Galaxy S8 Plus Android Pie update: T-Mobile begins testing; One UI arrives in Canada on April 1st

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March 24, 2019: Telus Canada says Samsung Galaxy S8+ users will receive an update to Android 9 Pie on April 1st. Whether this will materialize remains to be seen in a weeks time. We will update this space when the carrier begins rolling out the OS.

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March 19, 2019: Samsung Galaxy S8+ users in Europe are receiving an update that installs March 2019 security patch on the device as version G955FXXS4DSC2. The airborne update will take some time to reach all S8+ units, so be patient as you wait for the OTA notification to arrive.


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Find all the software update related news regarding the Galaxy S8+ on this update timeline page of ours. You will find up to date news on Android Pie release for the Galaxy S8+ here, as well as an update table for each major carrier in the US (T-Mobile, Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint), and the international variant, which would highlight the latest updates available, with their changelog.

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Software update timeline

International Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)

  • Android Pie released on February 19, 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
18 Mar 2019 G955FXXS4DSC2 Android 9.0 March 2019 security patch
15 Mar 2019 G955FXXU4DSBF Android 9 First Android 9 Pie update in France, includes One UI and March 2019 security patch
13 Mar 2019 G955FXXU4CSB9 Android 8.0 March 2019 security update
19 Feb 2019 G955FXXU4DSBA Android 9 Installs stable Android 9 Pie update with One UI and February 2019 security patches for model SM-G955F; Available in Germany. (Update: From Feb 22, the update became available in various countries in Europe and Asia)
18 Feb 2019 G955FXXS4CSB1 Android 8.0 February 2019 security patch
16 Feb 2019 G955FXXU4ZSB9 Android 9 Fourth Android 9 Pie beta update with a flurry of bug fixes and optimizations
01 Feb 2019 G955FXXU4ZSAI Android 9 Third Android 9 Pie beta with February 2019 security patch
24 Jan 2019 G955FXXU4ZSAC Android 9 Second Android 9 Pie beta with camera improvements, bug fixes, and more
24 Dec 2019 G955FXXU4ZSA5 Android 9 Installs One UI beta based on Android 9 Pie [How to install]
17 Dec 2018 G955FXXU4CRL3 Android 8.0 December 2018 security patch
23 Nov 2018 G955FXXU4CRK1 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
15 Oct 2018 G955FXXS4CRIA Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch
17 Sep 2018 G955FXXU4CRI5 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch, AR Emoji and super slow-motion video recording features
08 Aug 2018 G955FXXU3CRGH Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
17 July 2018 G955FXXS3CRG1 Android 8.0 Installs July 2018 security patch and improves camera and Bluetooth stability
06 Apr 2018 G955FXXU1CRC7 Android 8.0 Oreo for Vodafone and other carriers in Australia. Still on March patch
23 Mar 2018 G955FXXU1CRC7 Android 8.0 March 2018 security patch
21 Feb 2018 G955FXXU1CRB7 Android 8.0 Android Oreo bug fixer update. CRAP build (right below) was halted due to issues, which were fixed in this one, the CRB7 build
8 Feb 2018 G955FXXU1CRAP Android 8.0 Android 8.0, February 2018 security patch, Samsung Experience 9.0
11 Aug 2017 G955FXXU1AQH5 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
19 Sep 2017 G955FXXU1AQI7 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
08 Aug 2017 G955FXXU1AQH3 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
07 Jul 2017 G955FXXU1AQG5 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch

AT&T Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)

