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Galaxy S8 is getting the August 2018 security patch update as well

Samsung, for some odd reason, is being really quick with the August 2018 security patch. The Galaxy S8 is also getting an update with the August patch, in addition to the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy Note 8. Perhaps the company wants to get this update out of the way before it shifts focus to the Galaxy Note 9, but in any case, it’s nice to finally see Samsung releasing security updates so quickly for its flagship phones.

Galaxy S8 update brings cryptic Game Launcher changes

The Galaxy S8 update mentions something about turning on Game Launcher and “using more Samsung gaming services.” We don’t know what it means, and it’s also an odd thing for the company to be updating Game Launcher through a software update instead of just directly updating the app. Like the Galaxy S9, the Galaxy S8 update is rolling out in Germany. It doesn’t seem to be available over the air for everyone just yet, but that should change soon enough.

To see if the update is available for you, open the Settings app on your Galaxy S8, tap Software update, then tap Download updates manually. The build number for the update is G950FXXU3CRGH, and you will need to download around 420 MB.

Galaxy S8 is getting the August 2018 security patch update as well

  • Model: SM-G950F
  • Dimensions: 148.9 x 68.1 x 8.0mm
  • Display: 5.8” (146.5mm) Super AMOLED
  • CPU: Exynos 8895
  • Camera: 12 MP, Dual Pixel F1.7 OIS

Thanks, TechnologyGoat!

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Martin DAYI
Martin DAYI

Have they fixed the baytery drain, slow locking animation for the lockscreen and screen is turning off quite late when you call somebosy on dialer? There are still a lot of bugs on S7

steve1867
steve1867

S9+ XEU still on June never mind July or August patch

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

my BTU version is still on June too, doesn’t have the Slow Motion auto capture update either.

markstep1
markstep1

yup middle eastern version unlocked also stuck on June

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Really? So soon? Just for the july security patch on 31 july

GS7edge
GS7edge

S7 edge still stuck in April patch

JPSMR94
JPSMR94

who cares, this is a S8 thread