Galaxy S8 Active Pie update and other news: T-Mobile rolling out July 2018 patch

Samsung Galaxy S8 active update

Get all the news regarding the software update for the Galaxy S8 Active handset on this page, for all variants at AT&T, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Accordingly, the page is divided into sections, as per the carrier, each having a table listing the latest software version and its changelog.

The Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 Active started rolling out in early Q2 2018 and next in line is the new Samsung Android 9 Pie update. For more details, check out the respective sections below.

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Galaxy S8 Active Android Pie update

Model Launch OS Current OS Android 9 Pie
AT&T Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0 Expected in Q2 2019
Sprint Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0 Expected in Q2 2019
T-Mobile Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0 Expected in Q2 2019

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active is the successor to the Galaxy S7 Active and like the latter, it’s expected to receive at least two major OS upgrades. The device already received Android Oreo back in March/April 2018 and is now waiting for the second major OS upgrade in Android 9 Pie.

Given that the second major OS upgrade arrived on the Galaxy S7 Active in June 2018, we are likely to see the second major OS upgrade coming to the Galaxy S8 Active at about the same time next year. In short, Samsung Android 9 Pie update will arrive on the S8 Active in Q2 2019.

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AT&T Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892A)

  • Android 8.0 released on April 1, 2018
  • Android 9 Pie should arrive in Q2 2019
Date Build version Android OS Changelog
26 Jun 2018 G892AUCS2BRF2 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch
29 May 2018 G892AUCS2BRE3 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
7 May 2018 G892AUCS2BRD4 Android 8.0 April 2018 security patch
01 Apr 2018 G892AUC2BRC5 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.
31 Jan 2018 G892AUCS2ARA1 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patch
28 Dec 2017 G892AUCS2AQL1 Android 7.0 Android device security updates, including BlueBorne fix (on SPLs September 1 or later)
06 Dec 2017 G892AUCU2AQK3 Android 7.0 What’s new: Support for new Mobile Hotspot APN, and HDR API for DirecTV
What’s changing: Enhanced Network Performance, other various improvements and bug fixes, and Android device security updates, including BlueBorne fix (on SPLs September 1 or later)
07 Nov 2017 G892AUCS1AQJ2 Android 7.0 Android device security updates, including BlueBorne fix (on SPLs September 1 or later) and KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability fix
09 Aug 2017 G892AUCU1AQG4 Android 7.0 Call performance improvements

Sprint Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892U)

  • Android 8.0 released on April 11, 2018
  • Android 9 Pie should arrive in Q2 2019
Date Build version Android OS Changelog
11 Apr 2018 G892USQU1BRC5 Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo
01 Mar 2018 G892USQS1ARB2 Android 7.0 February 2018 security patch
24 Jan 2018 G892USQS1ARA2 Android 7.0 January 2018 Android security patch
28 Dec 2017 G892USQS1AQL1 Android 7.0 December 2017 Android Security Patch

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 Active (SM-G892U)

  • Android 8.0 released on March 29, 2018
  • Android 9 Pie should arrive in Q2 2019
Date Build version Android OS Changelog
26 July 2018 G892USQS3BRG5 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch
28 June 2018 G892USQS2BRF1 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch
05 June 2018 G892USQU2BRE3 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
26 Apr 2018 G892USQS1BRD5 Android 8.0 April 2018 security patch
29 Mar 2018 G892USQU1BRC4 Android 8.0

Installs Android 8.0 Oreo update and the security patch for the month of March 2018. New features include: Autofill, notification snooze, picture-in-picture, revamped Settings app and notifications center, etc.

23 Feb 2018 G892USQS1ARB3 Android 7.0

February 2018 security patch, various bug fixes and security improvements

18 Jan 2018 G892USQS1ARA1 Android 7.0 January 2018 security patch, various bug fixes and security improvements
21 Dec 2017 G892USQU1AQK5 Android 7.0 December security updates, License Assisted Access (LAA) enabled to use LTE Advanced technology, Various improvements
17 Nov 2017 G892USQU1AQJ7 Android 7.0 Original OEM software version

Which Galaxy S8 Active variant do you own? Have you been receiving updates in a timely manner?

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