Samsung is moving quickly with Android Pie for its flagship phones, having released the stable Pie update for the Galaxy Note 8 earlier today. It took the Korean giant exactly a month to release the official update after the Note 8’s Pie beta program was launched. To top it all off, Samsung has released the stable update for both Pie beta and Android Oreo users. The rollout for Oreo users started in Bulgaria and Slovakia earlier today, and we have now have the full Pie firmware for those countries in our database.
The update has been rolling out over the air for a few hours now, but if it isn’t showing up for you, you can download the Android Pie firmware from SamMobile to quickly make the jump to the new version of Android and Samsung’s beautiful One UI. The Pie update comes with software version N950FXXU5DSB2 and the February 2019 security patch, and you can see everything that’s new in our One UI (Android Pie) feature focus series.
Firmware for other countries should start showing up in the next few days, but it depends on how quickly Samsung will expand the rollout. For some countries, the official Pie update may not come out before March. The best way to check when it’s expected in your country is to open the Samsung Members app, go into the Notices section, and opening the Pie update schedule, which will have estimated time frames for the Pie update for various Galaxy devices.
You can download the Galaxy Note 8 Pie firmware here. Be sure to backup important data before you attempt to flash the firmware and to keep the phone charged to at least 20 percent.