Update Galaxy A3 2017 to Android Oreo Manually Via Odin

Samsung Galaxy A3 has received the Android 8.0 Oreo update. Those who own this device, they can now update their phone through OTA or manually using Odin. If you haven’t received the Galaxy A3 2017 Android Oreo update via OTA in your region, you may find this guide helpful. Here are the steps to update Galaxy A3 2017 to Android Oreo.Update Galaxy A3 2017 to Android Oreo

For those who want to have a recap, Galaxy A3 2017 was launched in January 2017. This mid-range comes with a 4.7inch display having 720p resolution. Samsung’s own Exynos 7870 Octa Core CPU is powering up this phone. The camera at the back is a house to a 13MP shooter and on the front, it’s an 8MP shooter. Internal storage is 16GB accompanied by a 2GB RAM. The battery is 2350 mAh. Galaxy A3 2017 ran on Android Marshmallow out of the box. The phone was lucky enough to get the Android Nougat update and now it’s getting the Android 8.0 Oreo update.

The new Android Oreo update brings massive changes to the phone. There are new toggles in the notification panel. The settings application has got new icons. The icons on the home screen have got a revamp as well. Some of the applications have got a new interface. Samsung has added folder color options as well. The recent files panel has made it to the device as well. Battery and performance of the phone have significantly improved.

So, if you have this phone lying around or in your pocket, it’s time to pull it out and update it to Android Oreo. Follow these simple and basic steps to get your Galaxy A3 2017 running on Android 8.0 Oreo firmware.

What do you need to update your Galaxy A3 2017 to Android 8.0 Oreo?

  • You need a computer running Windows on it.
  • You need an original data cable to connect your Galaxy A3 2017 to the computer.
  • Your computer must have the Odin3 3.13.1. Using an older version of the Odin will not let you install Android Oreo. You can find Odin download link below.
  • Samsung USB Drivers must be installed on your computer. You can find the drivers below as well.
  • You need to have the appropriate firmware file downloaded. A software like 7zip is needed to unpack the firmware file.

Before updating your Galaxy A3 2017 to Android Oreo, keep in mind…

  • Charge your phone’s battery up to 50% to ensure that it lasts through the firmware installation process.
  • Backup all your important data as we are going to perform a clean installation. If you don’t know how to take a backup, follow this simple guide here.
  • Your Galaxy A3 2017 must be running on the most recent Android Nougat or Android Marshmallow firmware.
  • Disable Windows Firewall and any Antivirus if you have one.
  • Factory reset your phone before installing the new firmware. Clean installation is always good for smooth performance.
  • Follow the installation instructions carefully. The firmware is completely neat and clean to install. It will not trip Knox counter or anything on your phone. It will just upgrade your phone to new Android Oreo.

To update your Galaxy A3 to Android Oreo, you need to download the following tools

  1. Samsung Odin 3.13.1Download
  2. Samsung USB DriversDownload
  3. Firmware for the Galaxy A3 2017Download for A320F | Download for A320FL | Download for A320Y

How to Update Galaxy A3 2017 to Android Oreo Manually Via Odin

  1. Extract the downloaded firmware file to get the AP, BL, CP and HOME_CSC files.
  2. Now open Odin3 on your computer and click on AP tab, select the AP file. Similarly, click on BL tab, select the BL file. Click on CP tab, select the CP file. Click on the CSC tab and select the HOME_CSC file.
  3. Click on the “Options” button in Odin and make sure that only options ticked are Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time. All other options should be unticked.
  4. Now power down your phone. Turn on your phone by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home + Power button.
  5. Your phone is now in the download mode. Connect your phone to your computer now.
  6. The ID:COM box in Odin will turn Blue. This means the connection is successful.
  7. Now click on the Start button in Odin and sit back. The firmware will be flashed and your phone will restart upon completion.

  8. First boot will take up to 20 minutes. Wait patiently. Once your phone boots up, enjoy the Android Oreo firmware. That’s all.


So, that’s all. We have successfully updated the Galaxy A3 2017 to Android 8.0 Oreo. You can now enjoy the latest and greatest version of Android on your phone. If you face any issues with newly installed software, you can clear the cache of your phone by going into the recovery mode of the phone. A factory reset before or after installing the firmware is always good to get the best performance and battery life. If you are facing any kind of trouble, you can freely reach out to me through the comments section below.

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