How to download Android 9 Pie update on Galaxy S8 and S8+ (stable build DSBA available | G950FXXU4DSBA and G955FXXU4DSBA)

Samsung Galaxy S8

Update [February 20, 2019]: Samsung has released the stable Android Pie update for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ users in Germany. The stable Android 9 update arrives as software version DSBA, short for G950FXXU4DSBA (S8) and G955FXXU4DSBA (S8+).

You can check for the OTA update now on your device as it may be hitting all the users worldwide anytime now. Though, you can install the update right now too as its firmware is now available. We have updated the downloads section below with firmware link for both the S8 and S8+, and you can use the Guide #1 to install the update on your respective device to get Android Pie right now.

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Finally, the Android Pie update is now available for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus smartphones too.

FYI, Samsung has already rolled out a couple of Android 9 Pie beta updates for the Galaxy S9, Galaxy S9 Plus and Galaxy Note 9.

The Android 9 Pie update brings along Samsung’s new skin over Android which is being called One UI.

The One UI update for the Galaxy S8 brings along all the goodies found on the One UI beta version on the Galaxy S9. So if you’ve been waiting to check out the latest One UI alongside Android 9 Pie on your Galaxy S8, then here’s how to get it installed on your device.

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Downloads

Samsung Galaxy S8

  • For model no. SM-G950F/FD (official stable):
    1. Version DSBA – Stable Android 9 Pie update (G950FXXU4DSBA)
      • This is a firmware file, to be installed using Odin (use Guide #1 below)
  • For model no. SM-G950U1 (official beta):
    1. Version CRL2 – Required Android Oreo version for Pie beta
      • This is a firmware file, to be installed using Odin (use Guide #1 below)
    2. Version ZSAB – Official Android Pie beta One UI update (from CRL2 to ZSAB)
      • This is an OTA file, to be installed via ADB sideload/SDcard (use Guide #2 or #3 below)
  • For model no. SM-G950U (leaked beta):
    1. Version CRK1 – Required Android Oreo version for Pie beta
      • This is a firmware file, to be installed using Odin (use Guide #1 below)
    2. Version CRL1Second required Android Oreo version (from CRK1 to CRL1)
      • This is an OTA file, to be installed via ADB sideload/SDcard (use Guide #2 or #3 below)
    3. Version DRL6 – Android 9 Pie beta One UI update (from CRL1 to DRL6)
      • This is an OTA file, to be installed via ADB sideload/SDcard (use Guide #2 or #3 below)

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus

  • For model no. SM-G955F/FD (official stable):
    1. Version DSBA – Stable Android 9 Pie update (G955FXXU4DSBA)
      • This is a firmware file, to be installed using Odin (use Guide #1 below)
  • For model no. SM-G955U1 (official beta):
    1. Version CRL2 – Required Android Oreo version for Pie beta
      • This is a firmware file, to be installed using Odin (use Guide #1 below)
    2. Version ZSAB – Official Android Pie beta One UI update (from CRL2 to ZSAB)
      • This is an OTA file, to be installed via ADB sideload/SDcard (use Guide #2 or #3 below)
  • For model no. SM-G950U (leaked beta):
    • Not available at the moment

Warning!

This page is meant only for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 handsets. Do not try this on any other Samsung or Android device.

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How to install Android 9 Pie beta with One UI on your Galaxy S8 and S8+

To install Android Pie OTA update, you need to be on the required Oreo version first. So, if you are not on the require Oreo update as given in the downloads section below, then install the required Oreo update first by installing its firmware as provided in the downloads section above. Use Guide #1 for to install firmware file.

Next, install the Android Pie OTA update. You can use either of Guide #2 (SD card method) or Guide #3 (ADB sideload method) for this. Although, SD card method is super easy. But if you do not have a spare SD card, then go for the ADB Sideload method.

In short, you can install Android Pie update by doing this:

  1. Verify the build number of your Galaxy S8 or S8+ under Settings > About phone > Software version.
  2. If you have the required Android Oreo version, then skip this step. Otherwise, install the required Android Oreo update using its firmware file from the downloads section.
  3. Once on required Android Oreo version, you can now install the Android Pie OTA update. You can use either of Guide #2 or #3 for this. That’s it.

Given below are the various guides to help you install Android Oreo firmware and Android Pie OTA update (One UI).

Guide #1: Install a firmware file on Galaxy S8

Install the required firmware on your Galaxy S8. Here’s how to install a firmware:

  1. Download the firmware file from the download section above.
  2. Install the firmware on your Galaxy S8 using the installation guide given here.
    • If you installed Oreo firmware, you are good to install Pie update beta now (using either Guide #2 o #2 below). Check the software version on your Galaxy S8 Settings > About phone.
    • If you installed Pie firmware (like DSBA), you are done.

Guide #2: Install an OTA update file using SDcard

  1. Make sure you have the required Android Oreo software version installed on your Galaxy S8.
  2. Download the Android Pie OTA update file for your device from downloads section above.
  3. Rename it to something convenient, like S8-pie-beta.zip, so that it is easy to select it in step 8 below.
  4. Transfer it to SDcard on your S8.
  5. Now, reboot the device into recovery mode. For this, power off your device, then wait for at least 7 seconds to let the screen turn black and then press and hold the Bixby + Volume Up + Power buttons until you see the blue screen.
  6. Move the highlight to ‘Install update from SDcard‘ option.
  7. Now, select the Install update from SDcard option using the power button.
  8. Select the OTA update file you transferred to SDcard earlier now.
  9. Select Yes on the next screen to confirm the installation.
  10. The Android 9 Pie OTA will be installed now. You will be back to recovery’s home screen once done. Select ‘reboot system now’ to restart the phone. And we’re done!
  11. That’s it. Do this for more OTA files if the need be.

Guide #3: Install an OTA update file using ADB sideload

  1. Make sure you have the required Android Oreo software version installed on your Galaxy S8.
  2. Make sure you have installed ADB and fastboot driver. And Samsung driver.
  3. Enable USB debugging.
    → If OEM unlock is missing on your device, then we really can’t help it — you may not be able to install Android Pie using this method (try SDcard method below, though). You would have to wait for Samsung to officially push Pie to your device.
  4. Connect your device to PC now. Check your phone’s screen, if it asks for “Allow USB debugging”, accept it by selecting OK/Yes.
  5. Download the OTA update file from the download section above.
  6. Rename it to something convenient, like S8-pie-beta.zip so that it is easy to install it.
  7. Open a command window on PC in the folder where you have the above file.
    • For this, go to that folder, and then in the address bar, type cmd and hit the enter key. A command window will open with its address being the above folder.
  8. Reboot your device into recovery mode. Type this command in the command window and then hit the enter key to run it.
    adb reboot recovery
  9. Move the highlight to ‘Apply update from ADB‘ option.
  10. Select the option ‘Apply update from ADB’ using the power button.
  11. Your Galaxy S8 will now enter ADB sideload mode.
  12. Install the OTA update file by issuing the following command. (If you want, you can shorten the filename as per your convenience and use that filename in the command below.)
    adb sideload S8-pie-beta.zip
  13. Give it all the time it needs to install. Once done, the device will reboot automatically. Do not disconnect before that happens.
  14. That’s it. Do this for more OTA files if the need be.

Let us know how the Android 9 Pie update treats you. Do you find any issues with the update on your Galaxy S8?