Official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop J200FXXU1APE1 Firmware rolled for Samsung Galaxy J2

In my previous article, I let you know How to Update Samsung Galaxy Core2 to Android 4.4.2 KitKat Firmware and hope the article would have helped the users to upgrade their handsets further. Now I have the steps to update your Samsung Galaxy J2 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop J200FXXU1APE1 using the Odin method. The task is easy and will help you fix the present bugs in your Smartphone and will bless your device with powerful new features. But to perform the task you need to follow a manual step-by-step guide that I have today for you. Just follow this article and within a few minutes you can upgrade your Samsung Galaxy J2 to the official  Lollipop OS.

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If you are a proud owner of the Samsung Galaxy J2 Smartphone and want to upgrade it to the new Lollipop OS, then we have two options for you. This update is released in Kenya this month and also have been rolled in a number of countries the previous month. The firmware is rolled Over The Air and hence a notification will soon hit your Smartphone if you reside in Kenya. After getting the notification just download it and follow the instructions on the screen to update it further. But if you are a user who want not to wait anymore to update your device or users who reside in other countries and have missed the update, then you can follow the manual method. But before that you need to go through certain criteria, meeting the pre-requirements. Take a keen look on the requirements here.


Double check the Name and model of your Smartphone before starting the update since this guide is meant only for the Samsung Galaxy J2 Smartphone and implementing the procedure in other devices might brick your device. Remember, TechGipsy will not be blamed for damage of your handset or data loss from it during the installation process. So be ready to take the risk if any arises.


  • All important data and files of your Samsung Galaxy J2 should be provided a good backup before this update since the update might erase all your important data.
  • A computer and original USB cable should be kept ready for use.
  • Your PC must be pre-loaded with the Samsung Galaxy J2 Smartphone drivers since the drivers will help you connect your device to your PC easily. If not installed, then at first download the drivers from the official site of Samsung.
  • The USB debugging option should be enabled by following the steps Menu > Settings > Applications.
  • To ensure if your USB debugging is enabled, navigate and tap on the Developer Options. Don’t forget to disable the USB Debugging option post update.
  • Most importantly keep your phone battery fully charged. If it is not fully charged, at least maintain a minimum of 75% power back up before starting the update.

Steps to Update

  • First of all download the Android 5.1.1 file [choose as per your region] for your Samsung Galaxy J2 Smartphone and extract it on the desktop of your Computer. Now download Odin
  • Then Put your Samsung Galaxy J2 into download mode. To do that first switch off the phone and then press the Volume Down buttonPower Button and Home Button simultaneously. Next press the Power Button again after a warning message appear on your screen, to put your Samsung Galaxy J2 into download mode.
  • Then launch Odin on your PC and connect the Samsung Galaxy J2 Smartphone  to the PC via USB cable.
  • The button-left corner of Odin will display a message after the connection of the Galaxy device to your PC is successful.
  • Now launch Odin on your PC, press “AP/ADB” in Odin and choose the “.tar.md5″ file 4.4.2 extracted 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware folder. Make sure that re-partition option is unticked.
  • Next  select the “Auto-reboot” option in Odin and press the “Start” button. The update process will take around 4-5 minutes. Wait still  your Samsung Galaxy J2 restarts.

Congratulations! You have now successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy J2 Smartphone to the official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop OS. Now you can enjoy the new Lollipop features on your Samsung Galaxy device. In case faced any issues in the update process, get back to us using the comment section. For further tech news, android updates and rooting, keep visiting TechGipsy.

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