AT&T rolls out new update to Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+, see all the new changes


AT&T has released a new update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. Weighing in at 480MB, the software upgrade should bump the version of the S8 to G950USQU2BQK5. Meanwhile, the larger variant gets version G955USQU2BQK5.

There are quite a few changes on board the latest update. The patch log mentions the introduction of an HDR API for DirecTV, a new Mobile Hotspot APN, improvements to network performance, and various enhancements and bug fixes. The Android Security patch for the month of November is also included. 

Last but not least, the Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) experience is vastly improved. Galaxy S8/S8+ owners making the switch to AT&T won't be required to do a factory reset. Now, one will simply need to insert the SIM card and then restart the phone. The restart will also install all of AT&T's apps while disabling the preloaded services from the previous carrier. You can also expect a similar BYOD update to roll out for all carrier variants of the 2017 flagship duo.

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 a patch of this size.

source: AT&T 12

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4 Comments

1. Predator1701

Posts: 130; Member since: Oct 28, 2014

C'mon samy, where is Oreo update for your 2017 flagships!?! This is geting ridiculous...

2. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

My Note 8 on ATT has gotten 2 big updates since purchase. I got the 1st on the very first day after setup and the next came last night. The updates What's changing: Android device security updates, including BlueBorne fix (on SPLs September 1 or later

3. BadAssAbe

Posts: 507; Member since: Apr 22, 2011

So can I turn on Advance text messages now? I really don't want to try it, just in case I miss text messages

4. bthilsgen

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 12, 2017

Did the S8 Active receive this update also?

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