Software updates: Samsung Galaxy S8

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 version 8.0 / Baseband version  G950USQS5CRH1

  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.

 

Android version 7.0 / Baseband version G950USQS2BQRB1

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > About phone.
  3. Scroll to the Baseband version field.
  4. Review the information in the Review software version details section below.

 

Review software version details

 

VERSIONRELEASE DATEENHANCEMENTSSTATUS

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G950USQS5CRH1

August 31, 2018August security updates

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU5CRG3

August 19, 2018

July security patch

Samsung VOC fix

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

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU4CRE9

June 17, 2018

June security patch by Google

Various bug fixes and software stability improvements

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

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G950USQS3CRE2

May 23, 2018May security patch by GoogleIf your device meets the update requirements below, you can upgrade to the most current software version.

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU3CRD4

April 30, 2018

April security patch

Various bug fixes and system improvements

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

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU2CRB9

March 19, 2018

Android O (Oreo) Software update

Various bug fixes and software improvements

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

Android 7.0

Baseband version:

G950USQS2BQRB1

February 28, 2018

Google monthly security updates

Various system improvements

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

Android 7.0

Baseband version:

G950USQS2BQL1

December 20, 2017

December security updates

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

Android 7.0

Baseband version:

G950USQU2BQK5

December 8, 2017

Google monthly security patch

Various system improvements

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

Android 7.0

Baseband version: G950USQU1AQJ8

November 2, 2017

October security updates

Various system improvements

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

Android 7.0

Baseband version: G950USQU1AQHD

September 28, 2017

IMS Roaming enhancements

Various system improvements

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

Android 7.0

Baseband Version: G950USQU1AQGA

July 18, 2017

Various system improvements

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

Android 7.0

Baseband Version: G950USQU1AQFJ

July 8, 2017

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

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

Android 7.0

Baseband Version: G950USQU1AQEF

June 6, 2017

Android Pay and Bixby enhancements

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

Android 7.0

Baseband Version: G950USQU1AQDE

May 1, 2017

Reddish display fix

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

Android 7.0

Baseband Version: G950USQU1AQD9

April 20, 2017

Various system improvements

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

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: 139.19 MB

 

Update software versions

 

Update automatically over the air (OTA) for Baseband G950USQS5CRH1

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.