Samsung has a terrible record for providing updates to its smartphones and tablets but recently, all because of its custom interface called TouchWiz UI. But things have been changed, and Samsung is opening beta testing for the Android 8.0 Oreo version for Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+. Samsung is also working on the Android 8.0 Oreo beta testing for the Samsung Galaxy Note 8, but it is not started yet.
Someone already leaked the beta software of Android 8.0 Oreo for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 so if you want to try it, then it is a very easy yet risky process. Only install it if you have a secondary smartphone ready to use in case this fails. Also, make sure ti attempt this update if you know a little something about firmware flashing and recovery modes. Make sure to read all the precautions before getting to the actual installation guide.
- Installing this firmware on your smartphone might be problematic and can make your device behave funny so, keep this in mind.
- While installing this firmware, your data might get wiped out, so make sure to create a backup for all the important data.
- Download mode and recovery mode, these are the two modes which you need while installation. Here is the method to access these modes
Recovery mode: turn your phone off completely then power it up by holding the volume up and power key together.
Download mode: turn your phone off the turn it up using the volume down and power key together.
P.S.: To turn off the phone forcefully press and hold the volume down and power key together and once the phone vibrates, quickly press the respective combo key.
- You also need a microSD card for this installation process with at least four gigs storage.
- Download files:
Firmware for Odin
- Make sure that your phone is charged to at least 90 percent before starting the installation process.
Steps to Install Android 8.0 Oreo on Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Download the Firmware for Odin zip file and extract it, download Odin and extract it and download the update.zip file and move it to a microSD card (for later).
- Now, launch the Odin as administrator and select the BL, AP, CP and CSC file from the “Firmware for Odin” extracted folder.
- Reboot your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to the download mode and connect it to the PC via USB cable.
- Once you see an “Added!” message in Odin, click the Start button.
- The installation process will take some time and will reboot your phone once done.
- Your phone will boot to the setup screen, just turn it off and insert the microSD card with the update.zip file.
- Boot your phone to the recovery mode, highlight the Select update from SD card option using the volume keys and select with the power key. Now select the update.zip file and confirm the installation.
- The installation will take some time, once the installation is done, select the reboot system now option using the volume keys and select using the power key.
- Your phone will now reboot to the final operating system.
Your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 will take a long time to boot up for the first time so, have a little patience and do not touch any key during the booting up. Once booted up, you can setup the yor phone as usual and start using it as your daily driver. If you find any bug in the Android 8.0 Oreo then make sure to report that bug to us here in the comments, you can also share your queries here. And for more how-to guides, go to the home screen, and follow us on twitter and facebook.