For Samsung Galaxy Duos A5 , new Marshmallow Android 6.0.1 update is live. But not all regions will get it together, but it will be launched in phases. You can use it via a third party Odin app. We have described a detailed process for those who want to update it now.
There are a few guidelines before carrying out the process. Read the instructions carefully:
This tutorial should be used only by experienced users otherwise you may brick your smartphone.
Use this tutorial only for Galaxy Duos A500H and if you are not sure of the model, check Settings >About Phone
Now you will need to install Android 6.0.1 and for that you will need Odin tool which is a small utility developed for Samsung users waiting to install new updates.
Now in order to open Odin on PC, you will need to enable USB Debugging option.
It is possible to flash new firmware over rooted firmware, but root rights will be withdrawn and custom recovery is going to be replaced with a stock recovery image. Flashing the Android 6.0.1 over custom ROM is possible, but you will need to factory reset your device which will wipe out the system partition and forces your device to go in a boot mode.
You should not skip any step and must charge the battery fully.
If you don’t want to update it manually, wait for the update to release officially.
How To Flash Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Update For Your Galaxy A5 DUOS A500H
So we hope that you have completed all guidelines mentioned above. Now you need to perform the actual task.
You should need to download the Android 6.0.1 file from After downloading the file, you should unzip it and save it on your desktop. This allows you to get A500HXXU1CPH5 tar.md5 file. This tar file will be uploaded in Odin during the process. You can download Odin 3.10.7 from here.
Now power off your device and boot your Samsung Smartphone in Download Mode. After that launch Odin exe. On your PC. Odin takes some time to launch, so you need to be patient.
Reinstall USB driver if device is not recognized.
Disable the Re-Partition option. To do that open the Options tab on Odin main screen. Don’t do any other thing while doing this process.
Go to Odin, click AP button and upload the tar file downloaded in the first step of the first bullet point.
Press START button and launch Android and don’t press any other button during the installation process.
When you see the PASS alert, it means the process is done successfully. You should disconnect your phone from computer.
If your smartphone gets stuck at boot animation, do the factory reset as given below:
Switch off phone > boot in recovery mode > choose wipe data or factory reset. You are done with the process.