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Build A320YDXU1BQI2 Android 7.0 Nougat for Galaxy A3 (2017) SM-A320Y Released

Now its time to update the latest Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) SM-A320Y smartphone. Yes, Samsung started to push android nougat on the phone. The new firmware build version is A320YDXU1BQI2. Samsung step by step pushing nougat 7 update on all eligible devices and soon will start releasing Android 8.0 Oreo to supported smartphones.

Samsung started rolling out OTA update for many countries for the nougat 7 update. Many users already get the update on their Galaxy A3 2017 phone. However, if you not getting any OTA notification to update to latest android version, then manually download the firmware and update through Odin software. Continue reading this post to get download link and instructions to update your phone.
Galaxy A3 2017 Android 7 Nougat


There are two main ways to update any Samsung Galaxy phone, official OTA method and manual via Odin. For OTA, you can go to your phone settings and update directly from phone. And for manual, you have to download the firmware manually from the given link below and follow instructions. OTA is always recommended as it is official way.

Here at Android Officer, you’ll find both official and manual way to update latest firmware on Galaxy A3 SM-A320Y smartphone. Scroll through this page to learn how to install stock Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on Galaxy A3 2017 SM-A320Y. However, flashing or installing official firmware restore device kernel, so root access to your device will be void, means the firmware update will unroot your device (if it was rooted).

Warning!

The firmware is released only for the Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 SM-A320Y. So, don’t try this tutorial on any other Android device and also the tutorial is based on Windows PC. AndroidOfficer is not responsible If anything wrong happens to your device after following this guide, try this at your own risk. However, we believe that if you follow the instructions carefully that mentioned in this guide, your device shouldn’t face any issue.

Pre Requisites:

Before proceeding to update guide, AndroidOfficer recommend to backup all your device data and settings to restore later when you need that. However, official firmware restore all previous data but if your device get stuck at bootloop issue or fall into any error, the backup file will help you to restore all your data.
  1. Check your device battery percentage, make sure that your device have at least 60% battery power (How to Check Battery Percentage on Android Devices)
  2. Backup all your device data and settings to external storage- (How to Backup Android Data and Settings)
  3. Check that USB Debugging is Enabled on your device, otherwise it is not possible to connect and transfer files between PC and Galaxy A3 2017 SM-A320Y via USB- (How to Enable/Disable USB Debugging on Android Devices)
  4. Install USB Driver for Galaxy A3 2017 SM-A320Y on your PC (Download USB Driver
Note That:
  • If your Galaxy A3 2017 SM-A320Y have any Custom ROM installed such as- CyanogenMod ROM, ParanoidAndroid ROM, AOKP ROM, SLIM ROM, PACman ROM, Avatar ROM, Omni ROM, LiquidSmooth ROM, Beanstalk ROM, Carbon ROM etc, then it’ll be replaced by stock firmware.
  • Custom Recovery such as ClockWorkMod Recovery (CWM) or TWRP or Philz Recovery will be replaced by Stock Recovery.

Update Stock Firmware on Galaxy A3 (2017) SM-A320Y via OTA:

  1. Turn on mobile data or connect to Wi-Fi network on your phone (should have stable Internet connection)
  2. Go to Settings>>About device, and tap on the Download updates manually Option. (If its show “The latest updates have already been installed” message, then your device haven’t receive any OTA yet, check back later or try installing through Odin.)
  3. Tap Download to start the download and installation process
  4. Once done, your device will reboot automatically
If the above official OTA way don’t work for you, then download firmware manually from below and follow the manual installation guide as it is.

Install Official Firmware on Galaxy A3 2017 through Odin:

Step 1: First download the firmware from below and extract the zip file, you should get .tar.md5 file along with few other files.

Download Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware for Galaxy A3 SM-A320Y

Step 2: Download latest Odin Software and extract the zip file, you should get Odin application file having .exe file extension along with other files.

Step 3: Now Open/Run Odin application file as an administrator (to open program with admin privilege, right click on the Odin software file and click on “Run as administrator” from the context menu, this is applicable only on Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher PC).
Odin Software
Step 4: Now switch off and boot galaxy a3 2017 into download mode by pressing and holding the volume down+home+power buttons together (long press until the boot screen appears). A warning message will flash, now press volume up key to proceed to "download mode".
download mode key combination
download mode

Step 5: Now connect your phone to computer via phone USB cable.
connect phone to pc


Step 6: In Odin screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM7 or anything else]” at ID:COM section and “Added!” text at the message box. This means your device has been successfully detected by Odin. (If not, then try connecting through another USB port. If you are using desktop PC, use USB port located at the back of the CPU. If still don’t work, then you should reinstall the USB driver and try again)

Step 7: Make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time”options are checked in Odin screen.
Odin detected phone


Step 8: Now, click on the AP button and select the .tar.md5 file that you get by extracting the firmware zip file in step 1.

Step 9: Now, click on the Start button to begin the installation process, and wait few moments.
Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background.
odin pass message
    Your phone should automatically reboot after completion. You can now disconnect/unplug phone USB cable from computer.
    Congrats! your Galaxy A3 2017 SM-A320Y now updated to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat stock firmware. Now, go to Settings>>About device, and verify the firmware update.

    Fix Bootloop on Galaxy A3 2017

    If anything goes wrong, your device may stuck at booting animation. If your Galaxy A3 2017 SM-A320Y stuck at boot animation screen for more than 10 minutes, then follow these instructions:
    • Go to Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up+Home+Power buttons together.
    • Now, perform Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting the reboot system now option. In Recovery Mode use the Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select any option.
    Galaxy A3 2017 recovery mode

    Note that: Wipe task process will erase all your device internal memory data but not the external SD card data.

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