The April 2021 Android security upgrade for the Galaxy Note 8 is still in the process of rolling out worldwide. But it has definitely been picking up pace lately, based on the fact that it just went live in the United Kingdom. The UK launch was carried out in less than two days, starting this Thursday. By now, every Galaxy Note 8 in the country should already be running the very latest firmware from Samsung, regardless of their owner’s carrier of choice.
It’s been just over a week since the April 2021 security update debuted on the Galaxy Note 8. Users in Latin America were the first to get the firmware this time around, followed by those in Europe and parts of Asia. We are, of course, talking about the international variant of the Galaxy Note 8; the one powered by Samsung’s very own Exynos 8895 system-on-chip, also known by its model number SM-N950F.
What if you still aren’t seeing the update on your end?
UK-based Galaxy Note 8 owners can verify that they’re running the latest firmware by launching the system Settings app on their devices, navigating to About phone, and then to the Software information section. If you’re on the latest software, you should see it listed here under the version number N950FXXSFDUD1. The April 1st, 2021 Android security patch level should be listed at the very bottom of the same interface.
If that’s not the case, go back two menus, tap on Software update, and then select the Download and install option on the following screen. This should initiate the download if you’re using a non-rooted Galaxy Note 8 in the UK. Alternatively, our Galaxy Note 8 firmware archive already has mirrors of every compatible system image containing the new update.