Android Reviews

Download Android 9 Samsung Note 8 with One UI

Android 9 Samsung Note 8

The stable version of Android Pie is now also available for the users of Galaxy Note 8 in the U.S. too. Starting with Sprint, the update is also not available for AT&T users too. We also have the firmware available along with us of the Sprint’s Note 8 Pie update and also have shared the download link of that below too. So, if you guys have a Galaxy Note 8 that comes with model no. SM-N950U. Then you can upgrade to Android 9 Pie manually via the firmware. In this article, we are going to talk about Download the Android 9 Samsung Note 8 with One UI. Let’s begin!

If you guys are not receiving an OTA update for the One UI-based Android 9 Pie. Well, installing the firmware manually is actually the best option. The Pie update for the U.S. version of Galaxy Note 8 basically comes as N950USQU5DSC1 also called DSC1 in short as well.

Update [February 15, 2019]: Samsung also has finally released the stable Android Pie update for the Galaxy Note 8 users as well. The global variant of the phone, SM-N950F/FD, is now also receiving the Pie update today.


The stable Pie update basically arrives as software version DSB2 (the full version being N950FXXU5DSB2) and is already rolling out as an OTA update. We have also provided the firmware file of the DSB2 update below. With which you guys can manually install the Pie update right away also without even waiting for the OTA update. Just find the link in the downloads section below.

Update [February 11, 2019]: Android Pie beta 4 has also been released for the Galaxy Note 8 users. identified as version ZSB2. The update fixes critical bugs along with the ZSB1 update, which was releasing only a few days ago.

Update [February 08, 2019]: Galaxy Note 8 users in Asia and Europe are also receiving Pie update beta 3 now. The software version of the third Android Pie beta update is ZSB1 or N950FXXU5ZSB1 in full actually.

The new ZSB1 update fixes issues along with unlocking via IRIS recognition, the device hangs, force closes, etc. issues in different use cases of the phone as well. Problems with the fingerprint scanner and screen brightness have also been fixed too. The ZSB1 update is available for download below now.


  • For model no. SM-N950F and FD (official stable update):
    • Version DSB2 – Official Android Pie stable One UI update, that was released on February 15, 2019
      • This is basically a firmware file, to install via Odin (Guide #1 below)
  • For model no. SM-N950U (official stable update):
    • Version DSC1 – Official Android Pie stable One UI update, that was released on March 26, 2019
      • This is a firmware file, to install via Odin (Guide #1 below)
  • For model no. SM-N950U1 (official stable update):
    • The stable version has not release yet.
    • However, you can use the one for the U variant above for the time being. Yes, it will work alright actually.


This page is meant only for the Galaxy Note 8 handset actually. Do not try this on any other Samsung device or any other Android device as well.

How to install Android 9 Pie update on Galaxy Note 8 [One UI update]


This article is compatible only along with the Galaxy Note 8. Do not try this one on any other Android device.

Step by step guide

  • You have to download the Android Pie firmware from the downloads section above. Just make sure you have downloaded the correct firmware file on your PC.
  • Now install the Samsung USB driver (method 1 on the linked page) first of all. Double-tap on the .exe file of drivers to begin the installation. (Not required if you have already done this actually.)
  • Also, download Odin PC software (latest version) as well.
  • Extract the firmware file now. You can also use free software such as 7-zip for this. Install 7-zip, then right tap on firmware file, and under 7-zip, select ‘Extract here’. You should also get files in .tar.md5 format now. (You may a bunch of files, and you guys will find text such as AP, BL, CP, or CSC, etc. That is written at the beginning of those files.) We will be loading this file into Odin, to install on the device as well.
  • Now extract the Odin file. You should get the Odin exe file (other files could also be hidden, thus not visible).
  • Disconnect your Galaxy Note 8 from the PC if it is connected or not.
  • Now boot your Galaxy Note 8 into download mode.
    • Just power off your device. Wait for 6-7 seconds after the screen goes off as well
    • Tap and hold the three buttons Volume down + Bixby + Power together until you guys see the Warning screen.
    • Press Volume Up in order to continue to download mode.
Further | Android 9 Samsung Note 8
  • Double-tap on Odin .exe file (from step 5) in order to open the Odin window as shown below. Just be careful with Odin, and do just as said to avoid problems.
  • Connect your device now using the USB cable actually. Odin should recognize your device. It’s actually a must. When it recognizes, you will then see Added!! message appearing in the Log box in the bottom left, and the first box under ID: COM will also show a no. and then turn its background blue. Just look at the pic below.
    • You guys cannot proceed until you get the Added!! the message, that confirms that Odin has recognized your device.
    • If you guys don’t Add!! the message, you have to install or reinstall drivers again and then use the original cable that came along with the device. Mostly, drivers are the problem (just look at step 2 above).
    • You can try different USB ports on your PC as well.
  • Load the firmware files into Odin as well. tap on the AP button on Odin and choose the .tar.md5 file from above. See the screenshot below in order to find how the Odin window will look like after you have loaded the files as well.
    • Tap on the BL tab, and choose the file beginning with BL text.
    • Click on the AP tab, and select the file beginning along with AP text.
    • Then tap on the CP tab, and choose the file beginning with CP text.
    • [Different!] Click on the CSC tab, and choose the file beginning along with HOME_CSC text. If the HOME_CSC file isn’t available. Then select the file beginning along with CSC text.

About CSC file: | Android 9 Samsung Note 8

Well, using the HOME_CSC file won’t reset your device, and data on the phone shouldn’t be deleted. But, when we select a regular CSC file, and it results in CSC on the device being different than that in the CSC file as well. Then your phone will be formatted automatically. You can even select to ignore loading the CSC file, that may do alright too. However, if it doesn’t work out, repeat the entire process and select the CSC file this time around.

  1. Info: Whenever you load files, Odin checks the md5 sum of the firmware files, that takes time. So, just simply wait until that’s what you do, and also the firmware file is loading. Don’t worry if Odin gets unresponsive for a while, and it’s actually normal. Binary size will also show up in Odin as well.

Android 9 Samsung Note 8

  • Just tap on the Options tab, and make sure the Re-partition checkbox is NOT selected. Just don’t use the PIT tab, ever.
  • Head back to the Log tab now, because it will show the progress of the firmware installation whenever you tap on the start button in the next step.
  • Now verify that everything is okay as mentioned above. When satisfied, then tap on the Start button on Odin now in order to start flashing the firmware on your device.

Now, wait till the installation is finished, after which your device will reboot automatically. You’ll get a PASS message as shown below upon successful installation from Odin as well.

Some errors that you may run into, and with the respective solution.

  • If Odin gets stuck at the setup connection, then you have to do this all again. Disconnect your device, close Odin, boot the device into download mode again as well. Now open Odin, and then choose the file and flash it again as said above.
  • If you get FAIL in the top left box, and then also you have to flash the file again as state just above as well.


Alright, That was all Folks! I hope you guys like this “Android 9 Samsung Note 8” article and also find it helpful to you. Give us your feedback on it. Also if you guys have further queries and issues related to this article. Then let us know in the comments section below. We will get back to you shortly.

Have a Great Day!

Also See: Sony Direct Playstation Scam – What is it?

About the author

Windy Moore

Leave a Reply