Firmware SM-G8870 — Samsung Galaxy A8 Star

Please find direct download link of firmware version G8870ZCU1BSE3 for the device Samsung Galaxy A8 Star, model SM-G8870 below.

Samsung Galaxy A8 Star, SM-G8870
 

Changes:

Upgraded One UI for Android Pie

One UI brings you Android Pie, with exciting new features and a whole new look and feel based on feedback from users in Samsung and Google.
We recommend that you back up your important data to keep it safe before the upgrade.
Some apps, including Calculator, Samsung Internet, Samsung Health, Samsung Notes, Samsung Members, Samsung Pay,need to be updated individually after you update your OS.
To use the "Remote Unlock" function in "Find My Mobile" from the Android Pie OS, the screen lock password (or PIN, pattern) backup process is needed. So please be sure to remember the screen lock password (or PIN, pattern) before starting the update process. If you forget the password (or PIN, pattern), do reset it before starting the update process.

Here’s what’s new.

One UI
- Content, settings, and other information have been reorganized to keep you focused on the task at hand.
- Interactive elements have been moved to the bottom of the screen so they're always within reach.
- New designs and features such as Night mode help keep your eyes comfortable.

Notifications
- You can reply to messages directly in the notification panel.
- Image thumbnails are included in message notifications.
- In an app's notification settings, tap the switch once to turn on or off all the notifications in a category.

Samsung Keyboard
- New Unicode 11.0 emojis are available.
- New adaptive theme changes your keyboard look based on the colors of the surrounding app.
- Floating keyboard is available in all apps and has new size and transparency settings.
- You can set a custom touch and hold delay.

Settings
- Menus have been reorganized to make settings easier to find.

Bixby
- Bixby is all new, with a range of improvements and new features.
- Swipe left from the main Bixby screen to explore the latest features and supported apps.
- You can control the Bixby key in settings to decide what happens when you press or double press.

Phone
- Your call history can include up to 2000 entries (increased from 500 entries).

Contacts
- The new drawer menu makes it easier to manage contacts from various accounts.

Camera
- The new Scene optimizer automatically enhances the camera's color settings to fit the scene.

Gallery
- Photo Editor Pro's editing tools have been added to Gallery, so you can make all your edits and touchups without leaving the app.

My Files
- The new storage analysis tool has been added to help you monitor your storage usage and save space.
- You can now show or hide items on the My Files Home screen.

Samsung Health
- Your daily step count will be shown in the notification panel. To hide it, press and hold the notification, then turn off Current steps.

Other improvements and changes
- Turn on the screen automatically whenever you pick up your phone using the Lift to wake feature.
- Access Kids Home on the quick panel.
- Open Calendar was removed
- HEIF images are now supported.
		
                                

Flashing requirements:
- Odin Tool
- Samsung device drivers (Download)

Flashing guide:
1. Download and extract a zip file containing your desired firmware.
2. Open Odin Tool.
3. Boot your device in the "Download Mode":
     Press Volume Down, Power and Home buttons at same time for 5-8 seconds until download mode is active.

4. Connect your device to PC via the USB cable while in download mode.
5. Next, check the "Auto Reboot" and "F. Reset Time" options in Odin Tool.
6. Hit the AP/PDA button then browse and select a tar.md5 file from the extracted folder.
7. Finally press the start button to begin flashing the firmware update on your device.