Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users can now finally install stable & official Android 9.0 Pie stock firmware with this guide. After running Beta tests over the last month, the brand has finally started to roll out final Android 9.0 build to all its user base. This is quite a major step up from older 8.1 Oreo. On top of changes that Google has integrated itself, Samsung has also introduced One UI which is a new interface design that simplifies usage on large screen phones. Further, this software update should also be breath of fresh air for the phone in terms of performance. Now that the firmware is available, immediately install it on your Galaxy Note 8 by following the steps detailed ahead — works with modified devices as well!
Being a major release, users would immediately notice major changes throughout the system. As we explained, there is a new One UI skin that will replace Samsung Experience. This latest UI is designed to bring convenience to users who have large screen devices. Further, there is a new night mode as well. All in all, this quite a welcome upgrade that not only would extend the lifetime of this device but also make loyal users quite happy with new functionality. As we always recommend, do make sure to have a backup made before you proceed with installation of Android 9.0 Pie official firmware on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8. This guide will use Odin to flash system software.
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.
Android 9.0 Pie Firmware Details:
This is an official firmware based on Android 9.0 Pie. The build carries various changes including a whole new One UI skin. Further, all changes that were released by Google have been integrated as well. For a more detailed change-log, read: Android 9.0 Pie Features.
This firmware tutorial applies to both Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The specific model numbers supported through this guide are mentioned ahead.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 N950F
To make sure you own the correct Samsung Galaxy Note 8 model / variant, go to Settings > About phone > Model number. Also, you can consult our Galaxy Note 8 Model Numbers and Variants article.
You might find these following Galaxy Note 8 related articles interesting:
- 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 9.0 Pie official firmware update.
How to Install Android 9.0 Pie on Galaxy Note 8
Ahead, we have a detailed step-by-step procedure through which you can update Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Android 9.0 Pie 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 the following Android 9.0 Pie complete firmware for your smartphone.
- Galaxy Note 8 N950F: XXU5DSB2
Step 2 – Download Odin which will help you to install official 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.