Verizon has released the Android 8 Oreo official update for all Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus users on their network.
Check the whole tutorial in order to learn how to successfully install this new official update manually.
The new official Android 8.0 update is being rolled out in stages for all Verizon Galaxy S8 Plus users. This update will take a while before it reaches every single user, which is why you can use the info below in order to learn how to manually complete the update.
Android 8.0 update brings tons of new features and improvements over the previous release along with the latest security patches, so you should try and install it right away. Before starting the flashing process you need to check the guidelines and see fi your phone meets all requirements.
Use the tutorial only for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus devices. The model number of your phone has to be the SM - G955U.
Don't try to use this tutorial for any other different smartphones.
Download Samsung USB drivers from here. Install the drivers on your PC.
For the update you will have to use the ODIN app, and for it to work with your computer you need to install the usb drivers and to enable USB Debugging from Developer Options menu.
The Developer Options might be hidden, but can enable it easily: go to Settings> About Phone> Software Information and tap seven times on the Build Number text.
You can install the Android 8.0 official update over rooted firmware, but you should know that root access won't survive the installation. Also, any custom Recovery you might've flashed will be replaced with stock Recovery.
Android 8.0 can be installed by the ODIN app over a custom ROM, but you will need to factory reset the phone in order to make it boot in normal mode.
- the factory reset process steps are listed at the end of the tutorial.
- the factory reset won't delete any data from internal storage.
- the factory reset process will only delete the system partition and allow your phone to boot in normal mode.
If your Galaxy S8 Plus Verizon device runs 100% stock Android firmware, then you can continue straight to the next part of this post, as no data will be lost in the process.
This guide has to be applied by advanced users, so you shouldn't hold us responsible in case you brick the Galaxy S8 Plus nor in case you lose any important data files.
How to install Android 8.0 Oreo Official Update for Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Verizon:
- Download the Android 8.0 Oreo G955USQU2CRB9 archive file from here.
- When the download is done installing you need to unzip the files and save them on your PC.
You will obtain six tar.md5 installation files. Don't extract any further than that.
- Download Odin 3.12.3 zip from here.
Unzip the files.
- Power off the phone.
- Boot your smartphone in Download Mode.
- Launch Odin on your PC.
- Connect your Galaxy S8+ to PC via usb cable.
Wait for Odin to add your device.
- if the phone is not detected you need to reinstall the usb drivers.
- Now, you need to load all the Android 8.0 installation files in ODIN.
Click AP and load the file with G955USQU2CRB9 AP in its name.
Click BL and load the G955USQU2CRB9 BL file.
Click CP and load the G955USQU2CRB9 CP file.
Click CSC and load the G955USQU2CRB9 file with HOME_CSC in its name. Don't load the file with only CSC in the name, as that particular file will trigger a complete factory reset of your device, so no file will survive.
- Click START when you're ready to begin the update process.
- Reboot your smartphone in normal mode after the update is done installing.
Unplug the Galaxy S8+ from PC when first boot of Android 8.0 starts.
Use your default login info in order to regain control over your phone once again.
In case ODIN shows the FAIL alert, then you will have to try and repeat the installation more than once. Make sure that in case you do repeat installation, then you have to make sure that your phone meets all requirements and that you won't skip any steps.
In case you see the PASS message, but your phone gets stuck at the boot animation screen for more than 20 minutes, or it enters in a boot loop, then you have to factory reset the phone.
The Factory Reset has to be used in case you have installed the official Android 8.0 Oreo update over a custom ROM, as otherwise the phone won't boot in normal mode.
Here are the factory reset steps:
- power off the Galaxy S8+ device.
- boot the device in Recovery Mode.
- select 'wipe data/ factory reset'.
- reboot the phone in normal mode.
If you need more help completing the tutorial then you should tell us in comments.