Update Galaxy A5 to Android 7.0 XXS2BQK7 Firmware

June 18, 2023

Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520F (2017) is the third edition smartphone of the famous A5 series. After the well known Galaxy S series, this series owns the second-best position in the Samsung market.

This 2017 edition smartphone comes with a stunning glass back design and rounded corners which gives it a flawless and stylish look. Despite a 5.5-inch display, it easily fits in your hand as well.

Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520F Android 7.0 XXS2BQK7 Firmware
Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520F Android 7.0 XXS2BQK7 Firmware

Talking about the processor, it sports a 1.9 GHz of Octa-core Exynos 7880 processor with 3 GB of RAM. This makes the multitasking quite easy with absolutely no noticeable lags or issues.

The Galaxy A5 can even handle heavy games and apps without getting too hot, which is pretty awesome. It also features a 16 megapixel of primary camera and 16 megapixel of front shooter for selfies.

How to Install Galaxy A5 SM-A520F Android 7.0 A520FXXS2BQK7

In this guide, we’ll discuss some easy steps on how to manually update the Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520F to Official Android 7.0 Nougat XXS2BQK7 firmware. The manual update is necessary because this OTA firmware is not easily available for all markets.

This Stock ROM can be flashed if you’ve soft bricked the 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.

Firmware Details

  • Model: SM-A520F
  • Model name: GALAXY A5
  • Country: India
  • Version: Android 7.0
  • Build date: Sun, 3 Dec 2017
  • Product Code: INS
  • PDA: A520FXXS2BQK7
  • CSC: A520FODD2BQJ5


If your device gets bricked by following this guide, then we at Droid Thunder will not be held responsible for that. So it is highly recommended to proceed at your own risk.


This Official Android 7.0 XXS2BQK7 firmware update is only for Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) having the model number SM-A520F. Do not flash this on any other device or variant as it may result in unwanted outcomes or bricked devices.


Install Galaxy A5 A520F Android 7.0 Stock ROM
Galaxy A5 SM-A520F Android 7.0 Nougat


  • Make sure your device is charged at least up to 60% to avoid the unwanted interruptions.
  • Backup your data including contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes etc. as everything gets wiped out.
  • Install Samsung USB drivers on your PC to detect your Galaxy A5 SM-A520F when connected via USB cable.
  • Besides, enable USB debugging mode from the settings.
  • (Optional) Temporary disable all the security tools on your computer.



Android 7.0 Nougat

Samsung Firmware Installation Guide

Now that you’ve downloaded the latest update, it is time to install it on your device. Follow our guide given below to flash the Android 7.0 update.


Finally! Your Samsung Galaxy A5 SM-A520F is successfully updated to the latest official Android 7.0 Nougat XXS2BQK7 firmware. You can confirm the same from Menu > Settings > About Phone. Enjoy the newly added Android Nougat features on your Galaxy A5. And don’t forget to share your views and experiences after using it.

For any issues related to this tutorial, please contact me through the comments section mentioned below.

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