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How To Install Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Android 8.0 Oreo Update

How To Download/Install Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Android 8.0 Oreo Update: Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F has started receiving Android 8.0 Oreo official update. You can now download and install the Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Android 8.0 Oreo update to taste the new Oreo experience. Galaxy A5 2017 is powered by Exynos 7880 Octa processor. The smartphone comes with 5.2-inches display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels along with 3GB of RAM and 32/64GB internal memory. Also, the device has the Fingerprint sensor on the front. Currently, Galaxy A5 is running on Android 7.0 Nougat and now the time to upgrade your Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 to Android 8.0 Oreo updates which is the latest release from Google. This latest official update comes with a lot of new features and customizations like picture-in-picture mode, Android Instant App compatibility, Auto-fill, notification dots on app icons, Better copy and paste, Faster Android behind the scenes, advanced Doze mode, Better battery life and much more.

Samsung starts rolling out the update via OTA (Over-the-Air) in phase wise manner. So it may take some time to reach in your region. So if you are excited and can’t wait more for this OTA update then still, you can install Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Android 8.0 Oreo update manually using Odin app. Odin is a dedicated flashing program offered by Samsung which is used to flash the official updates on Samsung devices. By following this simple step by step guide, you can install Galaxy A5 2017 Android 8.0 Oreo update easily. The more recent Android 8.0 Oreo official update brings Samsung Experience 9.0 as well as a bunch of performance improvements and tweaks. The update is initially rolling out in Russia and Romania.

Not necessary but it is better to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Android 8.0 Oreo update then go ahead and follow the given steps.

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Android 8.0 Oreo Update

New Features for Android Oreo:

  • Notifications Channels
  • Picture In A Picture
  • Multi-Display Support
  • Keyboard Navigation
  • Background Limits
  • New Wi-Fi Features
  • Better Icons
  • Autofill

Note:

This guide containing the Official Android 8.0 Oreo firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A5. 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-A520F.

Warning:

AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy A5 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 A5, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
  • Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy A5 A520F USB Drivers on the PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy A5 A520F 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 A5 A520F will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
  • Check the battery level of your Galaxy A5 A520F, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.

Required Files:

Steps to Install Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Android 8.0 Oreo Update:

Step No 1: – First, download Android 8.0 Oreo official update and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy A5 A520F on the desktop of your PC.

Step No 2: – Now, extract the archived contents to get the tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.

Step No 3: – Turn OFF your Galaxy A5 to boot into Download Mode.

Step No 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.

Step No 5: – Launch Odin tool on your PC as an Administrator and plug your phone to your PC while your phone is in the Download Mode.

Step No 6: – One of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.

Step No 7: – Select the firmware files tar.md5 that you want to flash on your Galaxy A5. (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.

Step No 8: – In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticked, but the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.

Step No 9: – Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. It will take a few minutes.

Step No 10: – Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy A5 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.

Done! You have successfully Install Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Android 8.0 Oreo update.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or queries regarding the above-given guide to flash Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy A5 SM-A520F.

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