We have some good news for the Samsung Galaxy J5 2016 users, especially for those having model SM–J510FN ( International Variants) that the Galaxy J5 (J510FN International Unlocked Model) is now receiving the official Android 6.0.1 Security update. The latest version of Google’s Android OS 6.0.1 is now available for Galaxy J5 through OTA (over-the-air) and KIES. But for some reasons if the update is not yet available in your region and can’t wait for it to be officially released in your country then we have a detailed guide on how to flash the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow J510FNXXU1APE9 update manually on Samsung Galaxy J5 SM–J510FN variants.
Samsung Galaxy J5 came with Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 chipset, Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 2GB RAM, 13 MP camera and Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow).
Ready to get Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Samsung Galaxy J5 SM–J510FN then go ahead and follow the given guide. Keep in mind that we’ll use Odin flashing tool to install this update on Note 4. If your phone is rooted then the root access won’t survive the update. Also any custom Recovery you might have installed on your device will be replaced with a stock Recovery image.
You can use this guide for all the Samsung Galaxy J5 SM–J510FN (International Unlocked). Do not try this guide on any other device or incorrect variants. Check the model number of your device first by navigating to Settings – About Phone.
Things To Remember:
Warning: AndroidSoul will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy J5 during or after the installation of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Proceed at your own risk.
Data Backup: Take a full backup of all your important data and settings like contacts, pictures, videos, music before proceeding to the rooting instructions.
Download and install USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy J5 SM–J510FN on your PC.
Enable USB debugging option on your device: Settings > Development Options > USB debugging.
Note:- If you can’t find Developer Options on your phone, then go to Settings > About Phone and tap 7 times on the Build Number. Go back to Settings and there you will see the Developer Options. Now you can enable USB Debugging.
If your Galaxy J5 is rooted, then after installing this update the root access will be lost.
any custom Recovery you might have installed on your device will be replaced with a stock Recovery image
Make sure that the battery level of your Galaxy J5 model number SM–J510FN should be at least about 60-70 charged to avoid unexpected shutdowns during the rooting process.
Steps to Flash Android 6.0.1 May 2016 Security Update for Galaxy J5 2016 International Unlocked:
Step No 1:- First, download the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow J510FNXXU1APE9 firmware file and Odin flashing tool from the above given links.
Step No 2:- Extract the firmware zipped file on the desktop of your PC to get a file like J510FNXXU1APE9 tar.md5. Now don’t need to unzip the tar.md5 archive.
Step No 3:- Power OFF the phone in order to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 4:- Now, power ON the phone by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time, for a few moments. Your device should reboot in download mode.
Step No 5:- Run Odin tool on your PC as Administrator.
Step No 6:- Connect the Galaxy J5 using USB data cable with the PC and wait for Odin to detect the device
Step No 7:- In Odin, open “Options” tab. Find Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
Step No 8:- Next, click the AP button in Odin. Locate the J510FNXXU1APE9 tar.md5 update file and select it.
Step No 9:- Click on Start button to begin flashing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on your device. Set back and wait for the process to be completed successfully.
Step No 10:- The PASS message will be displayed on ODIN once the the new firmware is installed. Your phone will reboot in normal mode.
Step No 11:- Disconnect the Galaxy J5 when the menu is appeared on your device.
Done! You have successfully updated Galaxy J5 to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA update manually.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issue or query regarding above guide.