It’s the 2nd week of the August and Samsung is duly releasing the August 2017 security updates for all its devices as planned. Major flagships like Samsung Galaxy S7(edge) and S8(plus) are already receiving the August security update. And now following the suite Samsung Galaxy A8 is getting the latest security update. Samsung has rolled out the August 2017 Security Update for Galaxy A8. The firmware update is rolling out in Korea by SK Telecom for now. But it is soon expected to hit the globe in due course of time.
This brings the firmware build number A810SKSU1BQH1 to the Korean variants of Galaxy A8. And this update is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. The update is rolled out Over-The-Air. So, it might take a while to reach your device. And you can also download the update firmware directly from the Samsung’s server and install it manually. We will provide the complete guide to install the August 2017 Security Update for Galaxy A8.
OTA is rolling out for the Galaxy A8 2016 Edition for Korean variants for now. This includes the model numbers SM-A810S. Soon the international variant shall follow its fate with model number SM-A810F and SM-A810YZ.
Android 7.0 Nougat with August 2017 Security Update Galaxy A8 Firmware Info
Let’s see the firmware info of the August 2017 Security Update for Galaxy A8 in a nutshell.
|Device name||Samsung Galaxy A8|
|Software Version||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Software Build date||Tue, 01 Aug 2017 12:35:34 +0000|
|Security Patch Level||1st August 2017|
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- See: Galaxy A5 Android 7.0 Nougat.
- See: Galaxy A7 July 2017 security patch.
- Read: Root Galaxy A5, A7, A8 on Nougat.
What’s new with the August 2017 Security Update for Galaxy A8
- The latest Security patch level of 1st August 2017.
- Fixes for the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures(CVEs).
- It fixes the minor bugs.
How to install Nougat based August 2017 Security update for Galaxy A8?
There are basically two ways to install the August 2017 security patch updates on Samsung Galaxy A8. The first one is to download OTA(Over the air) update and install it via stock recovery.
The second way is to directly download the firmware from Samsung servers and restore the device to complete stock via latest Odin Tool.
OTA Update tutorial: Galaxy A8 Edge
Step-1 Unlock your device.
Step-2 Go to device Settings > Software Updates option.
Step-3 First check for updates if they are available. Click the Download manually option.
Step-5 Then simply follow on screen instructions.
The OTA is rolling out in waves. So have some patience and wait till the OTA Update is available for your device.And if you’re eager to get the update, You can use the alternative Odin firmware flash method for that.
Update Galaxy A8 via Odin firmware
Step 1: Download the latest Odin tool to PC.
Step 2: Download and extract SamFirm tool.
So, there you go. choose any method you like, grab the latest August 2017 Security update for Galaxy A8 and install it.