Download Samsung Galaxy S8/Plus Oreo Update [Snapdragon variants]

Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus users can download the Samsung Galaxy S8/Plus Oreo Update for Snapdragon variants, but there is a catch. This update is in the beta version that means still in test phase. If still want to enjoy the Oreo madness then download the Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus Oreo update from the links below.

This update is for the USA devices, once you have downloaded the file, it’s time to Install it. Usually, we use Odin in order to flash firmware but this time we’ll be using ADB sideload. This update is specific to Galaxy S8/Plus variants (SM-G950U/SM-G955U) with build number G950USQU1ZQJJ and G955USQU1ZQJJ.

Samsung Galaxy S8/Plus Oreo Update

Download Samsung Galaxy S8/Plus Oreo Update:

  • Galaxy S8 Android Oreo Beta 2 for SM-G950U G950USQU1ZQJJ – Download
  • Galaxy S8+ Android Oreo Beta 2 for SM-G955U G955USQU1ZQJJ – Download
  • Galaxy S8 AQGL Baseband – Download
  • Galaxy S8+ AQGL Baseband – Download

Pre-requirements:

  • This update is only for Samsung Galaxy S8/Plus Snapdragon variants.
  • Charge your phone up to 80% to avoid power issues during the installation process.
  • Backup your contacts, call logs, SMS messages and important media content.
  • Download and extract Odin 3.12.3 on your PC: Download Link with Guide

Install Android Oreo Beta on Snapdragon Galaxy S8/Plus:

Now in order to install this Oreo Beta update on Galaxy S8 plus, first, you need to flash AQGL firmware. Follow the steps below in order to install it.

  • Download the AQGL package from the links given above.
  • Download Odin.
  • Extract the downloaded firmware file and open Odin.
  • Connect your device and put your device in download mode.
  • Now carefully select BL, AP, CP, and CSC but don’t select Home.
  • Click on start.
  • Once the process is completed, your device will boot in recovery mode.

Method 2:  Install Android Oreo Beta on Snapdragon Galaxy S8/Plus using ADB Sideload:

Step1: Download Samsung USB Drivers, ADB, and Fastboot drivers. Install them.

Step2: Download the Stock File for your device and extract it into the ADB installation directory.

Step3: Turn off your device and boot your device into recovery mode.

Step4: Tap Install from ADB Sideload.

Step5: Connect your device to PC.

Step6: Now in adb and fastboot folder, hold Shift Key + right click to open the command window.

Step7:  Type the following command.

adb devices

Step8: Now type the following command and it will flash Oreo Beta 2 on Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus.

Step9: Once the process is completed, Reboot your device.

All Done.

What is F-Droid and how to install it on Android

Did you ever come across this application store named as F-Droid? It has been around for almost 7 years now, but what it is and why is it there? We are going to answer some of the questions about F-Droid today. We are going to learn what is F-Droid and also how to install F-Droid on Android.

What is F-Droid?

F-Droid is basically an application store. All the applications in F-Droid are open source. The applications are free to improve, free to tweak and free to modify. This is why F-Droid is not available on the Google Play Store. The applications on F-Droid are of a very different nature. Just like the Play Store, there are categories in F-Droid as well. Anyone can access the application on F-Droid and improve them according to their liking.

The applications on F-Droid are quite useful. There are some applications that never made it to the mainstream stores, but the applications are more than useful. For example, there is an application called NewPipe. This application has to do with YouTube. You can play YouTube videos in a pop-up, in an external video player and also download the YouTube videos on the go. There are some launchers which can give you current Android phone a completely new look.

just a month ago, F-Droid finally reached a stable state and got an update to version 1.0.0. F-Droid has an active community of developers working 24/7 to improve the overall store and the applications inside the store. Following are the categories that are currently available in F-Droid.

