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Accessing notifications on the Galaxy Note 8 and Galaxy S8 is now easier

Samsung removed the home, back and recent apps buttons from the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8. It added support for new gestures to make up for that. For example, you can swipe up and down anywhere on the home screen to launch the app drawer. Samsung could have offered a simple gesture to access the notifications panel but it …

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Samsung Galaxy S8 shows up on Geekbench running Android 8.0

It has been close to a month since Google released the final version of Android 8.0, and we had reported earlier this month that Samsung has started the development of Android 8.0 for its flagship smartphones: Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Now, the Galaxy S8 has been spotted on Geekbench running Android 8.0. As spotted by GalaxyClub, you can see …

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How to Carrier Switch and Firmware Flash the Galaxy S8 Snapdragon

If you’ve bought a carrier-locked Samsung Galaxy S8 Snapdragon edition in the United States, chances are you may want to switch to a new SIM carrier. This is not impossible, the process is just a bit tedious. This guide will walk you step-by-step on achieving exactly what you want to do, as well some additional steps for flashing either standard …

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Unlocked variant of the Galaxy S8 Active certified by the Wi-Fi Alliance

An unannounced variant of the Galaxy S8 Active has been spotted on the Wi-Fi Alliance’s online database. The handset’s model number (SM-G892U) is similar to the one assigned to the standard model (SM-G892A), which hit the shelves last month, though the inclusion of the letter U leads us to believe it’s an unlocked version. If that turns out to be …

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How to Root Snapdragon Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus

We previously posted a guide for rooting the international Exynos version of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, but no known root methods for the USA Snapdragon variant existed at that time. However, a method of rooting the Samsung S8 Snapdragon variant has finally surfaced, and we are sharing it with you now. A few notes to consider before …

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[Update: Galaxy S8 too] Galaxy S8+ August security patch rolling out in India

Samsung detailed the August Security Maintenance Release last week. It’s now rolling out firmware updates to distribute the latest security patch. We reported yesterday that Samsung had released the August security patch for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in Germany, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates. It was only a matter of time before Samsung rolled out said update …

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