Samsung released the new Galaxy A8 2018 edition with their higher variants. Samsung Galaxy A8 and A8+ comes with infinity display, and the models are essentially 2018 Edition of Galaxy A7 and A5. In this post, you will be able to grab the software of the Galaxy A8 and Galaxy A8+, including Oreo updates. We also have a tutorial below on how to install stock firmware on Samsung phones. Read ahead; we got you all official updates for the Galaxy A8 2015, Galaxy A8 2016, Galaxy A8 and A8+ (2018) along with the download links for each.

Since these are official updates by Samsung, we expect minimum bugs. With this guide, you can easily upgrade or downgrade your Galaxy A8/A8+ to official firmware.

Galaxy A8 Update

But before doing anything, we suggest you backup your device. Because, upgrading or downgrading will erase your data, and we don’t want you to lose anything because of us. We have a table/column with the device model and build number of the firmware. Make sure to download the correct version based on your device variant. In that case, please check your device model number by navigating to Settings > About. Otherwise, you may face a severe problem with your phone.

Note: We also have some tool download links, which you may need while flashing the firmware. Make sure to grab them all.

We will be using the Odin tool in order to flash the firmware files. The tutorial is damn easy, and we have covered every step, so that, even a first time user won’t get confused. You don’t need any sort of expertise to play with our tutorial.

But before heading to the download and tutorial, let’s check out some eligibility and release date.

Galaxy A8 Oreo update: Eligibility and release date

Device Variant Android 8.0 Oreo Expected Release Date
Galaxy A8 2015 SM-A800 N/A NA
Galaxy A8 2016 SM-A810 Released on 24 July 2018, in Korea Available
Galaxy A8 2018 SM-A530 Released on 09 July 2018, in Asia and Europe Available
Galaxy A8+ 2018 SM-A730 Released on July 09, 2018, in Asia and Europe Available

The build number of Galaxy A8 Android 8.0 Oreo Asian version is A730FXXU2BRG1 while for Galaxy A8+, it is A530FXXU2BRG1.

Related: Install TWRP [Official] on Samsung Galaxy A8 / A8+ Custom Recovery

Timeline: Galaxy A8 2018 update (SM-A530)

Date Update Download Android Version Changelog
09 July 2018 A530FXXU2BRG1 Android 8.0.0 Android 8.0 Oreo System update, brings new features like revamped notifications center, picture-in-picture, Autofill, notification dots and settings app, notification snooze, etc.
23 May 2018 A530FXXS2ARE1 Android 7.1.1 May 2018 security patch
12 Apr 2018 A530FXXU2ARD1 Android 7.1.1 April 2018 security patch
23 Feb 2018 A530FXXU2ARB9 Android 7.1.1 March 2018 security patch
23 Feb 2018 A530FXXU2ARB8 Android 7.1.1 February 2018 security patch
19 Feb 2018 A530FXXU2ARB6 Android 7.1.1 February 2018 security patch
12 Jan 2018 A530FXXU1ARA3 Android 7.1.1 January 2018 security patch
20 Dec 2017 A530FXXU1AQLC Android 7.1.1 December 2017 security patch

Timeline: Galaxy A8+ 2018 update (SM-A730)

Date Update Download Android Version Changelog
04 July 2018 A730FXXU2BRG5 Android 8.0.0 Android 8.0 Oreo System update, brings new features like revamped notifications center, picture-in-picture, Autofill, notification dots and settings app, notification snooze, etc.
09 July 2018 A730FXXU2BRG1 Android 8.0.0 July 2018 Security Patch
22 May 2018 A730FXXU2ARE1 Android 7.1.1 May 2018 security patch
14 Apr 2018 A730FXXU2ARD1 Android 7.1.1 April 2018 security patch
21 Mar 2018 A730FXXU2ARC9 Android 7.1.1 March 2018 security patch
23 Feb 2018 A730FXXU2ARB8 Android 7.1.1 February 2018 security patch
19 Feb 2018 A730FXXU2ARB6 Android 7.1.1 February 2018 security patch
12 Jan 2018 A730FXXU1ARA7 Android 7.1.1 January 2018 security patch

Timeline: Galaxy A8 2016 update

It’s surprising that Samsung has released Android 8.0 Oreo for its two years old non-flagship device. We are happy to see this roll out. Check out from the table below!

Variant Date Update Download Android Version Changelog
SM-A810F 10 July 2018 A810SKSU2CRG3 Android 8.0.0 Android 8.0 Oreo System update, brings new features like revamped notifications center, picture-in-picture, Autofill, notification dots and settings app, notification snooze, etc.
SM-A810F 04 Sep 2017 A810FXXU1BQI1 Android 7.0.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A810F 09 Aug 2017 A810FXXU1BQH3 Android 7.0.0 August 2017 security patch
SM-A810F 24 Jan 2017 A810FXXU1AQA2 Android 7.0.0 February 2017 security patch

Timeline: Galaxy A8 2015 update

Unfortunately, Android Oreo is not coming for this variant. Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow is the best update so far for Galaxy A8 2015. Samsung also cut down the Nougat update for the 2015 model. Hence there is no chance for Oreo in this device. Check out the list of available Marshmallow from the below table.

Variant Date Update Download Android Version Changelog
SM-A800F 09 May 2017 A800FXXU1BQE2 Android 6.0.1 May 2017 security patch
SM-A800F 27 Mar 2017 A800FXXS1BQC3 Android 6.0.1 August 2016 security patch
SM-A800F 10 Feb 2017 A800FXXU1BQB1 Android 6.0.1 February 2017 security patch
SM-A800F 28 Nov 2016 A800FXXS1BPK1 Android 6.0.1 November 2016 security patch
SM-A800F 21 Oct 2016 A800FXXU1BPJ3 Android 6.0.1 October 2016 security patch

How to install Galaxy A8 firmware

Check out your device variant and download the compatible firmware from the above list. Next, proceed to the installation tutorial from the link below.

The tutorial will use Odin flash tool. We have mentioned the full step-by-step instructions on How to install Stock Firmware on Galaxy A8. If you are entirely new to rooting, flashing a Custom ROM or an Official Firmware, please read the entire tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.

Please read the tutorial from the link above to install Stock Firmware on Samsung Galaxy A8. The procedure has been described properly with screenshots. If you got stuck somewhere, drop your comment below, and we will help you as soon as possible.


Have fun playing with the major system upgrade. You can try out some Xposed modules on Oreo, or you can even try Magisk modules to modify your device in the way you like.

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