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Update Galaxy A8 to XXS1BPK1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Firmware

Today we are sharing a detailed guide on how to install XXS1BPK1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Samsung Galaxy A8 A800F. Samsung has announced the official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow update with build ID A800FXXS1BPK1 for Galaxy A8 devices. This is not the latest Android Nougat but don’t worry this Marshmallow firmware bring many changes and features that make the update worth it. XXS1BPK1 comes with new security patch by Google and bug fixes, along with hardware drivers.

As you know that, Samsung rolling out a firmware update in stages. So not all users may get XXS1BPK1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow at the same time. If this update has not reached in your region yet, then you can install it manually using Odin app. XXS1BPK1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Stock Firmware comes with amazing features like Tap, Doze Mode, New App Permissions and much more. Not necessary but we recommend you that before proceeding, take a full backup of your valuable data. If you are interested in updating your Galaxy A8 LTE A800F to official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow, then go ahead and follow the given steps.

Galaxy A8

A800FXXS1BPK1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow Details:

Model SM-A800F
Model name Galaxy A8
Country  Saudi Arabia
Version Android 6.0.1
Changelist 9235554
Build date Mon, 28 Nov 2016 05:04:43 +0000
Security Patch Level 2016-11-01
Product code ACR


This guide containing the Official Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A8 A800F. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone, the model number of your device must be SM-A800F.


AndroidBlog will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy A8 A800F during or after the installation of Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow. Proceed at your risk.


  • Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy A8 A800F, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
  • Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy A8 A800F USB Drivers on the PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy A8 A800F by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
  • If you have a custom ROM installed on the phone, then after installing this stock update, it will be lost.
  • The stock version will replace the custom recovery.
  • If the Galaxy A8 A800F will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
  • Check the battery level of your Galaxy A8 A800F, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.

Required Files:

How to Flash A800FXXS1BPK1 Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow on Samsung Galaxy A8 (A800F):

Step No 1: – First, download Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy A8 A800F on the desktop of your PC.

Step No 2: – Now, extract the archived contents to get the tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.

Step No 3: – Turn OFF your Galaxy A8 A800F to boot into Download Mode.

Step No 4: – Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home+ Power keys at the same time for a while till the construction Android robot and a triangle appear. Now press Power button once again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.

Step No 5: – Launch Odin tool on your PC as an Administrator and plug your phone to your PC while your phone is in the Download Mode.

Step No 6: – One of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.

Step No 7: – Select the firmware files tar.md5 that you want to flash on your Galaxy A8 A800F. (Already extracted in Step No 1)

Click on ‘AP’ and select file with ‘AP’ in its name.

Click on ‘CP’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.

Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with ‘CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.

Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.

Click on ‘BL’ and select file with ‘BL’ in it’s name. Ignore if there is no such file.

Step No 8: – In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticked, but the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.

9: – Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. It will take a few minutes

Step No 10: – Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy A8 A800F will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.

Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy A8 A800F to Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow official firmware update.

Bhatti Junaid

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