- One of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.

7:- Select the firmware files that you want to flash on your Galaxy A5 A500F. (Already extracted in Step No 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.

8:- In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticked but the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.

9:- Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. It will take a few minutes to complete.

10:- Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy A5 A500F will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.

Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy A5 A500F to its first official XXU1CPH2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware update.

Aamir Jamal

An Android Geek and audiophile who love to read and write reviews/tutorials about gadgets and new tech stuff. He has written 1007 guides and other posts.

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