[Update: Resumed] Samsung Halts Oreo Update For Galaxy S8 & S8+

UPDATE February 22, 2018 06:42PM IST (Please refer to the end of the article for the update)

Samsung started rolling out Oreo 8.0 for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ last week and yesterday a report from SamMobile claimed that Samsung has halted the update. SamMobile backed up their claim by the fact that Samsung had taken down the Oreo firmware files for the Galaxy S8/S8+ from it's website.

SamMobile reached out to Samsung for a statement on this and a Samsung representative confirmed that the update roll out had indeed been paused. Here's the statement SamMobile received:

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.

Samsung rolled out Oreo to the GS8 after a beta testing program that lasted nearly three months and comprised of four test builds. It isn't expected of a company of a stature as that of Samsung to roll out buggy updates, especially given that the Oreo update was thoroughly tested in the beta program. Nonetheless, it's great to see Samsung acknowledge their mistake publicly and work on resolving it.

UPDATE February 22, 2018 06:42PM IST

Netherlands based Samsung blog GalaxyClub has reported that the Oreo update for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ has resumed in Germany. The build numbers of this update are G950FXXU1CRB7 and G955XXU1CRB7 for the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ respectively. While the new build numbers aren't as exciting as the previous one (G955XXU1CRAP), the baseband version (G955XXU1CRAP) is still worth taking note of. The update size is a hair over 530MB for users who had updated to Oreo. For others, the update size will be bigger.

Source: SamMobile

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Krittin Kalra
Krittin Kalra is a 19 year old Android freak. Striving for passions, chasing down his dreams and living a life without regrets is his sole mantra. A bit moody, he also does custom ROM reviews for AndroGuider. Currently pursuing his B.Tech, he aspires to follow his heart.
[Update: Resumed] Samsung Halts Oreo Update For Galaxy S8 & S8+ [Update: Resumed] Samsung Halts Oreo Update For Galaxy S8 & S8+ Reviewed by Krittin Kalra on 2/22/2018 06:42:00 pm
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