It’s 2019! Samsung started rolling January 2019 Security Patch for their device. We are speaking of the Galaxy S8 which is now getting the January 2019 security patch update. This software update is making its rounds in the Europe region as of now. It is seeding over-the-air with the new build number G950FXXS4CRLB based on Android 8.0 Oreo.
As we said, it’s rolling in Europe regions such as Austria, Switzerland, Romania, Luxembourg, Spain, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Serbia, Ireland, UK, France, Macedonia, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Bulgaria, South East Europe, Bosnia, and more other regions.
The latest update is rolling in phases. So, not everyone will get to have the software at the same time. In case you want to know about what all security vulnerabilities the latest month’s update fixes up, then check out the January 2019 Android security bulletin.
How To Capture G950FXXS4CRLB OTA Update on Galaxy S8 [Europe]
The most basic and easy way to upgrade your Galaxy S8 with Europe variant is to wait for the airborne software update. It will knock into the device on its own. It’s fairly an automatic process, but sometimes the automatic update gets stuck. You may not get to see the update even after weeks of the rollout of the software. Here you can search for the update on your own and capture it as well.
To do it, go to your device Settings > System Update > Tap on Check for Latest Updates. If the new software update is available it will show up with the recent changelog and the build number G950FXXS4CRLB. Then just tap on Download to initiate the update process. Keep in mind to charge the battery of your device up to 50% to avoid power related issues. After the installation, you will be prompted to restart your device. Doit and the device will boot up with the new patch of January 2019.
To download the software updates use Wi-Fi network as it will save the carrier data charges. Alternatively, we have put up the firmware which brings the January 2019 security patch update for Galaxy S8. You can find the download link for the firmware and installation manual below.
G950FXXS4CRLB: Firmware Details
- Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F)
- Model: SM-G950F
- Region: Europe
- Baseband Version: G950FXXS4CRLB
- Security Patch Level: 01.01.2019
- Software Supported: ODIN Tool
- Android OS: 8.0 Oreo
Supported Regions are: Austria, Switzerland, Romania, Luxembourg, Spain, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Serbia, Ireland, UK, France, Macedonia, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Croatia, Bulgaria, South East Europe, Bosnia, and more other regions
Install G950FXXS4CRLB January Security Update on Galaxy S8 [Europe]
This is a manual process of updating the device. You will download the firmware and use the Odin tool to install the stock firmware on the Galaxy S8. Below you can find the firmware download link as well as other required drivers. We have also mentioned the guide which will help you flash the firmware on your Galaxy S8.
Here is the download link for the firmware. Also, you need a few tools with you which we have listed below.
Before installing the firmware you have to follow some guidelines which you can find in the Pre-requisite section.
- This firmware is exclusively for Galaxy S8 [Europe]. Do not use it on other devices.
- Charge your device’s battery up to 50% or more.
- A PC or 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 Samsung Download Mode.
How To Install Stock Firmware
Simply follow the link below to know how to flash the Samsung firmware to complete stock.Guide to Install firmware on any Samsung Device using Odin Tool Video Guide to flash Stock Firmware on your device
So, that’s it, guys. Security updates are always the most important aspect of using smartphones. So, get the January 2019 security update for your Galaxy S8 and install it.