Software update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 /S8+ (G950U) / (G955U)

Software update for the Samsung Galaxy S8 /S8+ (G950U) / (G955U)


Latest update
Getting started
Update & verify software
Previous updates

Latest update

  • What's new: Messaging as a Platform (MaaP) removal, Various fixes and improvements

 

  • Release date: April 22, 2021
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): December 1, 2020
  • Baseband version: G950USQU8DUD3 (S8),
    G9505SQU8DUD3 (S8+)
  • Build number: PPR1.180610.011.G950USQU8DUD3 (S8),
    PPR1.180610.011.G955USQU8DUD3 (S8+)
  • File size: 189MB (S8), 186MB (S8+)

Getting started

  • Make sure you're in the U.S. and on our wireless network.
  • You can download the update via Firmware Over the Air (FOTA).
  • You must connect your device to Wi-Fi® to download the update.
  • Although there shouldn't be impacts to settings or data, we recommend backing up your media files to an SD card, a computer, or using a favorite application, before upgrading the software.

Update & verify software

Update software

  1. Make sure your device is fully charged and connected to Wi-Fi.
  2. Swipe down from the Notification bar and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap System, then Software update.
  4. Tap Check for updates.
  5. Follow the on-screen prompts to download and install the update.

Verify software update

  1. Swipe down from the Notification bar and tap Settings.
  2. Scroll to and tap About phone, then Software information. If the Android and Baseband versions don't match the current update; perform additional updates until they do.

