Install December patch G955USQS2BQL1 on Galaxy S8 Plus G955U (Snapdragon variant)
December security patch for Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U Snapdragon variant is now available. The update was released as build G955USQS2BQL1 for multiple US carriers, if you haven’t updated your device yet just follow our instructions below to download and install December patch G955USQS2BQL1 on Galaxy S8 Plus G955U (Snapdragon variant).
Note: Oreo firmware carrying February security patch for S8 Plus is now live, once you successfully updated your device on BQL1 firmware then you can follow our guide to install CRB1 February security patch with Android Oreo on the device.
How to install G955USQS2BQL1 firmware on Galaxy S8 Plus G955U
Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus (Snapdragon variant)
Android version: Android 7.0 Nougat
Build Number: G955USQS2BQL1
Android Security Patch Level: December 01, 2017
Process to install G955USQS2BQL1 December patch on Galaxy S8 Plus G955U
The G955USQS2BQL1 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 G955USQS2BQL1 firmware on Galaxy S8 Plus using Samsung Kies, here we have posted a guide to update Samsung firmware via Kies.
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Process to install G955USQS2BQL1 on Galaxy S8 Plus G955U via adb sideload
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 filename.zip
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.
That’s it! If this guide helped you, please share it with others, Thank You.