Bixby the most talked about feature in Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ is now live with this most anticipated update for SM-G950F and SM-G955F with build number XXU1AQF7. The update was expected for the device lately. The best news is that there are many new Samsung Galaxy S8 bixby features have been integrated with this update and your device. It will come up loaded with all the new features that you can expect. But first you have to install this latest Android 7.0 Nougat still with the same Samsung Experience Version 8.1 but updated firmware G955FXXU1AQF7 which has been just updated.
If you are using the stock TouchWiz version installed on your device, and you still didn’t rolled out some experiments with your device, like Rooting/ Flashing any new firmware, then for this Sprint Samsung GALAXY S8 SM-G955F variant, you would likely to get the update notification being shown on your notification bar.
Now if you have a rooted device or you have flashed some new firmware on your Galaxy GALAXY S8+, then you may need to flash this latest update manually. And for doing it manually we are here to guide you through. All you have to do is follow up these instructions given below.
You would need following tools and Firmware file to be downloaded and ready before the flashing/ installing process starts.
1- Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 + USB Drivers : Link
2- ODIN v3.10.7 : Link
3- Firmware :
1- For Galaxy S8 : G950FXXU1AQF7 | link |
To check out build number Go to > Settings>>About Device >> Model Number
Note: This firmware update will only apply on the Above given variant of the Samsung smartphone. So if you have Galaxy 8+ with some other model number, DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT FLASHING.
How to Install Bixby update for firmware on Samsung Galaxy 8+ SM-G955F :
Follow these steps carefully and at your Own risk.
1- Take a backup of any data that you might need in case you later need to do a factory reset. This includes any data you might have on your internal SD card.
2- Download the ROM’s package and extract the contents of the downloaded zip file to your computer.
3- Download and install Samsung USB drivers, if they aren’t already installed.
4- Power your phone off and boot it into download mode by holding Home and Volume-down buttons while powering it back on.
5- Launch Odin on your computer and connect your phone to it via USB. You should get a blue indicator sign on Odin.
6- Click ‘PDA’ in Odin and select the *.tar.md5 extension file.
7- Leave everything as it is, and especially make sure that Repartition is unchecked.
8- Click ‘Start’ to begin flashing, and wait for the process to finish.
9- Once done Your device will reboot automatically.
That’s it. Hope you have successfully updated your Samsung GALAXY 8+ SM-G955F to the latest Android 7.0 Nougat Bixby Update which has recently been rolled out for your device.