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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android 10 update, One UI 2, security updates, and more: Sprint, Verizon, US Unlocked, and T-Mobile rolling out November patch

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is no longer the latest Galaxy Note device in the market now that it has been succeeded by Note 10 and Note 10 Plus handsets, but it’s still right in the mix for security and OS updates alike. The device will definitely receive the Android 10 update, though it has moved down the pecking order now. On this page, we discuss all the updates the device has received on various carriers (AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon), including the monthly security patches, and also everything you need to know about the Android 10 Note 9 update.

Latest news

November 18, 2019: Having already released Android 10-based One UI 2 beta for the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 families, Samsung is set to bring the update to its 2018-make Note flagship, the Galaxy Note 9. As per the companies ‘beta operations manager’ (via Sammobile), the update would go live for Note 9 by the end of this week.

November 15, 2019: Samsung has started rolling out an update for the US Unlocked Galaxy Note 9. Carrying software version N960U1UES3CSJ1, the OTA brings the November 2019 security patch.

November 10, 2019: Following Verizon and T-Mobile’s lead, Sprint has also released the November 2019 security update for the Galaxy Note 9. The OTA, which comes off as a routine maintenance update, carries software version N960USQS3CSJ2.

November 10, 2019: Similar to Verizon, T-Mobile, too, has started rolling out the November 2019 security patch for the 2018 Note flagship. The OTA, which weighs in at 183MB, carries software version N960USQS3CSJ1.

November 10, 2019: The leading telecom company in the United States, Verizon, has started rolling out a software update for the Galaxy Note 9. The OTA, dubbed as Update 14, which carries software version N960USQS3CSJ1 carries the November 2019 security patch.

November 07, 2019: After Galaxy S10 and Note 10, Samsung seems all set to release One UI 2 beta for last year’s flagship — Galaxy Note 9. As per Sammobile, the update could carry software version N960FXXU4ZSK2 and go live in the coming weeks.

November 05, 2019: Samsung has rolled out the November security patch for the Galaxy Note 9. The update carries software version N960FXXS4CSJ1 and doesn’t bring any additional features/enhancements.

October 28, 2019: T-Mobile and US Unlocked Note 9 users have started receiving a software update. Carrying software version CSI3 — N960U1UES2CSI3 for US Unlocked Note 9 and N960USQS2CSI3 for T-Mobile Note 9 — the OTA brings the October 2019 security patch.

October 22, 2019: AT&T has started rolling out an update for the Note 9. Carrying software version N960USQS2CSI3, the OTA brings the October 2019 security patch.

October 17, 2019: The October update is now available for Verizon and Sprint Note 9 users too, coming in as version N960USQS2CSI3 and N960USQS2CSI5 respectively. Besides the latest security patches, nothing else seems to be the part of the update.

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Galaxy Note 9 Android 10 update

  • Note 9 is eligible for Android 10
  • It will receive the update after Galaxy S10 series and Note 10 series

The Galaxy Note 9 will be one of the first Samsung devices to get Android 10 update, there is no doubt on that front. The Android 10 update will come topped with One UI 2, which may add features of its own, too.

However, it will be following the release of Android 10 update for Galaxy S10 sets and Note 10 sets, because those two will be the first two devices to get Android 10. That’s not bad, anyway.

Galaxy Note 9 Android 10 beta

  • Android 10 beta is expected in November 2019
  • Android 10 beta announced for Galaxy S10

While Samsung kept beta program limited to the latest Galaxy S flagship only till Galaxy Android Oreo, it rolled out beta program for as many as four devices in the case of Pie update last year. These devices were last two flagships in the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S series, which were S9, S8, Note 9 and Note 8 then.

If Samsung follows the same suit, then it could announce Android 10 beta program for the Note 9, too.

Update [September 19, 2019]: There is a rumor going around that Samsung would release the Android 10 beta update for the Note 10 and S10 handsets in the US by September end, and in Europe and Asia, in early October. That’s about 1-2 months earlier than Android Pie beta rollout last year, which means we can hope for quicker release of Android 10 beta for the Note 9 too.

Given that, we would wager the Galaxy Note 9 can have its own Android 10 beta update rolling out before November end even, a good two months earlier than usual (based on Pie beta rollout for Note 8).

When will update come out

When will Note 9 get Android 10 update

  • Release date yet to be announced by Samsung
  • Estimated to roll out in December 2020 for the global variant
  • AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and US Cellular could get in March-April 2020

Here’s a table that shows the expected release date of Note 9 Android 10 update for various models.

Galaxy Note 9 ModelAndroid 10 Release Date [One UI 2]
Global UnlockedDecember 2019
AT&TJanuary 2020
SprintJanuary 2020
T-MobileFebruary 2020
VerizonJanuary 2020
US UnlockedFebruary 2020

Galaxy Note 9 One UI 2.0

New features in Galaxy Note 9 Android 10 update

Note 9 will get its Android 10 update in the form of One UI 2 software, Samsung custom skin on stock Android OS. Hence, the device will not only get new features from Android 10 but it will get some new features from Samsung in One UI 2 along with minor UI changes over One UI.

