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Galaxy Note 8 Android 10 update, security updates, and more: T-Mobile releases April patch

Get all the news regarding the software update for the Galaxy Note 8 handsets here, for all the popular models including those in the US at T-Mobile, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless. Accordingly, the page is divided into sections, as per model no., each having a table listing the latest software version and its changelog (monthly security patches). We also discuss the Note 8’s eligibility for Android 10 and what are the alternatives.

Android 10 update

Will Note 8 get Android 10?

The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is an exceptional device in its own right. Despite being over two years old, the device is still considered to be one of the best Note-series smartphones ever, and the legacy is set to remain untarnished for a long, long time. Sadly, Samsung’s not too keen on giving its 2017 devices a taste of the latest Android, so, it’s safe to say that Note 10, too, will not be updated to Android 10.

Android 10 release date

Why Note 8 is not getting Android 10?

Note 8 came with Android Nougat out of the box and has already received two Android OS upgrades (Oreo and Pie) since. Samsung usually limits its flagships to two major Android OS updates, and we don’t expect the company to break the pattern with Note 8.

One UI 2.0 Quick Settings Panel
Galaxy S9 running Pie (left) | Galaxy S10 running Android 10 (right)

Galaxy Note 8 Android 10 ROMs

The Note 8 may not get the Android 10 update officially, but all hope isn’t certainly lost. Geniuses over at XDA Developers have a reputation for supporting outdated devices, and you’d be wise to keep tabs on the Note 8 development thread.

Even if an unofficial Android 10 comes out, it won’t probably be before Q1 of 2020. So, make sure to manage your expectations.

Software update timeline

Global Note 8

Android 10 is not expected on the Galaxy Note 8 as the device is past its two guaranteed OS updates (Pie and Oreo), having launched with Android Nougat.

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
23 Mar 2020 N950FXXSADTB2 Android 9 March 2020 security patch
17 Feb 2020 N950FXXS9DTA1 Android 9 February 2020 security patch
16 Jan 2020 N950FXXS8DSL3 Android 9 January 2020 security patch
14 Nov 2019 N950FXXS8DSK1 Android 9 November 2019 security patch
25 Oct 2019 N950FXXU7DSJ5 Android 9 October 2019 security patch
09 Sep 2019 N950FXXS7DSHC Android 9 September 2019 security patch
09 Aug 2019 N950FXXS7DSH1 Android 9 August 2019 security patch
08 Jul 2019 N950FXXS7DSG1 Android 9 July 2019 security patch
1 Jul 2019 N950FXXU6DSF6 Android 9 QR Code scanner
16 Jun 2019 N950FXXS6DSF2 Android 9 June security patch
26 May 2019 N950FXXU6DSE5 Android 9 May 2019 security patch
07 Apr 2019 N950FXXS5DSC5 Android 9 April 2019 security patch
12 Mar 2019 N950FXXS5DSB4 Android 9 March 2019 security patch
15 Feb 2019 N950FXXU5DSB2 Android 9 Installs stable One UI based on Android 9 Pie with February 2019 security patch
12 Feb 2019 N950FXXU5ZSB2 Android 9 Fixes hotspot issues and performs general system optimizations
07 Feb 2019 N950FXXU5ZSB1 Android 9 Installs One UI beta 3 with February 2019 security patch, bug fixes, and system optimization
23 Jan 2019 N950FXXU5ZSAB Android 9 Installs One UI beta 2 with bug fixes and performance improvements
15 Jan 2019 N950FXXU5ZSA5 Android 9 Installs One UI beta based on Android 9 Pie and January 2019 security patch
17 Dec 2018 N950FXXS5CRK4 Android 8.0 December 2018 security patch
13 Nov 2018 N950FXXS5CRJ6 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
19 Oct 2018 N950FXXS5CRJ1 Android 8.0 October 2018 security update
12 Sep 2018 N950FXXU5CRHA Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch, AR Emoji, and super slow-motion video recording
06 Aug 2018 N950FXXU4CRGA Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
17 July 2018 N950FXXS4CRG1 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch
20 June 2018 N950FXXS3CRF1 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch
28 May 2018 N950FXXU3CRE5 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
12 Apr 2018 N950FXXU3CRD7 Android 8.0 April 2018 security patch
16 Mar 2018 N950FXXU3CRC1 Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo and March 2018 security patch
23 Feb 2018 N950FXXS3BRB3 Android 7.1 February 2018 security patch
01 Feb 2018 N950FXXU3BRA8 Android 7.1 January 2018 security patch
08 Jan 2018 N950FXXU2BQKG Android 7.1 December 217 security patch, improved Live Focus, and brings secure Wi-Fi,
30 Nov 2017 N950FXXU1BQK6 Android 7.1 November 2017 security patch and KRACK & Blueborne fixes, security improvements to Wi-Fi function, and improvements to Calendar, Reminder, Gallery, and Voice Recorder apps
25 Oct 2017 N950FXXU1AQI9 Android 7.1 October 2017 security patch, improved secure connections to DeX
13 Sep 2017 N950FXXU1AQI1 Android 7.1 September 2017 security patch, improvements to the camera software and wireless charging

