Download G950USQU7DSL3: December 2019 patch for Verizon Galaxy S8

Samsung in USA started rolling the December 2019 security patch for the Verizon Galaxy S8. The update is still based on Android 9.0 Pie with build number G950USQU7DSL3. The update is now live and brings nothing new except the security patch.

Otherwise, those users who do not like to wait for the update can manually install the software update on their Galaxy S8 smartphone. We have put up the firmware zip file and a detailed installation guide that will help you to flash the new G950USQU7DSL3 software.

Download G950USQU7DSL3: December 2019 patch for Verizon Galaxy S8

Check for OTA Update

As we mentioned, as the OTA update moves automatically, it may happen that some users int he region may miss the update. They may not receive it for weeks. So, it’s better to search for the update manually.

Go to Settings App > Go to System > Tap on System Updates. Now hit the option Check for Updates. Now, if the G950USQU7DSL3 update is available for the device, you will get a notification to download it.

To download the software update fast, use Wi-Fi to download the update. Before downloading the update, charge your device up to 50% or more. Your device will not allow you to install the new software if the battery is very low.

Also, if you do not succeed in capturing the OTA manually, then the next option is to install the firmware file that packs the December 2019 Android patch. First, let’s check out the details of the firmware.

Firmware Details

  • Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U)
  • Region: USA
  • Carriers: Verizon
  • Build numberG950USQU7DSL3
  • Android OS Version: Android 9.0 Pie
  • Software Supported: ODIN
  • Security Patch Level: 2019-12-01

Supported Carriers

Fideo, Rogers, Videotron, Bell, Virgin, Globalive, Sasktel, Koodo, Telus, East link.

How to install stock firmware on Samsung Galaxy S8

You have to use the Odin tool to install the stock firmware on your Verizon Galaxy S8.  Also, make sure to have the correct Samsung USB drivers with you. We have put up the download links to all the important tools in the next section.


  • This firmware zip file and this tutorial is exclusive for Verizon Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U).
  • Don’t install the firmware file provided here on other Samsung smartphones.
  • Charge up the phone battery to 50% to avoid power-related interruptions during the installation process.
  • A PC and a USB Cable
  • Make sure to take a complete backup(non-root method) of your device data before installing it.
  • Enter your device into the Samsung Download Mode as well.


GetDroidTips will not be responsible for any kind of hardware or software damage to your device while or after you follow this guide. Install non-official firmware on your device at your own risk.

Firmware Download

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 G950USQU7DSL3 security patch for your Verizon Galaxy S8. We hope that this guide was helpful to you.

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