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Samsung Galaxy S9 Android 10 update, security updates, and more: T-Mobile halts Android 10 rollout!

Get the info on all kinds of recent and upcoming updates for the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus here. Whether you are looking for info on monthly security patch or night mode update or wondering when Android 10 update will be out for the S9 sets along with One UI 2.0, we have got every bit covered here.

As the updates for Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus carry the same build no. (they change only by their respective model no.), we are using only the last four letters as the software version in the ‘update timeline’ table below. For your info, the Galaxy S9 Plus comes as model no. SM-G965 while the standard Galaxy S9 comes with model no. SM-G960.


Android 10 update

Let’s discuss whether Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus are eligible for Android 10 and if yes, when can we expect the Android 10 update to begin rolling out for the 2018 flagships.

Samsung Android 10 update

Galaxy S9 Android 10 update

Here’s all you need to know about the expected release date of the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, and Samsung Galaxy S9.

  • Feb 24: Android 10 update is now available for Sprint S9/S9+ too.
  • Feb 23: Released for T-Mobile S9 and S9+ too. Update, Feb 26: Temporarily paused.
  • Feb 20: Verizon also rolls out Android 10 for its S9 and S9+ users
  • Feb 05: Android 10 comes to AT&T S9 and S9+ sets in the US
  • Feb 04: US Unlocked models get Android 10 update
  • Samsung starts rolling out stable Android 10 update to the global Galaxy S9 and S9+ with One UI 2.0 in the US and Germany (build version DTA5 released on Jan 28); later expanded to all the regions
  • Android 10 comes with Samsung’s One UI 2.0 UI
  • S9 and S9+ at T-Mobile should be out soon!
Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, and S9 modelAndroid 10 release date
GlobalReleased on January 28, 2020
AT&TReleased on February 05, 2020
SprintReleased on February 24, 2020
T-MobileReleased on February 23, 2020 (Halted on Feb 26)
VerizonReleased on February 21, 2020
US UnlockedReleased on February 04, 2020
Xfinity MobileReleased on January 28, 2020 (US)

The Global S9 is receiving the stable Android 10 update as expected before the US and Canadian models. The phones are already being seeded with One UI 2 beta based on Android 10 which is being made available for users registered for Samsung’s One UI Beta program.

With the Android 10 update, Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus devices get Dark mode, improved Gestures Navigation, better Sharing Menu, Live Caption, Bubbles, better Permissions management, Accent Colors and Themes, and more.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Android Q

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One UI 2.0 Quick Settings Panel
Galaxy S9 running Pie (left) | Galaxy S10 running Android 10 (right)

One UI 2.0 update

Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus units have started receiving an update to One UI 2.0 based on Samsung Android 10 update. One UI 2 brings new features to the Galaxy S9 including a re-designed Quick Panel, Native Screen Recorder, Focus mode, enhanced Dark Mode, revamped smooth navigation, Dynamic and Smart Lock Screen, Distraction-Free (less) Environment, Media Bar and Link to Windows, Improved Security, and Improved sharing.

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Android Q update

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, S9 update timeline

Here is the ‘update timeline’ table for all the variants of S9 and S9+ handsets.

