Install Galaxy J5 Prime Android Nougat Official Firmware

Galaxy J5 Prime was released last year running on the Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. When this phone came out, Samsung didn’t show any plans to update it to a higher version of Android. Galaxy J5 Prime just started receiving official Android Nougat update in the UAE region. This update isn’t less than a surprise since the Galaxy J5 Prime users had no idea regarding an update for their phone. The new Android Nougat changes almost everything on the phone. It brings a new UI and enhances the performance and battery life of the phone.

The first and foremost change that you will find on this ROM is in the notifications panel. There are new toggles. The toggle icons have no background now. The toggles also have extended options which come up upon tapping the buttons. The notification bar has some elements inside. Samsung has added the recent files feature in the file manager. You will find a new device maintenance mode in the settings application. The icons of options in the settings application have been revamped. Samsung has also slightly changed the application icons on the application drawer. The phone now lasts longer on a single charge because of some battery enhancements. The overall performance of the phone has been improved as well.

The update first started hitting the UAE region. There was news of this update making its way to the Indian user, however, that doesn’t seem to be true. It will take a while for Samsung to roll out this update for all other regions. It is happening through OTA in the UAE at the moment. If you have a Galaxy J5 Prime bearing the model number G570F/DS, you can check the OTA update and if there is one, you can update your phone immediately. If the update isn’t available the easy way, you will have to download the firmware file from the internet and update your phone manually. For this purpose, Samsung has its own tool called the Odin3. We will first see how to apply an OTA update and then go through the appropriate steps to update Galaxy J5 Prime to Official Android Nougat using Odin. 

Install Galaxy J5 Prime Android Nougat Official Update through OTA

  1. On your Galaxy J5 Prime, go to Settings.
  2. In Settings, go to About Device.
  3. In About device > Software update.
  4. Check for new update now. If there is an update available, update your phone right away.

OTA update is the safest method to update any Android smartphone. However, if the update hasn’t hit your region, you may opt for a manual method to update your phone. Samsung has its own tool called Odin3 which can be used to flash the firmware files manually on your smartphone. Scroll down to update your Galaxy J5 Prime to Android 7.0 Nougat manually.

Install Galaxy J5 Prime Android Nougat Official Update [Odin Method]

Early Preparations

  • Make sure that your device is exactly as mentioned above. To check out what device you have, go to Settings > More/General > About Device or Settings > About Device and match the model number. Be careful about the device model number, flashing a file on a device not listed here might result in bricking it up. In that case, we may not be held responsible.

  • Your device’s battery should not be weak. In case your device goes dead during the flashing process, your device may get soft bricked and you might be in need of flashing stock firmware and that will ultimately result in wiping up your data as well.

  • Always use the original data cable to establish a connection between your Android device and your computer/laptop. Using ordinary data cables might interrupt the flashing process, so to avoid any mishap, you need to meet this requirement as well.

  • Backup everything!

    Backup SMS Messages
    Backup Call Logs
    Backup Contacts
    Backup Media – Copy your files manually to your PC or Laptop.
    Backup EFS – If rooted, otherwise skip this step.

  • Make sure that you turn off Samsung Kies while using Odin3 flash-tool. Samsung Kies will interrupt Odin3 and will result in causing errors and may not let you flash your desired firmware. Also, make sure that you turn off any antivirus software you’ve installed and also disable firewall to avoid any connection and flashing issues.

Required Downloads & Installations

  1. Download and install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
  2. Download and extract Odin3 v3.12.3
  3. Firmware for Galaxy J5 Prime: Firmware for G570F/DS
  4. Extract the downloaded firmware file to get the .tar.md5 files.

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How to Install Official Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy J5 Prime

  1. Make sure that you read the instructions listed above carefully and you’re all set to go ahead now.
  2. Wipe your device complete in order to attain a neat installation. You may boot into the recovery mode and perform a factory data reset.
  3. Open Odin3.exe.
  4. Put your Galaxy J5 Prime in download mode. To do so, turn it off and wait for 10 seconds. Turn it on by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home Button + Power Key simultaneously, You should see a warning, press Volume Up to continue. In case this method doesn’t work for you, try one from this guide.
  5. Connect your device to your PC.
  6. As soon as Odin detects your phone, the ID: COM box should turn blue.
  7. Now in Odin, selects the files one by one as shown in the picture.
    1. Select BL tab and select the BL file in it.
    2. Select AP tab and select the PDA or AP file in it.
    3. Select CP tab and select the CP file in it.
    4. Select CSC tab and select HOME_CSC file in it.
  8. Make sure that the options selected in your Odin are exactly as shown in the pic.
  9. Hit start and wait till the firmware flashing is complete, The flashing process box will turn green upon successful flashing.
  10. Once the flashing process has been completed successfully, disconnect your device and reboot it manually.
  11. Once the device boots up, check out the new firmware now.
  12. Your device will be running on official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware.
  13. Once updated to stock, do not try to downgrade, or else you will result in messing up EFS partition of your device.
  14. That’s all!

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