The South-Korean tech giant Samsung becomes quite active in terms of providing faster software updates to its devices than other smartphone OEMs. The 2017’s flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 came with Android 7.0 Nougat over Experience UI out-of-the-box. However, it’s upgraded to the Android 9 Pie over One UI. Currently, Samsung has started pushing the October 2019 Android Security Patch update for the US Unlocked Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U) variant. It comes with the build number G950U1UEU6DSJ4 and based on the Android 9.0 Pie version. The US Unlocked Galaxy S8 October 2019 Patch update is available for Verizon, T-Mobile, Tracfone, AT&T, Virgin Mobile, Bluegrass, Nextech and Sprint carriers.
The October 2019 patch brings system bug fixes and security enhancements that will protect your device from security attacks or malware. If you’re using the US Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 variant and waiting for the latest firmware OTA update, you may have to wait for a few days or more as the OTAs are rolling out gradually. Whereas, the firmware OTA updates also depends on the carriers and servers as well. But if in case, you don’t want to wait longer, we have the October 2019 patch firmware file for you. Just download and follow the ODIN flashing process below in order to manually install the stock firmware on your Samsung Galaxy device.
Check for Software Update (OTA)
Samsung Galaxy device users always get notified whenever a new firmware OTA update is available. In some cases, users don’t receive any software update notification automatically and they think that the update is not available. But that’s not the case for every time.
Therefore, you can always check for the OTA updates manually on your device on an interval basis. Head over to the home screen or notification panel and open Settings > Software Updates > then Check for updates. Follow the on-screen prompts in order to download and install the update easily. Your device will automatically restart and you’re done.
Make sure that your device is fully charged and connected to the Wi-Fi.
Steps to Install US Unlocked Galaxy S8 October 2019 Patch (G950U1UEU6DSJ4)
If in case, you haven’t received the latest firmware update yet via OTA or want to upgrade your Galaxy S8 manually using the ODIN tool, then you can follow the full-depth guide below.
- Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S8
- Model No: SM-G950U
- Region: USA
- Carriers: US Unlocked
- Build Number: G950U1UEU6DSJ4
- Android OS Version: Android 9.0 Pie
- Security Patch Level: 2019-10-01
Now, you will require some of the tools, drivers, firmware file before going to the actual installation process. Let’s take a look at some of the requirements below:
- The firmware is only for US Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U).
- Your device should be charged at least 60% or more than this.
- It will require a PC/Laptop and a USB Cable.
- Take a full backup of your device so if anything goes wrong, you will get back your data.
- Enter your device into the Samsung Download Mode.
Stock ROM Installation Guide: G950U1UEU6DSJ4
We assume that you’ve followed the downloads and requirements properly. Now, here is a step-by-step guide of Stock Firmware installation via Odin tool on your Samsung Galaxy S8 device.Guide to Install Stock ROM on any Samsung Galaxy Devices using Odin Tool
Alternatively, you can check out the video tutorial below:
We hope that you’ve found this guide useful and have successfully updated your Samsung Galaxy S8 US Unlocked variant to the latest October 2019 security patch. Feel free to ask in the comments below for any queries.