Update [January 14, 2019]: A firmware file of the Android Pie update (CSA2) is not available for the Galaxy Note 9. So, it’s now very easy to manually upgrade from Android Oreo to Android Pie. But know that the Android Pie firmware is available only for the model no. SM-N960F of the Note 9, so users in the US where model N960U is will have to wait for now.
Update [January 12, 2019]: As we had anticipated once the second stable update started rolling out in Germany, Samsung has started the wider rollout of Android 9 Pie beginning with the UAE. The update carries the same software version as the one released earlier in Europe – N960FXXU2CSA2 – and includes the latest Android security patch for January 2019.
Update [January 11, 2019]: Samsung is rolling out a new update in Germany that installs software version N960FXXU2CSA2 and unsurprisingly, the changelog doesn’t have much to brag about. The update weighs 130.77MB and according to the changelog, the update improves camera quality with respect to the brightness of faces in poorly lit conditions. This update is also expected to iron out any issues and bugs in the initial Samsung One UI release for the Note 9, but we still don’t know whether it is the one signaling the global release of the OS.
Update [January 04, 2019]: Samsung has released the stable Android Pie update for the Note 9 users in Europe. Starting with Germany where the Android 9 OTA is already rolling out, the update to should be seeding out in India and other parts of the world pretty soon where Note 9 is sold with the model number N960F.
For the N960U variant that is sold in the US, the Pie update isn’t available at the moment but should be released soon.
Original article below:
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
|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)|
AT&T Galaxy Note 9
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|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
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|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
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|19 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|
Verizon Galaxy Note 9
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|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 (pre-installed)|
Galaxy Note 9 Android 9 Pie update
- Released on January 02, 2019, for the global variant, SM-N960F
- US model N960U should receive stable Android Pie around January 15
The stable version of the Android Pie update for the Galaxy Note 9 is available in Europe as build N960FXXU2CRLT. Note 9 users in the US should be receiving the Android 9 update soon now.
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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Do let us know if you have a new update available on your device that hasn’t been featured above using the comments box below.