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How To Update AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Official Firmware

Good news, Android 8.0 Oreo is now ready to install on your Samsung AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Finally, Samsung has started rolling out the beta official update for AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in the USA, UK, and Korea which is based on Android 8.0 Oreo OS. This is the first Samsung smartphones to get the Oreo official beta update. This latest update comes with build ID number 950USQU1ZQJJ/ G955USQU1ZQJJ along with the latest September security patch. The Android 8.0 Oreo update comes with amazing features like Picture-in-Picture mode, improved Google Assistant, Notification Dots and many other new features, improvements and bug fixes. Samsung rolling out the beta update via OTA (Over-the-Air), which means that not all users can get the update at the same time. So if you have not yet received the Android 8.0 Oreo beta official update in your region and you are excited to get the experience of the latest Android OS then still you can install it manually by using Odin app.

By following this simple step by step guide, you can easily update your AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to Android 8.0 Oreo beta firmware. Once you install this official update, after that you will get Samsung Experience 9.0 along with some new features and changes. If you are interested in installing Android 8.0 Oreo beta official update on Samsung AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus then go ahead and follow the given steps.

Note:

This guide containing the Official Android 8.0 Oreo firmware and instructions can be used only with the AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. 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- G950U / SM- G955U.

Warning:

AndroidXDA.net will not be held responsible for any damage occurred to your Samsung AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus 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 AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
  • Verify that you’ve correctly installed the AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus USB Drivers on the PC.
  • Enable USB Debugging Mode on your AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus 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 AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will no longer belong to a rooted version, once the stock firmware installed.
  • Check the battery level of your AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, and it should be charged at least about 80% before proceeding to the installation guide.

Required Files:

Steps to Update Samsung AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to Android 8.0 Oreo Beta Official Update:

Step No 1: – First, download Android 8.0 Oreo and Odin v3.10.7 for AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus 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 AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus 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 to 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 AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. (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 AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.

Done! You have successfully updated Samsung AT&T Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware update.

Written by Bhatti Junaid

He continuously writes tech articles and development code. Also, appreciates excellent food, exceptional coffee and great company. He has written 266 guides and other posts.

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