It’s almost the end of the August and Samsung is consistent in rolling out its August security updates as planned. And yesterday Android Oreo marked its presence in the Android world. Now, we might expect some unexpected Android 8.0 Oreo update for Samsung flagships. But till then we have to content ourselves with the Nougat based firmware updates that Samsung has to drop. Well, this time Samsung has rolled out the August 2017 Security Update for Galaxy A5. The firmware update is rolling out in Netherlands for now. And should soon hit all around the globe.
This brings the firmware build number A510FXXU4CQH2 to the Dutch variants of Galaxy A5. And this update is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The update is rolled out Over-The-Air. So, it might take a while to reach your device. And you can also download the update firmware directly from the Samsung’s server and install it manually. We will provide the complete guide to install the August 2017 Security Update for Galaxy A5.
August 2017 Security Update for Galaxy A5 Firmware Info
Let’s see the firmware info of the August 2017 Security Update for Galaxy A5 in a nutshell.
What’s new with the August 2017 Security Update for Galaxy A5
- Fixes 50 vulnerabilities present in the device’s Android OS.
- Resolves 12 Common Vulnerabilities and Exposure (CVEs).
- Install Facebook application.
- Optimizes the device’s performance.
Firmware download and install for Galaxy A5 August 2017 Security Patch
How to install Nougat based August 2017 Security update for Galaxy A5?
here are basically two ways to install the August 2017 security patch updates on Samsung Galaxy A5. The first one is to download OTA(Over the air) update and install it via stock recovery.
The second way is to directly download the firmware from Samsung servers and restore the device to complete stock via latest Odin Tool.
OTA Update tutorial: Galaxy A5
Step-1 Unlock your device.
Step-3 First check for updates if they are available. Click the Download manually option.
Step-5 Then simply follow on-screen instructions.
Try to connect to a strong WiFi connection since the update is sized around 215 MB.
The OTA is rolling out in waves. So have some patience and wait till the OTA Update is available for your device. And if you’re eager to get the update, You can use the alternative Odin firmware flash method for that.
Update Galaxy A5 via Odin firmware
Step 1: Download the latest Odin tool to PC.
Step 2: Then download and extract SamFirm tool.
Step 3: After that Download and extract August Security update for Samsung Galaxy A5.
Therefore, choose any method you like and install the latest August 2017 Security update for Galaxy A5.