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Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus Android 10 update, One UI 2.0, security updates, and more: November patch released for AT&T and Verizon models

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 10 eligibility for the Galaxy S8 and 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.

Latest news

November 13, 2019: US Telecom giant, AT&T, has started rolling out an update for the Galaxy S8 duo. Carrying software version DSJ4, the OTA improves camera stability, integrates QR Code scanner in the main camera app, and delivers the November 2019 security patch.

October 26, 2019: A new software update (build DSJ3 for AT&T and DSJ1 for Verizon) is now available for the Verizon and AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8+ handsets that installs the October security update on the two devices. The updates arrive as G950USQS6DSJ3/G950USQS6DSJ1 for the S8 and G955USQS6DSJ3/G955USQS6DSJ1 for the S8 Plus.

October 22, 2019: The Unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8 in the US are receiving the October security update starting today. Coming in as build DSJ1, the software version of the updates for the S8 and S8 Plus is G950U1UES6DSJ1 and G955U1UES6DSJ1, Samsung revealed.

October 21, 2019: The S8 and S8+ handsets at T-Mobile are receiving the October security update starting today, coming in as build DSJ3 — that’s version G950USQU6DSJ3 for the S8, while G955USQU6DSJ3 for the S8+. Nothing else was noted as part of the changelog by T-Mobile.

October 18, 2019: The S8 and S8+ at AT&T are receiving a new update today that brings Advanced Messaging v2 to the device. Coming in as version DSH8, the updates are still based on the August patch.

October 10, 2019: A new update is available for the T-Mobile S8 and S8+ handsets, the version being DSH8. Surprisingly enough though, the update doesn’t bring September/October security patches as it still comes with August security patch only. Update, Oct 10: T-Mobile has now updated its software support pages for the S8 and S8+ for the DSH8 update, revealing that the update brings camera enhancements.

October 01, 2019: On Sep 30, the US Unlocked S8 and S8+ also started receiving the September update, as build DSI1.

September 27, 2019: The September security update is now available for the Verizon and Sprint Note 8 handsets too, rolling out as build DSI4, the full version being G955USQS6DSI4 (confirmed for Sprint).

September 18, 2019: After rolling out for the Galaxy S9 and S10 in the past few weeks, the September update is finally hitting the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus handsets too, at least for the Global variants. The build of the September OTA update is DSI4, meaning the software version for the S8 is G950FXXS5DSI4 while for the S8+, it’s G955FXXS5DSI4.

September 14, 2019: A new update for the AT&T S8 and S8+ is now live, arriving as version DSH3 and bringing is August 2019 security patch. The full software version and size of the August update for the AT&T S8 is G950USQS6DSH3 and 196MB while that for the S8+ is G955USQS6DSH3 and 189MB, says AT&T.

September 06, 2019: Samsung is rolling out a new update for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus users that comes as version DSHC. The update aims to improve the stability of the phone’s camera, which we think is our hint at fixing the focus problem with the device which many users reported recently. The new update of available as an OTA for Global variants of the S8 and S8+ with the full version being G950FXXU5DSHC and G955FXXU5DSHC respectively.

August 27, 2019: Samsung has started rolling out the August 2019 security patch for the US unlocked Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The update carries software version DSH1 —G950U1UES6DSH1 and G955U1UES6DSH1 for S8 and S8 Plus, respectively.

August 21, 2019: New update has been released for the Global variant of the Galaxy S8. The new update arrives as software version DSH5 (G950FXXS5DSH5 for the S8 and G955FXXS5DSH5 for the S8+) brings August 2019 security update to the devices.

August 19, 2019: An update has started rolling out for Galaxy S8 Plus users in Canada. The OTA update brings no visual changes and only updates the 2018 flagship’s security patch to August 2019.

Will Samsung Galaxy S8 get Android 10?

The S8 Plus is now 2+ years old, meaning and has already received two OS updates in Android Pie and Android Nougat. That means that the S8 Plus (and S8) is not eligible for the next big update it is not eligible for the next big OS update, Android 10.

However, it will continue to receive monthly security patch updates on a regular basis.

How to get Android 10 on Galaxy S8

Well, yes. On Android, you can install a custom ROM. When a custom ROM based on Android 10 is specifically made for Galaxy S8 sets, you will be able to install that and get Android 10 unofficially.

What’s bad is custom ROM is that they sometimes lack support for even the core functions, or have bad support. And there are some stability issues too, all of which make them not so suitable for a daily driver. But yes, there are some great ROMs out there that do serve well as a daily driver, so let’s not lose hope. Read more on Android 10 custom ROMs that you can expect on Galaxy S8 below.

Galaxy S8 Android 10 custom ROMs

We expect Android 10 custom ROMs to become available for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus sometime in Q2 2020. It may happen early, so sure to check this space later on.

