Install Official Android 8.0 Oreo firmware on Samsung Galaxy A6+ SM-A605G smartphone using step by step guide. Samsung has recently launched the all new Galaxy A6 Plus especially for those users who are more into multimedia and social media stuff. That means it sports a premium display, good camera, support for latest apps and new features. Samsung’s Infinity Display screens, which was introduced with the Galaxy S8 series have also been included in this Galaxy A6 Plus smartphone.
Some of its eye catchy features include 6.0 inches of Infinity Display with 18.5:9 aspect ratio, dual rear cameras, face recognition and a metal unibody. It even features a 24 megapixel of front facing camera, which is the highest we have seen yet on a Samsung smartphone. With such amazing features, it definitely gives tough competition to its rivals like Nokia 7 Plus, Moto Z2 Play and the Honor 8 Pro.
Galaxy A6+ users can expect to receive this INS update through OTA (over the air). If you haven’t received it yet, then don’t worry as we’ll be discussing the complete process on how to manually flash Android O update using Odin tool. Along with India, Samsung seems to be rolling out the update in most countries, including the Netherlands, Germany and Poland.
Released on 29th June 2018, this Android 8.0.0 Oreo A605GDXU2ARF3 firmware update comes with few improvements in performance and stability. It brings all of the new features that are included in Android Oreo with none of the carrier bloatware. Remember that this is a stock ROM so you can flash this whenever you want to restore the warranty or restore the default system on your phone. Let’s proceed to the actual guide on how to install Android 8.0.0 Oreo A605GDXU2ARF3 firmware on Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus SM-A605G smartphone.
Model name: GALAXY A6 Plus
Version: Android 8.0.0 Oreo
Build date: June 29, 2018
Product Code: INS
All the mentioned steps are quite risky and may permanently damage your device. So we recommend you to proceed at your own risk. If your Galaxy A6+ gets bricked by following this guide, then we at DroidThunder.com won’t be held liable for that.
This Android 8.0.0 Oreo DXU2ARF3 firmware is for Samsung Galaxy A6+ with model number SM-A605G. Flashing this firmware update on any other device or variant might brick your phone. So confirm your device model before going ahead.
- Lack of battery power can interrupt the process thus increasing further problems. So charge your device at least up to 60%.
- Backup your important data including contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes etc. as everything gets wiped out in the last step of this flashing process.
- Install latest Samsung USB drivers on PC so as to detect your device 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 on Galaxy A6 Plus
Step 1: Download and Extract both the files on your PC. After extracting the firmware package (.zip file), you’ll see these files in it:
Step 2: Switch off your Galaxy A6 Plus and boot it into download mode.
Step 3: For booting into download mode, hold Volume Down key + Power button simultaneously until you see a warning message. Leave both the keys as you see the warning message window.
Step 4: Now just press Volume up button to continue.
This will directly land your Galaxy A6 Plus into download mode.
Step 5: Keeping the phone in download mode, connect it to PC using USB cable.
Step 6: On your PC, launch the downloaded ‘Odin Multi Downloader3-v3.13.1′ tool.
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.
Note: If such thing doesn’t happen then it’s more likely to be problem with the Samsung USB drivers. So manually install USB drivers from the links given in Pre-Requisites section. If the problem still persists try changing USB cable or USB port.
Step 7: Click on the Options tab and tick the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options. Do not tick the Re-partition option. Don’t use the PIT tab either.
Step 8: Click on the BL button present on the Odin window and select the BL_A605GDXU2ARF3_CL13434925_QB18641713_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 from the firmware package file.
Step 9: Similarly click on the CP button and select the CP_A605GDXU2ARF3_CP9984724_CL13434925_QB18641713_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 file.
Step 10: Then click on the CSC button and select the HOME_CSC_OMC_ODM_A605GODM2ARF3_CL13434925_QB18641713_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.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 (example: from Oreo back to Nougat) a factory reset is must. So use normal CSC at that time.
Step 11: Finally click on the AP button and select the AP_A605GDXU2ARF3_CL13434925_QB18641713_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT_meta.tar.md5 from the firmware package file.
Note: The AP file will take little time to load. So wait and be patient.
Step 12: Initiate the flashing process to install the Android 8.0.0 Oreo firmware. So press the Start button present on the Odin window.
Note: Your phone will automatically boot itself. Do not disconnect your phone from PC until the flashing completes.
Step 13: Wait until the flashing process finishes. When it completes successfully, the ID: COM section will turn green with a message ‘Pass’ on it. This will confirm that your Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus SM-A605G smartphone has been successfully upgraded to official Android 8.0.0 Oreo DXU2ARF3 firmware. Now you may disconnect your phone from PC 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 implement the complete procedure as given above.
Finally! The latest official Android 8.0.0 Oreo DXU2ARF3 firmware is flashed on your Samsung Galaxy A6 Plus SM-A605G smartphone. Go to Menu->Settings->About Phone and verify the same. Enjoy and experience the all new Android Oreo features on your Galaxy A6 Plus.
If you face any issue while going through the process, then don’t hesitate to comment below. Till then Keep Smiling and Peace out!