Update Galaxy On5 to Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware. Finally Samsung has officially launched Android 6.0.1 update for Samsung Galaxy On5 SM-G550FY smartphone. Its a great news for the Galaxy On5 users as they were eagerly waiting for this stock firmware. Previously the Galaxy On5 users had to rely on the Custom ROMs to experience the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OS. However Custom ROMs do have many bugs and issues. As this is an official OTA update rolled out by Samsung so there are no chances of bugs or issues. Also this stock firmware will work on both rooted as well as un-rooted devices. So if your phone is rooted and has lost device warranty, it can be regained back by flashing this stock firmware. This present update comes with no issues and is much better than the previous one.
Samsung Galaxy On5 SM-G550FY smartphone was released in October 2015 with some decent specs and features. Due to its low price, it became famous in just few days from its release. Some of its specs include 5 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. It is powered by Quad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7 Exynos 3475 processor with 1.5GB of RAM. It has 8 GB of internal storage and the micro SD card can be expanded up to 128 GB. It comes with 8 megapixel primary camera and 5 megapixel front camera. Galaxy On 5 is powered by a 2600mAh removable battery with talk time upto 15 hours. It was launched with Android version 5.1 Lollipop OS.
This Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update comes with various improvements which will definitely increase your love towards your phone. Due to amazing specs and features that this phone has, the Android M runs quite smooth on it. The new Android Marshmallow update brings few bug fixes and performance improvements to the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update earlier released for this phone. You can experience an enhanced UI with most convenient and user-friendly features. With new web browsing experience there will be no crashes and hangs. It also has some 3D effects transition, multi-user support, fast settings option, improved lock screen, smart lock feature, new notification panel, battery life saver much more. For those interested ones who want to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware on their Samsung Galaxy On5 SM-G550FY smartphone, proceed to our actual guide given below.
Flashing this Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow XXU1BPFA firmware on Samsung Galaxy On5 SM-G550FY smartphone is quite risky and a slight mistake can damage or brick your phone. So I recommend you to read, follow and implement each and every step carefully. If your phone gets damaged, then neither I nor Samsung Electronics Ltd. will be held liable for that. However the chances that your phone will get damaged or bricked are least. Note the as this is an official firmware released by Samsung and not any unofficial third party custom ROM, it is absolutely bug free. This Stock Rom can be flashed the time you are stuck in any flashing process or soft bricked your phone or lost IMEI number or got any issue while flashing custom firmware.
Version: Android 6.0.1
Build date: Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Product Code: INS
Note that if you have any kind of custom ROM installed on your Galaxy On5 then it will get replaced by this official Android M firmware update. Also all the custom recoveries like Clockworkmod or TWRP will get wiped out. This Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow XXU1BPFA firmware update must be flashed only on Samsung Galaxy On5 having the model number SM-G550FY. Do not install this on any other device or variant as it may result into unwanted outcomes or bricked device. So confirm your device before flashing this firmware.
- Charge your phones battery at least up to 60% so as to reduce the interruption risk during the flashing process.
- Backup all your phone data and settings including contacts, messages, apn settings, call logs, whatsapp messages, memos etc. on your SD card or on your PC since everything gets wiped out in the last step of this procedure.
- Enable USB debugging mode by following the path Menu->Settings->Developer options ->USB debugging. If you don’t see Developer option then go to Settings->About Phone and tap 7 times on the Build number. This will make the Developer option appear in the Settings menu.
- Install mobile specific drivers on your computer so as to detect the phone when connected. 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.
- Disable all the security related tools as well as antivirus that is installed on your computer temporarily. They may interrupt the flashing process.
Procedure to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow XXU1BPFA firmware on Galaxy On5 SM-G550FY:
Step 1: Download and extract both the above files in a specific folder on your PC.
Step 2: Switch off your Galaxy On5 and boot it into downloading mode.
Step 3: For that, press and hold the ‘Home Button (middle button) + Volume down key + Power Button’ simultaneously until you see a warning message. Leave all the three keys now.
Step 4: Keeping the phone as it is, connect it to computer using the original USB data cable. Now just press Volume Up key to continue. This will directly land you into downloading mode.
Step 5: On PC, launch ‘Odin Multi Downloader3-v3.11′ 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 device has successfully connected to the PC. But if this thing doesn’t happen then re-install the mobile specific drivers on your PC.
Step 6: You’ll find Auto Reboot and F.Reset options on the Odin window. Tick only these two options and 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’ button and navigate to the firmware package & select it (The extracted firmware file may look like: G550FYXXU1BPFA_G550FYODD1BPFB_INS.tar.md5).
Step 8: After doing everything as mentioned above just hit the Start button to initiate the flashing process. Note that your phone will automatically boot itself as the process goes on. Do not interrupt the process by disconnecting 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 6.0.1 Marshmallow XXU1BPFA firmware on your Galaxy On5. Now you may disconnect your device by safely removing the USB cable.
Note: If the process fails or if Odin gets stuck or in case your device gets boot loops, then close the Odin window, again boot into downloading mode and follow the same procedure as given above.
Step 10: After flashing the firmware package, switch off your Galaxy On5 completely. 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 & select them to clear all the data and caches from your device phone memory.
Step 12: Return back and restart your Galaxy On5 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.
Voila! Your Samsung Galaxy On5 SM-G550FY has been successfully updated to the latest Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow XXU1BPFA firmware. To confirm the same go to Menu->Settings->About Phone. Enjoy and experience the official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow stock update on your Galaxy On5. Lastly if you face any problem, which going through this process then do inform me through the comments section given below. I’ll be happy to help you. Till then Enjoy! 🙂