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How to Update Galaxy A8 2016 To KSU1BQH1 Android 7.0 Nougat

Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 starts to receive the official OTA update which is based on Android 7.0 Nougat. Galaxy A8 2016 comes with Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out of the box and now you can test the sweetness of Android 7.0 Nougat on your device officially. This latest update comes with build ID A810SKSU1BQH1 along with the August 2017 security patch which protects vulnerabilities in Android.

The Android 7.0 Nougat official update is currently available for Korean variant Galaxy A8 SM-A810S and weighs about 1.74GB which comes with all Android Nougat features. This latest official firmware brings tons of new features like split-screen multi tasking, improved UX, improved doze, Doze battery saving mode, redesigned notifications shade, faster app installation times, improved Split screen feature, and much more.

Samsung has rolled out the official update via OTA (Over-the-Air) in a phase-wise manner. If this OTA update has not yet reached in your region and you can’t wait more for OTA update then still you can install Android 7.0 Nougat official update manually by Odin app.

By following this simple step by step guide, you can easily update Galaxy A8 2016 SM-A810S to Android 7.0 Nougat. It is recommended, always keeping updated your Android devices to the latest official firmware version released by Samsung. This latest update comes with many new features, stability improvements and faster performance to your device. Before proceeding, remember to take a complete backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing the Android 7.0 Nougat official update on Galaxy A8 2016 SM-A810S then go ahead and follow the given steps.

Galaxy A8 2016 updated on Android 7.0 Nougat official update

A810SKSU1BQH1 Android 7.0 Firmware Details:

Model SM-A810S
Model name Galaxy A8 ⑥
Country Korea (SK Telecom)
Version Android 7.0
Changelist 12000466
Build date Tue, 01 Aug 2017 12:35:34 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-08-01
Product code  SKC


This guide containing the Official Android 7.0 Nougat firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy A8 2016. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone, the model number of your device must be SM-A810S.


AndroidBlog will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 during or after the installation of Android 7.0 Nougat Proceed at your risk.


  • Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy A8 2016, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
  • Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy A8 2016 USB Drivers on the PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy A8 2016 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
  • If you have a custom ROM installed on the phone, then after installing this stock update, it will be lost.
  • The stock version will replace the custom recovery.
  • If the Galaxy A8 2016 will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
  • Check the battery level of your Galaxy A8 2016, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.

Required Files:

Steps to Update Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 to A810SKSU1BQH1 Official Android 7.0 Nougat:

Step No 1: – First, download Android 7.0 Nougat official update and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy A8 2016 on the desktop of your PC.

Step No 2: – Now, extract the archived contents to get the tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.

Step No 3: – Turn OFF your Galaxy A8 2016 to boot into Download Mode.

Step No 4: – Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home+ Power keys at the same time for a while till the construction Android robot and a triangle appear. Now press the Power button once again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.

Step No 5: – Launch Odin tool on your PC as an Administrator and plug your phone to your PC while your phone is in the Download Mode.

Step No 6: – One of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.

Step No 7: – Select the firmware files tar.md5 that you want to flash on your Galaxy A8 2016. (Already extracted in Step No 1)

Click on ‘AP’ and select file with ‘AP’ in its name.

Click on ‘CP’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.

Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with ‘CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.

Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.

Click on ‘BL’ and select file with ‘BL’ in it’s name. Ignore if there is no such file.

Step No 8: – In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticked, but the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.

9: – Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. It will take a few minutes.

Step No 10: – Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy A8 2016 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.

Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy A8 2016 to Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware update.

Let us know in the comments area below if you have any issues or queries regarding the above-given guide to flash A810SKSU1BQH1 Android 7.0 Nougat on Galaxy A8 2016 SM-A810S.

Bhatti Junaid

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