Whereas Samsung has already rolled out the Android Oreo beta builds for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus a few month in the past, Galaxy Be aware 8 customers have felt disregarded of the method. Properly, no extra as a result of somebody has leaked the Android Oreo OTA construct for the Galaxy Be aware 8. The perfect half being which you could set up this replace on our machine straight away.
In line with Redditor mweinbach, he found a hyperlink to the Android Oreo-based OTA for the Galaxy Be aware 8 on Samsung’s servers whereas wanting round for one thing. This construct is an official one however not truly steady, thus, it’s riddled with quite a few bugs and will result in unexpected software program crashes. You possibly can seize the Android Oreo-based construct for the machine from the official supply or this Google Drive hyperlink (if the previous doesn’t work anymore).
As seen within the screenshot above, the leaked Android Oreo replace requires the Galaxy Be aware 8 to be operating firmware model N950USQS2BQK2. This implies the replace that has leaked on-line is real and at present solely out there for unlocked gadgets on Verizon’s community in the USA.
However, the Redditor has steered a workaround that may assist you manually replace Galaxy Be aware 8 gadgets with the Snapdragon chipset to this firmware by putting in Samsung’s personal Nougat-based 2BQK2 firmware utilizing ODIN. You possibly can obtain this firmware proper right here to get your machine prepared for putting in the Android Oreo replace. In case you weren’t conscious earlier than, Samsung’s Be aware 8 gadgets ship in two totally different configurations, one powered by the Korean large’s personal Exynos processors and others by Snapdragon 835.
Some Be aware 8 customers have already tried putting in this construct on their gadgets and it appears to be working simply effective. You possibly can absolutely go forward and check out the construct, nonetheless, we wouldn’t suggest you to flash this Android 8.0 Oreo replace as a result of it will likely be unstable and will brick your machine. It is best to look ahead to an official beta check program from Samsung, which is anticipated to go stay in a pair weeks. Are you planning to check out this Android Oreo-based construct in your Be aware 8? If sure, share your expertise with us within the feedback down under.