If you are holding a flagship Android device in your hand but its OS got bugs and issues, it really affects the brand value and usability of the device.No one wants that trouble with their device. The same was the case with Samsung’s flagship duo Galaxy S8 and S8 plus. But Samsung is well-known for its timely release of its updates and patches.So, US carrier Sprint has rolled out a firmware update for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. And this firmware patches compatibility for the CallingPLUS feature, that allows the use of data while placing a VoLTE call. Also additionally, this firmware update for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus also fixes other bugs and improves the device’s performance to a great extent.
The updates are rolled for the build numbers G950USQU1AQGL and G955USQU1AQGL for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus respectively.The update has been rolled out as OTA(Over the Air) update.And it might take some time to reach your device. But You can as well download the update directly from the Samsung servers. And we will guide you completely to avail the update for your Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus devices.
What’s New With The Latest Firmware Update for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
The firmware update for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus promises of the following features. It includes the new features and also the regular updates that Samsung devices receive.
- Calling Plus feature enabled.
- The device security is enhanced by fixing CVEs.
- New Messaging features.
- Device stability enhanced.
- minor bugs are fixed.
How To Enable Calling Plus Feature On after the Firmware update
Step-1 On your device, Go to Settings > Phone > Calling PLUS.
Step-2 Slide Calling PLUS to On.
Step-3 On the Address page, scroll down to view whether Deactivate Wi-Fi Calling Services is displaying.If Deactivate Wi-Fi Calling Services is displaying that means Wi-Fi Calling is already active.
Step-4 View the pre-populated address if Country has Non-USA in the field,
i) Select the Country drop-down.
ii) choose USA or Enter a USA address.
ii) And if the address is not shown/incorrect, enter the address manually.
Step-5 And then Select Save.
Therefore, get the update and upgrade your device with Calling Plus Feature and other device enhancements. And do let us know.
Firmware Update for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus In a Nutshell:
|Samsung Model||SM-G955F SM-G950F|
|Device name||Samsung Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S8+|
|Software Version||Android 7.0 Nougat|
|Build date||Mon, 14 Aug 2017|
|Security Patch Level||2017-08-01 (August 1, 2017)|
|Firmware PDA||G950USQU1AQGL, G955USQU1AQGL|
See the screenshot below for reference.
How-To Install Firmware Update for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
Usual way includes downloading the OTA Update as it becomes available for your device.
OTA Update tutorial: Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
Step-1 Go to device Settings > Software Updates option.
Step-2 First check for updates if they are available. Click the Download manually option.
Step-4 Then simply follow on screen instructions.
And you can also install the update using Odin Tool.
Update Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus via Odin firmware
Step 1: Download the Latest Odin tool to PC.
Step 2: Download and extract SamFirm tool.
Step 4: See how to flash or restore the device to complete stock using Odin Tool.