Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus started getting Oreo beta 3 SQU1ZQKK firmware in the US

Samsung after re-releasing 3rd Oreo beta for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in the UK, now started seeding Oreo beta 3 for the Galaxy S8 units in the US. The update is released as build G955USQU1ZQKK for S8 Plus and G950USQU1ZQKK for Galaxy S8 on which we have posted guide a while ago. which is still a beta 3 update but it carries a bunch of great improvements in the firmware. You can see the complete list of improvements and bug fixes in 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 G955USQU1ZQKK 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 G955USQU1ZQKK firmware on Galaxy S8 Plus 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 Plus

Model: SM-G955U

Android version: Android 8.0 Oreo

Region: USA

Build Number: G955USQU1ZQKK

Android Security Patch Level: 01 Nov 2017

Size: 351.66MB

How to install Android 8.0 G955USQU1ZQKK Oreo beta 3 on Galaxy S8 Plus 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 beta 3 G955USQU1ZQKK update on Galaxy 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 Plus via Odin.


Download Android 8.0 Oreo G955USQU1ZQKK beta 3 firmware for Galaxy S8 Plus. [Update is not available for Odin at the moment, try the Kies or OTA]


Update your device on ZQK8 firmware manually and then you’ll be able to get the ZQKK firmware on your device.

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

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