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Galaxy S9 Plus update: Night Mode available in the camera app in the latest global OTA build (CSF2); June patch arrives in the U.S.

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June 18, 2019: June 2019 security patch for the Galaxy S9 Plus has arrived in the U.S. If you are on AT&T and T-Mobile, the update is version G965USQS5CSEA while those on Verizon are receiving version G965USQS5CSEB.

June 12, 2019: A new software update for the Galaxy S9 Plus brings improvements to the messaging, contacts, gallery and camera apps (blur quality). The camera app also gets a major feature update as Samsung is now making the night mode available to the S9 users with the update that arrives as software version G965FXXU5CSF2. Called CSF2 in short, the build also carries security patches for the month of June 2019.

June 07, 2019: Verizon has a new May 2019 security update for the Galaxy S9+ rolling out as version G965USQU5CSE6. On top of the new patch, the update also fixes various unnamed bugs and improves system-wide performance.

May 25, 2019: AT&T is rolling out a new software update to the Galaxy S9+ as version G965USQS4CSD3. The update installs May 2019 security patch, bug fixes, and performance improvements.

May 23, 2019: A new update is available for the Galaxy S9 Plus as software version G965FXXU4CSE3 and with it comes a new May 2019 security patch alongside camera and Bluetooth stability improvements. The update improves the stability of slow-motion video recording and fixes bugs from the previous version that came with April patches.

The OTA is available for download in the UK and is expected to keep spreading to other regions with model SM-G965F in the near future.

April 25, 2019: A new update is available for the S9 Plus for users of Sprint and T-Mobile as version G965USQU4CSC8, installing a new security patch for April 2019, bug fixes, and performance improvements.

The T-Mobile update weighs 0.5GB, so be sure to connect to a stable Wi-Fi network to download it. The fact that its this heavy also means it has more than just the new security patch.

International Galaxy S9+ update

Android Pie release: Released on December 24

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
12 Jun 2019 G965FXXU5CSF2 Android 9 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 2019 G965FXXU4CSE3 Android 9 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 2019 G965FXXS3CSD1 Android 9 April 2019 security patch
18 Mar 2019 G965FXXU2CSC8 Android 9 March 2019 security patch, improved performance for the front camera, improved stability for Wi-Fi, Messages, Contacts, and Video Editor
14 Feb 2019 G965FXXU2CSB3 Android 9 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 2019 G965FXXU2CRLO Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie with One UI in India
14 Jan 2019 G965FXXU2CSA2 Android 9 January 2019 security patch and camera improvements
24 Dec 2018 G965FXXU2CRLI Android 9 Android 9 Pie update with One UI and December 2018 security patch, see new features from Android Pie here
13 Nov 2018 G965FXXS2BRJ6 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
06 Nov 2018 G965USQU3BRJ5 Android 8.0 System enhancements and performance improvements
16 Oct 2018 G965FXXU2BRJ3 Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch and camera improvements
13 Sep 2018 G965FXXS2BRI1 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
06 Aug 2018 G965FXXU2BRGA Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
18 July 2018 G965FXXU2BRG6 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch, removes 960fps video recording in manual mode, and more
21 June 2018 G965FXXS1BRF3 Android 8.0 June security patch
23 May 2018 G965FXXU1BRE5 Android 8.0 May security patch
28 Mar 2018 G965FXXU1ARCC Android 8.0 Improves the call stability and the quality of wallpaper
 09 Mar 2018 G965FXXU1ARC5 Android 8.0 March 2018 security patches, improved stability of Face Unlock and Camera
 NA  Pre-installed build  Android 8.0  NA

