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Galaxy S8 update: Verizon rolling out October patch

October 23, 2019: One of the biggest telecom companies in the US, Verizon, has started rolling out an update to the Galaxy S8. Carrying software version G950USQS6DSJ1, the OTA brings the October 2019 security patch.

August 19, 2019: An update has started rolling out for Galaxy S8 users in Canada. The update brings no visual changes and only bumps up the security patch to August 2019.

June 19, 2019: You can now update your AT&T S8 variant to a new May 2019 security patch as version G950USQS5DSE5. The S8 also gets Qualcomm baseline update via this same software as well as the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.

May 30, 2019: T-Mobile has a new update for the Galaxy S8 arriving as version G950USQU5DSD3. The update installs April 2019 security patch, the first update since the carrier released Pie back in March.


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Get all the news regarding the software update for the Galaxy S8 handsets here, for all the popular models including those in the US at T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless. Accordingly, the page is divided into sections, as per model no., each having a table listing the latest software version and its changelog (monthly security patches).

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Software update timeline

International Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)

  • Android Pie released on February 19, 2019
DateSoftware version | Changelog
29 May 2019G950FXXU4DSE4 | Improved camera stability and May 2019 security patch
17 May 2019G950FXXS4DSE1 | May 2019 security patch
30 Apr 2019G950FXXU4DSDA | April 2019 security patch
18 Mar 2019G950FXXS4DSC2 | March 2019 security patch

AT&T Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)

DateSoftware version | Changelog
18 June 2019G950USQS5DSE5 | May 2019 security patch, Qualcomm baseline update, and bug fixes
08 May 2019G950USQU5DSD3 | April 2019 security patch and fix for BSCP/VPN failure.
29 Mar 2019G950USQU5DSC1 | Installs 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 2019G950USQS5CSB1 | February 2019 security patch

Sprint Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)

  • Android Pie stable available as of March 26, 2019
DateFirmware DownloadAndroid OSChangelog
19 Apr 2019G950USQU5DSD3Android 9April 2019 security patch, bug fixes, and performance improvements
26 Mar 2019G950USQU5DSC1Android 9Installs Android 9 Pie update with Samsung One UI and March 2019 security patch
28 Jan 2019G950USQU4CSA4Android 8.0January 2019 security patch and bug fixes
04 Oct 2018G950USQU5CRIBAndroid 8.0October 2018 security patch, AR Emoji, VoLTE, super slow-mo video recording and more
06 Aug 2018G950USQU5CRG3Android 8.0June/July 2018 security patch
27 May 2018G950USQS3CRE2Android 8.0May 2018 security patch
17 Mar 2018G950USQU2CRB9Android 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 2017G950USQU1AQGLAndroid 7.0Calling Plus, July 2017 security patch, and new features in Messaging app
10 July 2017G950USQU1AQFJAndroid 7.0June 2017 Android Security Patches, Find My Mobile, LTE Roaming fix, SMS Fix for “(/5)Ok”
07 June 2017G950USQU1AQEFAndroid 7.0May 2017 security patch and  LTE Band performance improvements (HPUE) Qualcomm patch 2034170
05 May 2017G950USQU1AQDERed 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 2017G950USQU1AQD9Android 7.0April 2017 security patch

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T-Mobile Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)

DateFirmware DownloadAndroid OSChangelog
24 May 2019G950USQU5DSD3Android 9April 2019 security patch
29 Mar 2019G950USQU5DSC1Android 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 2018G950USQU5CRK1Android 8.0November 2018 security patch
29 Oct 2018G950USQU5CRIBAndroid 8.0September and October 2018 security patch, RCS Universal Profile support (allows sending up to 100MB files via messaging app), and more
31 Aug 2018G950USQS5CRH1Android 8.0August 2018 security patch
19 Aug 2018G950USQU5CRG3Android 8.0July 2018 security patch and Samsung VOC fix
17 June 2018G950USQU4CRE9Android 8.0June 2018 security patch, various bug fixes, and stability enhancements.
23 May 2018G950USQS3CRE2Android 8.0May 2018 security patch.
30 Apr 2018G950USQU3CRD4Android 8.0April 2018 security patch.
17 Mar 2018G950USQU2CRB9Android 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. Size: 1549MB
28 Sep 2017G950USQU1AQHDAndroid 7.0IMS roaming updates, various system improvements, and August 2017 security patch.
18 July 2017G950USQU1AQGAAndroid 7.0July 2017 security patch.
08 July 2017G950USQU1AQFJAndroid 7.0June 2017 security patch,
DIGITS update, Qualcomm update for microphone fix, Bixby enhancements, and various system improvements.
06 June 2017G950USQU1AQEFAndroid 7.0May 2017 security update, Android Pay, and Bixby enhancements.
01 May 2017G950USQU1AQDEAndroid 7.0Fix for Red Tint on display.
20 April 2017G950USQU1AQD9Android 7.0April 2017 security patch.
11 April 2017G950USQU1AQC9Android 7.0Initial release.

