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How to Install A510FXXS3BPL5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Galaxy A5 (2016)

Here is how to install A510FXXS3BPL5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Galaxy A5 (2016). Samsung has announced the latest official XXS3BPL5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware for Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F users. Samsung is developing Android 7.0 Nougat for the A Series so we may expect to see that very soon.

This latest update comes with build ID A510FXXS3BPL5 that comes with higher security patch level and various bugs fixes, helping any safety issues or recurring bugs. Samsung rolled out latest update in stages; So not all users can get at the same time. If the XXS3BPL5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update is not yet available in your region, then you can still install it manually using Odin app.

Odin is a tool that used flash any official firmware on Samsung devices. By following this step by step guide, you can easily upgrade your Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) LTE A510F to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Once the phone is updated, you will be able to enjoy various new features. If you are interested in updating your Galaxy A5 A510F to official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow then go ahead and follow the given steps.


XXS3BPL5 Android 6.0.1 Firmware Details:

Model SM-A510F
Model name Galaxy A5 ⑥
Country Iraq
Version Android 6.0.1
Changelist 9865161
Build date Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:30:21 +0000
Security Patch Level 2016-12-01
Product code MID


This guide containing the Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A5 A510F 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 (2016) A510F 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 (2016) A510F, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
  • Verify that you’ve correctly 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 A510F will no longer belong to a rooted version once the stock firmware is 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 A510FXXS3BPL5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy A5 (2016) A510F:

Step No 1: – First, download Android 6.0.1 A510FXXS3BPL5 and Odin v3.09 for Galaxy A5 A510F on the desktop of your PC.

Step No 2: – Now, extract the archived contents to get the A510FXXS3BPL5 tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.

Step No 3: – Turn OFF your Galaxy A5 A510F to boot into Download Mode.

Step No 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.

Step No 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.

Step No 6: – One of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.

Step No 7: – Select the firmware files that you want to flash on your Galaxy A5 A510F. (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.

Step No 8: – In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticke, 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.

Step No 10: – Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy A5 A510F will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.

Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy A5 A510F to its first official A510FXXS3BPL5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware update.

Bhatti Junaid

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