If you can’t get Android Oreo update on your Galaxy S8/S8+, you’re not alone

Samsung Galaxy S8 Oreo Malaysia

A couple of days ago, Samsung had started to roll out its long-awaited Android 8.0 Oreo update for the Galaxy S8/S8+. Most users that have downloaded the update as soon as they got notified should be enjoying the latest Samsung design tweaks and the new February 2018 security updates. Unfortunately, for those who didn’t hit the download button on time, Samsung appears to have suspended its software update rollout since yesterday.

A couple of readers have reported that they couldn’t update their Galaxy S8 device and it says that it’s already on the latest version. If you’re one of them, don’t panic as it appears that this is also happening in other markets as well.

According to Sammobile, the G950/G955-FXXU1CRAP Android 8.0 firmware files are no longer available on Samsung servers. However, they are told by a source within Samsung that the rollout will resume soon with a newer firmware version. It isn’t clear why they have suspended the Oreo update but so far we haven’t experienced any issues with our updated Galaxy S8+.

UPDATE: Samsung has stopped rolling out its updates as some devices were reported to have self-rebooting issues. Below is a statement from Samsung to sammobile:

Following a limited number of cases where Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices have rebooted unexpectedly with the Android 8.0 Oreo, we have temporarily stopped the rollout of the update. We are investigating the issue internally to ensure that the impact to the affected devices is minimized and the rollout of the update can resume as quickly as possible.

For those who have upgraded their Galaxy S8/S8+ to Oreo, do you have any issues with your device? Do let us know your experience so far.

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Alexander Wong