Categories in F-Droid

  1. Connectivity: Applications to establish a connection between multiple devices. You can also access another piece of hardware by establishing a connection using an application from the connectivity section of F-Droid.
  2. Development: Tools for Android smartphones that you can use to tweak the applications or develop new applications using your Android smartphone.
  3. Games: Games that are being consistently improved. An open platform for people to show off their ideas.
  4. Graphics: Painting and Drawing applications for Android.
  5. Internet: Applications to stream online media. Internet Browsers and more.
  6. Money: Stock price applications, money saving tips and also the financial managers.
  7. Multimedia: Music Players, Video Players and more.
  8. Navigation: Maps applications.
  9. Reading: Companion applications of platforms to keep an eye on the insights.
  10. Security: Applications to watch fishy services on your phone.
  11. Science & Education: Learning applications for Kids and elders as well.
  12. Sports & Health: Medical tools, sports activities and more.
  13. System: Applications to modify the system on your Android handset.
  14. Theming: Applications to give a new makeover to your Android phone. Themes, Launchers, Wallpapers and more. 
  15. Time: Clocks, Calendars and more.
  16. Writing: Text Editors, Notepads and more.
  17. Phone & SMS: SMS & Phone Clients.

How to install F-Droid on Android

  1. Download latest F-Droid APK.
  2. Copy the downloaded APK to your phone.
  3. On your phone, go to settings > security > unknown sources > tap the radio button to allow.
  4. Now launch F-Droid APK using a file manager.
  5. Complete the installation.
  6. F-Droid will now appear in the app drawer.
  7. Launch F-Droid now.
  8. Now you can install any application from F-Droid. F-Droid also manages the updates for all the applications that are installed from its store.

That’s all that we know about F-Droid. In case you have any queries, feel free to drop them below.

Windows 8.1 Update Is Available, Here Is How You Can Download It

Microsoft released the Changlog of Windows 8.1, showing the changes they brought in the update of Windows 8.1. Windows 8 was basically designed for Tablets and Laptops, but the new update is made with the support of Desktop. Windows 8.1 offers a bunch of new features for those who are still using the Mouse and Keyboard tradition, On the same day we saw the end of Windows XP support who remain with us for more than a decade, I myself used Windows XP till 2010, and with the end of Windows XP, Windows 8.1 is available to download and install.

Getting a new software is not a difficult task and all those who have tried it before can straightforward download and install it, but to avoid any confusion and to make sure that you install it easily, we have compiled a very simple guide on how to start running Windows 8.1 update 1. If you wish to update your PC and take full advantage of the new tweaks in the update to enhance performance, then please follow the steps carefully.

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How To Download Windows 8.1 Update 1:

  1. Open up the Charms bar, click or move the mouse to rightmost side of screen or just Press Start + C buttons on your Keyboard.
  2. Navigate to, Settings, then Change PC Settigns, then Update and Recovery.
  3. Open the Update and Recovery Page and Click/Tap Check Now.
  4. Doing this will prompt your device to go ahead and look for Windows 8.1 Update.
  5. Once your Machine search the update, all you need to do is to press Install Button and relax.
  6. The problem is that the Rollout is gradual, there is a chance that you won’t see the update on the first attempt, you will need to check time and again to see wether the update is available or not

If you still won’t see the update in Two or Three days, don’t fret, it will take sometimes for Microsoft to distribute the update for all the regions. As we see in often cases, companies tend to release the major update for small number of customers and based on their reviews they, afterwards release it for everyone else.

If you are a desktop user and have already installed or installing the update via our tutorial, do let us know in comments about your review over it. Since Microsoft, this time has listened to Desktop users and released a version that is suitable for them too, it will be an interesting thing to see the response from the uses of Windows 8.1 Update 1.

Furthermore, if you don’t want to install it Automatically, below are the Downlaod links of Windows 8.1 update 1 for x86(32bit), x64(64bit) and ARM devices.

Downlaods For x86 (32-bit) Devices:

KB2919355
KB2919442
KB2932046
KB2937592
KB2938439
KB2949621-v2 (install only if you’re running Windows Server 2012 R2)

Downloads For X64 (64-bit) Devices:

KB2919355
KB2919442
KB2932046
KB2937592
KB2938439
KB2949621-v2 (install only if you’re running Windows Server 2012 R2)

Downloads For ARM Based PCs:

KB2919355
KB2919442
KB2932046
KB2937592
KB2938439