Galaxy Note 9 Android Pie update: Verizon, U.S. Cellular and U.S. unlocked variants finally get Android 9 OTA; March and Feb patches arrive on global and Sprint variants

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March 14, 2019: Owners of the Galaxy Note 9 with model number SM-N960F are now receiving a new software update with version N960FXXS2CSC1, which brings the latest Android security patch for March 2019 as well as the usual system-wide optimizations and bug fixes.

On the other hand, Sprint users of the Note 9 are receiving last months security patch, which like the global variant, is based on the latest One UI and arrives as version N960USQU1CSB3. The initial Pie release had January security patches.

Samsung doesn’t release updates to all users at once, so some Note 9 units will receive the OTA download ahead of others.

March 12, 2019: U.S. users of the unlocked and Verizon variants of the Galaxy Note 9 are now receiving Android 9 Pie update with One UI and February 2019 security patches. The former is receiving update version N960U1UEU1CSB3 and the latter is on the receiving end of version N960USQU1CSB3.

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Apparently, those using the device on U.S. Cellular also started seeing the update a couple of days ago carrying firmware version N960USQU1CSB3, which also includes February patches.


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The Galaxy Note 9 comes preinstalled with Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box and on top of it is Samsung’s Experience 9.5 that brings a flurry of customizations and features to the phone. Among the features that the Note 9 comes with is the support for super slow-motion video recording, just like the Galaxy S9 and S9+, however, Samsung will obviously be rolling out regular updates aimed at not only making this feature better but also improving the overall experience of the Galaxy Note 9.

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On this page, we have everything you need to know about Galaxy Note 9 software updates. Whether you want to know about the latest Android security update and what else it brings to the fold or maybe you wanna find out when your Note 9 will make the switch to the latest and greatest from Google, Android 9 Pie; we have got your back. You’ll find changelogs, download links, as well as firmware versions of all updates that are released for the Note 9, be it carrier variants or the unlocked models.

Check out: Galaxy Note 9 firmware download

Galaxy Note 9 software update timeline

International Galaxy Note 9

Date Software version Changelog
12 Mar 2019 N960FXXS2CSC1 | Android 9 March 2019 security patch
11 Jan 2019 N960FXXU2CSA2 | Android 9 Second Android Pie update for Note 9;  Improves camera quality with respect to the brightness of faces in poorly lit conditions
04 Jan 2019 N960FXXU2CRLT | Android 9 Stable Android 9 Pie update for the device; brings new features like Digital Wellbeing, App Actions, Adaptive Battery, Adaptive Brightness, Navigation Gestures, etc., and January 2019 security patch
17 Dec 2018 N960FXXS2ARL3 | Android 8.1 December 2018 security patch
04 Dec 2018 N960FXXU2ZRKQ | Android 9.0 Installs One UI beta based on Android 9 Pie, December 2018 security patch, and more
13 Nov 2018 N960FXXS2ARK2  | Android 8.1 November 2018 security update
26 Oct 2018 N960FXXS2ARJ4 | Android 8.1 October 2018 security update
12 Oct 2018 N960FXXU2ARJ1 | Android 8.1 The same changelog as the previous ARI9 update, at least for those who hadn’t received the camera updates. Still on September 2018 security patch
28 Sep 2018 N960FXXU2ARI9 | Android 8.1 Improves camera picture quality, the brightness of faces in backlit environments, Day/Night HDR control accuracy, low light brightness, and Signal Noise Ratio
12 Sep 2018 N960FXXS2ARH6 | Android 8.1 September 2018 security patch
24 Aug 2018 N960FXXU1ARH5 | Android 8.1 August 2018 security patch (pre-installed)
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AT&T Galaxy Note 9

  • Android Pie update released on January 31, 2019

Related: Best AT&T Android phones

Date Software version Changelog
31 Jan 2019 N960USQU1CSAA | Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie update with the new One UI custom layout and January 2019 security patch
15 Jan 2019 N960USQS1ARL2 | Android 8.1 December 2018 security patch
16 Nov 2018 N960USQS1ARJA | Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch
06 Nov 2018 N960USQU1ARJ7 | Android 8.1 October 2018 security patch, network performance improvements, camera enhancements, stability improvements, and other fixes and enhancements
21 Sep 2018 N960USQS1ARI5 | Android 8.1 September 2018 security patch
24 Aug 2018 N960USQU1ARH4 | Android 8.1 August 2018 security patch
16 Oct 2018 N960USQU1ARG6 | Android 8.1 Pre-installed

Sprint Galaxy Note 9

  • Android Pie update released on February 04, 2019

Related: Best Sprint Android phones

Date Software version Changelog
04 Mar 2019 N960USQU1CSB3 | Android 9 February 2019 security patch and bug fixes
04 Feb 2019 N960USQU1CSAA | Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie update with the new One UI custom layout and January 2019 security patch
06 Jan 2019 N960USQU1ARL1 | Android 8.1 December 2018 security patch
14 Nov 2018 N960USQS1ARJ9 | Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch
28 Oct 2018 N960USQU1ARJ5 | Android 8.1 October 2018 security patch
18 Sep 2018 N960USQS1ARH6 | Android 8.1 September 2018 security update
24 Aug 2018 N960USQU1ARH4 | Android 8.1 August 2018 security patch and stability improvements
16 Aug 2018 N960USQU1ARH2 | Android 8.1 Pre-installed