  • Android Pie stable available for global model
  • Update arrives on AT&T in March/April 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
04 Mar 2019 G955USQS5CSB1 Android 8.0 February 2019 security patch
28 Jan 2019 G955USQU5CSA4 Android 8.0 January 2019 security patch
31 Dec 2018 G955USQS5CRL1 Android 8.0 December 2018 security patch
05 Dec 2018 G955USQU5CRK1 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
26 Oct 2018 G955USQU5CRIB Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch, Super Slow Motion and AR Emoji added to the camera
25 Sep 2018 G955USQS5CRI4 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
31 Aug 2018 G955USQS5CRH1 Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
21 Aug 2018 G955USQU5CRG3 Android 8.0 Bug fixes and performance improvements
18 July 2018 G955USQS5CRF5 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch
07 July 2018 G955USQU4CRE9 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch
23 May 2018 G955USQS3CRE2 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
09 May 2018 G955USQU3CRD4 Android 8.0 April 2018 security patch, Stability improvement, and Knox fix
20 Mar 2018 G955USQU2CRB9 Android 8.0 Android 8.0 Oreo update with Samsung Experience UI 9.0. Notification dots, Notification categories, Improved Biometric security, additional 3 Edge Lighting effects and color choices, Autofill, picture-in-picture, etc. 8.0 features
09 March 2018 G955USQS2BRB1 Android 7.0 February 2018 security patch
27 Dec 2017 G955USQS2BQL1 Android 7.0 December 2017 security updates, including BlueBorne Fix
08 Dec 2017 G955USQU2BQK5 Android 7.0 Support for new Mobile Hotspot APN, HDR API for DirecTV, other various improvements and bug fixes, and November 2017 security updates, including BlueBorne Fix. Enhanced network performance and enhanced Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) experience, including device restart to bring the device onto the AT&T network (Factory Data Reset no longer required), AT&T preloaded applications and features will be on the device after the restart, previous carrier’s preloaded applications and features will be disabled after the restart, and customer content will be retained (e.g. Images, documents, files, call logs, ringtones, user accounts, etc.)
10 Nov 2017 G955USQU1AQJC Android 7.0 Fixes KRACK Wi-Fi security issue, and installs October 2017 security patch
21 Aug 2017 G955USQU1AQGL Android 7.0 Network performance enhancements, WPS (Wireless Priority Service), UX updates, navigation bar auto hide and AGIF, Email, Calendar and Knox updates, Bluetooth updates, stability updates, Advanced Messaging update, app select update, Smart help updates, Daydream support, various other updates and improvements, and Android device security updates
20 July 2017 G955USQS1AQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
22 June 2017 G955USQS1AQF7 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
13 June 2017 G955USQU1AQEF Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch, Bixby update, SD card sync and file transfer issue fixes and messaging enhancements
27 Mar 2017 G955USQU1AQDE Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
17 Feb 2017 G955USQU1AQD9 Android 7.0 Initial release

Sprint Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)

  • Android Pie stable available for global model
  • Update arrives on Sprint in March/April 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
28 Jan 2019 G955USQU4CSA4 Android 8.0 January 2019 security patch and bug fixes
04 Oct 2018 G955USQU5CRIB Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch, VoLTE, AR Emojis, super slow motion recording, and more
06 Aug 2018 G955USQU5CRG3 Android 8.0 June/July 2018 security patch
27 May 2018 G955USQS3CRE2 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
17 Mar 2018 G955USQU2CRB9 Android 8.0 Android Oreo update with Samsung Experience 9.0 UI. Notification categories, Notification dots, Improved Biometric security, additional 3 Edge Lighting effects and color choices, picture-in-picture, Autofill, etc. Oreo features
11 Aug 2017 G955USQU1AQGL Android 7.0 Calling Plus, July 2017 security patch, and new features in Messaging app
10 July 2017 G955USQU1AQFJ Android 7.0 June 2017 Android Security Patches, Find My Mobile, LTE Roaming fix, SMS Fix for “(/5)Ok”
07 June 2017 G955USQU1AQEF Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch and  LTE Band performance improvements (HPUE) Qualcomm patch 2034170
05 May 2017 G955USQU1AQDE Red Tint fix, Improved color optimization and convenient color adjustment, Wi-Fi connectivity and stability, SMS stability, Bixby improvements, SMS duplicate text, DQA Device Quality Agent (Force Close) encountered while using the phone
20 Apr 2017 G955USQU1AQD9 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch

T-Mobile Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)