Global S9 and S9+

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
28 Jan 2020DTA5 — Updated to Android 10 and One UI 2.0 [Full software version: G960FXXS7DTA5(S9) | G965FXXS7DTA5(S9+)]
16 Jan 2020CTA1 — January 2020 security patch
[Full software version: G960FXXS7CTA1(S9) | G965FXXS7CTA1(S9+)]
14 Jan 2020ZTA9 — One UI 2 beta 6, Updated Samsung Camera v10.0.01.49, Bug fixes [Full software version: G960FXXU7ZTA9 (S9) | G965FXXU7ZTA9 (S9+)]
06 Jan 2020ZTA2 — One UI 2 beta 5, January 2020 security, Bug fixes [Full software version: G960FXXU7ZTA2 (S9) | G965FXXU7ZTA2 (S9+)]
06 Jan 2020ZTA1 — One UI 2 beta 3 (in the US), January 2020 security patch, Bug fixes
[Full software version: G960U1UEU7ZTA1 (S9) |  G965U1UEU7ZTA1 (S9+)]
27 Dec 2019ZSLC — One UI 2 beta 4, January 2020 security patch
[Full software version: G960FXXU7ZSLC (S9) | G965FXXU7ZSLC (S9+)]
19 Dec 2019ZSL9 — One UI 2 Beta 3, Bug fixes, January 2020 security patch
[Full software version: G960FXXU7ZSL9 (S9) | G965FXXU7ZSL9 (S9+)
10 Dec 2019ZSL2 — December 2019 security patch, Bug fixes
[Full software version: G960FXXU7ZSL2 (S9) | G965FXXU7ZSL2(S9+)
27 Nov 2019ZSKD — Android 10 based One UI 2 beta is here with new features.
[Full software version: G960FXXU7ZSKD (S9) and G965FXXU7ZSKD (S9+)]
15 Nov 2019CSK1 — Latest security patches, Camera improvements
[Full software version: G960FXXU7CSK1 (S9) and G965FXXU7CSK1 (S9+)]
05 Nov 2019CSJ3 — November 2019 security patch
[Full software version: G960FXXS7CSJ3 (S9) | G965FXXS7CSJ3 (S9+)]
17 Oct 2019CSJ1 — October 2019 security patch
[Full software version: G960FXXU7CSJ1 (S9) | G965FXXU7CSJ1 (S9+)]
09 Sep 2019CSH5/CSH6 — September 2019 security patch; CSH6 build comes with camera improvements
12 Aug 2019CSGD — August 2019 security patch, camera improvements
18 Jul 2019CSG8 — Adds AR Emoji customizations, support for Call and Message Continuity, July 2019 security patch, and reportedly fixes the Night mode camera issue
12 Jun 2019CSF2 — Improves the camera app in blur quality, adds Night mode to the camera app, improves contacts, gallery and messaging apps; June 2019 security patches
21 May 2019CSE3 — May 2019 security patch, improved camera beauty effect, improved stability for slow-motion video recording, improved Bluetooth and system-wide stability, and more
10 Apr 2019CSD1 — April 2019 security patch
18 Mar 2019CSC8 — March 2019 security patch, improved performance for the front camera, improved stability for Wi-Fi, Messages, Contacts, and Video Editor
14 Feb 2019CSB3 — Installs February 2019 security patch, Adds a new feature to turn on Night mode at a scheduled time, Improved stability for Wi-Fi, NFC, Email, and Gesture controls, fixed blur effect, and more optimizations
15 Jan 2019CRLO — Installs Android 9 Pie with One UI in India
14 Jan 2019CSA2 — January 2019 security patch and camera improvements
24 Dec 2018CRLI — Android 9 Pie update with One UI, see new features from Android Pie here
13 Nov 2018BRJ6 — November 2018 security patch
16 Oct 2018BRJ3 — October 2018 security patch and camera improvements
13 Sep 2018BRI1 — September 2018 security patch
06 Aug 2018BRGA — August 2018 security patch
18 Jul 2018BRG6 — July 2018 security patch, removes 960fps video recording in manual mode, and more
21 Jun 2018BRF3 — June 2018 security patch
23 May 2018BRE5 — May 2018 security patch
28 Mar 2018ARCC — Improves the call stability and the quality of wallpaper
09 Mar 2018ARC5 — March 2018 security patch, improved stability of Face Unlock and Camera

