T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is getting a security update, too

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Looks like the LG V30 and LG V20 aren’t the only Android flagships on T-Mobile that are being updated this week.

T-Mobile’s Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is now receiving a software update. Note 8 owners on Reddit started receiving an update to version N950USQU3BRA9 today that weighs in at 276.60MB.

As for what’s included with this update, there’s the January 1, 2018 Android security patch level as well as a Live Focus fix and some “various system improvements.”

This update is going out over the air, so if you haven’t yet gotten it on your T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8, you should see it in the next few days. You can also check for it manually by going into Settings > Software update > Download updates manually.

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Via: Reddit
Source: T-Mobile

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  • g2a5b0e

    But still no Oreo…womp, womp, womp.

    I’ve never been one to complain too heavily about updates, but Samsung’s inability to deliver updates to their flagships in a timely manner has just become embarrassing. I realize the carriers tend to delay things in the States, but Samsung hasn’t even delivered Oreo to the international versions of the S8, S8+, & Note 8 yet even though it’s been out since the end of August.

    Many Android manufacturers have already released it for their mid-range devices. It’s not really a deal breaker for me because my phone works just fine as it is, but it’d be nice if they made it look like they were at least trying.

    • Mike

      Ik what you mean. Samsung likes to wait to the newer devices drop then update the previous model to the latest OS. Were not gonna see Oreo on the S8 or Note 8 until after the S9 drops I bet.

      • g2a5b0e

        You’re right about that. They’ve done it a few times now. It seems like they do it so they can tout the new OS version as being new feature when the new flagship comes out. It’s such a lame thing to do.

        • DrScope

          I agree but the difference with Oreo is small compared to previous versions so I am not too concerned with delays, there is always XDA if I can’t wait but for now it’s not a big deal.

        • g2a5b0e

          From what I understand, there are a lot of under the hood changes that Oreo brings that make the change not so small. But, if the difference is as small as you say, that makes the delay even worse in my opinion. It happens every year & it’s gotten old.

    • EffortLess

      They’ve been actively working on it, and I know that it takes them long, but they do have a lot of customization on top of stock Android. Every release of Oreo has been better and better. I was in the S8+ Oreo beta and have been actively flashing my Note 8 with Oreo as well. They released an update on the 1st that included the Feb 1st security patches, so they’re really pushing. The amount of bugs from original release to now (with only bug being slight slow down with live focus camera) will tell you the amount of work they put into it.

    • Jason Caprio

      If you want timely Android version and Security updates, I’d advise you get a Google Pixel 2 (or wait for the Pixel 3). I just installed the Feb. 2018 security update today on my Pixel 2 XL which has Android 8.1.0. Had Oreo since late August. Samsung has always been and always will be 6+ months behind on Android version updates.

      • g2a5b0e

        As I mentioned, it’s not a deal breaker, just an annoyance. Besides, vanilla Android has always been too boring for my tastes.

  • Paul Hansen

    Also that note at the bottom is rather important as it is talking about the new bootloader. It locks out odin and downgrading firmware.

    • EffortLess

      It doesn’t lock out Odin. Odin works fine, you just won’t be able to flash to a firmware with a bootloader below V3.

    • A2theC

      It says that in every update, same generic EULA rhetoric.

  • Matt Macaluso

    Anyone else getting weird flickering from the notifications drop down after this update?

  • Philip

    Wonders when Note 8 will do BOGO.

    • Kari

      All major carries are doing it right now. even they had BOGO at launch..