10-21-2019 10:32 AM
Are you within the United States and have active service with AT&T? If so, have you tried the basics like restarting the phone, connecting to Wi-Fi, and making sure you have available memory? If so, call AT&T to speak to Advanced Support about pushing the upgrade to the phone.
10-21-2019 11:58 AM
We want to look into this for you. If you haven't already, try restarting your device in Safe Mode.
In some cases, an app is likely preventing the update from proceeding. This is likely the case if your Samsung Galaxy Note S8 updates in Safe mode.
Let us know how this worked for you.
Lar, AT&T Community Specialist
10-22-2019 6:00 AM
Thanks for lettings us know @ricksho. Was your Note 8 purchased Unlocked by Samsung, or is a AT&T branded device?
Kenneth, AT&T Community Specialist
10-22-2019 8:07 AM
Thank you for informing us. We recommend using our Troubleshoot & Resolve Tool to fix software update issues. Simply select your device and the issue, then follow the steps to find a solution. Let us know if this helps.
Sean, AT&T Community Specialist
10-22-2019 8:51 AM
@ricksho You didn't answer the question. Are you within the United States and have active service with AT&T? Have you called AT&T to speak to Advanced Support about pushing the upgrade to the phone?
10-22-2019 9:05 AM
No I am not within the United states... Sorry i missed this question... But why does Being in the US have to do with an Android Update? this is NOT a stolen Device,,, I did not root the device.
Are u saying that AT&T only updates phones that Are in the US.? I was in the US with this device, I bought this device in the US, and it had the same issues. So
10-22-2019 9:59 AM
AT&T only provides software updates if you're within the United States and have active service with AT&T. You can't use AT&T if you're outside the country, so if you have an account to cancel, then you can wait until you're back in the USA to update it. If that doesn't work, call and AT&T's Advanced Support can see if they can push the update through. But they can't do anything while you're outside the country.
10-22-2019 4:38 PM
unfortyunately i tried whilste i was in the US. I have had this Device since December 2018. I left the US in June 2019.... So basically this does not apply.. I basically did not care for the updates then, But now i have a NOTE 9 and was only hoping that The Note 8 would or could have been updated to Android 9, since it is way smoother that 7.1.1...
After many back and forth within this forum with no end in sight, i was able to do this via ODIN and downloading the updates . My Note 8 is Now on android 9 as of 3,00 pm today... KUDOS to you guys at ATT .com forum.... no help to users at all..
10-22-2019 6:00 PM
You would need to reach out to your current carrier regarding any software updates. We only support devices that are used on our network within the US. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Darais, AT&T Community Specialist
10-23-2019 5:13 AM
unfortyunately i tried whilste i was in the US. I have had this Device since December 2018. I left the US in June 2019.... So basically this does not apply
So when you said you would cancel your account, you were lying because you have no account to cancel. Got it.
KUDOS to you guys at ATT .com forum.... no help to users at all..
We help AT&T customers. You're not an AT&T customer so this isn't the place to get help. Glad you updated the phone but I wish you had said you weren't an AT&T customer to begin with instead of wasting our time.
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