  • Android Pie stable available for global model
  • Testing ongoing at T-Mobile
  • Update arrives in March/April 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
06 Dec 2018 G955USQU5CRK1 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
29 Oct 2018 G955USQU5CRIB Android 8.0 September and October 2018 security patch, RCS Universal Profile support (allows sending up to 100MB files via messaging app), and more
31 Aug 2018 G955USQS5CRH1 Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
19 Aug 2018 G955USQU5CRG3 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch and Samsung VOC fix
17 June 2018 G955USQU4CRE9 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch
23 May 2018 G955USQS3CRE2 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
30 Apr 2018 G955USQU3CRD4 Android 8.0 April 2018 security patch
17 Mar 2018 G955USQU2CRB9 Android 8.0 Android Oreo update with Samsung Experience 9.0 UI. Notification categories, Notification dots, Improved Biometric security, additional 3 Edge Lighting effects and color choices, picture-in-picture, Autofill, etc. Oreo features
28 Sep 2017 G955USQU1AQHD Android 7.0 IMS roaming updates, various system improvements, and August 2017 security patch
18 July 2017 G955USQU1AQGA Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
08 July 2017 G955USQU1AQFJ Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch,
DIGITS update, Qualcomm update for microphone fix, Bixby enhancements, Various system improvements
06 June 2017 G955USQU1AQEF Android 7.0 May 2017 security update, Android Pay, and Bixby enhancements
01 May 2017 G955USQU1AQDE Android 7.0 Fix for Red Tint on display
20 April 2017 G955USQU1AQD9 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
11 April 2017 G955USQU1AQC9 Android 7.0 Initial release

Verizon Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)

  • Android Pie stable available for global model
  • Update arrives on Verizon in March/April 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
17 Jan 2019 G955USQU5CSA4 Android 8.0 January 2019 security patch
19 Nov 2018 G955USQU5CRK1 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
22 Oct 2018 G955USQS5CRIB Android 8.0 October security update with AR Emoji and super slow-mo 960FPS video recording
26 Sep 2018 G955USQS5CRI4 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
29 Aug 2018 G955USQU5CRH1 Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
19 June 2018 G955USQU4CRE9 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch and Wi-Fi Calling Auto-On feature
5 Apr 2018 G955USQU2CRC5 Andr0id 8.0 March 2018 security patch
15 March 2018 G955USQU2CRB9 Android 8.0 Android Oreo update with Samsung Experience 9.0 UI. Notification categories, Notification dots, Improved Biometric security, additional 3 Edge Lighting effects and color choices, picture-in-picture, Autofill, etc. Oreo features
01 March 2018 G955USQS2BRB1 Android 7.0 February 2018 security patch
02 Oct 2017 G955USQS1AQI6 Android 7.0 Blueborne security patch
28 Aug 2017 G955USQU1AQGL Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
Faster face recognition, Navigation bar show and hide options, AOD alarm notifications, fixes for Briefing card update and Car Bluetooth Music browser, updates for Caller Name ID and Smart Switch apps. For B2B users: Virtual Private Network (VPN) connection and KNOX improvements
24 July 2017 G955USQU1AQG4 Android 7.0 June and July 2017 security patch, Google Daydream VR, Animated GIF during phone calls, and More Infinity screen (toggle off navigation bar when needed)
11 June 2017 G955USQU1AQEF Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch, Android Pay
Bixby improvements, Advanced Calling (Wi-Fi Calling) performance improvements, and general bug fixes
11 May 2017 G955USQU1AQDF Android 7.0 Red Tint on display fix
20 April 2017 G955USQU1AQD9 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
20 April 2017 G955USQU1AQC8 Android 7.0 Initial release

US Cellular Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U)

  • Android Pie stable available for global model
  • Update arrives on U.S. Cellular in March/April 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
26 Dec 2018 G955USQS5CRL1 Android 8.0 December 2018 security update
09 Dec 2018 G955USQU5CRK1 Android 8.0 November 2018 security update
06 Oct 2018 G955USQS5CRI4 Android 8.0 September 2018 security update
03 Sep 2018 G955USQU5CRG3 Android 8.0 July 2018 security update
20 Mar 2018 G955USQU2CRB9 Android 8.0 Upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo along with Samsung Experience 9.0 UI. You get Notification dots, Autofill, picture-in-picture, improved Biometric security, additional 3 Edge Lighting effects
09 Jun 2017 G955USQS1AQF7 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch

Canadian Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955W)

