Verizon Note 8 gets January Security Patch which adds Bokeh Effect in Live focus [Install Now]

Verizon is rolling out a new firmware update for Galaxy Note 8 on it’s network. The update brings latest security patch for the month of January 2018 along fix for the Meltdown and Spectre exploits. That is not all, the update also installs Bokeh Effect in the camera app, you can access it from the Live focus settings. The update arrives as build number N950USQU3BRA5 which also fixes some bugs including screen freezing on incoming call and force close issues. In this post we have mentioned each possible way to update your device right away without wasting time.

The firmware for can be updated via OTA, Kies and Odin as well, but we recommend you try the OTA update first, go to Settings > About device > Check software updates. You can also install N950USQU3BRA5 firmware on Verizon Note 8 N950U using Samsung Kies, here we have posted a guide to update Samsung firmware via Kies.

Firmware details:

Device Name: Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (Verizon)

Model: SM-N950U

Android version: 7.1.1

Region: USA

Build Number: N950USQU3BRA5

Android Security Patch Level: 1 January 2018


How to install January 2018 patch N950USQU3BRA5 update on Verizon Note 8 N950U 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 January patch N950USQU3BRA5 update on Verizon Note 8 N950U

Download the firmware from the link below.

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 January patch on Verizon Note 8 N950U via Odin.


Download January patch N950USQU3BRA5 firmware for Verizon Note 8 N950U. Download

Link will be updated soon

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


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