Manually update Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F to Android 4.4.4 KitKat (G388FXXU1AOH3 firmware)



Samsung started rolling out Android 4.4.4 KitKat firmware update for Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F. Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 is a very tough device along decent specs, these devices are getting software updates from Samsung mainly due to the Stagefright reason. The latest G388FXXU1AOH3 firmware is packed with multiple improvements and it’s a security update.

The G388FXXU1AOH3 firmware is rolling out via OTA (Over-The-Air) and it will hit your device anytime soon but if you are getting to install the latest updates on your device then follow our below guide. Previously we have posted guides on other Galaxy devices and here we are going to use the same procedure to update Xcover 3 on Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

Below you can find information about your device model number and the firmware information, just keep scrolling down.

G388FXXU1AOH3 firmware details:

Model Name: Galaxy Xcover 3
Model: SM-G388F
Version:Android 4.4.4 KitKat

Below we have mentioned two firmware update methods you can follow to update your Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F to Android 4.4.4 KitKat.

How to update Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F via OTA method

This is the first and preferably the most easiest method to update your Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F to Android 4.4.4 KitKat. You can use your device to download the firmware file if available, to check whether your device is eligible for OTA Firmware update, unlock your device & navigate to

Settings >> About device >> Software update >> Check for updates

This will require a working internet connection to connect to the Samsung servers. You will receive a notification about the latest firmware availability click install to flash the firmware or tap install later to flash later.

How to manually update Android 4.4.4 KitKat on Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F using ODIN

To update your Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 via Odin tools you need to download necessary files which you are going to use in the update process.


Please ensure your phone battery should be charged at minimum 60%

Enable USB Debugging, go to Settings >> Developer Options >> USB debugging

Download and Extract Odin 3.10

Download Samsung USB drivers

Download and Extract Android 4.4.4 KitKat G388FXXU1AOH3 firmware file from the below provided link.

Process to update Galaxy Xcover 3 to Android 4.4.4 KitKat

If you are new to this tool then you have to pay attention on the step by step sequence to avoid any mishap during the update process.

Click Odin3.10.exe to run the Odin tool.

Now boot your device into Download Mode by turning off your device properly and turn it on again by pressing and holding Home Button+Volume Down +Power Key simultaneously until you see a warning now press Volume up to enter Download Mode.

Connect your device to PC via USB cable.

If everything goes well Odin will detect your device and the ID:COM box should turn blue which indicates that your device has been successfully added.


Please make sure “Auto Reboot & F.Reset Time” options are checked in the options tab in Odin screen.

Now click the AP tab and select the firmware file that you have downloaded above.

Hit the start button at the bottom and wait for the installation process to complete.


Once the firmware update process is completed you will see a “PASS” message in the ID:COM box (as shown).

Your device will automatically reboot.

That’s it! You have successfully update your Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F to Android 4.4.4 KitKat G388FXXU1AOH3 firmware. If you have any query feel free to contact us by posting your queries in the below provided comment section. Follow us on Facebook/Twitter/Google+ for future update.

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