Samsung resumes the Android 8.0 Oreo software update for the Galaxy S8, S8+

Samsung resumes the Android 8.0 Oreo software update for the Galaxy S8, S8+
Samsung has done away with the all the software issues that plagued the initial Android Oreo build for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ as this software update has resumed its steady rollout to the hordes of Galaxy flagship out there. As a reminder, a few new-fangled Oreo users experienced unexpected reboots which led to Samsung halt the software update for all Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ juggernauts.

Galaxy S8/S8+ owners that have already got their hands on Oreo will be receiving new ~530MB hotfix builds that will likely prevent their phones from facing the same issues. The two builds are G950FXXU1CRB7 for the S8 and G955XXU1CRB7 for the S8+.

Meanwhile, Galaxy S8/S8+ users still on Nougat should expect much larger builds that will certainly include the same hotfixes their Oreo brethren are receiving as well. At the moment, we have no build numbers for the new complete Oreo builds.

Have in mind that the update has been initially spotted in Germany and it might not show up for you just yet provided that you're in another region. It shouldn't take long, though.

In other news, the Oreo update for the Galaxy Note 8 should be close to release now, too, as it received the required Wi-Fi Alliance certification a few days ago.


source: SamMobile

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24 Comments

1. livechatzone

Posts: 12; Member since: Jan 21, 2018

finally XD

2. Feanor

Posts: 1411; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

...a bit of a handicapped "juggernaut". :-)) The day that Samsung will decide to combine their lovely hardware with a decent UI design, I'll switch to them. For the moment... Their layer over Android is nonsensical, their update schedule is no schedule at all, their Tizen is a mess...

3. Heisenberg

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

What is nonsensical about their UI? What non stock or close to stock UI is better than theirs?

5. Feanor

Posts: 1411; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I have a Galaxy J5 (2017). The call forwarding switch is in the phone app instead of the main setting (as in every other telephone) and buried deep inside "other settings". In the same phone app the call button is a small option (as if it wasn't the most important thing you'd want to do in the app) and still after four months of having the phone I haven't figured out how I hang up... Talk about great interface design...

9. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

" and still after four months of having thephone I haven't figured out howI hang up... Talk about great interface design..." The fault is on you, man... I mean, you can't figure out how to hang up a call even after four months? Dumb much?

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Until you actually try it, you'll never know. The plethora of tiny meaningful features makes it a compelling experience and all the features stock has borrowed from Samsung don't work as well on stock. E.g. the stock multi window feature is much worse whereas it's been fine on Samsung for over 6 years

19. audibot

Posts: 666; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

they need everything to be tizen only google is becoming to much of a monopoly its their way or no way

6. sleepypandaeyes

Posts: 382; Member since: Apr 12, 2015

Why don't you use themes, it allows you to change icons (mostly), wallpaper and all the settings and stock menus

8. nodes

Posts: 1162; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

UI or UX is not only changing launcher, icons, or colors. while iOS isn't perfect, it's UI is far more consistent throughout than even stock Android IMHO. don't bash me, i'm not even an iOS user. gotta give credit where it's due.

10. Heisenberg

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

There are different YouTube vids about the inconsistencies of iOS UI. I would have dropped some links but the spam bots are always active

15. nodes

Posts: 1162; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

i know, that's why i said it isn't perfect. but it's still much better than Google's, don't even talk about other OEMs...

7. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

Did anyone notice Google Pixel above in the picture?

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Sure, we just don't care.

13. NickHill

Posts: 388; Member since: May 07, 2016

I remember someday you complained about "attention to details", now you don't care.

12. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Note 8 on O, will be unbelievable.

14. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Maybe it’ll they’ll include a downloadable jizz rag...

16. NinoH

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

I just hope this time they keep it rolling out. Well gave me old S8 to someone soo i really don’t care. But this is geting ridicoulus.The update should have been already on peoples phones a long time.

17. NinoH

Posts: 132; Member since: Feb 09, 2018

Oh and by the way Samsung sucks!

18. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

HTC10 Unlocked received Oreo today.... ;)

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The 10 stands for how many they sold....;)

22. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Still a nice phone.

23. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

LMAO, good one

24. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lol...;)

20. audibot

Posts: 666; Member since: Jan 26, 2017

they should just set the google as stock and then a tizen launcher over it until people get used to tizen and then push a switch or offer a switch

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