Finally, Samsung successfully rolled out the October 2017 security patch. We all saw how Bluetooth vector Blueborne vulnerability completely halted the September 2017 security update. The whole of September there were only firmware updates to fence against Blueborne. Well, finally it seems Samsung has managed to lock down the Blueborne threat. Also, it was pretty much intuitive that since there was no September security update, Samsung would leap forward to rollout October security update. Now, that’s what happened. Samsung rolled out the October security patch for Galaxy A5 (2016/2017). Both the Galaxy A5 of 2016 and 2017 become the first device to receive October 2017 security update.

This brings the firmware build number A510FXXU4CQJ1 and A520FXXS2BQIJ for the Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2017) respectively.  This update is quite lighter one, weighing around 27 MB. It is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Since the update is rolled out Over-The-Air, so, it might take a while to reach your device. But You can also download and install it manually the update directly from the Samsung’s server. We have guided tutorials for that later in this post.

October security patch for Galaxy A5 (2016/2017)

Samsung Galaxy A5(2016) gets October 2017 Security Update Patch

October security patch for Galaxy A5 (2016/2017)

Samsung Galaxy A5(2017) gets October 2017 Security Update Patch

Changelog: October security patch for Galaxy A5 (2016/2017)

Finally, the October firmware update is here, although it’s a small update it brings some really important updates for both the devices.

  • October 2017 Security update patch.
  • Patch for the critical flaws in security.
  • Facebook App is installed.
  • The overall device performance is improved.
  • Regular bug fixes.
October security patch for Galaxy A5 (2016/2017)

October Firmware Update for Galaxy A5 (2016) and Galaxy A5 (2017)

Firmware Info: October Security Patch for Galaxy A5 (2016/2017)

Let’s take a look at the firmware build details for both devices in this latest October Security Patch for Galaxy A5 (2016/2017).

Galaxy A5 (2016)

Model SM-A510F
Model name Galaxy A5 (2016)
Country
Netherlands
Version Android 7.0
Changelist 11940524
Build date Wed, 04 Oct 2017 16:49:02 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-10-01
Product code PHN
PDA  A510FXXU4CQJ1
CSC  A510FPHN4CQJ1

Galaxy A5 (2017)

Model SM-A520F
Model name Galaxy A5 (2017)
Country
Netherlands
Version Android 7.0
Changelist 11940524
Build date Wed, 27 Sep 2017 01:58:32 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-10-01
Product code PHN
PDA A520FXXS2BQIJ
CSC A520FPHN2BQI3

Download OTA: October Security Patch for Galaxy A5 (2016/2017)

There are usually two ways to install the latest security updates on Samsung Galaxy A5 devices. The first one is to download OTA(Over the air) update. The second way is to directly download the firmware from Samsung servers using SamFirm Tool and restore the device to complete stock via latest Odin Tool.

OTA Updates can be captured by

  • Going to device Settings > About device > Software Updates option.

Manually Install October Security Patch for Galaxy A5 (2016/2017)

To manually install the firmware we have to download the firmware directly from the Samsung servers. For that purpose, we will use the SamFirm tool.

Then to install the same firmware we will have to use a software called Odin Tool

Latest Odin Tool | Download

SamFirm | Download

Steps of Installation

Follow the link below to see how You can install the latest firmware by using Odin Tool.

Install The Latest Firmware and Restore The Device to Complete Stock Using Odin Tool.

Therefore, make sure to get the update as it brings the latest security updates after nearly a month. Also, it brings other necessary system enhancements and optimizations for the device. So, either catch the OTA or manually download and install the update from Samsung servers. Also, keep checking AndroidSage for all latest firmware updates related to Samsung smartphones.

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