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