Samsung has released the latest XXU1BPF4 Marshmallow official firmware update for Galaxy J5 smartphones recently that brings a lot of amazing features, improvements, loopholes fixes, security patches and stability enhancement. If you want to enjoy all these stable, smooth and secure Android platforms, you must install this new firmware. This update is now available for the international model of Samsung Galaxy J5 (J500F) which was initially released in India, but now it is currently compatible with all the models of J500F devices, apart from the region in which you use your Galaxy J5 mobile phone. Don’t worry, if you haven’t received the OTA (On the Air) update yet; you can still easily download the stock software manually to install it afterward through Odin.
Using this simple step by step guide, a beginner can upgrade Galaxy J5, just download the stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow XXU1BPF4 official firmware for your Galaxy J5, and flash it on your phone manually by using the Odin tool.
The firmware files provided in this guide are meant for Galaxy J5. Do not install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. To check out what device you have, go to Settings > More/General > About Device or Settings > About Device.
AndroidSoul will not be liable for any damage occurred to your phone during or after the installation of XXU1BPF4 Marshmallow official firmware update. Proceed at your risk.
- Create a proper backup of you valuable data such as SMS, MMS, Contacts, Call Logs, Media content and other files, etc. before proceeding to the installation guide. In case, anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Download and Install Samsung Galaxy J5 USB Drivers on your computer.
- Enable USB Debugging Option on your Samsung J5 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options.
- Windows-based PC and the original data cable to establish a connection between your PC/laptop and Android device.
- Make sure that the battery of your phone is charged about 70 to 80% to avoid an unexpected shutdown while flashing process.
Steps to Install XXU1BPF4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy J5:
Step 1: Download the XXU1BPF4 Official firmware file on the desktop of your computer for Samsung J5.
Step 2: Unzip the download firmware file to get the .tar.md5 file.
Step 3: Boot your device into Recovery Mode and perform a factory data reset to attain a clean installation.
Step 4: Launch Odin3.exe.
Step 5: Connect your Galaxy J5 to the PC using its USB data cable and power it OFF to boot into Download Mode.
Step 6: Power ON the Galaxy J5 pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power keys at the same time. As a warning message appears, press Volume Up to continue.
Step 7: If the USB drivers are installed correctly, Odin will detect your phone and the ID: COM box will turn blue.
Step 8: In Odin app, click the AP button. Choose the firmware.tar.md5 or firmware.tar which you have already extracted.
Step 9: Click on the Start button in Odin and wait for the flashing process to complete successfully. After the firmware is successfully installed, the flashing process box will turn green.
Step 10: Disconnect your phone and reboot it manually after the flashing process has been completed successfully.
Step 11: The Galaxy J5 will take about 5 minutes to boot for the first time after installation. So please be patient.
Done! You have installed the official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware on Galaxy J5 successfully.
Tell us in the comments area below if you have questions or issues while updating your Galaxy J5 to the stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.