Samsung has started to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat update for Galaxy A5 (2016) edition in some regions. Galaxy A5 SM-A510F variant in Russia has received Nougat update and it is just around the corner for other regions. Users will receive the OTA (over the air) notification for the Nougat update once it is ready, but if you have any trouble (for example, network issue) updating your Galaxy A5 via OTA, you can manually install the update by downloading the official firmware.
In this guide we show you how to update your Galaxy A5 (2016) to Android 7.0 Nougat manually. The update weighs around 1.2GB in size and as usual, you need Odin tool and a Windows PC to install Samsung firmware. Tech-savvy owners of Galaxy A5 SM-A510F, who are looking for manually installing Android 7.0 Nougat update, check out the guide below.
The Android 7.0 Nougat update offers enhanced TouchWiz UI with greater usability, various new features like enhanced multi-window mode, better battery optimization, bundled notification, latest Android security patches (April 2017), and performance and stability improvements.
If you have not received the OTA notification for Android 7.0 Nougat on your device, check it by going to Settings > About Phone > System update. If update found, just download and install it. Do remember that OTA is the safest method to update your Galaxy A5 to new version of Android.
For some reasons, you cannot install the OTA update on your device, for example, network issues, if you have modified the device, etc. In such cases, you need to install the firmware manually on your Galaxy devices. Read below guide for instruction.
1. First, you need to download Android 7.0 Nougat update for your Galaxy A5 SM-A510F. Go here (required sign up), select your country and download the firmware.
2. Download latest version of Odin tool from here to your computer.