How to Update Samsung Galaxy A8 to 6.0 Marshmallow (OTA or Manually)


Samsung releases their new ”A” series smartphone. This series contains some good and well-featured smartphones like Galaxy A3, A5, A6, A7, and A8. As we know that Samsung Cares their users and pushing the mobile updates to their new smartphones. For the Galaxy, A8 Samsung pushed the Android 6.0 Marshmallow update via OTA or manually update. If you own a Galaxy A8 and you want to update Samsung Galaxy A8 on 6.0 Marshmallow then from here you will learn How to Update Samsung Galaxy A8 on 6.0 Marshmallow with easy method.

Galaxy A series contains mid-range smartphones with good features. But the Marshmallow update of Galaxy A8 is now rolling out. So, if you want to update Samsung Galaxy A8 on 6.0 Marshmallow via OTA or Manually, then follow the guide below.

OTA Update

Samsung releases OTA update for Galaxy A8 in some regions. You can check the update on your phone whether it is available or not. For checking the OTA update go to the Settings of your phone then About device > Software Update. If there is software Update available then download and install it.

If there is no update available then follow the steps below to update Samsung Galaxy A8 manually.

Manually Install 6.0 Marshmallow on Galaxy A8

Basic Requirements:

You need some basic requirements before starting the process

  • Installed Samsung USB drivers on your PC.
  • Backup all the important data like Pics, Contacts, Movies, apps and other important data.
  • Charge your phone up to 60% to avoid the power issue during the installation process.
  • You need a Samsung Galaxy A8, PC, and a working USB Data Cable to update your device.

Required Files to Download

Download latest Odin tool

SM-A800F IndiaThailand

SM-A800S  Vietnam

SM-A800S  Korea

How to Update Samsung galaxy A8


From the above links download your required file on PC. Extract that file to get .tar.md5 file.

Download Odin file on your PC and extract it too.


Turn Off your Samsung Galaxy A8

For going into download mode press and hold the Volume Down, power, and Home button at the same time for some seconds.


A warning screen will appear on the screen and then release the buttons and press Volume Up button to continue.


Connect your phone to the PC with the help of Data Cable. Launch ODIN on PC.


In ODIN, ID:COM box will turn blue. This means that the phone is properly connected to the PC.


Now click on AP option and then select the file which you download and install in step 1.


Make sure that Auto Reboot and F.reset option is check in ODIN.


Now click on Start option to begin the installation process and wait for some time to complete.


Odin will show you the Pass message when it completes the process. After that, your device will reboot automatically.

All done, you have installed the marshmallow successfully. If you like out tutorial then share it and comment us below. If there is any problem let us know in the comments.


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