Keep an eye on these pages for the Android 10 ROMs. However, don’t get your hopes high because this could take time, and truth be told, it’s possible that a really good Android 10 ROM doesn’t even show up.

That said, we are hopeful that the popular ROMs like LineageOS 17 and Android 10 GSI will become compatible with the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, and they should be pretty good ROMs, even suitable as a daily driver.

Samsung Galaxy S8 One UI 2.0

Well, as the One UI 2.0 update is based on Android 10, which the S8 is not eligible for, you won’t get the One UI 2.0 on your S8. For what it’s worth, Samsung has given you at least one feature from Android 10 already, in the form of sharing the password of or joining a Wi-Fi network using QR code.

Samsung Galaxy S8 update timeline

Global S8

DateSoftware versionAndroid OSChangelog
18 Sep 2019G955FXXS5DSI4Android 9September 2019 security patch (also available as G955FXXS5DSI1)
06 Sep 2019G955FXXU5DSHCAndroid 92nd update with August security patch, fixes camera stability issues (focus problem, probably)
21 Aug 2019G955FXXS5DSH5Android 9August 2019 security patch
29 May 2019G955FXXU4DSE4Android 9Improved camera stability and May 2019 security patch
17 May 2019G955FXXS4DSE1Android 9May 2019 security patch
30 Apr 2019G955FXXU4DSDAAndroid 9April 2019 security patch
18 Mar 2019G955FXXS4DSC2Android 9March 2019 security patch
15 Mar 2019G955FXXU4DSBFAndroid 9First Android 9 Pie update in France, includes One UI and March 2019 security patch
13 Mar 2019G955FXXU4CSB9Android 8.0March 2019 security update
19 Feb 2019G955FXXU4DSBAAndroid 9Installs 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 2019G955FXXS4CSB1Android 8.0February 2019 security patch
16 Feb 2019G955FXXU4ZSB9Android 9Fourth Android 9 Pie beta update with a flurry of bug fixes and optimizations
01 Feb 2019G955FXXU4ZSAIAndroid 9Third Android 9 Pie beta with February 2019 security patch
24 Jan 2019G955FXXU4ZSACAndroid 9Second Android 9 Pie beta with camera improvements, bug fixes, and more
24 Dec 2019G955FXXU4ZSA5Android 9Installs One UI beta based on Android 9 Pie [How to install]
17 Dec 2018G955FXXU4CRL3Android 8.0December 2018 security patch
23 Nov 2018G955FXXU4CRK1Android 8.0November 2018 security patch
15 Oct 2018G955FXXS4CRIAAndroid 8.0October 2018 security patch
17 Sep 2018G955FXXU4CRI5Android 8.0September 2018 security patch, AR Emoji and super slow-motion video recording features
08 Aug 2018G955FXXU3CRGHAndroid 8.0August 2018 security patch
17 July 2018G955FXXS3CRG1Android 8.0Installs July 2018 security patch and improves camera and Bluetooth stability
06 Apr 2018G955FXXU1CRC7Android 8.0Oreo for Vodafone and other carriers in Australia. Still on March patch
23 Mar 2018G955FXXU1CRC7Android 8.0March 2018 security patch
21 Feb 2018G955FXXU1CRB7Android 8.0Android Oreo bug fixer update. CRAP build (right below) was halted due to issues, which were fixed in this one, the CRB7 build
8 Feb 2018G955FXXU1CRAPAndroid 8.0Android 8.0, February 2018 security patch, Samsung Experience 9.0
11 Aug 2017G955FXXU1AQH5Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
19 Sep 2017G955FXXU1AQI7Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
08 Aug 2017G955FXXU1AQH3Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
07 Jul 2017G955FXXU1AQG5Android 7.0July 2017 security patch

