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Use this page to identify software versions for the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active as well as details on recent software updates.

 

Identify the device's current software version

Android 9.0

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > About phone > Software version.
  3. View the Baseband version and compare it to the version below.

 

Review software version details

VERSION RELEASE DATE ENHANCEMENTS STATUS

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS7CTI3

October 4, 2020

September 2020 security patches

Available October 4, 2020

If your device meets the update requirements, this update will be available to you to download.

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G892USQU7CTG2

September 6, 2020
  • April - August security patches
  • QCOM CP patch

Available September 6, 2020

If your device meets the update requirements, this update will be available to you to download.

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS6CTB2

March 19, 2020 March security patch Available March 19, 2020

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS6CSL5

January 27, 2020 January security patch Available January 27, 2020

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS6CSL2

December 21, 2019 December security patch

Available December 21, 2019

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS6CSK1

November 26, 2019 November security patch

Available November 26, 2019

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G892USQU5CSJ4

November 17, 2019
  • October security patches
  • RCS enhancements
  • Wi-Fi Calling enhancements

Available November 17, 2019

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS5CSI5

October 18, 2019 October security patch

Available October 18, 2019

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS5CSI2

September 28, 2019 September security patch

Available September 28, 2019

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G892USQU5CSG7

September 10, 2019

Android 9.0 Pie OS update

July Security patch

Other enhancements

Available September 10, 2019

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS5BSG4

July 26, 2019 Security updates Available July 26, 2019

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS5BSF1

June 2019 Security updates Available June 2019

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS5BSE5

May 28, 2019 May 2019 Security Update

Available May 28, 2019

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS4BSC3

March 28, 2019 Google March 2019 Security Update

Available March 28, 2019

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS4BSB2

March 1, 2019

January and February security updates

Various bug fixes and system improvements

Available March 1, 2019

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS3BRJ7

November 18, 2018

November security update

Various bug fixes and system improvements

Available November 19, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G892USQU3BRJ2

October 25, 2018

September/October security updates

Various bug fixes and system improvements

Available October 25, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS3BRH2

August 23, 2018 August security updates

Available August 23, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS3BRG5

July 26, 2018 July security updates

Available July 26, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS2BRF1

June 28, 2018

June Security updates

Available June 28, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G892USQU2BRE3

June 3, 2018

May security patch

Various bug fixes and system improvements

Available June 3, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS1BRD5

April 26, 2018

April monthly security patch

Various bug fixes and system improvements

Available April 26, 2018

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G892USQU1BRC4

March 29, 2018

Android 8.0 (Oreo) OS

Bug fixes and software stability improvements

Available March 29, 2018

Android 7.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS1ARB3

February 22, 2018

February monthly security updates

Various bug fixes and security improvements

Available February 22, 2018

Android 7.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS1ARA1

January 18, 2018

January monthly security updates

Various bug fixes and security improvements

Available January 18, 2018

Android 7.0

Baseband version: G892USQU1AQK5

December 21, 2017

December security updates
License Assisted Access (LAA) enabled to use LTE Advanced technology
Various improvements

Available December 21, 2017

Android 7.0

Baseband version: G892USQU1AQJ7

November 17, 2017

Original software

Available November 17, 2017

This is the launch software version of the device. When a software update becomes available, this information will be updated.

Other versions

N/A

N/A

Your device has non-T-Mobile software, and it is unsupported. The manufacturer and T-Mobile cannot update your software.

 

Determine update requirements

Your device must meet the following requirements to update your software to the most current version:

  • 50% or higher battery life
  • Data connection
  • File size: 130 MB

 

Update software versions

Update automatically over the air (OTA)

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > Software update > Download updates manually.
  3. Tap OK > Start.
  4. Tap OK to the restart message.

Update from a computer

Follow the update requirements above, along with the following:

  • Use a Samsung USB cable.
  • Back up your data prior to completing the update.

During the update, do not:

  • Use the device or press any keys.
  • Remove the battery, if applicable.
  • Turn off the device.
  • Disconnect the USB cable until the update is complete.

You will not be able to place a call during the update, not even an emergency call.

  1. Download and install Samsung Smart Switch that is compatible with your computer from http://www.samsung.com/us/support/smart-switch-support/#!/.
  2. Connect the cable to a compatible USB port on your computer.
  3. Connect the other end of the cable to your mobile device.
  4. Allow your computer to install any required drivers for your device. This process may take a few minutes.
  5. Open Smart Switch on your computer, and allow it to make the connection.
  6. If a software update is available for your device, Smart Switch will automatically prompt you to update. At any time, you can click Update.
  7. Click Update to begin downloading the necessary files.
  8. Click OK to proceed. Your device may turn off and on a few times during the update process. Once complete the device will return to the Home screen.

 

Issues after updating

If you experience issues after updating to the latest software version, follow these steps:

  1. Wipe your cache partition to make sure that all system files on your device are put back in order.
    1. Turn off the device.
    2. Press and hold the Volume Up key and the Bixby key, then press and hold the Power key.
    3. When the Android logo displays, release all keys ('Installing system update' will show for about 30 - 60 seconds before showing the Android system recovery menu options).
    4. Press the Volume down key several times to highlight “wipe cache partition”.
    5. Press Power button to select.
    6. Press the Volume down key to highlight “yes” and press the Power key to select.
    7. When the wipe cache partition is complete, “Reboot system now” is highlighted.
    8. Press the Power key to restart the device.
  2. If wiping the cache partition does not work, you may need to perform a master reset.
    1. Back up data on the internal memory. If you have signed into a Google account on the device, you have activated Anti-theft and will need your Google credentials to finish the Master reset.
    2. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
    3. Tap Settings > Cloud and accounts.
    4. Tap Backup and restore.
    5. If desired, tap Back up my data to move the slider to ON or OFF.
    6. If desired, tap Restore to move the slider to ON or OFF.
    7. Tap the back button to the Settings menu and tap General Management > Reset > Factory data reset.
    8. Tap Reset.
    9. If you have screen lock turned on, enter your credentials.
    10. Tap Continue.
    11. Tap Delete all.

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