Troubleshoot software update

Previous updates

DateDetails
Feb. 1, 2021
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: G950USQU8DUA2 (S8), G955USQU8DUA2 (S8+)
  • File size: 165MB (S8), 162MB (S8+)
Oct. 28, 2020
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: G950USQS8DTJ1 (S8), G955USQS8DTJ1 (S8+)
  • File size: 143MB (S8), 140MB (S8+)
Sept. 30, 2020
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: G950USQS8DTI4 (S8), G955USQS8DTI4 (S8+)
  • File size: 146MB (S8), 146MB (S8+)
July 27, 2020
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: G950USQU7DTF4 (S8), G955USQU7DTF4 (S8+)
  • File size: 190MB (S8), 187MB (S8+)
April 2, 2020
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: G950USQS7DTC1 (S8), G955USQS7DTC1 (S8+)
  • File size: 146MB (S8), 143MB (S8+)
Feb. 24, 2020
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: G950USQU7DTA5 (S8), G955USQU7DTA5 (S8+)
  • File size: 514MB (S8), 511MB (S8+)
Jan. 28, 2020
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: G950USQU7DTA5 (S8), G955USQU7DTA5 (S8+)
  • File size: 514MB (S8), 511MB (S8+)
Oct. 24, 2019
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: G950USQS6DSJ3 (S8), G955USQS6DSJ3 (S8+)
  • File size: 162MB (S8), 146MB (S8+)
Oct. 15, 2019
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: G950USQU6DSH8 (S8), G955USQU6DSH8 (S8+)
  • File size: 418MB (S8), 415MB (S8+)
Sept. 10, 2019
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: G950USQS6DSH3 (S8), G955USQS6DSH3 (S8+)
  • File size: 196MB (S8), 189MB (S8+)
July 31, 2019
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: G950USQS6DSG4 (S8), G955USQS6DSG4 (S8+)
  • File size: 219MB (S8), 206MB (S8+)
June 18, 2019
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: G950USQS5DSE5 (S8), G955USQS5DSE5 (S8+)
  • File size: 150.3MB(S8), 146.5MB (S8+)
May 8, 2019
  • What's new: Fix for BSCP/VPN failure and April Security Patch Level
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): April 1, 2019
  • Baseband version: G950USQU5DSD3 (S8), G955USQU5DSD3 (S8+)
  • Build number: PR1.180610.011.G950USQU5DSD3 (S8), PR1.180610.011.G955USQU5DSD3 (S8+)
  • File size: 225MB (S8), 251MB (S8+)
March 28, 2019
  • Android 9.0 P OS, Support for WIFI Calling and Video Calling on FirstNet, and March Security Patch Level
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): March 1, 2019
  • Baseband version: G950USQU5DSC1 (S8), G955USQU5DSC1 (S8+)
  • Build number: PPR1.180610.011.G950USQU5DSC1 (S8), PPR1.180610.011.G955USQU5DSC1 (S8+)
  • File size: 1.63GB(S8), 1.57GB (S8+)
March 5, 2019
  • What's new: March 1, 2019 Security Patch Level
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): February 1, 2019
  • Baseband version: G950USQS5CSB1 (S8), G955USQS5CSB1 (S8+)
  • Build number: R16NW.G950USQS5CSB1 (S8), R16NW.G955USQS5CSB1 (S8+)
  • File size: 136.7MB (S8), 133.3MB (S8+)
Jan. 28, 2019
  • What's new: January 1, 2019 Security Patch Level
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): January1, 2019
  • Baseband version: G950USQU5CSA4 (S8), G955USQU5CSA4 (S8+)
  • Build number: R16NW.G950USQU5CSA4 (S8), R16NW.G955USQU5CSA4 (S8+)
  • File size: 259MB to 298MB (dependent on previous version)
Dec. 31, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): December 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G955USQS5CRL1 (S8), G955USQS5CRL1 (S8+)
  • Build number: R16NW.G955USQS5CRL1 (S8), R16NW.G955USQS5CRL1 (S8+)
  • File size: 132MB
Dec. 5, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): November 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G955USQU5CRK1 (S8), G955USQU5CRK1 (S8+)
  • Build number: R16NW.G950USQU5CRK1 (S8), R16NW.G955USQU5CRK1 (S8+)
  • File size: 259MB - 427MB
Oct. 26, 2018
  • What’s new: Super Slow Motion added to camera and AR Emoji
  • What’s changing: Android device security updates and other fixes and enhancements
  • Android version: 8.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): October 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G950USQU5CRIB (S8), G955USQU5CRIB (S8+)
  • Build number: R16NW.G950USQU5CRIB (S8), R16NW.G955USQU5CRIB (S8+)
  • File size: 399MB
Sept. 25, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): September 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G950USQS5CRI4 (S8), G955USQS5CRI4 (S8+)
  • Build number: R16NW.G950USQS5CRI4 (S8), R16NW.G955USQS5CRI4 (S8+)
  • File size: 133MB
Aug. 30, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): August 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G950USQS5CRH1 (S8), G955USQS5CRH1(S8+)
  • Build number: R16NW.G950USQS5CRH1 (S8), R16NW.G955USQS5CRH1 (S8+)
  • File size: Up to 377MB
Aug. 20, 2018
  • What's changing: Improved stability and various other enhancements and fixes
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): July 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G950USQU5CRG3 (S8), G955USQU5CRG3 (S8+)
  • Build number: R16NW.G950USQU5CRG3 (S8), R16NW.G955USQU5CRG3 (S8+)
  • File size: 376MB
July 16, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates 
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): July 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G950USQS5CRF5 (S8), G955USQS5CRF5 (S8+)
  • Build number: R16NW.G950USQS5CRF5 (S8), R16NW.G955USQS5CRF5 (S8+)
  • File size: 135MB
June 19, 2018
  • What's new: Android device security updates
  • What's changing: Various fixes and enhancements
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): June 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G950USQU4CRE9 (S8), G955USQU4CRE9 (S8+)
  • Build number: R16NW.G950USQU4CRE9 (S8), R16NW.G955USQU4CRE9 (S8+)
  • File size: 325MB
