T-Mobile Galaxy S7 and S7 edge getting Android 8.0 Oreo update, Note 5 receiving security update

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Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge owners, how would you like to enjoy an Oreo treat this weekend?

T-Mobile is now updating its Galaxy S7 and S7 edge to Android 8.0 Oreo. The Galaxy S7 update is 1726.33MB and is version G930TUVU4CRF1, while the Galaxy S7 edge update is 1746.01MB and is version G935TUVU4CRF1.

The update to Android 8.0 Oreo brings with it several new features, including autofill for faster sign-in, notification dots to help you quickly see new alerts in an app, and picture-in-picture so that you can watch video in one app while performing tasks in another app. Also included is the Samsung Experience 9.0 which adds its own improvements, like Dual Messenger so that you can use two accounts on the same chat app and high-contrast keyboard options.

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T-Mobile also says that these updates include stability improvements, bug fixes, performance improvements, and support for Universal Profile 1.0 Compatibility. The Android security patch level post-update is April 1, 2018.

These updates are now going out over the air, so if you’ve got a Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 edge, keep an eye out for your update over the coming days. You can also check manually by going into Settings > Software update > Download updates manually.

In addition to pushing updates to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, T-Mobile is updating its Galaxy Note 5. T-Mo says that this update includes the June security patches.

This Note 5 update is 20.76MB and is version N920TUVS5ERF2. It’s now going out over the air but is on a daily limit, so if you check for it and it’s not available, you’ll have to check again the next day or after July 1st when the limit is lifted.

Thanks, Dong, Garrett, Luis, and David!

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  • Claude

    Got the update on my Note 5 this morning.

  • George Salcedo

    Took them long enough, just got my wife the V30 BOGO offer and she loves the phone. Knowing me I still have to update her S7 even though its hardly gonna be used.

    • Sayahh

      One guy posted on Reddit that people who upgrade should first backup their data and also unmount then remove the SD card because the Oreo upgrade might corrupt the SD card. I don’t know if that was true, but it doesn’t hurt to do it.

      • George Salcedo

        Thanks for the info, I removed the micro sd to put it in the V30. So far the update seems ok though the S7 is a backup phone now.

  • Glenn

    Looks like those of us with the LG G6 are getting the Oreo treatment, too. :D

    https://support.t-mobile.com/docs/DOC-34136

    • Alex Wagner

      Thanks for the heads-up!

      • bkat11

        Looks like Neville just announced via Twitter that the S7 and edge will be the first with RCS UP 1.0 with the Oreo update. This is just a soak test all other Samsung devices will follow in the coming days

      • Glenn

        Sure thing man!

  • Sayahh

    Damn. 1 gig.

  • ErickPrizzy

    Anyone have any issues with the Oreo update on the s7 edge (i.e. battery life or lag)?

    Thanks

    • dosmastr

      My bro said it killed his batt.

    • taxandspend

      It was so laggy after, my wife couldn’t use it. I had to factory reset it. Now it’s great.

    • Nonya

      After the 8.0 update on my S7 edge, my phone started rebooting once in awhile. Then a few nights ago it went non stop into a boot loop. Took it the Samsung Experience section to Best Buy and they couldn’t recover the software. Took it to a ubreakifix location, now a Samsung authorized service center and they tried 3 times to recover the software, and they couldn’t. Called Samsung and they emailed a shipping label to mail them the phone. Samsung better not charge me for this fix ! Mailing my phone out today.

  • JOSH!

    Would love to know if there are any issues. Past updates for other phones have killed the battery or make the phone so laggy it’s unusable.