Update Galaxy A5 SM-A500G to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop XXU1BOJ2 firmware. After Android 5.0 Lollipop OS was released, it was expected that this update will be released for the most stylish mid-range smartphone Galaxy A5 SM-A500G. But days passed by and there was no sign of any official update from Samsung. Soon users started flashing custom ROMs to fell and experience the new OS. Finally after a much long wait, Samsung has officially released Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update for Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500G smartphone. Galaxy A5 has some amazing specs and features which makes Android Lollipop to run smoothly on it. Some of its specs include quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A53 processor with Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 64-bit chipset, 16GB internal memory, 2GB RAM, 2300mAh battery, 13-megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, 5-megapixel front camera, Super AMOLED capacitive 5 inch touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, Corning Gorilla Glass 4 and much more. Looking at its specs, Galaxy A5 is an amazing smartphone which can surely give tough competition to phones like Sony Xperia Z3 Compact , Moto G (4G), Huawei Ascend G7 and LG G3.
Here in this guide we’ll discuss a detailed step by step procedure on how to install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop XXU1BOJ2 firmware on Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500G smartphone. This Stock Rom can be flashed the time you are stuck in any process or soft bricked your phone or lost imei number or got any issue while flashing custom firmware. Also if you have rooted your phone and want to regain your phones warranty back, then flashing this latest firmware is the only solution. Installing a firmware can get back all the phone settings as they were when you bought it. So if you want to flash the latest Lollipop XXU1BOJ2 firmware on your Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500G then proceed to our easy step by step guide given below.
Model name: GALAXY A5
Version: Android 5.0.2
Build date: Mon, 5 Oct 2015
Product Code: INU
Flashing this firmware will replace custom ROM installed on your phone by this official Android 5.0.2 Lollipop firmware update. Also all the custom recoveries like Clockworkmod (CWM) or TWRP will get wiped out. Note that this process is quite risky and must be implemented with an attentive mind. If any damage happens to your device by following this guide, then neither I nor the Samsung Electronics Ltd. will be held responsible for that. However the chances that your device will get damaged are least.
This Official Android 5.0.2 XXU1BOJ2 firmware update is only for Samsung Galaxy A5 having the model number SM-A500G. Do not flash this on any other device or variant as it may result into unwanted outcomes or bricked device. So confirm your device model number from Homescreen–> Menu–>Settings –> About Device before moving ahead.
- Make sure you have charged your phones battery at least up to 65% so as to reduce the chances of interruption during the firmware flashing process.
- It is recommended to backup all your important phone data and settings including contacts, sms/mms, apn settings, call logs, whatsapp messages, memos etc. on your SD card or on your PC for more safety. This is necessary as everything gets wiped in the last step of this procedure.
- You must enable the USB debugging mode on your phone by following the path Menu->Settings->Developer options ->USB debugging.
- You must install mobile specific drivers on your PC so as to detect the phone when connected via USB cable. You can install them from the Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase or just manually install them from link given below.
- Temporary disable all the security related tools like antivirus or firewall that are installed on your PC. They may increase the risk of interruption during the flashing process.
Procedure to install Android 5.0.2 XXU1BOJ2 firmware on Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500G:
Step 1: Download and extract both the above files in a specific folder on your computer.
Step 2: Now power off your Galaxy A5 completely until it vibrates.
Step 3: Then you need to boot your Galaxy A5 into downloading mode. For doing so, press and hold the ‘Home Button (middle button) + Volume down key + Power Button’ simultaneously until you see a warning message. You may leave all the three keys now.
Step 4: Keeping the phone as it is, connect it to PC using the USB cable. Now just press Volume Up key to continue. This will directly land you into downloading mode. Refer screenshot.
Step 5: On PC, launch ‘Odin Multi Downloader3-v3.10.6′ software which you’ve just received after extraction. As soon as you open it, the ID:COM section located at the top left corner will turn light blue. Also an Added message will appear in the message box window. This will confirm that your Galaxy A5 SM-A500G has successfully connected to the computer. But if such thing doesn’t happen then it’s more likely to be problem with the mobile drivers. So re-install mobile drivers on your computer from the links given in the Pre-Requisites section.
Step 6: In the option window of Odin, make sure only Auto Reboot and F.Reset these two options are checked. Leave all the other options as they are. Do not tick the Re-partition option as it may brick your phone.
Step 7: Now, tick against ‘AP’ tab and navigate to the firmware package & select it (The extracted firmware file may look like: A500GXXU1BOJ2_ A500GODD1BOJ2_INU.tar.md5).
Step 8: That’s it! Just initiate the flashing process by clicking the Start button located on the Odin window. Note that the phone will automatically boot itself while the process goes on. Do not interrupt the flashing process by disconnecting the USB cable.
Step 9: Be patient and wait for the process to complete. As soon as it completes successfully, you’ll see that the ID:COM section on the Odin window is turned green with the message ‘Pass’ below it. This will confirm that you have properly flashed the Official Android 5.0.2 XXU1BOJ2 firmware on your Galaxy A5. Now safely remove the USB cable and disconnect the phone.
Note: If the process fails or if Odin gets stuck or in case your phone gets boot loops, then close the Odin window again go into downloading mode and follow the whole procedure as given above.
Step 10: After flashing the firmware package, switch off your Galaxy A5. Now boot into stock recovery mode. The same can be done by holding Home button (Middle button) + Volume Up + Power button simultaneously until the recovery mode appears.
Note: In Android stock recovery touch doesn’t work so use Volume up and down keys for navigation and Home button (middle button) for selection.
Step 11: Using Volume keys navigate to the ‘Wipe data/factory reset’ option and ‘Wipe Cache partition’ option & using Home button select them to clear all the data and caches from your phones internal memory.
Step 12: Return back and restart your Galaxy A5 by selecting ‘reboot system now’ option.
Note: If the process fails or you get any kind of error then just try to implement all the steps with Odin3.07. Use the PDA tab in place of AP in it.
Vovo! You are successfully flashed the latest official Android 5.0.2 XXU1BOJ2 firmware on your Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A500G. You can confirm the same from Menu->Settings->About Phone. Note that this is a Stock firmware officially released by Samsung and is not any kind of unofficial custom ROM. In case if you come across any difficulty, just tell me through the comments section given below. I’ll be glad to help you. Till then Enjoy! 🙂