How to Install XXU2BQH3 Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware on Galaxy S8 Plus

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Now you can update your Galaxy S8 Plus to the latest XXU1AQH3 Android 7.0 Nougat official firmware. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is still one of the best flagships released in 2017. Therefore, it receives updates on top priority from Samsung. This is the reason Samsung released XXU1AQH3 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware for it. Although, the Android version is not changed the build carries August 2017 security patch and bug fixes. However, we are expecting Android 8.0 Oreo to be released for Galaxy S8 Plus very soon. You can check the list of Samsung devices to get Android 8.0 Oreo here. Galaxy S8 G955F is going to receive the update (XXU1AQH3) via OTA, which means all the users are not going to get updated at once.

So, if you want to manually update your Galaxy S8 Plus via Odin Flash tool then keep reading. Because in this post we will tell you How to Install XXU1AQH3 Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware on Galaxy S8 Plus.

Installing stock XXU1AQH3 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 Plus G955F. 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 XXU2BQH3 Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware on Galaxy S8 Plus.

XXU1AQH3 Android 7.0 Firmware Details:

Model SM-G955F
Model name Galaxy S8+
Country Slovakia
Version Android 7.0
Changelist 12050265
Build date Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:44:52 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-08-01
Product code ORS
PDA G955FXXU1AQH3
CSC G955FOGC1AQH1

Prerequisites

  • Before proceeding any further backup all your important data like Emails, Messages, Personal Photos, and Videos.
  • Download and install Galaxy S8 Plus 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.

Downloads

XXU2BQH3 Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware

How to Install XXU2BQH3 Android 7.0 Nougat Firmware on Galaxy S8 Plus


Step 1:
Download XXU2BQH3 and Odin for Galaxy S8 Plus on your PC.

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 Plus 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 XXU2BQH3 Android 7.0 Nougat firmware on your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.