The new Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware is now available for Samsung Galaxy E5 with model number SM-E500H. Users can grab the update, which comes with build number “E500HXXU1BOG6,” over-the-air (OTA). But those who are unable to get the OTA update can install the firmware manually.

The new firmware is expected to bring key security enhancements and bug fixes, along with other features. To upgrade the Samsung Galaxy E5 to Android 5.1.1 through an OTA update, users are required to go to the “Settings” option on their device, tap the “About phone” option and then tap the “software update” option to proceed.

Here is a tutorial to install the update manually on the device:


  • All personal data on the device must have proper backup
  • The handset should have at least 80 percent battery power
  • USB drivers for the Samsung Galaxy E5 must be installed on the computer
  • USB debugging must be enabled on the phone
  • Make sure that the device is a Samsung Galaxy E5 with the model number SM-E500H
  • Any recovery software or custom ROM installed on the handset must be removed

Note: International Business Times cannot be held responsible if anything goes wrong. Users should proceed at their own risk.


Step 1: Download Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S6 and extract the zip file. [File name:]

Step 2: Download Odin and extract the zip file. [File name:]

Step 3: Run Odin3 v3.10.6.exe as an Administrator.

Step 4: Switch off the Galaxy E5 and boot it into Download Mode. To do this, press and hold Volume Down, Home and Power buttons together. After you get a warning screen, press Volume Up button.

Step 5: Connect the Galaxy E5 to the computer via the USB cable. In Odin, an “Added!!” message will appear in the Log box on bottom left, and the first box under ID:COM will show a code with blue background.

Step 6: Add the firmware file into Odin. To do this, click on the AP/PDA button on Odin and select the extracted .tar.md5 firmware file.

Step 7: In Odin, make sure that the “Re-Partition” option is disabled while “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” checkboxes are selected.

Step 8: Click on the Start button in Odin to begin flashing the firmware on the Galaxy E5.

Step 9: After the installation is complete, the Galaxy E5 will reboot automatically. You will get a "PASS" message on Odin after successful installation of the firmware.

Step 10: Unplug the handset from the computer.

[Source: The Android Soul]