How to update Sprint Galaxy Note 8 to Android 8.0 Oreo Officially
Sprint, the telecommunication company has started to rollout Android 8.0 Oreo update to their Samsung Galaxy Note 8 users. If you’re one of them, you’ll receive update notification soon. The time could be anywhere from a few weeks or months. If you don’t want to wait further for this update, you can still flash this official update on your phone. In this guide, we’ll help you update/install official Android 8.0 Oreo on your Sprint Galaxy Note 8 smartphone. We are going to use an official build to upgrade your phone to the latest Android software.
This latest Android software brings many new features and improvements to existing ones. Most importantly, it promises to improve performance and battery life. There are many features that will help you to use your phone effectively. And far better productivity you can get. Of course, we detail everything that you’re required to update your phone manually. There are no flaws until you’re flashing the stock firmware. This method is officially supported by Samsung and it doesn’t break their terms. Your device warranty remains intact. If you’ve been waiting for the Android 8.0 Oreo update, then guide shall help you to install it properly.
Either you can wait for the update notification or do it manually. If you think of this process tough and complicated then we suggest you go with the option one. Wait till this update gets delivered to you through OTA (Over the air). Or if you refuse to wait any more, then keep reading. To make things easier, we have managed to dump this update into flashable files. Through Odin flashing tool, we’ll flash these files onto your Sprint Samsung Galaxy Note 8. With this update, you expect major improvements in the interface and performance.
Although updating the phone manually doesn’t require a factory reset, but for safety purpose, we recommend users to back up their phone. After all, we are updating firmware manually. Things may not end up exactly as we intend. For Samsung users, the backup process is seamlessly easier. You can use the application called Smart Switch, probably it would be installed on your phone already. Or you get it from Google Playstore. To learn more about this application and how does it work, you must check out this tutorial —how to backup Samsung Galaxy smartphones. You must start creating a backup of contacts, messages, photo, and videos.
Sometimes it happens that update the device gets stuck at boot logo or boot loop. That can be cured easily through performing a factory reset. If something like happens to you, just follow the below troubleshooting steps:
- Turn off your phone.
- Boot into the recovery mode – press and hold Volume Up, Bixby, and Power buttons at once and release them after your phone vibrates.
- Under the recovery menu, tap on ‘factory wipe/data reset’ and perform it.
- Exit the recovery menu.
Remember, executing above steps will wipe out the internal memory of your phone. So, we recommend you to backup important things before you perform this tutorial.
That ends our tutorial here and we hope that it would help our readers. In this way, you can update your phone anytime you want without waiting for update gets official for you.
That’s all about the Android 8.0 update for Sprint Galaxy Note 8. Please share your thoughts and experiences with us through the comment section. We’ll be glad to hear from you.