Good news this morning for readers who have the Samsung Galaxy S8 or one of the Galaxy Note8 phones on T-Mobile. The May Android Security Update patches for these devices is now rolling out from the carrier. Samsung isn’t exactly known for getting updates out fast so it is certainly positive that the company has got the May patches ready and T-Mobile is comfortable enough with them to drop them to customers.
For the Galaxy S8, you are looking for firmware G950USQS3CRE2 while for the S8+, you are getting G955USQS3CRE2. For those of you who have the Galaxy Note8, firmware N950USQU4CRE1 is what you will be getting once the update rolls out to your phone.
For those that don’t recall, the May Android Security Update patches were pretty small in comparison to some of the updates that have happened over the course of the past few months. 7 vulnerabilities were identified and patched in the May 1, 2018 update.
Based on the release notes from T-Mobile, beyond the security patches, there is nothing new in these builds. They are all very small from a size perspective so once you do get the update (or check for the update in Settings>Software Update), it should be a quick download and install.
Interestingly, the updates from T-Mobile are only on the Samsung Galaxy S8 lineup and the Note8. These same patches have not been released for the new-for-2018 Galaxy S9 lineup.