In this comprehensive guide, you will be able to learn how to Download and Install Stock Firmware on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are the latest flagship offerings from one of the biggest smartphone manufacturers in the world, Samsung. After the fatal Note 7 incident, Samsung has been keen to announce to the world their newest device, and it surely has taken the world by a storm.
The Galaxy S8 and S8+ are both very beautiful devices, with an infinity display, meaning almost zero bezels. Covered in glass, and curved metal, both the devices are a pleasure to hold for extended periods of time. They come baked in with the Snapdragon 835, or the Exynos 8895 (depending upon regions), and a very enough 4 gigabytes of RAM.
If, for some reason, you have bricked your Galaxy S8 or S8+, then this comprehensive guide on how to Download and Install Stock Firmware on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ will surely help you out.
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- You need to ensure your Windows computer has all the necessary drivers installed. If not, follow the link provided below to do so :
- Before you begin, we recommend you to take a full-backup of your device.
- Follow the guide very carefully, and make sure your device’s battery is atleast 60% to prevent any unnecessary shutdowns whilst the process goes on.
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Download and Install Stock Firmware on Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+
- Make sure you have the Odin flash tool setup and ready to roll on your desktop PC.
- Choose the correct firmware file for your device from the above links provided, and download it.
- On your device, enable USB Debugging and OEM Unlocking from Settings > Developer Options.
- Launch Odin, and connect your device in the Download Mode.
- You should see the ID:COM port turn blue, and this indicates some goodness.
- Click on the AP button, and select the .tar or .md5 file that you’ve downloaded.
- Make sure that the Auto Reboot option is unchecked in the Options tab.
- Once done, click on Start, and grab some coffee while you’re at it!
The process might take several minutes, so make sure you don’t unplug the device impromptu. If you have any issues whatsoever with the guide, then feel free to consult us in the comments section below!