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In this thread, You can share the Mega-Links of new firmware's (OFFICIAL STOCK) for the Galaxy S8 (so: NO CUSTOM ROM's and/or ROOT-talk)...

How to flash firmware to your phone:

WARNING WARNING WARNING -> Before flashing, ACTIVATE PIN in "Secure startup" (You'll be asked for it AFTER flashing!)



WARNING WARNING WARNING -> Before flashing, ACTIVATE PIN in "Secure startup" (You'll be asked for it AFTER flashing!)



1. Extract (un-rar) the firmware file (i.e. to folder c:\Odin) ***
2. Download Odin v3.13.1
3. Extract Odin ZIP file (i.e. to folder c:\Odin)
4. Open Odin v3.13.1
5. Reboot Phone in Download Mode (press and hold Bixby + Power + Volume Down buttons)
6. Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
7. Add the firmware files to their designated slots
8. Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
9. Click the start button, sit back and wait few minutes

Below a video with the "How to flash"; thanks @ISF for making this tutorial:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2y0ZZxcNVnE

*** You can always find the LATEST firmware in msg #2
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Phone Latest Firmware Multi-CSC OXM
This ROM is the latest ROM for Multi-CSC OXM released 21 feb 18, and can be used for ALL CSC's mentioned in Multi-CSC OXM!
This is official Samsung ROM, so KNOX won't be triggered!


Change CSC for i.e. use Samsung Pay

Your data will stay intact, but it's possible you get "com.android.***** has stopped" -> Then a Factory Reset is needed (in Recovery)!

What's new:
* Android 8.0.0
* February security patches (Samsung Android Security Updates)
Samsung Experience 9.0 upgrade with Android Oreo

Samsung Experience 9.0 brings you Android Oreo, with exciting new features from Samsung and Google based on feedback from users like you.

We recommend that you back up your important data to keep it safe during the upgrade.
Some apps, including Samsung Pay, Samsung Internet, Samsung Notes, and Email, should be updated individually before you can update your OS.

Here’s what’s new.

Biometrics
To improve your security, features that use biometrics (face, fingerprints, and irises) are only available when you use a secure screen lock type (pattern, PIN, or password). When you switch to a non-secure screen lock type (Swipe or None), biometric authentication is suspended for unlocking and for verification in apps like Samsung Pay and Samsung Pass. If you're using biometrics now without a secure screen lock type, you'll be able to continue after the upgrade, but changing to a secure screen lock type is recommended.

Quick Panel
- Manage notifications for each app with notification categories (supported apps only).
- Icons will be shown at the bottom of the notification panel for notifications that aren't currently visible.

Home Screen
- Touch and hold an app to display shortcuts to common or recommended tasks within the app (supported apps only).
- Notification badges on app icons are linked with the notification panel. Clear a notification in one location, and it will also be cleared in the other location.

Samsung Keyboard
- The toolbar gives quick access to useful functions.
- The GIF keyboard lets you send GIFs.
- More high-contrast keyboards are available.

System Performance
- Background services are limited to improve performance and battery life.
- Currently running apps will always be shown in the notification panel.

Edge screen
- Improved font size, color, and other settings for better Edge panel visibility.
- Touch and hold the Edge panel handle to change its position.
- Added 3 more Edge lighting effects and color customization for apps.

Lock Screen and Always On Display
- New clock styles for the Lock screen and Always On Display.
- Adjust the transparency of notifications to get the look you want.

Smart View
- Let your phone's screen go dark when mirroring to another screen.

Samsung account
- Control your account settings and profile information for multiple apps.
- Tap your profile picture on the main Settings page to access your profile information and account settings.

Samsung Cloud
- View and manage photos and notes stored only in Samsung Cloud.
- Store any type of file in Samsung Cloud Drive.
- Select specific items to delete or restore from your backups.
- See how big each backup is and how many items it contains.

Samsung Dual Messenger
- Install a second copy of a messaging app so you can use two accounts at the same time. For apps that verify accounts using phone numbers, you'll need a different phone number for each account.
- Touch and hold a messaging app on the Home or Apps screen to install the second account or go to Settings - Advanced features - Dual Messenger.

Find My Mobile
- Back up Secure Folder to Samsung Cloud remotely when your phone is lost.
- Lock Samsung Pass using Find My Mobile.

Samsung DeX
- See more apps at once by changing the app list view to full-screen.
- Use Game launcher in Samsung DeX for a full-screen gaming experience.
- Added support for 2 additional Samsung covers (LED View Cover, Clear View Standing Cover).

Other improvements
- Bluetooth now supports high-quality audio codecs, including AAC and Sony LDAC.
- Video player includes auto repeat and 2x speed option.
- Voice Recorder provides smart tips to conveniently block calls while recording.
- Email lets you flag Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync emails.
- Samsung Health's new sticky notification lets you see your step count at a glance.
- Clock now includes a Landscape mode and timer sound options.
- The digital clock widget goes directly to the Clock app when you tap it.
- Samsung Pass added the ability to manage usernames and passwords in third-party apps.

