It's sad to see my favorite phone of all time near its end of life support. The Samsung Galaxy S8+ is hands down the best phone I've had in the 20+ years.
From the Nokia brick to this, its been a stall-wart of performance and great photos. I have been looking for a means to keep it via mods and ports to different OS's like Lineage OS or something similar but it is not a good phone to root or handle a boot loader. I'm sad because I have such a big attachment to this little thing.
As it stands, I'll buy the off-vendor website firmware and software update to keep this guy alive. When Samsung calls her number and announces the final security update, I will switch to avoid being compromised.
It is a sad way of thinking about my old S8+ going the way of my Nokia brick phone...