How to Update Galaxy Note 8 + to Official Android 9.0 Pie Beta

How to Update Galaxy Note 8 + to Official Android 9.0 Pie Beta

A detailed guide that you can follow to update Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to Android 9.0 Pie. Unfortunately, 2017 was not a very goof year for Note flaship owners as they were waiting so long to have this update, so its been more than 6 months that Android Pie was released. So after that, that brand started its beta testing of the update that you can try out on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 easily through this guide. We expected the final release in the mid of 2019 but before that you can give this Android 9.0 pie firmware a try on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8.

Google has added improved features in Android pie 9.0, Samsung own skin has gone through a major repair. Now it is called as Samsung One UI, this skin provides more effortless user interface making it easy to access things on larger device like Samsung Note 8. We are expecting to see boost in performance as well as more battery. However this is a build test and will not properly work all the features. But still you can check for changes and if don’t like easily go back to your Android Oreo.

Galaxy note 8

Before proceeding to the steps of this tutorial, make sure to back up the data.

Android 9.0 Pie Beta Firmware Details:

As, this is a beta firmware which carries several changes and that includes a complete new one UI skin.

This tutorial applies to Samsung Galaxy Note 8. The specific model number is mentioned below

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8 N950U

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 USB Drivers

Firstly, you need to connect your phone with computer and for that you need USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy Note 8. If your system have not USB drivers installed then download the latest drivers from the link given below.

Download Samsung Galaxy Note 8 USB Drivers

How to Install Android 9.0 Pie Beta on Snapdragon Galaxy Note 8

A detailed description is mentioned that can be followed to update your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android 9.0 pie beta build. Make sure to read every line before heading to perform the steps on your device.

Things to Remember:

  • These mentioned steps are only for Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
  • Firmware mentioned in this post are for Note 8 officially released by Samsung.
  • Before heading towards the steps make sure to have backup of your data.

Step By Step Guide:



Step 1: Firstly, you need to download the Android 9.0 update from the below links for your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to your computer and then extract the zip file.

Galaxy Note 8 N950U: SQS5CRK1

Step 2: Now download Odin which is needed to install the Android 9.0 Pie update on “Phone name and model”.

Step 3: Turn off your phone and go to download mode by press and holding and volume down key and Bixby buttons altogether, now you need to press the power button until you see the Android Robot Construction and a triangle. Again press power to go to download mode after confirming.

Step 4: Do make sure that you have Samsung Galaxy Note 8 USB drivers already installed on your computer.

Step 5: In download mode, connect your phone to the computer after opening ODIN.

Step 6: After successful phone connection, you will see that one of ID:COM will turn yellow in addition to COM port number. This step requires some time to complete.

Step 7: Pick the files that you need to install on your phone (you will find these files  from the extracted files in Step 1).

  • First, click on ‘AP’ and pick the file with ‘AP’ in its name.
  • Click ‘CP’ and pick the file with name ‘MODEM’. Exclude this step if you don’t see such file name.
  • Click ‘CSC’ and pick the file with name ‘CSC’. Exclude this step if you don’t see such file name.
  • Click ‘PIT’ and pick .pit file. Exclude this step if you don’t see such file name.
  • Click ‘BL’ and pick the file of name ‘BL’. Exclude this step if you don’t see such file name.

Don’t forget to look for abbreviations if you are using an old version of ODIN. Keep in mind that only file name changes, process running in the back and all the functionality remains the same so no need to worry about this.

  • AP = PDA
  • BL = Boot Loader
  • CP = Modem

Step 8: F. Reset time options and check for the Auto Reboot in ODIN. If we take Re-Partition option. Check it if you have selected the .PIT file in the previous step.

Step 9: In ODIN, click on start button. This will take some minutes to start the process of installation.

Step 10: After successful installation, you device will restart and when you see the home page unplug your phone from computer.

That’s all. Your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has now been successfully updated. Lastly, Go to settings and verify you phone.


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