samsung galaxy a8

The Samsung Galaxy A8 bearing model number SM-A530F is no receiving the official Android 8.0.0 Oreo update in many a countries that include Saudi Arabia, Morocco (MAT), Afghanistan, Turkey, South Africa and Iraq. This is basically a security patch update with the PDA A530FXXS4BSB1 that aims at fixing the existing issues on the Samsung Galaxy A8 in the said regions. The firmware is rolled Over The Air. But to flash it manually on your handset, follow the steps given in this article.

Caution

Note that this Android 8.0.0 A530FXXS4BSB1 firmware is directly offered by Samsung. It’s an official update in a manual way. We will not be blamed for anything wrong if happens to your Smartphone during the update. It’s all your responsibility as you decide to go ahead with the update.

Requirement
  1. One Samsung Galaxy A8
  2. Computer (Windows XP or Windows 7)
  3. Original USB Cable
  4. Enable the USB Debugging by going to settings>application>development and tick the USB Debugging box. Do not forget to untick the box after the update is finished.
  5. Backup all personal data such as SMS, MMS, videos, music, apps, contacts, messages, apps etc present in phone using a backup app to avoid data loss.
  6. Power up the Smartphone if your battery is low and it must be at least 50% or more to avoid auto shutdown during update.
Downloads
How to Update 
  1. First make sure the Samsung Galaxy A8 is not rooted, else it may not update properly.
  2. After download the Android 8.0.0 Oreo A530FXXS4BSB1 Firmware for your Samsung Galaxy A8 Smartphone and next download Odin. Do not rename it.
  3. After extract both the downloaded files to your PC and place them on the desktop for easy finding during update.
  4.  Switch off the Samsung Galaxy A8 and put it into download mode.
  5. Then double click on Odin, launch it and then with the help of USB connect the Smartphone to your PC. Soon the ID:COM box in Odin turns yellow indicating that the device is properly connected. If this doesn’t happen then you might not have enabled the USB Debugging. Do so at first.
  6. After select “PDA” and choose the .tar file extension that was downloaded & extracted in the beginning. Now  click on the Start button.
  7. The update will start now and will take few minutes. The phone will reboot automatically once the update is finished. Then unplug the USB cable and go easy with the official updated process.

Now you can check the new firmware from the About Device section in Settings. In case of any issues , feel free to ping me back in the comment section. I shall try to find out a solution for you.

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