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Update Galaxy S8 G950U to Android 8.0 SQU2CRB9 Oreo Firmware

Samsung Galaxy S8 G950U is now receiving Android 8.0 Oreo SQU2CRB9 firmware and you can install it immediately with the guide ahead. Samsung was testing Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy S8 US variant for quite some time and after satisfactory results, the brand has started pushing the final Android 8.0 Oreo SQU2CRB9 firmware to all devices. The changes in this build are substantial when compared with older Android Nougat builds. For starters, the performance has increased, UI has been tweaked and reliability has improved. You can install Android 8.0 Oreo SQU2CRB9 firmware immediately with the procedure detailed ahead.

For users who are trying to install a firmware update manually for the first time, we have broken the whole procedure into smaller and more manageable chunks. Also, before we actually jump into the installation guide, you should backup your data as system modifications tend to factory reset the phone. If you are looking for backup tips, you should read how to backup apps and data. Let’s begin with the actual installation Android 8.0 Oreo SQU2CRB9 firmware on Samsung Galaxy S8 G950U – T-Mobile variant.

SQU2CRB9 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 😉

SQU2CRB9 Android 8.0 Oreo Firmware Details:

Model SM-G950U
Model name Galaxy S8
Country T-Mobile – USA
Version Android 8.0.0
Changelist 13001792
Build date Mon, 26 Feb 2018 08:45:12 +0000
Security Patch Level 2018-02-01
Product code TMB

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. SQU2CRB9 Android 8.0 firmware is for the following phone:

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 G950U – T-Mobile Variant

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

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If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy S8 G950U, 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!

How to Install SQU2CRB9 Android 8.0 Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S8 G950U

We have put together a detailed step-by-step instructions guide on how to update Samsung Galaxy S8 to Android 8.0 SQU2CRB9. This process uses ADB sideload to push the update zip package to the phone.

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

To Remember:

  • This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy S8 G950U. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
  • You need to have Android 8.0 SQU2CRB9 Oreo firmware currently running on your phone.
  • G950USQU2CRB9 is an official firmware by Samsung for the Galaxy S8 G950U.
  • Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.

Rooting Warning: This is an official Android 8.0 build SQU2CRB9 update for Galaxy S8 G950U, 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 G950U on SQU2CRB9 Android 8.0 Oreo Official Firmware.

Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:

Step 1 – Download Android 8.0 G950USQU2CRB9 for Galaxy S8 to your computer and extract the zip file.

Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install Android 8.0 on Samsung Galaxy S8 G950U.

Step 3 – Switch OFF your phone. Now go to Download Mode. How? Press and hold the Volume Down + Bixby buttons 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.