Here in this article, we have some great news for Galaxy A3 (2017) users. Android 8.0 Oreo build is now available for the Galaxy A3 2017. Now you can install Android Oreo on Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017). Recently, Samsung has started rolling out the stable official update based on Android 8.0 Oreo for Galaxy A3 2017. This latest update comes with build ID number A320FXXU3CRD4 along with April 2018 Security Patch which will provide more power for third-party apps and processes.
The Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware comes with a lot of new features and changes like Samsung Experience 9.0, home screen shortcuts, floating Navigation dock, Picture-in-Picture mode, Notification dots, Google Play Protect security scans, Autofill API and much more. After installing Android Oreo on Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) official update, you can get the experience of latest Android 8.0 Oreo OS and enjoy the new Android functionality on your device officially.
Samsung rolling out this official update via OTA (Over-the-Air) and the update is currently available in Russia and will soon be rolled out in other markets. If you are excited and can’t wait until this OTA reach in your region then still you can install Android Oreo on Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) update manually by using Odin app. Odin is a flashing program which is developed and offered by Samsung. It is used to install official firmware on Samsung devices. This latest update is fully stable build so everything will smoothly run on your phone without any problem. By following this simple step by step guide, you can easily install Android Oreo on Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017).
Not necessary but it is better to take the full backup of all your valuable data before proceeding. If you want to install Android Oreo on Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) official update then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Official Android 8.0 Oreo firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A3 2017. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone, the model number of your device must be SM-A320F.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy A3 2017 during or after the installation of Android 8.0 Oreo Proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy A3 2017, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy A3 2017 USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy A3 2017 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
- If you have a custom ROM installed on the phone, then after installing this stock update, it will be lost.
- The stock version will replace the custom recovery.
- If the Galaxy A3 2017 will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy A3 2017, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
Steps to Install Android Oreo on Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017):
1: – First, download Android 8.0 Oreo official update and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy A3 2017 on the desktop of your PC.
2: – Now, extract the archived contents to get the tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.
3: – Turn OFF your Galaxy A3 2017 to boot into Download Mode.
4: – Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home+ Power keys at the same time for a while till the construction Android robot and a triangle appear. Now press the Power button once again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
5: – Launch Odin tool on your PC as an Administrator and plug your phone into your PC while your phone is in the Download Mode.
6: – One of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.
7: – Select the firmware files tar.md5 that you want to flash on your Galaxy A3 2017. (Already extracted in Step No 1)
Click on ‘AP’ and select file with ‘AP’ in its name.
Click on ‘CP’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with ‘CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘BL’ and select file with ‘BL’ in it’s name. Ignore if there is no such file.
8: – In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticked, but the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
9: – Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. It will take a few minutes.
10: – Once the installation process successfully completes, the Galaxy A3 2017 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully installed Android Oreo on Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) official firmware update.
Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or queries regarding the above-given guide to flash XXU3CRD4 Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy A3 2017 SM-A320F.