Update Galaxy A8 A800F to Stock Android 5.1.1 Lollipop firmware

The Samsung Galaxy A8 A800F runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box and powered by a Quad-core processor with clock speeds 1.8GHz and 1.3GHz, Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615 chipset, Adreno 405 GPU coupled with a 2GB RAM and 32GB internal storage.

Recently, Android 5.1.1 Lollipop updated was rolled out for Galaxy A8 A800F devices and update can made manually, via kies or OTA.

Before I proceed to the guide, I would first brief you on how you can update your Samsung galaxy mobile via OTA and kies.

How to Update Your Galaxy Mobile via OTA

  1. First-off, make sure that you have activated your device to the internet, and ensure that the network is stable.
  2. After that, from your App drawer, select Settings >then stroll down and select About Device.
  3. Once you’ve selected About Device, and then tap on Software Update.
  4. Now, start up the update, and click OK, to download and install the latest firmware for your device.
  5. Once the installation process is completed, your Samsung
NB: if you get a message that states, “The latest update have already been installed” then skip the above step, because it notifies that your device is yet to receive an OTA update. You can check back in few days or proceed to update via kies.

How to Update Galaxy A8 via Kies

  1. First-off, make sure that you have activated your device to the internet, and ensure that the network is stable on your computer.
  2. After that, download and install the latest version of Samsung kies on your computer.
  3. Now, connect your Samsung galaxy device to your computer, then run Samsung kies and wait till it detects your device from your computer.
  4. Once your device is detected, you should see the latest firmware of Samsung kies, and then press the firmware upgrade button.
  5. After that, follow the remaining on screen instruction, and your device would be rebooted once the installation is complete.
NB: If you get a message that states, “This is the latest firmware” in Samsung kies, then you are free to proceed to the manual guide being stated below.

Important Notice:
It’s recommended you take nandroid backup of your device current ROM and also take full backup of your data because during the process, the entire files and data on your device will be wiped off. Also know that this process might void the warranty of your device, so implementing the below guide is at your own risk. Guruswizard won’t be held responsible for whatsoever happens to your device.

How to Update Galaxy A8 A800F XXU1AOK6 to Android 5.1.1 Lollipop

Step 1: Download and install Samsung Galaxy A8 A800F drivers from here to your PC

Step 2: Enable USB debugging on Samsung Galaxy A800F. To enable, simply go to settings >> Developers option, and enable from there. If the developers option isn’t visible, then go to About Phone under settings, and scroll down to Build number, then tap up to 7 times, till you get a message saying you’re now a developer. Now, go back to settings >> developers option and enable USB debugging.

Step 3: After that, download Samsung Galaxy A8 A800F Android 5.1.1 Lollipop stock rom here and extract the zip folder to desktop screen of your computer.

Step 4: After that, Boot your Galaxy A8 A800F into Download Mode. To perform the operation, you have to power off your device and then press, Volume Down + Power + Home. Press Volume Up now to continue to Download Mode.

Step 5: Once your device is in download mode, simply connect the phone to your PC via the use of USB cable and the ODIN application would notify an added message. You should see a blue box on the ODIN screen if all drivers are installed properly, if not, re-install and reboot PC.

Step 6: After that, choose AP in Odin and select the firmware file with .tar extension in which you have downloaded. Also endeavor that the re-partition is not ticked in the odin.

Note: If there are other files in the extracted folder like “MODEM”, simply select the file under “CP” section and tick “CP”. If there is files like CSC, PIT and BL, do select under their section and tick their partition. If not, ignore this note.

Also note that, AP stands for PDA, BL stands for Bootloader and CP stands for Modem.

Step 7: Finally, click on the start button, and the process would begin immediately. Once the process is completed, you would notice the RESET or PASS message on the ODIN screen. Then your device would boot into recovery mode, and the device would be restarted automatically.

Once the process is completed, Official Android 5.1.1 Lollipop stock build would be installed on your Samsung Galaxy A8 A800F. If you have any other problem regarding to this guide, feel free to let us know via the comment section, and we won’t hesitate to resolve it.

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