Update G388FXXU1AOD4 Android 4.4.4 KitKat Firmware on Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F [Complete Guide]

G388FXXU1AOD4 Android 4.4.4 KitKat official firmware for Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F is out and the users can now manually download the firmware zip file from here at NasirTech. Samsung time to time releasing software update for all their Android Smartphone and tablet devices and it is always recommended to update the latest available firmware for your device as with every new firmware version Samsung introduces fixes for bugs (if any), improvement in overall OS performance and sometime introduces new features. Continue reading this page to find G388FXXU1AOD4 download link along with flashing instructions and rooting guide (if available).

Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F

G388FXXU1AOD4 Firmware Details:

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

G388FXXU1AOD4 Download Link (s):

Note that: you can flash/install any firmware from the below list if the firmware for your country is not available, except those firmware comes with their carrier name.

Hungary: G388FXXU1AOD4_G388FOXX1AOD2_XEH

Bulgaria: G388FXXU1AOD4_G388FOXX1AOD2_BGL

Slovakia: G388FXXU1AOD4_G388FTMS1AOD3_TMS

Germany (T-Mobile): G388FXXU1AOD4_G388FDDX1AOD4_DTM


Switzerland: G388FXXU1AOD4_G388FAUT1AOD1_AUT

Poland (T-Mobile): G388FXXU1AOD4_G388FDPX1AOD3_TPL

Open Austria: G388FXXU1AOD4_G388FATO1AOD1_ATO

United Kingdom (O2): G388FXXU1AOD4_G388FO2U1AOD2_O2U

United Kingdom: G388FXXU1AOD4_G388FBTU1AOC1_BTU

Luxembourg: G388FXXU1AOD4_G388FLUX1AOD2_LUX

Netherlands: G388FXXU1AOD4_G388FPHN1AOE1_PHN

Germany: G388FXXU1AOD4_G388FDBT1AOD1_DBT


(Firmware for rest of the countries and carrier will be added here when available)

[Please don't ask for any torrent download link for the above firmware. However, if the above link doesn't work, you can mention in comment below, we'll try to provide you with other download mirror (if available)]

G388FXXU1AOD4 Installation Methods:

There are several ways by which you can update the XXU1AOD4 firmware on your Galaxy Xcover 3 G388F such as- through Samsung Kies utility (from your PC), Via OTA (Over the Air, directly from your device using WiFi) and Odin method (manually download firmware and flash through Odin). Below you'll find all the three methods. 

How to Update Official Firmware on Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F via OTA (Over the Air):

  1. Turn on WiFi or Mobile Data on your device (should have stable Internet connection)
  2. Go to Settings-About, and tap on the Update Option from there (If its show “The latest update have already been installed” message, then your device haven’t receive any OTA yet, check back later or try installing through Kies.)
  3. Tap OK to start the download and installation process
  4. Once done, your device will reboot automatically

How to Update Official Firmware on Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F through Samsung Kies Utility:

  1. Turn on WiFi or Mobile Data on your device (should have stable Internet connection)
  2. Download and Install Samsung Kies Utility on your PC
  3. Connect your device to PC through USB
  4. Open/Run Samsung Kies, it should automatically detect your device
  5. At the Samsung Kies home screen, you’ll see New Firmware Upgrade is available notification (If it show- “This is the last firmware”, then your device haven’t received the latest firmware on Kies, check back later or try flashing manually through Odin)
  6. Click on the Firmware Upgrade button to start the update process
  7. Follow onscreen instructions
  8. Once done, your device will be reboot automatically
  9. After reboot, you can disconnect your device from PC

How to Update G388FXXU1AOD4 Firmware on Galaxy Xcover 3 G388F through Odin:

Kies and OTA are the official way to update firmware but most of us prefer manual way to update official firmware. So, below you’ll find step by step manual guide to update the XXU1AOD4 4.4.4 KitKat firmware on your Galaxy Xcover 3 G388F through Odin software on your PC or Laptop.


