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Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Oreo update rolls out (again)

Well, here we go again. The official Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+  is once more rolling out to users in Germany, with other markets expected to follow soon so long as everything goes smoothly this time.

The story of Oreo on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ has not exactly been a triumph for Samsung. After a looong period of testing, Samsung took almost two weeks to roll out the final version of Oreo after the end of the beta period. Here's how to check for the update on your device and download it.

Android Oreo OTA rollout resumed

The relief of Android fans after the long wait was soon cut short after users reported that their devices were randomly restarting after the update to Oreo. The rollout was halted, but now Samsung has resumed the process and users in Germany are now once more receiving the OTA update, this time hopefully without any problems.

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Screenshot of Oreo update information screen on the Galaxy S8. / © SamMobile

Android 8.0 Oreo's superpowers will soon be available to owners the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+, along with the latest February 2018 security patch and the new version (9.0) of the Samsung Experience UX. 

We managed to get Oreo on our own device during the initial rollout, so if you'd like a little preview of Oreo and the new Samsung Experience on the Galaxy S8, check out our first impressions in this article.

While the update will first be available in Europe, and likely first to owners of unlocked devices, we'll update information on US carriers as it becomes available.

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Android update

Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ Android 7.0 Nougat Android 8.0 Oreo Android P
T-Mobile Yes Expected ?
AT&T Yes Expected ?
Sprint Yes Expected ?
Verizon Yes Expected ?
Unlocked Yes Expected ?

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! Let's hope the story of Oreo on the Galaxy S8 has finally reached its happy ending.

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  • Great site, thank you. I have been bequeathed a Samsung S8 which is most probably network locked. It has been flashed with a custom ROM and I need to flash with stock ROM. I want to change carrier - will the flashing unlock the phone? If not will I need to install stock firmware for the original carrier (Telstra I think) - unlock - and then install firmware for preferred carrier?
    Hope this makes sense.


  • Software updates for phones can sometimes be good or bad for phones,thats why i always wait to read reviews about the updates before installing them.its the batteries that seem to get damaged or improved with updates,for a large company like Samsung they always seem to trail behind the others when it comes to Software on there products,they should be working more with Google to improve there Android software,but they keep trying with Tizen there own software but nothing seems to advance any further,Samsung should invest more into there Software Department if they want to really compete with it Number challenger Apple


  • John Kerr 6 months ago Link to comment

    Verizon released G955USQU1AQG4 at the end of July with July security patches with Google Daydream and the hide/show navbar feature among other things...


  • I love it how people predicted how great Galaxy 8 was going to be, and now... it actually might deliver. Now, I'm not one of those who predicted it would crush iPhone 8 plus.
    But I certainly respect the end product. Well, as much as "end' is applicable here. looks like we're getting what we've waited for so long.
    I'm in serious anticipation. I want this thing so much I'm obsessively reading everything about it.


  • Hello my galaxy s8 does not have navigation bar on/off switch button option in the navigation bar menu why? I set the phone up 3 days ago and it is g950fxxu1aqed and it says it is the latest firmware no update available? Is there a problem or just do i need to wait the update ?
    Yes there is NO hide unhide setting in my menu right now is this the latest update or latest update still didnt come to my phone ? And when it comes, will it be hide unhide setting ?
    Anyone help please thx


  • Madars G 7 months ago Link to comment

    Software updates is the one of the biggest samsung problem. I dont understand why i still have 7.0 while other flagships has 7.1.1. Samsung wtf are you doing i paid almost £800 for s8 plus


  • Trouble with Samsung is they rush their new devices out to beat the rest but then users pay the price for devices going wrong!


  • jcolon 8 months ago Link to comment

    i have question hoping u can help me out. i have a Samsung s8 plus and i purchased it a little bit after it released. i have a update for color optimization and am very afraid to install it because this my 2nd s8 plus. when i got my 1st s8 plus i had the same update knowing my phone didn't have any issues to begin with and when i installed it my phone got messed up it started to have the pink hue on my screen so much pink that i had to exchange it for another phone so now i have my replacement but i have that same color optimization update to install and am very afraid to install it. so im wondering when i get another update will it override this one because am so tired of postponing it all the time


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


  • Dobriy Her 10 months ago Link to comment

    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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