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T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update rollout is currently on hold

North American carrier T-Mobile started rolling out the Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy Note 8 right on April Fools’ Day, but it looks like the company didn’t pull a prank on its customers until two days later. If you have a Galaxy Note 8 from T-Mobile and haven’t yet received the Oreo update, that’s because the rollout has been put on hold by the magenta carrier on April 3. T-Mobile hasn’t offered any information on what caused it to pull the update, and the update still hasn’t been released three weeks later, leaving T-Mobile as the only US carrier to not have sent out Oreo to all of its Galaxy Note 8 users.

T-Mobile’s Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update on hold

T-Mobile pausing the rollout of a major OS update for a flagship device is yet another instance of these updates having issues that should have been sorted out during the months Samsung took for testing. Now, this particular instance might be the carrier’s fault and not Samsung’s, but it’s disappointing to see how consumers have to wait so long — it’s been eight months since Google first released Android 8.0 Oreo — for major software updates on flagship devices that cost an arm and a leg.

Hopefully, Project Treble will bring the much-needed change it was designed for, and considering how we are already reaping the benefits of Project Treble in the form of smaller update sizes on the Galaxy S9, fingers crossed that major OS updates (like Android P) will arrive much faster on Samsung devices launched with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box.

Have you received the Oreo update on your Galaxy Note 8 on T-Mobile? If yes, have you run into any issues that might suggest why the rollout was paused?

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Chris Sakellaris
Chris Sakellaris

Im running 8.0 on my device but no April security patch. Shame on you, TMobile.

HeatNation
HeatNation

My T-Mobile Galaxy Note8 is still stuck on 7.1.1:/

nonmindo
nonmindo

Might be worth mentioning, not sure if anyone else mentioned it…

According to an XDA article on Project Treble, Google requires all Android Certified devices with 8.0 and above to support treble.

I have a t-mo note 8, with 8.0 on it, officially OTA from tmo when they released the update on 4/1 before removing it.

I checked and my Note 8 with OTA official firmware, does not have Treble enabled

ZeroFreedom
ZeroFreedom

I and my brother had the Oreo update since early April but I don’t know if there is any issues with it so far. And everything looks okay so far. So if when the T-mobile release the Oreo update again would we get the new update or stay at the Oreo update that I and my brother received?

Robert Mahoney
Robert Mahoney

I’ve had since April 1 and the only bug I have seen is in my contacts, I can no longer assign a text tone. I can ringtones, but not text.

A2theC
A2theC

That’s not a bug, it’s a change Google made in Oreo, they removed the ability to assign text tones to individual contacts. Every phone on Oreo isn’t able to do this anymore, regardless of manufacturer.

Jermaine23
Jermaine23

I’ve had the Oreo update since April 1st on T-Mobile without any issues.

locarno
locarno

” how we are already reaping the benefits of Project Treble in the form of smaller update sizes on the Galaxy S9″

I think that project teble has nothing to do with update sizes.