Tips and tricks to fix SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) problems. This phone comes using Android Nougat as factory default operating system. We can choose to have single (A530F) or dual simcard slot (A530F/DS). Do not worry about external card, because this phone have dedicated external MicroSD slot if we want to extend the 32 GB or 64 GB internal memory to keep important files.  SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) dedicated for selfie lovers, because this phone have dual front camera with 16 megapixel and 8 megapixel, both have aperture number f/1.9 for better light brightness for indoor or night shoot.  Find more information about how to solve problems of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) at community.


What is Advantage of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) A530F Specifications:

GSM 3G HSDPA with 4G LTE, Single or Dual Simcard
LCD 5.6 inches
Internal memory 32 GB or 64 GB with 4 GB RAM
External memory microSD maximum 256 GB
Main Camera 16 MP, f/1.7, phase detection autofocus, LED flash
Front Dual Camera 16 MP + 8 MP with f/1.9 for video conference & selfie photography
Processor Octa-core 2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53
Operating system Android Nougat version 7.1.1
Battery Li-Ion 3000 mAh



How to Fix or Problem Solving for Recovery SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) A530F hang or not responding or malfunctions or stuck or freezing or bricked ?

We can choose to buy 32 GB or 64 GB internal memory, both capacity use 4 GB RAM for multitasking. We have to know that we will not get full that capacity because it is also use for operating system and factory default applications. However, we still have enough free capacity to install many interesting applications from Google Play Store like Facebook, Whatsapp, Telegram, Instagram, WeChat, Snapchat, Line Messenger, Skype, Snapchat, Viber, Blackberry Messenger (BBM).

Please remember that some applications from Google Play Store may content viruses or malware, this kind of bad apps usually appear at new or not famous applications. If we install some of them, then our SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) will get some trouble such as stuck or bricks or hang or bootloop or frozen or LCD touch screen not responsive or LCD screen not responding with our finger touch.

What we have to do? First we have to try do soft reset or reboot or restart to remove temporary files or caches that can make some trouble at this phone. If our SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) can boot again, then please directly download one good antivirus applications from Google Play Store like AVAST or NORTON, please choose only one antivirus we like. The antivirus will try to scan all installed applications and give recommendation setting to our phone. If the problems still happen, then next steps is doing 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. Doing hard reset will remove all Google account from SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018). For safety reasons, please do not install any unknown APK files, because it is very easy to make our phone getting trouble.


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How to Force Shutdown or Force Soft Reset or Reboot or Restart SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) A530F?

We can use almost all installed applications without trouble when everything fine, but sometime the installed applications can become crash or corrupt that can make SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) hang or LCD touch screen not responsive. We need to try restart or reboot to clean temporary files inside SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018). Please press and hold POWER button until SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) shutdown or turn off by itself. You may also try press and hold POWER + VOLUME DOWN button to shut it down.


After it is totally off, then we can press again POWER button to turn it ON. This process will not remove any important data, therefore we can do this process anytime we want. If our SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) still can work properly, but we want to clear temporary files and caches from some applications, then please press and hold POWER button until pop-up menu appear, continue choose Shutdown / Power off / Reboot menu.


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How to backup data or Contact at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) A530F?

We can use microSD external card to copy or move important files using File Manager applications. If our SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) 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 (2018) A530F with software menu:

  1. Turn on this phone
  2. Make sure SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) battery already charge properly
  3. Go to menu: Setting > General tab > Backup & Reset > Factory data reset > Reset device
  4. Choose Erase Everything
  5. SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) will do the process to Master Reset to Factory Default


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#Option 2, How to Hard Reset SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) A530F with Hardware key button:


  1. Make sure the battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) charge properly or battery have more then 50% capacity
  2. Turn off SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018)
  3. Press and hold together : Power Button + Volume Up until Logo appear, then release all button
  4. Please wait until 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.
  5. The SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) will do the process of restoring to factory default.


How to Unlock or Fix or Bypass or Solutions for SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) A530F forgot password code or security lock screen pattern or pin (lost password)?

It is very important to secure our data from unauthorized people. Because SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) have good front camera with dual lens and also have enough internal memory to keep important files and private pictures. We need to activate security protections. The fingerprint is located at back side of body bellow main camera. But we need to activate this sensor from menu Setting together with register our finger hand to make SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) recognize to unlock. Some users do not like to use fingerprint, then we can choose alternative security protections such as screen lock pattern or password pin protections. The problems will be happen when we forgot security answer or fingerprint can not unlock the screen protections, what should we do?

Do not worry because we can unlock or bypass forgotten screen lock pattern or password pin protections at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) use registered Google account. But we have to do hard reset or reformat our phone using hardware button combination key like steps above. We have to always remember our Google account username and password, because new Samsung smartphone with latest Android version already implement FRP (Factory Reset Protection).

FRP is important to secure our phone when it is stolen or lost. Android will ask for previous same Google account username and password after finish performing hard reset. Therefore we have to remember carefully our Google / Gmail username and password. We also recommended to activate or create SAMSUNG ACCOUNT at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018), because it can help us to bypass forgotten security protections.


When SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) turn ON but the screen locked then follow this steps: 

  1. Mare sure the battery is not empty or more then 50%
  2. When Screen ON but locked, please press and hold POWER BUTTON + VOLUME DOWN button about 5 seconds until the screen off
  3. When the screen off, please directly continue press POWER BUTTON + VOLUME UP button about 4 seconds and release all button
  4. Then you will go to recovery button, choose Wipe data / Factory Reset, then all data will be wipe or the operating system will be reformat to factory default
  5. Please note, this process need us to use previous Google account for authentication after hard reset finish. For bypass FRP: Verify your account with previous Google Account.



This is the way to help for unlock or bypass forgotten security protection at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018). Although we are sure about our security protection, but sometime we may forget about the right answer. Please note, when we give security protection at our SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018), 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.


Is That Any Secret Code for Doing Format SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) A530F?

We can try to use secret code for doing hard reset SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) is *2767*3855#. But please remember to always be careful typing that code, because the SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) will do hard reset and remove all data also installed applications.


How to Format or Erase Phone Memory at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) A530F?

There are two phone memory type at SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018), 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 (2018) 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 Make Battery of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) A530F Stronger, Life Longer and Not Fast to Drain ?

The screen size of SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) is 5.6 inches with new aspect ratio 18:9. The default battery is 3000 mAh. This capacity is enough for daily activity to make it work full one day. But some users maybe use SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) very heavy such as have a lot of social media group chat or heavy gamer or watch movie several hours. Then SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) battery will not enough. However, we can not replace SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) battery with bigger capacity easily because the battery type is not removable. We can do some adjustment to make SAMSUNG GALAXY A8 (2018) battery work more longer. First try to reduce screen brightness as low as possible. We also need to disable all not use connections like GPS or Wifi or Bluetooth or NFC. The dropdown notification bar menu is the fastest shortcut when we need to activate one of them. Some apps usually need to know our locations such as main camera or maps, then please activate GPS battery saving mode from menu Setting.


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[A] Hi, have to do hard reset using hardware button combination key like steps at #Option 2 above. After finish hard reset, you have to login with previous username and password of your Google account. But because you forgot the password, then the cloud backup can not restore properly. You have to setup and download previous apps one by one.