Samsung is rolling out a new software update for its flagship Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F). It brings the latest December 2018 security patch with the new build number A530FXXU3BRL5. It is based on Android 8.0 Oreo. The OTA update is dropping in batches for the Mexico region and will roll into all the devices gradually. If the OTA delays to show up on your device, you can look for it manually. Go to your device Settings > System Update > Tap on Check for Latest Updates. If the update is available it will show up with the new build number. Then download and install it. Use a Wi-Fi to save carrier data charges.
Alternatively, You can download and install the firmware manually. We have provided the A530FXXU3BRL5 firmware for Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F). You can find the download link for the firmware and installation manual below.
Galaxy A8 2018 December Security Patch: A530FXXU3BRL5
You have to use the Odin flash tool to perform the installation of the firmware on the Galaxy A8 2018 (Mexico variant). So, for that purpose, we have listed up the latest ODIN software in the download section below. Along with it, we have tagged the firmware download link.
Before installing you have to follow some guidelines and get some tools with you. We have put up the same in the Pre-requisite section.
- This ROM is supported for Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F) - Mexico Variant
- Make sure to have more than 50% battery on your device.
- A PC or Laptop to perform the installation.
- Install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
- Download and Install Samsung Kies software.
- Take a Full Backup on your phone before installing any new firmware.
- You need to Enter Samsung Download Mode.
Disclaimer: We are at GetDroidTips will not be responsible for any bricking/damage to your phone while/after installing this ROM.
Firmware Flashing Guide
Here is the tutorial link that will help you to install the latest A530FXXU3BRL5 firmware on Galaxy A8 2018 (SM-A530F) using the Odin Tool.
Security updates are always important so, make sure you're not missing out on this update. Grab the firmware and flash it using this guide. If you have any queries do let us know.