Install Android 9 Pie update on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with One UI
We have the firmware available with us of the Sprint’s Note 8 Pie update and share the download link of that below too. If you have a Galaxy Note 8 that comes with model no. SM-N950U, then you are able to upgrade to Android 9 Pie experientially using the firmware. Whether you are not obtaining an OTA update for the One UI-based Android 9 Pie, downloading the firmware experientially is the best option.
However, the Pie update for the U.S. version of Galaxy Note 8 comes as N950USQU5DSC1 also known as the DSC1 in short.
Although the stable Pie update occurs as software version DSB2 (the full version being N950FXXU5DSB2) and it is already handed out as an OTA update. So we have given the firmware file of the DSB2 update below, simply by using which you are able to manually download the Pie update right away without waiting for the OTA update. Thus find the link in the downloads section below.
Moreover, the new ZSB1 update fixes problems with unlock using IRIS recognition, the device hangs, force closes, etc. problems in different use cases of the phone. The issues with the fingerprint scanner and screen brightness have fixed. Thus the ZSB1 update is available for download below.
You can also read our further articles: How to Enable or Disable Autocorrect Samsung S8
For model no. SM-N950F and FD (official stable update):
- Version DSB2 – Official Android Pie stable One UI update, it was released on February 15, 2019
- This is a firmware file, to install by using Odin
For model no. SM-N950U (official stable update):
- Version DSC1 – Official Android Pie stable One UI update, was released on March 26, 2019
- This is a firmware file, to install by using Odin.
For model no. SM-N950U1 (official stable update):
- The stable version has not been released yet.
- But you are also able to use the one for the U variant above for the time being. Yes, it will work alright.
Note: This page is just for the Galaxy Note 8 handset. So do not try this on any other Samsung device or any other Android device.
Install Android 9 Pie update on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 [One UI update]
This article is well suited only for the Galaxy Note 8. So do not try this one any other Android device.
- First of all, you have to download the Android Pie firmware from the download section above. Confirm you have downloaded the correct firmware file on your PC.
- Then install the Samsung USB driver first of all. Then double-click the .exe file of drivers to start the installation.
- Also, download Odin PC software (latest version).
- Here you have to extract the firmware file. Then you are able to use free software like 7-zip for this. Install 7-zip, then right-click on firmware file and under 7-zip, choose ‘Extract here’. Similarly, you should obtain files in .tar.md5 format now. (You may a bundle of files, and you will find text like AP, BL, CP or CSC, etc. written at the start of those files.) Simply we will load this file into Odin, to install on the device.
- Now extract the Odin file. You should get the Odin exe file.
- Then disconnect your Galaxy Note 8 from PC if it is connected.
- Simply then you have to boot your Galaxy Note 8 into download mode:
- However, here you should first power off your device. Then wait for the first 7 seconds after the screen goes off.
- Click and grasp the three buttons Volume down + Bixby + Power together until you view the Warning screen.
- Click the Volume Up to continue to install mode.
- Double-tap on Odin .exe file (from step 5) to open the Odin window. Be careful with Odin, and do just as said to prevent issues.
- Now connect your device by using the USB cable. Odin should recognize your device. It’s a must. When it recognizes, so then you will view Added!! text appearing in the Log box in the bottom left. The first box under ID: COM will also display a no. and change its background blue.
- You are not able to start until you obtain the Added!! the text which makes sure that Odin has recognized your device.
- Whether you don’t receive Added!! the text, you need to install/re-install drivers again. Then use the original cable that came with the device. Mostly, drivers are the problem.
- You are able to try different USB ports on your computer too.
- Similarly here you have to load the firmware files into Odin. Then press the AP button on Odin. So choose the .tar.md5 file from above. View the screenshot below to find how the Odin window will look like after you have loaded the files.
- Press on the BL tab, and choose the file that starts with BL text.
- Press on the AP tab, and then choose the file starting with AP text.
- Now tap on the CP tab, and then select the file beginning with CP text.
- Tap on the CSC tab. Choose the file that is starting with HOME_CSC text. Whether the HOME_CSC file isn’t available, then choose the file that starts with CSC text.
About CSC file: Using the HOME_CSC file won’t reset your device, and data on the phone shouldn’t be removed. Although, when we choose a regular CSC file, and it results in CSC on the device being different than that in the CSC file, your phone will format automatically. Then you are even also able to select to ignore loading the CSC file, that may do alright too. But if it doesn’t work out, redo the whole method and choose the CSC file this time around.
- When you load files, Odin checks the md5 sum of the firmware file, which takes time. So, simply wait until that is completed and the firmware file is loaded. So don’t worry if Odin obtains unresponsive for a while, similarly, it’s normal. Binary size will also display up in Odin.
- Press on the Options tab, and confirm the Re-partition checkbox is NOT chosen. However, don’t use the PIT tab, ever.
Furthermore, now you have to move back to the Log tab now, as it will display the progress of the firmware installation. When you hit the start button in the next step.
- Now prove here that everything is OK as explained above. When satisfied, then press the Start button on Odin now to start flashing the firmware on your device.
So some errors you may run into, and with the respective solution.
- Whether the Odin gets stuck at setup connection. So then you have to do this all again. At this stage, you have to disconnect your device, close Odin, boot the device into download mode again, and then open Odin, and here choose the file and flash it again as said above.
- If you get FAIL in the top left box, then you also have to flash the file again as stated just above.
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Note 8 Pie Update-Conclusion
We have the firmware available with us of the Sprint’s Note 8 Pie update and share the download link of that below too. Similarly, if you have a Galaxy Note 8 that comes with model no. SM-N950U, then you are able to upgrade to Android 9 Pie manually by using the firmware. So if you are not attaining an OTA update for the One UI-based Android 9 Pie, installing the firmware experientially is the best option.
In this guide, we have thoroughly mentioned all the steps to install the Android 9 Pie update on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with One UI. We hope that this article will help you a lot. And you will like this article the most. In case of queries then you can ask us in the comments below.