Galaxy A5(2016) security patch to fix IMS Service bug

As if the Blueborne vulnerability was not enough, a new bug has crept up dubbed as ‘IMS service stopped’ bug. This bug was spotted on Samsung Galaxy A5(2016) variants. Samsung having the reputation for taking quick action against bugs and security issues, a patch has been spread out for fixing the same. Yes, Galaxy A5(2016) security patch to fix IMS Service bug is now rolling. This update also patches the Blueborne threat for Galaxy A5(2016). Apart from that, it brings new App installs, device stability enhancement, and optimizations.

The update brings the firmware build number A510FXXU4CQI5 to the European variants of Galaxy A5(2016). This update is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The update weighs around 60 MB in size. The update is rolling in waves, so it will take some time to roll into every device. Users can also download the firmware directly from Samsung servers.

 Galaxy A5(2016) security patch to fix IMS Service bug
Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) gets Firmware Update To Fix IMS Service Stopped Bug

Changelog: Galaxy A5(2016) Security Patch To Fix IMS Service Bug

The said update brings about lots of system based improvements along with the IMS service stopped bug fix. It also brings the much-sought fix for the Blueborne Vulnerability. Let’s take a look at the changes the update will bring to Galaxy A5(2016).

  • IMS Service stopped Pop-up Bug fixed.
  • Blueborne Vulnerability Fixed.
  • Facebook Application is a newly install.
  • Overall device performance improvement.

Note: After the update, you can not downgrade to the old software because of changes in the security patch.

Firmware Info: Galaxy A5(2016) Security Patch To Fix IMS Service Bug

Let’s take a quick glance on the firmware build details of the update for Galaxy A5(2016).


Model SM-A510F
Model name  Galaxy A5 (2016)
Country  Netherlands
Version Android 7.0
Changelist  12236002
Build date Wed, 13 Sep 2017 16:19:36 +0000
Security Patch Level  1st August 2017
Product code PHN

Download Galaxy A5(2016) Security Patch To Fix IMS Service Bug

Thre are two ways to download the security update firmware for your Galaxy A5(2016).

i) Capturing OTA
This is an automatic process. Your device will automatically install the update as and when the update rolls for it. Also, you can manually check for the availability of the update by going into device Settings > System Updates. If the update is available, download and install it manually.

ii) Directly Download firmware from Samsung Servers

You may also download the firmware from Samsung servers directly using a tool called SamFirm.

Download the latest firmware for Galaxy A5 Directly from Samsung Servers

How To Install: Galaxy A5(2016) Security Patch To Fix IMS Service Bug

Now after downloading the firmware in the previous step, we have to install the firmware manually too. We will have to use a tool called Odin Tool to install the firmware to complete stock.

Install Latest Firmware on Galaxy A5(2016) using Odin Tool

Therefore, catch this important update and grab all those upgrades, bug and security fixes that your Galaxy A5(2016) is in need of. Also, keep visiting AndroidSage for latest firmware updates for all devices.


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