Samsung just started rolling out Android 5.0.2 Lollipop on Galaxy A3, A5 and A7 which hasn’t been even completed for all regions. By jumping Android 5.0.2 Samsung started rolling out Android 5.1.1 Lollipop for Galaxy E5 and E7. The roll out has actually started for Galaxy E5 and E7 in India and Russia. But these firmware can be installed in the compatible handsets.
The size of update is 744 MB. Many upgrades in UI , design, battery life and performance will be seen obviously. There will be new lock screen, interface, color, internal changes, updates and basically everything will be good.
You can wait fr the OTA notification in your mobile to update or you can download and update the phone using Samsung Kies. You will need Kies 3 which can be downloaded from their website. Next way is for people living in other regions who are waiting to get the updates. It is not clear when other regions will the updates so they can also install the update if they have compatible device. I have used same process to update the Galaxy A5 to Lollipop.
Find your model number in your Device Details in phone settings. For Example:If your phone model is E500H then download the firmware for it from the Sammobile site. Don’t download or try firmware of other model or series. Use Odin to flash the new firmware. The Android update for Galxy E7 will be released soon and it will be 5.1.1 Lollipop.
As Samsung updated the Grand Prime also to 5.1.1 we believe new update for Galaxy A series is also being prepared because high end and premium mobile like A7 need to be updated. Core Prime is also in queue to be updated in all regions for all models.
How to update Galaxy E5 to Lollipop?
If you haven received the lollipop update via OTA then you can try the manual flashing methods.
- Download the Firmware from Sammobile site (Link given below)
- Extract the downloaded file.
- Download Kies to get USB drivers installed.
- Download Odin and open it.
- Shut down the mobile and open it win Odin mode to download (flash) the firmware.
- Select the firmware by clicking on option “AP” on Odin.
- Wait for few minutes as the software can freeze.
- Start the update and wait for few minutes at first boot as you phone updates old apps.
Download Links for Galaxy E5 Firmware
Copy and paste the below given links on your browser to navigate.
E500H: http://goo.gl/wVQLi2 E500F : http://goo.gl/ENPiyB
Odin: http://goo.gl/LoMiDn Samsung Kies: http://goo.gl/yBFt3O
Find specific firmware for your own model regardless of country. Watch our video guide to learn to flash smartphone. Demonstration using Galaxy A5.