Install XXU1AQI7 Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware on Galaxy S8/S8+ [BlueBorne Vulnerability Fix]

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BlueBorne is the latest vulnerability which has taken the world by storm. This vulnerability has already infected nearly 5.3 billion devices across the globe. BlueBorne uses Bluetooth technology to spread and no operating system is safe from it. BlueBorne has infected Android, Windows, Linux and iOS devices. A hacker can connect to your Bluetooth, totally undetected, and spread the BlueBorne onto other devices which have Bluetooth activated. Samsung has released the BlueBorne vulnerability patch for Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.

The latest OTA update for Galaxy S8/S8+ comes with a new firmware build number G950FXXU1AQI7 and G955FXXU1AQI7 respectively for SM-G950F/FD & SM-G955F/FD. Though Samsung is labeling the update as of September Update it’s not. It’s specifically released to fix the BlueBorne vulnerability.

This update is being pushed via OTA updates system, which means everyone is not going to get the update at once. Considering the seriousness of BlueBorne vulnerability we suggest that you manually update Galaxy S8/S8+ to

So, if you want to manually update your Galaxy S8/S8+  via Odin Flash tool then keep reading. Because in this post we will tell you how to Install XXU1AQI7 Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware on Galaxy S8/S8+.

Installing stock XXU1AQI7 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware via Odin tool is an official process so you won’t lose warranty. The process doesn’t require any root access or custom recovery.

Let us clear one thing here, this guide is only meant for Galaxy S8 G950F/FD & Galaxy S8+ G955F/FD. To confirm the model no. go to Settings > About Phone. Please don’t try it on any other models.

Follow our step by step guide on how to Install XXU1AQI7 Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware on Galaxy S8/S8+.

Prerequisites

  • Before proceeding any further backup all your important data like Emails, Messages, Personal Photos, and Videos.
  • Download and install Galaxy S8/S8+ USB drivers on your PC.
  • Make sure USB Debugging mode is enabled on your Android Device. You can enable USB Debugging by going to Settings > Developer Options.
  • The device should be charged up to 70% to avoid any unexpected shutdowns. This is very important, any shutdown during the process can damage your device permanently.

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BlueBorne Vulnerability

How To Install XXU1AQI7 Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware on Galaxy S8/S8+ [BlueBorne Vulnerability Fix]


Step 1:
Download XXU1AQI7 and Odin.

Step 2: Extract downloaded firmware to get tar.md5 file.

Step 3: To boot Galaxy S8/S8+ into Download Mode, Turn your phone off. Once it’s fully off, press and hold the Bixby and Volume Down button and then press the Power button. The phone will boot into Download Mode. Now, press Volume Up key to continue!

Step  4: Open your Odin folder and right click on Odin file and then click on Run as Administrator. After that connect your phone to PC with USB cable.

Step 5: In Odin tool one of the ID: COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number. This means your phone is connected successfully.

Step 6: Now click on AP and select md5 file of firmware which we extracted earlier.

Step 7: Before clicking on start make sure Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are selected, but re-partition option must NOT be ticked.

Step 8:  Your Galaxy S8/S8+ will reboot once the installation is completed. Keep the device connected to USB until you reach the home screen.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed stock XXU1AQI7 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+.

Once you have updated your GalaxyS8/S8+, you can check the BlueBorne vulnerability fix using the Armis Security Android app called BlueBorne Vulnerability Scanner by Armis.