The Galaxy S8+ is now getting an update that brings the October security patch, following devices like the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy A5 (2016 and 2017). Once again, the latest security patch update seems to have hit the Netherlands first, but it shouldn’t be long before it makes its way to other regions. The update is available over the air as a 479 MB download and carries firmware version G955FXXU1AQI9.
Galaxy S8+ latest update includes stability improvements
The latest Galaxy S8+ update also brings stability improvements for the launcher and DeX mode. The latter, we’re assuming, may be related to the upcoming support for running Linux OS on DeX. The changelog doesn’t mention anything else, and as with all monthly updates, this one isn’t likely to have any hidden user-facing features.
We also don’t know if the Galaxy S8 has started receiving the update yet, but we’ll let you know once it does. The Galaxy S8 is also getting the update, as reported by one of our readers.
If you are using a Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+ and want to see if the update is available, open the phone’s settings, tap Software update, then tap Download updates manually. Don’t worry if there’s no update available; just wait for a couple of days and you should get a notification informing you of its arrival. It should also be up in our firmware database shortly.