Samsung Galaxy A5 2015 SM-A500F Firmware Downloads

Download stock firmware for Galaxy A5 SM-A500F (2015). These stock firmware have been very useful to unroot and restore back the device original Android OS. If it happens that the device no longer receives a Firmware Over-The-Air OTA updates, this is what you’ll also need or else otherwise your device will stay in old and outdated firmware version.

These stock firmware can also fix a  bricked Galaxy A5 SM-A500F if somehow one have messed-up from any modification attempts. The stock firmware itself can fix repair the phone if it just stuck in a Samsung logo, or the phone keeps on restarting or so-called “bootloop” effect.

Download the Latest Firmware for Galaxy A5 SM-A500F

Europe Latest Galaxy A5 A500F Firmware – Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Updates

Firmware version A500FXXS1CPL2

Firmware

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: 1 December 2016
  • Baseband version: A500FXXU1CPH2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.49-8930323
  • Build version: MMB29M.A500FXXS1CPL2
  • AP: A500FXXS1CPL2
  • CP: A500FXXU1CPH2
  • CSC: A500FSER1CPH2
  • Release date: January 2017

Firmware version A500FXXU1CPH2

Firmware

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: 1 August 2016
  • Baseband version: A500FXXU1CPH2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.49-8930323
  • Build version: MMB29M.A500FXXU1CPH2
  • AP: A500FXXU1CPH2
  • CP: A500FXXU1CPH2
  • CSC: A500FSER1CPH2
  • Release date: August 2016

Previous Firmware Updates:

Important Note: You can no longer revert back to an older firmware version. This is due to the Android security maintenance that have been imposed. Newer firmware updates includes an updated Android security patches to keep the device safe from Android vulnerabilities.

Build version Date Android version
A500FXXU1BPF1 2016 June 5.0.2
A500FXXU1BPD1 2016 April 5.0.2
A500FXXU1BPA4 2016 Jan. 5.0.2
A500FXXU1BOJ5 2015 Oct. 5.0.2
A500FXXU1BOF5 2015 June 5.0.2
A500FXXU1AOC2 2015 April 4.4.4
A500FXXU1AOB2 2015 March 4.4.4
A500FXXU1AOB1 2015 Feb 4.4.4
A500FXXU1ANL1 2014 Dec. 4.4.4
A500FXXU1ANJ9 2014 Nov. 4.4.4

Asia Latest Galaxy A5 A500F Firmware – Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Updates

Firmware version A500FXXS1CPK2

Downloads

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: November 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: A500FXXU1CPJ2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.49-9437377
  • Build version: MMB29M.A500FXXS1CPK2
  • AP: A500FXXS1CPK2
  • CP: A500FXXU1CPJ2
  • CSC: A500FOLB1CPJ3
  • Release date: January 2017

Firmware version A500FXXU1CPJ3

Downloads

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: October 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: A500FXXU1CPJ2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.49-9437377
  • Build version: MMB29M.A500FXXU1CPJ3
  • AP: A500FXXU1CPJ3
  • CP: A500FXXU1CPJ2
  • CSC: A500FOLB1CPJ3
  • Release date: August 2016

Previous Firmware Updates:

Build version Date Android version
A500FXXU1BPG3 2016 July 5.0.2
A500FXXU1BOJ5 2015  Oct. 5.0.2
A500FXXU1BOH4 2015 Aug. 5.0.2
A500FXXU1AOC2 2015 March 4.4.4
A500FXXU1AOB1 2015 Feb. 4.4.4
A500FXXU1AOA4 2015 Jan. 4.4.4
A500FXXU1ANL1 2014 Nov. 4.4.4
A500FXXU1ANJ9 2014 Nov. 4.4.4

Middle East, and Africa Latest Galaxy A5 A500F Firmware – Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Updates

Firmware version A500FXXS1CPL3

Downloads

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: December 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: A500FXXU1CPH2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.49-9125475
  • Build version: MMB29M.A500FXXS1CPL3
  • AP: A500FXXS1CPL3
  • CP: A500FXXU1CPH2
  • CSC: A500FOJV1CPH3
  • Release date: January 2017

Firmware version A500FXXU1CPK3

Downloads

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: November 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: A500FXXU1CPH2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.49-9125475
  • Build version: MMB29M.A500FXXU1CPK3
  • AP: A500FXXU1CPK3
  • CP: A500FXXU1CPH2
  • CSC: A500FOJK1CPK1
  • Release date: December 2016

Firmware version A500FXXU1CPH5

Downloads

  • Android version: 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
  • Android security patch level: September 1, 2016
  • Baseband version: A500FXXU1CPH2
  • Kernel version: 3.10.49-9125475
  • Build version: MMB29M.A500FXXU1CPH5
  • AP: A500FXXU1CPH5
  • CP: A500FXXU1CPH2
  • CSC: A500FOJV1CPH3
  • Release date: October 2016

Previous Firmware Updates:

