Tech giant Samsung has finally updated the Android 7.0 Nougat with XXU3CQI8 firmware to its Samsung Galaxy A3 A310F smartphones. We bring you the exclusive step by step guide on how you can update Samsung Galaxy A3 A310F with the latest XXU3CQI8 Android 7.0 Nougat Official Firmware. The update comes with August security patch. One of the main feature of this update is that it fixes the bug which was making problems with charging of the device. It comes with August security patch. Some of the users have reported that their Samsung Galaxy A3 A310F device was only charging 87%. Samsung have solved that issue with this recent update.

The update was a much needed one and has come with some major changes including some main improvement and upgrades, apart from converting it to Nougat from Marshmallow operating system. It also comes with a latest user interface(UI). We bring you the exclusive step by step guide on how you can update Samsung Galaxy A3 A310F with the latest XXU3CQI8 Android 7.0 Nougat Official Firmware.

We are going to update Samsung Galaxy A3 manually in this tutorial which will update your device straight away and you should be able to use to the latest installed Nougat firmware in no time. 

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Before we begin let us give you a brief intro about the firmware you are going to update on your Samsung Galaxy A3

Samsung Galaxy A3 A310F XXU3CQI8 Android 7.0 Firmware Details:

Title: Samsung SM-A310F Galaxy A3 2016 Android 7.0 System Update
Version: XXU3CQI8
Released: 2017 Oct 7
Author: Samsung
Category: ROM Update
Language: English
Countries Where Available: Austria, Croatia, Czech, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Ukraine
Regions Where Available: Asia, Eastern Europe, Europe, Western Europe
Description: Android 7.0 Nougat Software Update for Samsung Galaxy.


1- Download Samsung USB drivers.

2- Don’t forget to backup your data as you might loose all your data and media files during this update. 

3- You can also enable USB Debugging mode to be on the save side.

4- Make sure your device battery is more than 85 percent.

5- This is an official update from Samsung for its Samsung Galaxy A3 A310F only. No other device can be tried to updated with this tutorial.

Essential Downloads:

 XXU3CQI8 Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware

Odin 3.12.5 

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How to update Samsung Galaxy A3 A3 A310F to XXU3CQI8 Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware:

Step 1- To start things off, download the XXU3CQI8 Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware file (link given above in essential downloads) on to your personal computer.

Step 2- Extract that downloaded file as zip.file. 

Step 3- Download Odin(link given above in essential downloaded)

Step 4- Next you need to turn your Samsung Galaxy A3 off, press volume down key and home button and power button together until your see a warning sign on your A3 screen, press volume up when you see warning sign and it will take your device into the download mode. 

Step 5-  Open the downloaded Odin file on your personal computer. 

Step 6- Connect your A3 device with your personal computer with the help of a USB cable.

Step 7- After you connect your device with your personal computer, the ID:COM box will turn into yellow color, we suggest you to wait as this process might take few minutes. 

Step 8- Now open the extract file of  Android 7.0 A3 A310FXXU3CQI8 you made in second step, clock on the files you need to install on your device. “AP”, “CP”, “CSC”, “PIT”, “BL” are such files you will find in the downloaded extract file. if you can’t see some of any of these files, then ignore this step and carry on to the next. 

Step 9- Head back into Odin, and tap F Reset Time option and Auto Reboot option. Don’t forget to uncheck the Re-Partition option. 

Step 10- To start installation process tap on start button in Odin. 

Step 11- Once the installation completes, your device will restart itself. Unplug your Samsung Galaxy A3 from computer when you see your mobile screen turning on. 

You have updated and installed your Samsung Galaxy A3 A310F with Android 7.0 A310FXXU3CQI8 Official Firmware. 

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