Here is how to install August 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo security update on Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. In a surprising turn of events, Samsung has been the first brand to release August security patch for its devices. Further, the newer Galaxy S9 series received it even before Google Pixel lineup which is quite astonishing. Nonetheless, latest August 2018 security update is here for Galaxy S8 / S8+ and with it, comes performance improvements, security enhancements and bug fixes. There aren’t any major changes as August 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo firmware is classed as a maintenance build but that doesn’t undermine its importance. You can immediately update your smartphone with the tips right ahead.
Owing to Google’s strategy of monthly security updates, brands are obligated to patch them in and push them to their devices as soon as they are pushed to AOSP. Samsung, on top of having a secure Knox framework on its own, issues new builds each month that feature the latest security patch. As the roll-out is phased and travels according to region, some users might not be able to immediately see the update. In that case, you can use our manual instructions ahead to install it. Further, our manual tips work with smartphones that are running root, custom ROMs, custom recoveries or any other such modifications. Before you begin, do make sure to make a recent backup of all apps and user data. Right ahead, users can now download and install Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware carrying August 2018 security patch on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+.
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:
Being a maintenance build, August 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo brings with itself new security changes, bug fixes and performance improvements. Users would notice any UI tweaks but that doesn’t undermine the importance of this firmware at all.
This firmware tutorial applies to both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. The specific model numbers supported through this guide are mentioned ahead.
- Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F
- Samsung Galaxy S8+ G955F
To make sure you own the correct Samsung Galaxy S8 model / variant, go to Settings > About phone > Model number. Also, you can consult our Galaxy S8 / S8+ Model Numbers and Variants article.
You might find these following Galaxy S8 / S8+ related articles interesting:
- USB Drivers: Samsung Galaxy S8 Drivers and How to Connect with Computer.
- Recovery Mode: How to Access Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S8.
- Install Android P: How to Install Android P on Computer.
- Custom ROMs: For a complete collection of Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ custom ROMs, click here!
If you plan on rooting this phone or are still confused for why to root Galaxy S8, read: Benefits of Rooting Your Android Device.
Samsung Galaxy S8 / 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 / S8+ 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 S8 / S8+ to Android 8.0 August 2018 official firmware update.
How to Install August 2018 Android 8.0 on Galaxy S8 / S8+
Ahead, we have a detailed step-by-step procedure through which you can update Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ 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 S8 / S8+.
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 S8 / S8+. 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 S8 / S8+.
- 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 S8 / S8+ model to your computer and extract the zip file.
Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install August 2018 update on Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+.
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 / S8+.
Step 4 – Make sure you have your Galaxy S8 USB drivers installed on your computer.