The Samsung Galaxy A8 Marshmallow update brings many new features like new Doze mode, Google now On Tap, granular app permissions, fingerprint sensor and much more. The new update also fixed many inner bugs. Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Kenya, Saudi Arabia and many other countries will soon get an update of Marshmallow for Galaxy A8. Firmware Details of Galaxy A8: Model- SM-A800F, Model Name-Galaxy A8, Country-India, Changelist-8462747, PDA-A800FXXU1BPF5, CSC-A800FODD1BPF4.
Download Galaxy A8 Marshmallow Firmware:
How to Update Galaxy A8 To Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow via Odin
1. Verify your device for compatibility. Check out the download section for the stock firmware file.
2. Enable USB Debugging on your Samsung device. To do so, go to Settings>About Phone> Tap on the Build Number several times until you get a new Developer Options in the Settings. Open Developer Options and enable USB Debugging from there. Trust the connection by allowing it when you connect it to your PC for the first time.
3. Make sure you have latest device drivers setup on your PC for a better connection.
Step 1: Download the listed firmware for your for your Samsung Galaxy device. Extract the zip file to get the firmware with .tar or .tar.md5 extension and transfer it to PC where you can easily locate it. Also, backup everything before you proceed.
Step 2: Boot your device into Odin Mode [Download Mode]. To do so, turn off your device completely and then press and hold Power button + Volume Down + Home keys for a few seconds. If you see a warning sign press Volume up/ Volume down to get to the Odin screen.
Step 3: If you already have Odin software on your PC then simply run the Odin3_3.11.1.exe file. If not, then download the Odin3.zip file from the download section and extract it. Run Odin software as administrator.
Step 4: While your device is still in the Odin Mode, connect your device to your PC using a USB cable.
Step 5: After a successful connection, the ID: COM in the Odin should turn Blue and an Added!! message should be displayed in the Log tab. In case your device doesn’t show up in Odin, then you can troubleshoot it with the steps given at the end of the tutorial.
Step 6: Now click on AP button and add the firmware file by navigating to the file path. Once added, it should show like this — File PathG930FXXU1APAW_G930FXSA1APAW_XSA.tar.md5. Check out the screen shot below.
Step 7: Take care that only Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time are selected in the Options tab. Do not check Re-Partition.
Step 8: Once done, verify everything and proceed with installation by selecting Start button.
Note: Sometimes firmware could come in 4 different files like BL, CSC, AP, CP. If it’s a 4 file firmware, then add each file to its proper location.
Step 9: When you get a PASS! message in the Log tab on your Odin software, that means firmware has successfully been installed and the device will restart itself. If not, then reboot manually.
Once you see the boot animation, you can enjoy your new firmware. Be patient as first boot may take a while.