The South-Korean OEM Samsung has started the new year journey by providing the software update for the US Unlocked Galaxy S8 variant in the USA. Samsung has released January 2020 patch for US Unlocked Galaxy S8 with a software version G950U1UEU7DSL5 based on Android 9.0 Pie. It’s rolling out for carriers like Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, AT&T, Tracfone, Virgin Mobile, Bluegrass, and Nextech. So, all the US Unlocked Galaxy S8 users can download and install the firmware manually.
The software update is rolling out in a gradual process and soon will hit all the units completely. While the January 2020 Security Patch offers system security improvements and system stability as well. However, if you’re not getting the OTA update on your device for a while, you can manually install the firmware on your device.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Device overview
Samsung Galaxy S8 was launched in April 2017. Samsung Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8 inches Super AMOLED display with a screen resolution of 1440 x 2960 pixels. It is powered by 4×2.3 GHz Mongoose M2 & 4×1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 Octa-core Exynos 8895 Octa (10 nm). The device packs 64GB internal storage and 4GB of RAM. There is 512GB expandable memory support. The camera on this device sports a single camera 12 MP with an aperture f/1.7 and an 8 MP shooter for selfies. Backed by a Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery. The handset has a back-mounted fingerprint sensor.
Check OTA Update
Though the OTA update is rolling out in an incremental manner, you should receive the update notification very soon. Head over to the device Settings > System > System Updates to check the latest updates.
Ensure that your phone should be charged more than 50% and connected to a Wi-Fi network as well.
Firmware Details: G950U1UEU7DSL5
- Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U1)
- Region: USA [US Unlocked variants]
- Build Number: G950U1UEU7DSL5
- Android OS Version: Android 9.0 Pie
- Software Supported: ODIN
- Android Security Patch Level: 2020-01-01
- Supported Carriers: Verizon, T-Mobile, Tracfone, AT&T, Virgin Mobile, Bluegrass, Nextech and Sprint
Steps to Install Stock Firmware on US Unlocked Galaxy S8 (G950U1UEU7DSL5)
To flash the firmware manually on your device, then you need to download the ODIN flash tool, firmware file, and drivers.
- This firmware is supported only for Samsung Galaxy S8 [US Unlocked].
- 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: G950U1UEU7DSL5
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 January 2020 Security patch for your US unlocked Galaxy S8 device with build number G950U1UEU7DSL5. We hope that this guide was helpful to you.