Model SM-G950F
Model name Galaxy S8
Country Multi-CSC OXM
Version Android 8.0.0
Changelist 12993647
Build date Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:32:41 +0000
Security Patch Level 2018-02-01
Multi-CSC OXM
PDA G950FXXU1CRB7
CSC G950FOXM1CRAP
Details for download with SamFirm:


UN-ZIP the archive and place the files in the designated slots in Odin 3.13.1

HOME_CSC_OXM -> data will stay intact
CSC_OXM -> device will be resetted (NOT included in archive for "smaller archive" due to "download limitations" MegaNZ)

This package contains the HOME_CSC of OXM Multi-CSC, which include the following CSC's: ACR AFG AFR ARO ATO AUT BGL BNG BRI BTC BTU CAC CAM CEL CHO COO DBT DKR ECT EGY EON ETL EUR GLB ILO INS ITV KSA LAO LUX LYS MID MM1 MWD MYM NEE NPL ORX PAK PCL PHE PHN PTR ROM SEB SEE SEK SER SIN SKZ SLK SMA STH THL THR TMC TPA TPH TTT TUN TUR WTL XEF XEH XEO XEU XFA XFE XME XSG XSP XTC XXV ZTO
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File Type: zip SamFirm_v0.3.6.zip - [Click for QR Code] (3.73 MB, 31810 views)
File Type: zip Odin3_v3.13.1.zip - [Click for QR Code] (3.37 MB, 5450 views)
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Exclamation New Multi-CSC -> OXM


The European model of the S8/S8+ (SM-G950F + SM-G955F) will get a Multi-CSC -> OXM

This Multi-CSC was already used in the Note 7, and will now be continued on the S8/S8+

OXM Multi-CSC, which include the following CSC's: ACR AFG AFR ARO ATO AUT BGL BNG BRI BTC BTU CAC CAM CEL CHO COO DBT DKR ECT EGY EON ETL EUR GLB ILO INS ITV KSA LAO LUX LYS MID MM1 MWD MYM NEE NPL ORX PAK PCL PHE PHN PTR ROM SEB SEE SEK SER SIN SKZ SLK SMA STH THL THR TMC TPA TPH TTT TUN TUR WTL XEF XEH XEO XEU XFA XFE XME XSG XSP XTC XXV ZTO
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Phone G950FXXU1AQDG (Netherlands - PHN)
WARNING WARNING WARNING -> Before flashing, ACTIVATE PIN in "Secure startup" (You'll be asked for it AFTER flashing!)



WARNING WARNING WARNING -> Before flashing, ACTIVATE PIN in "Secure startup" (You'll be asked for it AFTER flashing!)

This ROM is the latest ROM for Netherlands (PHN) released 28 apr 17, and can be used for ALL CSC's mentioned in Multi-CSC OXM!
This is official Samsung ROM, so KNOX won't be triggered!


Note: after install of this ROM, you will receive OTA-updates!

Your data will stay intact, but it's possible you get "com.android.***** has stopped" -> Then a Factory Reset is needed (in Recovery)!

What's new:
* Android 7.0
* April security patches (Samsung Android Security Updates)
* Stability Improvements
* Fix Colour optimalisation

Model SM-G950F
Model name Galaxy S8
Country Netherlands
Version Android 7.0
Changelist 11168760
Build date Tue, 25 Apr 2017 23:49:41 +0000
Security Patch Level 2017-04-01
Product code PHN
PDA G950FXXU1AQDG
CSC G950FOXM1AQDG
Download for install with Odin 3.12.3: MegaNZ

UN-ZIP the archive and place the files in the designated slots in Odin 3.12.3

This package contains the HOME_CSC of OXM Multi-CSC, which include the following CSC's: ACR AFG AFR ARO ATO AUT BGL BNG BRI BTU CAC CAM CHO COO DBT DKR ECT EGY EON ETL EUR ILO INS ITV KSA LAO LUX MID MWD MYM NEE NPL ORX PAK PHE PHN ROM SEB SEE SEK SER SKZ SLK THL THR TPA TPH TTT TUN TUR XEF XEH XEO XEU XFE XME XSG XSP XTC XXV ZTO
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my s8 is not booting into download mode and i am unable to reset my phone . it says firmware restrictions applied
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could you make a photo?
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Thread cleaned up a bit.
Please stay focussed on the topic.

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could you make a photo?

http://imgur.com/a/gt84z
29th April 2017, 02:26 PM |#9  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kalas87

http://imgur.com/a/gt84z

What is your provider/country/CSC ?

Could you do a *#1234# and give the info after CSC (or make a screenshot)?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by henklbr

In this thread, You can share the Mega-Links of new firmware's (OFFICIAL STOCK) for the Galaxy S8 (so: NO CUSTOM ROM's and/or ROOT-talk)...

How to flash firmware to your phone:

WARNING WARNING WARNING -> Before flashing, ACTIVATE PIN in "Secure startup" (You'll be asked for it AFTER flashing!)



WARNING WARNING WARNING -> Before flashing, ACTIVATE PIN in "Secure startup" (You'll be asked for it AFTER flashing!)



1. Extract (un-rar) the firmware file (i.e. to folder c:\Odin) ***
2. Download Odin v3.12.3
3. Extract Odin ZIP file (i.e. to folder c:\Odin)
4. Open Odin v3.12.3
5. Reboot Phone in Download Mode (press and hold Bixby + Power + Volume Down buttons)
6. Connect phone and wait until you get a blue sign in Odin
7. Add the firmware files to their designated slots
8. Make sure re-partition is NOT ticked
9. Click the start button, sit back and wait few minutes

*** You can always find the LATEST firmware in msg #2

How do I get the black settings menu like you have in your picture?
29th April 2017, 06:32 PM |#11  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by zach.flodman

How do I get the black settings menu like you have in your picture?

Install a "black theme" in the Theme Store 😉
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