Update Stock Oreo N950USQU2CQL1 OTA on Galaxy Note 8 right away!


Finally a great news for the owners of Galaxy Note 8 (Snapdragon variant), Android 8.0 Oreo update for Galaxy Note 8 N950U is available. You can easily download and install stock Oreo on Galaxy Note 8 by following our guide below, the update is available as OTA via build N950USQU2CQL1, the update is not rolling out officially but it was found on the Samsung servers. It is not officially announced yet but you can install it easily on your device, so go ahead and follow the instruction to install Stock Oreo N950USQU2CQL1 OTA on Galaxy Note 8 right away!

Firmware details:

Device Name: Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Model: SM-N950U

Android version: Android 8.0 Oreo


Build Number: N950USQU2CQL1

Android Security Patch Level: November 01, 2017

Size: 1.4GB

How to install Android 8.0 N950USQU2CQL1 Oreo on Galaxy Note 8 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 N950USQU2CQL1 update on Galaxy Note 8

Here you have to do an extra step, your device must be running Android 7.1.1 Nougat based BQK2 firmware to install the stock Oreo N950USQU2CQL1 firmware on Galaxy Note 8. We have mentioned the process to do it, just grab the BQK2 firmware from the link below and install it manually via Odin.

Note: if you are already on BQK2 firmware then no need to update your device again, just head to OTA installation process below.

Download Android 8.0 Oreo N950USQS2BQK2 firmware for Galaxy Note 8.

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 Note 8 via Odin.

Once done with above process then install the Oreo OTA on your device by following the guide below.

Process to install Android 8.0 Oreo N950USQU2CQL1 OTA on Galaxy Note 8

Before you begin:

Set up adb-fastboot drivers on PC by following this guide.

Download the Android 8.0 Oreo N950USQU2CQL1 OTA for Note 8 from the link below and transfer the downloaded zip file in a specific folder.

Now open the same folder press Shift+Right Click on any empty area in the folder then choose ‘Open command window here’.

Issue the following command to reboot your device into recovery mode

adb reboot recovery

Once in recovery mode, select ‘Install from USB’ and then type the following command to start the adb sideload process.

adb sideload ota.zip

The installation process will start and wait for it to complete. Once the process is completed simply type

fastboot reboot

Download section:

Download Android 8.0 Oreo N950USQU2CQL1 OTA for Note 8 N950U. Download

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

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