Samsung releases Galaxy S8 Oreo kernel sources

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Samsung finally released the much-awaited Galaxy S8 Oreo update yesterday. The rollout started with beta testers receiving the update for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ in Germany and it goes without saying that the firmware will soon go live in other markets as well. Samsung had said that beta testers would receive it a day before everyone else so, hopefully, the company will start the broader rollout today.

Keeping up with its tradition of releasing kernel sources for its flagship handsets in a timely fashion, Samsung has now released the Galaxy S8 Oreo kernel sources for the Exynos-powered models of last year’s flagship duo.

Galaxy S8 Oreo kernel sources

Normal users need not concern themselves with the Galaxy S8 Oreo kernel sources because they’re not meant for them. They’re meant for developers who want to create custom software for the handsets.

Samsung has now released the kernel sources for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ bearing model number SM-G950F and SM-G955F respectively. It’s the same firmware version G950/G955-FXXU1CRAP that the company started rolling out yesterday in Germany. Developers can now use these kernel sources to create custom recoveries, kernels and ROMs.

It’s unclear when the Galaxy S8 Oreo kernel sources for the Snapdragon-powered models of these devices will be offered. Developers with the Exynos variants can head over to the Open Source Release Center (OSRC) and get the kernel sources for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ by hitting the source links below.

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bluntmike
13 days 4 hours ago
bluntmike

I have an imported S8 Dual Sim from the UAE – if UAE rolls out the update will I get it? Or will I need to wait for my provider to release the update (South African network)?

13 days 2 hours ago
Kevin Borkloe

Definitely you will get it once UAE receives their firmware update because it doesn’t really matter where you are. Cause I once imported a Galaxy A7 2015 from Russia and at that moment I was in Ghana. I remember very well getting lollipop and marshmallow once Russia received their official firmware update for the phone. And yes, I recalled Russia got their updates almost a week before Ghana.

thibaly
13 days 4 hours ago
thibaly

If i remember well, you have to wait

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