Download and Install latest official Android 8.0.0 Oreo XXU1AREC firmware on Samsung Galaxy J4 SM-J400F smartphone. In this guide, we’ll manually flash Android Oreo Stock ROM on Galaxy J4 J440F using Odin3-v3.13 software. This is an Indian (INS) OTA update which was released on 30th May 2018. If you’ve not received this update through OTA (over the air) then go ahead and manually install it to enjoy all the Android Oreo features.
After the tremendous success of Galaxy J3 last year, Samsung immediately decided to launch the fourth edition to their famous J series. Launched in May 2018, Samsung Galaxy J4 features 5.5 inches of Super AMOLED screen with 720 x 1280 pixels of resolution. It is powered by 1.4 GHz of Quad-core Cortex-A53 Exynos 7570 processor with 16 GB of internal storage and 2 GB of RAM. It also comes with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box and sports 13 megapixel of primary camera and 5 megapixel of front shooter for selfies. To always remain charged it features removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. Galaxy J4 is definitely considered as a sequel and upgraded version of the last year’s Galaxy J3.
Here, we’ll discuss a detailed procedure on how to install the latest Android 8.0.0 Oreo J400FXXU1AREC Official Firmware on Samsung Galaxy J4 SM-J400F smartphone. This is an official update (Stock ROM) rolled out by Samsung and not any third party custom ROM. Also with this OTA update, you can regain your device warranty back. This process will work on both rooted as well as un-rooted phones. Let’s have a look at the firmware info given below.
Model name: GALAXY J4
Version: Android 8.0.0 Oreo
Build date: Wed, 30 May 2018
Product Code: INS
Steps mentioned below are risky so implement them without a single mistake. If your Galaxy J4 gets damaged by following this guide then we at DroidThunder.com will not be held liable for that.
This Android 8.0.0 XXU1AREC Oreo firmware is compatible only on Samsung Galaxy J4 with model number SM-J400F. Flashing this update on any other device or variant might cause unwanted outcomes or bricked phone. So confirm your device model and then go further.
- Lack of battery power might interrupt the flashing process. So make sure to charge your device at least up to 60%.
- Backup of your phone data is highly recommended as everything gets wiped out in this process. So backup your contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes etc. Use any app from Google Play Store for doing so.
- Install latest Samsung USB drivers on your PC so as to detect your phone when connected using USB cable.
- (Optional) Temporary disable all the security tools as well as antivirus that are installed on your PC.
Procedure to install Android 8.0.0 XXU1AREC Oreo firmware on Galaxy J4 SM-J400F
Step 1: Download and extract both the above files to a convenient location on your PC. After extracting the firmware package (.zip file), you’ll see these files in it:
Step 2: Firstly switch off your phone.
Step 3: Now boot it into downloading mode. Refer:
Step 4: Keeping the phone in download mode, connect it to your PC through standard USB cable.
Step 5: Go to the downloaded folder on your PC and launch the downloaded ‘Odin Multi Downloader3-v3.13.1′ software which you’ve just received after extraction.
As soon as you launch it, the ID: COM section located at the top left corner will turn light blue. Also an Added message will appear in the message box window. This will confirm that your Galaxy J4 has been successfully connected to your PC.
Note: If such thing doesn’t happen then it’s more likely to be problem with the mobile USB drivers. So verify whether you’ve properly installed the mobile USB drivers on your PC or not. You can install them via Samsung Kies or manually install them from the links given in the Pre-Requisites section. If the problem still persists try changing USB cable or the USB port.
Step 6: Click on the Options tab and tick the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options. Keep all the other options as they are.
Note: Do not tick the Re-partition option as it might brick your phone. Don’t use the PIT tab either.
Step 7: Then, click on the BL button present on the Odin window and select the BL_J400FXXU1AREC_CL13408829_QB18238210_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5 from the firmware package file.
Step 8: Then click on the CP button and select the CP_J400FXXU1ARDF_CP9512205_CL13408829_QB17816747_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5 file.
Step 9: Similarly click on the CSC button and select the HOME_CSC_OMC_ODM_J400FODM1ARE5_CL13459381_QB18285724_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5 file.
Note: Normal CSC contains an instruction that allows Odin to wipe out complete data while HOME_CSC contains instruction to only allow wipe of cache. But when a downgrade is done (eg. from Oreo back to Nougat) a factory reset is must. So use normal CSC at that time.
Step 10: And finally click on the AP button and select the AP_J400FXXU1AREC_CL13408829_QB18238210_REV00_user_low_ship_meta.tar.md5 from the firmware package file.
Note: The AP file will take little time to load so be patient and wait.
Step 11: After doing everything as mentioned above, just initiate the flashing process by clicking on the Start button.
Note: As soon as the process begins, your phone will boot itself automatically. Do not disconnect your phone from PC as it will interrupt the flashing process.
Step 12: The process will hardly take few minutes to complete. As soon as it finishes, the ID: COM section will turn green with the message ‘Pass’ on it. Also your phone will restart automatically. This will confirm that the official Android 8.0.0 XXU1AREC Oreo firmware has been successfully flashed on your Samsung Galaxy J4 SM-J400F smartphone. Now you can disconnect your device by safely removing the USB cable.
Note: If the flashing process fails or if Odin gets stuck or in case your phone gets stuck into boot loop, then close the Odin window, again go into downloading mode and implement the complete procedure as given above.
Awesome! The latest Android 8.0.0 XXU1AREC Oreo firmware has been successfully installed on your Samsung Galaxy J4 SM-J400F smartphone. To confirm the same, go to Menu->Settings->About Phone. Enjoy the newly added Android Oreo features on your phone. Also share your views and experiences after using it.
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