AT&T S9 and S9+

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
05 Feb 2020DTA5 — Installs Android 10, January 2020 security patch
13 Dec 2019CSK6 — Call quality improvement, November 2019 security patch
22 Oct 2019CSI5 — October 2019 security patch
10 Oct 2019CSH9 — Brings dedicated Night mode in the camera app; Advanced messaging, Wi-Fi feature enhancement, Other fixes and improvements (still on September patch)
26 Sep 2019CSH7 — September 2019 security patch
27 Aug 2019CSH5 — July and August 2019 security patch
17 Jun 2019CSEA — June 2019 security patch
13 May 2019CSD3 — May 2019 security patch
17 Apr 2019CSC8 — April 2019 security patch
10 Apr 2019CSC7 — March 2019 security patch, support for Wi-Fi Calling and Video Calling on FirstNet
06 Mar 2019CSAG — February 2019 security update
31 Jan 2019CSAB — Installs Android 9 Pie update with One UI and January 2019 security patch
26 Nov 2018ARI6 — November 2018 security patch
08 Nov 2018BRJ5 — October 2018 security patch, Real-Time Text and Bring Your Own Device/Common MR, and Network performance enhancements
27 Sep 2018ARI6 — September 2018 security patch
21 Aug 2018ARG8 — August 2018 security patch
14 Aug 2018ARG7 — July 2018 security patch, improved network performance, and more
25 Jun 2018ARF4 — Security patches for April, May, and June 2018, Iris recognition fix and UFS fix
28 Mar 2018ARC6 — March 2018 security patch, improved stability of Face Unlock and Camera
16 Mar 2018ARBI — Camera Stability improvements and FirstNet IOC2

Sprint S9 and S9+

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
24 Feb 2020DTA8Android 10 update; February 2020 security patch
Software version: S9 – G960USQU7DTA8/ | S9+ – G965USQU7DTA8
14 Nov 2019CSJ7 – November 2019 security patch
31 Oct 2019CSJ3 – October 2019 security patch
16 Sep 2019CSH8 – September 2019 security patch
22 Aug 2019CSH3 – August 2019 security patch
15 Aug 2019CSGF — July 2019 security patch; Dedicated Night mode in the camera app
08 Jul 2019CSF3 — May and June 2019 security patch
17 Apr 2019CSC8 — April 2019 security patch
08 Apr 2019CSC7 — March 2019 security patch
27 Feb 2019CSAG — February 2019 security patch
30 Jan 2019CSAB — Installs Android 9 Pie with One UI and January 2019 security patch
07 Aug 2018ARG7 — July 2018 security patch
21 Jun 2018ARF4 — June 2018 security patch, Iris recognition fix and UFS fix
16 Mar 2018ARBG — Out-of-box bug fixes including resolution for Google Play Services pop up during setup

T-Mobile S9 and S9+

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
23 Feb 2020DTA8Android 10 update with One UI 2; February 2020 security patch Android 10; DIGITS built-in multi-line settings removed
Full software version: S9 – G960USQU7DTA8 | S9+ – G965USQU7DTA8
Update. Feb 26: Temporarily paused.
10 Dec 2019CSK3 — December 2019 security patch
14 Nov 2019CSJ6 — November 2019 security patch
03 Nov 2019CSJ2 — October 2019 security patch
10 Oct 2019CSI2 — September 2019 security patch; Installs Night mode feature in the camera app
02 Aug 2019CSGB — July and August 2019 security patch, adds QR scanner but not Night Mode in the camera app
17 Jun 2019CSEA — June 2019 security patch
19 Apr 2019CSC8 — April 2019 security patch, Improved camera performance and image quality, and support for transfer over HTTP
21 Mar 2019CSC3 — March 2019 security patch
13 Feb 2019CSAB — Install Android 9 Pie update with new Samsung custom skin called one UI; also gets you RCS messaging support
19 Nov 2018BRJ6 — November 2018 security patch
04 Nov 2018BRJ5 — Wi-Fi enhancements, bug fixes, and system improvements (October 2018 security patch)
21 Oct 2018ARIB — September/October 2018 security update
20 Aug 2018ARG8 — August 2018 security patch
13 Aug 2018ARG7 — July 2018 security patch, Super slow-mo and AR Emoji enhancements, and fix for the black screen issue
09 Jul 2018ARF7 — June 2018 security patch, RTT updates, Enhancements made to DIGITS, and Various bug fixes and system improvements
21 Jun 2018ARF4 — June 2018 security patch, Iris recognition fix and UFS fix
13 Apr 2018ARC6 — April 2018 security patch.
13 Mar 2018ARBG — Stability of face unlock and camera has been improved. Still on February 2018 patch.

