update Galaxy Core Prime VE SM-G631F to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop (G361FXXU1AOH3 firmware)


Android 5.1.1 Lollipop G361FXXU1AOH3 firmware has been started rolling out for the Samsung Galaxy Core Prime VE SM-G361F. We have mentioned the whole procedure to install the Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware on your Galaxy Core Prime VE SM-G361F here at Thunderztech.com, previously we have posted the same tutorial about flashing stock Android Lollipop firmware in the Galaxy devices you can find them here. Now in this guide we are going to show you how to update your Samsung Galaxy Core Prime VE SM-G361F to the latest Android 5.1.1 Lollipop.

The latest stock firmware update bring multiple improvements and bugs fixes along proper security features to fix the Stagefright issue so we recommend you to keep your Android device updated with the latest firmware. These updates are released over the air but if you want to flash it without waiting for the official OTA update, you can flash it manually using Odin. Below you can find information about your device model number and the firmware information, just keep scrolling down.

G361FXXU1AOH3 firmware details for Samsung Galaxy Core Prime VE:

Model Name:Samsung Galaxy Core Prime VE
Model: SM-G361F
Version:Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

How to update Samsung Galaxy Core Prime VE SM-G361F via OTA method

This is simplest method to update your Galaxy Core Prime VE SM-G361F to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, mostly user prefer this way to update their devices because of it’s convenience. All you need is just your device and you need to download the firmware file if available and then the device will ask you to install the updates now or later. To check whether your device is eligible for OTA Firmware update, unlock your device & navigate to

Settings >> About device >> Software update >> Check for updates

This will require a working internet connection to connect to the Samsung servers. You will receive a notification about the latest firmware availability click install to flash the firmware or tap install later to flash later.

How to update Samsung Galaxy Core Prime VE SM-G361F via Samsung Kies

Samsung Kies is another useful firmware update application for Samsung and a bit easier to use, just follow the below steps to update your Samsung Galaxy Core Prime VE SM-G361F to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop using Samsung Kies.

  1. Download the Samsung Kies application from the Samsung website and install it on your windows PC or Mac.
  2. Once the installation process completes, click the Kies icon to run the application.
  3. Now connect your device to the PC using USB data cable.
  4. You device will be automatically detected by Kies application and now you can perform multiple functions apart from the firmware update. The Kies application allows you to create a backup of your device before updating to new firmware, click the “Backup and Restore” button and follow the on screen instructions.
  5. Once you successfully created a back up of your device now you can update your device to latest available firmware.
  6. Click the Firmware Upgrade button to check whether new firmware is available for your device, if the firmware is available for your device you will be notified.
  7. Proceed further and follow onscreen instructions to start the Update process.
  8. Your device will reboot automatically once the process is completed.

If this process doesn’t helped you, proceed further to manually update your Samsung Galaxy Core Prime VE SM-G361F to latest firmware via Odin. Odin is a third party tool use to update the device firmware, this is an official manual way to update the device firmware if the above two methods doesn’t work for you.

How to update Samsung Galaxy Core Prime VE SM-G361F Manually using ODIN

To update your Samsung Galaxy Core Prime VE SM-G361F via Odin tools you need to download necessary files which you are going to use in the update process.


Before you Begin:

  • Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 60%
  • Enable USB Debugging, go to Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging

Download and Extract Android 5.1.1 Lollipop G361FXXU1AOH3 firmware file from the below provided link.

Process to update your Samsung Galaxy Core Prime VE SM-G361F to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

If you are new to this tool then you have to pay attention on the step by step sequence to avoid any mishap during the update process.

Click Odin3.09.exe to run the Odin tool.

Now boot your device into Download Mode, to do so turn off your device properly and turn it on again by pressing and holding Home Button + Volume Down + Power Key simultaneously until you see a warning now press Volume up to enter Download Mode.

Connect your device to PC via USB cable.

If you have installed latest USB drivers then Odin will detect your device and the ID:COM box should turn blue which indicates that your device has been successfully added.

Please make sure “Auto Reboot & F.Reset Time” options are checked in the Odin screen.

Now click the AP tab and select the firmware file that you have downloaded and extracted earlier.

Hit the start button at the bottom and wait for the installation process to complete.


Once the firmware update process is completed you will see a “PASS” message in the ID:COM box (as shown).

Your device will automatically reboot when the process is completed.

That’s it! Android 5.1.1 Lollipop G361FXXU1AOH3 firmware have successfully been installed on your Samsung Galaxy Core Prime VE SM-G361F. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment section and stay tune for future updates.

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