Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update released in the UK for unlocked units

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Samsung users in the UK are often left complaining about software updates despite the country being one of the company’s major markets (though not the biggest), but Galaxy Note 8 owners can finally rejoice as the unlocked Note 8 is beginning to receive the Android 8.0 Oreo update. It’s a 1.5GB download over the air and brings with it build number N950FXXU3CRB and the March 2018 security patch.

Unlocked Galaxy Note 8 gets Oreo in the UK

The Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update brings you exactly the same new features and changes that are a part of the Galaxy S8 Oreo update. We have a detailed look on many of those features available at this link, and Samsung’s official infographic also walks you through the major changes brought by version 9.0 of the Samsung Experience UX. Core Android Oreo features such as autofill and picture-in-picture mode are included as well, though there’s no support for Project Treble (Google has claimed that it is working with OEMs to bring Project Treble to existing devices, but it doesn’t look like Samsung is one of those OEMs).

To download the update, open the Settings app on your Galaxy Note 8, tap Software update, then select the Download updates manually option. As usual, it may not show up for your device right away, so keep checking back every few minutes. We will soon have the complete firmware files for the update available in our database, and we’ll be sure to update this article when that happens.

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preime101
2 days 12 hours ago
preime101

Well, I have updated and just as I expected I can’t actually tell the difference, but then I use Nova Launcher and swift keyboard so there may be some differences to the default Samsung launcher and keyboard. The battery life does seem to be slightly better, which is surprising given I haven’t done a factory reset yet. Once again shows that this obsession with Android updates (Not the security ones) is overblown on Samsung phones.

thomsalex
3 days 16 hours ago
thomsalex

I bought my unlocked Note 8 (dual sim) from Hongkong by online purchase in UK. Its model number printed on its back as SM-N950F/DS and in settings, about phone it shows as SM-N950F . If I factory reset it shows some Chinese language before I select English.
Can I update my Note 8 with this UK Oreo update?

abhi37
3 days 16 hours ago
abhi37

Yes

3 days 21 hours ago
YairMi

Does the BTU firmware works on any SM-N950F by following the instructions on the download page(odin, etc)? my phone is from a Mexican carrier, back in the day did the same with S7 edge to get nougat.

abhi37
3 days 16 hours ago
abhi37

Nope

Lang6272
4 days 5 hours ago
Lang6272

When does unlock Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950F get an Oreo update in Brazil?

abhi37
3 days 16 hours ago
abhi37

Next week

Lang6272
4 days 5 hours ago
Lang6272

Still waiting for any news concerning oreo update in Brazil

5 days 9 hours ago
James (geniosity)

And South Africa today – finally 🙂

ardnstiff
6 days 22 hours ago
ardnstiff

LATE!!!!!! But at least it is here now. Thanks Sammobile for this alert. Installing a fresh clean installation now thanks to downloading the firmware from this site

Samarasx
7 days 54 minutes ago
Samarasx

In the Netherlands few days ago as well. Pretty stable and smooth. My only issues with it are
• random “gear VR undocking issue” notification
• Google assistant launch by holding the home button requires two attempts to work.
• Bixby can’t optimize phone in device maintenance.

Other than that I’m loving it.

7 days 56 minutes ago
Eddygraphic

Took them long enough….. every update with Samsung is always a “finally”, will they ever get better at it?

GNEDI
7 days 4 hours ago
GNEDI

Finally, after like forever.

madusmacus
7 days 9 hours ago
madusmacus

OMG didnt belve this :¬)
But YAAAH!!!! downlaoding now :¬)
thanks for the heads up

Matthaus79
7 days 9 hours ago
Matthaus79

Finally!

tootoonchimahyar
7 days 11 hours ago
tootoonchimahyar

Where is the s7 edge. You said in 13 april!!😑

shaq1907
7 days 10 hours ago
shaq1907

It’s delayed to April 27 according to Samsung Turkey.

stondec
7 days 13 hours ago
stondec
I’ve had my Oreo update on the unlocked USA version for about 2 weeks. I don’t really see what it adds, except for reduced battery life. Samsung’s Nougat was already far more advanced than Google’s Oreo. I could already do a lot on my Galaxy Note 8 when it had Nougat than was possible on the Pixel with Oreo. A lot of people don’t appreciate the superiority in terms of functionality, features and intuitiveness that Samsung’s UI already has over stock Android and get impatient for the latest Android update that’s only years behind what’s already on their Samsung phone.… Read more »
7 days 13 hours ago
raphael nwalozie

Still waiting for any news concerning oreo update in africa 😔

Shonk
7 days 14 hours ago
Shonk

i see samsung are getting no quicker
7 1/2 months since oreo released

neflictus
7 days 15 hours ago
neflictus

Sold my S8+ after having almost every S except the 1st. And some note versions.
The S9 ? I imagined myself in 2019 waiting for the P update. And it didn’t compute.

I don’t care what the future brings.
But it won’t be Samsung.
Shame on you.
They’re a disgrace for any android manufacturer in terms of updates.

thomas419924
7 days 15 hours ago
thomas419924

Eventually …..sort of given up with updates with Samsung maybe go back to Sony …always one of the first with updates after Google releases it on the pixels.

preime101
1 day 10 hours ago
preime101

you do realise that this update is so minimal it might as well be a monthly service download?

7 days 16 hours ago
Mohamad Tohme

When does Galaxy note 8 sm-n9500 get an Oreo update?

stoertebecker
7 days 17 hours ago
stoertebecker

And March Patch mid of April.
😢🤔

ksdp37
7 days 17 hours ago
ksdp37

About time, but well done Samsung for being 3 months overdue than the usual 6 🙂

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