Samsung Galaxy S8 stands as the one of best smartphone of 2017. In design, specs, and features, everything stands out from the rest. Samsung is known for its hardware quality, so getting a S8 or S8+ in last year was one of the best decision. We are just a few months from the launch of its successor, still, S8 is ruling hearts of many. A Few months back Samsung started its beta developer program for Android Oreo to release it to its latest devices S8, Note 8 and S8+. After months of refinement and testing now it is the time for an official version of Android Oreo. We have reports from many users that they have started to get Android Oreo update on Galaxy S8. In this guide, we will guide you on how to install Android Oreo on Galaxy S8 and S8+
Google released Android Oreo a few months back with Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Both are really great phones but its price reaches the sky. S8 and S8+ are among the best-looking smartphones of last year with optimal size that makes them really comfortable to hold and function using one hand. Everything is great about S8, its camera result, its display contrast, and resolution. Samsung has really improved in the department of battery timing as well.
Install Android Oreo on Galaxy S8 and S8+
Samsung has never disappointed from its flagship, you might think they would drop some features to make space for the new ones. That is not the case, each of feature that was present in S7 is present in S8 in more refined form. Along with that, there is a set of whole new features.
Update: Android Oreo on Galaxy S8 and S8+ is being released in India, Poland, and France right now. If you are in these countries, hold on to your horse and wait for the OTA instead of trying to install Android Oreo on Galaxy S8 using ODIN.
Update 15-02-2018: Samsung has reportedly stopped rolling out Android Oreo on Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The firmware is no longer available on the Samsung Servers to be downloaded and flashed. Following is the official response by the company regarding why they have stopped rolling:
“Following a limited number of cases where Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices rebooted un unexpectedly with the Android 8.0 Oreo update we have stopped the roll-out of the firmware. We are investigating the issue internally to ensure that the impact to the affected devices is minimised and the rollout of the update can resume as quickly as possible”
Talking about the specs of S8 and S8+. S8 features a beautiful 5.8-inch AMOLED 2960×1440 whereas, S8+ offers a bigger display that is of 6.2-inch 2960×1440. Screen and Battery capacity is the major difference in both models. Apart from that, both are exactly the same in Specs. Some models of S8 is featuring Snapdragon 835 while others have Samsung’s Exynos 8895. Internal storage is 64 GB. Processing is supported by 4GB RAM. The camera and its app is really amazing and they produce amazing pictures. The front camera on both S8 and S8+ is of 8 Megapixels, while the back camera f 12 Megapixels. On the bottom Side, S8 features a Type-C USB port. S8 also supports wireless charging and quick charging. On the back, there is fingerprint scanner of both S8 and S8+ which was present on the front in S7 and S7 Edge.
If I kept on talking about this great phone, I will never come to an end. So let us move on to the real thing that is how to Install Android Oreo on Galaxy S8. For now, you just have to wait for the official version of via OTA update.
Since I can’t wait for the OTA update, I am trying to find its official firmware so that I can flash it using ODIN. Until I find the official firmware, you can keep on trying with Software
Now, Official Android Oreo on Galaxy S8 is being released for Beta Testers. Once they are through. Samsung will start releasing the official version for rest of the users. Till now, we cant say on which region will get the update first. From the last year custom. First, the official version is released in the home country of Samsung that is South Korea. With time, it is released all around the world.
Till then just keep on trying the “Software Update” option to download and install Android Oreo on Galaxy S8.
If your Galaxy S8 is rooted, you will not get the OTA update of Android Oreo. You will first need to install stock firmware on S8 using this guide.
As I said, whenever I will get my hands on the official firmware of Android Oreo for Samsung S8 or S8+. I will update this guide will full procedure on how to install Android Oreo on Galaxy S8 using ODIN.
Another noteworthy thing is that the new update has not brought along the Project Treble. It is only featured in the devices that come with Android Oreo out of the box.It is likely that S8 and S8+ will never feature Project Treble.
That’s all for now, as soon as I get my hands on Official Android oreo for S8 I will update. If you guys have somehow found the official firmware of Android Oreo for S8. Let me know and pass on the firmware for the greater good so we can also install Android Oreo on Galaxy S8.
Also, To get to know when your region will get Android Oreo update on Galaxy S8, keep an eye on Official Samsung Community.