Galaxy S8’s Android 8.0 Oreo beta 3 G950USQU1ZQK8 firmware released in US

Just a day ago Samsung rolled out 2nd Oreo beta update for it’s flagships Galaxy S8 and S8+ but later pulled back the update due to apps crashing issue in the firmware. Now Samsung has again started pushing Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 carrying build G950USQU1ZQK8, which brings fixes for the issues and improvements over the last update.

If you are already on beta 1 then ZQK8 firmware then you are eligible for the Beta 3 update. The latest beta update brings improvements over the first one along multiple new features and stability improvements including October security patch and improves the stability of DeX mode along launcher improvements as well.

Other improvements include multiple new clock styles for the lock screen and Always On Display. Now you can adjust the transparency of notifications. Smart View gets smarter by allowing the handset’s screen to go dark when it’s mirroring between the phone and TV.

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 G950USQU1ZQK8 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 G950USQU1ZQK8 firmware on Galaxy S8 using Samsung Kies, here we have posted a guide to update Samsung firmware via Kies.

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Firmware details:

Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S8

Model: SM-G950U

Android version: Android 8.0 Oreo

Region: USA

Build Number: G950USQU1ZQK8

Android Security Patch Level: 01 Oct 2017

Size: 137.89MB

How to install Android 8.0 G950USQU1ZQK8 Oreo beta 2 on Galaxy S8 via Odin

Early preparations:

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 G950USQU1ZQK8 update on Galaxy S8

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 G950USQU1ZQK8 firmware for Galaxy S8. [Update is not available for Odin at the moment, try the Kies or OTA]

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