The recent Over-the-Air OTA patch for Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime has been released for May 2017 thus being called as May Patch. This is a update with various bug fixes and optimizing system functionality but this update is based on Marshmallow Android 6.0.1. WE can only hope that an update for Nougat shall be announced soon enough too. 

The May security patch has been released phase wise implying that not all users would be receiving the update notification around the globe. But that should not worry you since we have a short yet comprehensive tutorial ready for you to take advantage of and get going with updating your Galaxy J& Prime by installing XXU1AQE4 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow.

You are, as always, advised to make a backup of all your precious data in case of a catastrophic event where things don’t go as planned. It is better to be safe than sorry so there is no harm in backing up your stuff. The next thing you need to be mindful of is that the model number of your device should be SM-G610F because devices vary in model numbers and all patches and updates do not work with every device regardless of the model number.

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(i) USB drivers should be installed in your computer.

(ii) Your device must be charged at least 75% to 80%.

(iii) USB debugging mode should be enabled.

(iv) In case of a custom ROM, custom recovery and rooted device, all will be reversed after the installation of this stock firmware update.

Required downloads:

How to flash XXU1AQE4 May Security Patch Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Update on Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime:

1 Download the above mentioned required files on your computer and extract the archived content for procuring tar.md5 update file.

2 Now turn your device off for booting it into download mode by long pressing and holding the Power button and Volume down with Home keys simultaneously. Then press the Power button yet again to enter the download mode.

3 Mark Odin as Administrator on your computer and launch it while connecting your device with the computer.

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4 When your device is successfully connected the ID: COM box will turn a yellow colour and then select tar.md5 firmware files which you intend to flash on your J7 Prime.

5 Only ‘Auto reboot’ and ‘F. Reset time’ options should be checked in Odin and that is all and then click on the ‘Start’ button for the installation to commence.

6 Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime will restart itself once the installation has been done and you shall disconnect it from the computer once it turns on fully.


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