AT&T S8

DateSoftware versionAndroid OSChangelog
13 Nov 2019DSJ4Android 9Camera stability improvement, QR Scanner integration, November 2019 security patch
Full software version: G950U1UEU6DSJ4 (S8), G955U1UEU6DSJ4 (S8+)
24 Oct 2019DSJ3Android 9October 2019 security patch;
Full software version: G950USQS6DSJ3 (S8), G955USQS6DSJ3 (S8+)
15 Oct 2019G955USQU6DSH8Android 9Advanced Messaging v2; Full software version: G950USQU6DSH8 (S8), G955USQU6DSH8 (S8+)
10 Sep 2019G955USQS6DSH3Android 9August 2019 security patch
31 Jul 2019G955USQS6DSG4Android 9July 2019 security patch
18 June 2019G955USQS5DSE5Android 9May 2019 security patch, Qualcomm baseline update, and bug fixes
11 May 2019G955USQU5DSD3Android 9April 2019 security patch and fix for BSCP/VPN failure
29 Mar 2019G955USQU5DSC1Android 9Installs Android 9 Pie update with Samsung One UI, Support for Wi-Fi Calling and Video Calling on FirstNet, and March 2019 security patch
04 Mar 2019G955USQS5CSB1Android 8.0February 2019 security patch
28 Jan 2019G955USQU5CSA4Android 8.0January 2019 security patch
31 Dec 2018G955USQS5CRL1Android 8.0December 2018 security patch
05 Dec 2018G955USQU5CRK1Android 8.0November 2018 security patch
26 Oct 2018G955USQU5CRIBAndroid 8.0October 2018 security patch, Super Slow Motion and AR Emoji added to the camera
25 Sep 2018G955USQS5CRI4Android 8.0September 2018 security patch
31 Aug 2018G955USQS5CRH1Android 8.0August 2018 security patch
21 Aug 2018G955USQU5CRG3Android 8.0Bug fixes and performance improvements
18 July 2018G955USQS5CRF5Android 8.0July 2018 security patch
07 July 2018G955USQU4CRE9Android 8.0June 2018 security patch
23 May 2018G955USQS3CRE2Android 8.0May 2018 security patch
09 May 2018G955USQU3CRD4Android 8.0April 2018 security patch, Stability improvement, and Knox fix
20 Mar 2018G955USQU2CRB9Android 8.0Android 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 2018G955USQS2BRB1Android 7.0February 2018 security patch
27 Dec 2017G955USQS2BQL1Android 7.0December 2017 security updates, including BlueBorne Fix
08 Dec 2017G955USQU2BQK5Android 7.0Support 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 2017G955USQU1AQJCAndroid 7.0Fixes KRACK Wi-Fi security issue, and installs October 2017 security patch
21 Aug 2017G955USQU1AQGLAndroid 7.0Network 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 2017G955USQS1AQG1Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
22 June 2017G955USQS1AQF7Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
13 June 2017G955USQU1AQEFAndroid 7.0May 2017 security patch, Bixby update, SD card sync and file transfer issue fixes and messaging enhancements
27 Mar 2017G955USQU1AQDEAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch
17 Feb 2017G955USQU1AQD9Android 7.0Initial release

Sprint S8

DateSoftware versionAndroid OSChangelog
27 Sep 2019G955USQS6DSI4Android 9Up to September 2019 security patch
19 Apr 2019G955USQU5DSD3Android 9April 2019 security patches, bug fixes and performance improvements
26 Mar 2019G955USQU5DSC1Android 9Installs Android 9 Pie update with Samsung One UI and March 2019 security patch
28 Jan 2019G955USQU4CSA4Android 8.0January 2019 security patch and bug fixes
04 Oct 2018G955USQU5CRIBAndroid 8.0October 2018 security patch, VoLTE, AR Emojis, super slow motion recording, and more
06 Aug 2018G955USQU5CRG3Android 8.0June/July 2018 security patch
27 May 2018G955USQS3CRE2Android 8.0May 2018 security patch
17 Mar 2018G955USQU2CRB9Android 8.0Android 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 2017G955USQU1AQGLAndroid 7.0Calling Plus, July 2017 security patch, and new features in Messaging app
10 July 2017G955USQU1AQFJAndroid 7.0June 2017 Android Security Patches, Find My Mobile, LTE Roaming fix, SMS Fix for “(/5)Ok”
07 June 2017G955USQU1AQEFAndroid 7.0May 2017 security patch and  LTE Band performance improvements (HPUE) Qualcomm patch 2034170
05 May 2017G955USQU1AQDERed 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 2017G955USQU1AQD9Android 7.0April 2017 security patch

T-Mobile S8

DateSoftware versionAndroid OSChangelog
21 Oct 2019G955USQU6DSJ3Android 9October 2019 security patch
10 Oct 2019G955USQU6DSH8Android 9Camera enhancements (still on August 2019 security patch)
23 Aug 2019G955USQS6DSH3Android 9August 2019 security patch; fixes QualPwn exploit
24 Jul 2019G955USQS6DSG4Android 9May, June and July 2019 security patches
24 May 2019G955USQU5DSD3Android 9April 2019 security patch
29 Mar 2019G955USQU5DSC1Android 9Installs Android 9 Pie update with Samsung One UI and March 2019 security patch. The update also includes Stir and Shaken feature, band 28 support, and enables RCS over 2G/3G
06 Dec 2018G955USQU5CRK1Android 8.0November 2018 security patch
29 Oct 2018G955USQU5CRIBAndroid 8.0September and October 2018 security patch, RCS Universal Profile support (allows sending up to 100MB files via messaging app), and more
31 Aug 2018G955USQS5CRH1Android 8.0August 2018 security patch
19 Aug 2018G955USQU5CRG3Android 8.0July 2018 security patch and Samsung VOC fix
17 June 2018G955USQU4CRE9Android 8.0June 2018 security patch
23 May 2018G955USQS3CRE2Android 8.0May 2018 security patch
30 Apr 2018G955USQU3CRD4Android 8.0April 2018 security patch
17 Mar 2018G955USQU2CRB9Android 8.0Android 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 2017G955USQU1AQHDAndroid 7.0IMS roaming updates, various system improvements, and August 2017 security patch
18 July 2017G955USQU1AQGAAndroid 7.0July 2017 security patch
08 July 2017G955USQU1AQFJAndroid 7.0June 2017 security patch,
DIGITS update, Qualcomm update for microphone fix, Bixby enhancements, Various system improvements
06 June 2017G955USQU1AQEFAndroid 7.0May 2017 security update, Android Pay, and Bixby enhancements
01 May 2017G955USQU1AQDEAndroid 7.0Fix for Red Tint on display
20 April 2017G955USQU1AQD9Android 7.0April 2017 security patch
11 April 2017G955USQU1AQC9Android 7.0Initial release

