Galaxy Note 8 Oreo Update

Galaxy Note 8 Oreo Update

Important note [March 19, 2018]: You do not need to force download the Oreo update anymore. The Android 8.0 Oreo firmware for the Galaxy Note 8 is now available (for SM-G950F models only, BTW), which means you can simply download and install the Oreo firmware, which is way easy and direct. So, NO NEED TO USE any of the methods below.

  • How to install Oreo update manually on the Galaxy Note 8 (SM-G950F)

  • How to Force Android 8.0 Oreo OTA on Galaxy Note 8

    • Method 1: Without changing the region

    • Method 2: Change the region code to XEF

How to install Oreo update manually on the Galaxy Note 8 (SM-G950F)

Well, just
download the Android 8.0 firmwareon your PC first. And then install it using our
installation guide. That’s it.

Ignore everything below.


As you may already know, Samsung is now rolling out
Oreo update for the Galaxy Note 8
users in Europe, and probably Asia too. An update like this is always spread out gradually by OEMs, which means that if luck is not on your side, you may have to wait a further 2-3 weeks until your turn comes.

Well, there’s a problem — especially when you know it’s already available. So, what if you could force your way out if it, and grab the Oreo OTA for your Galaxy Note 8 with a trick? Well, it’s possible and is reported to be working too.

How to Force Android 8.0 Oreo OTA on Galaxy Note 8

Note:
There is lesser chance fo hacking Oreo update using the Method 1. But because it is easy, you can try it.
If you do not get Oreo using this method, try the robust one, Method 2 below, which shall get you Android 8.0 OTA right away, although the process is very time-consuming.

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Also, this is only for the model no. SM-G950F of the Galaxy Note 8. Do not try this on any other model no. of the device.

Method 1: Without changing the region

Well, it’s easy. You need to manually install a particular version of Android Nougat on your Galaxy Note 8 first. It’s software version N950FXXS3BRB2, and once you have that on your Note 8, just check for the update and Samsung’s servers should be sending the Android 8.0 OTA to you right away.

  1. Download
    the Nougat based BRB2 update firmware. Filename: N950FXXS3BRB2_N950FOXM2BRA1_XEF.zip
  2. Now, using our guide for firmware installation on Samsung devices,
    install the BRB2 update. Do not set up the device fully, And do connect it to the Wi-Fi network.
  3. When on BRB2 build on your Galaxy Note 8,
    check for an update. (You may want to restart the device first). Go to Settings > Software update > Download updates manually.

Your Galaxy Note 8 would look up for an update, and chances are more than not that it will pick up OTA of Oreo update for you right away. The screenshots below are of the Galaxy Note 8 running Oreo update, in case you’re wondering.

Galaxy Note 8 Oreo rollout


Method 2: Change the region code to XEF

A video guide, because you may need one.