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Samsung has finally started the global Nougat rollout for the Galaxy A5 and A7 2016 handsets. The update comes as a rather much-needed respite for users who have been patiently waiting for Nougat to appear on their mid-ranger devices.
While the rollout for A5 and A7 started in late April and mid may respectively, Samsung sure took its sweet time to make region specific firmware available to users worldwide. The Galaxy A5 and A7 2017 Editions are already running Nougat.
The new firmware updates arrives as build number A510FXX04CQE9 and A710FXXU2CQE3 for Samsung Galaxy A5 and A7 2016 and bumps up the OS to Android 7.0 Nougat. The update for A7 was initially rolled out in Asia and is now rolling out to other regions iteratively.
The A5 variant on the other hand has updates rolling out in Mainland Europe and parts of Africa. Updates for Asian regions are still scarce, with only South and South-East Asia having receiving the update as of yet.
Download Nougat Firmware For Galaxy A5 and A7 2016
While updates for various variants and regions are rolling out as we speak, we have made a comprehensive list of most downloaded firmware available at the current moment. The list will be updated as firmware for various other regions surface online.
Download the firmware without speed or bandwidth restriction with the SamFirm tool. How To Download Samsung Galaxy Firmware Files Directly from Samsung servers.
Below you will find some third-party websites for downloading the full Odin stock firmware package.
A5 2016 Nougat Firmware (Area Specific)
- A5 SM-A510F UK | A510FXX04CQE9
- A5 SM-A510F Russia | A510FXXU4CQE3
- A5 SM-A510F South Africa | A510FXXS4CQF1
For other area specific firmwares check the list on Sammobile.
A7 2016 Nougat Firmware (Area Specific)
- A7 SM- A710FD India | A710FDODD2CQF2
- A7 SM- A710FD Iran | A710FOJV2CQE3
- A7 SM- A710FD Singapore | A710FXXU2CQE6
For full list, kindly refer to Sammobile.
The Android 7.0 Nougat update brings various optimizations and improvements for Galaxy A5 and A7 2016 with UI enhancements being a major one. Other features include the native split screen mode, Doze mode, revamped notification shade, and an improved Settings menu.
Curiously enough, Samsung still seems uninterested in releasing Android 7.1 for majority of its mid-rangers, insisting on 7.0 instead. Samsung, as of now, has not announced its intentions of an iterative update to 7.1 for these devices which may imply another long wait in store for its users.
See how to install stock firmware on Galaxy A5 and A7 using Odin software and restore them to stock.
Also see how to root Galaxy A5 and A7 on stock Nougat update.