Steps explain how to install official Android 9.0 Pie firmware with Samsung One UI on Galaxy S8 as well as Galaxy S8+. After releasing Pie upgrade for newer flagships, the brand has now started pushing new software updates for the older Galaxy S8 lineup. Despite being focused on announcing Galaxy S10, Samsung hasn’t forgotten its loyal customer base. With the new update, older Galaxy S8 smartphones would get new features, better UI and better performance overall. As is the case with all Samsung software releases, Android 9.0 Pie is arriving in phases to different regions. Fortunately, with our guide, readers can manually update their Galaxy S8 / S8+ smartphones without having to wait any longer via Odin.
There were quite a few rounds of closed Beta software tests before this public firmware release. Through those tests, Samsung checked the upgrade for any bugs or issues and once they were satisfied with it, only then did they start pushing it as a stable build — which is available now. Previously, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus were running Android Oreo hence this is quite a major upgrade for users thanks to all the new features and revamped One UI. Coming towards how to install, we will make use of Odin which allows any unlocked Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ to be manually flashed to official Android 9.0 Pie firmware. As with any software modification, before we begin, make sure to create backup of all apps and user data.
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.
One UI Android 9.0 Pie Firmware Details:
This is a beta / test 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 S8 / 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 / 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 / S8+ Drivers and How to Connect with Computer.
- Recovery Mode: How to Access Recovery Mode on the Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+.
- Install Android Pie: How to Install Android 9.0 Pie 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 / 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 9.0 Pie official firmware update.
How to Install Stable & Official Android 9.0 Pie on Galaxy S8 / S8+
Ahead, we have a detailed step-by-step procedure through which you can update Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ 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 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 the following Android 9.0 update firmware 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 official 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 / S8+ USB drivers installed on your computer.