"The firmware is released only for the Samsung Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F model, so don’t try this in any other android device. Check your device model number from Settings-About Phone. Also the tutorial is based on Windows PC. NasirTech is not responsible if anything wrong happens to your device after following this guide, try this at your own risk".

Points to be noted:

1) Check battery percentage, your device should have at least 60% battery power

2) Turn on USB Debugging mode, go to Settings-General-Developer Options (As the Developer options are hidden by default on all Android device running on Android 4.2 or up, So go to Settings-General-About on your Galaxy Xcover 3 and tap Build Number for 7 times to visible the Developer options.) See the image below.

Enable Developers Options

3) Backup important data and settings to external storage- follow this guide

4) Install USB driver for your device on your PC/Laptop- Download Samsung USB Driver  

5) If your Galaxy Xcover 3 G388F have any Custom ROM installed such as- CyanogenMod ROM, ParanoidAndroid ROM, AOKP ROM, SLIM ROM, PACman ROM, Avatar ROM, Omni ROM, LiquidSmooth ROM, Beanstalk ROM, Carbon ROM etc, then it’ll be replaced by stock firmware.

6) Custom Recovery (CWM or TWRP Recovery) will be replaced by Stock Recovery

7) After flashing official firmware, your device will no longer belongs to rooted device. However you can root your device any time after flashing the firmware.

Steps to update G388FXXU1AOD4 4.4.4 KitKat firmware on Galaxy Xcover 3 G388F through Odin: 

1) Download XXU1AOD4 4.4.4 KitKat firmware for Galaxy Xcover 3 G388F from the above download section

2) Download Odin 3.09

3) Switch off and boot Galaxy Xcover 3 G388F into Download Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Down+Home+Power buttons (long press until the boot screen appear), now press Volume Up key to proceed to Download Mode.  

4) Extract the downloaded Odin3.09 zip file and run the Odin3 v3.09.exe file as an administrator (Right click on the .exe file and click on Run as administrator)

5) Now connect your Galaxy Xcover 3 G388F to your computer via USB cable

6) In Odin3 screen, you should see a COM Port number like “0:[COM7]” at ID:COM section and “Added!” text at the message box. This means your device has been detected by Odin3.

7) Make sure that, only the “Auto Reboot” and “F. Reset Time” options are checked in Odin.

8) Now, extract the downloaded firmware zip file, you’ll find a firmware file with extension .tar.md5

9) In Odin screen, click on AP (PDA in older Odin) button and select the firmware file with .tar.md5 extension (The firmware file look something like: G388FXXDLJ5_G388FODDDLI7_INU.tar.md5)

10) Now, click on the Start button to begin the installation process, wait few moments.


11) Once completed, you would see “PASS!” message in ID:COM port having green background

12) Your device should automatically reboot after completion

13) You can now disconnect your device from computer

14) Finish

Hope you successfully completed the update process. If you followed everything as mentioned in the above tutorial, then your device should now running on Android 4.4.4 KitKat build version number XXU1AOD4. You can verify the firmware update details from Settings-About Phone.


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Stuck at boot animation screen? Fix Bootloop on Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F

If anything goes wrong, your device may stuck at booting animation. If your Galaxy Xcover 3 SM-G388F stuck at boot animation screen for more than 10 minutes, then follow these instructions:
  • Go to Recovery Mode by pressing and holding the Volume Up+Home+Power buttons together.
  • Now, perform Wipe Data/Factory Reset and Wipe Cache Partition task before selecting the reboot system now option. In Recovery Mode use the Volume keys to navigate between options and Power key to select any option.

Root G388FXXU1AOD4 4.4.4 KitKat Firmware: 

Tutorial to root G388FXXU1AOD4 4.4.4 KitKat firmware running on Samsung SM-G388F is not available at this moment. We'll update the link when available.

How to Root G388FXXU1AOD4 Android 4.4.4 KitKat Firmware

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