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Install ZCU1BPE2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official OTA Update on Galaxy A9 (2016)

Android 6.0.1 firmware is live now for the Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016) model number A9000. This latest Marshmallow update comes with build ID A9000ZCU1BPE2 that has a lot of new optimizations and changes. Galaxy A9 contains powerful hardware and was initially shipped with Lollipop out of the box. So if you want to enjoy the brand new Google’s Android OS experience on your phone then navigate to Samsung Smart Switch app or OTA update system in order to flash this update.

As you know that the new firmware update is being rolled out by Samsung in stages, not all users are getting the new software at the same time. So if the updates are not yet available in your region then still you can install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Galaxy A9 A9000 manually by following the given step-by-step guide.

In this guide we’ll use Odin app to flash the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware on Galaxy A9. Odin is developed to flash official firmware on Samsung devices. If you are an advanced user, and you’re confident that you can use the Odin app to complete the update, then this is the tutorial that you should follow. Now go ahead and follow the given guide to update Galaxy A9 (2016) A9000 to ZCU1BPE2 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware.


ZCU1BPE2 Android 6.0.1 Firmware Details:

Model SM-A9000
Model name Galaxy A9 ⑥
Country China (Open China)
Version Android 6.0.1
Changelist 8085531
Build date Fri, 13 May 2016 11:38:24 +0000
Security Patch Level 2016-05-01
Product code CHC


This guide containing the Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A9. 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 A9000.


AndroidBlog will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy A9 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 A9, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
  • Verify that you’ve properly installed the Galaxy A9 (2016) A9000 USB Drivers on the PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy A9 (2016) 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 A9 (2016) will no longer belong to a rooted version once the stock firmware installed.
  • Check the battery level of your Galaxy A9 (2016), it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.

Required Files:

Steps To Update Galaxy A9 (2016) A9000 to ZCU1BPE2 Android 6.0.1 Firmware:

1:- First, download Android 6.0.1 A9000ZCU1BPE2 and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy A9 (2016) 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 A9000ZCU1BPE2 tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.

3:- Turn OFF your Galaxy A9 (2016) in order to boot into Download Mode.

4:- Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home + Power keys at the same time for a while 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 A9 (2016). (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 A9 (2016) will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.

Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy A9 (2016) to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware update.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or questions regarding the above given guide.

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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