AT&T Note 8

Android 10 is not expected on the AT&T Note 8 as the device is past its two guaranteed OS updates (Pie and Oreo), having launched with Android Nougat.

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
22 Oct 2019 N950USQS6DSI3 Android 9 October 2019 security patch
15 Oct 2019 N950USQU6DSH3 Android 9 Advanced Messaging v2
10 Sep 2019 N950USQS6DSH1 Android 9 August 2019 security patch; Adaptive power saving
01 Aug 2019 N950USQS6DSG6 Android 9 July 2019 security patch
18 Jun 2019 N950USQS5DSE8 Android 9 May 2019 security patch, Qualcomm baseline update, bug fixes, and stability improvements
30 Apr 2019 N950USQU5DSD3 Android 9 April 2019 security patch and fix for BSCP/VPN failure issue
29 Mar 2019 N950USQU5DSC1 Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie update with Samsung One UI, Support for Wi-Fi Calling and Video Calling on FirstNet, and March 2019 security patch
07 Mar 2019 N950USQS5CSA1 Android 8.0 February 2019 security patch
30 Jan 2019 N950USQS5CRL1 Android 8.0 January 2019 security patch
21 Dec 2018 N950USQS5CRK1 Android 8.0 December 2018 security patch
28 Nov 2019 N950USQS5CRJ3 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
25 Oct 2018 N950USQS5CRID Android 8.0 October 2018 security fix
10 Oct 2018 N950USQU5CRIA Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch, AR Emoji and super slow motion video recording
31 Aug 2018 N950USQS5CRG9 Android 8.0 August 2018 security fix
22 Aug 2018 N950USQU5CRG7 Android 8.0 Improved stability and various other enhancements and fixes
23 July 2018 N950USQS5CRF6 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch
26 June 2018 N950USQU4CRF3 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch
29 May 2018 N950USQS4CRE1 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
27 Mar 2018 N950USQU3CRC2 Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo update and March 2018 security patch. New features include picture-in-picture, Autofill, revamped Settings app and notifications center, notification snooze, etc. stuff.
09 Mar 2018 N950USQS3BRB2 Android 7.1.1 February 2018 security patch
26 Jan 2018 N950USQS3BRA8 Android 7.1.1 January 2018 security patch
04 Dec 2017 N950USQS2BQK2 Android 7.1.1 November 2017 security patch
14 Nov 2017 N950USQU1AQIA Android 7.1.1 Improvements to Network performance, system stability and call performance; GPS issue fix, updated Setup and Transfer, update to Bixby Applications, and BlueBorne fix (for SPLs after August).
25 Sep 2017 N950USQU1AQI5 Android 7.1.1 Blueborne security fix
N950USQU1AQH7 Android 7.1.1 Launch software

Samsung A50 Android 10 update release date

Sprint Note 8

Android 10 is not expected on the Sprint Note 8 as the device is past its two guaranteed OS updates (Pie and Oreo), having launched with Android Nougat.

