How to install Android 8.0 Oreo on Samsung Galaxy Note 8?

Samsung has started rolling out Android 8.0 Oreo for Samsung Galaxy Note 8 devices. It is initially released of Exynos Galaxy Note 8 french variants.

The update comes with few bug fixes and includes all the Android 8.0 Oreo features like background app optimisations,  picture-in-picture mode, notification channels, notification snoozing and many more. The Android Oreo on Galaxy Note 8 is based on Samsung Experience 9.0. The update has already started rolling out. If your device still didn’t receive any update notification or if you miss the update, you can still install Android 8.0 Oreo on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 through Odin.

If you are ready to update Android 8.0 Oreo on Samsung Galaxy Note 8, do follow the below prerequisites to safeguard your personal data and to ensure successful installation. Also please note that the current Odin package shared in this article works almost for all Exynos Galaxy Note 8 devices except Korean models. So please check before you continue.


Check Device Model Number

It is vital to check device model number before rooting/unlocking/flashing process to ensure flashing compatible files on the device. The device model name should be Samsung Galaxy Note 8(SM-N950F). If your device model number doesn’t match with mentioned one, do not attempt the tutorial.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8 USB Drivers

To transfer firmware packages, it is to be connected with PC. For the PC to detect the device, it should have installed Samsung USB drivers. If you’ve not installed previously, download them form below source and install manually.

Download Samsung USB drivers

Steps To Be Considered

  • Enable USB debugging on the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which lets the device establish a stable connection with computer via USB. You can do it by following the below mentioned path. In latest versions of Android, the Enable Debugging option will be hidden in depth of settings panel. You can follow our guide to enable USB debugging.
  • Rooting the device erase entire data on the device including internal SD card. So, make sure you create a backup of entire important data. If you are not familiar with Android backup process, you can refer our guide to Backup Android phone data.
  • Make sure the phone’s battery is at least 60% charged at the start up of tutorial. If battery runs off during unlocking process, it may turn your phone into brick. So, charge the device before tutorial.

Are you sure you completed all the above steps? Yes, you can now get started with the Android Oreo installation process.


CRC1 Odin files

Odin tool


Disclaimer: Rooting/Unlocking/Installing custom ROMs and Kernels are not official methods. So, neither device manufacturer nor Droid Word team is responsible if anything goes wrong with your device during the process. This article is only for educational purpose. You can continue with the implementation at your own risk.

How to install Android 8.0 Oreo on Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Step 1: Download all the required files from the download section to PC.

Step 2: Extract the .zip odin files to a safe and empty folder.

Step 3: Reboot Galaxy Note 8 into download mode by turning off the device and holding Bixby button + Volume down + Power button.

Step 4: Unzip the Odin tool package and run the .exe file.

Step 5: Connect the Galaxy Note 8 to PC with USB cable while in download mode. Once the device is connected, you can see an Added! message in left side text box.

Step 6: As you can see image below, there will be 5 fields in the left panel of Odin out of which we will be using 4 to flash the downloaded firmware. Click on BL button, navigate to the previously download Odin files folder and choose file starting with name BL.

Install Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy Note 8 using ODIN

Step 7: Perform the step 6 for AP, CP and HOME_CSC as well. Remember, do not select an file with CSC_XXXXX naming format. It may erase device data completely. So, please be specific while selecting the files.

Step 8: Once all the required flashable files are chosen, click start button. It starts flashing Android Oreo firmware on Galaxy Note 8. After the installation completes you can see a PASS! message on Odin with a green background.

That’s it! You have successfully installed Android 8.0 Oreo on Samsung Galaxy Note 8. If you face any issues while following this tutorial, do let us know through the comments section. We may help you out in possible way.


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