How to Update Galaxy S8 + to Official Android 9.0 Pie Beta

How to Update Galaxy S8 + to Official Android 9.0 Pie Beta

This is a detail  guide focusing on how to Update Samsung Galaxy S8 to run android pie beta which carries new Samsung One UI. It’s been two years, that it is on Samsung update roster and almost set to receive an update. but the brand is taking to finalize it in the stable build that will be pushed to Samsung S8 phones. For most of the Samsung users, there is a leak test available which can be directly flashed onto Samsung S8 phone. To know all about this continue reading till the end.

It is very disappointing for the S8 users to run Android Oreo from the same era where the competitive devices has already been shifted to software upgrade. Well, users can now check what is coming new by using this leaked firmware. As it is a beta build, not all the features will work completely but still it is usable.


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 S8. The specific model number is mentioned below

  • Samsung Galaxy S8 G950U

Samsung Galaxy S8 USB Drivers

Firstly, you need to connect your phone with computer and for that you need USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S8. If your system have not USB drivers installed then download the latest drivers from the link given below.

Download Samsung Galaxy S8 USB Drivers

How to Install Android 9.0 Pie Beta on Snapdragon Galaxy S8

A detailed description is mentioned that can be followed to update your Samsung Galaxy S8 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 S8.
  • Firmware mentioned in this post are for S8 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 S8 to your computer and then extract the zip file.

Galaxy S8 G950U: SQU5CRK1

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 S8 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 S8 has now been successfully updated. Lastly, Go to settings and verify you phone.

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