Software update sent to T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Software update sent to T-Mobile's Samsung Galaxy Note 8
T-Mobile customers sporting the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 should be receiving a new software update, N950USQU1AQ15. The files are right now being sent out OTA and weigh in at 198MB in size. More important, at least as far as you are concerned, is what the update is carrying with it. Well, that appears to include the August Android security patch, and stability improvements for specific individual apps, such as Google Maps.

If you are a T-Mobile customer with the latest version of Samsung's high-end phablet, watch for a notification that the update has arrived. Before you start the process of installing it, make sure that you are connected to a Wi-Fi network, and that the phone's batteries are charged to at least 50%. Since the update is being sent out OTA, it might take some time before it arrives on your Note 8. You can try to manually coax it out of your handset by following the following steps:

  • From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Tap Software update.
  • Tap Download updates manually.
  • Tap OK.
  • Tap Start.
  • A restart message will appear, tap OK.

In case you're wondering about the September Android security patch (after all, the month is almost over already), T-Mobile is believed to be just weeks away from releasing that update to its Galaxy Note 8 users.

source: AndroidHeadlines

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Galaxy Note 8
  • Display 6.3 inches
    2960 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    Samsung Experience UI



17. md227a

Posts: 230; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I received this update last week on my TMobile Note 8

15. joinboone

Posts: 50; Member since: Jul 24, 2017

This update has been available :)

14. darkkjedii

Posts: 31796; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Anybody with a note 8, that's missing your dual camera feature. Check this out.

10. talon95

Posts: 1012; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

Yeah, I've had this for a couple weeks. my Note arrived on the 7th I think and this came on the 15th or so.

9. kevv2288

Posts: 323; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

On another note, Does anyone know how you use the optical zoom on the note8? if you hit the "x2" in the camera that is not optical zoom. it does not switch to the telephoto lens. Cover the telephoto camera lens with your finger and see for yourself. Also, after you take the pic using the "x2" zoom and you go to photo details if you look at the focal length it is the same length as when you take a pic with no zoom. Also the aperture when using "x2" zoom shows 1.7, if it were using the telephoto lens it would say 2.4 The only time i have seen the focal length number change is when i take a live focus pic. Anyone know what the story is here?

11. nique0201

Posts: 64; Member since: Nov 28, 2011

Only changes to telephoto in the right lighting, to test go outside in day light. Press 2x wait about 2 seconds then cover telephoto... You'll see it cover then one the phone senses the loss of light it switches to regular lens. Once you move your finger Nd it sense light it'll change back.... The aperture on the telephoto lens makes it not as good in low light to the phone uses what's optimal in whatever your lighting is. I've taken pics with both lenses at 3x and the telephoto is much more detailed.

16. kevv2288

Posts: 323; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Thanks! You're right, I just got it to work. I would have never figured that out, you would think Samsung would put some sort of indicator on the screen when it's using the telephoto lens.

7. Stangtx07

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 18, 2017

This is not new.

5. kevv2288

Posts: 323; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

This update has been available since launch day. You"re only 11 days late Phonearena lol

6. kevv2288

Posts: 323; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

I went to check my phone for an update and when it said it was up to date, i checked the version and realized i got this update on September 16th, the day i got my note8

8. Stangtx07

Posts: 24; Member since: Sep 18, 2017

Same with me.

12. izim1

Posts: 1620; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Look who wrote this piece of work, then be prepared to have them come into the comments section to tell you youre wrong while they provide a quote from tmobile's FAQ that proves you right...

13. JadeMoon

Posts: 145; Member since: Aug 12, 2012

I was thinking the same thing. Mine updated back on the 15th.

4. nicknack84

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

I actually got this update early last week. T-Mobile is pushing it out fast.

3. nepalisherpa

Posts: 338; Member since: Jul 17, 2015

I'm an AT&T customer and I got the update yesterday.

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

An August security patch delivered in September? Verizon needs to seriously up the ante.

2. antonmassoud

Posts: 89; Member since: Oct 22, 2016

No current Samsung phone has September patches yet, for some reason...

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