Update Galaxy A5 2017 to Android 8.0.0 Oreo XXU4CRE8 firmware

June 18, 2023

Install Android 8.0.0 Oreo XXU4CRE8 Official firmware on Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 (SM-A520F) smartphone. Last week on 30th May 2018, Samsung released the Android 8.0.0 based A520FXXU4CRE8 update for Indian (INS) users.

After a much long wait, users will be glad to enjoy and experience the all-new Android Oreo features on their smartphone. Launched with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, the Samsung Galaxy A5 was upgraded to Android 7.0 Nougat in September last year.

Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Android 8.0.0 Oreo XXU4CRE8
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Android 8.0.0 Oreo XXU4CRE8

And now with the all-new Samsung Experience 9.0, it has been updated to Android 8.0 Oreo. This latest update was initially rolled out in Russia and Romania with a completely uplifted user interface and improved keyboard.

Also, new emoji characters, GIFs, and stickers have been added along with Bixby automation features and improved security integration. It includes the May security patch as well as a bunch of performance improvements and tweaks.

How to Install Galaxy A5 2017 Android 8.0.0 A520FXXU4CRE8

Here, we’ll discuss a detailed procedure on how to install the latest Android 8.0.0 Oreo Official Firmware on Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F smartphone. Since Samsung rolled out this official update (Stock ROM), hence, there are no chances of losing your device warranty.

Also as this is an OTA update, the same will work on both rooted as well as un-rooted devices. This latest May 2018 update comes with various improvements in the overall performance and some newly added features as well.

Firmware Info

  • Model: SM-A520F
  • Model name: GALAXY A5 2017
  • Country: India
  • Version: Android 8.0.0 Oreo
  • Build date: Wed, 30 May 2018
  • Product Code: INS
  • PDA: A520FXXU4CRE8
  • CSC: A520FODD4CRD9


Implement all the steps given below at your own risk. We at Droid Thunder will not be liable for any damage.


This Android 8.0.0 XXU4CRE8 Oreo firmware is compatible only on Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) with model number SM-A520F. Flashing this update on any other device or variant may result in unwanted outcomes or bricked phones.


Update Galaxy A5 to Android 8.0.0 Oreo Stock ROM
Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 Android 8.0.0 Oreo


  • Make sure to charge your device at least up to 60%.
  • Backup your phone data as everything gets wiped out in the last step of this process.
  • Install Samsung USB drivers on your computer to detect your phone when connected with USB cable.
  • (Optional) To avoid the interruption during the flashing process, temporarily disable all the security tools.



Android 8.0.0 XXU4CRE

Samsung Firmware Installation Guide

Now that you’ve downloaded the latest update, it is time to install it on your device. Follow our guide given below to flash the Android 8.0.0 update.


Finally! This is how you can flash Android 8.0.0 XXU4CRE8 Oreo firmware on your Samsung Galaxy A5 2017 SM-A520F smartphone. To verify the same, go to Menu > Settings > About Phone. Enjoy the newly added Android Oreo features on your Galaxy A5. Also, don’t forget to share your views and experiences after using it.

As always, if you come across any difficulty while going through the process, then do comment below.

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7 thoughts on “Update Galaxy A5 2017 to Android 8.0.0 Oreo XXU4CRE8 firmware

  1. Wow man this really worked, and wasn’t so complicated. Thank you very much, I’m very grateful since we in Argentina didn’t receive the OTA update yet and now I have my A520F with OREO! Keep posting cool stuff, and specially thanks for the google drive link, didn’t have to wait ages to download

  2. Hey, Thanx for your effort, it really worked.

    Can you Please add Security Patches Received in june 2018 for Galaxy A5 (2018) Oreo. And also procedure how to flash the security patches using odin. Thank You.

  3. Sorry for Bothering You, But do you know how to reset knox ?

    The issue is, i tried rooting A5 (2017) when i was on Nought, I rooted Successfully but was unable to use samsung pay & secure folder features dependent on knox, beacure knox gets tripped after rooting. So i thought unrooting & flashing a new stock will fix the knox issue, but its not so. Knox cannnot be reset.

    Do you have any idea how to fix the knox issue ? Can we call samsung care for that ? or the samsung service centre agent can fix it by flashing(I read someone succesfully did so on XDA) ? Is It Possible ?

    Thank you in advance.

    • As far as I know, it is not possible to reset Knox. Even though there are many articles related to resetting Knox (like triangle away app) but they hardly work. Samsung used to do it on older phones. But after they reset the PBA, it became very difficult. Sorry my friend but even the Samsung care won’t be able to help you in this matter.

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