Users can now update their Samsung Galaxy Note 8 smartphones with new August 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo security firmware. Each month, Google patches in new security definitions to central Android source code. Afterwards, each third-party manufacturer then integrates these changes into their own Android OS revisions. Surprisingly, Samsung is the first brand to release new builds carrying August 2018 security patch, even before Google. Recently, we have noticed, Samsung has started to focus on security updates quite closely. We should also see this update pop up for all other Samsung flagships quite soon. For a complete instructional article on how to manually install August 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo update on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8, continue reading ahead.
As with all maintenance builds by Samsung, the changes don’t limit themselves to security changes rather, there should be bug-fixes and performance improvements included as well hence making them a must to install. For users who have root running on their devices, a custom ROM or any other system modification, the only way to update is to follow our detailed guide ahead. Only fully stock Galaxy Note 8 smartphones are eligible for OTA(Over-the-air) updates. As for installation, generally, updates like these don’t initiate a factory reset but just in case, do make a recent backup of all your data on Galaxy Note 8. Lastly, it is important to note, our instructions work with various Galaxy Note 8 models.
Disclaimer: Please use this guide at your own risk. We, at TeamAndroid, would not be held responsible if you brick or generally mess up with your device. Further, the firmwares, system files or apps used are property of their respective owners.
August 2018 Android 8.0 Firmware Details:
Samsung has highlighted August 2018 security patch as the only major change. Further, there should be bug fixes and performance improvements patched in as well. For users who were noticing any unusual glitches with their smartphones, do try this new firmware out to see whether those bugs have been addressed.
This firmware tutorial for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is for a specific model number and will not work if your phone is a different variant. Latest August 2018 Android 8.0 firmware is available for the following phones:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 N950F
To make sure you own the correct Samsung Galaxy Note 8 model / variant, please see: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Model Numbers / Country Variants Guide. To check the model of your phone, go to Settings > About phone > Model number.
You might find these following Galaxy Note 8 related articles interesting:
- Install TWRP: How to Install TWRP Recovery on Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
- USB Drivers: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Drivers and How to Connect with Computer.
- Recovery Mode: How to Access Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
- Install Android Oreo: How to Install Android 8.1 Oreo on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy Note 8 custom ROMs, click here!
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy Note 8, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 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 Note 8 properly. If not, you can download the latest official drivers from our Android USB Drivers section here:
All set and ready? Good. You can now continue reading below and update Galaxy Note 8 to Android 8.0 August 2018 official firmware update.
How to Install August 2018 Android 8.0 on Galaxy Note 8
Ahead, we have a detailed step-by-step procedure through which you can update Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Android 8.0 August 2018 build. The firmware is an official one signed by Samsung and we will utilize latest ODIN to flash it onto Galaxy Note 8.
Please read every line carefully and make sure you read the tutorial once before actually performing on your device.
- This tutorial is only for Samsung Galaxy Note 8. Please don’t try this on any other variants of the phone.
- Firmwares used in this post are official releases by Samsung for the Galaxy Note 8.
- Make sure you backup all your data in your phone before proceeding.
Complete Step-By-Step Instructions:
Step 1 – Download August 2018 Android 8.0 update from the following links for your specific Galaxy Note 8 model to your computer and extract the zip file.
- Galaxy Note 8 N950F: N950FXXU4CRGA
Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install August 2018 update on Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
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 Note 8.
Step 4 – Make sure you have your Galaxy Note 8 USB drivers installed on your computer.