Galaxy S9 Plus Pie update with One UI: Another Android 9 OTA released with January 2019 security patch and camera improvements

Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus update

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January 14, 2019: Samsung is rolling out a new update that installs the latest Android security patch for the month of January 2019 to the Galaxy S9 Plus alongside some camera improvements. The update weighs in at about 130MB and comes with software version G965FXXU2CSA2 and is available over the air, meaning it will take some time before all S9 Plus units get the download notification.

December 24: The Android 9 Pie update for the Galaxy S9 Plus is now available in Europe as a public stable release. Coming in with One UI, the Pie update carries the software version G965FXXU2CRLI, and is available only for the S9 Plus variant, whose model no. is SM-G965F.

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International Galaxy S9+ update

Android Pie release: Released on December 24 as software version G965FXXU2CRLI

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
15 Jan 2019 G960FXXU2CRLO 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
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AT&T Galaxy S9+ update

Android Pie release: Stable version expected in Q1 2019; beta not available

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
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 release: Beta available to some users; Rollout of stable version for public expected in Q1 2019

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
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 release: Beta available to some users; Rollout of stable version for public expected in Q1 2019

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
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
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Verizon Galaxy S9+ update

Android Pie release: Stable version expected in Q1 2019; beta not available

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
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 release: Beta available to some users; Rollout of stable version for public expected in Q1 2019

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
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

Galaxy S9+ Android 9 Pie update status

  • One UI update with Android 9 Pie released on December 24 for the global variant, SM-G965F
  • Beta 4 is available in the US
Model Launch OS Current OS Android 9 Pie release?
Global Unlocked S9+ Android 8.0 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released on December 24
AT&T S9+ Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo Expected in Feb 2019
Sprint S9+ Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo Beta available, stable version expected in Jan 2018
T-Mobile S9+ Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo Beta available, stable version expected in Jan 2018
Verizon S9+ Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo Expected in Feb 2019
U.S. Unlocked S9+ Android 8.0 Oreo Android 8.0 Oreo Beta available, stable version expected in Jan 2018

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 update issue and problems, just give us a shout using the comments section below.

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