The Samsung Galaxy A8 2018 is a year old phone now capable to feel newer one. Samsung is now refreshing the experience of users with new Android 9 Pie firmware update. This is Samsung One UI interface based software update you can download to gain a minimal design. One UI is famous for its minimal design and a number of useful features. The Galaxy A8 is a beautiful handset with all-metal design and appealing large display. Now the latest Pie firmware will enhance usability of phone a little more.
Samsung has not managed to update its Galaxy devices to latest updates timely. It has been considered very late updater in market. But this Galaxy A8+ is another major smartphone to receive the One UI update. The company has covered many devices from time to time. Time explains things a lot.
In order to download the Galaxy A8 2018 Android Pie firmware update, simply go to Settings >> About phone and check for updates. If you cannot use the official trick due to any reason, here’s how to install the Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 Android 9 Pie firmware update manually using Odin.
- Charge the battery of your phone.
- Create backup of your device (backup everything stored on phone including contacts, messages, and files). You can check this guide to create backup.
- Download Odin on your computer (the official Samsung firmware flasher) from here.
Disclaimer: This firmware is compatible with Galaxy A8+ A730F only. Please bear in mind that we will not be held responsible for whatever happen to your device giving a try to this guide. Perform everything at your own risk.
Install Official Android 9 Pie Firmware on Galaxy A8 Plus 2018 SM-A730F
Step One: Download Galaxy A8+ Android Pie One UI firmware from here (you can flash it on any A8 Plus with A730F model).
Model: SM-A730F (also known as A8+ Duos)
OS: Android 9 Pie
Step Two: Extract the downloaded file into a folder on computer. You may use desktop to use that folder.
Step Three: Power off phone and boot it into download mode (boot pressing down Bixby + volume down + power buttons). Wait until your phone fully enter in download mode.
Step Four: Run the Odin on PC.
Step Five: Locate firmware files on Odin now. Press BL button to locate file starting with BL, then press AP button to locate its file, then CP, and HOME_CSC. Once files are loaded, go ahead.
Step Six: Hit start button and wait until installation is finished.
If you face any error while installing this Galaxy A8 2018 Android 9 firmware update, tell us in comments.