Samsung is seeding a new update for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus global variants. The new update is released as build G950FXXS3CRG1 for Galaxy S8 SM-G950F and build G955FXXS3CRG1 for Galaxy S8 Plus SM-G955F. If you own any one of them then we’ll glad to tell you that the new update brings July 2018 security patches, Camera and connectivity improvements. The detailed change log is not available but I guess we’ll just have to take Samsung’s word for it.
The update brings patches for the security lapse in the firmware to protect the device from different Malware. Apart from security fixes and camera improvements 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.
Download July 2018 G950FXXS3CRG1 / G955FXXS3CRG1 update for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus
The first thing we recommend you is the process to download the July 2018 Security Patch G950FXXS3CRG1 / G955FXXS3CRG1 on 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 G950FXXS3CRG1 firmware for Galaxy S8. Link
Download G955FXXS3CRG1 firmware for Galaxy S8 Plus. Link
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!