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Galaxy S8 Oreo firmware available on SamMobile can now be flashed without issues

The Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ has caused a fair deal of problems. Samsung didn’t waste much time in rolling out the official update to beta testers after the beta program concluded, and there was unsurprisingly a mad rush from Galaxy S8 owners who weren’t getting the update to grab official Oreo firmware and flash it on their device. Only Samsung had a surprise in store: The Android 8.0 Oreo firmware uses a new compression algorithm that the existing Odin tool – which is used to flash firmware on Samsung devices – couldn’t read.

A few workarounds were posted on the internet, mainly employing a modified version of Odin, but here at SamMobile, we decided to wait for a proper solution. Samsung also pulled the plug on the Oreo update a few days later to fix a critical reboot issue, ultimately releasing a newer build that is now available over the air in many regions. Well, we are happy to report that we also finally have the proper solution for flashing Oreo firmware on the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

Galaxy S8 Oreo firmware can now be flashed without issues

A new version of Odin is now available from our database; you can download it here or from the individual pages for each firmware file for the S8 and S8+ or any other recent device. You have to use this new version of Odin to be able to flash Oreo firmware on the Galaxy S8 and S8+, and it will also be required for future releases of Oreo for other devices. If you have been holding out on upgrading to Oreo because of the reported problems with its firmware, well, you can finally make the jump to the latest and greatest version of the OS.

Of course, if Oreo isn’t available for your country yet, we would recommend waiting until Samsung officially releases the update. If Oreo firmware is available for your country, the latest build of Oreo is G950FXXU1CRB7 and G955FXXU1CRB7 for the S8 and S8+ respectively. You could also flash the first release – build number XXU1CRAP – but since Samsung didn’t deem it to be stable enough, we’d caution against doing so.

Download Android 8.0 Oreo firmware for the Galaxy S8 here and the Galaxy S8+ here. For a rundown on all that’s new with Oreo, check out our coverage and also Samsung’s official infographic detailing the new version of the Samsung Experience UX.

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igyarmat
igyarmat

….and still didn’t get the OREO for my device… SM-G9500… A modell from Hong Kong. -.-

alkh301180
alkh301180

The update just came in Iran. Now i am downloading it. Hope I enjoy😍😍

Chad DePugh
Chad DePugh

So why isn’t the United States versions released??? They’ve been out for a few days to weeks now….

Skip2506
Skip2506

I’ve just got the update this morning in the UK for 8.0.0 on the network three

portis55
portis55

Can i revert back to Nougat with Odin without void the waranty?

portis55
portis55

Does anyone experienced force close on random apps after oreo update for s8.The version is CRAP on bulgarian provider.

saqib fareed
saqib fareed

Finally Oreo Landed In Pakistan…

shahidmanzoor
shahidmanzoor

Finally oreo in Pakistan thanks samsung

shoaib82
shoaib82

hi sir how can i download oreo for s8 plus ?

guigui33
guigui33

et android P c est pour quand ??

bossdeboss88
bossdeboss88

I recive yesterday in Romania CSC ROM..the carier like Vodafone have another software.can t be flash ROM csc on carier ..only at neverlocked phone ..need to have csc CNX for Romania vdf..i have only neverlock phone.try more software at note 3 but sotware from carier give me error ..or China Koreea also not work

danistefanescu
danistefanescu

If it says Romania at firmware and I have the phone locked on Vodafone carrier,will be any problem if I’ll flash it with Odin? Or is that firmware available only for neverlocked Romanian phones? Please help me

MirceaForce
MirceaForce

wait for official firmware this is my recommendation…

danistefanescu
danistefanescu

Adica cel OTA sau din aplicatia SmartSwitch?

kingston1984
kingston1984

Eu am primit acum 4 zile dar sunt la liber. In retelele operatorilor dureaza mai mult.

bossdeboss88
bossdeboss88

See answer at top

bossdeboss88
bossdeboss88

I think yu not need more for update and on vdf carier.because neverlocked phone with csc ROM was update yesterday

bossdeboss88
bossdeboss88

Update for csc VDF Romania is already release

riobuenino
riobuenino

Me acaba de llegar la actualización acá en Chile, via ota.

