Firmware

February 2018 security patch update arrives on the Galaxy Note 8

Android 8.0 Oreo probably isn’t going to make it to the Galaxy Note 8 anytime soon, as much of the world is still waiting for the newest version of the Android OS to arrive on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Samsung seems to have been sidetracked with security patch updates as well, following a month or so of timely releases, at least for its flagship devices. The February 2018 security patch remains elusive for most devices in the Korean giant’s smartphone lineup, but the Galaxy Note 8 is finally getting an update with the latest security fixes.

Galaxy Note 8 February 2018 Security Patch

The February security patch update is rolling out to the Note 8 in Italy, for devices tied to carrier H3G. The firmware version for the newest build isĀ N950FXXS3BRB3. Samsung’s changelog mentions only improved security, so there aren’t expected to be any other changes or new features in the latest update. As far as the device’s security is concerned, the February security patch fixes five critical Android vulnerabilities and 16 vulnerabilities that only affect Samsung’s software. Also included are patches for the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities that were discovered recently.

With the Note 8’s February patch coming in so late, it’s possible Samsung will directly bring the March 2018 security patch to many regions. Hopefully, the Oreo update will also be released in some markets next month. For now, if you’re a Note 8 user in Italy, see if the update is available by going into the phone’s settings, tapping Software update, followed by the Download updates manually option. If you’re seeing the same update in another country, do let us know through the comments section or by contacting us through email.

Firmware Details:

ModelSM-N950F
Model nameGalaxy Note8
Country
VersionAndroid 7.1.1
Changelist12472670
Build dateTue, 06 Feb 2018 01:40:59 +0000
Security Patch Level2018-02-01
Product codeHUI
PDAN950FXXS3BRB3
CSCN950FCKH2BQL1

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SteveTud
SteveTud

I’m still on Jan patch and its now April 10th, No Oreo either. Never again !

JSH1973
JSH1973

I can wait for Oreo to be released in a proper functioning order for the Note 8 but I do think both my note 8 could be updated to February security patch now that we are well into March

miro.araz
miro.araz

Screw you Samsung. My next device will be a Google’s.

Anonymous
Anonymous

I have just received the February update. N950F O2U (UK)

marduksoft
marduksoft

very nice Samsung! I spend 1000$ for the Note 8 and no Oreo. a firned of mine with a Xperia XZ 2 years old phone….he’s got Oreo. What is this? it is possibile in 2019 to enjoy my Note 8 with oreo?

Horus Osiris
Horus Osiris

Finally

Dom1n8tr1x
Dom1n8tr1x

Meanwhile, some of us are still stuck on the November patch. I guess I can expect to see Oreo on my Note8 by December…

Bosko1000
Bosko1000

Does not make sense… Sometimes samsung was the first to update, today unfortunately the last …

raphael nwalozie
raphael nwalozie

I’m still on patch from December for my note 8…. Ffs Samsung

chivuletz
chivuletz

Oh my god.. no oreo again…. F U samsh1t

samsunggalaxy82
samsunggalaxy82

Wait till pixel 3 or iPhone ..fed up with Samsung’s drama. Gsmarena rightly written – samsung forget android is not their os, its from Google.

Coops86
Coops86

Is your name SAMSUNGGALAXY82 because SAMSUNGGALAXY8 and SAMSUNGGALAXY81 were already taken or is 82 the year you were born?

samsunggalaxy82
samsunggalaxy82

8th feb (2) ..

flafffloff
flafffloff

Note8 won’t get Oreo!! It’s not their flagship phone! Note 8 owners should forget about it and stop crying how Samsung left them. NO ONE CARES!! It’s pathetic and annoying. I’m a happy owner of S8 running Oreo since like 4 months :).

Coops86
Coops86

Nothing screamed virgin more than that post did. I bet you even giggled to yourself too after you wrote it because you thought you were being clever and funny.

To be honest though I laughed too but not with you. Just at you.

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

My Verizon got the security update yesterday. This phone is wonderful, #OreoCanWait

obsydian
obsydian

Android is dead – sadly best to move to an iPad !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Coops86
Coops86

Are you FLAFFFLOFF & SAMSUNGGALAXY82 all from the same class and you had your break inside because it was raining out?

justinut0909
justinut0909

Okay Samsung. You do not have to release Oreo for Galaxy Note 8. Just let your customers leave you for other brands with better customer service. Oreo has released since August last year. It has been 6 months, however you guys cannot customise and release it for your customers. I wonder what are you guys doing? Note 8 is a flag ship, it deserves better. You guys do not take care of your products. Gradually I feel that you are just like Apple. Sucking customers blood is your main priority.

n900mixalot
n900mixalot

This complaint, and I hear you, is so, so tired. You are free to choose from TONS of devices, so why complain so much?

If you want fast updates, you get a Pixel.

This has been going on for YEARS and years, it’s nothing new. Everyone knows Samsung updates take longer.

Don’t waste your time being miserable, this phone is too expensive and life is too short.

PlumUkr
PlumUkr

Agreed. Samsung firmwares have very deep modifications compared to original Android. So that’s not reasonable to expect new OS version as fast, as on devices with stock Android. But it worth to wait!

samsunggalaxy82
samsunggalaxy82

Looks like you are a real idiot

PlumUkr
PlumUkr

Looks like you’re 15 y/o kid, who have the hell no idea what is software development.

PlumUkr
PlumUkr

The only thing I’m really waiting from Oreo is context menu on shortcut long tap. But I can live without it. In all other ascpect Samsung Experience 8.5 will not give huge difference, comparing to Samsung Experience 9.0. So I don’t understand why most people complaining of so long updates to the latest OS version, if most of them will not see noticeable difference between Android 7 and Android 8 on Samsung devices?

chivuletz
chivuletz

No man you dont understand.. i fukcking buy the most premium phone from samsung(note8) and i want the newest fuccking update from android… i dont want to be last… if a want to be last o buy a fuccckyng j3..

rizwaan555
rizwaan555

This means that Note 8 is not going to get Oreo soon.