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Has anyone heard or seen if the S8 will be getting Oreo?  I know right now it's only in Germany, but we never got anything past 7.0 while there were other updates from Google past that....

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Oreo Beta program is on going. You can check it out here.
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforum%2Exda-developers%2Ecom%2Fshowthread%2Ephp%3Ft%3D3700907&share_tid=3700907&share_fid=3793&share_type=t

[OREO] Oreo Beta on ANY USA/Snapdragon S8/+! [12/28/17]

As far as when we will get official OTA, and knowing Samsung... Probably after the S9 as S9+ are released. My guess but that's all. Just a guess.

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Oreo Beta program is on going. You can check it out here.
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforum%2Exda-developers%2Ecom%2Fshowthread%2Ephp%3Ft%3D3700907&share_tid=3700907&share_fid=3793&share_type=t

[OREO] Oreo Beta on ANY USA/Snapdragon S8/+! [12/28/17]

As far as when we will get official OTA, and knowing Samsung... Probably after the S9 as S9+ are released. My guess but that's all. Just a guess.

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I've always wondered why we never got any of the 7.1 updates.

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Never forget Samsung's motto: "We give you last year's OS and you pay us!"

I came up with an analogy (all by myself!):
Samsung is to software as Apple is to hardware. Current enough for the average consumer, but excruciatingly outdated for power users.

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Oreo Beta program is on going. You can check it out here.
https://r.tapatalk.com/shareLink?url=https%3A%2F%2Fforum%2Exda-developers%2Ecom%2Fshowthread%2Ephp%3Ft%3D3700907&share_tid=3700907&share_fid=3793&share_type=t

[OREO] Oreo Beta on ANY USA/Snapdragon S8/+! [12/28/17]

As far as when we will get official OTA, and knowing Samsung... Probably after the S9 as S9+ are released. My guess but that's all. Just a guess.

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I'm curious if that will actually work on ANY us phone. The beta program only seems to be available to unlocked phones and T-Mobile (and one other carrier).

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Never forget Samsung's motto: "We give you last year's OS and you pay us!"

I came up with an analogy (all by myself!):
Samsung is to software as Apple is to hardware. Current enough for the average consumer, but excruciatingly outdated for power users.

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Totally agree with the analogy.
My last samsung.

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I'm curious if that will actually work on ANY us phone. The beta program only seems to be available to unlocked phones and T-Mobile (and one other carrier).

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All U.S. carries are the same phone and model. Snapdragon. S8 - SM-G950U(carrier) SM-G950U1(sim unlocked, not bootloader unlocked. No unlocked bootliaders on U.S. variants).The S8+ is SM-G955U AND U1.
If your model number is sm-g95*u or sm-g95*u1, then you can go ahead and follow the O.P. to get on oreo now.
Pretty sure it works on Canadian variant as well (950w&955w).

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All U.S. carries are the same phone and model. Snapdragon. S8 - SM-G950U(carrier) SM-G950U1(sim unlocked, not bootloader unlocked. No unlocked bootliaders on U.S. variants).The S8+ is SM-G955U AND U1.
If your model number is sm-g95*u or sm-g95*u1, then you can go ahead and follow the O.P. to get on oreo now.
Pretty sure it works on Canadian variant as well (950w&955w).

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Ok. I'll check it out a little more. I haven't done any Rom flashing since my Moto X, so this could be interesting.

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It's petty simple. Just have to be on the BQL1 base firmware and flash oreo beta update zip in stock recovery. No root for oreo yet.

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It's petty simple. Just have to be on the BQL1 base firmware and flash oreo beta update zip in stock recovery. No root for oreo yet.

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Will it get OTA updates after that?

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Will it get OTA updates after that?

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No it will not. For OTA's, you will need to flash back to BQL1 and take OTA's till Oreo hits your phone.

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No it will not. For OTA's, you will need to flash back to BQL1 and take OTA's till Oreo hits your phone.

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Well, I finally did the update to crc5. Sounds like if usc does pick that one I should get auto OTA after that. Just not sure if they'll ever actually release one though since every other carrier already has.

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