Verizon S9 and S9+

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
20 Feb 2020Android 10 update is now available, comes with One UI 2.0 UI (software version and changelog to be given later; here’s a screenshot)
12 Dec 2019CSK5 — December 2019 security patch
19 Nov 2019CSJ9 — November 2019 security patch
01 Oct 2019CSI2 — September 2019 security patch
22 Aug 2019CSH3 — August 2019 security patch
03 Aug 2019CSGFNight mode update, new wireless charging animation; still on July patch
02 Aug 2019CSGB — July 2019 security patch, adds QR scanner but not Night Mode in the camera app
17 Jun 2019CSEB — June 2019 security patch
06 Jun 2019CSE6 — May 2019 security patch, RCS support, bug fixes, and performance improvements
01 Apr 2019CSC7 — March 2019 security patch
28 Feb 2019CSAG — February 2019 security patch
30 Jan 2019CSAB — Installs One UI based on Android 9 Pie and January 2019 security patch
14 Dec 2018BRK2 — December 2018 security patch
14 Nov 2018BRJ6 — November 2018 security update
06 Nov 2018BRJ5 — October 2018 security patch, system enhancements, and performance improvements
16 Oct 2018ARIB — October 2018 security update
21 Sep 2018ARI6 — September 2018 security patch
20 Aug 2018ARG8 — August 2018 security patch
10 Aug 2018ARG7 — July 2018 security patch, improved call performance, and bug fixes
14 Jun 2018ARF4 — June 2018 security patch, Iris recognition fix and UFS fix
06 Jun 2018ARE6 — Security patches for March, April, and May 2018
10 Mar 2018ARBG — Improved Camera performance (fixes an issue that could prevent the camera from responding or launching under certain scenarios) and bug fixes (addresses an issue that could prevent Android Pay from working, fixes an issue preventing the face unlock feature from working properly, and improves the Bluetooth connection performance).

US Unlocked S9 and S9+

Release dateSoftware version — Changelog
04 Feb 2020DTA5 — Adds Android 10, One UI 2, January 2020 Android security
24 Dec 2019CSK2 — December 2019 Android security
03 Nov 2019CSJ3 — October 2019 security patch
20 Sep 2019CSH8 — September 2019 security patch
04 Sep 2019CSH7 — Brings night mode and QR scanner features; still in August patch
21 Aug 2019CSH1 — August 2019 security patch
29 Jul 2019CSG4 — July 2019 security patch
09 Jul 2019CSF1 — May and June 2019 security patch
29 Apr 2019CSD4 — April 2019 security patch
08 Apr 2019CSC7 — March 2019 security patch
04 Mar 2019CSAA — February 2019 security patch
18 Feb 2019CSA8 — Installs Android 9 Pie stable update with One UI on top and January 2019 security patch
09 Dec 2018ARK5 — October and November 2018 security fixes
28 Sep 2018ARI1 — September 2018 security patch
26 Jun 2018G960U1UES2ARF4 — June 2018 security patch, enables FM Radio, Iris recognition fix and UFS fix

February update

  • Available for Sprint and T-Mobile S9 and S9 Plus handsets

Facing Samsung Galaxy S9 stuck on update problem?

Well, if you are facing a problem where your Galaxy S9 doesn’t update anymore, then let us know. You can always download and install the update manually, so there is nothing to worry about.

You won’t lose warranty by manually installing Samsung’s official firmware, KNOX and Samsung Pay remains intact too.

Firmware download

You can download the Galaxy S9 firmware from here.

Save the downloaded file on your PC, and install it using the guide given at that page to update, reset, go back to stock, or unroot, or even uninstall TWRP on your Galaxy S9 easily.

What’s the current software version on your Samsung Galaxy  S9?

Have you been receiving updates in a timely manner? What software version does your S9 runs on right now? Is it the latest as per the table above? Let us know.

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