Samsung continues rolling out Android 9.0 Pie for Galaxy S8 rigorously to various regions around the globe. Now it’s the turn of US Unlocked Galaxy S8 variants to receive Android Pie and within the US region. It is available with build number G950U1UEU5DSC1 and also packs the March 2019 security patch update. You can await the automatic OTA to drop into your phone or you can manually install the firmware and upgrade to Pie OS. We have described both the methods in details below.
After upgrading Android 9.0 Pie, users will see some new features on their devices such as gesture navigations, adaptive battery, improved notification management, App slices, Recent Apps etc. There are many new material design changes in the interface. Users will see a step up to One UI interface from the previous Samsung UX.
Check for Software Update:
The latest Pie update for Galaxy S8 from Samsung is rolling over-the-air. It will roll in automatically into the devices. Then you will get the notification to download and install the same.
For some users, it may happen that you don’t get to see the update on your device even many days post its release. So, in this situation, you have to look for the OTA on your own. This is a pretty simple process. Go to your phone Settings > System Update. There you have to Tap on Check for Latest Updates. If the G950U1UEU5DSC1 update shows up, then download it. The system upgrades weigh in gigabytes. So, it’s a good idea to connect to a good Wi-Fi network. this will help you download the update swiftly. Using the Wi-Fi network will also save you from getting charged for data by the tele-carrier. Also, make sure to properly juice up the battery of your device around 70% before installing the new update. This will overcome any power related interruptions while installing Android Pie.
G950U1UEU5DSC1 Firmware Details
- Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S8
- Model: SM-G950U1
- Region: US
- Variants: US Unlocked
- Baseband Version: G950U1UEU5DSC1
- Security Patch Level: 01.03.2019
- Software Supported: ODIN Tool
- Android OS: 9.0 Pie
Steps to Install Android Pie on US Unlocked Galaxy S8
First of all download the firmware that packs Android Pie 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 S9. 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.
Follow this tutorial on how to use the Odin tool to install the Android Pie update on the Galaxy S8 in the Canadian region.
I hope this guide was very useful to download and install Android Pie Update on US Unlocked Galaxy S8.