How to install Stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow XXU1AQA1 on Galaxy A7 2017 A720F


Samsung Galaxy A7 (2017) is the king of famous A series of Samsung. Galaxy A7 is IP68 certified which means you don’t have to worry about water ruining your phone. Galaxy A7 is a very powerful phone and we all were expecting Android Nougat out of the box but unfortunately, this didn’t happen. Anyhow, the good news is that Galaxy A7 (2017) A720F variants can now be updated to XXU1AQA1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. This is not a very big update but still, there are many important fixes and patches applied.  XXU1AQA1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is rolled out in stages by Samsung so there is heavy chance that you might not have received yours yet. If the update has not reached you yet then you can download and install XXU1AQA1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow manually. Just follow the guide below, but first, let’s check out the specs the of the phone.

A Super AMOLED 5.7 inch Full HD screen is slapped on the face of Galaxy A7 2017. With 16 MP, f/1.9 primary Camera and 16 MP, f/1.9 front-facing camera. On the performance side, it’s packed with 3 GB of Ram and a powerful Octa-core 1.9 GHz Cortex-A53.

Installing stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (XXU1AQA1) via Odin tool is an official process so you won’t lose warranty. The process doesn’t require any root access or custom recovery. Let us clear one thing here, this guide is only meant for Galaxy A5 (2017) A720F. To confirm the model no. go to Settings > About Phone. Please don’t try it on any other models.

Follow our step by step guide on How to install Stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (XXU1AQA9) on Galaxy A7 (2017) A720F.



  • Before proceeding any further backup all your important data like Emails, Messages, Personal Photos, and Videos.
  • Download and install Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
  • Make sure USB Debugging mode is enabled on your Android Device. You can enable USB Debugging by going to Settings > Developer Options.
  • The device should be charged up to 70% to avoid any unexpected shutdowns. This is very important, any shutdown during the process can damage your device permanently.


How to install Stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow XXU1AQA1 on Galaxy A7 2017 A720F

Step 1: Download A720FXXU1AQA1 and Odin for Galaxy A7 2017 A720F on your PC.

Step 2: Extract downloaded firmware to get tar.md5 file.

Step 3: Now to turn off your mobile and boot it in download mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power keys at once for some time. An android logo will appear, now press Power Button again to enter into the Download Mode.

Step  4: Open your Odin folder and right click on Odin file and then click on Run as Administrator. After that connect your phone to PC with USB cable.

Step 5: In Odin tool one of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This means your phone is connected successfully.

Step 6: Now click on AP and select md5 file of firmware which we extracted earlier.

Step 7: Before clicking on start make sure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are selected, but re-partition option must NOT be ticked.

Step 8:  Your Galaxy A7 2017 will reboot once the installation is completed. Keep the device connected to USB until you reach the home screen.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow XXU1AQA1 on your Samsung Galaxy A7 2017.