Tips and tricks to fix SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) problems. This is Android Marshmallow operating system from Samsung which have bigger screen then usual smartphone, SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) use 5.7 inches LCD screen which also known as phablet. The screen of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) use Super AMOLED with Full HD resolutions. Find more important review and how to solve SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) trouble at community.


What is Advantage of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) Specifications?

Network GSM 3G HSDPA + 4G LTE Single or Dual simcard for GALAXY A8 DUOS
LCD 5.7 inches
Processor Octa-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T760MP8
Memory Internal 32 GB or 64 GB ROM
External memory MicroSD maximum 254 GB
Main Camera 16 MP, f/1.9, autofocus, LED flash
Front Camera 8 MP, f/1.9 for video conference or selfie photo
Operating System Android Marshmallow version 6.0.1
Battery Li-Ion 3300 mAh



How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

This phone will give good impression for anyone who need 5.7 inches LCD screen Android smartphone. SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) comes with 5.7″ screen width and use Super AMOLED Full HD resolutions. We can play almost all movie streaming or offline videos files without lag. The internal memory of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) have 32 GB, we can install many applications from Google Play Store like Whatsapp, Facebook, Instagram, WeChat, Line Messenger, Skype, Viber, Snapchat, Blackberry Messenger (BBM) and many more. But we have to know that some applications may contain viruses or malware, if we install that kind of applications then our SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) can get some trouble like hang or stuck or bricks or frozen or LCD touch screen not responsive / responding. This bad applications also can comes from not safe offline APK files. First we have to try doing soft reset for clean temporary files and caches. After SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) can boot again, then please try to install one good antivirus like AVAST or NORTON form Google Play Store. If the problems still happen, then we have to do hard reset or master format. Please note, doing hard reset will remove or erase all important data, therefore we have to backup all data first before doing master format.


How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) ?

What should we do when SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) hang or LCD screen not responding with our finger touch? To repair SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) problems, first we can try to do soft reset or reboot to clean temporary files and restart all running applications. Please press and hold POWER button until SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) shutdown or turn off by itself. This process will not remove any important data, therefore we can do this process anytime we want. If our SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) still can boot normally, but we want to clear temporary files and caches then we can press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, then choose Shutdown / Power off / Reboot menu.


How to backup data or Contact at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016)?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) has already signed in with Google account, by default our contact will be synchronize in the background to Google server. Please make sure we check all contact at Google contact server using Internet browse to make sure backup is done.



#Option 1, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) / DUAL with software menu:

  1. Turn on SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016)
  2. Make sure SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) battery already charge properly
  3. Go to menu: Setting > Backup & Reset > Factory data reset > Reset device
  4. Choose Erase Everything
  5. SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) will do the process to Master Reset to Factory Default


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#Option 2, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) / DUAL with Hardware key button:

  1. Make sure the battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) charge properly
  2. Turn off SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016)
  3. Press and hold together : Power Button + Volume Up + Home Button 
  4. If the button at number 3 not work, we can try with press and hold together Power Button + Volume Up Button
  5. If we see the menu at LCD screen, choose Wipe Data/Factory Reset with Volume Button to select and use Power Button to ok or enter.
  6. The SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) will doing the process of restoring to factory default.


How to Restore and Reinstall Clean Android Operating system / firmware at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) (Reformat) ?

Android Marshmallow version 6.0.1 is already installed at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016). We only have to login with Google account to make this phone can download many interesting applications from Google Play Store. We can skip to login with Samsung account, but we also recommended to sign-up Samsung account.  After having many applications, some of them may crash and make our SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) operating system damage or corrupt. We have to reinstall factory default operating system. First we have to know, that clean factory default Android operating system already saved safely inside SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) ROM. Therefore we do not need to copy or connect with other device. Just follow simple steps to hard reset above, then clean factory default Android operating system will be reinstall automatically at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016). Hard reset will also remove all Google account or other account at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016).


How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?


Beside have good LCD screen view using Super AMOLED with 1080p resolutions, this phone also have good main camera with 16 megapixel resolutions and 8 megapixel front camera resolutions. Both camera can have 1080p video recording at 30fps. After use for several months, then we will have several important photos and files which are have to keep safe when SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) away from us or stolen or lost. We have to give security protections. Fingerprint is easy to use at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) together with screen lock screen or password pin protections. But sometime we can not open SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) fingerprint or screen lock pattern or password pin protections because forgot the answer, what should we do? Do not worry, because we can bypass or unlock forgot security screen lock pattern or password pin protections using Google account. Please turn ON this phone, when it ask for security answer, try to give several time wrong answer continuously until our SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) locked or freezing 30 seconds, at this time we can find Forgot Password / Pattern button. Press this button to type our Gmail username and password that we have already signed-in before. If we can not access our Gmail account, then we have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key.



This is the way to help for unlock or bypass forgotten security protection at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016). Although we are sure about our security protection, but sometime we can forget about it. When we give the security protection at our SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016), it also give step to put our own PIN / PASSWORD as BACKUP PASSWORD / PIN. This backup PIN use to bypass or unlock forgotten security code later. Use above steps to unlock forgot password or screen lock pattern security protection using Google account or Gmail username and password.


How to Improve Performance SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) to make run more faster?

SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) use Samsung own processor using Exynos 7420 Octa with Octa-core 2.1 GHz Cortex-A57 & 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 cpu. This phone can run all applications without problems. For games users, SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) give good performance with dedicated GPU (graphic processor unit) Mali-T760MP8. But why some users get slowly trouble at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016)? Usually because applications trouble. As we know SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) have 3 GB RAM for multitasking applications. We have to know that some applications which installed from Google Play Store will keep run in the background to wait data update, like social media or chatting or games. If many of them run together, then our SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) RAM will become insufficient and make this phone run slowly. We have to uninstall some not use applications to give more RAM and processor resources. If we want to make our SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) run faster again like new, then please consider to do hard reset or master format.


Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) ?

There is no secret hidden code for SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) to make it back to factory default. Do the options above to hard reset it.


How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) ?

There are two phone memory type at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016), one is internal memory and the other one is external memory. If we want to format internal memory phone then we have to do hard reset or reformat the operating system of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) as well. Please use menu setting to do hard reset or reformat using #option 1 above, but make sure to give checkbox mark at Erase Internal SD card / Internal storage. Then it will reformat the factory default operating system and remove or erase any data inside internal memory.

To reformat or wipe or erase all data at external memory, we can use menu Setting > Storage > Erase Internal Storage / SD Card. Please always make sure all data has already backup before reformat or wipe everything, because it is hard to recover formatted / wiped data at internal or external storage.


How to Upgrade SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) to Android Nougat Update?

When the time we make this information, there are no Android Nougat version 7 for SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016). However, this phone already use good performance Android Marshmallow.


How to Make Battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

The battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) use 3300 mAh capacity which is not removable. This size is not too big for 5.7 inches LCD screen smartphone. But maybe Samsung use this capacity to make phone weight become lighter. If we want to see movie streaming or playing games for several hours, then we suggest to do some adjustment like make LCD screen brightness as low as possible. Please also disable or turn off all not use connections like GPS or Wifi or Bluetooth or NFC. Because it will drain SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2016) battery faster when active. We can easily turn or or turn off from menu setting when we want to use them or not. For some applications who need to use GPS, then we can activate battery saving mode from menu Setting > Location > Battery saving (turn off High accuracy).