Google’s Android 10 update packs some great new, useful features like Dark mode, improved Gestures navigation, better optimized Sharing menu, Live caption, Bubbles, better Permissions management, Accent colors and themes, and more.

One UI 2.0 on Galaxy S10 [Leak]
One UI 2 on Galaxy S10 [Leak]

Galaxy Note 9 One UI 2 update

  • One UI 2 is the name of Samsung’s Android 10 update
  • One UI 2 will also bring a few new features of its own
  • Major UI revamp is not expected
  • One UI 2 announced for S10 (Oct 8)

Samsung’s One UI custom skin was launched as part of its Android Pie build. It was later improved to One UI 1.1 when the Galaxy S10 was launched, and with Android 10, the skin will be updated to One UI 2.

So, as One UI 2 is part of the Android 10 update, you will get the new UI when you get Android 10. One UI 2 will also be part of the beta build of Samsung’s Android 10 updates. Refer to the Android 10 release date chart above to know when you will be getting One UI 2 update on your Galaxy Note 9.


August 23, 2019: One UI 2 got leaked on the web today, shown in a video running on Galaxy S10+. So if you want to know what it looks like, click here. One UI 2 doesn’t feature major UI changes but it will bring few new features like Link to Windows, native Screen Recorder, improved Gestures Navigation, new UI in the Quick Settings panel, and some more.

Galaxy Note 9 update timeline

Software update timeline

Here’s a table of software updates for the various models of the Note 9, including the Global model, and those at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon in the US.

Global Note 9

Global Note 9 will be the first variant of all the variants to get both the stable and beta version of Android 10 update. Once Samsung has released the One UI 2-toting Android 10 beta for Galaxy S10 and Note 10 sets, it should be making the same available for Note 9 users in a month’s time. As such the Android 10 beta for Note 9 should be out in January 2020, while stable version is expected in February 2020.

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
05 Nov 2019N960FXXS4CSJ1 – November 2019 security patch
07 Oct 2019N960FXXS3CSI5 — October 2019 security patch
19 Aug 2019N960FXXU3CSI3 — September 2019 security patch
09 Aug 2019N960FXXS3CSG5 — August 2019 security patch
10 Jul 2019N960FXXS3CSG1 — July 2019 security patch (also rolling out as version N960FXXU3CSG3)
17 Jun 2019N960FXXU3CSF9 — June 2019 security update, includes a dedicated Night Mode for the camera app, bug fixes, and stability improvements
30 Apr 2019N960FXXS2CSDE — The camera app now has a toggle for switching between standard (68 degrees) and wide-angle view (80 degrees) when taking selfies. The update also brings support for scheduling Night Mode UI, where GPS will help the device automatically turn on the dark theme at sunset
12 Apr 2019N960FXXS2CSD2 — April 2019 security patch
12 Mar 2019N960FXXS2CSC1 — March 2019 security patch
11 Jan 2019N960FXXU2CSA2 — Second Android Pie update for Note 9; Improves camera quality with respect to the brightness of faces in poorly lit conditions
04 Jan 2019N960FXXU2CRLT — 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 2018N960FXXS2ARL3 — December 2018 security patch
04 Dec 2018N960FXXU2ZRKQ .0 — Installs One UI beta based on Android 9 Pie, December 2018 security patch, and more
13 Nov 2018N960FXXS2ARK2 — November 2018 security update
26 Oct 2018N960FXXS2ARJ4 — October 2018 security update
12 Oct 2018N960FXXU2ARJ1 — 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 2018N960FXXU2ARI9 — 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 2018N960FXXS2ARH6 — September 2018 security patch
24 Aug 2018N960FXXU1ARH5 — August 2018 security patch (pre-installed)

AT&T Note 9

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
22 Oct 2019N960USQS2CSI3 — October 2019 security patch
18 Sep 2019N960USQU2CSI1 — September 2019 security patch
23 Aug 2019N960USQS2CSGB — August 2019 security patch
06 Aug 2019N960USQU2CSGA — July 2019 security patch; also adds Night mode in the camera app and RCS support
09 Jul 2019N960USQS1CSF1 — June 2019 security patch
22 May 2019N960USQS1CSE1 — May 2019 security patch
16 Apr 2019N960USQS1CSD1 — April 2019 security patch
31 Jan 2019N960USQU1CSAA — Installs Android 9 Pie update with the new One UI custom layout and January 2019 security patch
15 Jan 2019N960USQS1ARL2 — December 2018 security patch
16 Nov 2018N960USQS1ARJA — November 2018 security patch
06 Nov 2018N960USQU1ARJ7 — October 2018 security patch, network performance improvements, camera enhancements, stability improvements, and other fixes and enhancements
21 Sep 2018N960USQS1ARI5 — September 2018 security patch
24 Aug 2018N960USQU1ARH4 — August 2018 security patch
16 Oct 2018N960USQU1ARG6 — Pre-installed

