Software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note8 (N950U)
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Samsung Galaxy Note8 (N950U)

Software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note8 (N950U)


Latest update
Getting started
Update & verify software
Previous updates

Latest update

  • What's changing: Security patch level
  • What's new: GPS performance fix

 

  • Release date: October 7, 2020
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): September 1, 2020
  • Baseband version: N950USQU8DTI1
  • Build number: PPR1.180610.011.N950USQU8DTI1
  • File size: 600MB

 

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 should be no 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. From the device home screen, swipe down from the Notification bar and tap Settings.
  3. Scroll to and tap Software update, then Check for updates.
  4. Follow the on-screen prompts to download and install the update. The device automatically restarts once the new software successfully installs.

Verify software update

  1. From the device home screen, 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
Aug. 12, 2020
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: N950USQS8DTG2
  • File size: 168MB
July 17, 2020
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: N950USQS8DTF2
  • File size: 164MB
June 20, 2020
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: N950USQS7DTE5
  • File size: 185MB
April 7, 2020
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: N950USQS7DTC1
  • File size: 236MB
Feb. 14, 2020
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: N950USQS7DTA6
  • File size: 177MB
Jan. 28, 2020
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: N950USQU7DTA3
  • File size: 525MB
Oct. 21, 2019
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: N950USQS6DSI3
  • File size: 170MB
Oct. 15, 2019
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: N950USQU6DSH3
  • File size: 600MB
Sep. 10, 2019
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: N950USQS6DSH1
  • File size: 214MB
July 31, 2019
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: N950USQS6DSG6
  • File size: 225.28MB
June 18, 2019
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Baseband version: N950USQS5DSE8
  • File size: 164.8MB
April 30, 2019
  • What's new: April Security patch level and Fix for BSCP/VPN failure
  • Android version: 9.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): April 1, 2019
  • Baseband version: N950USQU5DSD3
  • Build Number: PPR1.180610.011.N950USQU5DSD3
  • File size: 266MB
March 28, 2019
  • What’s new: Android 9.0 Pie OS update, 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: N950USQU5DSC1
  • Build number: PPR1.180610.011.N950USQU5DSC1
  • File size: 1.71GB
March 5, 2019
  • What's new: January Security Patch Level
  • Release date: March 5, 2019
  • Android version: 8.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): February 1, 2019
  • Baseband version: N950USQS5CSA1
  • Build number: R16NW.N950USQS5CSA1
  • File size: 190MB
Jan. 30, 2019
  • What's new: January 1, 2019 Security Patch Level
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): January 1, 2019
  • Baseband version: N950USQS5CRL1
  • Build number: R16NW.N950USQS5CRL1
  • File size: 182MB
Dec. 21, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): December 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: N950USQS5CRK
  • Build number: R16NW.N950USQS5CRK1
  • File size: 182MB
Nov. 28, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 8.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): November 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: N950USQS5CRJ3
  • Build number: R16NW.N950USQS5CRJ3
  • File size: 289MB - 298MB
October 23, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 8.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): October 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: N950USQS5CRID
  • Build number: R16NW.N950USQS5CRID
  • File size: 186MB
October 9, 2018
  • What's new: Super Slow Motion added to camera and AR Emoji
  • What’s changing: Other fixes and enhancements
  • Android version: 8.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): September 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: N950USQU5CRIA
  • Build number: R16NW.N950USQU5CRIA
  • File size: 600MB
Oct. 2, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 8.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): September 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: N950USQS5CRI4
  • Build number: R16NW.N950USQS5CRI4
  • File size: 184MB
