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Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Android 10 update, One UI 2, security updates, and more: January patch rolled out

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.

Check out: All the cool Android 10 features

When will Note 9 get Android 10 update

  • Released for the global variant on January 5th, 2020 as software version N960FXXU4DSLB
  • 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 UnlockedReleased on January 5th, 2020 (N960FXXU4DSLB)
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)
  • One UI 2 beta is ready for Galaxy Note 9 (November 20)
  • One UI 2 Beta 4 HotFix update rolling out as build ZSLB (December 24)
  • Final build rolled out on January 5th, 2020 as version N960FXXU4DSLB

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 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 is out in November 2019, while stable version is expected in December 2019.

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
21 Jan 2020N960FXXS4DTA1 — January 2020 security patch
05 Jan 2020N960FXXU4DSLB — Stable One UI 2 update, December 2019 security patch
24 Dec 2019N960FXXU4ZSLB — Android 10 Beta 4 for Exynos models, HotFix update for One UI 2.0 fixes “SPen translation not available” issue
18 Dec 2019N960FXXU4ZSL7 — One UI 2 beta 4, Force close fixes, Wi-Fi Hotspot stability improvement, S-Pen issues fix, December 2019 security patch
02 Dec 2019N960FXXU4ZSKH — One UI 2 beta 3, Bug fixes — Reboot after VPN use, Samsung DeX crash, Wi-Fi Hotspot bug, and more; December 2019 security patch
30 Nov 2019N960FXXS4CSK2 — December 2019 security patch
26 Nov 2019N960FXXS4ZSK7 — Second One UI 2 beta, Bug fixes — unintended app installation and device unlocking issue after reboot
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
12 Dec 2019N960USQS3CSK1 — December 2019 security patch
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

January update

  • Available for the global variant
  • Yet to be available for carrier-locked models

December update

  • Available for the Global and Verizon variants
  • Yet to be available for AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and US Unlocked

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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