Finally, Samsung has released Stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for Galaxy A3 2016 users. Samsung rolled out the update in stages so it’s quite possible that it might not have reached your region yet. But it’s not a problem, you can still install Stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Galaxy A3 2016 via Odin. This update with build ID A310FXXU2BPK6 brings a new security patch with some minor fixes.
A Super AMOLED 5.0 inch screen is slapped on the face of Galaxy A3 2016. With 13 MP, f/1.9 primary Camera and 5 MP, f/1.9 front-facing camera. On the performance side, its packed with rather disappointing 1.5GB of Ram and a quad-core processor.
Installing stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow (XXU2BPK6) 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 A3 2016 SM-A310F. 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 (XXU2BPK6) on A3 2016.
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- 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.
Guide on how to install Stock Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow XXU2BPK6 on Galaxy A3 2016 A310F
Step 1: Download A310FXXU2BPK6 and Odin for Galaxy A3 2016 A310F 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 Volume UP 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 A3 2016 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 (XXU2BPK6) on your Samsung Galaxy A3 2016.