Wezsky
Wezsky

Hi All, It seems like me and my colleague both have the exact same versions of SM-G950F, we are both located in Bulgaria, both phones are off-contract bought from retailers and have nothing to do with carriers. He got received the CRAP and now the CRB7, while none of them appears on mine…According to the details in SamMobile the none of these versions are available for Bulgaria, how is this then possible… If anyone knows a way to trigger it let me know. NB: The only difference between mine and my colleague’s one is that she bought it last month… Read more »

nani1981
nani1981

I have an S8 plus blocked the Vodafone network. Can I update Android Oreo via Odin?

atayef
atayef

My S8 (950FD) is imported from KSA and currently running AQK7. If i flashed the CRB7 for UAE,
-would it ruin my warranty ?
-will everything remain as it is “like upgrading via OTA” or will got reseted ?
-will future OTAs work ? and if so, will it be as for KSA “phone’s origin” or UAE “flashed firmware” ?
Sorry for asking too many questions.

mahdiasad
mahdiasad

yes, I have this guestions to in iran

mazinmhanna
mazinmhanna

My friend let me answer your question from my experiences since I did flash UAE (XSG) firmware to my MID AQK7.
– Warranty will not be void.
– If you use the file home_SCS then no data will be lost, everything remains the same.
– you will still get OTA in future, and I believe it doesn’t matter if you will get it for KSA or UAE.
Regards,

atayef
atayef

Thanks mate. Your help is much appreciated.
I’ve flashed CRB7 using Home_CSC and all of my applications and data remained as it is.
Also, the device status is still official and running smoothly without any issues.

steve1867
steve1867

As a UK member of BETA program I am disgusted not to have the final Oreo version.
Samsung can whistle for my help next time.
IPhone x is ordered from carphone warehouse, Sorry i’m gone

deeyup
deeyup

This is exactly why I dropped out of the beta after beta 2. I couldn’t use android pay, or android auto.
After participating in S7 edge beta I knew Samsung would not do anything to reward us UK beta testers and would likely keep us waiting for the update to Oreo anyhow.
Pointless to put up with buggy beta with missing features. There us no thanks whatsoever.

MirceaForce
MirceaForce

so much testing ..no oreo for uk s8 neverlocked ….so upset

mahmoud elsadek
mahmoud elsadek

should i format my s8+ before flashing the oreo update or what
please i need the answer

jorgemalveiro
jorgemalveiro

MY MISTAKE, I´VE A 32GB SDCARD, LOL, EVERYTHING IS OK, NO PROBLEM DETECTED, sorry for the caps lock.

jorgemalveiro
jorgemalveiro

i´ve flash again and the same thing, but if i press the 3 dots and press more storage i get the 64gb information.

jorgemalveiro
jorgemalveiro

Hello, i´ve discover a problem with showing the right storage for S8 after upgrading to oreo. I have a 64gb sd card and it only show 29Gb, i´ve flash the german firmwire withe home csc. I´m tryng to flash again put i´ve puted only csc.

haleemburiro
haleemburiro

I am from Pakistan. I upgraded my phone without any problem as per instructions of Sam mobile.
People from Pakistan can enquire.
Abdul Haleem Buriro 03337520775

Blur45
Blur45

which one do did you flash?

pasakun
pasakun

Hello I just flashed my s8 with Germany firmware and I noticed the GIF section is missing in Samsung keyboard. Everything else is ok. Please who else is having this issue ??

time2pown
time2pown

I almost ruined my phone with this update, i dont know if it was something i did, i have to say that i did this thing before with odin and everyhting went fine ( i had samsung s3 and s5 ). At first the phone worked well but it showed me the storage is 16 gb instead of 64 gb. i tried to simply restart the phone and it went on some kind of a loop and it kept restarting. i had in my pc the 7.0.0 software for my S8, and now i think that everything works fine. i’ve… Read more »

Yousef206
Yousef206

Are you sure you didn’t make any mistake ?

Nefth
Nefth

You need to turn on options “Factory Reset” and “use CSC and not Home CSC

maitrgom
maitrgom

i got the same issue

maitrgom
maitrgom

how should i do ?

umerzaman
umerzaman

i am updating my galaxy s8 plus oreo through odin its simply reboot nothing happened . . .. .

joniqst
joniqst

Does it matter if you have snapdragon or exynos?

mazinmhanna
mazinmhanna

Yes of course it matter, the update currently for exynos.