Samsung started rolling a new update for Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F) which upgrades the security patch level to May 2019. The update is labeled with build number G950FXXS4DSE8 and rolling out for users over-the-air in South America region. The latest security maintenance release fixes several vulnerabilities in both Android OS and Samsung’s software OneUI.
South American region includes Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, Uruguay, Brazil, Columbia, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Bolivia, and more.
With this update, Samsung improved the overall security features and improved the performance of the Galaxy S8 (South America). You can check for the software update manually from the Galaxy S8 Settings > About Phone > Software update. But if you’re an advanced user and don’t want to wait for a long, install the firmware update package from the Odin tool. The firmware with build number G950FXXS4DSE8 is currently available for download from below.
How to Download Over-The-Air Update..?
The OTA (over the air) usually comes to your device automatically but there is no guarantee how long it would take you to receive the OTA individually. This means even if the update is available in some parts of your region, you may not get to see it for weeks due to phase-wise roll out. So, the alternative way is to search for the software on your own. To do it,
- In your phone Settings > System Update.
- Tap on Check for Latest Updates.
- If the G950FXXS4DSE8 May 2019 update shows as available, then tap on Download.
The software for May 2019 may weigh a lot in size. 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. Your Galaxy S8 must have at least 50% or more before installing the new May 2019 security update.
Here are the details of the firmware which brings the May security for Galaxy S8 (South America region).
- Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S8
- Model: SM-G950F
- Region: South America
- Baseband Version: G950FXXS4DSE8
- Security Patch Level: 2019-05-01
- Software Supported: ODIN Tool
- Android OS: 9.0 Pie
Supported regions are: Mexico, Argentina, Uruguay, Brazil, Columbia, Chile, Trinidad and Tobago, Panama, Bolivia, and more.
How to Install May 2019 Patch on Galaxy S8.?
We have to follow the regular method and use the Odin tool to install the new stock firmware on Galaxy S8. We have put up the tutorial below which will help you install the latest stock firmware on your phone. Do make sure to check the guidelines before you install 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.
Here is the download link for the stock firmware for Galaxy S8 which packs the May 2019 security patch.
Manual Installation Guide
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. Grab the G950FXXS4DSE8 update fortify your Galaxy S8 in South America from all security vulnerabilities. We hope his tutorial was useful. If you have got any doubts then do reach us through the comments section.