Galaxy S9 Plus Android Pie beta

AT&T Galaxy S9+ update

Android Pie released on January 31, 2019

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
17 June 2019 G965USQS5CSEA Android 9 June 2019 security patch
13 May 2019 G965USQS4CSD3 Android 9 May 2019 security patch
06 Mar 2019 G965USQU3CSAG Android 9 February 2019 security patch
31 Jan 2019 G965USQU3CSAB Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie update with One UI and January 2019 security patch
26 Nov 2018 G965USQS3ARI6 Android 8.0 November 2018 security update
08 Nov 2018 G965USQU3BRJ5 Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch, Real-Time Text and Bring Your Own Device/Common MR, and Network performance enhancements
27 Sep 2018 G965USQS3ARI6 Android 8.0 September 2018security patch
21 Aug 2018 G965USQS3ARG8 Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
14 Aug 2018 G965USQU3ARG7 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch, improved network performance, and more
25 June 2018 G965USQS2ARF4 Android 8.0 Security patches for April, May, and June 2018, Iris recognition fix and UFS fix
28 Mar 2018 G965USQU2ARC6 Android 8.0 March 2018 security patch, improved stability of Face Unlock and Camera
16 Mar 2018 G965USQU1ARBI Android 8.0 Camera Stability improvements and FirstNet IOC2
 NA  Pre-installed build Android 8.0  NA

Sprint Galaxy S9+ update

Android Pie released on Jan 30, 2019

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
17 Apr 2019 G965USQU4CSC8 Android 9 April 2019 security patch
08 Apr 2019 G965USQU4CSC7 Android 9 March 2019 security patch
27 Feb 2019 G965USQS3CSAG Android 9 February 2019 security patch
30 Jan 2019 G965USQU3CSAB Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie with One UI on top and January 2019 security patch
06 Aug 2018 G965USQU3ARG7 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch
04 July 2018 G965USQS2ARF9 Android 8.0 June 2018 patch and other bug fixes
21 June 2018 G965USQS2ARF4 Android 8.0 June 2018 patch, Iris recognition fix and UFS fix
16 Mar 2018 G965USQU1ARB7 Android 8.0 Out-of-box bug fixes including a fix for Google Play Services pop up during setup
NA G965USQU1ARBG Android 8.0 Oreo NA

T-Mobile Galaxy S9+ update

Android Pie released on Feb 13, 2019

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
17 June 2019 G965USQS5CSEA Android 9 June 2019 security patch
19 Apr 2019 G965USQU4CSC8 Android 9 April 2019 security patch, Improved camera performance and image quality, and support for transfer over HTTP
21 Mar 2019 G965USQS4CSC3 Android 9 March 2019 security patch
13 Feb 2019 G965USQS3CSAB Android 9 Install Android 9 Pie update with new Samsung custom skin called one UI; also gets you RCS messaging support
19 Nov 2018 G965USQS3BRJ6 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
04 Nov 2018 G965USQU3BRJ5 Android 8.0 Wi-Fi enhancements, bug fixes,  and system improvements (October 2018 security patch)
21 Oct 2018 G965USQS3ARIB Android 8.0 September/October 2018 security update
20 Aug 2018 G965USQS3ARG8 Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
13 Aug 2018 G965USQU3ARG7 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch, Super slow-mo and AR Emoji enhancements, and fix for black screen issue
09 July 2018 G965USQU2ARF7 Android 8.0 June 2017 security patch, RTT updates, Enhancements made to DIGITS, and Various bug fixes and system improvements
21 June 2018 G965USQS2ARF4 Android 8.0 June 2018 patch, Iris recognition fix and UFS fix
12 Apr 2018 G965USQU2ARC6 Android 8.0 April 2018 security patch
16 Mar 2018 G965USQU1ARBG Android 8.0 Camera enhancements, various bug fixes, and software improvements
Pre-release G965USQU1ARBG Android 8.0  NA

Galaxy S9 Plus One UI

US Cellular Galaxy S9+ update

Android Pie released on February 04, 2019

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
18 Apr 2019 G965USQS4CSC8 Android 9 April 2019 security patch
08 Apr 2019 G965USQU4CSC7 Android 9 March 2019 security patch
05 Mar 2019 G965USQS3CSAG Android 9 February 2019 security patch
04 Feb 2019 G965USQU3CSAB Android 9 Installs One UI based on Android 9 Pie and January 2019 security patch
26 Dec 2018 G965USQS3BRK2 Android 8.0 December 2018 security patch
03 Dec 2018 G965USQS3BRJ6 Android 8.0 November 2018 security update
25 Nov 2018 G965USQU3BRJ5 Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch, system enhancements, and performance improvements
24 Oct 2018 G965USQS3ARIB Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch
30 Sep 2018 G965USQS3ARI6 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
06 Sep 2018 G965USQS3ARG8 Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
19 Aug 2018 G965USQU3ARG7 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch
20 June 2018 G965USQS2ARF4 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch
15 March 2018 G965USQU1ARBG Android 8.0 First software update with February 2018 security patch, bug fixes and stability improvements

