December 2017 security patch for Galaxy Note 8

Latest month’s firmware rollout kickstarts in Samsungs’s camp. The December 2017 security patch for Galaxy Note 8 is now seeding across Europe. It moves the firmware build number to N950FXXU2BQKG. It brings improved security for Wi-Fi function, debugs the Dex error and updates a few system apps. The update for Note 8 weighs a massive 820.84 MB in size. As of now, it is moving over-the-air(OTA) and will hopefully knock into other devices around the globe soon.


December 2017 security patch for Galaxy Note 8
Galaxy Note 8 Receiving December 2017 Security Patch With Build N950FXXU2BQKG

Along with that, Galaxy S6/Edge is also receiving the December firmware. It is rolling in most of the Asian regions with build G920IDVS3FQL5 and G925IDVS3FQL5 respectively

Apart from the regular OTA, you can also grab the firmware from Samsung’s server for all of the above upgrades.  We have explained the details on that below. Also, as of recent the first Oreo update for Galaxy Note 8 got revealed. We are hoping soon there might be a further rollout of Android O for it.

Firmware Info

Here is the latest update’s firmware build details in a nutshell.

Galaxy Note 8

Model SM-N950F
Model name Galaxy Note 8
Version Android 7.0
Changelist 12472670
Build date Thu, 30 Nov 2017 12:06:13 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-12-01
Product code XEF

Galaxy S6

Model SM-G920I
Model name Galaxy S6
Version Android 7.0
Changelist 12044283
Build date Mon, 04 Dec 2017 05:35:43 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-12-01
Product code INS

Galaxy S6 Edge

Model SM-G925I
Model name Galaxy S6 edge
Version Android 7.0
Changelist 12044283
Build date Mon, 04 Dec 2017 05:52:04 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-12-01
Product code BNG

Download  December 2017 Security Patch for Galaxy Note 8 /S6(Edge)

Your device will automatically capture and install the OTA. But you can manually install the update too.

Go to device Settings > About device > System update. Tap on check for updatesIf the update is rolling then download and install it. Since it’s a big one, better connect to a Wi-Fi network to install the update.

Manually Download Firmware from Samsung server

The December 2017 security patch for Galaxy Note 8/S6(Edge) can be installed from Samsung servers directly.
You have to use SamFirm tool to download and Odin Tool to install the latest firmware.


Third Party Firmware Download
Here are the active download links to get the latest software for Galaxy S6/Edge.

  • December 2017 Firmware for Galaxy S6 | Download
  • December Firmware for Galaxy S6 Edge | Download

How To Install The Latest Firmware

Here is a brief tutorial on flashing the monthly software update using Odin Tool.

  • First, download the firmware zip file from above link.
  • extract the TAR file from it.
  • Open Odin Tool
  • Place the TAR file in the AP section.
  • Start installing the firmware.

If you want a more detailed tutorial, follow the link below.

How To Manually Install latest December 2017 Firmware on Galaxy Note 8/ S6(Edge)

So, that’s all. Do not miss this update as it brings all the important security and system fixes for your device. Also, watch out for Oreo updates that may knock into your Note 8.

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