Sprint Note 9

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
10 Nov 2019N960USQS3CSJ2 — November 2019 security patch
15 Oct 2019N960USQS2CSI5 — October 2019 security patch
19 Aug 2019N960USQS2CSGB — August 2019 security patch; also adds Night mode in the camera app
11 Aug 2019N960USQU2CSGA — July 2019 security patch
27 Jun 2019N960USQS1CSF2 — June 2019 security patch
17 Jun 2019N960USQU1CSE3 — May 2019 security patch
17 Apr 2019N960USQS1CSD1 — April 2019 security patch
24 Mar 2019N960USQU1CSC1 — March 2019 security patch
04 Mar 2019N960USQU1CSB3 — February 2019 security patch and bug fixes
04 Feb 2019N960USQU1CSAA — Installs Android 9 Pie update with the new One UI custom layout and January 2019 security patch
06 Jan 2019N960USQU1ARL1 — December 2018 security patch
14 Nov 2018N960USQS1ARJ9 — November 2018 security patch
28 Oct 2018N960USQU1ARJ5 — October 2018 security patch
18 Sep 2018N960USQS1ARH6 — September 2018 security update
24 Aug 2018N960USQU1ARH4 — August 2018 security patch and stability improvements
16 Aug 2018N960USQU1ARH2 — Pre-installed

T-Mobile Note 9

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
10 Nov 2019N960USQS3CSJ1 — November 2019 security patch
26 Oct 2019N960USQS2CSI3 — October 2019 security patch
19 Aug 2019N960USQS2CSGB — August 2019 security patch
12 Aug 2019N960USQU2CSGA — July 2019 security patch; Dedicated Night mode
24 Jun 2019N960USQS1CSF1 — June 2019 security patch
19 Apr 2019N960USQS1CSD1 — April 2019 security patch
14 Mar 2019N960USQU1CSC1 — March 2019 security patch
01 Mar 2019N960USQU1CSB3 — Installs Android 9 Pie update with One UI, not available for all the users yet. Also installs February 2019 security patch
06 Jan 2019N960USQU1ARL1 — December 2018 security patch, camera bug fixes, and general system improvements
22 Nov 2018N960USQS1ARK1 — November 2018 security patch and general bug fixes and optimizations
13 Nov 2018N960USQU1ARJ8 — October 2018 security patch, camera bug fixes, and audio bug fixes & optimization
20 Sep 2018N960USQS1ARH6 — September 2018 security update
24 Aug 2018N960USQU1ARH2 — August 2018 security patch
16 Aug 2018N960USQU1ARFL — Pre-installed

Verizon Note 9

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
10 Nov 2019N960USQS3CSJ1 — November 2019 security patch
16 Oct 2019N960USQS2CSI3 — October 2019 security patch
26 Sep 2019N960USQU2CSI1 — September 2019 security patch
23 Aug 2019N960USQS2CSGB — August 2019 security patch
02 Aug 2019N960USQU2CSGA — July 2019 security patch; Also, adds Night Mode in the camera app and QR scanner feature
30 Jun 2019N960USQS1CSF3 — June 2019 security patch
19 Jun 2019N960USQU1CSE5 — May 2019 security patch
15 Apr 2019N960USQS1CSD1 — April 2019 security update
28 Mar 2019N960USQU1CSC1 — March 2019 security patch
12 Mar 2019N960USQU1CSB3 — Installs Android 9 Pie update with One UI and February 2019 security patch
04 Jan 2019N960USQU1ARL1 — December 2018 security patch
13 Nov 2018N960USQS1ARJ9 — November 2018 security patch
25 Oct 2018N960USQU1ARJ5 — October 2018 security patch
18 Sep 2018N960USQS1ARH6 — September 2o18 security patch
17 Aug 2018N960USQU1ARH2 — August 2018 security patch

US Unlocked Note 9

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
15 Nov 2019N960U1UES3CSJ1 — November 2019 security patch
28 Sep 2019N960U1UES2CSI3 — October 2019 security patch
27 Sep 2019N960U1UEU2CSI1 — September 2019 security patch
02 Sep 2019N960U1UEU2CSH2 — August 2019 security patch
31 Jul 2019N960U1UES2CSF9 — July 2019 security patch; Adds Night Mode to the camera app, and QR scanner feature
17 Jun 2019N960U1UEU1CSE3 — May 2019 security patch
12 Mar 2019N960U1UEU1CSB3 — Installs Android 9 Pie update with One UI and February 2019 security patch
13 Jan 2019N960U1UEU1ARL1 — December 2018 security patch
25 Nov 2018N960U1UES1ARJ9 — November 2o18 security patch
08 Nov 2018N960U1UEU1ARJ5 — October 2018 security patch
20 Sep 2019N960U1UES1ARH6 — September 2018 security patch
16 Sep 2018N960U1UEU1ARH4 — Bug fixes and improvements
20 Aug 2018N960U1UEU1ARH2 — August 2018 security patch

Related:

Galaxy Note 9 software update

November update

  • Available for Global, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Unlocked, and Verizon variants
  • Not yet available for AT&T

October update

  • Available for AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, US Unlocked, and global models

Night Mode update

Here’s a status of which Galaxy Note 9 handsets have received the software update that brings the Night mode in the camera app.

  • Available on all the models including Global, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon, and US Unlocked


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.

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