T-Mobile Galaxy Note 9

  • Android Pie update released on March 01, 2019

Related: Best T-Mobile Android phones

Date Software version Changelog
01 Mar 2019 N960USQU1CSB3 | Android 9 Install Android 9 Pie update with One UI, not available for all the users yet. Also installs February 2019 security patch
06 Jan 2019 N960USQU1ARL1 | Android 8.1 December 2018 security patch, camera bug fixes, and general system improvements
22 Nov 2018 N960USQS1ARK1 | Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch and general bug fixes and optimizations
13 Nov 2018 N960USQU1ARJ8 | Android 8.1 October 2018 security patch, camera bug fixes, and audio bug fixes & optimization
20 Sep 2018 N960USQS1ARH6 | Android 8.1 September 2018 security update
24 Aug 2018 N960USQU1ARH2 | Android 8.1 August 2018 security patch
16 Aug 2018 N960USQU1ARFL | Android 8.1 Pre-installed
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Verizon Galaxy Note 9

  • Android Pie update released on March 12, 2019

Related: Best Verizon Android phones

Date Software version Changelog
12 Mar 2019 N960USQU1CSB3 | Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie update with One UI and February 2019 security patch
04 Jan 2019 N960USQU1ARL1 | Android 8.1 December 2018 security patch
13 Nov 2018 N960USQS1ARJ9 | Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch
25 Oct 2018 N960USQU1ARJ5 | Android 8.1 October 2018 security patch
18 Sep 2018 N960USQS1ARH6 | Android 8.1 September 2o18 security patch
17 Aug 2018 N960USQU1ARH2 | Android 8.1 August 2018 security patch

U.S. Cellular Galaxy Note 9

  • Android Pie update released on March 10, 2019
Date Software version Changelog
10 Mar 2019 N960USQU1CSB3 | Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie with One UI and February 2019 security patch
13 Jan 2019 N960USQU1ARL1 | Android 8.1 December 2018 security patch
18 Nov 2018 N960USQS1ARJ9 | Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch
12 Nov 2018 N960USQU1ARJ5 | Android 8.1 October 2o18 security patch
26 Sep 2018 N960USQS1ARH6 | Android 8.1 September 2018 security patch
17 Aug 2018 N960USQU1ARH2 | Android 8.1 August 2018 security patch

U.S. unlocked Galaxy Note 9

  • Android Pie update released on March 12, 2019
Date Software version Changelog
12 Mar 2019 N960U1UEU1CSB3 | Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie update with One UI and February 2019 security patch
13 Jan 2019 N960U1UEU1ARL1 | Android 8.1 December 2018 security patch
25 Nov 2018 N960U1UES1ARJ9 | Android 8.1 November 2o18 security patch
o8 Nov 2018 N960U1UEU1ARJ5 | Android 8.1 October 2018 security patch
20 Sep 2019 N960U1UES1ARH6 | Android 8.1 September 2018 security patch
16 Sep 2018 N960U1UEU1ARH4 | Android 8.1 Bug fixes and improvements
20 Aug 2018 N960U1UEU1ARH2 | Android 8.1 August 2018 security patch

Canadian Galaxy Note 9

  • Android Pie update released on February 06, 2019
Date Software version Changelog
06 Feb 2019 N960WVLU1CSAA | Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie update with the new One UI custom layout and January 2019 security patch
25 Nov 2018 N960WVLU1ARJA | Android 8.1 November 2018 security patch
21 Oct 2018 N960WVLU1ARJ5 | Android 8.1 October 2018 security patch
26 Sep 2018 N960WVLS1ARH6  | Android 8.1 September 2018 security patch
16 Aug 2018 N960WVLU1ARH2  | Android 8.1 August 2018 security patch

Galaxy Note 9 Android 9 Pie update

  • Android 9 Pie is now available globally
Model Launch OS Current OS Android 9 Pie release?
Global Unlocked Android 8.1 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released on Jan 02, 2019
AT&T Android 8.1 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released on Jan 31, 2019
Sprint Android 8.1 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released on Feb 4, 2019
T-Mobile Android 8.1 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released on March 01, 2019
U.S. Cellular Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo Released on March 10, 2019
Verizon Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo Released on March 12, 2019
U.S. Unlocked Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo Released on March 12, 2019
Canada Android 8.1 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released on Feb 06, 2019

The stable version of the Android Pie update for the Galaxy Note 9 is available in Europe as build N960FXXU2CRLT and in the U.S. first via AT&T and then later on Sprint and T-Mobile. Other Note 9 users in the U.S. should be receiving the Android 9 update soon now. If you are in Canada, the update to Pie has version N960WVLU1CSAA.

Samsung One UI

For the uninitiated, Samsung has once again changed its Android skin from Experience to One UI. Given the skin is part of Android 9 Pie, the Galaxy Note 9 will also get it. You can check out more about this new skin on this page.

To get an idea of what to expect, check out the preview below.

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