Update Samsung Galaxy S8 Active to Android 8.0.0 Oreo official firmware. After launching the Galaxy S9 and S9+, Samsung has finally speed up their process of rolling out Oreo updates. Few days back, Samsung released Oreo update for the United States version of Galaxy S8 Active. Many devices in the United States have already started receiving it through OTA (over the air). Most important, the Oreo update comes with the build number G892USQS3BRH2, and it includes the July 2018 security patch as well.
Samsung Galaxy S8 Active was released in August 2017 with Android 7.0 Nougat OS. Some of its specs include 5.8 inches of Super AMOLED touchscreen, Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. It even sports 64 GB of internal storage with 4 GB of RAM. As far as cameras are concerned, it comes with 12 megapixel of rear camera. While for selfies, it has 8 megapixel of front camera. To always remain charged it comes with non-removable Li-Ion 4000 mAh battery.
Moreover, if you own the Galaxy S8 Active, you can see if Oreo is available by tapping the Download updates option in the Settings » Software update menu. Besides, if you haven’t received it yet then don’t worry as it’ll take a while to go live in all regions of U.S. And if you are eager to experience the all new Android Oreo features on your Samsung Galaxy S8 Active then go ahead and manually flash it through the step by step process given below.
Model name: GALAXY S8 ACTIVE
Country: United States (TMB)
Version: Android 8.0.0 Oreo
Build date: August 06, 2018
Proceed at your own risk. If your Galaxy S8 Active gets bricked by following this guide, then we at Droid Thunder will not be held liable for that.
This Android 8.0.0 Oreo firmware is only for Samsung Galaxy S8 Active with model number SM-G892U. Flashing this update on any other device or variant might brick your device. So confirm your device model before moving further.
- Ensure to charge your device at least up to 60% to avoid any interruption.
- Take a complete backup of your data including contacts, apps, messages, call logs, notes etc. Use any app from Google Play Store for doing so.
- Install latest Samsung USB drivers on computer so as to detect your phone when connected with USB cable. You can manually install them 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 firmware on Galaxy S8 Active
Step 1: Download and Extract both the files on your PC. After extracting the firmware package (.zip file), you’ll see these files in it:
Step 2: Switch off your Galaxy S8 Active and boot it into download mode.
Step 3: For doing so, press and hold Volume Down key + Bixby button + Power button simultaneously until you see a warning message. Leave all the keys as you see the warning message window.
Step 4: Now just press Volume up button to continue. This will directly land your Galaxy S8 Active into download mode.
Step 5: Keeping the phone in download mode, connect it to computer using USB cable.
Step 6: On your computer, launch the downloaded ‘Odin Multi Downloader3-v3.13.1′ software.
Once 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 Active has been successfully connected to computer.
Note: If such thing doesn’t happen then it’s more likely to be problem with the Samsung USB drivers. So again install the Samsung USB drivers from the links given in Pre-Requisites section. If the problem still persists try changing USB cable or the USB port.
Step 7: Then click on the Options tab and tick the Auto Reboot and F.Reset Time options.
Note: Do not tick the Re-partition option as it might brick your device. Don’t use the PIT tab either.
Step 8: Click on the BL button present on the Odin window and select the BL_G892USQS3BRH2_CL13477045_QB19249000_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 from the firmware package file.
Step 9: Similarly click on the CP button and select the CP_G892USQS3BRH2_CP10371864_CL13477045_QB19249000_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 file.
Step 10: Next click on the CSC button and select the HOME_CSC_OYN_G892UOYN3BRH2_CL13477045_QB19249000_REV00_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 11: Then click on USERDATA button and select the USERDATA_TMB_G892USQS3BRH2_CL13477045_QB19249000_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT.tar.md5 file.
Step 12: Finally click on the AP button and select the AP_G892USQS3BRH2_CL13477045_QB19249000_REV00_user_low_ship_MULTI_CERT_meta.tar.md5 from the firmware package file.
Note: The AP file will take little time to load. So wait and be patient.
Step 13: Initiate the actual Android Oreo flashing process now. For that, press the Start button present on the Odin window.
Note: Your device will automatically boot itself. Do not disconnect your phone from computer as it will interrupt the flashing process.
Step 14: Wait for few minutes until the 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 Active has been successfully upgraded to Android 8.0.0 Oreo G892USQS3BRH2 official firmware. Now safely disconnect your phone from computer by removing the USB cable.
Note: If this 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.
Finally! The latest official Android 8.0.0 Oreo G892USQS3BRH2 firmware has been successfully installed on your Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (TMB) smartphone. You can confirm the same from Menu » Settings » About Phone. Let us know how the all new Android Oreo is working for you.
Stay tuned for more updates and don’t forget to subscribe, share and comment. Till then Keep Smiling and Peace out!