Finally, the long wait is over. The official Android 8.0 Oreo update has been released for Galaxy S8 and S8+ (Exynos) by Samsung. After upgrading to a latest Android OS, you will be able to use picture-in-picture mode, snooze notifications, set custom lock screen shortcuts, use notification dots, and get lots of new cool features on your S8 and S8 Plus.
Furthermore, there has been a new keyboard with stickers & GIFs and App Pair features added based on Samsung Experience 9.0. For your kind information, the Exynos Galaxy S8 and S8+ Android Oreo update can be installed on every Exynos device from around the world apart from US, China, and Japan. So, if your device is from besides these three countries, then you can install Android 8.0 Oreo update on Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Exynos models.
How to Install Android 8.0 Oreo on Exynos Samsung Galaxy S8/S8 Plus
Note: If your phone is running the Android Oreo beta, then you will need a factory reset or data wipe. And, do not forget to back up your device first.
For now, this tutorial will work for all Exynos Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices excluding for Korean and Duos Exynos users.
Make sure that your device’s model number is G950F (Galaxy S8 Exynos) or G955F (Galaxy S8+ Exynos). If you have any other device, then this guide won’t work for you.
Step #1. On your phone:
Step #3. Extract the Odin firmware file that is in zip format and then reboot your phone by holding Bixby button + Volume Down + Power button.
Step #4. Download Odin tools (Samsung’s official tool) and install on your computer.
Step #5. Connect your phone to the computer.
Step #6. Now click the BL button and locate the extracted Odin firmware folders. Click on file start with BL and then AP, CP, and HOME_CSC.
Step #7. At the bottom of the software, click on the Start button and wait for your device to flash and then reboot.
Step #8. Now you boot the phone into recovery mode by holding down Bixby button + Volume Up +Power button.
Step #9. Now you should follow different step as per your model number.
For (G950F) Model:
- If you have an SD card, use volume button to locate choose “apply update from SD card.” And power button to choose. Now, select “update.zip” file.
- If you don’t have an SD card, select “apply update from ADB” (A quick guide on how to install ADB & Fastboot on Windows, Mac and Linux) and then open a command prompt by pressing Windows key + R and typing “cmd.” on your PC. Once opened up, type adb sideload and hit enter.
For (G955F) Model:
- If you have an SD card, use volume button to locate and power button to choose “apply update from SD card.” Now, select “G955F AQL5 to ZRA5.zip” file. Now it will run the Android Oreo beta 6, you will need to power off your phone again and reboot into recovery and select “Apply update from SD card” then select the file “G955F ZRA5 to CRAP.zip”. Once it is done, the stable Android Oreo update installed on your S8 and S8+.
- If you don’t have an SD card, choose “Apply update from ADB” and on your computer open a command prompt by pressing the Windows key + R and typing “cmd.” Then, enter adb sideload in the command prompt. Now it will run the Android Oreo beta 6; you will need to power off your phone again and reboot into recovery and select “Apply update from ADB.” Now, just type adb sideload in the command prompt.
Cheers! Now your giant Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus is running the stable version of latest Android Oreo update. Hope now you are enjoying new Samsung keyboard, edge lighting effects, revamped menu, transparent notification and more nifty features on your dear S8 or S8 Plus.