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Galaxy Note 8 gets another update with the August security patch

The August 2018 security patch was released for all of Samsung’s flagships from (and including) the Galaxy S8 very early, before Google had the chance to publish details about the patch (and just before it released Android 9.0 Pie). The Galaxy Note 8 is now receiving another software update with the August patch. It has been released in United Arab Emirates with software version N950FXXU4CRH3.

Galaxy Note 8 gets another August update

The changelog for the new update only mentions improved security, so it’s unclear why Samsung has pushed out another update so soon. But the company has done the same in the past as well, and the update probably fixes some minor bugs or issues that might have been introduced by the first August update. If you own a Galaxy Note 8 in the UAE, you should be able to download the update from the Settings » Software update menu on your phone. If you can’t access it from the phone itself, you can download the complete firmware from our database and upgrade using a PC.

We will update this post if the same update is released in other markets. In the meantime, do let us know if you see anything new or different after installing the second August update on your Note 8.

Update: The article has been updated with the correct software version.

  • 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

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Master.Of.Mischief
Master.Of.Mischief

I’m in the UK and this update popped up about a week/two weeks ago. I’m using an unlocked version of the Note 8 so maybe that has something to do with it?

zubairx
zubairx

Hey zhf,
Can you please share your contact,so that we can discuss this problem in detail,by the way haven’t you got this new update for your Note 8,which country you belongs

zubairx
zubairx

That may be because August 2018 security patch contains a strange bug,after updating to Aug update all sensors except fingerprint scanner of my Galaxy S8 stopped working,now my 53K device has become a feature phone with a large curved beautiful screen.I also have Xiaomi Mi5 which is exactly two years old but working as a charm till now.Now the question arises who is king Xiaomi or Samsung…Hope you understand pain.

zhf
zhf

Hi zubair,
Im also facing the same problem in my note 8. All the sensors stopped working except the fingerprint one. Plz let me know if the new security patch fixes your phone

fahadmustafa
fahadmustafa

Switch off the phone. Hold power button, volume up and bixby button at the same time. Blue screen with android bot will appear. Wait until the bootloader shows up. Use your volume buttons to go up and down, go down to “wipe cache partition”. Click the power button twice. Now go to reboot system. Click power button. Your phone should reboot. Check if everything works properly now. If you still get the same problems then try resetting your phone. Hope this helps.

fahadmustafa
fahadmustafa

*Correction* :
Switch off the phone. Hold power button, volume up and bixby button at the same time until blue screen with android bot appears. Wait until the bootloader screen shows up. Use your volume buttons to go up and down, go down to “wipe cache partition”. Click the power button. Move down to “Yes” then click power button again. Now you have to reboot system. Click power button when “reboot system” option is highlighted. Your phone should reboot. Check if everything works properly now. If you still get the same problems then try resetting your phone. Hope thi

fahadmustafa
fahadmustafa

2 updates in a month. Samsung is definitely stepping up its game. Downloading the latest right now.

GS7edge
GS7edge

Got it 4 days ago in Indonesia

zubairx
zubairx

Do you also face the sensors issue