Software updates: Samsung Galaxy Note8

Use this page to identify software versions for the Samsung Galaxy Note8 as well as details on recent software updates.

 

 

 

Identify the device's current software version

 

Android 8.0/Baseband N950USQU3CRD7

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

 

Android 7.0/Baseband N950USQU3BRA9

  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:

N950USQU3CRD7

May 13, 2018 at 10 PM PT

Android 8.0 (Oreo) OS update

Bug fixes and software improvements

If your device meets the update requirements, this update will be available to you to download. To prevent network congestion, updates are briefly set on a scheduled daily limit.  If that limit is reached, check back again the next day, when the daily limit is lifted.

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

N950USQU3CRC2

April 1, 2018

Android 8.0 (Oreo) OS update

Bug fixes and software improvements

Was first available April 1, 2018.

Paused April 3, and is temporarily unavailable.

Android 7.0

Baseband version:

N950USQU3BRA9

February 1, 2018

Google monthly security updates

Live focus fix

Various system improvements

Available February 1, 2018

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

Android 7.0

Baseband version:  N950USQU2BQLA

December 21, 2017

Video conferencing update
DIGITS update
December security update
Various system improvements

Available December 21, 2017

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

Android 7.0

Baseband version:  N950USQU2BQJA

November 16, 2017

October/November Google Security updates

IMS roaming bug fix

Various bug fixes and software stability improvements

Available November 16, 2017

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

Android 7.0

Baseband version: N950USQU1AQI5

September 15, 2017

Out of box software update

Provides various bug fixes and software stability improvements

Available September 15, 2017

This is the launch software of the device.

Android 7.0

Baseband Version: N950USQUIAQGV

September 15, 2017

Launch software

Available September 15, 2017

This is the launch software of the device.

 

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: 1.3 GB

 

Update software versions

 

Update automatically over the air (OTA) for N950USQU3CRC2

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 update

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.
  2. If wiping the cache partition does not work, you may need to perform a master reset.