Android 8.0 Oreo update is now available for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Snapdragon variants. The Galaxy Note 8 is one of the best devices of 2017 and the device came with old android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. If you want to upgrade your Galaxy Note 8 to Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware then you are at right place. This latest Oreo update comes with build ID N950USQU2CQL1 along with the latest security patch, Samsung Experience 9.0 and brings all Android 8.0 Oreo features. it’s not a stable or final build, but it seems to be working well enough as a trial firmware. The Android 8.0 Oreo is not an official version but a leaked which is available for unlocked Snapdragon-powered Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950U in US variants. We do not recommend flashing this unofficial build but if you don’t wait for the official build from Samsung then by following this simple step by step guide, you can easily update your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950U to Android 8.0 Oreo beta official update.
The Android 8.0 Oreo firmware update comes with many new features and changes like snooze notifications, the ability to turn off notification badges, better battery life and many other improvements through which your phone runs a lot faster and more smoothly. We suggest before flashing this official update to take the full backup of all your valuable data. If you are interested in installing Android 8.0 Oreo beta official update on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Snapdragon SM-N950U variants then go ahead and follow the given steps.
This guide containing the Official Android 8.0 Oreo firmware and instructions can be used only with the Galaxy Note 8 . Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your device by navigating to Settings > About Phone, the model number of your device must be SM-C900F.
AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 during or after the installation of Android 8.0 Oreo Proceed at your risk.
Before Getting Started:
- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy Note 8 , in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve correctly installed the Galaxy Note 8 USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your Galaxy Note 8 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
- If you have a custom ROM installed on the phone, then after installing this stock update, it will be lost.
- The stock version will replace the custom recovery.
- If the Galaxy Note 8 will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
- Check the battery level of your Galaxy Note 8, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.
- Download the Android 8.0 Oreo OTA zip (BQK2 to CQL1 ) Official update from here
- Download the Android 8.0 Oreo BQK2 firmware from here
- Download ODIN v3.0.9
How to Flash N950USQU2CQL1 Android 8.0 Oreo Update for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 :
Step No 1: – First, download Android 8.0 Oreo official update and Odin v3.10.7 for Galaxy Note 8 on the desktop of your PC.
Step No 2: – Now, extract the archived contents to get the tar.md5 update file. Don’t extract the tar.md5 firmware update file.
Step No 3: – Turn OFF your Galaxy Note 8 to boot into Download Mode.
Step No 4: – Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home+ Power keys at the same time for a while till the construction Android robot and a triangle appear. Now press the Power button once again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
Step No 5: – Launch Odin tool on your PC as an Administrator and plug your phone into your PC while your phone is in the Download Mode.
Step No 6: – One of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.
Step No 7: – Select the firmware files tar.md5 that you want to flash on your Galaxy Note 8 . (Already extracted in Step No 1)
Click on ‘AP’ and select file with ‘AP’ in its name.
Click on ‘CP’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with ‘CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘BL’ and select file with ‘BL’ in it’s name. Ignore if there is no such file.
Step No 8: – In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticked, but the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
Step No 9: – Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. It will take a few minutes.
Step No 10: – Once the installation process is successfully finished, the Galaxy Note 8 will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware update.