A new official update is available for the Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus. The software is OTA available in Nepal and Sri Lanka but can be manually installed without problems via Odin. Thus, if you want to learn how to manually set up the latest official Android OS on your own Galaxy J6 Plus, you are in the right place – the guidelines from below will show you how Odin can be used in that regard, so stay close and check all the lines from this tutorial.

The J610FXXU1ARL1 is not a major update. We’re talking about a minor OS improvement; however, the update is quite important and shouldn’t be missed as it brings the December 2018 Security Patch along other bug fixes and stability improvements. Overall, with this firmware flashed your Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus will run better than it used to – the OS will smoothly run on a daily basis and you won’t experience any software related issues; moreover, you should enjoy an upgraded battery life along with a fully secured Android functionality.

Now, for being able to manually install the December 2018 Security Patch on your Samsung Galaxy J6+ you will have to use a computer, where to set up Odin – Odin is the official flashing program developed by Samsung in this regard. From this perspective you have nothing to worry about: you will perform an official operation, you won’t lose your phone’s warranty, you won’t have to use complex or risky tools and you won’t lose access to built-in apps.

However, a backup is required – even though the backup is optional, we strongly recommend it as in rare situations you can end up in losing important files if you’re not careful enough. On the Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus you can already use built-in cloud storage apps so saving your data shouldn’t be such a hard task – additionally, as backup and restore solutions you can also use stuffs such as: an external storage device, dedicated but already tested apps from Google Play, or the ability of syncing files with your Google Account. Of course, the goal is to save as much as possible: contacts, call logs, texts, images, videos, audio files, market apps, internet settings, calendar info, saved passwords, EFS folder, IMEI / NVRAM data and so on.

As already mentioned, a computer is required as this is going to be a manual update procedure. Well, on the computer that will be used your Galaxy J6+ drivers must be installed first – you can choose the right drivers for your handset by using the Samsung KIES toolkit.

On your phone, before starting the December 2018 Security patch update operation, check the USB Debugging feature – this field is located under Menu - > Settings - > Developer Options. If Developer Options cannot be accessed, go to About Phone first and from there start tapping repeatedly on Built Number; as you will notice after 7 or 10 repeated taps the ‘you are a developer’ message will be returned.

Verify the power still left on your handset. If this power is lower than 50%, plug in the charger before going any further. When the power is low you can end up in experiencing problems – for example, your phone might get turned off while Odin is running and in that particular situation different software related issues might be caused and you can even end up in soft bricking your Android based device.

By the way, this update operation can be used as a dedicated troubleshooting solution that can help you fix the most common Android software related issues including boot loops, lags, hangs, screen freeze, battery drain, heating problems, signal strength issues, or total blackouts. That’s possible because the manual update operation will restore your Samsung Galaxy J6+ back to its factory state – in that respect you can now manage to unroot your Android device, to relock its bootloader, to reinstall the stock recovery image or to re-apply bloatware.

How to Manually Install Official J610FXXU1ARL1 Update on Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus

  1. Power on your computer. Access this page and download the J610FXXU1ARL1 December 2018 Security Patch that’s available for your Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus.
  2. Save the update package on desktop.
  3. Download Odin from here. Run the downloaded executable file and follow on-screen prompts in order to set up the flashing program on your computer.
  4. Run Odin on your computer.
  5. Power off your Samsung branded device; then reboot download mode on your phone: press and hold the Power, Volume Down and Home buttons together, for a few moments until download mode is reached.
  6. Connect your smartphone with your computer by plugging in the USB cable.
  7. Odin should show the ‘added’ message at this point; also its ID:COM field should be yellow or blue; if different, you will have to reinstall your phone’s drivers on your computer before retrying these steps.
  8. Click on the AP button from the main Odin screen. Next, pick up the December 2018 Security Patch from desktop.
  9. Afterwards, if asked, make sure that the Re Partition and Auto Reboot options aren’t selected on the flashing program.
  10. And, click on Start for initiating the J610FXXU1ARL1 update process.
  11. Now, just wait until the process is automatically completed.
  12. It will be over when the ‘pass’ message will show up; then the ID:COM field should be also green.
  13. So, close Odin, remove the USB cable and reboot your smartphone.

Troubleshooting solutions for the problems that can be experienced during the update operation explained above

In rare situations Odin can stop running right in the middle of the flashing procedure. A sudden stuck isn’t a normal behavior, so if that happens you will have to: close the flashing program and also end its associate processes (access Task Manager in that regard – press the CTRL+ALT+DEL keyboard hotkeys); then, unplug the USB cable and disconnect your devices; on your computer reinstall your phone’s drivers; force-restart your Samsung branded handset; repeat the update steps from the beginning.

In even more rare situations your smartphone might get stuck into a boot loop. In case you end up in dealing with such problem, a full wipe will have to be performed and that can be done by following: reboot recovery mode on your Android device – press and hold the Power, Volume Up and Home buttons together, for a few moments; in recovery choose to apply ‘wipe data factory reset’ followed by ‘wipe cache partition’ and by ‘wipe dalvik cache’; in the end, from main menu of recovery pick ‘reboot system now’.

There you have it; that’s how you can manually install the official J610FXXU1ARL1 December 2018 Security Patch on your Samsung Galaxy J6 Plus. Tell us how everything worked for you and for your Samsung branded device and stay close if you want to learn how to perform other update tutorials or useful tips, tricks and tweaks. Enjoy.

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