We have already written a guide on how to update Galaxy S8/S8+ to Android Oreo. However, that guide didn’t include Odin, the famous flashing tool Samsung, as the Odin available at that time didn’t support .lz4 file. It turned out that Samsung used .lz4 compression method instead of the usual .tar.md5 or the .tar conversion for the firmware files. Anyhow, the good news is that a few days ago Odin received an update which made the flashing tool support .lz4 compression method. Now you can update Galaxy S8/S8+ to Android Oreo with Latest Odin.
- 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.
How to update Galaxy S8/S8+ to Android Oreo with Latest Odin
- Download Odin 3.13.1 and extract it on your PC. Now open Odin3.exe from the extracted content.
- Now boot your Galaxy S8/S8+ in Download/Odin Mode.
- Once your phone is in Download mode, connect it to the PC.
- In Odin software, click on the AP Tab and browse the AP file which you got in the download Firmware files.
- Click on the BL tab and select BL file. Select the CP file in the CP tab and select the Home_CSC file in the CSC tab.
- Before clicking on start make sure Auto Reboot and Reset Time options are selected, but re-partition option must NOT be ticked.
- Now click start to flash Android Oreo on your Galaxy S8/S8+.
- Once the installation is finished, your phone will reboot.
- Keep it connected, unless you reach the home screen.
That’s it! You have successfully updated your Galaxy S8/S8+ to Android Oreo with Latest Odin.