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Use this page to identify software versions for the Samsung Galaxy S8 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 information.
  3. Scroll to the Baseband version field.
  4. Review the information in the Review software version details section below.

 

Review software version details

VERSION RELEASE DATE ENHANCEMENTS STATUS

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU7DTG2

July 30, 2020

Resolves issue with e911 updates while roaming

Additional updates and improvements

Available July 30, 2020

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU7DTF4

July 12, 2020 June security patch

Available July 12, 2020

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G950USQS7DTB3

March 23, 2020 March security patch

Available March 23, 2020

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G950USQS7DTA6

February 20, 2020 February security patch

Available February 20, 2020

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G950USQS7DSL2

December 22, 2019 December security patch

Available December 22, 2019

If your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G950USQS7DSK2

November 24, 2019 November security patch

Available November 24, 2019

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU6DSJ6

November 15, 2019 RCS related enhancements

Available November 15, 2019

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU6DSJ3

October 21, 2019 October security patch

Available October 21, 2019

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU6DSH8

October 9, 2019

Camera enhancement

August security patch

Other fixes

Available October 9, 2019

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G950USQS6DSH3

August 22, 2019 Security patch  

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU5DSD3

May 24, 2019

April security patches

Fix for B2B KNOX VPN issue

 

Android 9.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU5DSC1

March 27, 2019

Android 9.0 Pie OS update

Google March 2019 Security Update

Stir and Shaken

Band 28 support

Enable RCS Over 2G/3G

 

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU5CRK1

December 7, 2018

Samsung Pay bug fix

November security patch

 

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU5CRIB

October 28, 2018

September/October security updates

Various bug fixes and system improvements

 

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G950USQS5CRH1

August 31, 2018 August security updates  

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU5CRG3

August 19, 2018

July security patch

Samsung VOC fix

 

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU4CRE9

June 17, 2018

June security patch by Google

Various bug fixes and software stability improvements

 

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G950USQS3CRE2

May 23, 2018 May security patch by Google  

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU3CRD4

April 30, 2018

April security patch

Various bug fixes and system improvements

 

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU2CRB9

March 19, 2018

Android O (Oreo) Software update

Various bug fixes and software improvements

 

Android 7.0

Baseband version:

G950USQS2BQRB1

February 28, 2018

Google monthly security updates

Various system improvements

 

Android 7.0

Baseband version:

G950USQS2BQL1

December 20, 2017

December security updates

 

Android 7.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU2BQK5

December 8, 2017

Google monthly security patch

Various system improvements

 

Android 7.0

Baseband version: G950USQU1AQJ8

November 2, 2017

October security updates

Various system improvements

 

Android 7.0

Baseband version: G950USQU1AQHD

September 28, 2017

IMS Roaming enhancements

Various system improvements

 

Android 7.0

Baseband Version: G950USQU1AQGA

July 18, 2017

Various system improvements

 

Android 7.0

Baseband Version: G950USQU1AQFJ

July 8, 2017

DIGITS update, Qualcomm update for microphone fix, Bixby enhancements, Various system improvements

 

Android 7.0

Baseband Version: G950USQU1AQEF

June 6, 2017

Android Pay and Bixby enhancements

 

Android 7.0

Baseband Version: G950USQU1AQDE

May 1, 2017

Reddish display fix

 

Android 7.0

Baseband Version: G950USQU1AQD9

April 20, 2017

Various system improvements

 

Android 7.0

Baseband Version: G950USQU1AQC9

April 21, 2017

Launch software

This is the launch 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: 205 MB

 

Update software versions

Update automatically over the air (OTA)

It is recommended to connect to Wi-Fi before completing the update.

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Tap Software update.
  4. Tap Download updates manually.
  5. Tap OK.
  6. Tap Start.
  7. A restart message will appear, tap OK.

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 the Power key 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 Samsung account on the device, you have activated Anti-theft and will need your Samsung 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 > Accounts and backup >Backup and restore.
    4. Tap the following sliders to desired setting:
      • Back up my data
      • Automatic restore
    5. Tap the Back key (bottom right) until you reach the main Settings menu.
    6. Tap General Management > Reset > Factory data reset.
    7. Scroll to the bottom of the screen, then tap RESET > DELETE ALL.
    8. If you have screen lock turned on, enter your credentials.
    9. If prompted to verify your Samsung account, enter the password, then tap CONFIRM.
    10. Wait for the device to reset.

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