Install December patch G950USQS2BQL1 on Galaxy S8 G950U (Snapdragon variant)

December security patch for Galaxy S8 SM-G950U Snapdragon variant is now available. The update was released as build G950USQS2BQL1 for multiple US carriers, if you haven’t updated your device yet just follow our instructions below to download and install December patch G950USQS2BQL1 on Galaxy S8 G950U (Snapdragon variant).

Note: February security patch is now live, once you successfully update your device on BQL1 firmware then you can follow our guide to install CRB1 February security patch on Galaxy S8.

How to install G950USQS2BQL1 firmware on Galaxy S8 G950U

Firmware details:

Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S8 (Snapdragon variant)

Model: SM-G950U

Android version: Android 7.0 Nougat

Region: USA

Build Number: G950USQS2BQL1

Android Security Patch Level: December 01, 2017


Process to install G950USQS2BQL1 December patch on Galaxy S8 G950U

The G950USQS2BQL1 OTA is now available to download in the link mentioned below for you if you are getting impatient to install it on your device. The 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.

Kies method: You can also install G950USQS2BQL1 firmware on Galaxy S8 using Samsung Kies, here we have posted a guide to update Samsung firmware via Kies.

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Process to install G950USQS2BQL1 on Galaxy S8 G950U via adb sideload

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 the latest USB drivers for Samsung from this link and then install them on PC.

Set up adb and fastboot drivers on PC, follow this guide to set them up within 10 seconds


Download the OTA file from the link below and place it in a separate folder.

It’s the time to turn off your device completely.

Now boot your device into recovery, to do so follow this guide

Once in recovery mode, select ‘Install from USB’ and connect your device to PC.

Now open the folder where you have placed the OTA file and press Shift+Right Click on any empty area in the folder then choose ‘Open command window here’.

then type the following command to start the adb sideload process.

adb sideload

The installation process will start and wait for it to complete. Note: If the command says waiting for device and stuck there then follow this guide to resolve the issue.

Once the above process is completed simply type the command below to reboot your device.

fastboot reboot


Download G950USQS2BQL1 December update for Galaxy S8 G950U. Click here | Source XDA

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