AT&T pushes big new update to Galaxy S8 and S8+, here is what's changed


A new update has started rolling out for Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners that purchased their device from AT&T. Coming in at about 490MB, the software upgrade should bump the version of the Galaxy S8 to G950USQU1AQEF, or G955USQU1AQEF for the S8+.

There are some new features aboard the latest patch - AT&T has added support for Google's Daydream VR platform and the corresponding hardware, as well as the ability to hide the navigation bar from the screen through a dot icon in order to maximize the screen view. This functionality was initially released by Samsung in June. You can see the old nav bar compared to the new one in the picture below.


The Android security update for the month of August is also included, as well as updates to the UX, Bluetooth, Calendar, Knox, and so on. The entire changelog can be seen in the source links below. 

The update is available OTA, but it might need some time to reach all compatible devices. You can check for it manually by going to Settings > About Device > Software Updates. As always, make sure that your phone is sufficiently charged and connected to a Wi-Fi network before proceeding with the patch.


source: AT&T 1, 2

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7 Comments

1. kabel

Posts: 148; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

AT&T always late as usual, nothing new ... What a pain in the rear AT&T is ...

2. dupree92

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

My Unlocked S8 still doesn't have Aug Security Patch, so AT&T is doing something better than Samsung at the moment

5. hopper

Posts: 78; Member since: May 08, 2017

Looks like carriers are asking samsung to hold updates. This happened before too for s6 7. So they delay update till att gets released. Remember there is post it phone arena

6. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

It's definitely the US carriers telling Samsung to hold back the updates in order to make their bloatware devices more appealing. The international unlocked version received the update over a week ago: https://www.sammobile.com/2017/08/14/august-security-update-now-arriving-galaxy-s8-galaxy-s8-plus The same was happening to the US unlocked S7/S7 Edge and the international version.

7. haydenb

Posts: 136; Member since: Nov 24, 2011

Samsung seems to forget about the unlocked varients

3. DechyX

Posts: 156; Member since: May 16, 2011

all of these features are currently on the S8 Active as well

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 31328; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's there for me, I selected remind me later. I'll do it when I get home.

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