Samsung recently launched the Galaxy C5 in its mid-range handset segment which will initially be available only in China. It is confirmed that the first shipments for pre-ordered units will commence from 18 June while the company has already started rolling out its first Marshmallow update for the handset via over-the-air (OTA).
However, those who cannot wait for the official OTA release in their country or region can download and install the same manually, using our step-by-step guide provided below.
Android 6.0.1 firmware details for Galaxy C5
- Model SM-C5000
- Model name Samsung Galaxy C5
- Country China (Open China)
- Firmware Android 6.0.1
- Changelist 8104172
- Build date Mon, 13 Jun 2016 14:20:37 +0000
- Security Patch Level 2016-06-01
- Product code CHC
- PDA C5000ZCU1APF2
- CSC C5000CHC1APF2
- Backup important data and settings on the Galaxy C5 (SM-C5000) before you proceed with the firmware installation
- Ensure the phone has at least 80% battery charge to prevent unexpected device shutdown during installation which could inadvertently brick the device
- Verify that USB debugging is enabled via Menu > Settings > Developer options (if developer options are missing, just tap the build number repeatedly by going to Menu > Settings > About Phone until the option appears)
- This tutorial is meant for Galaxy C5 SM-C5000 model only. Do not attempt this procedure on any other phone as it could permanently damage the hardware.
Steps to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware on Galaxy C5 via Odin
- Download the Android 6.0.1 C5000ZCU1APE2 official firmware using the link provided.
- Save the downloaded file to the desktop.
- Now download Odin v3.11.1 (zip) and extract it to your computer. Then install it by following the onscreen instructions.
- Wait until Odin is installed. Then launch it on the computer. Ensure that the Galaxy C5 USB drivers are installed on the PC.
- Turn off your phone and reboot it into download mode as follows: Wait until the device shuts down, press and hold the Power, Volume Down and Home buttons at the same time; then connect your device to the computer via USB cable.
- Odin will now communicate with the Galaxy C5 and the "added" message will be displayed on the screen. Wait until the ID: COM field turns blue. If not, reinstall USB drivers before repeating the steps from above.
- In Odin, select the AP option in order to load the Marshmallow firmware file.
- Verify that Re-Partition and Auto Reboot options are unchecked. Then click on the Start button and wait until the flashing process completes.
- Finally, the green "Pass" message will be displayed and the ID: COM box will turn green. It is now safe to remove the USB cable and reboot your device.