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How to Flash New Firmware Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3 With ODIN v3.11.1

How to Flash New Firmware Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3 With ODIN v3.11.1

Flash Stock Firmware Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3. This Guide will show you how to Flash / Install Firmware Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3 Using ODIN v3.11.1. If you want to upgrade your Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3 firmware, we recommend using Samsung’s own utilities OTA (Over-the-air) or Samsung Kies. Use this guide only if you understand or sure 97% about risks involved in flashing your Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3 device.

This device is released on 2015, March. Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3 is the smartphone with 4,5 Inchi PLS TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, work on Android OS, v4.4.4 (KitKat), planned upgrade to v5.0 (Lollipop), Powered by  Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A53 CPU, Marvell Armada PXA1908, Vivante GC7000 GPU, combined with 1.5 GB of RAM and 5 MP of  Main camera and 2 MP on secondary camera. 

Pre Requisite.

Below is the following things you must do before flashing your Android Samsung Smartphone device.
  1. Make sure your Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3 is fully charged. or minimum has 90% of battery capacity. It will avoid the flashing process failure.
  2. Flashing process will delete or wipe all data stored in internal memory. So, don't forget to backup all data before flashing device.
  3. Make sure you have installed a latest of the Samsung driver, that support with your device, If you don't have, you can download here 
  4. Original USB cable driver for your Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3.
  5. Download Odin V3.11.1, Here.
  6. Firmware Download. (use one of the 3 methods below to download Samsung Firmware)
    • One. Download Official firmware file for the model number of your device, download it from - SamMobile, or you can visit samsung-updates.com/
    • Two. Guide How to Download Official Samsung Firmware From SamMobile. Here 
    • Three. Firmware Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3, you must Log In to download firmware via this link.
      • SM-G388F - France, Open Austria, South Africa, Poland, Nordic Countries, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Slovenia, Belgium, Italy, Hungary, Portugal, Romania, Norway, Greece, Slovakia, Baltic, Netherlands, Germany, Bulgaria,  - Here 

Guide To Flash Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3 

  1. You must download all necessary file.(Samsung USB driver and Odin)
  2. Then, install all driver to your computer or PC.
  3. Extract Odin V3.11.1. file on the destination folder.
  4. Switch Off your Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3 to start flashing process.
  5. Then, run Odin3 v3.11.1 by right click on Odin.exe and select Run as Administrator.
    Flash Stock Firmware On Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3
    Flash Stock Firmware On Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3
  6. When program is running, now you can click AP, and navigate to the *.tar or *.tar.md5 firmware file. 
    Flash Stock Firmware On Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3
    Flash Stock Firmware On Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3
  7. Now your firmware file has been inserted in Odin3 
    Flash Stock Firmware On Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3
    Flash Stock Firmware On Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3
  8. Then, Enter download mode your Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3. See this guide how to do it. 
  9. On this mode, now connect your Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3 to your PC / laptop using a USB cable. 
  10. After your phone connected, you will see a message appear that show your device added and there is info on the ID: COM at top left corner. Keep in mind for this COM vary depending on the PC / Laptop. Just Ignore all, in this picture you will see that your device is detected on (COM 5)
    Enter download mode samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3
    Port Com Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3
  11. Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
  12. When everything already you can click Start Button. at the bottom left corner
  13. Just wait for the process to run about 2-5 minutes, and make sure there is no interference in this process. 
  14. When complete it will display a notification PASS and your smartphone Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3 will automatically restart.
  15. Wait your device to boot up, it will take a while.
  16. When your Samsung GALAXY XCOVER 3 is ready to use, now check your firmware version. See this guide how to check it. 
  17. Finish.

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