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Galaxy S8 Active update: T-Mobile and AT&T release September security patch

Get all the news regarding software updates for the Galaxy S8 Active handsets 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. Samsung’s Android 9 Pie update is now available for the S8 Active and you can even download the update now using the link provided in the table below. But what about Android 10, let’s discuss.

Latest news

Update [October 04, 2019]: The September update has been released for the AT&T S8 Active too, software version being G892AUCS5CSI3.

Update [October 01, 2019]: Second Android Pie update is now available for the T-Mobile S8 Active, coming in as version G892USQS5CSI2. T-Mobile says the update brings September 2019 security patches, but it may also be fixing issues, if any, caused by the first Pie update.

Update [September 11, 2019]: T-Mobile has started rolling out Android Pie for the S8 Active. Carrying software version G892USQU5CSG7, the OTA also updates the device’s security patch to July 2019. [Download]

Update [August 16, 2019]: August security patch update now available for AT&T S8 Active as version G892AUCS5CSH1.

Update [July 18, 2019]: Great news for the users of Galaxy S8 Active at AT&T as the carrier is now rolling out Android 9 Pie update that also brings you the new custom skin, the One UI. The Pie update arrives as software version G892AUCU5CSF8 (or CSF8 build in short). The update is yet to be released for T-Mobile users, even though the carrier confirmed working on the update long back.

Will Samsung Galaxy S8 Active get Android 10

The S8 Active set at T-Mobile or anywhere is not eligible for Android 10. So, the Pie update is the last big update you can expect for your S8 Active, and we don’t think Samsung will be interested in giving you any of the One UI 2.0 features without Android 10, although they might give you an ability to use QR code for joining a Wi-Fi network or sharing the password of a Wi-Fi network, a feature that Google added to Android 10.

RelatedWhen will Samsung release Android 10?

How to get Android 10 on Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

Given Samsung won’t prepare an Android 10 update for the device, there is no way to get a proper it on your S8 Active. However, there is a slim chance you may still get Android 10 on your S8 Active.

Given the great aftermarket software development that Android OS enjoys, it’s possible that a developer or team of developers is able to create a ROM based on Android 10 OS for the S8 Active. But let’s discuss more on S8 Active Android 10 ROMs below, and what are the chances of that happening.

Android 10 ROMs for S8 Active

That said, to be fair, we cannot be sure of an Android 10 ROM becoming available for the S8 Active. And even if it does, it may be very buggy, most probably not suitable for daily use. That’s because as things stand right now, even when the device is quite old now, there is not a great support for the S8 Active. There are no good Android 9 Pie ROMs available, either.

So, chances are less of a good Android 10 ROM will becoming available for the S8 Active.

Software update timeline

AT&T S8 Active updates

Date Build version Android OS Changelog
03 Oct 2019 G892AUCS5CSI3 Android 9 September 2019 security patch
15 Aug 2019 G892AUCS5CSH1 Android 9 August 2019 security patch
17 Jul 2019 G892AUCU5CSF8 Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie OS update along with new One UI skin from Samsung that revamps the user interface of the device.
04 Jan 2019 G892AUCU3BRL1 Android 8.0 December 2018 security patch and added support for 5G Evolution indicator
06 Nov 2018 G892AUCU3BRJ2 Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch
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 S8 Active updates

Date Build version Android OS Changelog
13 Jun 2019 G892USQS5BSE4 Android 8.0 April and May 2019 security patches
22 Feb 2019 G892USQS4BSB3 Android 8.0 February 2019 security patch
25 Jan 2019 G892USQS3BSA1 Android 8.0 December 2018 and January 2019 security patches
07 Jan 2019 G892USQU3BRK4 Android 8.0 Enables VoLTE
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 S8 Active updates

Date Build version Android OS Changelog
01 Oct 2019 G892USQS5CSI2 Android 9 Up to September 2019 security patch
11 Sep 2019 G892USQU5CSG7 Android 9 July 2019 security patch;
One UI update, brings Android 9 Pie OS [Download]
24 Jun 2019 G892USQS5BSF1 Android 8.0 June 2019 security patches
28 May 2019 G892USQS5BSE5 Android 8.0 April and May 2019 security patches
30 Mar 2019 G892USQS4BSC3 Android 8.0 March 2019 security patches
01 Mar 2019 G892USQS4BSB2 Android 8.0 January/February 2019 security patches
18 Nov 2018 G892USQS3BRJ7 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patches
29 Oct 2018 G892USQU3BRJ2 Android 8.0 September and October 2018 security fix
23 Aug 2018 G892USQS3BRH2 Android 8.0 August security fix
26 July 2018 G892USQS3BRG5 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patches
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?