The latest firmware, Android Oreo has brought a lot of changes and updates. It seems that everyone wants to get their hands on it, but it is not possible for everyone to get it right away. For users who have Snapdragon Galaxy S8 and S8Plus, you are in for a treat. In this article, we are majorly going to focus on how to install Android Oreo on Snapdragon Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.

Since the update is staged released, thus not everyone is going to get it as soon as it is available on air. Initially, only the USA users will be able to install Android Oreo on Snapdragon Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Others will have to wait, however, if you don’t want to wait you can install Android Oreo right away. The steps are pretty easy and simple.

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Prerequisites to Install Android Oreo

Below are the things that you need to do and download before you get down to the installation process.

  1. You need to make sure that the USB debugging mode of your phone is enabled.
  2. It is imperative to create a backup of your data including pictures, contacts and other things.
  3. You should have the latest USB drivers for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. Also, ensure that these drivers are properly integrated.
  4. The tutorial is only for Galaxy S8 G950U / Galaxy S8+ G955U. Please do not try it on any other variant of the phone or any other phone even.
  5. Your phone should have a minimum battery life of 70 percent. A shut down during the installation process can cause serious problems.

The Complete Guideline to Install Android Oreo on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus

Step 1: The first thing that you need to do is to download the files below on your personal computer. Before downloading just make sure that you have the right model number.

  1. BRB1 Firmware for Galaxy S8+ G955U (You will have to extract this fill on your computer)
  2. BRB1 Firmware for Galaxy S8 G950U (Again extract this file on your computer as well)
  3. Android Oreo Update for Galaxy S8 Plus G955U ( You will have to copy this file onto the external memory of your smartphone)
  4. Android Oreo Update for Galaxy S8 Plus G955U (Copy this file to the external memory as well)

Step 2: To install Android Oreo 8.0, you will need Odin. If you already have it, great else download it from the Link.

Step 3: Enter the download mode on your phone. To do so, press and hold the Bixby button along with the Volume down button. Then press the power button until you tend to see a triangle and construction Android robot on your phone. To confirm entry into the download mode, you should press the Power button again.

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Step 4: It is important that you have installed your Phone’s drivers on your PC. If they are not installed, download and install them from here.

Step 5: Launch Odin on your PC, but make sure that your phone is in the download mode before you connect it to the computer.

Step 6: You will see the ID: COM boxes turn yellow provided your Galaxy S8 is connected successfully. A COM port number will be present as well. You will have to wait for a couple of seconds, however, if it does not work, try reconnecting.

Step 7: You now have to flash the files on your phone. The files that we mentioned in step 1.

  • Select file with AP in its name from the AP folder.
  • Select MODEM file in the CP folder. In case you don’t’ find such a file ignore the step.
  • Select CSC file in the CSC folder. If you don’t find such a file ignore the step.
  • Select .pit file in the PIT folder. In case you don’t’ find such a file ignore the step.
  • Select BL file in the BL folder. Can’t find the file, ignore the step.

For users using an older version of ODIN, check for the below abbreviations.

  • CP = Modem
  • BL = Bootloader
  • AP = PDA

Step 8: Check the F.Reset Times and Auto Reboot options in Odin. Also, ensure that only the .PIT file is checked.

Step 9: To instigate the installation process, you need to hit the start button. Wait till the process completes and then restart your phone.

Step 10: When the phone reboots, power it down and enter in the Recovery mode. You can do that by pressing and hold the Bixby button along with the volume up button and the power button. Keep pressing the buttons until you see phone boot.

Step 11: Select the apply update from sd card from the recovery menu.

Step 12: Choose reboot after the process finishes.

That is all on how to install Android Oreo on your smartphone!

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