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  1. vnmous1's Avatar
    So I was reading my Google news feed the other day and noted that older phones and versions of Android were getting Google Assistant. Oookay.

    Then I looked below at "other stories" in tech and saw there was a non-root method to load Android 8 on my Note 8.

    I don't root often but thought what the heck, I am backed up.

    You have to have a sd card in it. But it works. A few obvious differences and speed slightly better. But battery life is down about 20 percent. Keep in mind that this is a beta, so I would expect that to be ironed out before the Q1 general launch.

    I am on VZW BTW.

    BJ
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    12-16-2017 12:32 AM
  2. mysamsungs7e's Avatar
    I'm sorta hesitant but I'm also brave....but....I think I'll wait lol.
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    12-16-2017 12:43 AM
  3. Heavens1's Avatar
    So I was reading my Google news feed the other day and noted that older phones and versions of Android were getting Google Assistant. Oookay.

    Then I looked below at "other stories" in tech and saw there was a non-root method to load Android 8 on my Note 8.

    I don't root often but thought what the heck, I am backed up.

    You have to have a sd card in it. But it works. A few obvious differences and speed slightly better. But battery life is down about 20 percent. Keep in mind that this is a beta, so I would expect that to be ironed out before the Q1 general launch.

    I am on VZW BTW.

    BJ
    Have you a link to the article re how to?
    toenail_flicker likes this.
    12-16-2017 06:42 AM
  4. vnmous1's Avatar
    Have you for a link to the article re how to?
    https://android.gadgethacks.com/how-...t-now-0181589/
    12-16-2017 07:55 AM
  5. kevinpleasants's Avatar
    I installed it last week too. Its running smoothly. My battery life is the same but I have run across a minor bug that I'm sure will be worked out with the official version.
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    12-16-2017 08:41 AM
  6. Dooki's Avatar
    it's not a beta it's an accidental release. basically a preproduction unofficial release. if it was a beta it would come from Samsung not a website.
    Gayle Lynn likes this.
    12-16-2017 12:33 PM
  7. Ryano89's Avatar
    it's not a beta it's an accidental release. basically a preproduction unofficial release. if it was a beta it would come from Samsung not a website.
    Exactly. I would be interested in installing an official beta, but I'm steering clear of this.
    12-16-2017 02:04 PM
  8. jimd1050's Avatar
    I'm sorta hesitant but I'm also brave....but....I think I'll wait lol.

    Exactly. I would be interested in installing an official beta, but I'm steering clear of this.
    Agreed... I've been following along over on the XDA Developers Thread and I'm with you guys. I can definitely wait until Samsung says it's ready to send it out to us! I'm too old for these experiments any more... used to love this stuff but I've grown tired of problems!!! Just give me a phone that works please!
    12-16-2017 04:02 PM
  9. jejb's Avatar
    Wife just upgraded to 8.1 on my old Nexus 6P. There is nothing in Oreo that either of us use, or have found useful over Nougat. So I have no problem waiting for the official release. All I care about is that it's a stable, bug free update whenever it finally arrives.
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    12-17-2017 05:25 AM
  10. jamezr's Avatar
    Agreed... I've been following along over on the XDA Developers Thread and I'm with you guys. I can definitely wait until Samsung says it's ready to send it out to us! I'm too old for these experiments any more... used to love this stuff but I've grown tired of problems!!! Just give me a phone that works please!
    totally agree with you......I used to flash all the different roms on phones and constantly tweaking my phone.
    Now days.......all i want is for it to just work.....
    I don't have the time or patience anymore
    12-17-2017 07:06 AM
  11. jimd1050's Avatar
    totally agree with you......I used to flash all the different roms on phones and constantly tweaking my phone.
    Now days.......all i want is for it to just work.....
    I don't have the time or patience anymore
    Running Oreo. No problems yet.-thumbs_up.jpg
    12-17-2017 02:12 PM
  12. Note8uzer's Avatar
    I love this site! I took the plunge to install the update and it is awesome! I do have to mention there is a time delay once you install the 2nd update until the update starts processing (which is nerve racking), but worth the wait. I'd suggest updating if you don't want to wait another 6 months or so for that ATT update.

