How to unbrick and install stock firmware on Galaxy S8 SM-G950F

This guide splits into two method first one is the method to download and install stock Android 7.0 Nougat based latest firmware on Galaxy S8 SM-G950F. The other one is, how to unbrick Galaxy S8 G950F. Flashing stock firmware on manually via Odin is helpful, if you have accidentally bricked your device or return to stock firmware, or unroot it. Flashing the stock firmware firmware on Galaxy S8 SM-G950F will install the complete factory settings on your device and latest firmware update.

The official firmware for Galaxy S8 SM-G950F carries build number G950FXXU1AQDG, packed with April 2016 security patch with multiple improvements and bug fixes in over all firmware. We have posted the same tutorial for the other Galaxy devices so the process remains the same because it has nothing to do with the change build number or Android version, all you need is an Odin tool along the firmware tar and a PC with latest Samsung USB drivers installed on it. You can flash the firmware belonging to any region on your device but you should be careful of device model before flashing the firmware.

Firmware details:

Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S8

Model: SM-G950F

Version: Android 7.0 Nougat

Regions: France

Build Number: G950FXXU1AQDG

Android Security Patch Level: 1 April 2017

Build date: 25 April

Manually install stock firmware on Galaxy S8 SM-G950F via Odin

Disclaimer: Follow the guide on your own risk, the writer would not be responsible if you damage your device during the firmware installation process nor we are forcing you to perform the flashing process. Don’t proceed if you can’t follow the instructions carefully.

Pre-requisite:

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

Download latest version Odin 3.12.3 tool. Click here

Download stock Nougat G950FXXU1AQDG firmware for Galaxy S8 SM-G950F. Here

Extract the firmware file in a specific folder on your PC.

Installation Process:

Now turn off your device completely.

Reboot your device into Download Mode, to do so follow this guide

Once in download Mode, follow this guide to update the firmware via Odin.

That’s it! If you have successfully updated your Galaxy S8 SM-G950F on G950FXXU1AQDG firmware, give us your feedback.

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