Samsung started rolling out the Galaxy Note 8 Oreo firmware over-the-air on March 16, the very same day that the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ were released in more than 70 markets across the globe, continuing a trend that's frustrating a lot of the company's fans. Those who have been waiting for the over-the-air update to go live in their region can now rejoice as we have the first Galaxy Note 8 Oreo firmware available for download via our database.
First Galaxy Note 8 Oreo firmware download
The Galaxy Note 8 Oreo release started with France last week and we quickly confirmed that the build being rolled out wasn't a test build for the handset's U.S. variant that has been making the rounds online for a few weeks now.
There isn't a lot different in this update compared to the Oreo update that's already widely available for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. All features that are part and parcel of Oreo are included in this release. You can check out this official infographic to find out all about the new Samsung Experience 9.0 features. Don't forget to go through our detailed What's New With Android 8.0 Oreo series for an in-depth look at all of the new features and improvements.
Firmware version N950FXXU3CRC1 is the first public Oreo build that Samsung is rolling out for its flagship phablet. Those who are unable to get it over-the-air will can now download the first Galaxy Note 8 Oreo firmware from our firmware section. This release also includes the latest security maintenance update for the month of March 2018.
Now that the Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update is rolling out, it's only a matter of time before the update makes its way to all users across the globe. However, those who own carrier-locked variants of the Galaxy Note 8 might have to wait a bit longer as the carriers tend to hold up the roll out as they go through their own processes prior to release.