Dear all the US Galaxy Note 8 users! Do you want your phone to run on a global version firmware like the international variant without any carrier ’s stock apps pre-installed, carrier bootup logo and others? If the answer is yes, then this post would like to help you remove all these annoyances by flashing the Global stock firmware on your carrier Galaxy Note 8. Here is a step-by-step instruction to install Global firmware on your carrier Galaxy Note 8.
- AT&T Galaxy Note 8
- Verizon Galaxy Note 8
- T-Mobile Galaxy Note 8
- Sprint Galaxy Note 8
- Full languages supported
- No Knox trip (0x0)
- Samsung logo bootup
- Remove carrier’s apps, carrier bootup logo
- Add official kernel
- No lag or bugs
- Add quick toggle icon 2G/3G/4G, Wi-Fi hotspot
- Stable, quick OTA support
- Back up all your important data on your phone as flashing the ROM will wipe the internal storage.
- Download and install Samsung USB driver and Odin v 3.13.1 on your computer. Download this modified Odin for those who get the “SHA256 is Invalid” error with Odin.
- Keep your phone’s battery at least 50% to avoid unexpected issues
Once done, let’s start flashing the Global stock firmware on your carrier Galaxy Note 8.
Steps to Install Global Firmware on Carrier Galaxy Note 8
- First, you need to download the stock global firmware for your carrier Note 8 (Android 8.0): Get it from this link
- Once done, extract the file ROM file using 7zip or Winrar
- Now, rename the CSC file from .tar.md5 into .tar
- Drag file xxx.pit out of the folder to get the Pit file and install it later
- Launch Odin.exe and power off your phone
- Boot your Galaxy Note 8 into the Download mode by pressing and holding the Bixby + Volume Down+ Power buttons together. When you see a warning screen, press the Volume Up button
- Plug your phone into the computer and wait for Odin to detach your phone
- Select the compatible parts of firmware as Odin’s requirement: BL, AP, CP, CSC section (don’t select the Home file).
- Click on Pit option > Ok and choose the Pit file you have just grabbed.
- Wait for a few seconds and then click on Start.
- Wait for the process to complete, unplug the cable and reboot your device
That’s all you have to do. You have successfully turned your carrier Note 8 into the global version. Your device can now update through OTA without any issue. If you have any trouble, let’s know in the comment below.