Last month Verizon rolled out October security patch with KRACK fix for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus units on it’s network. Verizon was among one of those carrier which released KRACK WiFi exploit update ahead of November patch, but later user started complaining about call drop issues after installing the update. Verizon has acted responsibly and started rolling out another update for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, this new update arrives as build G950USQU1AQK3 that installs October security patch along a bunch of improvements in the firmware along the highlighted issue.
The update doesn’t increments the OS version, still it stays on Android 7.0 Nougat but this is an important update to install. If you are running older firmware on your device then this guide for you, in this post we have mentioned each possible way to update your device right away without wasting time.
The October patch G950USQU1AQK3 firmware for Verizon S8 SM-G950U can be updated via OTA, Kies and Odin as well, but we recommend you try the OTA update first, go to Settings > About device > Check software updates. You can also install stock Nougat G950USQU1AQK3 firmware on Verizon S8 SM-G950U using Samsung Kies, here we have posted a guide to update Samsung firmware via Kies.
Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S8 (Verizon)
Android version: Android 7.0 Nougat
Build Number: G950USQU1AQK3
Android Security Patch Level: 1.10.2017
How to install October patch G950USQU1AQK3 update on Verizon S8 SM-G950U via Odin
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 October patch G950USQU1AQK3 update on Verizon S8 SM-G950U
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 October patch firmware on Verizon S8 SM-G950U via Odin.
Download October patch G950USQU1AQK3 firmware for Verizon S8 SM-G950U. Here
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