Software update for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha (G850A)
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Software update for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha (G850A)


Latest update
Getting started
Update & verify software
Previous updates

Latest update

  • What's new: Android device security updates
  • Release date: January 24, 2017
  • Android version: 5.0.2
  • Baseband version: G850AUCS1BOC8
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-4486597
  • Build number: LRX22G.G850AUCS1BOC8
  • File size: 385MB
  • Previous version required: G850AUCU1BOC7

Getting started

  • You can download the update via Firmware Over the Air (FOTA).
  • You must connect your device to Wi-Fi to download the update.
  • Although there should be no impacts to settings or data, we recommend that you back up your media files to an SD card, a PC, or using a favorite application (from the Play Store), prior to upgrading the software.
  • In order to receive the latest software update, your device must be on baseband version G850AUCU1BOC7. If not, repeat the update process until you’ve installed G850AUCU1BOC7, and then you should be able to install the most recent software update.

Update & verify software

To update the software
  1. Make sure your device is fully charged and connected to Wi-Fi.
  2. From the device home screen, pull down the notification shade and tap Settings.
  3. Tap More > About device > Software update.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to download and install the update.
  5. The device automatically restarts once the new software successfully installs.

To verify the software update
  1. From the device home screen, pull down the notification shade and tap Settings.
  2. Tap More > About device.
  3. The device has the latest software if the Baseband version and Build number match the current update details.

To troubleshoot the software update

Previous updates

Date Details
 Aug. 12, 2015
  • What's new: Device security improvements
  • Android version: 5.0.2
  • Baseband version: G850AUCU1BOC7
  • Kernel version: 3.4.0-4486591
  • Build number: LRX22G.G850AUCU1BOC7
  • File size: 378MB
 April 14, 2015
  • Upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Improved OS software design
  • Better visibility for Recent and Calendar
  • Enhanced notifications
  • New recent apps
  • Improved settings
  • Screen Pinning
  • Share your device
  • New battery settings panel
  • Removed SoftCard app (existing users can only remove with a hard reset of the device)
  • Other planned fixes, updates, and enhancements
  • Android Version: 5.0.2
  • Baseband Version: G850AUCU1BOC6
  • Kernel Version: 3.4.0-4486591
  • Build Number: LRX22G.G850AUCU1BOC6
 Jan. 16, 2015
  • What’s new: User Experience Enhancements
  • Android Version: 4.4.4 KitKat
  • Baseband Version: G850AUCU1ANL1
  • Kernel Version: 3.4.0-2629325
  • Build Number: KTU84P.G850AUCU1ANL1

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