Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8
Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8

If you would like to install Android Oreo on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ then make sure you follow this tutorial carefully.

The Samsung Galaxy S8/8+ ships with Android 7.0 out of the box among other things but can be upgraded to Android 8.0 Oreo. Regardless of the carrier network, you might be on(Version, Sprint etc), you might have already gotten the update from Samsung. If you have then you can simply Update by clicking on the Update notification, Download and install.

However, If you haven’t, then you simply go to your Settings Menu >> About Phone >> System Update and refresh it. You should probably see the update come up after refreshing. On the off-chance that you still aren’t getting the update for Android 8.0 Oreo but still want the update immediately then you can simply go ahead and follow the steps below.

First of all, we will need some tools before we embark on this journey.

What you need:

  • A Computer or PC running the Windows OS.
  • Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+.
  • Working USB Cable.

Files to Download:

In case you don’t know, Odin is a special tool for Samsung devices used for flashing firmware. With Odin, you can sideload the update straight from your SD Card.

Download the following Firmware and Android 8.0 Oreo Update for your respective devices.

For Samsung Galaxy S8 G950U:
Android 8.0 Oreo Update.

For Samsung Galaxy S8 G955U
Android 8.0 Oreo Update.

Make sure you move the Android 8.0 Oreo Update to your SD Card and your Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is G950U and G955U respectively before commencing this process.

Also, make sure you Backup your files to your PC or cloud first before following the steps below.

Here’s How To Install Android Oreo On Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ (G950U or G955U)

  • Turn Off Your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+.
  • Boot your Samsung Galaxy S8 or S8+ to Download Mode by Pressing and Holding the Bixby Button, Power Button, and Volume Down Button all at the same time till you see a warning.
  • Unzip and Run Odin As Administrator on your PC and leave it open.
  • Now Connect Your Phone to your PC using a USB Cable and Launch Odin.

  • If your PC detects your phone then ID:COM on Odin will change color. (If your PC does not recognize your phone then you probably didn’t install the driver’s properly, you would need to reinstall it again)

  • Unzip the Firmware you downloaded for your particular device and you will see three files in it.

  • Go Back to Odin and Click on BL and Select the File that starts with BL from the firmware you just unzipped. Do the same for AP and CL.

  • After filling the 3, leave the rest blank and Click on Start.

  • Odin will now flash your Phone with the firmware. Be patient while it does. (This will take some time)

  • Your Phone will reboot after successfully flashing the firmware.

Almost there

  • Turn Off your phone again.

  • Now Boot Into Recovery Mode by Pressing and Holding the Power Button, Bixby Button, and Volume Up Button Simultaneously until you see the Android Logo or it Vibrates.

  • Using the Volume Up and Volume Down Buttons, Navigate to Apply Update From SD Card and Select it using the Power Button.

  • Select the Update File in Zip Format which was moved earlier to SD Card.

  • Wait for the update progress to be completed and Reboot your Device.

  • Voila, Your phone is now running Android 8.0 Oreo.

You can now set up and enjoy your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+running Android 8.0 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.0 UI on top.


With this tutorial, you can now successfully install Android Oreo on Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. This process is fairly easy to navigate through. But if you run into any trouble while carrying out any of the actions above, do not hesitate to drop a comment below and I’ll reply as soon as possible.

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