Samsung is considered to be the best Android smartphone manufacturer by experts because it never fails to provide device support and firmware update from time to time. It just shows how much Samsung cares for its customers and gives the highest priority to device stability and updated security.
Samsung Note 8 which is yet to be released in some countries, Samsung has left no stone unturned to provide the latest firmware for Galaxy Note 8 that too without waiting for its complete global release. Samsung has been releasing OS upgrades and firmware updates for the last couple of months. Most importantly, such upgrades and updates also cover old smartphones in its different series and hence, no existing user is deprived.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Latest Firmware Update and Its Features
Samsung has rolled out Samsung Galaxy Note 8 August 2017 Security Update for the European region and it would be available through OTA update. The OTA update will be around 600 MB and it would be better if you use strong Wi-Fi to get it downloaded. The firmware build number is N950FXXU1AQI1 and it is for European variants of Galaxy Note 8. The update will fix camera stability issue many users are complaining about as well as stability in the overall device performance and wireless charging. It is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat. If the update has not reached your device yet, you can download the firmware manually and install on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
How To Download and Install The Galaxy Note 8 Latest Firmware Update
As stated earlier, there are two ways of installing the firmware on your device. The first is by waiting for the OTA to arrive and download it from Samsung server and install it to stock recovery. The second way out is by downloading it from the server using Samfirm Tool and installing it using Odin Tool.
Step 1. Go to Settings>About Device> System Updates and tap of Check For Updates.
Step 2. If the OTA is available, download the update and install it.
Step 3. If the update is not available, you have to download it manually. Make sure your computer has Windows OS and .net Framework. Download Samfirm and extract the ZIP file. Run Samfirm.exe from it.
Step 4. Now, you have to fill in the information about your device. You can use the app Phone info in case you do not have enough knowledge to fill the fields. Tick mark Auto option under Region.
Step 5. Click on Check Update button and once you get the information about the latest firmware, click on Download button with Decrypt Automatically option ticked on the right side.
Step 6. After downloading is completed, download latest Odin Tool and reboot your device in Download mode. Connect your device to your PC via USB cable.
Step 7. Extract the downloaded firmware and add the firmware to [AP] slot and start upgrading.Once done, root your device and start enjoying the latest features.
Once done, root your device and start enjoying the latest features.