Manually update Galaxy A5 A500F to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop XXU1BOF5 Firmware


This tutorial shows how to update Galaxy A5 A500F to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop XXU1BOF5 firmware – Complete guide

Samsung after rolling out the lollipop update for Galaxy S6 has started moving towards Galaxy A5. Many Galaxy A5 A500F users have started receiving the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update. The update is rolled out via OTA with XXU1BOF5 as build number. If you still haven’t got notification then head over to Settings > About Phone > Software Update, to check for the update manually. Even after checking from Settings if you haven’t received the update then you can follow this guide to manually update Galaxy A5 A500F to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware.

update Galaxy A5 A500F to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop XXU1BOF5

Since the Android firmware updates are rolled out via OTA, it might take some time to reach your region and as a result you may not be seeing any firmware update yet on your Galaxy A5 A500F device. If you can’t wait till the update reaches your region then you can follow this tutorial and update Galaxy A5 A500F to Android Lollipop manually using Odin.

So without any further ado let’s get started.

Getting Prepared:

  1. This tutorial is applicable to only Galaxy A5 with A500F model number. Don’t try it on other variants or models.
  2. It is recommended to make a complete backup of your important data before you proceed with the update. Backup SMS, Contacts and Call logs etc.
  3. The battery percentage on the device must be at least 75%.
  4. USB Debugging must be enabled.
  5. Ensure that all the required Samsung USB Drivers are installed on PC.
  6. Kill or terminate Samsung Kies and other PC suits using Task Manager, which can interfere with Odin.

Disclaimer: Though the steps listed below looks simple, if followed wrongly can brick your device and we are not responsible for any damage to your Samsung Galaxy A5. So understand the risk involved and proceed at your own risk.

How to update Galaxy A5 A500F to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop XXU1BOF5 firmware:

Step 1: Download the firmware package and Odin flash tool from below links:

Android 5.0.2 XXU1BOF5

Odin Flash Tool

Step 2: Run Odin on PC as administrator.

Step 3: Power off Galaxy A5 and boot into Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down, Home and Power buttons simultaneously until you see warning message. Now press Volume Up to confirm boot into Download Mode.

Step 4: Follow the steps listed in this tutorial and flash the Android 5.0.2 XXU1BOF5 firmware on Galaxy A5.

Step 5: Reboot your device to normal mode and check the Android version from Settings > About Phone.

Note: First boot may take some time as it will update all the Android apps and build cache.

That’s it now you have successfully updated Galaxy A5 A500F to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop XXu1BOF5 firmware.

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