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Despite the unusual hype and popularity of Samsung Galaxy S9, Galaxy S8 is still getting super updates and making the overall experience all the more worthwhile. The latest update of Android Oreo 8.0 XXU1CRC7 has been rolled out particularly for Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F and it is only advisable that the update should be run on this specific model lest it might damage your device if tried otherwise. The update has been released over the air and thus it automatically implies that it won’t be available in all the regions of the world so in order to update Galaxy S8 to Oreo 8.0 XXU1CRC7 you would have to follow the instructions in this article.

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Update Galaxy S8 to Oreo 8.0 XXU1CRC7:

If your device has already been rooted then be prepared that it would unroot itself as soon as you update Galaxy S8 to Oreo 8.0 XXU1CRC7 from Nougat 7.0. You would be required to root your smartphone once again in order to take advantage of all the rooted apps and make modifications to your operating system. Now without anymore delay let’s have a look at the requirements that you need to fulfil before you go ahead with the updating procedure. That brings us to the main pre-requisite which is making the back up of all the data you have in your smartphone in case of a mishap leading to the loss of data. Your device should be charged up to a minimum of 75%. Last but not the least, Odin should be downloaded and installed.

Odin is a special software designed and developed particularly by Samsung tech wizards for updating all the Samsung smartphones without any hassle and obstacles. Having Odin software installed on your computer makes all the difference when it comes to updating your smartphone.

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How to update Galaxy S8 to Oreo 8.0 XXU1CRC7 with Odin:

Step 1- The first step is to download Oreo 8.0 G950F XXU1CRC7 for your mobile phone to your computer and then extract the zip file.

Step 2- The next step is to download Odin software on your PC.

Step 3- The third is to turn off your phone and turn it back on, but make sure that you are in the download mode. In order to reboot into the download mode, press onto the home button, the power button and the volume down button until you are able to see the android robot.

Step 4- You need to ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S8 USB drivers are properly installed on your personal computer.

Step 5- Now open Odin software on your PC and connect your Samsung Galaxy S8 to it, while it is still in the download mode.

Step 6- Once your phone successfully gets connected, ID: COM boxes will turn yellow and they will also have a COM port number.

Selecting Files
⦁ Now select the files that you have installed on your phone. Click on AP, then select a file with AP as its name. After this, Click on CP and select the file having MODEM as its name. If there isn’t a file of this name, just ignore the step.
⦁ Click CSC and select file CSC, if the file isn’t present ignore this step as well.
⦁ Click PIT and look for the .pit file. Likewise, Click on BL and select BL file. The older version of the firmware will have the abbreviated names
⦁ AP=PDA
⦁ CP= Modem
⦁ BL= Boot Loader
⦁ In Odin, you need to disable the auto reboot option and check the F. Reset Times options. As for the Re-partition option, you should select it only there is a .PIT files in the above step.
Now press the Start button in Odin for the installation to begin.

Once, the installation is done, your phone will restart, unplug your phone from the computer and you are done! You should also root your Samsung Galaxy S8 with the help of our exclusive tutorial to make your device even more exciting and cooler.

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