Samsung has stopped Android 8.0 Oreo rollout for Galaxy S8 and S8+; here’s why

There is no word as to when Samsung will restart the update procedure

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Samsung last week started the rollout of Android 8.0 Oreo for its Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones. However, a report suggests that the company has halted the rollout of the new operating system. This has happened due to a bug sneaking past the beta test.

All the update files have been pulled from the update server. If you try to update your Galaxy S8 or S8+ smartphone right now, it will show that you already have the latest version of software installed.

A bug in the software update is causing the smartphones to unexpectedly reboot a lot. Though all users who have installed the update aren’t facing this problem, many reports over the past few days have been pointing to the fact that this is happening to a lot of users. Samsung in a statement given to SamMobile, which you can read below, has owned up to the fact that their update might have been faulty, and they will be investigating the issue.


“Following a limited number of cases where Galaxy S8 and S8+ devices have rebooted unexpectedly with the Android 8.0 Oreo, we have temporarily stopped the rollout of the update. We are investigating the issue internally to ensure that the impact to the affected devices is minimized and the rollout of the update can resume as quickly as possible,”
Samsung issued this statement to SamMobile.

If you had downloaded the update files but haven’t installed the update yet, all the update files would be deleted. Meaning all the data you spent downloading the update was for nothing. But, if you were to look at the brighter side of things, you at least didn’t install a buggy update on to your smartphone.

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If you have already downloaded and installed the update, you will have to keep on using it for the time being. The company hasn’t set up any roll-back update as of now. This might also mean that the company plans on fixing the bug very soon.