Samsung has released a new system update build ZRAE for Galaxy S8 SM-G950U1 and S8 Plus SM-G955U1 units in the US. This time it’s Android 8.0 Oreo based 7th beta update but not the stable Oreo update that you were expecting. It’s a bit confusing because users were expecting to see stable Oreo release after Samsung’s announcement of ending it’s beta program. Well as usual this new update brings a few tweaking stuff, including improvements in the optics department as well as fix for crashing Experience UI on some devices.
Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus gets 7th Oreo beta as build ZRAE
The latest 7th Oreo beta for S8 and S8 Plus also brings improvements over the last beta update along multiple new features and stability improvements including latest security patch and improvement in multiple areas in the System. For details about this new Oreo beta please see the screenshot below.
If you are getting impatient for the firmware then we have posted each possible way below through which you can get the update right on your device. The stock Android 8.0 Oreo ZRAE firmware can be updated via Kies as well, but we recommend you try the OTA update first, go to Settings > About device > Check software updates.
You can also install stock Android 8.0 Oreo ZRAE firmware on Galaxy S8 Plus using Samsung Kies, here we have posted a guide to update Samsung firmware via Kies.
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How to install ZRAE Oreo beta 7 on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
Your device should be charged 70% at minimum to avoid shutting down during the process.
Enable USB Debugging. Go to Settings > Developer Options > Enable USB debugging
Back up your important data.
Download Odin tool 3.12.3 from this link
Download the latest USB drivers for Samsung from this link and then install them on PC.
Process to install Android 8.0 Oreo ZRAE update on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
It’s the device to turn off your device completely.
Now boot your device into Download Mode, to do so follow this guide
Once in download Mode, follow this guide to update stock Oreo firmware on Galaxy S8 via Odin.
Download Android 8.0 Oreo ZRAE firmware for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus.
[Update is not available for Odin at the moment, try the Kies or OTA]
or Update your device on previous ZRA5 firmware and then go to Settings > About device > System update.
That’s it! If this guide helped you, please share it with others, Thank You.