Samsung Galaxy A8 is a mid-range smartphone that was launched in July last year. The 5.7-inch device features 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels display at a PPI of 386 pixels per inch. The Samsung Galaxy A8 is powered by 1.8GHz octa-core Exynos 5430 processor and it comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Samsung Galaxy A8 packs a 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
The Samsung Galaxy A8 runs on Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware. As the device is new, there are possibilities that it will receive Marshmallow update. Although there is no word from the manufacturer about an OS update, you still need to be on the stock firmware in order to receive further updates.
So if you have rooted or modified your stock firmware, then we will take your device to the latest available firmware. To install the firmware, go through all the procedure carefully and make sure you have everything setup as per the requirements.
- Make sure you have the perfect device and variant. This tutorial is suitable only for Samsung Galaxy A8.
- Make sure you have fully charged your Galaxy A8 or at least up to 60% of the battery.
- Enable USB Debugging on your phone.android
- Make sure you have Samsung drivers installed on your PC.
- Download the 7zip software to extract the zip file to get the firmware file which is in .tar.md5 extension.
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Odin Software — Download | Odin3 v3.10.7
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Install Latest Stock Lollipop Firmware on Galaxy A8
- Make sure you have downloaded the Lollipop firmware for your Galaxy A8. If it is a zip file, extract it on your PC to get the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension.
- Now turn off your phone and boot it into the Download Mode. To do this, turn off your device and then press and hold Volume Down + Home + Power buttons simultaneously for 2-3 seconds. When you see the warning screen with a yellow triangle sign, press the Volume Up/Down key to enter Download/Odin mode
- Download the required Odin.zip file and extract the file on your PC. You will get the Odin3_v3.10.7.exe file. Open it as the administrator to get to the Odin window.
- Connect your Galaxy A8 to the computer using the USB cable.
- When you connect the device, the ID: COM port on Odin will turn Blue. You’ll also see“Added!!” message to indicate successful connection.
- In case Odin does not detect your phone, you can troubleshoot the following:
- Reboot your phone and turn off USB Debugging and turn it on again.
- Try reinstalling the Samsung USB Drivers.
- Try changing the USB cable and connecting to other ports.
- Now click the AP button on Odin and add the firmware file (A800FXXU1AOL3_A800FODD1AOL2_INS.tar.md5).
- In the Options, make sure that only the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time boxes are checked and everything else is unchecked. (Do not, in any case, check Re-Partition box)
- Before you proceed to firmware installation on Odin, make sure everything is set according to the screenshot.
- Now, click the Start button on Odin to start installation which might take a while for the firmware to install.
- Once you get a PASS! message on Odin, your device will restart. It’s the green signal that indicates a successful installation. In case you get a message like ‘Fail!’, make sure you go through all the requirements carefully.
Once you have successfully booted into the firmware, you can now enjoy your Lollipop firmware.
If you come across boot loop, then this may occur sometimes when you have installed a new firmware. To solve this, remove the battery (if removable) and then put it back again. Boot to Recovery by holding Volume Down + Home + Power. In Recovery, select “wipe data/factory reset” then select “Yes” This will delete all user data. Now Select Reboot to System. If you want a detailed tutorial for these steps, head over to the below link.
For a detailed guide on how to install firmware on Samsung Galaxy device, get to the following link: