Samsung has been quite busy in releasing Android Lollipop updates for its high end devices like Galaxy S5, Note 4 etc. But it looks like the Korean Giant has now turned its attention toward the mid-range devices like Galaxy A3 (SM-A300F) by releasing Android 5.0.2 OTA.
Currently in roll out stages for device in Russia only but Galaxy A3 users need not to worry because we we help you install this update manually on your phone. Galaxy A3 (SM-A300F) can be called Galaxy Alpha cousin because both have almost identical shapes (Full Metal Body) and specifications. Also Galaxy Alpha recently received Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OTA from Samsung and now its Galaxy A3 turn. If you haven’t yet received download notification regarding this A300FXXU1BOD5 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OTA on your Galaxy A3 SM-A300F, then you are in good position to update manually.
Android 5.0.2 Lollipop A300FXXU1BOD5 Firmware Details
Model Name: Galaxy A3 (SM-A300F)
Version: Android 5.0.2
Date: 15h April, 2014
- First of all ensure that you have Samsung Galaxy A3 USB Drivers installed on your computer.
- Make a complete backup of all your important data using CWM recovery or TWRP and keep it safe.
- Enable the USB Debugging Mode on your phone from Settings –> Developer Options –> “Enable USB Debugging”.
- Your Galaxy A3 SM-A300F should be unlocked.
Please read each and every step carefully to install Android 5.0.2 Lollipop Official OTA Update on your Galaxy A3 SM-A300F. AndroidsDNA.com cannot be held responsible if you damage your phone because it will be entirely your fault.
Steps to Update Galaxy A3 SM-A300F to A300FXXU1BOD5 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OTA Stock Firmware
Step 1: Download the A300FXXU1BOD5 Android 5.0.2 OTA Stock Firmware for your Galaxy A3 SM-A300F along with Odin and place both on desktop. Extract both zips.
Step 2: Now Turn Off your Galaxy A3 SM-A300F and boot it to Download Mode. For that, Turn it On while pressing and holding “Home + Power + Volume” buttons simultaneously.
Step 3: From Odin folder, run the .exe file to launch Odin and connect your Galaxy A3 A300F (which is in Download Mode) to your computer via USB cable. You will see ID:COM box light will turn blue if your phone is connected. If it isn’t, make sure you have properly install USB drivers on your computer.
Step 4: Now click on “AP” button in Odin and browse for the firmware files you have downloaded. After that, make sure “Auto Reboot” , “F.Reset Time” and “Re-Partition” are checked.
Step 5: Check everything once again and if satisfied then click on “Start” button in the center at bottom to start the process of installation which will take few minutes. Once your Galaxy A3 SM-A300F is updated, it will reboot automatically.
Success! You have successfully updated your Galaxy A3 SM-A300F to A300FXXU1BOD5 Android 5.0.2 Lollipop OTA Stock Firmware manually using Odin.