Today begins in Russia the update to Android 7.0 Nougat for the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) models that have the reference SM-A510F. In addition, the latest firmware developed by Google is available with the April security patch.

This is often taken as a reference for large-scale roll-out, even on smartphones with other numbers or references. Maybe it's only a matter of days or weeks. Therefore, if you have this model, you will soon be able to proceed to officially download this new version. Meanwhile, however, the files needed to flash the new ROM via ODIN are already available using the link at the end of the article and have this version before anyone else.

This is an interesting detail. In fact, a few days ago, the latest firmware package that introduced a security patch dated March 30. Taking into account that we have just left the month of April, it is clear the seriousness of Samsung with regard to security. Something that can not be said of other brands and of some forgetful phone operators.

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In any case, and although it was an expected and logical update, and that in principle is not different from previous ones, it is worth mentioning also the introduction of improvements in the protection of the device and also the correction of minor errors (related to the previous versions of Android and with some vulnerabilities generated in the last month). Then we leave you with the link for the ROM download.

But remember, if the model differs from this, you should not download the ROM, since you run the risk of encountering an unusable smartphone. In any case, the news is still good for owners of the mid-range phone that Samsung launched last year because they should soon receive the update. Find the links for downloading the Nougat firmware for the SM-A510F models in this thread at XDA-Developers.

Samsung Galaxy A5 (2016) receives Android Nougat and April patch