Samsung has been very efficient right from the beginning of 2019 in terms of rolling Android Pie for its phones. The company started upgrading its latest flagship Galaxy Note 9 and S9 devices to Android Pie. It was followed by Galaxy Note 8 devices. However, the beta phase has come to an end with Galaxy S8 series as well. Today Samsung finally releasing the stable Android Pie update for Galaxy S8. It is now available in Germany with build number G950FXXU4DSBA. The system upgrade also packs Android security patch for February 2019 and some bug fixes.
The latest stable Pie OTA is equally rolling out for both beta and non-beta users. This means users who are on Android 8.1 Oreo can also avail the system upgrade to Android 9.0 Pie.
New system level step-up will bring new features like gesture navigations, adaptive battery, improved notification management, App slices, Recent Apps etc. Along with that, Samsung is introducing the new OneUI interface which replaces the previous Samsung Experience UI.
How to Check Software Update
Over-the-air updates are automatic in nature and you will get notified of the update when it strikes. As of now only the Pie system updates has been seen in two regions only. So, of course, it's an incremental update which will be available gradually. So, make sure you don't miss this update. You can manually capture it.
Go to your phone Settings > System Update. There you have to Tap on Check for Latest Updates. If the G950FXXU4DSBA Pie update is available you'll be notified. Then download it.
The Pie system upgrade weighs over 500 MB. So, you should connect to a Wi-Fi network and download it. It will save your carrier data charges. Make sure to charge up the battery of your device around 50% or more before installing the new stable Pie update. A low battery will not let you install Android Pie on your Galaxy S8.
G950FXXU4DSBA Firmware Details
- Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S8
- Model: SM-G950F
- Region: Germany
- Baseband Version: G950FXXU4DSBA
- Security Patch Level: 2019-02-01
- Software Supported: ODIN Tool
- Android OS: 9.0 Pie
Download Galaxy S8 Android Pie
If you are not getting the automatic OTA update in your region, then you can manually download the G950FXXU4DSBA firmware that is based on latest Pie update for the Note 8 devices. Here is the download link.
Android Pie Update G950FXXU4DSBA for Galaxy S8: Download
How to Install G950FXXU4DSBA Android Pie Stock Firmware
First of all, download the Android Pie based firmware from the link above followed by all the Samsung USB drivers and other flash tools.
You have to use the flash tool Odin to install the stock firmware on the device. We have also put up the tutorial which will help you install the new Android 9 Pie firmware on your Note 8. Check the guidelines before you begin to install the new firmware.
- This Android Pie based firmware is exclusively for Galaxy S8. Do not use it on other devices.
- Charge your device's battery up to 50% or more before performing the update.
- A PC/Laptop
- Take a Full Backup on your phone before installing any new firmware.
- You must install Samsung USB Drivers on your PC.
- Download and Install Samsung Kies software.
- You need to Enter the Samsung Download Mode.
How to Install new Android Pie Stock Firmware on Galaxy S8
Follow this tutorial on how to use the Odin tool to install the Android Pie update on the Galaxy S8 in various regions.
So, Galaxy S8 users around the globe..!! Now you can install Android Pie update on your devices. Install and enjoy the new features.