Users looking forward to manually update their phone to Android Oreo are just at the right place. In this tutorial, we will guide you on how to install Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy A3 2017 right now. The new firmware has build number A320FXXU3CRD4.
After the release of Oreo for its flagship phones, Samsung is now shifting its focus on more and more low to mid-tier smartphones such as the Galaxy A series. Recently, we saw that the Oreo update arrived for the Galaxy A5 that was released back in 2017. And yesterday, we saw also saw the entry-level Samsung Galaxy A3 receiving the update. Like any other update, Android 8.0 Oreo for Galaxy A3 2017 is now rolling out over-the-air. Which means, it will still take some time before the OTA is available worldwide. In that case, if you’d like to upgrade manually, then you can follow this guide on how to manually install Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy A3 2017.
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Guide to Install Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy A3 2017 (SM-A320F)
The Samsung Galaxy A3 was launched in 2017 and is powered by an Exynos 7870 Octa-core chipset. The affordable yet powerful device comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box and can now be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo. According to Sammobile, the OTA is now available for the users in Russia, just like we previously saw for the Galaxy A5. The new firmware is labeled A320FXXU3CRD4. There are yet no confirmations on when it will be available for other regions as well.
Before you even head down to the instructions and install Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy A3 2017, read more about the new features and changes that you can expect from the Oreo update.
Based on Samsung Experience 9.0, the new software brings some interesting new changes. Such as improved keyboard, new emojis/stickers, color lens, Dual Messenger and much more. The update is also accompanied by the standard Android Oreo features like Adaptive Icons, Picture-in-Picture mode, Autofill Framework, and more. The update also brings the latest April 2018 security patches.
Odin-flashable firmware files are now available for the SM-A320F for various regions including Russia, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, and Ukraine. Users can now download it and manually update their device to Android Oreo.
- Perform a full backup of your device including the internal storage. We suggest that you follow our Android backup guide.
- Charge the Galaxy A3 to at least 60% battery to avoid any shutdowns during the update process.
- Install Samsung USB driver on the PC.
- Download the latest Odin tool and extract the ZIP on the PC.
Make sure to fulfill all the requirements before you proceed and install Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy A3 2017.
Download Galaxy A3 2017 Android Oreo Firmware
Make sure to extract the downloaded firmware ZIP to an easily accessible location on the PC.
How to Install Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy A3 2017?
- Power off the phone.
- Hold the Volume Down, Home, and Power button simultaneously to enter Download Mode.
- Press the Volume Up key on the warning screen.
- Connect Galaxy A3 to the PC using the USB cable.
- Open the folder where Odin was extracted.
- Double-click on ‘Odin3.exe’ to launch the tool.
- The COM port on the Odin window shall light up.
- Click on the ‘BL’ partition button and select the ‘BL_A320FXXU3CRD4’ file.
- Do the same for ‘AP’, ‘CP’, and ‘CSC’ files too.
- Make sure to select ‘HOME_CSC’ in order to preserve the data.
- Do not select ‘Re-partition’ or Pit file.
- Finally, click on the ‘Start’ button to install Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy A3 2017.
The process will take a few minutes to finish. As soon as it is complete, you shall see the ‘PASS!’ message and the device will reboot automatically. Once booted, go through the initial setup screen. You can then start using the updated OS and experience all the new features that come with it.
It’s interesting to see that Samsung is focusing equally on low-mid tier devices as well and providing updates as guaranteed initially. We also expect to see the update roll out for 2016 flagships including the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge very soon.
So this was our guide on how to manually install Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy A3 2017. The process was simple, right? If you still have any questions, then drop a comment and let us know.