Samsung has officially released Android 9.0 update for all Galaxy Note 8 models, including the ones from the US carriers like Sprint Note 8, AT&T Note 8 or T-Mobile Note 8, soon.
The stock firmware is great, but it still lacks great features like the global Galaxy Note 8 version and is pre-installed too many carrier apps, which are unnecessary. So, to help you experience all the great features of the global version on your US-carrier Galaxy Note 8, I’m going to show you steps to flash the global firmware on your carrier Galaxy Note 8.
The process is as simple as the way you install the stock firmware on your Galaxy phone using a computer. If you feel like installing global firmware on your Galaxy Note 8, there are steps to follow.
- Galaxy Note8: SM-N950U, SM-N950U1, SM-N950W
- Flash directly through Odin, from any firmware level
- No Knox trip (0x0)
- Stable, no laggy
- OTA support
- Rom fixes being stuck on logo.
- Add mobile switch toggle
- Allow adjusting LTE/3G/2G, 3G/2G, 3G, 2G
- Model SM-N950U1
- Version: Android 9.0 Pie
- Changelist 15499375
- Build date Tue, 05 Mar 2019
- Security Patch Level 2019-03-01
- Product code XAA
- PDA N950U1UEU5DSC1
- CSC N950U1OYM5DSC1
Download Global Galaxy Note 8 Firmware:
Steps To Update Carrier Galaxy Note 8 To Global Version
- First, back up all your important data first since flashing the firmware will erase everything.
- Extract the downloaded firmware and you will get 5 files, including BL, AP,CP, CSC, (USER DATA)
- Download and install Samsung USB driver on your Windows computer
- Download the latest Odin version and then extract it. You need to use the latest Odin version in this post. If you use older versions, Odin will display FAIL SHA256 error
- On your Galaxy Note 8, go to Settings > Account and remove both Samsung and Google accounts if you are using both of them.
- Boot your Galaxy Note 8 into Download Mode. To do so, press & hold Power + Bixby + Volume Down buttons at once. When you see a blue warning screen, simply press Volume Up
- Plug your Galaxy Note 8 into the computer. In Odin, if it shows up a blue ID:COM, it means the connection is successful.
- In Odin, click BL box and browse to the BL_N950xxx file. Do the same with the rest of the files. If you don’t see USER DATA file from the unzipped folder, leave it in Odin blank.
- Click on Start button and wait for the process to complete. Once done, your Galaxy Note 8 will automatically reboot.
That’s all! You have successfully installed global firmware on your US-carrier Galaxy Note 8. If you have any question, let’s know in the comment below.