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Galaxy Note 8 getting second Android Pie beta update

Samsung has just released a new Android Pie beta update for the Galaxy Note 8. This is the first update since the beta was launched a week ago and comes with software version N950FXXU5ZSAB. There are a number of bug fixes included in the update, which comes in at a sizeable 705 MB (thanks to the lack of Project Treble on the Note 8). We’re assuming the Galaxy S8 will also be getting this update, but we can’t confirm that at the moment.

The update fixes a few issues with the camera app, such as force closures when trying to use the slow motion modes and the camera viewfinder appearing blurry and not responding to touches. The other fixes seem to be for downloading files to the microSD card, including issues such as music on the microSD card not being detected or files downloaded in Samsung Internet to the external storage not actually being saved. The update also deals with a serious issue that would freeze the screen after the user puts in the secret PIN to unlock the device.

Samsung also notes an issue that hasn’t been fixed with the new update. This one involves the People Edge panel in the Edge screen that can cause the device to reboot, although the company says the issue can be avoided by checking the panel instantly after a missed call. Of course, the better solution is to just turn the People Edge panel off until a fix arrives with a future update.

If you’re on the Android Pie beta on your Galaxy Note 8, you can download the new update by tapping the Download and install option in the Settings » Software update menu on the phone.

  • 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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Kamila18Maciej18
Kamila18Maciej18

Somebody get beta 2 in UK Note 8 ? I’m still waiting

Kamila18Maciej18
Kamila18Maciej18

Beta team send me answer I’m already on beta software for my question why it’s not out beta2 in UK smart answer Samsung well Done.

Kamila18Maciej18
Kamila18Maciej18

No beta2 in UK yet

mirko80
mirko80

yes still not beta2 and i am wondering why they start program for uk and after that they not run out second one

mirko80
mirko80

Is there someone who recieved in Uk beta 2 i am still waiting ????

kimchoursammobile
kimchoursammobile

Hello I am using a galaxy note 8 (exynos) and I still haven’t recieve Samsung ONE UI beta yet, I check the samsung member app daily and still don’t have a new notice.

xpr0back
xpr0back

i think is just for snapdragon models,i hate that,i still check samsung members app everyday. We must wait for final release. That s why i hate samsung updates…

henklbr
henklbr

NO, it’s for the EXYNOS-model; BETA-testing is in India and the UK only!

xpr0back
xpr0back

ahh,thanks dude,still hate this by the way..

henklbr
henklbr

Correct: the Beta program is in India & the UK only…

Christian 79
Christian 79

Having the Beta program running in India and the UK doesn’t mean that this is limited to the snapdragon model (SM-N950U) which was built for the us market. The exynos model (SM-N950F) is the international model. Maybe we have luck and will get the beta soon. I’m still waiting in germany and also checking the app everyday.

henklbr
henklbr

India & the UK have the INTERNATIONAL-model, SM-N950F! Germany will not be included this time for beta-testing -> they had the Note9 Beta-test already…

Christian 79
Christian 79

Do you know if it is working by flashing the UK firmware (BTU f.e.) or is it just working with the workaround you posted @ xda?

henklbr
henklbr

No, because you need to be on FULL UK and/or Indian CSC (have a SIM from that country)

Aibdos
Aibdos

Hello, i have a galaxy Note 8 running on android oreo the exynos version. How can i download andoid pie beta? I want to flash it manually if possible

henklbr
henklbr
locarno
locarno

What about camera pro mode and night mode schedule ?