New Galaxy Note 8 update from Sprint brings April security patch
North American carrier Sprint has released a new Galaxy Note 8 software update that bundles the April 2019 security patch. The update, which comes with software version N950USQU5DSD4, may be about more than security enhancements, however. Galaxy Note 8 owners on Sprint had reported LTE connectivity issues with Android Pie, which the carrier had acknowledged, and it’s likely the new update attempts to fix those issues.
Whether the fix will permanently clear things up for Galaxy Note 8 owners remains to be seen, as Sprint released a similar update to fix LTE reception issues on the Galaxy S10 earlier this week, only to then come out and say the affected units will have to be replaced. That said, the Galaxy Note 8 did not have any trouble with LTE connectivity before Android Pie came along, so Sprint should have an easier time patching things up on the 2017 Note flagship.
We don’t have a full changelog at the moment, but we’ll update this article once we do. In the meantime, if you own a Galaxy Note 8 on Sprint, you should be able to download the update over the air. Just go into the Software update menu of the Settings app and tap Download and install. We also have the firmware for the new update in our database for those looking to manually upgrade.