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Install XXU1CRAP Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy S8 G950F Official Firmware

Samsung has finally released official XXU1CRAP Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware for the Galaxy S8. You can install the newest XXU1CRAP Android 8.0 Oreo firmware immediately on your device with the manual guide ahead. The new update arrives right after Samsung’s previous Beta builds. This is also the brand’s first Android 8.0 Oreo firmware release for any of its devices, disregarding the Note 8’s accidental roll-out. Furthermore, this is the first major upgrade that the Galaxy S8 has witnessed. Gladly, you can test it out immediately on your own device by reading the complete install guide right ahead. Keep in mind, this is an official firmware and not a custom ROM. You can easily update Galaxy S8 G950F to XXU1CRAP Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware — and also root Galaxy S8 G950F phone on this firmware. G950FXXU1CRAP is a complete unbranded firmware, which means you should not get any pre-installed apps or extra language packs with this.

As you continue reading below, we will guide you how to install XXU1CRAP Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy S8 G950F using ODIN. We have also given some tips on how to backup your phone data and have given some other important tips. Don’t forget to backup all your apps and personal data as a precaution. Major revamps like these usually have a wipe script with them, meaning, after you finish the update process, your phone will be completely wiped. Now in order to avoid any problems we recommend backing up your data which might include documents, contacts, or even downloads. Let’s continue with the tutorial now.

XXU1CRAP Android 8.0 - Samsung Galaxy S8

Disclaimer: All the custom ROMs and firmwares, official software updates, tools, mods or anything mentioned in the tutorial belong to their respective owners/developers. We ( or the developers are not to be held responsible if you damage or brick your device. We don’t have you on gun point to try out this tutorial šŸ˜‰

XXU1CRAP Android 8.0 Firmware Details:

Model SM-G950F
Model name Galaxy S8
Country Germany
Version Android 8.0.0
Changelist 0
Build date N/A
Security Patch Level N/A
Product code DBT

This firmware tutorial for the Samsung Galaxy S8 is for a specific model number and will not work if your phone is a different variant. XXU1CRAP Android 8.0 firmware is for the following phone:

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F

To make sure you own the correct Samsung Galaxy S8 model / variant, please see: Samsung Galaxy S8 Model Numbers / Country Variants Guide.

You might find these following Galaxy S8 G950F related articles interesting:

If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy S8 G950F, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.

Samsung Galaxy S8 USB Drivers

You will need to connect your Android phone with the computer. For that, please make sure you have installed the USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S8 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:

Download Samsung Galaxy S8 USB drivers!

Backup and Other Important Tips

Done with the USB drivers? Perfect. The tutorial is on the next page, but first, please take a look at the following tips and important points you need to take care of. These are important, as we don’t want anyone losing their personal data or apps.

Always backup your important data that you might need after you install a new custom ROM, an official software update or anything else. Make a backup for just in case, you never know when anything might go wrong. Read: How to Backup Android Apps, Text Messages, WhatsApp, Call History.

Samsung users can also back up data using Samsung Smart Switch to your computer. Smart Switch helps to move data across different Android devices i.e moving Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge backup data to Samsung Galaxy S8.

If you already have a custom recovery (ClockworkMod, TWRP etc.) installed on your phone, we strongly recommend a backup using that as it creates a complete image of your existing phone set up. [Tutorial: How to Backup Android Phone using TWRP]

A few more optional tips that you should remember:

1. Having problems connecting your Android phone to the computer? You need to enable USB debugging mode. See here: How to Enable USB Debugging — for Gingerbread, Ice Cream Sandwich and Nougat.

2. Make sure your Android device is charged up to 80-85% battery level. This might help you: How to Check Battery Percentage. Why? Because, if your phone goes off suddenly while installing a custom ROM, flashing an official firmware update or installing mods etc. — your phone might get bricked or go dead permanently. No one wants that, right?

3. Most of the tutorials and how-to guides on Team Android are for factory unlocked Android phones and tablets. We recommend NOT to try our guides if your phone is locked to a carrier, unless we have specified the carrier name or device model.

All set and ready? Good. You can now head over to the next page and update Galaxy S8 G950F to Android 8.0 XXU1CRAP official firmware update.

How to Install XXU1CRAP Android 8.0 on Galaxy S8 G950F

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to update Samsung Galaxy S8 to Android 8.0 XXU1CRAP. If you are used to installing official updates through ODIN on Samsung Galaxy devices, then this should not be any different for you.

Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing on your device.

ODIN3 v3.09

To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • G950FXXU1CRAP is an official firmware by Samsung for the Galaxy S8 G950F.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Rooting Warning: This is an official Android 8.0 build XXU1CRAP update for Galaxy S8 G950F, which means you will lose root as soon as you install this update. You will again have to root Galaxy S8 to gain full system access and be able to install root apps again. See here: How to Root Galaxy S8 G950F on XXU1CRAP Android 8.0 Oreo Official Firmware.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download Android 8.0 G950FXXU1CRAP for Galaxy S8 to your computer and extract the zip file.

Step 2 –Ā Download Odin which will help you to install Android 8.0 on Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F.

Step 3 – Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby buttonsĀ together, and then press the Power button till you see the construction Android robot and a triangle. Press Power again to confirm to enter into Download Mode. Read: How to Enter Download Mode on Galaxy S8.

Step 4 – Make sure you have your Galaxy S8 USB drivers installed on your computer.