The default version of software installed on Samsung Galaxy S5 is Android 4.4.2 (KitKat), also upgradable to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) officially via OTA Update. But, if you have updated your Galaxy S5 smartphone to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and now want Android nougat for your Galaxy S5, then you are in the right place here.
What is The Latest Android Version For Samsung Galaxy S5?
If you want to update your Galaxy S5 smartphone to Android Nougat, then you will need to install the custom ROM on your smartphone. This is the only alternative option for Galaxy S5 as it is not eligible to receive the official Android Nougat OTA update. In order to download and install the Android Nougat on your Galaxy S5, you should click on the link below:
How To Update your Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo To Official Android Nougat
Galaxy S5 Neo was officially released in 2015, August with Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) installed on it. it is also upgradable to Android 7.0 (Nougat) officially via OTA update. In order to receive the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Nougat update officially, you should follow the below steps.
How To download Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo Nougat Update officially?
Follow the below steps carefully to download and install Galaxy S5 Neo nougat update:
Step 1: Simply go to “settings” on your Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo.
Step 2: In settings, Go to “Software Updates”. Now, tap on “Download Updates Manually”.
Step 3: After doing this, you will receive the notification of updates, if newer version is available for your smartphone. For example, if you Galaxy S5 Neo is not updated to Android Nougat yet, then you will receive the update notification. In that case, follow the on-screen instructions in order to install the Galaxy S5 Neo nougat update officially via OTA.
Sometimes, the OTA updates take time to reach a particular region as it depends on smartphone models and regions. In that case, there is another simple way where you can manually download the official Android nougat firmware for your particular Galaxy S5 Neo smartphone from software AKA Samfirm. After downloading it, then you can install the nougat stock firmware update on your Galaxy S5 Neo via Odin tool. We will show in simple steps how to download and then install the official nougat stock firmware on Galaxy S5 Neo.
How To Download and Install Android Nougat Stock Firmware on Galaxy S5 Neo?
First of all, there are some pre-requisites that you need to follow:
- Download Samfirm software.
- Download the latest Odin tool.
- Download the latest Samsung USB Drivers For Galaxy S5 Neo.
Steps To Install And Use Samfirm To Download Android Nougat Stock Firmware
Step 1: Go ahead and download the Samfirm software from the above Downloads section and then simply extract it on your computer.
Step 2: Now, run the Samfirm software. Here, you will need to enter the required information about your smartphone on the Samfirm software. To do that, download and install “Phone Info” android app from the playstore and note the information about your Galaxy S5 Neo like model, region, CSC and PDA etc.
Step 3: Fill all the fields on Samfirm regarding your Galaxy S5 Neo under “Firmware Info” box. Also, click on the “Auto” option in order to check it.
Step 4: After filling all the fields on Samfirm software, finally click on the “Check Update” button and it will start checking the updates for your Galaxy S5 Neo.
Step 5: When the checking update process completes, now head over to the “Download” box on Samfirm software and you will see all the fields filled with the Android Nougat official update. Simple, click on “Decrypt automatically” in order to check it and then click on the “Download” button. It will start downloading the Galaxy S5 Neo nougat stock firmware.
Step 6: Wait for the downloading process to complete and you will get the Galaxy S5 Neo Nougat update official stock firmware.
Steps To Install Galaxy S5 Neo Nougat Update Official Stock Firmware Via Odin Tool
Before proceeding to install the Android nougat update official stock firmware on Galaxy S5 Neo smartphone, you need to follow the prerequisites carefully.
- Download and install the Odin Tool from the above Downloads section of this page.
- Download the latest Samsung USB drivers for Galaxy S5 Neo from above Downloads.
- Enable the USB debugging on your Galaxy S5 Neo. To do that, go to the “Settings->About Phone” and then tap on “Build number” several times until you see the pop-up “developer option has been enabled on your device”. Now, go to the developer option and enable the “USB Debugging” option.
- Charge your Galaxy S5 Neo.
- Back up your Galaxy S5 Neo.
Steps To Flash The Nougat Official Stock Firmware Via Odin
Step 1: Extract the downloaded Android nougat official stock firmware that you have downloaded before.
Step 2: Locate the .tar OR .tar.md5 file in the extracted Android Nougat Official Stock firmware folder.
Step 3: Grab your Galaxy S5 Neo and boot it into Download mode (Odin mode). To do that, switch your phone off. Now, press and hold volume down, power and home buttons simultaneously until you see the warning message. After to enter into Odin mode, press the volume up or volume down key.
Step 4: Now, go to the odin folder that you have downloaded before and run the Odin .exe file as an administrator. With the help of original cable, connect your Galaxy S5 Neo to your computer.
Step 5: To confirm your Galaxy S5 Neo connectivity, you will see the ID:COM option will turn to blue color and the “Added!” message will also display, if your Galaxy S5 Neo is successfully connected.
Step 6: Now, in the Odin tool, click on the AP button and then browse and locate the downloaded Android nougat firmware folder. Select the file ending with .tar or .tar.md5 extension and add it to Odin tool.
Step 7: After adding the stock firmware file, now head over to the options tab in the Odin tool and check that only “Auto Reboot” and “F.Reset Time” options are selected only. There is no need to select other options.
Step 8: Review the settings at last and then click on the “Start” button on Odin tool to start the flashing process. Wait for it and you will get the “PASS!” message at the end.
For your Information note that, it is also possible that firmware file should be in one of these formats BL, CSC and CP. In that case, you need to click on the desired button according to your firmware file format to locate and add the file. In this article, we have used the “AP” because mostly the firmware file is in “AP” format.
That’s it, you have successfully installed the Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo nougat update official stock firmware manually.
About Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo
Regarding the display, Galaxy S5 Neo features 5.1 inches screen supporting the resolution of 1080×1920 pixels. It runs on Android 5.1 (Lollipop), also upgradable to Android 7.0 (Nougat). For performance, the phone includes an Octa-Core 1.6 GHz cortex-A53 processor.
The internal memory of the phone includes 16 GB with 2 GB RAM and also support micro-SD card for additional storage. For camera lovers, Galaxy S5 Neo offers 16MP primary camera with LED flash including features and 5MP secondary camera for selfies. The sensors present on the phone are an accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, and heart rate. Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo offers Li-Ion 2800 mAh battery and comes in three awesome colors that are Gray, Gold and, Black.
Samsung Galaxy S5 Neo price is about 300 EUR.
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