Galaxy Xcover 3 update: June 2018 patch available for Value Edition

Galaxy Xcover 3 and 4 Oreo Update

There is nothing new on Samsung Oreo update front, such is the dire state of 8.0 news on the Korean mobile giant.

Samsung has kept the Galaxy Xcover series alive this year. Unlike Galaxy A8 and Galaxy C9 series, which haven’t receive a fresh launch this year, Samsung released the Galaxy Xcover 4 back in April. Well, will it remain fully loyal — and quick — to release the Android Oreo update too for the Xcover 4, or possibly the Xcover 3? Well, let’s discuss.

BTW, besides Oreo news, this page also brings you firmware download link of the software updates Samsung has released for the Galaxy Xcover 3 (SM-G388F), Galaxy Xcover 3 Value Edition (SM-G389F) and Galaxy Xcover 4 (SM-G390F).

Galaxy Xcover 3 Android Oreo update

  • Not eligible for Android Oreo update

Of the three Galaxy Xcover smartphones Samsung has launched so far, only the Galaxy Xcover 4 is eligible in Samsung’s eyes for the Android 8.0 Oreo update. If you thought it’s not fair to exclude Galaxy Xcover 3 Value edition for Oreo update, we’re with you, mate!

→ Oreo update: Galaxy C5 | Galaxy C7 | Galaxy C9 Pro

Galaxy Xcover 3 Value edition update timeline (SM-G389F)

Samsung released the Galaxy Xcover 3 Value edition smartphone in April 2016, about 16 months before Google released Android Oreo update in August 2017. If we are to believe the 18 months software update policy usually adopted by OEMs when talking about major Android OS updates, the Xcover 3 Value edition is a definite candidate for Oreo.

However, knowing Samsung, we don’t think the Xcover 3 Value edition would be in the company’s plans to release Android 8.0 OTA. To vindicate this, let us tell you that Samsung is yet to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Xcover 3 Value edition. So, chances of this device grabbing an Oreo OTA remains very, very slim.

Expected Oreo release: Not expected.

Android Oreo update for Moto C | Moto E4

Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
21 Aug 2018 G389FXXU1ARG1 Android 6.0.1 June 2018 security patch
31 July 2018 G389FXXU1ARF2 Android 6.0.1 June 2018 security patch
18 July 2018 G389FXXU1ARF1 Android 6.0.1 June 2018 security patch
19 Apr 2018 G389FXXU1ARC5 Android 6.0.1 April 2018 security patch
16 Mar 2018 G389FXXU1ARC2 Android 6.0.1 March 2018 security patch
21 Jul 2017 G389FXXU1AQG2 Android 6.0.1 July 2017 security patch
06 Jul 2017 G389FXXU1AQG1 Android 6.0.1 July 2017 security patch
04 May 2017 G389FXXU1AQE1 Android 6.0.1 May 2017 security patch
23 Mar 2017 G389FXXU1AQC1 Android 6.0.1 March 2017 security patch
06 Dec 2016 G389FXXS1APL1 Android 6.0.1 September 2016 security patch
18 Nov 2016 G389FXXS1APK1 Android 6.0.1 June 2016 security patch
17 Nov 2016 G389FXXU1APK1 Android 6.0.1 November 2016 security patch

Galaxy Xcover 3 update and firmware download (SM-G388F)

Launched ages ago, with Android 4.4.4 KitKat OS, the device is quite old and doesn’t stand a chance to Oreo update. Which is alright.

Expected Oreo release: Not eligible.

‘Android Oreo update for Nokia 5 and Nokia 6

Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
21 Apr 2017 G388FXXU1BQD1 Android 5.1.1 April 2017 security patch
13 Apr 2017 G388FXXS1BQD2 Android 5.1.1 November 2016 security patch
24 Mar 2017 G388FXXU1BQC2 Android 5.1.1 April 2017 security patch
23 Jan 2017 G388FXXU1BQA2 Android 5.1.1 January 2017 security patch
30 Dec 2016 G388FXXS1BPL5 Android 5.1.1 December 2016 security patch
22 Dec 2016 G388FXXS1BPL3 Android 5.1.1 May 2016 security patch
22 Dec 2016 G388FXXS1BPL2 Android 5.1.1 April 2016 security patch
26 Apr 2016 G388FXXU1BPD1 Android 5.1.1 May 2016 security patch
16 Mar 2016 G388FXXU1BPC3 Android 5.1.1 Not Available
16 Mar 2016 G388FXXU1BPC3 Android 5.1.1 April 2016 security patch

How to install Galaxy Xcover 3/4 firmware

Well, check out the model no. of your Galaxy Xcover 3/4 first, and then download the latest firmware available above for your exact model no. Next, install the downloaded firmware using our Odin Samsung firmware installation guide here.

Let us know in comments if you need any help with this.

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