Verizon has started seeding November 2018 security patch for 2017 flagships twins Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in the US. The update is rolling out at the time when the month is at the end and other OEMs have already released December security patch for their devices. Well, better later then never, the November 2018 patch for Verizon Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus is currently rolling out in the US, the update arrives as build G950USQU5CRK1 for Galaxy S8 while Galaxy S8 Plus gets the update as build G955USQU5CRK1.
The update also brings stability improvements and Samsung specific security fixes as well. We have posted below three working methods including OTA, Kies and Odin to install the update right away on your device. Just keep reading the instructions to flash the firmware right away.
Device name: Galaxy S8/S8 Plus
Build: G950USQU5CRK1 / G955USQU5CRK1
Android version: Android 8.1 Oreo
Android Security Patch Level: November 1, 2018
Update size: 418.44MB
Download November 2018 G950USQU5CRK1 / G955USQU5CRK1 update for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
The first thing we recommend you is the process to download the November 2018 Security Patch on Verizon Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus via OTA. For this you need to go to;
Settings > About device > System updates.
Connect your device to working data connection or WiFi connection and check for the new system updates. Let the device connect to the Samsung servers for new update, it will notify you about the update whether it is available or not. Is the response is positive just download the update and start installing it.
If the OTA method doesn’t help you just try the update via Samsung Kies, here is the detailed process to update your device via Samsung Kies.
First You need to download Samsung Kies application. Download Kies
Install the application on your PC and open it.
Connect your device to PC and wait for the Kies app to detect your device.
Now it’s essential to make a backup of your device by clicking on Backup and Restore tab in the Kies screen.
Once the backup process is done, just click firmware upgrade to start the update process.
If none of the above methods worked for you then follow instruction over here to install the firmware manually via Odin. But first check for the firmware file if available.
Download G950USQU5CRK1 firmware for Verizon Galaxy S8.
Download G955USQU5CRK1 firmware for Verizon Galaxy S8 Plus.
We are trying to get the firmware file back, till then try the OTA or Kies method.
That’s it! Give us your feedback and stay tuned for more updates!