How to Get Android 8.0 Oreo Second Beta on Galaxy S8 SM-G950F

Samsung has released the second beta of Android 8.0 Oreo firmware (Samsung Experience 9.0) for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. The OTA (over the air) update with build number XXU1ZQK4 is now seeding to all Galaxy S8/S8 Plus runs on previous beta build XXU1ZQJJ. The new Beta update includes a bunch of optimizations, bug fixes and new features, alongside October 2017 security patches.

If you are not participating in the Samsung Oreo Beta program, but want to taste the latest Samsung Oreo beta 2 on your Galaxy S8 SM-G950F, then you can try it right now. Read on to know how to get Android 8.0 Oreo second Beta on Galaxy S8. However, your Galaxy S8 (SM-G950F) should be Exynos variant and have latest version of TWRP recovery installed on it.

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The second beta of Samsung Android 8.0 Oreo (Experience 9.0) brings new clock style for lockscreen and AOD screen, adjust transparency of notification and Smarter Smart view (display go black when mirroring to TV). The update also includes a bunch of bug fixes.

Now, if you want to taste the official Android 8.0 Oreo (Experience 9.0) on your Galaxy S8 SM-G950F Exynos variant, then this recent development might be of interest to you. Thanks to the XDA member Paradoxxx, Galaxy S8 Oreo Beta stock firmware is available as TWRP flashable file.

Read on to know how to get Galaxy S8 Oreo Beta stock firmware on your Galaxy S8 via TWRP. The below guide is for Galaxy S8 SM-G950F Exynos variant only. Do not try it on other variant.

Warning: We won’t recommend you to install it, as you may end up bricking your device. Back up all data before proceeding.

Note: The below guide requires TWRP recovery installed on the phone (read this guide for instruction).

How to Install Second Beta Oreo on Galaxy S8

Disclaimer: This guide is for advanced users only. We will not take responsibility for anything that goes wrong.

1. Download the three zip files: Galaxy S8 Oreo zip firmware [here], NOVERITY.zip file [here] and FIXBETA2.zip file [here]. Save all zip files on your phone.

2. Now, boot your Galaxy S8 into TWRP recovery, then select Backup and backup all partitions.

3. Now, select, Wipe > Advanced wipe > wipe cache, data and system.

4. Now, select Install, select Galaxy S8 Oreo zip firmware file and flash it. Before rebooting, select NOVERITY.zip file and flash it. Without rebooting, select FIXBETA2.zip file and flash it.

5. Finally, reboot your device and enjoy.

Any question, leave it in the comment section below. For further information and discuss about it, please visit the source. (Source – XDA)

Kannan is a computer and Android enthusiast, a blogger by passion and a tech freak. His always ready-to-help attitude, knowledge and hard work is what drives him.

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