The Android 6.0.1 Update with the latest Security Patches has been pushed by Samsung for all the Unlocked Samsung Galaxy A8 A800F models.
If you own a Galaxy A8 A800F model and you do not want to wait until the new firmware update comes up in your region, you can learn in this article how to successfully flash the new Android 6.0.1 update manually with the ODIN app help in case you want to use these features immediately.
To manually update, process can be applied by users running a custom ROM on their Samsung Galaxy A800F devices, by users with 100% stock Android firmware or a rooted firmware.
Before starting the flashing process, you have to check if some pre-requites are met:
- Your device is an unlocked Samsung Galaxy A8 SM-A800F; to check the model number, go to Settings-> About Phone section.
- Please don’t use this process for any other device.
- You have the Samsung USB Driver downloaded, if not you can download it from here and install it on your computer.
- You have enabled the USB Debugging from Developer Options menu, for Odin app to work successfully. If you do not find the Developer Options menu in Settings, go to About Phone and tap seven times on the Build Number section. Once Developer Options is visible in Settingsfind USB Debugging and enable it.
- You should know that if you install the update over rooted firmware, you will lose the root access and any custom Recovery that you might have installed will be replaced with a stock Recovery image.
- As we mentioned earlier, you can install the new Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official update with ODIN over custom ROMs, but at the end of the installation process, you will have to Factory Reset your Samsung device, so that it boots in normal mode.
Factory Reset will wipe clean the system partition of your device, but won’t delete any data from the internal storage.
To learn how to Factory Reset your device, read the given instruction at the end of this post.
- Read and follow carefully all the steps mentioned here in this article.
- Android Source team can’t be held responsible in case you brick your device or lose data in the installation process.
How to install Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Official Update for Galaxy A8 A800F with ODIN App:
- Download from herethe Android 6.0.1 A800FXXU1BPJ3 archive file.
- Once the archive file downloaded, you can unzip the contents and save them on your computer. You will obtain the A800FXXU1BPJ3 tar.md5 firmware update file but do not extract yet the tar.md5 file, as this is the file you need to load and flash in Odin application.
- Download from here10.7.zip on your computer and unzip the files.
- Power off your Samsung device and boot it in Download Mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power buttons at once.
- Open Odin exe on your computer and connect your Samsung Galaxy A8 device to your computer through a USB cable. Normally the ODIN app should detects the device and you can move to the next step. If your device isn’t recognized by ODIN, try reinstalling the Samsung USB Drivers once more.
- From Odin, click the AP button.
- Find and load the A800FXXU1BPJ3 tar.md5 file in ODIN, confirm the installation of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update by pressing the START button and wait until the update is completed.
- Once the Android 6.0.1 installed by ODIN, you should see the PASS alert, and the Samsung device will reboot in normal mode and is goes to take a while before it loads all the new update files.
- Unplug the device from the computer when “optimizing apps” screen loads on the device’s screen and use the default login info to be able to have control over your Samsung device.
If ODIN displays the FAIL alert instead of PASS, you will need to repeat the entire step by step tutorial more than once.
If ODIN shows the PASS alert, but your device enters in a boot loop or it gets stuck at the boot animation screen, you need to Factory Reset it to boot in normal mode.
How to Factory Reset your Samsung device
- Power Off the device and boot it in Recovery Mode by pressing and holding Volume Up + Home + Power buttons at once.
- Select ‘wipe data/ factory reset’ option and confirm.
- Reboot the device in normal mode.
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