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Unlocked Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update now rolling out in the United States

The unlocked Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update is finally being rolled out in the United States. All four major carriers – Verizon, AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint – have already released the update for the Galaxy Note 8 on their networks so it’s about time that the unlocked variant received it as well.

Multiple reports have come in confirming that Samsung is now rolling out the unlocked Galaxy Note 8 oreo update in the United States. Those who own the handset in the country should now keep an eye out for an over-the-air update notification which should be arriving soon.

Unlocked Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update

Samsung had confirmed last week that the Android 8.0 Oreo update will be released for the Galaxy Note 8 in the United States within 2-3 weeks. We saw its carrier partners release the update over the past week and now it’s the unlocked variant’s turn.

While unlocked models tend to receive updates earlier elsewhere, they almost always receive major updates after carrier-locked models in the US. Samsung explained recently that this is because the carrier-locked models only have to go through testing for one particular carrier only whereas the unlocked models need to be put through rigorous testing for all supported networks to ensure proper network functionality.

It’s no wonder that while the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ have received Oreo on all four major carriers in the country, the unlocked variants have yet to receive Oreo. Unlocked Galaxy S8 owners in the US won’t be happy to see that the Note 8 is now getting the update while they’re still on Nougat.

Samsung is now rolling out firmware version N950U1UEU3CRC1 for the unlocked Galaxy Note 8 in the United States. It weighs in at 1.1GB and brings all of the features that are included in Android 8.0 Oreo and none of the carrier bloatware which is a major reason why customers prefer to buy unlocked models in the first place.

Have you received the unlocked Galaxy Note 8 Oreo update in the United States yet? Let us know in the comments below.

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Gahm
Gahm

Cuando estará disponible para at&t mexico

nike6229
nike6229

They removed the option to toggle grayscale with the power/volume combo…

BadDaywithOreos
BadDaywithOreos

Updated my unlocked Note8 this morning (US). It is in bad shape now!! Samsung has been no help either. “Clear the cache on Gmail, I’ll call you back in 5 minutes…” That was a joke! Never heard another word. Trying to learn how to roll it back now… Wish I’d never seen it.(The update) It only made my phone useless for texts, emails (gmail) – (apps just stop after a couple of seconds) and I don’t know what else is acting up… Its on Straight Talk LTE/CDMA (Verizon compatible) SIM card. Less than two month old phone, my only phone… Read more »

keithsanantonio
keithsanantonio

I updated my Unlocked Galaxy Note8 (Philippines) today

stondec
stondec

Just updated mine. Not sure there’s much difference.

terrybar
terrybar

The Oreo 8 Update for the U.S. Unlocked Note 8 was made available today April 3, 2018.

WalterMakiu
WalterMakiu

Received today morning on sm-n950u1

xpr0back
xpr0back

I have FXUU firmware,still nothing received…

MilanWalter
MilanWalter

Czech republic unlocked ETL not 8.0

nickbarbar
nickbarbar

would be great if they released it on XEU in the UK, literally the entire world has got it except unlocked UK XEU. Ridiculous. and no i’m not dirty flashing on odin.

slatyford
slatyford

Orio update in the UK ? It would be nice to receive security updates

aarozone
aarozone

And BTU 😒

drulad
drulad

Once again UK left out in cold by Samsung. I am sick and tired of waiting. I am on the samsung upgrade program but shall look to other manufacturers when I change handsets.

preime101
preime101

Why? In reality you will be unlikely to even notice a difference because the changes are so minimal. Just shows that Samsung’s Android implementation is already a generation or so ahead of vanilla Android 🙂

preime101
preime101

In the same UK boat but to be honest I am actually quite glad. I haven’t got the time to backup the phone and do a full re-install and reconfigure at the moment (Thanks Samsung and Google. This is the the one decent thing Apple does – simplify and automate a seamless backup and re-install) and there isn’t anything in the update that I am missing or consider worthwhile.

adrianpastort99
adrianpastort99

When is it going to be ready for S7 Edge SM-G935F??

Alex Stein
Alex Stein

I got the update on my US cellular Note 8 yesterday

stondec
stondec

How’s the impact of the update on battery life, speed and smoothness?

Alex Stein
Alex Stein

It’s about the same to what it was before. I do notice sometimes it loads apps and pages a little less quickly than it did on Nougat, but battery life seems to be about the same for me. I do notice pulling down the notification panel is smoother than before however. Overall just an okay update. Nothing ground breaking.