[HOW TO] Install Android OREO!!!!! (Snapdragon Only)

mweinbach

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Hey, Here is a link to the Android Oreo OTA
https://samsung.firmware.science/download?url=48993/1488/SS-N950USQS2BQK2-to-U2CQL1-UP
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1xTtsn6gcg4JEX2dYKPiXTWVhPiGPzIBn

Before you can do this build you will need to be on 2BQK2, so to get to that you need this build: https://samsung.firmware.science/download?url=48993/1488/SS-N950USQU2BQJA-to-S2BQK2-UP
ODIN for BQK2: https://androidfilehost.com/?fid=889964283620771190
this file for BQJA is on SamMobile, SamFirm, and Updato. These are OTA updates besides the flashing required in that.

UPDATE! New build has been released. It is CQL7. To get to that, flash BQK2 with Odin (linked above) then OTA from BQK2 to BQL5 then another OTA from BQL5 to CQL7.

BQK2 to BQL5: https://samsung.firmware.science/download?url=48993/1488/SS-N950USQS2BQK2-to-S2BQL5-UP

BQL5 to CQLB: https://samsung.firmware.science/download?url=48993/1488/SS-N950USQS2BQL5-to-U2CQLB-UP

BRA8 to CRB8 https://samsung.firmware.science/download?url=48993/1488/SS-N950USQS3BRA8-to-U3CRB8-UP
THIS WILL UPDATE YOUR BOOTLOADER TO V3, YOU CAN NOT DOWNGRADE


BQL5 Odin: https://samsung-firmware.org/download/Galaxy__Note8__/c7o0/VZW/N950USQS2BQL5/N950UOYN2BQL5/


Oh just a side note, this may be unstable and crash, you have been warned.

This is a discord server with things as they come out. discord.gg/4uxusu8

thanks to thesbros for making the website


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Wacky2bakky

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Hey, Here is a link to the Android Oreo OTA
https://samsung.firmware.science/download?url=48993/1488/SS-N950USQS2BQK2-to-U2CQL1-UP

Before you can do this build you will need to be on 2BQK2, so to get to that you need this build: https://samsung.firmware.science/download?url=48993/1488/SS-N950USQU2BQJA-to-S2BQK2-UP
ODIN for BQK2: https://drive.google.com/uc?id=19gW_CxUf2HdL4UYyxTkyOnBY8cluRIVS&export=download
this file for BQJA is on SamMobile, SamFirm, and Updato. These are OTA updates besides the flashing required in that.
I currently have an S8 on the Oreo beta and will be buying a Note8 this weekend because of this. I AM SO EXCITED!
Oh just a side note, this may be unstable and crash, you have been warned.
How does one go about flashing this? I'm currently on Sprints latest update
 

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Hey, Here is a link to the Android Oreo OTA
https://samsung.firmware.science/download?url=48993/1488/SS-N950USQS2BQK2-to-U2CQL1-UP

Before you can do this build you will need to be on 2BQK2, so to get to that you need this build: https://samsung.firmware.science/download?url=48993/1488/SS-N950USQU2BQJA-to-S2BQK2-UP
ODIN for BQK2: https://drive.google.com/uc?id=19gW_CxUf2HdL4UYyxTkyOnBY8cluRIVS&export=download
this file for BQJA is on SamMobile, SamFirm, and Updato. These are OTA updates besides the flashing required in that.
I currently have an S8 on the Oreo beta and will be buying a Note8 this weekend because of this. I AM SO EXCITED!
Oh just a side note, this may be unstable and crash, you have been warned.
And again thanks to ..... lol
 

mweinbach

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How does one go about flashing this? I'm currently on Sprints latest update
1. Download Odin and flash this https://drive.google.com/uc?id=19gW_CxUf2HdL4UYyxTkyOnBY8cluRIVS&export=download

1.5 In CSC use HOME_CSC to keep data, normal to wipe
2. Download this file: https://samsung.firmware.science/download?url=48993/1488/SS-N950USQS2BQK2-to-U2CQL1-UP
3. If you have an SD card, transfer that to your Sd carz
4. Boot into recovery
5.SD: select update from sd card then select your OTA called update.zip
5.ADB: on your phone select sideload over adb then type adb sideload update.zip (replace that update.zip with full file directory)
 

Wacky2bakky

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1. Download Odin and flash this https://drive.google.com/uc?id=19gW_CxUf2HdL4UYyxTkyOnBY8cluRIVS&export=download

1.5 In CSC use HOME_CSC to keep data, normal to wipe
2. Download this file: https://samsung.firmware.science/download?url=48993/1488/SS-N950USQS2BQK2-to-U2CQL1-UP
3. If you have an SD card, transfer that to your Sd carz
4. Boot into recovery
5.SD: select update from sd card then select your OTA called update.zip
5.ADB: on your phone select sideload over adb then type adb sideload update.zip (replace that update.zip with full file directory)

I'm already on sprints latest. That ok or do I need to downgrade before doing update.zip in recovery? Any mirrors for U2CQL1? Every time I try to download, it fails
 

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Wacky2bakky

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Been downloading that ota file for 15 min and only at 1 percent lol. Thanks for this tho. Can't wait to see if this works.
I seriously just got to about 750 mb downloaded of the file and it just stops and starts over. Can't get it downloaded? What the heck lol
 

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Somehow, after 4 attempts at downloading, it worked and only took ~5 mins. everything appears to be in the zip file. I loaded the BK2 file (never got cell signal, and had a lot of strange things in settings) and am applying the update now. Hopefully this doesn't screw up anything. with the BK2 my settings showed custom for the status though, so not sure if I just screwed myself out of Knox stuff.

---------- Post added at 10:14 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:35 PM ----------

Looks like it's working, some things I noted:
I had a few strange apps in my service folder (BoA and some games)
Samsung connect was causing a bunch of force closures.
Even though I was on unlocked before this, I ended up on Verizon (my carrier).

Everything else seems normal, and had I done a wipe I'd probably be in even better shape. Might to a whole tomorrow.


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note3userr

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Somehow, after 4 attempts at downloading, it worked and only took ~5 mins. everything appears to be in the zip file. I loaded the BK2 file (never got cell signal, and had a lot of strange things in settings) and am applying the update now. Hopefully this doesn't screw up anything. with the BK2 my settings showed custom for the status though, so not sure if I just screwed myself out of Knox stuff.

---------- Post added at 10:14 PM ---------- Previous post was at 09:35 PM ----------

Looks like it's working, some things I noted:
I had a few strange apps in my service folder (BoA and some games)
Samsung connect was causing a bunch of force closures.
Even though I was on unlocked before this, I ended up on Verizon (my carrier).

Everything else seems normal, and had I done a wipe I'd probably be in even better shape. Might to a whole tomorrow.
Can u post some screenshots? Anything new in settings or design?