Samsung is maintaining pretty good pace regarding updating it’s devices from the mid range segment to the latest One UI update, the update is not along but also teams up with Android Pie OS. For a past couple of weeks there are continuous Pie OS upgrade heading towards the supported device, now another device from the same mid range family got the update. Samsung has started rolling out latest Android 9 Pie update with One UI for Galaxy A8 star SM-G885F in Asia. Just a day ago the A9 star got updated to Pie OS in China, now the Galaxy A8 star is joining the party.
The stock Pie update for Galaxy A8 star is available to download as build G885FOLM2BSF8 and software version G885FDXU2BSF8. The update went live earlier today for the eligible device in the world, don’t expect to receive the update right away. However there are certain manual processes mentioned below for your assistance to download and install the G885FDXU2BSF8 Pie update for Galaxy A8 Star manually via Odin or Kies.
It is needless to mention that the update comes with goodies of Android Pie including Swipe Gesture navigation, Rotation suggestion, Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness. Other goodies include Smart replies, Text selection, App actions, Redesigned Quick Setting tiles and Notification Panel, Redesigned Volume Options, Dark mode and lot more.
We have posted below different methods to download and install the Android Pie One UI G885FDXU2BSF8 update for Galaxy A8 Star SM-G885F.
Device Name: Samsung Galaxy A8 Star
Android OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Build no: G885FDXU2BSF8 / G885FOLM2BSF8
Security Patch Level: May 01, 2019
Samsung One UI details:
Samsung’s One UI, the Korean Tech giant introduced this re-branded UI with main focus on the convenience of one-handed usage. According to the change log, the Android One UI comes with reorganized content, settings and other information to keep you focused on the task in hand. Interactive element have been moved to bottom so that they become easily accessible when using the device with single hand.
Download G885FOLM2BSF8 / G885FDXU2BSF8 Official Android Pie OTA for galaxy A8 Star
If the OTA automatically doesn’t knock at your device. Head to Settings > About device > System updates. Make sure your device is not rooted for the OTA method to work. If you are rooted or it say you device firmware is up to date, don’t panic just head to the Kies or Odin method described below.
If none of the above two method works for you then we have this working method to update your device firmware via Odin.
How to install G885FDXU2BSF8 / G885FOLM2BSF8 Android Pie firmware via Odin
Download the Odin flashable firmware tar file from the link below.
Once done with the download works just see instructions over here to flash the firmware manually via Odin.
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