Galaxy Note 8 stock Oreo spotted [build N950USQU3CRB1]

Galaxy Note 8 units on T-Mobile are now getting a new system update. The latest update for Galaxy Note 8 SM-N950U is getting the update as build N950USQU3CRB1, which brings Android 8.0.0 Oreo OS on the device along Samsung Experience version 9.0. Back in December when Samsung launched it’s oreo beta program for Galaxy S8 the first Oreo beta firmware for Note 8 also appeared online and this is just another build released in a series. The stable Oreo update for Note 8 might be expected to release along Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus so the new N950USQU3CRB1 build seems to be a beta update. The great thing about the update is that it brings February security patch with it even Google hasn’t updated it’s device yet.

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 N950USQU3CRB1 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 N950USQU3CRB1 firmware on Galaxy Note 8 using Samsung Kies, here we have posted a guide to update Samsung firmware via Kies.

See also:

How to fix deep Discharge Issue on Galaxy Note 8

Firmware details:

Device Name: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (T-Mobile)

Model: SM-N950U

Android version: Android 8.0 Oreo

Region: USA

Build Number: N950USQU3CRB1

Android Security Patch Level: 01 February 2018


How to install N950USQU3CRB1 stock Oreo on Galaxy Note 8

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 N950USQU3CRB1 update on Galaxy Note 8

Download the firmware from the link below.

Then 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 Note 8 via Odin.


links will be added soon till then try OTA and Kies method. [Link Updated]

To install Stock Oreo CRB1 firmware on Note 8 N950U first you need to download the BRA8 firmware from this link.

Now flash the BRA8 firmware using the Odin process mentioned above.

Once your device is updated to BRA8 firmware download the N950USQU3CRB1 OTA firmware from this link.

Put the firmware on your device storage.

Now reboot Galaxy Note 8 in the recovery mode, follow this guide to see how to boot recovery mode.

Now choose Apply update from SD Card and then choose the N950USQU3CRB1 OTA zip you copied on your device earlier.

That’s it! If this guide helped you, please share it with others, Thank You.

screenshots via | Link Source XDA

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  1. TJ OConnor February 3, 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Hey they are my screenshots, where did you get them???

  2. TJ OConnor February 3, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    Where is your source for your findings???

  3. Alex Brian February 4, 2018 at 3:41 am

    We have added the source link

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