How to Install Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (T-Mobile) Android Pie Update [One UI]

Samsung has started rolling out the Android Pie for the 2017’s rugged flagship. Yes, the One UI 1.1 based Android Pie 9.0 arrives on the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S8 Active. The smartphone was first launched two years ago and ran on Android Nougat 7.0 out-of-the-box. Not only this, the update brings latest 2019 security patch along with new features and improvements. And here’s the step by step manual guide to download & install Android Pie on T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S8 Active [One UI 1.1 Stable with firmware download link].

When other companies are working in providing the Android 10 update to their smartphones. Samsung is still working to provide the last year’s Android Pie update. The company has already released the update for the Sprint and AT&T variant. And this time it arrives on the T-Mobile for the magenta carrier variant. For any reason, if the OTA does not arrive on your smartphone then you can download the firmware from the below section.

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Now let’s take a look at the features, the One UI 1.1 bring features like Night Mode (Dark Mode), new Navigation Gestures, brand new UI, One hand mode, Adaptive brightness, Adaptive battery, and some more. The update comes with the latest July 2019 security patch. The OTA is approx. 1.6GB in size and with a build numbers G892USQU5CSG7. Let’s take a look on the Changelog for the update, then download the firmware and follow the installation process.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (T-Mobile) Android Pie Update – Changelog

One UI

  • Content, settings, and other information have been reorganized to keep you focused on the task at hand.
  • Interactive elements have been moved to the bottom of the screen so they’re always within reach.
  • New designs and features such as Night mode help keep your eyes comfortable.


  • You can reply to messages directly in the notification panel.
  • Image thumbnails are included in message notifications.
  • In an app’s notification settings, tap the switch once to turn on or off all the notifications in a category.

Samsung Keyboard

  • New Unicode 11.0 emojis are available.
  • New adaptive theme changes your keyboard look based on the colors of the surrounding app.
  • Floating keyboard is available in all apps and has new size and transparency settings.
  • You can set a custom touch and hold delay.

Device care (formerly Device maintenance)

  • Performance modes are streamlined and integrated into power saving modes.
  • The Edge panel for device maintenance is discontinued.


  • Menus have been reorganized to make settings easier to find.


  • You can now sort your call history by incoming and outgoing calls.
  • Your call history can include up to 2000 entries (increased from 500 entries).


  • The new drawer menu makes it easier to manage contacts from various accounts.


  • The new Scene optimizer automatically enhances the camera’s color settings to fit the scene.


  • Photo Editor Pro’s editing tools have been added to Gallery, so you can make all your edits and touchups without leaving the app.

My Files

  • The new storage analysis tool has been added to help you monitor your storage usage and save space.
  • You can now show or hide items on the My Files Home screen.

Other improvements and changes

  • Call stickers has been discontinued.
  • HEIF images are now supported.

Download Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (T-Mobile) Android Pie Update [Firmware]

While most of the Samsung Galaxy S8 Active users have received the One UI 1.1 update, but if you’re the one who are still waiting for the OTA (over-the-air) update. And if you’re in a hurry then you can download the firmware for your smartphone, Yes, the firmware is now available in the Sammobile’s database. Below we attach the download link to the firmware, after downloading the firmware, follow the below guide for manual installation.

  • Download Samsung Galaxy S8 Active (T-Mobile) Android Pie Update (Firmware)


How to Install Android Pie on T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S8 Active Stable Update

  1. First, download the Firmware for your Phone (SM-G892U).
  2. Extract the firmware on PC. You will see five different files AP, BL, CP, CSC & Home_CSC.
  3. Also, extract the Odin zip file and open Odin.exe from the extracted folder.
  4. Turn off your device completely.
  5. Long press Volume Up + Power + Bixby key together until you see the warning screen.
  6. In the screen you will see two options, so press Volume Up to boot into Download Mode.
  7. While in Download Mode, connect your phone to PC using a USB cable.
  8. In Odin you will see a blue bar just above ID:COM, it means your device is connected and ready to follow further steps.
  9. Load the AP, BL, CP & CSC files to the respective places in Odin. If you want to clean data then select CSC but if you want to save data then select Home_CSC file (I will recommend clean flash).Odin Flash Tool
  10. After loading all the files now click on Start.
  11. It will start flashing the Firmware, you can check progress in the Odin tool.
  12. After a successful flash, the phone will reboot. Now you have successfully updated Galaxy S8 Active to Android Pie Stable Update.

That’s all you have to do to update the phone using Odin tool. You can start using your phone running on the latest Android Pie.

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If you’re facing any issues while updating the Galaxy S8 Active to the Android Pie, then you can leave the comments in the below comment box. Also, share this article with your friends.

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