Software updates: Samsung Galaxy S8 Active

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 8.0 / Baseband version G892USQS3BRH2

  1. From the Home screen, swipe up on an empty spot to open the Apps tray.
  2. Tap Settings > About phone > Software versions.
  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:

G892USQS3BRH2

August 23, 2018August security updates

Available August 23, 2018

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 or after July 3, when the daily limit is lifted.

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS3BRG5

July 26, 2018July security updates

Available July 26, 2018

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 or after July 3, when the daily limit is lifted.

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS2BRF1

June 28, 2018

June Security updates

Available June 28, 2018

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 or after July 3, when the daily limit is lifted.

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G892USQU2BRE3

June 3, 2018

May security patch

Various bug fixes and system improvements

Available June 3, 2018

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

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS1BRD5

April 26, 2018

April monthly security patch

Various bug fixes and system improvements

Available April 26, 2018

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

Android 8.0

Baseband version:

G892USQU1BRC4

March 29, 2018

Android 8.0 (Oreo) OS

Bug fixes and software stability improvements

Available March 29, 2018

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

Android 7.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS1ARB3

February 22, 2018

February monthly security updates

Varios bux fixes and security improvements

Available February 22, 2018

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

Android 7.0

Baseband version:

G892USQS1ARA1

January 18, 2018

January monthly security updates

Varios bux fixes and security improvements

Available January 18, 2018

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

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

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

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: 129.59 MB

 

Update software versions

 

Update automatically over the air (OTA) for G892USQS3BRH2

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