Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie update & more: October 2018 patch now rolling out

Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update

Get all the news regarding the software update for the Galaxy Note 8 handsets here, for all the popular models including those in the US at T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless. Accordingly, the page is divided into sections, as per model no., each having a table listing the latest software version and its changelog (monthly security patches).

The Oreo update for the Galaxy Note 8 is now available in various regions across the globe. The rollout started with the international variant, model no. SM-N950F, but now it’s available in the US too. For more details, check out the respective sections below.


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Galaxy Note 8 Android 9 Pie update release date

Samsung
Galaxy Note 8
Launch OS Current OS Android 9 Pie
Global
Unlocked
Android 7.1.1 Android 8.0 Expected in April 2019
AT&T Android 7.1.1 Android 8.0 Expected in April 2019
Sprint Android 7.1.1 Android 8.0 Expected in April 2019
T-Mobile Android 7.1.1 Android 8.0 Expected in April 2019
Verizon Android 7.1.1 Android 8.0 Expected in April 2019
US Cellular Android 7.1.1 Android 8.0 Expected in April 2018
Canada Android 7.1.1 Android 8.0 Expected in April 2018
Unlocked
(USA)
Android 7.1.1 Android 8.0 Expected in May 2019

Samsung would be releasing the Android Pie update for its Galaxy S9 handsets first, followed by Galaxy Note 9 sets. Thereafter the Android 9 build will be prepared for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 handsets, all of which would take considerable time.

That means once the rollout of Android 9 OTA starts for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus handsets, we can have a really, really good idea of when to expect the Pie update to become available for the handsets down the line: the Note 9, the S8, and finally, the Note 8 and other Samsung phones.

It usually takes Samsung about a month of time to release a major update for a Note handset after it’s started rolling out the update for the flagship Galaxy S handset of that time. So, if the rollout of Android Pie for Galaxy S9 starts in January 2019, the same for Galaxy Note 8 can be expected in February 2018.

Things weren’t  as smooth with the Oreo rollout as Samsung would have hoped for, but we expect things to get slightly better, and thus the

International Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950F)

  • Android 9 could be released in March-April 2019
  • Android Oreo was released on March 16, 2018
Date Software version Android OS Changelog
19 Oct 2018 N950FXXS5CRJ1 Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch
12 Sep 2018 N950FXXU5CRHA Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch, AR Emoji, and super slow-motion video recording
06 Aug 2018 N950FXXU4CRGA Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
17 July 2018 N950FXXS4CRG1 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch
20 June 2018 N950FXXS3CRF1 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch
28 May 2018 N950FXXU3CRE5 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
12 Apr 2018 N950FXXU3CRD7 Android 8.0 April 2018 security patch
16 Mar 2018 N950FXXU3CRC1 Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and March 2018 security patch
23 Feb 2018 N950FXXS3BRB3 Android 7.1 February 2018 security patch
1 Feb 2018 N950FXXU3BRA8 Android 7.1 January 2018 security patch
8 Jan 2018 N950FXXU2BQKG Android 7.1 December 217 security patch, improved Live Focus, and brings secure Wi-Fi,
30 Nov 2017 N950FXXU1BQK6 Android 7.1 November 2017 security patch and KRACK & Blueborne fixes, security improvements to Wi-Fi function, and improvements to Calendar, Reminder, Gallery, and Voice Recorder apps
25 Oct 2017 N950FXXU1AQI9 Android 7.1 October 2017 security patch, improved secure connections to DeX
13 Sep 2017 N950FXXU1AQI1 Android 7.1 September 2017 security patch, improvements to the camera software and wireless charging

 AT&T Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)

  • Android 9 Pie rollout expected in April 2019
  • Android Oreo was released on March 16, 2018
Date Software version Android OS Changelog
10 Oct 2018 N950USQU5CRIA Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch, AR Emoji and super slow motion video recording
22 Aug 2018 N950USQU5CRG7 Android 8.0 Improved stability and various other enhancements and fixes
23 July 2018 N950USQS5CRF6 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch
26 June 2018 N950USQU4CRF3 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch
29 May 2018 N950USQS4CRE1 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
27 Mar 2018 N950USQU3CRC2 Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo update and March 2018 security patch. New features include picture-in-picture, Autofill, revamped Settings app and notifications center, notification snooze, etc. stuff.
9 Mar 2018 N950USQS3BRB2 Android 7.1.1 February 2018 security patch
26 Jan 2018 N950USQS3BRA8 Android 7.1.1 January 2018 security patch
04 Dec 2017 N950USQS2BQK2 Android 7.1.1 November 2017 security patch
14 Nov 2017 N950USQU1AQIA Android 7.1.1 Improvements to Network performance, system stability and call performance; GPS issue fix, updated Setup and Transfer, update to Bixby Applications, and BlueBorne fix (for SPLs after August).
25 Sep 2017 N950USQU1AQI5 Android 7.1.1 Blueborne security fix
N950USQU1AQH7 Android 7.1.1 Launch software

Samsung Galaxy J7 and J7 Prime Oreo update release details

Sprint Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)

