Samsung is making sure that it’s 2017 flagships stay secure and up-to-date on a software basis. So, currently, it’s rolling out the March 2019 security patch update for the Galaxy S8. The said update is rolling out in Austria with the build number G950FXXU4DSBF. It’s basically fixing a lot of security issues which you can find here. The software is based on Android 9.0 Pie. Soon in the coming days, other regions will also start receiving the new security update.
You can wait for the update to drop on its own via an over-the-air update. Alternatively, we have put up the G950FXXU4DSBF firmware in the download section as well. That means you can download it and install the firmware manually. For installation, you can use the usual Odin flash tool. So, check it out.
How to Capture the OTA..?
OTA should roll in automatically to your Galaxy S8 but sometimes these airborne updates like to play against expectations. This means even if the update is available in some parts of your region, you may not receive it. So, as a last resort, you have to search for the software on your own.
- Go to your phone Settings > System Update.
- Tap on Check for Latest Updates.
- If the G950FXXU4DSBF March 2019 update shows as available, then tap on Download it.
The software for March 2019 may weigh in hundreds of MBs. So, the ideal way is to find and connect to a Wi-Fi network. Then download the OTA via Wi-Fi. It will save your carrier data charges. Remember to juice up your device up to 50% or more before installing the new monthly update.
Here are the details of the firmware which paks the March security for Galaxy S8.
Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S8
Baseband Version: G950FXXU4DSBF
Security Patch Level: 2019-03-01
Software Supported: ODIN Tool
Android OS: 9.0 Pie
How to Install March 2019 Update on Galaxy S8.?
We have to follow the usual way of using Odin tool to install the new stock firmware on Galaxy S8 is. We have put up the tutorial below which will help you install the software on your phone. However, make sure to check the guidelines before you begin to flash the new update.
- This Android Pie 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.
Download G950FXXU4DSBF Stock Firmware for Galaxy S8
Here is the download link for the new March 2019 security based stock firmware for Galaxy S8.
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That’s it, guys. Security updates are always important for any Android device. When it comes to a flagship level phone like the Galaxy S8, it’s even much more important. So, make sure that you don’t miss out the latest march security patch for the Galaxy S8. install and fortify your new device. We hope this guide was helpful to you.