Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Android 8.0 Oreo test build leaks

Since the release of the official build of Android 8.0 Oreo a couple months ago, Android device owners have been waiting patiently for the update to roll out for their devices. The hope is this will be a quick process especially since Google started releasing developer preview builds much earlier in the year so manufacturers could get a jump on the update. So it should be no surprise that a company like Samsung has an update in the works for their latest flagship, the Galaxy Note 8, despite not setting up a beta program for interested owners. There may be hope for those who want an early look though as one user claims to have gotten their hands on an OTA update that can be installed on unlocked U.S. versions of the Galaxy Note 8.

The leaked file requires a device to be on the N950USQS2BQK2 firmware build which corresponds to the unlocked Galaxy Note 8 models sold through Verizon. Even if you have a device from a different carrier though, you can get around this requirement by putting that firmware build on their unlocked Galaxy Note 8. Once a device is upgraded to the correct firmware version, the leaked Android Oreo file can be flashed onto the device.

As always when making a change like this to your device, owners are recommended to make a backup before loading up the Android Oreo build. It is not clear how far along in the development process this particular build of Android Oreo is nor is there information about what issues may exist while waiting to be addressed before the final version is released.

If you are feeling a strong urge to get Android Oreo loaded up on your Galaxy Note 8, head on over to the source link for more information on the needed files and specific instructions.

source: mweinback (Reddit)
via: SamMobile

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Raised in North Carolina, Jeff Causey is a licensed CPA in North Carolina. Jeff's past Android devices include an HTC EVO, a Samsung Note II, an LG G3, and a Motorola Moto X Pure Edition along with a Samsung Galaxy Tablet 10.1. He currently uses a Samsung Galaxy S8 and (very rarely) a Nexus 7 (2013). He is also using a Verizon-branded Motorola Moto Z Play Droid supplied by his job. Jeff used to have a pair of Google Glass and a Moto 360 Sport in his stable of gadgets. Unfortunately, his kids have all drunk the Apple Kool-Aid and have i-devices. Life at home often includes demonstrations of the superiority of his Android based devices. In his free time, Jeff is active an active runner usually training for his next marathon, owns a Mazda MX-5 Miata, and plays Dungeons & Dragons. Jeff has three grown kids and a golden retriever.