As the new month arrives, Samsung has started pushing the latest May 2020 Patch for Galaxy S8/S8+ that comes with a build number of G950FXXS9DTEA / G955FXXS9DTEA based on Android 9.0 Pie. Currently, the firmware OTA (FOTA) update is live in Europe and South America. So, all the keen Galaxy S8/S8+ users can easily get the latest update here.
It’s always recommended to check for firmware OTA (FOTA) updates manually on your respective devices in order to get notified earlier. As some times the OTA update notification may arrive quite lately. Talking about the May 2020 Android Security Patch Level, it basically improves the system stability and security enhancements that will gonna protect both of your device system and data. So, without further ado, let’s follow the OTA update checking process.
Check Software Updates (OTA)
We always mention that most of the smartphone OEMs provide software OTA updates in batches according to region and carrier. So, not all users may receive the update notification at the same time. However, you can manually check for the firmware OTA update on your handset via the Settings menu > System > System updates.
If the latest update is available, don’t hesitate to download and install it. This process is easy and time-saving. Ensure that you have active internet connectivity (Mobile Data or Wi-Fi) and the handset is charged more than 50% at least. However, if you feel that you’re not getting the update notification due to some reason, you can always check out our in-depth Samsung stock firmware flashing steps below. Before heading over to the steps, let’s take a quick look at the firmware info below:
Firmware Info: G950FXXS9DTEA / G955FXXS9DTEA
- Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+
- Model: SM-G950F / SM-G955F
- Region: Europe and South America
- Build Number: G950FXXS9DTEA / G955FXXS9DTEA
- Android OS Version: Android 9.0 Pie
- Software Supported: ODIN Tool
- Android Security Patch Level: 2020-05-01
How to Flash Firmware on Galaxy S8/S8+ using ODIN
In order to flash the firmware manually on your Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+ device, then you need to download the ODIN flash tool, firmware file, and drivers.
- This firmware (G950FXXS9DTEA / G955FXXS9DTEA) is only supported for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+.
- Charge your device to 50% in order to avoid power-related interruptions during the installation process.
- You need a PC and USB Cables.
- Take a backup before flashing the software on your device.
Firmware Installation Guide:
For the installation process, you can follow the guides given below. It includes a video tutorial as well as a practical approach to the installation process.
So, make sure to download the May 2020 Security patch for your Galaxy S8/S8+ model with build number G950FXXS9DTEA / G955FXXS9DTEA. We hope that this guide was helpful to you.