Samsung finally released Android 9.0 Pie official update for Galaxy Note 8 (SM-G950F/FD) variant. You can download the firmware file and install it quickly using the guide given below.
The stable Pie update is already rolling out as a software version DSB2 (PDA: N950FXXU5DSB2). We have provided the download link of DSB2 update below, with which you can manually install official Pie right away on your Galaxy Note 8 without waiting for the OTA notification.
Nevertheless, Samsung finally released the stable One UI for Note 8 now; get your hands on the One UI on your device. Read the guide correctly and install One UI on Galaxy Note 8 manually without any delay.
Since this is an official update by Samsung, not a custom ROM, don’t expect any additional tweaks or pre-installed apps. But this build will definitely help you to bring your phone to an updated stock position.
We will be using Odin software in order to install N950FXXU5DSB2 Android 9.0 Pie Stock Firmware on Galaxy Note 8.
Why manual update via Odin?
Manual installation of Samsung stock firmware is required for the following reasons:
Bricked device: In case, your Note 8 has been bricked while trying any custom ROM or mods, you can manually update your phone to recover and get back to stock position.
OTA problem: If you aren’t getting direct OTA from Samsung due to carrier or region problem, you can download Samsung stock firmware and flash it to your phone using Odin tool.
Rooted device: Rooting opens the window to customize your Android phone. But sometimes, this root status can break the OTA links. That’s why you might not be able to update your phone directly.
Custom ROM: If you had installed any custom ROM like LineageOS, it is inevitable that there is no way to get official OTA. You need to flash the PDA and other files using Odin to get back to stock ROM.
One UI for Galaxy Note 8 is on stable stage. This build contain massive changes including the whole new One UI skin. All the Android 9.0 Pie features by Google are integrated as well.
Android 9.0 is a significant system update from Android 8.1 Oreo that brings a bunch of new features and improvements. Being based on the latest irritation of Android, the update carries all the Android 9.0 goodies.
LIKE this One UI Stock Firmware for Galaxy Note 8? We love it too, and we know you are looking forward to installing it on your phone. Please read the important information below before starting the tutorial.
This guide is specific to Samsung Galaxy Note 8 N950F and N950FD models only. Please do not try this on any other Samsung phones. Make sure to check the specific model number:
Go to Settings > About phone > Model number.
Galaxy Note 8 USB Driver
Make sure you have correctly installed Galaxy Note 8 USB Driver on your computer. If not, please download from any official source and install it correctly. Otherwise, your computer will not detect your device.
Before proceeding to the tutorial to install, we strongly recommend you to backup your important data and files from your phone. Because flashing an official firmware will erase everything from your device. We don’t want you to lose anything by following our tutorial. In that case, you can check out our list of backup app that may help you:
Samsung users can use Samsung Smart Switch to backup data on the computer. Samsung Smart Switch even allows the users to move data from one device to another of different variant (like moving data of Galaxy S8 to Galaxy S9).
Once you are sure that you made a complete backup of your necessary documents, you can move ahead to the tutorial below and update Galaxy Note 8 to One UI based on Android 9.0 Pie official firmware.
USB Cable: You must have the official USB cable of your device – the one that provided by Samsung.
Things to Remember
Make sure your phone has at least 80 – 85% charge. If not, please do charge it before starting the experiment.
This tutorial may WIPE OUT all your DATA. Make sure to create a Backup of everything before starting the tutorial.
You need to enable USB Debugging mode to connect your Android phone to computer. (Settings > About Phone > Build number > Tap it 7 times to become developer; Settings > Developer Options > USB Debugging.)
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Ready now? Let’s proceed to the tutorial below, and update Galaxy Note 8 to One UI Android 9.0 Pie official firmware.
HOW TO: Install Android Pie on Galaxy Note 8 (One UI Stable)
We have mentioned full step-by-step instructions on how to install Android 9.0 Pie official firmware on Galaxy Note 8. If you are entirely new to flashing a Custom ROM or an Official Firmware, please read the entire tutorial once before actually performing it on your device.
Download the N950FXXU5DSB2 firmware from the above-given link. Next, proceed to the installation tutorial from the link below.
Please read the tutorial from the link above to install N950FXXU5DSB2 One UI Android 9.0 Pie Official Firmware on Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The procedure has been described properly with screenshots. If you got stuck somewhere, drop your comment below, and we will help you as soon as possible.
Rooting Warning: If your device is already rooted, you are going to lose it. If you want root access, you need to root again after flashing this firmware.
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