Verizon S8

DateSoftware versionAndroid OSChangelog
25 Oct 2019DSJ1Android 9October 2019 security patch;
Full software version: G950USQS6DSJ1 (S8), G955USQS6DSJ1 (S8+)
27 Sep 2019G955USQS6DSI4Android 9September 2019 security patch
22 Aug 2019G955USQS6DSH2Android 9August 2019 security patch
23 Jul 2019G955USQU5DSG7Android 9June and July 2019 security patch
03 Jun 2019G955USQU5DSDAAndroid 9April and May 2019 security patch
04 Apr 2019G955USQU5DSC1Android 9Installs Android 9 Pie update with Samsung One UI and March 2019 security patch
04 Mar 2019G955USQS5CSB1Android 8.0February 2019 security patch
17 Jan 2019G955USQU5CSA4Android 8.0January 2019 security patch
19 Nov 2018G955USQU5CRK1Android 8.0November 2018 security patch
22 Oct 2018G955USQS5CRIBAndroid 8.0October security update with AR Emoji and super slow-mo 960FPS video recording
26 Sep 2018G955USQS5CRI4Android 8.0September 2018 security patch
29 Aug 2018G955USQU5CRH1Android 8.0August 2018 security patch
19 June 2018G955USQU4CRE9Android 8.0June 2018 security patch and Wi-Fi Calling Auto-On feature
5 Apr 2018G955USQU2CRC5Andr0id 8.0March 2018 security patch
15 March 2018G955USQU2CRB9Android 8.0Android 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 2018G955USQS2BRB1Android 7.0February 2018 security patch
02 Oct 2017G955USQS1AQI6Android 7.0Blueborne security patch
28 Aug 2017G955USQU1AQGLAndroid 7.0August 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 2017G955USQU1AQG4Android 7.0June 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 2017G955USQU1AQEFAndroid 7.0May 2017 security patch, Android Pay
Bixby improvements, Advanced Calling (Wi-Fi Calling) performance improvements, and general bug fixes
11 May 2017G955USQU1AQDFAndroid 7.0Red Tint on display fix
20 April 2017G955USQU1AQD9Android 7.0April 2017 security patch
20 April 2017G955USQU1AQC8Android 7.0Initial release

US Unlocked S8

DateSoftware versionAndroid OSChangelog
22 Oct 2019DSJ1Android 9October 2019 security patch
Version: G950U1UES6DSJ1 (S8) | G955U1UES6DSJ1 (S8+)
30 Sep 2019DSI1Android 9September 2019 security patch
Version: S8 – G950U1UES6DSI1 | S8+ – G955U1UES6DSI1
27 Aug 2019DSH1Android 9August 2019 security patch
07 Apr 2019G955U1UEU5DSC1Android 9Installs stable Android 9 Pie update with Samsung One UI and March 2019 security patch
05 Mar 2019G955U1UES5CSB2Android 8.0February 2019 security patch
23 Feb 2019G955U1UEU5ZSBBAndroid 9Installs 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 2019G955U1UEU5ZSABAndroid 9Installs One UI beta based on Android 9 Pie and January 2019 security patch
04 Sep 2018G955U1UEU5CRH3Android 8.0August 2018 security patch
19 July 2018G955U1UES5CRF5Android 8.0June and July 2018 security patch
24 May 2018G955U1UES3CRE2Android 8.0May 2018 security patch
04 Apr 2018G955U1UEU2CRB9Android 8.0Installs 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 2017G955U1UEU1AQH3Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
10 Jul 2017G955U1UEU1AQG2Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
25 May 2017G955U1UEU1AQE3Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
27 Apr 2017G955U1UEU1AQDCAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch

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.

→ Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus update issues?

Whatever be your query as regards Galaxy S8 Plus update, just feel free to ask us in the comments section below.

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