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Latest SM-A260F firmware update Galaxy A2 Core Android 8.1 Oreo

In this tutorial, we are going to talk about how to update your Galaxy A2 core to android oreo 8.1 officially with the stock ROM.

Download the Official and latest firmware update for Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260F).

? What Is Firmware Exactly?

Firmware is the software of your cell phone that operates the system, it responsible for running the Games, Apps and the function of the whole system.

when we need to install the firmware? this question has a wide range of answer, but we can summary the answer in the next points :

-Mainly, Updating to next android generation.

-When the device is out of date.

-when the device is lagging.

-when the device is out of storage.

-when you lost the Network by installing the wrong Firmware on your device. (But this not work by Stock Rom this done by Combination Rom)

 Firmware details for Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260F)

Device Name
Model No.


Samsung Galaxy A2 Core    

Android 8.1 oreo


Before downloading the firmware, please make sure that your mobile model is exactly the same as Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260F).

 Required files, data and download the firmware  for Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260F)

•  USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy A2 Core  (SM-A260F) « Link »

•  Firmware update file for Samsung Galaxy A2 Core model SM-A260F «Google Drive» «One Drive» «AndroidFileHost» «Google Drive2» «Mshare»

•  Odin software latest version to install Samsung Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260F) firmware update « Link »

How to Install Samsung  Galaxy A2 Core firmware update correctly (step-by-step)?


Step-1: After downloading the correct firmware form the likes above, charge your Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260F) at least 30%.
Step-2: Make sure that you have installed Samsung USB drivers (How to install Samsung USB Drivers)
Step-3: Download Odin (Software that will be used to install the firmware update for Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260F))
Step-4: Extract The .ZIP file you have downloaded before, after the extraction you will find a file with format .tar.md5 as the image below.

Step-5: Extract Odin that you have downloaded before and open it.

[Section 1]

Step-1 Enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlock; in your Galaxy A2 Core phone Go to Settings > Developer options. V.I.Step

-To show up developer options, Go to about > build number, click on the “Build Number” about 10 times. 

Step-2: Power off your Galaxy A2 Core (SM-A260F).

Step-3: After a min, boot into downloading mode in your Galaxy A2 Core phone.

*Old Samsung phones: press and hold Power + Home + Volume down for about 5 seconds.

*New Samsung phones: press and hold Power + Bixby + Volume down for about 5 seconds.

Step-4: After the previous step, you will find this screen, just press Volume up to continue.

Step-5: Connect your cell phone into your PC with the included USB cable

Step-6: After downloading USB drivers, Odin, firmware file, as we have mentioned before in section Pre-Installation, and plugging the cell phone into your pc, Odin will recognize your mobile phone and show Added message like the image below.

Step-7: Click on PDA (AP) bottom and select .tar.md5 file you have downloaded and extracted in step-4, in section pre-installation.

Step-8: Just click start.

V.I Note Do not never turn off your pc while installing the Rom, or unplug the USB cable form the device.

Step-9: After finishing flashing, you will get a Green Message in the left corner telling you "pass", congratulation ! you have installed your ROM.


After installing the firmware update successfully, you should make a Format Reset to your device, to ensure removing and wiping the remaining unnecessary date, cash.

Now let's do this.

Step-1: Power off your Galaxy A2 Core cell phone.

Step-2: Boot into Recovery mode by pressing and holding Volume Down + Home bottom + Power bottom together for about 5 sec 

Step-3: Now select Wipe data/Factory reset


Step-3: Then select Wipe cash partition

Step-4: Once you have cleared the Cash, Data Just Reboot system now

[Important notes]

  • PDA has no importance at all, so you can download any firmware for your phone as long as your mobile model is exactly the same as Galaxy A2 Core.
  • The region is not important for you, you can flash your phone with any firmware's region.
  • This is the latest and official firmware update form Samsung.

[Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)]

(Q)/can I flash my mobile with other countries' firmware?
(A)/yes, of course, but you have to make sure that your model is exactly the same

(Q)/how can I get my model number?
(A)/go to settings/about will see your model number.

(Q)/will I lose OTA updates (air updates)?
(A)/no, you will be able yo update your phone via OTA.

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