Firmware version Date Android version
A500FXXU1BOK2 2015 Nov. 5.0.2
A500FXXU1BOI4 2015  Oct. 5.0.2
A500FXXU1BPF1 2016 July 5.0.2
A500FXXU1AOC2 2015 March 4.4.4
A500FXXU1AOB1 2015 Feb. 4.4.4
A500FXXU1AOA4 2015 Jan. 4.4.4
A500FXXU1ANL1 2014 Nov. 4.4.4

How to Install Galaxy A5 SM-A500F (2015) Firmware

This process can only be done such as the following:
To unroot a Galaxy A5 SM-A500F (2015), as well as to restore it back to stock. Likewise for fixing soft-bricks and manually upgrade to the latest firmware if the device has been modified or rooted. If you do know what this is all about then refrain from doing so.

Important Note: DO NOT ever try to downgrade or revert back to an older firmware version on top of the newer firmware updates. It will no longer work and it’ll just won’t let you install back the said firmware package.

Prerequisites:

Before you proceed prepare these necessary things as follows so you’ll not messed-up your phone:

Recharge the device battery – Make sure that your Galaxy A5 SM-A500F (2015) battery is fully recharged to ensure its stability. A power failure during the installation process may harm your device.• Prepare a PC as this process will not tend to work in Mac computers.

Enable USB debugging mode if you are having issues connecting your device to the computer try to enable this option. Go to Settings > About device > Developer option > USB debugging.

Backup all your personal data – Use “Samsung Kies (Google it) to easily make a backup of your Contacts, Messages, Applications, Pictures, and Videos, so that you will not lose it. You must do this because the recent firmware packages will wipe out your device stored data.

Grab these tools

  • Odin3_v3.10 downloader or use the latest version.
  • USB Driver – only needed if you haven’t installed the latest Samsung Smart Switch in your PC.

Extract/Unzip the download stock firmware

Extract the downloaded firmware. Use any decompressing program you have had in your computer.

Reboot the phone into Download mode

Reboot your Galaxy A5 SM-A500F (2015) into Download Mode: Turn it Off first. Now, Press and hold the Volume Down, HOME and Power ON button at the same time. You will then presented into a “Warning Message” screen, just press the Volume Up to continue. Once the Android robot and a “Downloading” message appears. If you can’t get into it, repeat the 3-button combination again and again.

Run and Configure Odin3 Flasher

Run Odin3 flasher program. In Odin window DO NOT tick the option box that says ‘Re-Partition’. Leave the ‘Auto Reboot’ and ‘F.Reset Time’ check-marked by default. If the stock firmware packaged contains a single tarball only, then simply load it in the AP button. But the if the packaged contains individual binary files just load each firmware binary files to their designated slots in Odin such as: the “BL” (bootlooder) file goes to the “BL button/slot“, same goes about the “AP” (phone), “CP” (modem) and the “CSC” (consumer code) files. Once loaded, you need to wait for a while as Odin3 will check the files compatibility and authenticity.

Connect the phones into the computer

Connect your Galaxy A5 SM-A500F (2015) to the computer using the supplied USB data cable. In Odin window, the ID: COM box will turn to a bluish color when the phone is properly connected and it’s an indication that it’s recognized with Odin. It also states as “Phone Added! in the log-cat.

Begin flashing the stock firmware

When all is set and you are ready into flashing just simply tick the ‘START’ button located at the lower part of Odin.

Avoid interrupting the process

DO NOT disconnect nor do anything when the phone is already in download mode and flashing status. You’ll messed up the phone if you accidentally interfere the installation process.

Wait until the Pass!! message appears.

Odin3 will display a message that says “PASS!” when the process finishes. Wait until the phone completely reboots, then unplug it from the computer. However, if you might get the error message “FAILED!” you may check the troubleshooting procedures down below.

Troubleshooting Odin3’s “Failed!” error

Do performing factory reset after flashing is necessary when the device previously runs on any modified ROM and unofficial firmware images?

This process is optional, but this method can get rid of the unwanted bootloop, rebooting issues, freezes and lag issues after the new firmware installation.

Press and hold Volume Up+ Home+Power button, then select the Wipe Data/Factory Reset, to gain a fresh firmware installed.

Odin keep on failing and I’ve tried everything to the letter but still nothing works. What else can you suggest?

You may have tried rolling back to an older firmware version. Noting that newer updates will not allow you to downgrade to an older firmware version. This is why Samsung and Google frequently released the Android security patches in a monthly basis. You must carefully keep an eye of each firmware build version.

Please check back my insights about the stock firmware above. Also, if you’ve use the stock firmware to unroot and or restoring back from a modified system images but cannot get through during the firmware flashing and you’d get the Odin3 fail error, you may first sort things out like what root kernels and custom ROM, and any modified system images you have previously used before and try to find an answer to why it causes a flashing failure. Sometimes the problem is not on the stock firmware but lies in the modified system image you’ve used that causes the problem of not letting it through pass in Odin3.