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Galaxy S8 Plus Android Pie update and other news: AR Emoji and Super slow mo available for Verizon variant

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.

The Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 Plus is now available across the globe and next in line is Samsung Android 9 Pie update. The Oreo rollout started with the international variant, model no. SM-G955F and we expect the same to happen with respect to Pie, followed by U.S. carrier variants deep into Q2 2019.

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Galaxy S8 Plus Android Pie update release

Samsung
Galaxy S8 Plus
Launch OS Current OS Android 9 Pie
Global
Unlocked
Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0
Oreo
Expected in Q2 2019
AT&T Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0
Oreo
Expected in Q2 2019
Sprint Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0
Oreo
Expected in Q2 2019
T-Mobile Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0
Oreo
Expected in Q2 2019
Verizon Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0
Oreo
Expected in Q2 2019
US Cellular Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0 Oreo Expected in Q2 2019
Canada Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0
Oreo
Expected in Q2 2019
Unlocked
(USA)
Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0
Oreo
Expected in Q2 2019

To get a better picture of when Samsung Galaxy S8+ will receive the update to Android Pie, we can start by looking at what happened to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge with respect to Android Oreo update. Playing second fiddle to the Galaxy S8 just like the S8 is now second in command to the Galaxy S9, the S7 started receiving Oreo in Q2 2018 after the S8 received it in Q1 2018, meaning we can only expect Pie to arrive on the S8+ somewhere in Q2 2019 after it arrives on the S9 in Q1 2019, both for the unlocked and carrier variants, although the latter will definitely take longer.

Also check out: Galaxy S8 update

International Galaxy S8 Plus (SM-G955F)

  • Android 8.0: Released on February 08, 2018
  • Android 9 Pie should arrive in Q2 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
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 8.0: Released on March 20, 2018
  • Android 9 Pie should arrive in Q2 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
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 8.0: Released on March 17, 2018
  • Android 9 Pie should arrive in Q2 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
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 8.0: Released on March 17, 2018
  • Android 9 Pie should arrive in Q2 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
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 8.0: Released on March 15, 2018
  • Android 9 Pie should arrive in Q2 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
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 8.0: Released on March 20, 2018
  • Android 9 Pie should arrive in Q2 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
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 8.0: Released on March 19, 2018
  • Android 9 Pie should arrive in Q2 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
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 8.0: Released on 4 April 2018
  • Android 9 Pie should arrive in Q2 2019
Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
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
4 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

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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This post was last modified on October 23, 2018, 2:08 am

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