Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is now officially available for Samsung Galaxy A8. You can now update Galaxy A8 SM-A800F devices via OTA (over-the-air). This update came with build number A800FXXU1BPF5 which brings new features and enhancements that should offer all Galaxy A8 users better Android experience. Samsung has started rolling out the official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA update for Galaxy A8 gradually.
A800FXXU1BPF5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware is also available though Samsung KIES now but if for any reason, you are unable to get the OTA notification or the update is not yet available in your region then use the manual procedure that we’ve given in this step-by-step guide.
Please keep in mind that A800FXXU1BPF5 is a complete unbranded firmware that should not get any pre-installed apps or extra language packs with this. The firmware update has no particular and noticeable changes but Samsung continuously making changes.
Ready to get A800FXXU1BPF5 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on your Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800F then go ahead and follow the given guide. Keep in mind that we’ll use Odin flashing tool to install this update on Galaxy A8 SM–A800F. If your phone is rooted then the root access won’t survive the update. Also any custom Recovery you might have installed on your device will be replaced with a stock Recovery image.
|Model name||Galaxy A8|
|Build date||Tue, 21 Jun 2016 09:00:03 +0000|
|Security Patch Level||2016-06-01|
You can use this guide for all the Samsung Galaxy A8 SM–A800F model. Verify the device’s model by navigating to Settings > About Phone.
Things To Remember:
Warning: AndroidSoul will not be held responsible for any kind of damage occurred to your Galaxy A8 SM–A800F during or after the installation of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Proceed at your own risk.
Data Backup: Take a full backup of all your important data and settings like contacts, pictures, videos, music before proceeding to the instructions.
Download and install USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy A8 SM–A800F on your PC.
Enable USB debugging option on your device: Settings > Development Options > USB debugging.
Note:- If you can’t find Developer Options on your phone, then go to Settings > About Phone and tap 7 times on the Build Number. Go back to Settings and there you will see the Developer Options. Now you can enable USB Debugging.
If your Galaxy A8 SM–A800F is rooted, then after installing this update the root access will be lost.
Any custom Recovery you might have installed on your device will be replaced with a stock Recovery image.
Make sure that the battery level of your Galaxy A8 SM–A800F should be at least about 60-70 charged to avoid unexpected shutdowns during the process.
- Download XXU1BPF5 Android 6.0.1 for Samsung Galaxy A8 SM–A800F
- Download Odin3 v3.07
Steps to Install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA Update on Galaxy A8 SM–A800F:
Step No 1:- First, download the Android 6.0.1 XXU1BPF5 firmware file and Odin flashing tool from the above given links.
Step No 2:- Extract the firmware zipped file on the desktop of your PC to get a file like A800FXXU1BPF5 tar.md5. Now don’t need to unzip the tar.md5 archive.
Step No 3:- Power OFF the phone in order to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 4:- Now, power ON the phone by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power buttons at the same time, for a few moments. Your device should reboot in download mode.
Step No 5:- Run Odin tool on your PC as Administrator.
Step No 6:- Connect the Galaxy A8 SM–A800F using USB data cable with the PC and wait for Odin to detect the device
Step No 7:- In Odin, open “Options” tab. Find Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
Step No 8:- Next, click the AP button in Odin. Locate the A800FXXU1BPF5 tar.md5 update file and select it.
Step No 9:- Click on Start button to begin flashing Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update on your device. Set back and wait for the process to be completed successfully.
Step No 10:- The PASS message will be displayed on ODIN once the the new firmware is installed. Your phone will reboot in normal mode.
Step No 11:- Disconnect the Galaxy A8 SM–A800F when the menu is appeared on your device.
Done! You have successfully updated Galaxy A8 SM–A800F to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow OTA update manually.
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