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Tech giant Samsung has finally updated the Android 7.0 Nougat wit XXU2BQI2 firmware to its Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) smartphones. The update was a much needed one and has come with some major changes including some main improvement and upgrades, apart from converting it to Nougat from Marshmallow operating system. It also comes with a latest user interface(UI). We bring you the exclusive step by step guide on how you can install the latest XXU2BQI2 Android 7.0 Nougat Official Firmware on Samsung Galaxy A5 A520F (2017)

We are going to update the Samsung Galaxy A5 manually in this tutorial which will update your device straight away and you should be able to use to the latest installed Nougat firmware in no time. 

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Before we begin let us give you a brief intro about the firmware you are going to update on your Samsung Galaxy A5

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Samsung Galaxy A5 XXU2BQI2 Android 7.0 Firmware Details:

Model SM-A520F
Model name Galaxy A5
Country Australia
Version Android 7.0
Changelist 11926776
Build date Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:32:26 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-08-01
Product code XSA
PDA A520FXXU2BQI2
CSC A520FXSA2BQI1

Prerequisite:

1- Download Samsung USB drivers.

2- Don’t forget to backup your data as you might loose all your data and media files during this update. 

3- You can also enable USB Debugging mode to be on the save side.

4- Make sure your device battery is more than 85 percent.

5- This is an official update from Samsung for its Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) only. No other device can be tried to updated with this tutorial.

Essential Downloads:

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How to update Samsung Galaxy A5 A520F to XXU2BQI2 Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware:

Step 1- To start things off, download the Android 7.0 A510 FXXU4CQDJ file(link given above in essential downloads).on your personal computer.

Step 2- Extract that downloaded file as zip.file. 

Step 3- Download Odin(link given above in essential downloaded)

Step 4- Next you need to turn your Samsung Galaxy A5 off, press volume down key and home button and power button together until your see a warning sign on your A5 screen, press volume up when you see warning sign and it will take your device into the download mode. 

Step 5-  Open the downloaded Odin file on your personal computer. 

Step 6- Connect your A5 device with your personal computer with the help of a USB cable.

Step 7- After you connect your device with your personal computer, the ID:COM box will turn into yellow color, we suggest you to wait as this process might take few minutes. 

Step 8- Now open the extract file of Android 7.0 A510 FXXU4CQDJ you made in second step, clock on the files you need to install on your device. “AP”, “CP”, “CSC”, “PIT”, “BL” are such files you will find in the downloaded extract file. if you can’t see some of any of these files, then ignore this step and carry on to the next. 

Step 9- Head back into Odin, and tap F Reset Time option and Auto Reboot option. 

Step 10- To start installation process tap on start button in Odin. 

Step 11- Once the installation completes, your device will restart itself. Unplug your Samsung Galaxy A5 from computer when you see your mobile screen turning on. 

You have updated and installed your Samsung Galaxy A5 with XXU4CQDJ Android 7.0 Nougat Official Firmware.

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