Verizon Galaxy S9+ update

Android Pie released on Jan 30, 2019

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
17 June 2019 G965USQS5CSEB Android 9 June 2019 security patch
06 June 2019 G965USQU5CSE6 Android 9 May 2019 security patch, bug fixes, and performance improvements
01 Apr 2019 G965USQU4CSC7 Android 9 March 2019 security patch
28 Feb 2019 G965USQS3CSAG Android 9 February 2019 security patch
30 Jan 2019 G965USQU3CSAB Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie update with One UI and January 2019 security patch
14 Dec 2018 G965USQS3BRK2 Android 8.0 December 2018 security patch
14 Nov 2018 G965USQS3BRJ6 Android 8.0 November security fix
06 Nov 2018 G965USQU3BRJ5 Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch, system stability improvements, and bug fixes
16 Oct 2018 G965USQS3ARIB Android 8.0 October 2018 security update
21 Sep 2018 G965USQS3ARI6 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
20 Aug 2018 G965USQS3ARG8 Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
10 Aug 2018 G965USQU3ARG7 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch, improved call performance, and bug fixes
14 June 2018 G965USQS2ARF4 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch, Iris recognition fix and UFS fix
06 June 2018 G965USQU2ARE6 Android 8.0 Security patches for March, April, and May 2018
10 March 2018 G965USQU1ARBG Android 8.0 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).
NA Pre-installed build Android 8.0  NA

U.S. Unlocked Galaxy S9+ update

Android Pie released on February 18, 2019

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
29 Apr 2019 G965U1UES4CSD4 Android 9 April 2019 security patch
08 Apr 2019 G965U1UEU4CSC7 Android 9 March 2019 security patch
04 Mar 2019 G965U1UES3CSAA Android 9 February 2019 security patch
18 Feb 2019 G965U1UEU3CSA8 Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie stable update with One UI and January 2019 security patch
09 Dec 2018 G965U1UEU3ARK5 Android 8.0 Security fixes for the months of October and November 2018
28 Sep 2018 G965U1UES3ARI1 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
26 June 2018 G965U1UES2ARF4 Android 8.0 Installs June 2018 security patch and adds support for FM Radio, Iris recognition fix and UFS fix
 NA  Pre-installed build Android 8.0  NA

Canadian Galaxy S9+ update

Android Pie released on February 07, 2019

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
02 May 2019 G965WVLU4CSD2 Android 9 April 2019 security patch
26 Feb 2019 G965WVLS3CSAG Android 9 February 2019 security patch
07 Feb 2019 G965WVLU3CSAA Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie update with Samsung One UI, January 2019 security patches, and more
27 Nov 2018 G965WVLS3ARJ6 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
04 Nov 2018 G965WVLU3ARJ5 Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch
 27 Sep 2018 G965WVLS3ARI1 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
03 Sep 2018 G965WVLU3ARH3 Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
02 July 2018 G965WVLU2ARF7 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch
03 June 2018 G965WVLU2ARE6 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch

Galaxy S9+ Android 9 Pie update status

Model Launch OS Current OS Android 9 Pie release?
Global Unlocked Android 8.0 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released on December 24, 2018
AT&T Android 8.0 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released on January 31, 2019
Sprint Android 8.0 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released on January 30, 2019
T-Mobile Android 8.0 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released on February 13, 2019
U.S. Cellular Android 8.0 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released on February 07, 2019
Verizon Wireless Android 8.0 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released 30 Jan 2019
U.S. Unlocked Android 8.0 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released on February 18, 2019
Canada Android 8.0 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released on February 07, 2019

Firmware download

You can download the Galaxy S9 Plus 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.

For any queries and help regarding the Galaxy S9 Plus update issue and problems, just give us a shout using the comments section below.

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