Galaxy S8 and S8+ update: T-Mobile releases patch for red tint issues as version G950USQU1AQDE

Update [May 02, 2017]: T-Mobile has just released a fix for the prevailing red tint issue on the S8 and S8+ screens. The update is around 140MB in size and is rolling out over the air as software version G950USQU1AQDE. The fix basically introduces a new slider that will let you adjust the color balance. The slider was included as the intensity of the red tint varies with the device in question.

Update [April 22, 2017]: The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now receiving a new update from Verizon. The updates arrive as builds G950USQU1AQD9 and G955USQU1AQD9 and bring in a few necessary tweaks. The display ratio is now up to 16.74:9 which will fully let you experience the Infinity Display the way it was meant to be. With this update you also get the option of answering calls using the Volume Up button and the camera icon is also revamped. The update installs the latest security patch and also patches the Bixby button remap ability.

Update [April 21, 2017]: T-Mobile is rolling out an update to the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The update is identified by build number G955USQU1AQD9, and tags along improvements to Face recognition and adjustments to the camera user interface. On top of that, this build also applies the April security patch and resolves other issues too. Downloading over WiFi is preferred as the update weighs around 392MB.

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Samsung is rolling out a minor firmware update globally to Galaxy S8 and S8+. The new update installs the latest monthly security patch and more importantly tags along the fix for Bixby button remap.

The new update is hitting Galaxy S8 units as build number G950FXXU1AQDD while the S8+ handsets are receiving the update as build number G955FXXU1AQDD.

Apart from installing the April security patch, the update comes with a fix for the Bixby button remap. It disables the remapping ability of Bixby button on the two smartphones. Thus, henceforth S8 and S8+ users will no longer be able to launch alternative AI Google Assistant or any other apps using the Bixby button with the help of third party apps.

Read: Samsung disables remapping Bixby button trick on Galaxy S8 and S8+ through an update

The update, being rolled out over the air, is not only hitting the S8 and S8+ launched units but are also available in regions where these handsets are yet to be launched. A case in point is Australia where Samsung will be releasing the flagship phones tomorrow, but the OTA update for the Australian variants is ready. This means that when users will get their phones and unbox it and connect to internet, they will get a notification asking them to download and install the update.

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  • Rishab Warrier

    Ah 🙁 RIP my ideas of remapping the key to other functions

  • Vishal Giri

    samsung shouldn’t hv disabled the remapping, it’s like they r forcing us to use their AI for no reason even if u want it or not!!

    • Rishab Warrier

      Maybe they did this so that the users don’t miss out the features of Bixby when it rolls out

  • Saikat Kar

    The S8 and S8 Plus have not been released anywhere as of now, it has only been launched. The update seemingly is only hitting the review units I think.

    • J Hood

      I’m holding it.

      • Saikat Kar

        Awesome. How did you get it? 🙂

  • Denise Cham

    Haven’t tried out Bixby yet but really hoped that there’s another way to remap the button 🙁

    • Ashwin Prasad

      There is a way to remap it again. 🙂

  • Republicrat

    Facial recognition not working after update!!

    • The S8 seems to be plagued with great no. of issues already! Very bad, Sammy!

      • Republicrat

        Yeah, sounds that way. I’m loving everything else so far, though… Even the placement of the sensor works for me (left handed). Just gotta get facial recognition working again!

  • Sucks that there’s no way to remap that button :(( But if Samsung is really insisting on it then it much be pretty good

    • Ashwin Prasad

      It can be remapped again now.