Also check out: Galaxy S7 Edge update

Verizon Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)

  • Android Pie stable released on April 04, 2019
DateUpdate Download LinkAndroid OSChangelog
23 Oct 2019G950USQS6DSJ1Android 9October 2019 security patch
04 Apr 2019G950USQU5DSC1Android 9Installs Android 9 Pie, Samsung One UI, and March 2019 security patch
17 Jan 2019G950USQU5CSA4Android 8.0January 2019 security patch
19 Nov 2018G950USQU5CRK1Android 8.0November 2018 security patch
22 Oct 2018G950USQU5CRIBAndroid 8.0October security update with AR Emoji and super slow-mo 960FPS video recording
26 Sep 2018G950USQS5CRI4Android 8.0September 2018 security patch
29 Aug 2018G950USQU5CRH1Android 8.0August 2018 security patch
19 Jun 2018G950USQU4CRE9Android 8.0June 2018 security patch and Wi-Fi Calling Auto On feature
24 May 2018G950USQS3CRE2Android 8.0May 2018 security patch
05 Apr 2018G950USQU2CRC5Android 8.0March 2018 security patch
15 March 2018G950USQU2CRB9Android 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 2018G950USQS2BRB1Android 7.0February 2018 security patch
30 Oct 2017G950USQS1AQJAAndroid 7.0Krack security patch
02 Oct 2017G950USQS1AQI6Android 7.0Blueborne security patch
28 Aug 2017G950USQU1AQGLAndroid 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 2017G950USQU1AQG4Android 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 2017G950USQU1AQEFAndroid 7.0May 2017 security patch, Android Pay
Bixby improvements, Advanced Calling (Wi-Fi Calling) performance improvements, and general bug fixes
11 May 2017G950USQU1AQDFAndroid 7.0Red Tint on display fix
20 April 2017G950USQU1AQD9Android 7.0April 2017 security patch

US Cellular Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)

  • Android Pie stable to arrive in April 2019
DateFirmware DownloadAndroid OSChangelog
26 Dec 2018G950USQS5CRL1Android 8.0December 2018 security update
09 Dec 2018G950USQU5CRK1Android 8.0November 2018 security update
06 Oct 2018G950USQS5CRI4Android 8.0September 2018 security update
03 Sep 2018G950USQU5CRG3Android 8.0July 2018 security update
20 Mar 2018G950USQU2CRB9Android 8.0Upgrade 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 2017G950USQS1AQF7Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
 24 May 2017G950USQU1AQEFAndroid 7.0May 2017 security patch
 27 Apr 2017G950USQU1AQDEAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch
 07 Apr 2017G950USQU1AQD9Android 7.0April 2017 security patch

Canadian Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)

  • Android Pie stable released on April 01, 2019
DateFirmware DownloadAndroid OSChangelog
19 Aug 2019NAAndroid 9August 2019 security patch
01 Apr 2019G950WVLU5CSC1Android 9Installs Android 9 Pie update with Samsung One UI and March 2019 security patch
21 Jan 2019G950WVLS5BSA1Android 8.0January 2019 security patch
02 Dec 2018G950WVLU5BRJ2Android 8.0November 2018 security patch
18 Oct 2018G950WVLU5BRI6Android 8.0Added Wi-Fi Calling feature and October 2018 security patch
19 Mar 2018G950WVLU2BRB7Android 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.
 12 Jun 2017G950WVLS1AQF7Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
 24 May 2017G950WVLU1AQEJAndroid 7.0May 2017 security patch
 07 Apr 2017G950WVLU1AQD9Android 7.0April 2017 security patch
 27 Apr 2017G950WVLU1AQDEAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch

U.S. Unlocked Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U1)

  • Android Pie released on April 07, 2019
DateFirmware DownloadAndroid OSChangelog
07 Apr 2019G950U1UEU5DSC1Android 9Installs Android 9 Pie stable update with Samsung One UI and March 2019 security patch
05 Mar 2019G950U1UES5CSB2Android 8.0February 2019 security update
23 Feb 2019G950U1UEU5ZSBBAndroid 9Installs Android Pie beta 2 with February 2019 security patch, fixes a number of bugs related to the camera, mobile data connectivity, network initialization, importing TV screen via Smart View, battery drain and general optimizations and more
25 Jan 2019G950U1UEU5ZSABAndroid 9Installs One UI beta based on Android 9 Pie and January 2019 security patch
04 Sep 2018G950U1UEU5CRH3Android 8.0August 2018 security patch
19 Jul 2018G950U1UES5CRF5Android 8.0June and July 2028 security patch
24 May 2018G950U1UES3CRE2Android 8.0May 2018 patch
4 Apr 2018G950U1UEU2CRB9Android 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.
8 Aug 2017G950U1UEU1AQH3Android 7.0August 2017 security patch
10 Jul 2017G950U1UEU1AQG2Android 7.0July 2017 security patch
25 May 2017G950U1UEU1AQE3Android 7.0June 2017 security patch
27 Apr 2017G950U1UEU1AQDCAndroid 7.0April 2017 security patch

Galaxy S8 Android 9 Pie update release date

ModelLaunch OSCurrent OSAndroid 9 Pie
Global
Unlocked
Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 9 PieReleased on 19 February 2019
AT&TAndroid 7.0
Nougat
Android 9 PieReleased on 29 March 2019
SprintAndroid 7.0
Nougat
Android 9 PieReleased on 26 March 2019
T-MobileAndroid 7.0
Nougat
Android 9 PieReleased on 29 March 2019
VerizonAndroid 7.0
Nougat
Android 9 PieReleased on 04 April 2019
US CellularAndroid 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0Expected in April 2019
CanadaAndroid 7.0
Nougat
Android 9 PieReleased on 01 April 2019
Unlocked
(USA)
Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 9 PieReleased on 07 April 2019

Samsung Galaxy S8 users in Europe and North America, including Canada, can now download and install the stable update to Android 9 Pie. This is for models SM-G950F, SM-G950U, and SM-G950W, respectively.

The American unlocked variant (SM-G950U1) has also been updated to Pie.

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.

Galaxy S8 firmware download

In the table above for each Galaxy S8 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 (check with model no.), and install it yourself.

Installation is pretty easy, but if you are new, it could be a bit time consuming to you. Download the firmware (update version given above) for your Galaxy S8 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 to install the update.

Galaxy S8 update issues?

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

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