Update Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F to Android Lollipop 5.1.1

December 31, 2015 | By androidhowto@youtube | Filed in: Firmware.

Upgrade or Install Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F to Android Lollipop 5.1.1. The firmware available for downloading http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/SM-G388F/.  You can download your Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F firmware at the page, available for some countries. How to Root for Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F is the separated post, this post only for upgrading to Android Lollipop.

Firmware details below is one of the Android Lollipop firmwares, you can download it according to your country at the link above.

Model SM-G388F
Model name GALAXY X Cover 3
Country France
Version Android 5.1.1
Changelist 101969629
Build date Wed, 02 Dec 2015 13:38:08 +0000
Product code XEF

How to install Android Lollipop on Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F:

  1. Extract (unzip) the firmware file. Download at http://www.sammobile.com/firmwares/database/SM-G388F/
  2. Download Odin v3.09
  3. Extract Odin ZIP file
  4. Open Odin v.3.09
  5. Reboot Phone in Download Mode ( Turn Power off the phone, Press and hold Volume Down key and Home key, While pressing these keys press and hold Power key, Release all key when Download Mode / Odin Mode appears )
  6. Connect the phone to PC with USB Cable Data, then Press and release Volume Up key
  7. Wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
  8. Add the firmware file to AP / PDA
  9. Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
  10. 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


If you upgrade the firmware using the firmware that is not from your region, and you get an error message. That means the firmware is not suitable for your Samsung.

If the firmware can not be upgraded to your device It means, they do not support your device.  All the impact is its own responsibility

Sample screenshot ODIN

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One comment on “Update Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F to Android Lollipop 5.1.1

  1. Update of Xcover 3 SM-G388F from kitkat to lollipop worked perfectly – thanks!

    A question, though! Will my previously rooted Xcover 3 become unrooted as a result of the upgrade?

    kind regards

    /Thomas Strömberg

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