How to Downgrade Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus from Android Oreo to Nougat

Today we share How to Downgrade Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus from Android Oreo to Nougat. Recently Oreo beta version was released for Galaxy S8/Plus, and the update is quite stable, but If you update your phone but don’t like the update for any reason, then you can easily revert to a lower version (Android Nougat). You need to download Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus Nougat firmware to downgrade Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to Nougat from Android Oreo and process is very simple. Check below guide to Downgrade Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus from Android Oreo to Nougat

Oreo Beta version is available for Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus but many device owners are still not happy with the update for various reasons. If you are one of the users and would like to Revert Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to Nougat from Android Oreo, then you are in the right place here we share the method to Downgrade Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to Nougat from Android Oreo.

How to Downgrade Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus from Android Oreo to Nougat

Note: –

  • Follow the steps correctly otherwise you may brick your device. We are not responsible for any damage to your phone.
  • The following process is not tested by me but reported by many users that it works well
  • It will erase all your phone data, so we advise you first to take a complete backup of your phone and then proceed.
  • Ensure that your phone has at least 50-60% charged to prevent the unexpected shutdown in-between the process.

Requirement to downgrade Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus to Nougat

  • Latest Odin Tool – Download
  • Galaxy S8/Plus Stock Nougat Firmware – Download (Search your country and download 7.0 firmware)

How to Downgrade Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus from Android Oreo to Nougat

Method 1 – Downgrade Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus using Smart Switch

    1. First you need to quit the Galaxy Beta Program (If joined previously)
    2. To quit Galaxy Beta program, Open Samsung Member App->Setting and then cancel through ‘Withdraw from Galaxy Beta Program
    3. Now Download and Install Samsung SmartSwitch on Your PC.
      • Download SmartSwitch for Windows –Download
      • Download SmartSwitch for Windows –Download
    4. Open SmartSwitch Window.
    5. Click On the More Option at the top Right Corner in SmartSwitch Window
    6. Select Emergency Software Recovery And Initialization Option From Menu.
    7. You will See Emergency Software Recovery And Initialization Window
    8. Now Select Device Initialization Option
    9. It will ask to Enter Your Device Model Number and Device Serial Number, make sure you provide the correct one.
    10. Click Ok and If SmartSwitch will initialize your phone, accept.
    11. Put Your Device into Download Mode and connect it to PC.
    12. SmartSwitch Will Automatically Detect your Device and Install the Nougat Firmware on your device.
    13. Wait until the Process is Being Completed.
    14. Your Device will Reboot Automatically After Installation Process Completes Successfully.
    15. Done.

Method 2 – Downgrade Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus using Odin

1) First, enable ‘USB debugging’ and ‘OEM Unlock’ option from setting>developer option>. To enable Developer Options, go to About phone and tap the Build Number 7 times.

oem unlock

2) Now download Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ Stock Nougat Firmware from above.

3) Now Download the Odin tool from above and extract the zip file.

4) Run the Odin_vxx.exe file on your PC.

5) Connect your Galaxy S8/Plus to your PC with the data cable and reboot into the Download/Odin mode.

6) To enter into download mode turn off your phone and press and hold the Bixby and volume down buttons, then press the power button. until you see the download mode screen.

Download Mode
7) Once you enter into Download mode, you see an ID: COM port turned blue and Added message in Odin message box means your device has recognized by Odin.

S7 Odin
8) If ID: COM doesn’t show means your driver is not correctly installed or try it with different USB cable.

9) Now locate and add the stock firmware file .tar or .md5 file (you downloaded from above) to the AP/PDA tab in Odin.

Odin Firmware

10) Make sure that only these two options are tick “Auto Reboot” and “F.Reset Time
Odin
11) Now click ‘Start‘ button and it will start flashing the file. Wait until you see ‘Pass‘ in Green Color on Odin screen. This step will Downgrade Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus from Android Oreo to Nougat.
Odin Pass

This is the easiest way to Downgrade Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus from Android Oreo to Nougat. Have any questions? Do let us know that in the comments below. Stay connected with us via FacebookTwitter, and Google Plus to read more such helpful posts.

Sumit

Sumit is a Tech and Gadget freak and loves writing about Android and iOS, his favourite past time is playing video games.

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