Samsung already released its popular One UI firmware update last year for the Galaxy S9 and Note 9 devices via beta channel. Soon the devices started receiving official Android 9 Pie under the stable channel as well. The manufacturer has now started rolling out official Android 9 Pie to the Snapdragon S8 and Note 8 variants too in the Unites States for carriers like T-Mobile, Verizon, and Sprint releasing it one after the other. Now, Samsung is rolling out One UI for the Unlocked Snapdragon variants of the Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U1), S8 Plus (SM-G955U1), and Note 8 (SM-N955U1) too.
As for the updates, the Unlocked Galaxy S8 (SM-G950U1) and S8 Plus (SM-G955U1) variants are now receiving the latest firmware with new build numbers G950U1UEU5DSC1 and G955U1UEU5DSC1 respectively. Same goes for the Unlocked Note 8 (SM-N955U1) with build N950U1UEU5DSC1. The OTA update is now live in the USA weighing over 1.5 GB in size. Moreover, the OTA update also packs the latest March 2019 security patch level. In order to download the OTA, go to Settings > System Updates > and download OTA updates manually. If you want to manually upgrade you phone, you can do so by downloading the full stock firmware (instructions below) and flash via Odin flashtool.
As you can see in the above image, the main feature of this update is One UI. This is Samsung’s latest firmware and is liked by all. The UI is modern, stable, smoother, battery efficient, and suitable for one hand operations as well. You can also use the newly updated Good Lock 2019 apps and plugins from here.
If you still haven’t received the OTA update yet, see how to download the full stock firmware and flash it using Odin FlashTool from our Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon One UI update post for Galaxy S8 and Note 8.
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