Samsung never steps back in providing timely security patches for its flagships. Speaking of which, the Galaxy Note 8 is currently getting the April 2018 security patch in Russia. it is rolling with the build number N950FXXS5DSC5 and is based on Android 9.0 Pie. Of course, It is the maintenance update which fixes the numerous security issues that plague the Android every month. You can wait for the said update to come down automatically over-the-air. Alternatively, we have put up the N950FXXS5DSC5 firmware in the download section as well. So, it means you can download it and install the firmware on your own. For installation, you can use the usual Odin flash tool. For that, check out our tutorial below.
How to Download Over-The-Air Update..?
OTA usually knocks in automatically to the phone but sometimes these OTA updates don't follow any routine. This means even if the update is available in some parts of your region, you may not get to see it for weeks. So, the alternative way is to search for the software on your own. To do it,
- Go to your phone Settings > System Update.
- Tap on Check for Latest Updates.
- If the N950FXXS5DSC5 April 2019 update shows as available, then tap on Download.
The software for April 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. Remember to charge up your device up to 50% or more before installing the new April security update.
Details of Firmware
Here are the details of the firmware which brings the April security for Galaxy Note 8.
Device Name: Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Baseband Version: N950FXXS5DSC5
Security Patch Level: 2019-04-01
Software Supported: ODIN Tool
Android OS: 9.0 Pie
How to Install April 2019 Patch on Galaxy Note 8.?
We have to follow the regular method and use the Odin tool to install the new stock firmware on Galaxy Note 8. 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 Note 8. 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.
Download N950FXXS5DSC5 Stock Firmware for Galaxy Note 8
Here is the download link for the stock firmware for Galaxy Note 8 which packs the April 2019 security patch.
Flash Stock Firmware with Manual Installation Guide
So, that's it, guys. Grab the N950FXXS5DSC5 update fortify your Galaxy Note 8 from all security vulnerabilities. We hope his tutorial was useful. If you have got any doubts then do reach us through the comments section.