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
01 Apr 2020 N950USQU7DTC2 Android 9 March 2020 security patch
17 Feb 2020 N950USQS7DTA4 Android 9 February 2020 security patch
13 Jan 2020 N950USQS7DSL2 Android 9 January 2020 security patch
25 Sep 2019 N950USQS6DSI1 Android 9 September 2019 security patch
26 Aug 2019 N950USQU6DSH3 Android 9 August 2019 security patch; Adaptive power saving
16 Jun 2019 N950USQS6DSG5 Android 9 July 2019 security patch
19 Jun 2019 N950USQS5DSF3 Android 9 June 2019 security patch
30 May 2019 N950USQS5DSE9 Android 9 May 2019 security patch
18 Apr 2019 N950USQU5DSD4 Android 9 April 2019 security patch
26 Mar 2019 N950USQU5DSC1 Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie stable update with Samsung One UI and March 2019 security patch
03 Mar 2019 N950USQS5CSA1 Android 8.0 February 2019 security patch
27 Jan 2109 N950USQS5CRL1 Android 8.0 January 2019 security patch
17 Oct 2018 N950USQS5CRID Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch
10 Oct 2018 N950USQU5CRIA Android 8.0 Up to September 2018 security patch, but the main features are the addition of AR Emoji and Super slow motion recording
30 Aug 2018 N950USQU5CRG7 Android 8.0 Up to August 2018 security patch
27 May 2018 N950USQS4CRE1 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
30 Mar 2018 N950USQU3CRC2 Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo update and March 2018 security patch. New features include picture-in-picture, Autofill, revamped Settings app and notifications center, notification snooze, etc. stuff.
01 Mar 2018 N950USQS3BRB4 Android 7.1.1 February 2018 security patch
29 Jan 2018 N950USQU3BRA6 Android 7.1.1 January 2018 security patch and Meltdown fix
04 Dec 2017 N950USQS2BQK3 Android 7.1.1 November 2017 security patch
14 Sep 2017 N950USQU1AQI5 Android 7.1.1 Blueborne security patch
03 Sep 2017 N950USQU1AQH7 Android 7.1.1 Launch software

T-Mobile Note 8

Android 10 is not expected on the T-Mobile Note 8 as the device is past its two guaranteed OS updates (Pie and Oreo), having launched with Android Nougat.

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
26 Apr 2020 N950USQU7DTC1 Android 9 April 2020 security patch
17 Feb 2020 N950USQS7DTA4 Android 9 February 2020 security patch
16 Oct 2019 N950USQS6DSI3 Android 9 October 2019 security patch
27 Sep 2019 N950USQS6DSH4 Android 9 September 2019 security patch
08 Sep 2019 N950USQU6DSH3 Android 9 August 2019 security patch; Adaptive power saving
01 Aug 2019 N950USQS6DSG6 Android 9 July 2019 security patch
24 Jun 2019 N950USQS5DSF5 Android 9 May and June security patches
23 May 2019 N950USQU5DSD3 Android 9 April 2019 security patch
05 Apr 2019 N950USQU5DSC1 Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie update with Samsung’s One UI skin on top and March 2019 security patch
07 Feb 2019 N950USQS5CRL1 Android 8.0 January 2019 security patch
16 Dec 2018 N950USQS5CRK1 Android 8.0 December 2018 security patch
15 Nov 2018 N950USQS5CRJ3 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch, various bug fixes, and system improvements
10 Oct 2018 N950USQS5CRID Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch
19 Aug 2018 N950USQU5CRG7 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch and Samsung VOC fix
09 July 2018 N950USQU4CRF3 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch, Incorrect Time & Date bug fixed, Camera fixes, and Various bug fixes and system improvements
23 May 2018 N950USQU4CRE1 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
13 May 2018 N950USQU3CRD7 Android 8.0 Brings Oreo update to the device. It’s the fixed build of Oreo OS after the first one was halted because of issues.
01 Apr 2018 N950USQU3CRC2 Android 8.0 (Pulled because of the issues.) Installs Android 8.0 Oreo update and March 2018 security patch. New features include picture-in-picture, Autofill, revamped Settings app and notifications center, notification snooze, etc. stuff.
16 Nov 2017 N950USQU2BQJA Android 7.1.1 Bug fixes and software stability, ImprovementsOctober/November Google Security updates. IMS roaming bug fix, various bug fixes, and software stability improvements
14 Sep 2017 N950USQU1AQI5 Android 7.1.1 Bug fixes and software stability improvements
03 Sep 2017 N950USQUIAQGV Android 7.1.1 Launch software

Verizon Note 8

Android 10 is not expected on the Verizon Note 8 as the device is past its two guaranteed OS updates (Pie and Oreo), having launched with Android Nougat.

