Update Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) SM-J600G to Official Android 8.0.0 Oreo DXU1ARE9 firmware. Let’s manually flash the latest Android Oreo Stock ROM on Galaxy J6 J600G using Odin3-v3.13 tool. Launched on 18th May 2018, this is an Indian (INS) OTA update with new Samsung Experience 9.0. If you’ve not received this update through OTA (over the air) then go further and manually install it to enjoy all the Android Oreo features. Due to a lot of competition in the Android market, Samsung has been lagging behind for the past couple of years. Hence to make a strong come back, the company has recently launched the all new budget friendly Samsung Galaxy J6 SM-J600G smartphone.
This sixth member of the famous J series has a completely refreshing design and infinity display. Galaxy J6 features a 5.6 inches of Super AMOLED display with 720 x 1480 pixels of resolution. It runs on Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box with Samsung’s custom skin TouchWiz on top. Powered by 1.6 GHz Octa core processor, it comes with 32/64 GB of internal storage and 3/4 GB of RAM. Talking about the camera, Galaxy J6 sports 13 megapixel of primary camera with auto focus and 8 megapixel of secondary camera for selfies.
Installing this official Android Oreo Stock firmware will improve the overall performance of your device along with improved battery life. Remember that this is not any third party custom ROM but an official firmware rolled out by Samsung. Let’s proceed to the actual guide on how to install the latest Android 8.0.0 Oreo J600GDXU1ARE9 official firmware on Samsung Galaxy J6 SM-J600G smartphone.
Model name: GALAXY J6
Version: Android 8.0.0 Oreo
Build date: May 18, 2018
Product Code: INS
Proceed at your own risk. We at DroidThunder.com would not be held responsible for any damage caused to your Galaxy J6 by following this guide.
This Android 8.0.0 DXU1ARE9 Oreo firmware must be used only on Samsung Galaxy J6 having model number SM-J600G. Installing this update on any other device or variant might brick your device. So confirm your phone model before going further.
- Charge your phone at least up to 60% before going further. This is essential as lack of battery power can interrupt the process.
- Backup your contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes etc. as everything gets wiped out in the last step. 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 via USB cable. You can install them from Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase or just manually install from link given below.
- (Optional) Temporary disable all the security tools as well as antivirus that are installed on your PC.
Procedure to install Android 8.0.0 Oreo DXU1ARE9 firmware on Galaxy J6
Step 1: Download and Extract both the files to a convenient location on your PC. After extracting the firmware package (.zip file), you’ll find these files in it:
Step 2: Power off your device and boot it into download mode.
Step 3: For doing that, press and hold the ‘Power button + Volume Up key + Volume down key’ simultaneously until you see a warning message. Leave all the keys and just press Volume Up key to enter the downloading mode.
Step 4: Keeping the phone in download mode, connect it to PC using USB cable.
Step 5: Then go to the downloaded folder on your PC and launch the ‘Odin Multi Downloader3-v3.13.1′ software.
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 Samsung Galaxy J6 has been successfully connected to your computer.
Note: If such thing doesn’t happen then it’s more likely to be problem with the Samsung USB drivers. So again install USB drivers from links given in the Pre-Requisites section. If the problem still persists try changing USB cable or the USB port.
Step 6: Now click on the Options tab located on the Odin window and tick the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options.
Note: Do not tick the Re-partition option as it might brick your phone. Don’t use the PIT tab either.
Step 7: Click on the BL button present on the Odin window and select the BL_J600GDXU1ARE9_CL13456919_QB18197652_REV00_user_low_ship.tar.md5 from the firmware package file.
Step 8: Similarly click on the CP button and select the CP_J600GDXU1ARDI_CL804848_QB9559833_SIGNED.tar.md5 file.
Step 9: Then click on the CSC button and select the HOME_CSC_OMC_ODM_J600GODM1ARE5_CL13456919_QB18285457_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: Lastly click on the AP button and select the AP_J600GDXU1ARE9_CL13456919_QB18197652_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, begin the Android Oreo firmware flashing process. So hit the Start button present on the Odin window.
Note: As the process begins, your phone will automatically restart. Do not disconnect it from PC as it will interrupt the flashing process.
Step 12: Within few minutes the flashing process will finish. When it completes successfully, the ID: COM section will turn green with a message ‘Pass’ on it. This will confirm that the latest official Android 8.0.0 Oreo DXU1ARE9 firmware has been successfully updated on your Samsung Galaxy J6 SM-J600G smartphone. Now you can disconnect your device from computer by safely removing the USB cable.
Note: If this firmware 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 download mode and perform the complete procedure as given above.
Voila! Your Samsung Galaxy J6 (2018) SM-J600G has been successfully upgraded to latest official Android 8.0.0 Oreo DXU1ARE9 firmware. Verify the same from Menu->Settings->About Phone. Enjoy and share your views and experiences after using this Android Stock ROM.
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