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Download and Install Galaxy A3 2017 Android 8.0 Oreo Firmware

Samsung has released XXU3CRD4 Android 8.0 Oreo firmware for the Galaxy A3 (2017) A320F and you can install it now with the guide ahead. This firmware brings the Galaxy A3 A320F from Android Nougat to Oreo which is a major step up. Also, it reinstates confidence in Galaxy A3 (2017) users that the brand is still looking to provide software support for the phone. In terms of changes that have arrived, the whole OS should now perform faster, look better and be more reliable. As all Samsung firmwares roll out in stages to regions, the manual guide ahead will take you through all the steps required to update Galaxy A3 (2017) A320F to XXU3CRD4 Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware– and also root Galaxy A3 (2017) A320F phone on this firmware. We will be first downloading the whole firmware package and then we would utilize Odin to install it.

This is a major OS upgrade firmware which means, it is highly likely it will factory reset your phone or even if it doesn’t you can use this oppurtunity to reset your phone to stock and set it up brand new for more performance gains. In order for backing up your data before the reset or installation, do take a look at Samsung Smart Switch. Smart Switch replaces older Kies software and provides an elegant backup solution directly from Samsung. For a full detailed article on all data storage techniques you should also read on how to backup of your stuff and all your apps, you can continue ahead to install XXU3CRD4 Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy A3 (2017) A320F using ODIN.

Install XXU3CRD4 Android 8.0 firmware on Galaxy A3 (2017) A320F

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial 😉

XXU3CRD4 Android 8.0 Firmware Details:

Model SM-A320F
Model name Galaxy A3
Country Russia
Version Android 8.0.0
Changelist 13368006
Build date Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:29:09 +0000
Security Patch Level 2018-04-01
Product code SER

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Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) USB drivers!

How to Install XXU3CRD4 Android 8.0 Firmware on Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) A320F

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to update Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) to Android 8.0 XXU3CRD4. If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different for you.

Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing on your device. There are some files to be downloaded, so we recommend downloading them from before to save time while you flash this firmware update.

ODIN3 v3.09

To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) A320F. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • A320FXXU3CRD4 is an official firmware by Samsung for the Galaxy A3 (2017) A320F.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Rooting Warning: This is an official Android 8.0 build XXU3CRD4 update for Galaxy A3 (2017) A320F, which means you will lose root as soon as you install this update. You will again have to root Galaxy A3 (2017) to gain full system access and be able to install root apps again. See here: How to Root Galaxy A3 (2017) A320F on XXU3CRD4 Android 8.0 Oreo Official Firmware.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download Android 8.0 A320FXXU3CRD4 for Galaxy A3 (2017) to your computer and extract the zip file.

Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install Android 8.0 on Samsung Galaxy A3 (2017) A320F.

Step 3 – Switch OFF your phone. Now press and hold the Volume Down + Home buttons together, and then press the Power button till you see a warning screen (as shown below). Press Volume Up to confirm and proceed to the Download Mode.

ODIN Mode - Samsung Galaxy A3 A320F (2017)

Step 4 – Make sure you have your Galaxy A3 (2017) USB drivers installed on your computer.

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