Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Samsung’s successful attempt to recover from the Note 7 fiasco was a well accepted and popular device but everyone had just one gripe with the device. Back when it launched, it was running on with Android 7 which left some people a bit annoyed. This is why in today’s article we will show you the official method to install Android Oreo on the Exynos Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
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Samsung being Samsung, took way too long to update the device to Oreo. Thankfully though Samsung has started rolling out the Android 8 update to the Note 8s but sadly in batches. If you are among the impatient ones who have the Note 8 and can’t wait till Samsung officially pushes the update to your device then this article will be your savior. Today let’s take a look at how you can install Android Oreo on Galaxy Note 8 by Samsung.
This tutorial should work on all Exynos variants of the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Sorry Snapdragon users) except the Korean variant and the Duos Exynos variant. Before we begin do note that this tutorial can and may brick your device or damage it irreparably, proceed with caution, you have been warned.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with Model number N950F
- These files
- Odin Software tools
Steps to Install Android Oreo on the Exynos Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Confirm if your device reflects the model number N950F, check this by going to settings > About Device. If you have a different make DO NOT TRY TO FLASH THIS ROM. You will brick your device.
- If you do indeed have the N950F, Download these files by pressing on the button below
- Extract the tool to a suitable location, ideally desktop.
- Switch your device off.
- Power the device on in download mode, do this by holding the Bixby button with Volume Down and power button simultaneously.
- Download the Odin Tool and run it
- In the software you will see 5 different option but we only need 4 of them for this tutorial. BL,AP,CP,CSC.
- Click the BL button and find the previously extracted firmware and select the file that starts with BL.
- Click the AP button and find the previously extracted firmware and select the file that starts with AP.
- Do the same for CP and CSE (Home _CSE).
- Do not select the CSC_xxx file or you will lose all your data.
- Once you have everything in place just hit Start and it will start the flashing process.
- Once the process completes you would have successfully updated to Android Oreo on Samsung Galaxy Note 8
If you followed the tutorial to the tee, congratulation on your newly updated samsung galaxy note 8. We hope you enjoy your experience on the Android Oreo on Galaxy Note 8. If you face any trouble during the install Android Oreo on the Exynos Samsung Galaxy Note 8 procedure, do let us know below in the comments and we will try to help you out.
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