Aug. 31, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): August 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: N950USQS5CRG9
  • Build number: R16NW.N950USQS5CRG9
  • Previous version required: N950USQS5CRF6 or N950USQU5CRG7
  • File size: Up to 392MB
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: N950USQU5CRG7
  • Build number: R16NW.N950USQU5CRG7
  • Previous version required: N950USQU4CRF3 or N950USQS5CRF6
  • File size: 392MB
July 23, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): July 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: N950USQS5CRF6
  • Build number: R16NW.N950USQS5CRF6
  • Previous version required: N950USQU4CRF3
  • File size: Up to 185.4MB
June 26, 2018
  • What's changing: Various fixes and enhancements, and Android device security updates
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): June 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: N950USQU4CRF3
  • Build number: R16NW.N950USQU4CRF3
  • Previous version required: N950USQU4CRD7 or N950USQS4CRE1
  • File size: Up to 339MB
May 29, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): May 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: N950USQS4CRE1
  • Build number: R16NW.N950USQS4CRE1
  • Previous version required: N950USQU4CRD7
  • File size: 187MB
May 15, 2018
  • What’s new: FirstNet IOC2
  • What’s changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): April 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: N950USQU4CRD7
  • Build number: R16NW.N950USQU4CRD7
  • Previous version required: N950USQU3CRC2
  • File size: 344MB
March 27, 2018
  • What's new: Android 8.0 OreoTM
  • Android version: 8.0.0
  • Security patch level (SPL): March 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: N950USQU3CRC2
  • Build number: R16NW.N950USQU3CRC2
  • Previous version required: N950USQS3BRA8 or N950USQS3BRB2
  • File size: 1.4GB
March 9, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates
  • Android version: 7.1.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): February 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: N950USQS3BRB2
  • Build number: NMF26X.N950USQS3BRB2
  • Previous version required: N950USQS3BRA8
  • File size: 170.7MB
Jan. 26, 2018
  • What's changing: Android device security updates, including Meltdown and Spectre migration patches (on SPLs Jan. 1 or later)
  • Android version: 7.1.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): January 1, 2018
  • Baseband version: N950USQS3BRA8
  • Build number: NMF26X.N950USQS3BRA8
  • Previous version required: N950USQS2BQL5
  • File size: 169MB
Dec. 28, 2017
  • What's changing: Android device security updates, including BlueBorne fix (on SPLs September 1 or later)
  • Android version: 7.1.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): December 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N950USQS2BQL5
  • Kernel version: 4.4.21-12461033
  • Build number: NMF26X.N950USQS2BQL5
  • Build fingerprint: 7.1.1/NMF26X/N950USQS2BQL5
  • Previous versions required: N950USQS2BQK2
  • File size: 166MB
Dec. 4, 2017
  • What's changing: Android device security updates, including BlueBorne fix (on SPLs September 1 or later)
  • Android version: 7.1.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): November 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N950USQS2BQK2
  • Kernel version: 4.4.21-12461033
  • Build number: NMF26X.N950USQS2BQK2
  • Build fingerprint: 7.1.1/NMF26X/N950USQS2BQK2
  • Previous versions required: N950USQU2BQJA
  • File size: 157MB
Nov. 14, 2017
  • What's changing: Network performance enhancements, stability improvements, other various updates and fixes, and Android device security updates, including KRACK Wi-Fi vulnerability fix and BlueBorne fix (on SPLs September 1 or later)
  • Android version: 7.1.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): October 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N950USQU2BQJA
  • Kernel version: 4.4.21-12461033
  • Build number: NMF26X.N950USQU2BQJA
  • Build fingerprint: 7.1.1/NMF26X/N950USQU2BQJA
  • Previous versions required: N950USQU1AQH7 or N950USQU1AQIA
  • File size: 377MB - 386MB
Sept. 25, 2017
  • What's changing: Network performance enhancements, call performance improvements, stability improvements, GPS issue fix, updated Setup and Transfer, update to Bixby Applications, and BlueBorne fix (for SPLs after August)
  • Android version: 7.1.1
  • Security patch level (SPL): August 1, 2017
  • Baseband version: N950USQU1AQIA
  • Kernel version: 4.4.21-12185999
  • Build number: NMF26X.N950USQU1AQIA
  • Build fingerprint: 7.1.1/NMF26X/N950USQU1AQIA
  • Previous versions required: N950USQU1AQH7
  • File size: 231MB

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