How to update your Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F to XXU1AQDD Android 7.0 Nougat Official Firmware

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Update your Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 has just hit the market, you can buy this phone online or purchase it from any retail store. The phone has yet not been completely shipped, and an update is already out. This shows how dedicated the company is and how fast the technology has become. We recommend that before you set up your phone, you upgrade it to the XXU1AQDD Android 7.0 Nougat official Firmware. Below are the details of the XXU1AQDD Android 7.0 Nougat Official Firmware.

Model name and number: Galaxy S8 and SM-G950F
⦁ Country: Portugal
⦁ Version: Android 7
⦁ Build Date: Tue, 11 April 2017
⦁ Security Patch Level: turotiralN/A

This tutorial is specific to the above-mentioned model number, if you have a different model number this might not work on it.

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USB Drivers:
In order to get your phone to the latest to XXU1AQDD Android 7.0 Nougat Official Firmware, you would be required to download the latest USB drivers. Connect your phone to your computer and install the drivers.
How to Install XXU1AQDD Android 7.0 Nougat Official Firmware on Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F

Below we have provided you a detailed guideline on how to install XXU1AQDD Android 7.0 Nougat Official Firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S8 G950F.

The first step is to download Android 7.0 G950FXXU1AQDD for your mobile phone to your computer and then extract the zip file.
The next step is to download Odin software on your PC
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.
You need to ensure that your Samsung Galaxy S8 US drivers are properly installed on your personal computer.

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

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