  • Android Pie stable available for global model
  • Update arrives in Canada in March/April 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
21 Jan 2019 G955WVLS5BSA1 Android 8.0 January 2019 security patch
18 Oct 2018 NA Android 8.0 Added Wi-Fi Calling feature on TELUS
19 Mar 2018 G955WVLU2BRB7 Android 8.0 Android Oreo update with Samsung Experience 9.0 UI. Notification categories, Notification dots, Improved Biometric security, additional 3 Edge Lighting effects and color choices, picture-in-picture, Autofill, etc. Oreo features
11 Sep 2017 G955WVLU1AQI3 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
03 Aug 2017 G955WVLS1AQH1 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
15 Jul 2017 G955WVLU1AQG5 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
12 Jun 2017 G955WVLS1AQF7 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
24 May 2017 G955WVLU1AQEJ Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
27 Apr 2017 G955WVLU1AQDE Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
07 Apr 2017 G955WVLU1AQD9 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch

US Unlocked Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955U1)

  • Android Pie stable available for global model
  • Android Pie beta 2 available for U.S. unlocked model
  • Stable update arrives in March/April 2019
  • Download: Android Pie for Galaxy S8+
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
05 Mar 2019 G955U1UES5CSB2 Android 8.0 February 2019 security patch
23 Feb 2019 G955U1UEU5ZSBB Android 9 Installs One UI beta 2 with February 2019 security patch, fixes several bugs related to the camera, mobile data connectivity, network initialization, importing TV screen via Smart View, battery drain and general optimizations and so on.
25 Jan 2019 G955U1UEU5ZSAB Android 9 Installs One UI beta based on Android 9 Pie and January 2019 security patch
04 Sep 2018 G955U1UEU5CRH3 Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
19 July 2018 G955U1UES5CRF5 Android 8.0 June and July 2018 security patch
24 May 2018 G955U1UES3CRE2 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
04 Apr 2018 G955U1UEU2CRB9 Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo OS. Get you new features like Autofill, picture-in-picture, notification dots, notification snooze, redefined Settings app, revamped notifications center, etc. stuff
08 Aug 2017 G955U1UEU1AQH3 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
10 Jul 2017 G955U1UEU1AQG2 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
25 May 2017 G955U1UEU1AQE3 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
27 Apr 2017 G955U1UEU1AQDC Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch

Galaxy S8 Plus Android Pie update release

  • The stable version of Android 9 Pie update has been released in Europe and Asia
  • Users in the U.S. should get Pie update in March 2019
  • Android Pie beta 2 was released on February 22 in the U.S.
Samsung
Galaxy S8 Plus
Launch OS Current OS Android 9 Pie
Global
Unlocked
Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 9 Pie Released on 19 Feb 2019
AT&T Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0
Oreo
Expected in March 2019
Sprint Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0
Oreo
Expected in March 2019
T-Mobile Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0
Oreo
Expected in March 2019
Verizon Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0
Oreo
Expected in March 2019
US Cellular Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo Expected in April 2019
Canada Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0
Oreo
Expected in April 2019
Unlocked
(USA)
Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0
Oreo
Expected in March 2019; Beta 2 available since February 22

The stable rollout of Android 9 Pie in Europe (Germany) started on February 19 for model SM-G955F. Next in line should be other markets in Europe, Asia and Africa, where the same model number is in use. Somewhere in between, we expect to see the OS arriving in the U.S., possibly in March 2019.

Samsung One UI

For the uninitiated, Samsung has once again changed its Android skin from Experience to One UI. Given the skin is part of Android 9 Pie, the Galaxy S8+ will also get it. You can check out more about this new skin on this page.

Also check out: Galaxy S8 update

Firmware download

In the table above for each Galaxy S8 Plus model, we have linked the software version with the firmware file. You can simply download the firmware of your choice, one that is compatible with your Galaxy S8 Plus (check with model no.), and install it yourself.

→ Also check out our dedicated Samsung Galaxy S8 firmware page here.

Installation is pretty easy, but if you are new, it could be a bit time consuming for you. Download the firmware (update version given above) for your Galaxy S8 Plus after carefully matching the model no. with the download section, and then check out our guide on install Samsung firmware to get all help you will ever need with installing updates.

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