May 23, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): May 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G950USQS3CRE2 (S8), G955USQS3CRE2 (S8+)
  • Build number: R16NW.G950USQS3CRE2 (S8), R16NW.G955USQS3CRE2 (S8+)
  • File size: 155.3MB
May 9, 2018
  • What's changing: Stability improvement, Knox fix, and Android device security updates
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): April 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G950USQU3CRD4 (S8), G955USQU3CRD4 (S8+)
  • Build number: R16NW.G950USQU3CRD4 (S8), R16NW.G955USQU3CRD4 (S8+)
  • File size: 1.53 GB or 275 MB
March 31, 2018
  • What's new: FirstNet Capable (FirstNet IOC2)
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): March 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G950USQU2CRC5 (S8), G955USQU2CRC5 (S8
  • Build number: R16NW.G950USQU2CRC5 (S8), R16NW.G955USQU2CRC5 (S8+)
  • File size: 203MB
March 21, 2018
  • What's new: Android 8.0 OreoTM
  • Android version: 8.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): February 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G950USQU2CRB9 (S8), G955USQU2CRB9 (S8+)
  • Build number: R16NW.G950USQU2CRB9 (S8), R16NW.G955USQU2CRB9 (S8+)
  • File size: 1.51GB
March 9, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): February 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: G950USQS2BRB1 (S8), G955USQS2BRB1 (S8+)
  • Build number: NRD90M.G950USQS2BRB1 (S8), NRD90M.G955USQS2BRB1 (S8+)
  • File size: 131.5MB
Dec. 27, 2017
  • What's changing: Android device security updates, including BlueBorne Fix (on SPLs September or later)
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): December 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G950USQS2BQL1 (S8), G955USQS2BQL1 (S8+)
  • Build number: NRD90M.G950USQS2BQL1 (S8), NRD90M.G955USQS2BQL1 (S8+)
  • File size: 127.1MB
Dec. 8, 2017
  • What's new: Support for new Mobile Hotspot APN, HDR API for DirecTV, other various improvements and bug fixes, and Android device security updates, including BlueBorne Fix (on SPLs September or later)
  • What's changing: Enhanced network performance and enhanced Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) experience, including device restart to bring the device onto the AT&T network (Factory Data Reset no longer required), AT&T preloaded applications and features will be on the device after the restart, previous carrier’s preloaded applications and features will be disabled after the restart, and customer content will be retained (e.g. Images, documents, files, call logs, ringtones, user accounts, etc.)
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): November 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G950USQU2BQK5 (S8), G955USQU2BQK5 (S8+)
  • Build number: NRD90M.G950USQU2BQK5 (S8), NRD90M.G955USQU2BQK5 (S8+)
  • File size: 480MB
Nov. 8, 2017
  • What's new: Network performance improvements and Android For Work enhancement
  • What's changing: Android device security updates, including fixes for BlueBorne (on SPLs Sept. 1 or later) and KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): October 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G950USQU1AQJC (S8), G955USQU1AQJC (S8+)
  • Build number: NRD90M.G950USQU1AQJC (S8), NRD90M.G955USQU1AQJC (S8+)
  • File size: 162MB - 467MB
Aug. 21, 2017
  • What's changing: Network performance enhancements, WPS (Wireless Priority Service), UX updates, navigation bar auto hide and AGIF, Email, Calendar and Knox updates, Bluetooth updates, stability updates, Advanced Messaging update, app select update, Smart help updates, Daydream support, various other updates and improvements, and Android device security updates
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): August 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G950USQU1AQGL (S8), G955USQU1AQGL (S8+)
  • Build number: NRD90M.G950USQU1AQGL (S8), NRD90M.G955USQU1AQGL (S8+)
  • File size: 485MB
July 20, 2017
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): July 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G950USQS1AQG1 (S8), G955USQS1AQG1 (S8+)
  • Build number: NRD90M.G950USQS1AQG1 (S8), NRD90M.G955USQS1AQG1 (S8+)
  • File size: 133MB
June 22, 2017
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): June 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G950USQS1AQF7 (S8), G955USQS1AQF7 (S8+)
  • Build number: NRD90M.G950USQS1AQF7 (S8), NRD90M.G955USQS1AQF7 (S8+)
  • File size: 124MB
June 13, 2017
  • What's changing: Bixby updates and various UI enhancements, SD card synch and file transfer issue fixes, messaging enhancements, stability improvements, and Android device security updates.
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): May 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G950USQU1AQEF (S8), G955USQU1AQEF (S8+)
  • Build number: NRD90M.G950USQU1AQEF (S8), NRD90M.G955USQU1AQEF (S8+)
  • File size: 375MB – 377MB
May 9, 2017
  • What's changing: Update to color balance display settings, Force Close fix for Data Quality Assessment (DQA) error pop-up, 5G Access Point (AP) Wi-Fi compatibility fix, and Bixby button key short press timing change
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G950USQU1AQDE (S8), G955USQU1AQDE (S8+)
  • Build number: NRD90M.G950USQU1AQDE (S8), NRD90M.G955USQU1AQDE (S8+)
  • File size: 480MB
April 21, 2017
  • What's changing: Device performance enhancements, messaging application fixes, and user interface updates and enhancements
  • Android version: 7.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): April 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: G950USQU1AQD9 (S8), G955USQU1AQD9 (S8+)
  • Build number: NRD90M.G950USQU1AQD9 (S8), NRD90M.G955USQU1AQD9 (S8+)
  • File size: 392MB


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