Oreo update for unlocked S8 on Koodo Prepaid

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Any news about when Oreo will be available for an unlocked S8. I am using Koodo Prepaid.
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You'll have to ask Samsung about unlocked models. Koodo only deals with koodo updates
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Thanks for the info. As far as updates go, "unlocked" is turning out to be more of a hassle than a convenience.
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Try putting in another carriers Sim or no Sim at all and check for updates. It might show the update.
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Yeah it use to be a huge convenience and you'd get updates months ahead of everyone else it was great. With the S8 unlocked version Samsung has made a 180 and ppl even reviewers are baffled by it. Maybe shoot them a message on twitter and see if they'll spill the beans over there for ya.
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Tried the no sim suggestion - and thanks for that. But no deal. My phone is clearly tagged as "unlocked" and I'll just have to wait for Samsung to release that particular version of the Oreo update.
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I have a galaxy s8. Bought phone through koodo..... yada yada yada..... and received Oreo update sometime last week if my memory serves correct.....
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Hmm. It was released to Koodo for the S8 and S8+ on March 19th. Did you try searching for the update manually in your settings? The update notification may be slow.
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Under Settings->Software Update->Download Updates Manually?

Tried that - nothing new available.

States I have latest updates already - but under About Device->Software Information It states I have 7.0 only.
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Do you have a koodo SIM Card in the phone or another carrier?
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Both phone and SIM are through Koodo - its possible that its a region thing (Ontario).  I see below that some one else just got the updated today - so fingers crossed.
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Yeah if it's a staggered push it go by batches of IMEI within said carrier / country and starts with a small batch size and grows as no reports come in about any issues. You'll probably get in today or tomorrow I'm sure.
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There's not much forward facing changes in the update that the user will really notice so your not missing much, not like earlier full version updates that changed the UI. Here's the change log from my Note 8 Oreo update I did yesterday and except for any S-Pen related changes I'm sure the S8 update will make similar changes that you may or may not really notice depending upon your use of your device personally.
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Oreo updated installed this morning, April 4.
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That's great to hear David, I'm sure everyone who hasn't received it yet will get theirs soon thry must be rolling it out in a staggered staged method like companies use to do incase any issues arose thry missed then only a small portion have the issue and it's not as big of an outcry. It is the best way to do it even if a little frustrating your not the first, unless issues do arise then your happy you're not the first.