Galaxy S8 update: T-Mobile and AT&T rolling out May patch

Samsung Galaxy S8 update

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).

The Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 smartphones is now available in various regions across the globe. The rollout started with the international variant, model no. SM-G950F, but now it’s available in the US too (SM-G955U). For more details, check out the respective sections below.

Related: Galaxy S7 Oreo update news

Galaxy S8 Android 8.0 update release details

Samsung
Galaxy S8
Launch OS Current OS Android 8.0 Oreo
Global
Unlocked
Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0 Released on 08 Feb 2018
AT&T Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0 Released on 20 Mar 2018
Sprint Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0 Released on 17 Mar 2018
T-Mobile Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0 Released on 17 Mar 2018
Verizon Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0 Released on 15 Mar 2018
US Cellular Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 7.0
Nougat
Released on 20 Mar 2018
Canada Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0 Released on 19 Mar 2018
Unlocked
(USA)
Android 7.0
Nougat
Android 8.0 Released on 4 April 2018

International Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)

Android 8.0: Released on February 08, 2018.

Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
06 Apr 2018 G950FXXU1CRC7 Android 8.0 Oreo for Australia (Vodafone and other carriers)
23 Mar 2018 G950FXXU1CRC7 Android 8.0 March 2018 security patch
21 Feb 2018 G950FXXU1CRB7 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.
23 Feb 2018 G950FXXU1CRB7 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. This is for the DUAL SIM model, SM-G950FD (as shown in the software version info in Settings.
8 Feb 2018 G950FXXU1CRAP 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 G950FXXU1AQH5 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
08 Aug 2017 G950FXXU1AQH3 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
19 Sep 2017 G950FXXU1AQI7 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
07 Jul 2017 G950FXXU1AQG5 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch

AT&T Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)

Android 8.0: Released on March 20, 2018.

Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
25 May 2018 G950USQS3CRE2 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
9 May 2018 G950USQU3CRD4 Android 8.0 April 2018 security patch, stability improvement, and Knox fix
20 Mar 2018 G950USQU2CRB9 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 Mar 2018 G950USQS2BRB1 Android 7.0 February 2018 security patch
27 Dec 2017 G950USQS2BQL1 Android 7.0 December 2017 security patch and BlueBorne Fix
8 Dec 2017 G950USQU2BQK5 Android 7.0 Support for new Mobile Hotspot APN, HDR API for DirecTV, other various improvements and bug fixes, and November 2017 Android device 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 G950USQU1AQJC Android 7.0 Fixes KRACK Wi-Fi security issue, and installs October 2017 security patch
21 Aug 2017 G950USQU1AQGL 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 G950USQS1AQG1 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
22 June 2017 G950USQS1AQF7 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
13 June 2017 G950USQU1AQEF Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch, Bixby update, SD card sync and file transfer issue fixes and messaging enhancements
27 Mar 2017 G950USQU1AQDE Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
17 Feb 2017 G950USQU1AQD9 Android 7.0 Initial release

Sprint Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)

Android 8.0: Released on March 17, 2018.

Date Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
17 Mar 2018 G950USQU2CRB9 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 G950USQU1AQGL Android 7.0 Calling Plus, July 2017 security patch, and new features in Messaging app
10 July 2017 G950USQU1AQFJ Android 7.0 June 2017 Android Security Patches, Find My Mobile, LTE Roaming fix, SMS Fix for “(/5)Ok”
07 June 2017 G950USQU1AQEF Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch and  LTE Band performance improvements (HPUE) Qualcomm patch 2034170
05 May 2017 G950USQU1AQDE 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 G950USQU1AQD9 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch

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T-Mobile Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)

Android 8.0: Released on March 17, 2018.

Date Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
23 May 2018 G950USQS3CRE2 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
30 Apr 2018 G950USQU3CRD4 Android 8.0 April 2018 security patch
17 Mar 2018 G950USQU2CRB9 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.
Size: 1549MB
28 Sep 2017 G950USQU1AQHD Android 7.0 IMS roaming updates, various system improvements, and August 2017 security patch
18 July 2017 G950USQU1AQGA Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
08 July 2017 G950USQU1AQFJ Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch,
DIGITS update, Qualcomm update for microphone fix, Bixby enhancements, Various system improvements
06 June 2017 G950USQU1AQEF Android 7.0 May 2017 security update, Android Pay, and Bixby enhancements
01 May 2017 G950USQU1AQDE Android 7.0 Fix for Red Tint on display
20 April 2017 G950USQU1AQD9 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
11 April 2017 G950USQU1AQC9 Android 7.0 Initial release

Also check out: Galaxy S7 Edge update

Verizon Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)

Android 8.0: Released on March 15, 2018.

Date Update Download Link Android OS Changelog
24 May 2018 G950USQS3CRE2 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
05 Apr 2018 G950USQU2CRC5 Android 8.0 March 2018 security patch
15 March 2018 G950USQU2CRB9 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 G950USQS2BRB1 Android 7.0 February 2018 security patch
30 Oct 2017 G950USQS1AQJA Android 7.0 Krack security patch
02 Oct 2017 G950USQS1AQI6 Android 7.0 Blueborne security patch
28 Aug 2017 G950USQU1AQGL 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 G950USQU1AQG4 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 G950USQU1AQEF 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 G950USQU1AQDF Android 7.0 Red Tint on display fix
20 April 2017 G950USQU1AQD9 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch

US Cellular Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)

Android 8.0: Released on March 20, 2018.

For US Cellular firmware, the filename ends with USC. Well, USC is code for US Cellular in this stuff.

Date Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
20 Mar 2018 G950USQU2CRB9 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 G950USQS1AQF7 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
 24 May 2017 G950USQU1AQEF Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
 27 Apr 2017 G950USQU1AQDE Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
 07 Apr 2017 G950USQU1AQD9 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch

Canadian Galaxy S8 (SM-G950W)

Android 8.0: Released on March 17, 2018.

The Android 8.0 Oreo update is now available for the Galaxy S8 smartphone in Canada, where we can confirm the following carriers have already begun the OTA rollout.

  • Bell Mobile
  • Globalive Wind Mobile
  • Telus
  • Vidéotron
  • SaskTel
  • EastLink
  • Koodo Mobile
  • Virgin Mobile
  • Rogers
  • Fido Mobile

The Android 8.0 OS gets you some great features like picture-in-picture, Autofill, redefined Settings app, revamped notifications center, notification snooze, etc. stuff.

Date Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
19 Mar 2018 G950WVLU2BRB7 Android 8.0 Oreo 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.
 12 Jun 2017 G950WVLS1AQF7 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
 24 May 2017 G950WVLU1AQEJ Android 7.0 May 2017 security patch
 07 Apr 2017 G950WVLU1AQD9 Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
 27 Apr 2017 G950WVLU1AQDE Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch

Galaxy S8 Unlocked (SM-G950U1)

Android 8.0 release: April 2018 (expected)

Date Firmware Download Android OS Changelog
24 May 2018 G950U1UES3CRE2 Android 8.0 May 2018 patch
4 Apr 2018 G950U1UEU2CRB9 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.
8 Aug 2017 G950U1UEU1AQH3 Android 7.0 August 2017 security patch
10 Jul 2017 G950U1UEU1AQG2 Android 7.0 July 2017 security patch
25 May 2017 G950U1UEU1AQE3 Android 7.0 June 2017 security patch
27 Apr 2017 G950U1UEU1AQDC Android 7.0 April 2017 security patch
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?

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