    Thanks for the awesome post about this! Its not an iPhone X, but the Note 8 has its fun times.
    12-17-2017 07:59 PM
  13. James Rogers2's Avatar
    I installed it, but Netflix wouldn't work on it so I Odin back to 7.1.1
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    12-17-2017 11:02 PM
  14. mumfoau's Avatar
    I haven't run a public release software on my iPhone since the later releases of iOS 9 but for some reason, I'm deathly afraid to try 8.0 beta on my Note 8.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    12-18-2017 05:38 AM
  15. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    I'll just wait for the official release. I don't mess with beta versions and would rather get the good copy than risk my phone. I'd rather get it when it's ready.
    Jewels81, jimd1050, Zolti and 1 others like this.
    12-18-2017 06:14 AM
  16. mumfoau's Avatar
    I'll just wait for the official release. I don't mess with beta versions and would rather get the good copy than risk my phone. I'd rather get it when it's ready.
    I miss some of the Oreo bits from using the Pixel 2 XL. But, Android beta scares me. Lol
    12-18-2017 06:27 AM
  17. kevinpleasants's Avatar
    I installed it, but Netflix wouldn't work on it so I Odin back to 7.1.1
    If you haven't already restarted your phone try doing that to see if if Netflix works then. That fixed mine. However, I noticed that this may have been a Netflix problem. I kept receiving Netflix app updates last week.

    My wife was also having the same problem I had on her Note 8 and she's still running Nougat. Hers is working fine now too.
    12-18-2017 07:03 AM
  18. James Rogers2's Avatar
    I did a factory reset after I installed Oreo. It worked for a minute then it stopped, plus I kept getting a security notification about access to a area being blocked.
    12-18-2017 08:16 AM
  19. Ca_lvn's Avatar
    I installed it, but Netflix wouldn't work on it so I Odin back to 7.1.1
    After you install you need to go into the Play Store and update all your apps
    vnmous1 likes this.
    12-18-2017 08:31 AM
  20. Jewels81's Avatar
    I'll just wait for the official release. I don't mess with beta versions and would rather get the good copy than risk my phone. I'd rather get it when it's ready.
    Same
    12-19-2017 02:18 AM
  21. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    The official Oreo on S8 and find a bug daily and it's b4 and nearly two months in. And probably see light of day come February sometime, maybe after S9 series announced - but before they ship.
    12-19-2017 08:31 AM
  22. Fr0gburp3r's Avatar
    So did you just trip Knox and void your warranty?
    12-19-2017 09:35 AM
  23. Baby_Doc's Avatar
    I'll just wait for the official release. I don't mess with beta versions and would rather get the good copy than risk my phone. I'd rather get it when it's ready.
    I totally agree. It is bad enough for some people even when an official new operating system gets released. Some will complain of slow downs and poorer battery life. So why risk it with a beta version? I really think the real test for the N8, or any phone for that matter, will be how trouble free the official update goes. Hopefully, it will go well and the lag that updates for older Notes have caused, will not happen now. But why the rush to test this?
    mumfoau likes this.
    12-19-2017 10:03 AM
  24. vnmous1's Avatar
    I installed it, but Netflix wouldn't work on it so I Odin back to 7.1.1
    Mine works fine.

    Bj
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    12-19-2017 05:26 PM
  25. amyf27's Avatar
    Wife just upgraded to 8.1 on my old Nexus 6P. There is nothing in Oreo that either of us use, or have found useful over Nougat. So I have no problem waiting for the official release. All I care about is that it's a stable, bug free update whenever it finally arrives.
    I liked my 6P. How long have you had it and do you plan to go to the Note 8 soon?
    12-19-2017 07:05 PM
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