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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ update fixes DQA error message problem

The first Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices are starting to reach customers in the US today, and we already have a major update of the operating system available for the device from Samsung, and another one from T-Mobile. Plus, there's a fix for the Device Quality Agent issue now. Check out the details of these updates below, and how to get them.

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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Android update status

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T-Mobile Yes expected
AT&T Yes expected
Sprint Yes expected
Verizon Yes expected

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Android update

Device Quality Agent issue fixed with update

US and Canadian Galaxy S8 users have complained of an error since the latest update for their devices was installed. The problem is an error message saying "DQA keeps stopping," which pops up each minute. DQA refers to Device Quality Agent, which usually runs in the background to monitor Wi-Fi connection quality.

A temporary workaround for this problem is to turn off DQA or Wi-Fi. But, Samsung has very quickly released an update through its Galaxy Apps store to fix the issue permanently. The update comes over the air at less than a megabyte and is labeled as "urgent".

The latest major update from the manufacturer

Samsung just released a 664.21 MB update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. The Android version is still 7.0 Nougat and Samsung Experience is still in version 8.1. The update changes the firmware version to G950FXXU1AQDD. Among the new features, it offers more stability for new features such as DeX and Bixby, as well as for facial recognition.

Regarding Bixby, it is now no longer possible to remap the dedicated button for the virtual assistant, and two new icons have been added: one to activate the service, and another to activate Bixby Vision.

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After the update (right), you can access Bixby Vision directly from the virtual assistant screen by clicking on the "eye" icon. / © AndroidPIT

Check out the complete list of changes below:

  • Improved device stability and bug fixes;
  • Feature optimizations;
  • Performance improvements.
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The update changes firmware version number. / © AndroidPIT

The latest update from T-Mobile

The S8 and S8+ are now getting a couple of software updates from T-Mobile to prepare them for arrival in customers' hands. These special launch updates bring April's security patch and various software improvements for the camera app, security and facial recognition. The latest update weighs in at about 390 MB for both devices.

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For the S8, the baseband version for the first update on April 20 is G950USQU1AQD9, and the second update for April 21 is G950USQU1AQC9. For the S8+, the baseband versions are G955USQU1AQD9 and G955USQU1AQC9.

Other carriers

There's no news yet about carrier-specific updates from Sprint, AT&T, Verizon or other US wireless carriers for the Galaxy S8 and S8+. But, when we get word of when to expect updates, we'll let you know about it here.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+: how to get the latest version of the operating system

To check if your device already has latest the software update, follow these steps:

  • Step 1: Open the Settings on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8 + and scroll to the bottom. Then tap the available option, "Software Update";
  • Step 2: Then tap "Download updates manually" and see if any updates are available. If it exists, download the required files, and then tap "Install";
  • Step 3: This step can take up to twenty minutes, depending on the upgrade. When you are done, you will see a message that the process has been completed successfully.

Remember that you can always choose to have the updates download automatically from the same menu.

If you have any questions, let us know in the comments! Enjoy your new Samsung flagship.

Source: Android Central

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  • It's a privilege to be a beta user for 800 dollars ... Congratulations Samsung lol

  • Have my Galaxy S8 plus on pre-order and ordered Thin Fit from Spigen a week ago as they ship internationally. Idea was to receive Spigen case by the time S8 plus arrives. They had two shipping options, DHL with 2 days delivery indication and USPS with no delivery estimation. So I paid $13 for shipping by USPS. After one week tracking stuck and keeps showing the package is in LA, Canada (Canada?!) . So I contacted Spigen for update and reply was that shipping will take 4-7 weeks. You've got it right, 4-7 WEEKS, which is about 2 MONTHS?! And they never even cared to specify this delivery estimation in the website. So the solution they offered me is to wait for a MONTH and if by the end of May its not delivered I should contact them and they will see what they can do. $13 for international shipping with 4-7 weeks delivery? Aliexpress sales cases for $3 including delivery and those delivered within a month internationally and you are informed about estimated delivery time BEFORE you choose shipping method. Spigen charges $13 for delivery and after you pay and item is sent you become to know that delivery is 4-7 WEEKS. I asked Spigen what am I supposed to wrap my Galaxy S8 plus into untill the case may or may arrive in 2 months but they do not really care and keep saying wait till the end of May. I was buying Spigen cases for over 5 years for my phones and am now amazed by their perfect customer service. Any suggestions what I should do?

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