Samsung has officially released Android Pie update for Galaxy S9, S9 Plus and Galaxy Note 9 and the company is also testing the new software update on other devices behind the scenes.
The Galaxy S9, S9 Plus and Galaxy Note 9 are the first Galaxy devices to get the official Android Pie update with the new One UI, but Samsung also rolls out Android Pie updates to the Galaxy S8, S8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 devices
While the Galaxy Note 8 is in Samsung’s Android Pie beta program, the official release will be available in the next few weeks. Samsung is planning to release the first patch of Android Pie update for Galaxy Note 8 in February. If you cannot wait until February to experience Android Pie, you don’t have to.
The Galaxy Note 8 Android Pie update has been leaked out before its official release. It’s an official build from Samsung, though it’s not the final version of the Note 8 Android Pie update. This means there might be some issues or bugs if you choose to install it on your Galaxy Note 8 device.
Here are some reasons why you should, and should not install the leaked version of Android Pie on your Galaxy Note 8.
Who Should Install Android Pie
- Impatient Galaxy Note 8 users who cannot wait until the official Android Pie updated released in February.
- Those who like tweaking their devices.
Who Shouldn’t Install Android Pie Update Right Now
- Anyone who does not feel comfortable with the installation process.
- Those who hate facing bugs and issues.
- Those who don’t know how to downgrade to Oreo in case the official update is available.
If you are eager with the crude version of Android Pie update and the new One UI, here’s how to install the Android 9.0 Pie update on Samsung Galaxy Note 8.
Also see: Top Games You Must Play On Galaxy Note 8
Steps to Install the Android Pie Update on Galaxy Note 8
Unfortunately, the Android Pie update is limited to a few Galaxy Note models running Snapdragon 835 SoC. So, you need to make sure your phone is the Snapdragon version to run this software update. If you are using an Exynos Galaxy Note 8 in your possession, you’ll have to wait until the official build is pushed out.
Before getting started with the installation, you should make sure all of your data is already backed up since there’s a chance something might go wrong during the process. You can do back your data via Samsung Smart Switch or Samsung Cloud.
After you’ve got the right Galaxy Note 8 model as well as fully backed up your data, head over to these instructions from XDA-Developers website and follow a step-by-step guide.
If you’re feeling uncomfortable with the installation process, you can skip the installation stay on Android Oreo version. Again, this leaked is based on Android Pie beta for Galaxy Note 8, so it’s still plagued with issues.
After you install this early update, your Note 8 might get crashed, laggy, and some core apps might not work properly. If you use your phone to get you through work or class, you should not install this update.