  • Android Pie OTA could be seeding out sometime in April 2019
  • Android Oreo was released on March 30, 2018
Date Software version Android OS Changelog
10 Oct 2018 N950USQU5CRIA Android 8.0 Up to September 2018 security patch, but the main features are the addition of AR Emoji and Super slow motion recording
30 Aug 2018 N950USQU5CRG7 Android 8.0 Up to August 2018 security patch
27 May 2018 N950USQS4CRE1 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
30 Mar 2018 N950USQU3CRC2 Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo update and March 2018 security patch. New features include picture-in-picture, Autofill, revamped Settings app and notifications center, notification snooze, etc. stuff.
01 Mar 2018 N950USQS3BRB4 Android 7.1.1 February 2018 security patch
29 Jan 2018 N950USQU3BRA6 Android 7.1.1 January 2018 security patch and Meltdown fix
04 Dec 2017 N950USQS2BQK3 Android 7.1.1 November 2017 security patch
14 Sep 2017 N950USQU1AQI5 Android 7.1.1 Blueborne security patch
03 Sep 2017 N950USQU1AQH7 Android 7.1.1 Launch software

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)

  • We expect the Pie update to begin rolling out in April 2019
  • Android 8.0 released on April 1, 2018. Original update was pulled, but resumed later on May 13, 2018 as CRD7 build.
Date Software version Android OS Changelog
10 Oct 2018 N950USQS5CRID Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch
19 Aug 2018 N950USQU5CRG7 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch and Samsung VOC fix
09 July 2018 N950USQU4CRF3 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch, Incorrect Time & Date bug fixed, Camera fixes, and Various bug fixes and system improvements
23 May 2018 N950USQU4CRE1 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
13 May 2018 N950USQU3CRD7 Android 8.0 Brings Oreo update to the device. It’s the fixed build of Oreo OS after the first one was halted because of issues.
01 Apr 2018 N950USQU3CRC2 Android 8.0 (Pulled because of the issues.) Installs Android 8.0 Oreo update and March 2018 security patch. New features include picture-in-picture, Autofill, revamped Settings app and notifications center, notification snooze, etc. stuff.
16 Nov 2017 N950USQU2BQJA Android 7.1.1 Bug fixes and software stability, ImprovementsOctober/November Google Security updates. IMS roaming bug fix, various bug fixes, and software stability improvements
14 Sep 2017 N950USQU1AQI5 Android 7.1.1 Bug fixes and software stability improvements
03 Sep 2017 N950USQUIAQGV Android 7.1.1 Launch software

Verizon Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)

  • Android 9 could be released by in April 2019
  • Android Oreo was released on March 30, 2018

Galaxy J5 and J5 Prime Oreo update plans

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
11 Oct 2018 N950USQS5CRID Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch
24 Sep 2018 N950USQS5CRI4 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
29 Aug 2018 N950USQU5CRG9 Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
06 July 2018 N950USQU4CRF3 Android 8.0 Wi-Fi calling Auto On, and June 2018 security patch
23 May 2018 N950USQS4CRE1 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
30 Mar 2018 N950USQU3CRC2 Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo update and March 2018 security patch. New features include picture-in-picture, Autofill, revamped Settings app and notifications center, notification snooze, etc. stuff.
22 Feb 2018 N950USQS3BRB1 Android 7.1.1 February 2018 security patch
29 Jan 2018 N950USQU3BRA5 Android 7.1.1 January 2018 security patch, Meltdown and Spectre fixes
26 Dec 2017 N950USQS2BQL5 Android 7.1.1 December 2017 security patch
08 Dec 2017 N950USQS2BQK2 Android 7.1.1 November 2017 security patch
14 Sep 2017 N950USQU2BQJA Android 7.1.1 KRACK fix, and October 2017 security patch
N950USQU1AQI5 Android 7.1.1 Blueborne security patch

US Cellular Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950U)

  • Android 9 rollout expected in April-May 2019
  • Android 8.0: Released on 1 April 2018
Date Software version Android OS Changelog
23 May 2018 N950USQS4CRE1 Android 8.0 April and May 2018 security patch
01 April 2018 N950USQU3CRC2 Android 8.0 Android 8.0 Oreo OS update. Also, December, January, February, and March 2018 security patch
29 January 2018 N950USQS3BRA8 Android 7.1.1 November, December, and January 2018 security patch
22 November 2018 N950USQU2BQJA Android 7.1.1 September and October 2017 security patch
14 Sep 2017 N950USQU1AQI9 Android 7.1.1 Blueborne security patch; August 2017 security patch
03 Sep 2017 N950USQU1AQH7 Android 7.1.1 Launch software

Canadian Galaxy Note 8 (SM-N950W8)

  • Android 9 Pie launch expected in April-May 2019
  • Android 8.0 released on April 1, 2018
Date Software version Android OS Changelog
1 May 2018 N950WVLU4CRD5 Android 8.0 April 2018 security patch
01 Apr 2018 N950WVLU3CRC2 Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo update and March 2018 security patch. New features include picture-in-picture, Autofill, revamped Settings app and notifications center, notification snooze, etc. stuff.
08 Sep 2017 N950WVLU1AQI5 Android 7.1.1 August 2017 security patch
07 Aug 2017 N950WVLU1AQH7 Android 7.1.1 August 2017 security patch

Firmware download

Well, check out the model no. of your Galaxy Note 8 first, and then download the latest firmware available in the table above for your exact model no. Next, install the downloaded firmware using our Odin Samsung firmware installation guide here.

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