Samsung Galaxy Note 8 can now be updated to run September 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware with this guide. Latest build from Samsung arrives with not just latest September 2018 security patch but also some exciting new features such as support for Super Slow-Mo video and AR emoji. With new Galaxy S9, Samsung introduced high frame rate recording capabilities and it is great to see that feature trickling down to older smartphones. Further, AR emoji is also something which the brand made available with Galaxy S9 and is just now making its way on Galaxy Note 8. Right ahead, users can utilize a complete step-by-step procedure that will let them manually flash September 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo firmware on Galaxy Note 8.
Usually, Samsung ties new features only to major upgrades but this time round, a monthly maintenance update has been graced with new features. Fortunately enough, the firmware is available for manual download and installation. Being an official release, users are receiving the new build directly on their phones. However, for those running custom ROMs, root and any other system modification, this guide will serve as the only way to install the official build as these listed modifications break OTA functionality. Before you proceed, we recommend to make a recent backup of all your data on Galaxy Note 8.
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.
September 2018 Android 8.0 Firmware Details:
Major changes with new September 2018 update include the latest security patch, Super Slow-Mo video and AR emoji. Unlike other maintenance builds, this new firmware arrives with noticeable changes that users would enjoy.
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 September 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 Pie: How to Install Android 9.0 Pie 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 September 2018 official firmware update.
How to Install September 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 September 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 September 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: N950FXXU5CRHA
Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install September 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.