Samsung Galaxy A3 2016: Download & Install Nougat Firmware

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Here’s the quick guide to update Samsung Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310N0) to the Nougat firmware. Galaxy A3 comes with Android Marshmallow pre-installed and the Nougat firmware can be flashed now with the help of Odin flash tool. This tutorial is meant for Galaxy A3 (SM-A310N0) 2016 version and you may not try on similar variants.

Odin is the (un)official software to flash the stock firmware on Samsung devices and we have covered lots of update guides which use the tool. One of the biggest task while updating firmware with Odin is getting detected by the tool itself. For this, you might have to install the Samsung USB drivers along with Kies application.

Galaxy A3 2016 (SM-A310N0) Nougat Update: Requirements

  • The following guide if for Galaxy A3 Plus only. So make sure you’ve got the right device.
  • In order to proceed with the Odin installation, your PC needs Samsung USB drivers. Get USB drivers from below.
  • Make sure your phone is charged at least 50% to avoid power failure during manual update process
  • Enable USB debugging on your Galaxy A3 from Developer Options

Samsung Galaxy A3 Nougat Firmware Update: Disclaimer

All Samsung A3 2016 firmware downloads are provided by Samsung-updates and we’re not responsible any damage that could happen by flashing that firmware. This method is applicable for both rooted and non-rooted phones. However, your Galaxy A3 will be reset to stock after flashing this firmware, the root will be lost.

Galaxy A3 Nougat Update Firmware Details

PDA: A310N0KOU1CQF1

 

CSC: A310N0OKL1CQF1

 

BUILD DATE: 05.06.2017

 

Android security patch level: 01.06.2017

Download A310N0KOU1CQF1 Galaxy A3 Nougat Firmware

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How to Update Galaxy A3 2016 to Nougat 7 Firmware

  1. Download the firmware from the above links.
  2. After downloading the archive, extract it to a folder.
  3. Download Odin tool and extract it to a folder on your computer.
  4. Boot your Galaxy A3 to download mode. For this, first, switch off your phone and press and hold Vol – button, Power button and Home button simultaneously till you get a warning screen. From there, press Vol + to enter into download mode.
  5. Now launch Odin tool and connect your Galaxy A3 to the computer being in the download mode.
  6. Wait for Odin to detect your phone. It’s quite normal that the phone may not be detected for the first time in Odin. For this, re-install USB drivers and update missing drivers from Device Manager.
  7. From Odin click on the AP option and load the A310N0KOU1CQF1 firmware file. Leave the Re-Partition and Auto Reboot Options unchecked.
  8. Once the firmware is loaded, click the START button to begin the manual firmware flash. If everything goes right, you’ll get PASS alert. The phone will be rebooted and from there, you can detach the phone from the computer and start using it.

If the Odin flash tool is not detecting your device, you might have to re-install the Samsung USB drivers on your PC. You can also use the PDA Net mobile application to auto-install the drivers.

Galaxy A3 2016 Nougat update has been finished. Let me know your queries and suggestions via comments.

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