Firmware update / Flashing Stock ROM : Samsung Galaxy A8 Star SM-G885S to Android 8.0.0 Oreo. The firmware available for downloading at https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/SM-G885S/. The best alternative download is on updato.com with unlimited speed and no need registered. You can download your Samsung Galaxy A8 Star SM-G885S firmware at the page and visit it to new update. You can check it from the download link to see all countries. How to Root for Samsung Galaxy A8 Star SM-G885S is the separated post, this post only for upgrading to Android 8.0.0 Oreo.
Firmware details below is one of the Android 8.0.0 Oreo firmware, you can download it according to your country at the link above.
Model name Galaxy A8 Star
Country Korea (SK Telecom)
Version Android 8.0.0
Build date Thu, 05 Jul 2018 03:18:06 +0000
Security Patch Level 2018-07-01
Product code SKC
How to Update Android 8.0.0 Oreo on Samsung Galaxy A8 Star SM-G885S :
- Extract (unzip) the firmware file. Download at https://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/SM-G885S/. If it does not work try to download it from updato.com with unlimited speed and no need registered.
- Download Odin http://odindownload.com/SamsungOdin/
- Extract Odin ZIP file
- Open Odin
- Reboot Phone in Download Mode ( Turn Power off the phone, Press and hold Volume Down key + Bixby key + Power Key for a while, Release all key when Download Mode / Odin Mode appears )
- Connect the phone to PC with USB Cable Data, then Press and release Volume Up key
- Wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
- Add the firmware files Old model: comes with one binary file “(build_ver)_XXX_Home.tar.md5” just insert on AP slot, New model comes with 4 files BL + AP + CP + HOME_CSC.
- Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
- Click the start button, sit back and wait few minutes
If you got Boot Loop after update samsung firmware read this How to Fix Boot Loop After Update Samsung Android Firmwares
- Make sure to backup your data, It will erase all the data.
- Make sure the firmware is match with your Samsung Galaxy model number
- Make sure to ticked F.Reset Time and Auto-Reboot only
- if you get error message “SECURE CHECK FAIL: BOOTLOADER” when flashed the ROM, try to use the newest version of the firmware update.
- If your device rooted, flashing firmware will unroot it.
- Do this with your own risk