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
17 Feb 2020 N950USQ7DTA4 Android 9 February 2020 security patch
12 Dec 2019 N950USQU7DSK3 Android 9 November 2019 security patch
27 Sep 2019 N950USQS6DSH4 Android 9 September 2019 security patch
28 Aug 2019 N950USQU6DSH3 Android 9 August 2019 security patch; Adaptive power saving
24 Jun 2019 N950USQS5DSF6 Android 9 June 2019 security patch
01 May 2019 N950USQU5DSD9 Android 9 May 2019 security patch
03 Apr 2019 N950USQU5DSC1 Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie update with One UI and March 2019 security patch
07 Mar 2019 N950USQS5CSA1 Android 8.0 February 2019 security patch
30 Jan 2019 N950USQS5CRL1 Android 8.0 January 2019 security patch
12 Dec 2018 N950USQS5CRK1 Android 8.0 December 2018 security patch
13 Nov 2018 N950USQS5CRJ3 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
22 Oct 2018 N950USQS5CRID Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch, and support for AR Emoji and 960FPS super slow-motion video recording
24 Sep 2018 N950USQS5CRI4 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
29 Aug 2018 N950USQU5CRG9 Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
06 July 2018 N950USQU4CRF3 Android 8.0 Wi-Fi calling Auto On, and June 2018 security patch
23 May 2018 N950USQS4CRE1 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
30 Mar 2018 N950USQU3CRC2 Android 8.0 Installs Android 8.0 Oreo update and March 2018 security patch. New features include picture-in-picture, Autofill, revamped Settings app and notifications center, notification snooze, etc. stuff.
22 Feb 2018 N950USQS3BRB1 Android 7.1.1 February 2018 security patch
29 Jan 2018 N950USQU3BRA5 Android 7.1.1 January 2018 security patch, Meltdown and Spectre fixes
26 Dec 2017 N950USQS2BQL5 Android 7.1.1 December 2017 security patch
08 Dec 2017 N950USQS2BQK2 Android 7.1.1 November 2017 security patch
14 Sep 2017 N950USQU2BQJA Android 7.1.1 KRACK fix, and October 2017 security patch
N950USQU1AQI5 Android 7.1.1 Blueborne security patch

US Unlocked Note 8

Android 10 is not expected on the US Unlocked Note 8 as the device is past its two guaranteed OS updates (Pie and Oreo), having launched with Android Nougat.

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
27 Aug 2019 N950U1UES6DSH1 Android 9 August 2019 security patch; Adaptive power saving
25 Apr 2019 N950U1UEU5DSD4 Android 9 April 2019 security patch
07 Mar 2019 N950U1UEU5DSC1 Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie update with Samsung One UI and March 2019 security patch
04 Mar 2019 N950U1UES5CSB1 Android 8.0 February 2019 security patch
30 Jan 2019 N950U1UES5CSA1 Android 8.0 January 2019 security patch
25 Jan 2019 N950U1UEU5ZSAB Android 9 Installs One UI beta based on Android 9 Pie and January 2019 security patch
13 Jan 2019 N950U1UEU5CRL2 Android 8.0 December 2018 security patch
10 Dec 2018 N950U1UEU5CRK1 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
08 Nov 2018 N950U1UEU5CRJ2 Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch
26 Sep 2018 N950U1UES5CRH7 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
06 Sep 2018 N950U1UES5CRG9 Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
24 July 2018 N950U1UES5CRF6 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch

March update

  • Available for the Global and Sprint models

Firmware download

Well, check out the model no. of your Galaxy Note 8 first, and then download the latest firmware available in the table above for your exact model no. Next, install the downloaded firmware using our Odin Samsung firmware installation guide here.

Let us know in your comments if you need any help with this.

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