Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U1 (United States) recently received the all new Android 8.0 Oreo official update from Samsung. Since the firmware has to go through additional testing in order to ensure proper functionality with all supported carriers, there was a delay in releasing this update. Still Samsung is trying their best to release the Android Oreo for every major carriers in the United States. In today’s guide, we’ll use Android 8.0.0 Oreo firmware with product code TMB from USA on Samsung Galaxy S8+ G955U1 smartphone. We’ll be flashing the update using the latest Odin v3.13.1 tool.
Galaxy S8+ users in the United States can expect to receive this OTA update on their handsets soon if they haven’t got one yet. Users can also try to manually flash the update by heading to the step by step process given below. Released on 24th May 2018, this Android 8.0.0 Oreo G955U1UES3CRE2 firmware comes with various tweaks and revamped features. It brings all of the new features that are included in Android Oreo with none of the carrier bloatware. Remember that this is a stock ROM so you can flash this whenever you want to restore the warranty or restore the default system on your phone. Without wasting any more time, proceed to our actual guide on how to install Android 8.0.0 Oreo G955U1UES3CRE2 firmware on Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U1 smartphone.
Model name: GALAXY S8 Plus
Country: United States (USA)
Version: Android 8.0.0 Oreo
Build date: May 24, 2018
Product Code: TMB
Go through the process carefully. If your device gets damaged or bricked by following this guide, then we at DroidThunder.com will not be held liable for that.
This Android 8.0.0 Oreo UES3CRE2 firmware must be flashed only on Samsung Galaxy S8+ having model number SM-G955U1. Flashing this firmware update on any other device or variant may brick your device. So confirm your phone model before going further.
- Charge your phone at least up to 60% in order to avoid any unwanted interruption.
- Backup your important data including contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes etc. as everything gets wiped in the last step of this flashing process.
- Install latest Samsung USB drivers on PC so as to detect your device when connected via USB cable. You can install them from Samsung Kies CD which you’ve got at the time of purchase or just manually install from link given below.
- (Optional) Temporary disable all the security tools as well as antivirus that are installed on your PC.
Procedure to install Android 8.0.0 Oreo UES3CRE2 firmware on Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U1
Step 1: Download and Extract both the files on your computer. After extracting the firmware package (.zip file), you’ll see these files in it:
Step 2: Switch off your Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U1.
Step 3: Then boot it into download mode. Refer:
Step 4: Keeping the phone in download mode, connect it to computer via standard USB cable.
Step 5: Go to the downloaded folder on your computer and launch the downloaded ‘Odin Multi Downloader3-v3.13.1′ tool.
As soon as you launch it, the ID: COM section located at the top left corner will turn light blue. Also an Added message will appear in the message box window. This will confirm that your Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U1 has been successfully connected to your computer.
Note: If such thing doesn’t happen then it’s more likely to be problem with the Samsung USB drivers. So manually re-install the USB drivers from the links given in the Pre-Requisites section. If the problem still persists try changing USB cable or the USB port.
Step 6: Next click on the Options tab and tick the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options. Do not tick the Re-partition option as it can brick your phone. Don’t use the PIT tab either.
Step 7: Click on the BL button and select the BL_G955U1UES3CRE2_CL13001792_QB18008690_REV01_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 from the firmware package file.
Step 8: Similarly click on the CP button and select the CP_G955U1UES3CRE2_CP9619738_CL13001792_QB18008690_REV01_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 file.
Step 9: Then click on the CSC button and select the HOME_CSC_OYM_G955U1OYM3CRE2_CL13001792_QB18008690_REV01_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 file.
Note: Normal CSC contains an instruction that allows Odin to wipe out complete data while HOME_CSC contains instruction to only allow wipe of cache. But when a downgrade is done (example: from Oreo back to Nougat) a factory reset is must. So use normal CSC at that time.
Step 10: Finally click on the AP button and select the AP_G955U1UES3CRE2_CL13001792_QB18008690_REV01_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT_meta.tar.md5 from the firmware package file.
Note: The AP file will take little time to load. So be patient and wait.
Step 11: After performing everything as given above, let’s initiate the flashing process to actually flash the Android 8.0.0 Oreo firmware. So push the Start button present on the Odin window.
Note: Your device will restart itself automatically. To avoid any interruption during the flashing process, do not disconnect your phone from computer.
Step 12: Wait until the flashing process finishes. When it completes successfully, the ID: COM section will turn green with a message ‘Pass’ on it. This will confirm that your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U1 smartphone has been successfully upgraded to official Android 8.0.0 Oreo UES3CRE2 firmware. Now you may disconnect your phone from computer by safely removing the USB cable.
Note: If this firmware flashing process fails or if Odin gets stuck or in case your phone gets stuck into boot loop, then close the Odin window, again go into download mode and implement the complete procedure as given above.
Good Job! The latest official Android 8.0.0 Oreo UES3CRE2 firmware has been successfully flashed on your Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955U1 smartphone. You can verify the same from Menu->Settings->About Phone.
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