Guide to update Galaxy A6 Plus to Android Pie XXU3BSC6 Official Firmware

Samsung Galaxy A6+ has started receiving the Android Pie update. Samsung has fulfilled its promise of updating this mid-range device to Android Pie. Galaxy A6+ now runs on Android 9.0 Pie. This update is taking place through OTA, but the incremental OTA will take all the time in this world to reach out to all the countries. If you cannot wait for official OTA, you can update your phone manually. The manual procedure is lengthy, but it is easy as well. This is the guide to update Galaxy A6 Plus to Android Pie XXU3BSC6 official firmware via Odin. To update Galaxy A6 Plus to Android Pie firmware, you need to follow the procedure carefully. Before installing Android Pie on your Galaxy A6 Plus, learn a little more about the new update.

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Guide to install Galaxy A6 Plus 2018 Android Pie

Galaxy A6 Plus Android Pie

The Android Pie update for Samsung phones is the biggest update to date. This update carries cosmetical changes, bug fixes, battery and performance improvements, and the best part is the addition of some new useful features.

As far as the cosmetics are concerned, the update brings One UI. As the name says, this UI is supposed to make the phone more useful with a single hand. Samsung has added big banners/cards in all apps which push the menu and other elements down the display to make accessible for single-hand usage.

The One UI has its own new launcher. It makes the icons rounded. The toggles area has been revamped. Notifications panel has some new icons. Samsung has changed the place of clock/date in the status bar of the phone. Some settings have shifted under a new menu.

Samsung One UI
Samsung One UI

The settings application of the phone has been overhauled completely. New icons can be seen for all the options. Some new options such as Adaptive battery can be seen in the settings too. Samsung has also changed the About Phone section.

Android Pie brings the Dark Mode aka Night Mode in Galaxy Phones. It also has the native private DNS support.

Overall, the One UI is a good-looking interface with a handful of new features. The new updates always bring the latest security patch which is also why you should update your phone at your earliest.

Assuming that you have a clear idea of One UI now, let’s head towards the guide to update Galaxy A6 Plus to Android Pie.

An important note

Before updating through this guide, you can connect your phone to the computer and check for updates through Samsung Smart Switch. If Smart Switch detects the Android Pie update, you may update through that method. You may try checking for OTA update through the Software section of your phone. If both these do not show you the Android Pie update, you may go ahead with this guide to download Android Pie on Galaxy A6 Plus.

The update that you are about to flash, it is for the Polish region. You can flash this update on any Galaxy A6 Plus regardless of the country. It will not affect your CSC. The only thing you need to take care of the model number of your phone. You may not flash this update on any other model other than the one mentioned here in this guide. Furthermore, this update is official and it will not touch Knox or void the warranty of your phone. You can successfully flash Android Pie on Galaxy A6 Plus without falling into any problems provided that you follow the instructions carefully.

We will be using Odin flash tool. Odin is Samsung’s official flash tool for flashing firmware on all Galaxy phones. You can find Odin and all other necessary tools/files in the downloads section below. Let’s take a look at the firmware details now.

Firmware Details

  • Phone: Galaxy A6+ 2018
  • Model: A605FN
  • Firmware: Android 9 Pie
  • Changelog: 15574486
  • Build Date: 2019-03-01
  • Region: Poland – XEO
  • PDA: A605FNXXU3BSC6
  • CSC: A605FNOXM3BSC6

Guide to update Galaxy A6 Plus to Android Pie XXU3BSC6

Required Downloads

  • Samsung USB Drivers
    • Download and install.
  • Odin 3.13.1 for Windows
    • Download and extract to get Odin3.exe file.
  • Android 9 Pie Firmware: Download
    • Download and extract to get AP, CP, BL, CSC, and Home_CSC files.
    • You will choose CSC file if you want to factory reset the phone, choose the Home_CSC file otherwise.
Android Pie firmware files for S8 Plus
Image used for reference only.

Preparations

  • This guide is only for Galaxy A6 Plus A605FN. Check your phone’s model number in About Phone.
  • Charge your phone up to 50% to avoid power loss during firmware installation.
  • Backup your contacts, messages, call logs, and other data.
  • Use OEM data cable to connect the phone to the computer.
  • Enable OEM Unlocking and USB Debugging mode on your A6 Plus.
  • Follow the remaining steps with full attention.

Update Galaxy A6 Plus to Android Pie

These are the steps to install Android Pie on Galaxy A6 Plus 2018.

  1. Open Odin and add the AP, CP, BL, and CSC files in it.

    First of all, open Odin3.exe on your computer. In Odin, go to Options and make sure the only options selected are F.Reset.Time and Auto Reboot. Now get back to main menu in Odin and click on AP slot, select the AP file. In the BL tab, load the BL file. Add the CP file in the CP slot. And depending on your choice, add the CSC or Home_CSC file in the CSC tab.

  2. Put your Galaxy A6 Plus in the Download Mode.

    Connect the USB Type-C cable of your phone to the computer first. Now power down your Galaxy A6 Plus. Press and hold the Volume Up key. While keeping the key pressed, connect the USB Type-C cable to your phone which is already connected to your PC as well. You will now see a warning on the screen. Press Volume Up again to continue. You are in the download mode now.

  3. Start the Firmware installation hitting Start in Odin.

    Now your phone is connected. Odin should show “Added” in the logs on the left side, and also show Blue light in the ID:COM box. Verifying that everything is set, click on Start button in Odin. It will now start firmware installation. It can take up to 7 minutes.

  4. Disconnect the phone after it restarts.

    As soon as the firmware installation comes to an end, the phone will restart. Disconnect the phone now and let it boot up.

  5. Set up your Galaxy A6 Plus and enjoy Android Pie.

    As your phone boots up, set it up with your details. You will now find the latest Android Pie running on it having the new One UI. That’s all. You have installed the Android Pie on your A6 Plus.

Galaxy A6 Plus Android Pie
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Conclusion

That is all you had to do to update your phone. If you think that there is something wrong with your phone, you can try clearing its cache. You may also go back to the previous firmware if you don’t find the new firmware useful. The Android Pie update should be good enough to give a whole new start to your phone. If you have any queries regarding this guide or the firmware, feel free to reach out to us through the comments section below. I will try my best to get back to you as soon as possible.

One Response to “Guide to update Galaxy A6 Plus to Android Pie XXU3BSC6 Official Firmware”

  1. Amaru says:

    Just to point out the obvious this firmware is for the SM-A605FN variant of A6 plus so the others wont work or might brick your device.

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