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Galaxy S8 update brings July security patch, camera improvements

Samsung has released a software update for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in Brazil, bringing the latest security patch to the device. The Galaxy S8 is the first flagship Galaxy phone to be getting the July security patch, although the debut happened earlier this month with Verizon’s variant in the United States. It remains to be seen when the update will be released in other countries.

Galaxy S8 update released in Brazil

The update for Brazil isn’t only about security fixes. It also brings camera and Bluetooth stability improvements. Well, it’s what the changelog for the last Galaxy S8 update said, so it might just be Samsung repeating the same list of changes instead of actually making additional improvements. In any case, the July 2018 security patch should be enough reason for Galaxy S8 owners to download the update.

The build number of the update is G950FXXS3CRG1 and G955FXXS3CRG1 for the S8 and S8+ respectively. You can download it from the Settings » Software update menu on your Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+. It is also available for download from our firmware database, and you should be able to update via Samsung Smart Switch as well. For details on the July 2018 security patch and the various security fixes it includes, check out this post.

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snelius
snelius

My problem with my S8 is the weak gsm signal reception and data mobile in places where with other phones, an A8 2018, for ex, it was ok.With A8 4g…with S8, G, E, H, H+ and only outdoor 4g and 4g+.Hope this problem will be fixed…or the s line is not the perfect one.

Matheusiq
Matheusiq

And yet, here in Brazil we see no Oreo update to the S7 family. Come on, Samsung… is it too much to update the S7 in Latin America?

fcaroll
fcaroll

Any changelog screenshot? Anyway it’s ridiculous how S7 is still on April security patches and running on a buggy firstly-released Oreo firmware

tisazalay
tisazalay

Well, my S7 is on april’s patch without Oreo…. SM-G935U. Unlocked US version sold straight from Samsung……

fcaroll
fcaroll

More and more ridiculous, but you are missing the wonderful battery drain and heat caused by the “cell standby” issue that all users have and that Sammy has not said anything about yet

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

Ludicrous ridiculousness, is that I’ve just realised I have had the S9+ for 4 months and the battery doesn’t even last half a day now… Starting to think people are right when they say the Note devices, though they get less support from Samsung, are actually much better optimised than the S series. because the S8+ and S9+ have had less than satisfactory battery life but my S6 edge+ at the time before a dodgy software update was lasting well into the day.

Matheusiq
Matheusiq

Only if I could post the Screenshot my friend (S8+ owner) sent me…

The stability of Camera has been improved
Bluetooth connectivity and stability have been improved
Security patch update

And the usual rest from every update. BE AWARE that downgrading is blocked because of new bootloader RP SWREV

fcaroll
fcaroll

Thanks matheusiq anyway 👍

locarno
locarno

What is bugged ?

fcaroll
fcaroll

Locarno, the major bug is the cell standby issue (and that’s really annoying), there are other bugs like the AOD switches off when you press the home button to wake the phone (so just as usual) but then the phone does not wake, etc

locarno
locarno

Cell standby I don’t know. For me it is 10-15% drained by night.
About AoD. I can confirm that AoD sometimes don’t work. Need to enable and disable screen sometiems. And about phone does not wake. I had it few times. I also faced 2 random reboots since update.
Wipe data/cache don’t help.
It is rare but it should be fixed in next update.

jtj66
jtj66

26/5000
I confirm this is true.

sakshamgami
sakshamgami

nothing here in India. I hope they fix this awful stutters in slo mo videos