With the launch of the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 8, many users were not happy as the company had not provided it with the Oreo beta program. The Oreo beta for the Galaxy Note 8 leaked this week, and you can install it right now with a little bit of work. The OTA download appeared on Reddit, with several users reporting that the update is functional, but unstable when using certain apps.
In this article, I am going to provide you the steps for successfully installing the Android Oreo Beta version to your Samsung Note 8. It is now possible with some of the quick and easy steps. This method does not require root or an unlocked bootloader but remembers that beta builds will contain bugs and stability issues.
Steps to Install Android Oreo on Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Step 1 Backup your Phone
Before starting the rooting process of your Samsung Galaxy Note 8, the most important thing which you have to keep in mind is to backup your mobile phone. It is very important because, at the time of installing the Android Oreo on your mobile, there is some chance of losing the internal memory. So, better is to keep the back up of it.
Step 2 Download the Nougat BQK2
For installing the Android Oreo on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8, you have to first download the Nougat BQK2 Firmware. This is a carrier firmware build, so keep in mind it will install a few carrier bloat apps on your device. For downloading the Nougat BQK2 Firmware, Click Here.
One thing you have to keep in mind before downloading this Firmware is that you have to first change the download to your SD card. This is because in this process your phone memory will be wiped. After the download is finished, you can navigate through file explorer to check for the file which is named as “update.zip.”
Step 3 Boot into Recovery Mode
After successful download of the firmware BQK2 file, now the next step is to Power Off & Boot into Recovery Mode. For Booting your phone into Recovery Mode, first, switch off your phone and then hold down the Power key, Bixby button, and Volume Up simultaneously. Within a few seconds, you will see a blue screen with the Bugdroid logo. About ten seconds later, the screen will change to show an exclamation point. At this point, you can release the buttons and the phone will soon enter recovery mode.
Step 4 Install the BQK2 Nougat Build in Recovery
Now, its time to Install the BQK2 Nougat Build in Recovery Mode. In the Recovery Mode, you will different options related to the phone. With the use of Volume Down Key, navigate to the “Apply update from SD card” option in recovery and press the Power Button to select the option.
After this, you will see all the available files on the SD Card of your Phone. Again navigate to “update.zip” in the file list once again using Volume Down and press the Power button to select the update file. After this, the flashing process will start. After the process is completed, the phone will reboot.
Step 5 Download Oreo CQL1 Firmware
Now, you have to download the Zip File of the Oreo Firmware to your SD Card. For downloading this file, Click Here. Navigate to your file explorer, and verify that it is indeed saved to the microSD card with the name “BQK2 (N OS) to CQL1 (OREO).zip“.
For your convenience, you can rename the downloaded file to something convenient like “updateoreo.zip.” This is the file which you require to install the Android Oreo on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8. You can also download various versions of the same file according to your preference.
Step 6 Power Off & Boot into Recovery Mode Again
After downloading the Android Oreo Firmware, now you have to again power off your phone and boot into the Recovery Mode. For Booting your phone into Recovery Mode, first, switch off your phone and then hold down the Power key, Bixby button, and Volume Up simultaneously. Within a few seconds, you will see a blue screen with the Bugdroid logo. About ten seconds later, the screen will change to show an exclamation point. At this point, you can release the buttons and the phone will soon enter recovery mode.
Step 7 Install the Oreo CLQ1 Firmware in Recovery Mode
Once entering the Recovery Mode, you have to again navigate to the “Apply update from SD card” option in recovery using Volume Down Keys. Press the Power button to select this option. Navigate to “updateoreo.zip” in the file list once again using Volume Down and press the Power button to select the update file, and the process of flashing will begin.
This time, the time taken to complete the process will be longer than the previous one. It will take around 10 to 15 minutes in total. After the process is completed, the phone will once again reboot. You are now done with the Installation of Android Oreo to your Phone.
The one thing you have to keep in mind is that it is the Beta version and contains lots of bugs. But, after installing it you can do various productive things with it.
So, this is all for this article. Hope you have successfully installed the Android Oreo on your Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Phone. If you have any questions regarding this article or want to share something with us, then please comment below. We will definitely look after it and will give you the best possible solution for it.
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