Verizon Galaxy S8(plus) October security patch

Samsung seems to be suddenly in a hurry of rolling out late security updates for its devices. We are talking about the October security update patch. As of now, a few devices have received the latest security updates. It also includes the devices running on US-based tele-carriers.  As of recent, Verizon Galaxy S8(plus) October security patch is rolling in the US. It is rolling as OTA (over-the-air) update.

This update brings the latest firmware version number G950USQS1AQJA/G955USQS1AQJA  to the US variants Verizon Galaxy S8(plus). The update brings the monthly security upgrade for the devices. It also brings the usual bug fixes and other minor system enhancements. The update can be downloaded as OTA. Also, you can download the update firmware directly from Samsung servers and manually install it. We will guide you on the same.

Download OTA: Verizon Galaxy S8(plus) October Security Patch

Your device can automatically detect and catch the OTA update. But since OTA rolls in the wave so your device might get updated a bit late than usual. So, you can also manually check for the availability of the update yourself and grab the OTA.

Capture OTA Update

  • Go to device Settings> About device 
  • Tap System updates > Check for updates
  • If the update is available the device will seek your permission to download.
  • Comply to that and then download the update and install it.
  • Your device will reboot after completion of the update.

Manually Install Verizon Galaxy S8(plus) October Security Patch Update

For manually installing the latest firmware you have to download the firmware directly from Samsung servers. For that, you will use the SamFirm tool.

Latest SamFirm Tool | Download | Zip file

Next, let’s download the firmware directly using SamFirm.

Download October 2017 Firmware Update for Verizon Galaxy S8(plus)

  Install Verizon Galaxy S8(plus) October Security Patch Update

 Now to install the firmware you downloaded in the previous section you need another tool. This one is called the Odin Tool.
Latest Odin Tool | Download
Steps To Install the Firmware
Step-1 Extract the .TAR file from the firmware zip file you downloaded.
Step-2 In the Odin Tool, click on ‘AP button’ and add the firmware file.
Step-3 Click ‘Start’ to begin the firmware installation.
You can see the detailed illustrated steps in the below link.
Therefore, grab the OTA if your device’s network is carried by Verizon. Either capture the OTA or directly download the firmware and install manually. Also, stay connected with AndroidSage for all latest updates on Samsung Galaxy S8(plus).

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