August 2018 security patch arriving early for the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S9

Samsung has started pushing out the August 2018 security patch to the Galaxy Note 8 and the Galaxy S9. For the first time in months, it’s the company’s flagships that have received the latest security patch before mid-range and budget devices. And it’s impressive to see that Samsung is rolling out the update to two of its flagships within the first week, not one.

Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S9 make the jump to August security patch

The August 2018 security patch hasn’t been detailed by Google or Samsung yet, so there’s no telling how many critical vulnerabilities have been fixed. It’s also unknown if the update brings anything other than improved security for either device. The Galaxy S9 update is available in Germany at the moment, while the Note 8 update has been released in France. The build numbers are G960FXXU2BRGA and N950FXXU4CRGA for the S9 and Note 8 respectively.

Just how soon Samsung will release the update for other countries remains to be seen. But going by how quickly the July 2018 patch made its way around, it shouldn’t be a long wait for the August patch. Well, unless the Galaxy Note 9 takes up too much of the company’s time, which it probably will as we get closer to the official launch.

If you have a Galaxy Note 8 or Galaxy S9 in France or Germany, you should be able to download the update from the Settings » Software update menu. If not, you can download the complete firmware from our database (Galaxy S9 | Galaxy Note 8) as an alternative. Do let us know if you have received the update, either in France or Germany or in another country.

  • Model: SM-N950F
  • Dimensions: 162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6mm
  • Display: 6.3" (160.02mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 8895
  • Camera: 12 MP, 2x, 1 telephoto F2.4 and 1 wide angle F1.7 OIS
  • Model: SM-G960F
  • Dimensions: 147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 9810
  • Camera: 12 MP, CMOS OIS (F1.5/F2.4)

View Comments (22)

  • Still on April 2018 patch on South Korean variant of Note 8. What a shame Samsung!🙁

  • And do you guys notice any improvement om battery life or performance? They normally change a lot of sruff under the hood. Such as Cpu values, lockscreen and animations and fixing some of the laggy areas of the UI. Is there any difference you can tell? August update fixed a lot of laggy things but on S7 there are still plenty of bugs AOD, calling is slow, phone heats up, battery drain etc. That's why I'm asking the screen locking and opening on S9 is still slow, maybe they have fixed it?

  • I have the g960f international version I am still on the June patch phone says it's up to date any reason why this is? I noticed the internation version has the July and August updates already but my phone is stuck on the June patch