Samsung is surely working on its latest update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus and it might just be ready to deploy. This has been confirmed by the Vodafone in Australia when the network carrier submitted the latest update. The carrier displayed a chart stating that Android 7.1.1 Nougat for S8 and S8+ has been submitted to Samsung for reviewing. This means that 7.1.1 Nougat for global variants SM-G950F and SM-G955F is either ready to deploy or already under testing. The first devices to receive the update are the international variants. Followed by Unlocked variants SM-G950U1 and SM-G955U and other carrier variants like AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Rogers, etc. shall deploy the same.
Here is what Vodafone states:
Galaxy S8 devices are already running the latest July 2017 Security patch with Baseband version G950FXXU1AQG5. The new 7.1.1 Nougat OTA update might as well come with the latest August 2017 security patch level.
Moreover, we have already seen the first Android 7.1.1 Nougat build for Samsung device which comes to the J3 2017 Edition. Users are eagerly waiting for the 7.1 Nougat to come as soon as possible to the Samsung smartphones. This is because the competitive manufacturers have already released the latest Android version 7.1.1 including OnePlus, ZTE Axon, Sony Xperia, LG, Lenovo Moto, etc.
Help and Support from Vodafone Australia:
|Make||Model||New software version||Software update type||Status|
|Huawei||Google Nexus 6P||Android 7.1.2||Security Update||Rolling Out Now|
|Motorola||Moto X Style||Android 7.0||Feature Update||Rolling Out Now|
|Samsung||Galaxy Note 4||Android 6.0||Security Update||Testing Completed, Ready for Review|
|Samsung||Galaxy Note Edge||Android 6.1||Security Update||Testing Completed, Ready for Review|
|Samsung||Galaxy S8||Android 7.1.0||Stability and Bug Fix||Submitted|
|Samsung||Galaxy S8+||Android 7.1.0||Stability and Bug Fix||Submitted|
|Samsung||Galaxy Tab S2 VE 9.7||Android 7.0||Feature Update||Rolling Out Now|
|Sony||Xperia XA||Android 7.0||Feature Update||Currently Testing|
|Sony||Xperia XZ Premium||Android 7.1.1||Stability and Bug Fixes||Approved, ready for roll out|
|Sony||Xperia Z5||Android 7.1||Feature Update||Rolling Out Now|
The full stock firmware file can be downloaded right from Samsung Servers. Once the firmware arrives, you can go to the following tutorial in order to download Odin Flashable stock firmware.
As shown in the image above, all you need to know is your Samsung device’s model number and the Region it belongs to also called as the CSC Selection Code.
Visit this tutorial: How to download Nougat firmware update for Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+?
For installation visit: Restore S8/S8+ to stock.
Stay tuned for more such updates.