Samsung starts rolling out official Android 7.1.1 Nougat update for Galaxy J5 2016 (SM-J510FN) in some region. Interestingly, the update comes with Samsung Experience UI 8.5, which is currently only available in Galaxy Note 8. The incremental OTA (over-the-air) update with build number J510FNXXU2BQJ8 starts rolling out and it will take few days to get on your J5 2016.
If you own a Galaxy J5 2016 (SM-J510FN) and did not get the Android Nougat 7.1.1 update yet, then manually check it by heading to Settings > About Phone > Software Update. If the OTA update did not get on your device for some reason, you can download and install the update manually via Odin tool.
After updating your Galaxy J5 2016 to Android 7.1.1 Nougat, you can enjoy Samsung’s brand new Experience UI 8.5 and various performance modes. Also, the update includes August 2017 Android security patches (patch level 01.08.2017), new features and general bug fixes.
Model SM-J510FN (Galaxy J5 2016)
Android Version: Android 7.1.1 Nougat
Date Build: 12.10.2017
Security Patch Level: August 1, 2017
Region: XEO, SER
Depending on the region and carrier, it will take a week or more to get the Android 7.1.1 Nougat update on your Galaxy J5 2016. Alternately, you can download the firmware and flash manually.
How to Install J510FNXXU2BQJ8 (Android 7.1.1) update on Galaxy J5 2016 Manually
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. We cannot take responsibility for anything that goes wrong. This guide is intended for technically talented users only.
1. Download J J510FNXXU2BQJ8 update for your region from here.
2. Also download the latest version of Odin tool from here.
3. After downloading both firmware and Odin toll, follow this guide.