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Galaxy S9 update: June security patch build adds Night Mode support to global variant; AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon models also receive June patches

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June 18, 2019: Verizon Wireless, AT&T and T-Mobile have new updates for the Galaxy S9 arriving as version G960USQS5CSEB for the former and G960USQS5CSEA for the latter two. Despite the small variation in the firmware, the changelog is the same – June 2019 security patch.

June 12, 2019: Samsung is now rolling out June security update to the non-US, global version of the Galaxy S9 smartphone (model no. ending with F/FD). But the main highlight of the update is not the latest security patch, it’s the addition of a dedicated night mode in the camera app that has us excited. The update also brings improvements to blur feature of the phone’s camera, as well as making the Messaging, Contacts, Gallery apps better. The June update arrives as software version G960FXXU5CSF2, or CSF2 in short.

June 07, 2019: Verizon is finally rolling out a new software update to the Galaxy S9 with May 2019 security patches. The OTA is arriving as version G960USQU5CSE6 and besides the new patch, you also get system-wide bug fixes and performance improvements. More importantly, the update also adds support for RCS messaging tech for the postpaid accounts.

You don’t need to manually enable the RCS feature as it’s automatically done by Verizon. To verify RCS on your Galaxy S9, open Samsung’s messaging app and go to Settings. If you see an option called ‘Chat settings’ there, then it means RCS has been enabled on your device.

Verizon Galaxy S9 RCS update

May 25, 2019: AT&T is rolling out a new software update to the Galaxy S9 as version G960USQS4CSD3. The update installs May 2019 security patch, bug fixes, and performance improvements.

May 23, 2019: The latest May 2019 security update is rolling out to the Galaxy S9 in the UK as version G960FXXU4CSE3. Besides the new patch, the update also installs a bunch of camera improvements as well as Bluetooth and system-wide stability improvements. More details here.

Samsung Galaxy S9 May patch 2019 UK

April 25, 2019: Sprint and T-Mobile users of the S9 are receiving a new update to software version G960USQU4CSC8. The OTA installs a new patch for April 2019, not long after the March patch started rolling out to the same device.

The T-Mobile update is quite heavy, weighing in at 0.5GB, meaning you get 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 G960FXXU5CSF2 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 G960FXXU4CSE3 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 G960FXXS3CSD1 Android 9 April 2019 security patch
18 Mar 2019 G960FXXU2CSC8 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 G960FXXU2CSB3 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 G960FXXU2CRLO Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie with One UI in India
14 Jan 2019 G960FXXU2CSA2 Android 9 January 2019 security patch and camera improvements
24 Dec 2018 G960FXXU2CRLI Android 9 Android 9 Pie update with One UI, see new features from Android Pie here
13 Nov 2018 G960FXXS2BRJ6 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
16 Oct 2018 G960FXXU2BRJ3 Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch and camera improvements
13 Sep 2018 G960FXXS2BRI1 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
06 Aug 2018 G960FXXU2BRGA Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
18 July 2018 G960FXXU2BRG6 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch, removes 960fps video recording in manual mode, and more
21 June 2018 G960FXXS1BRF3 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch
23 May 2018 G960FXXU1BRE5 Android 8.0 May 2018 security patch
28 Mar 2018 G960FXXU1ARCC Android 8.0 Improves the call stability and the quality of wallpaper
09 Mar 2018  G960FXXU1ARC5 Android 8.0 Oreo March 2018 security patch, improved stability of Face Unlock and Camera
NA  Pre-installed build  Android 8.0 Oreo  Original software

AT&T Galaxy S9 update

Android Pie released on Jan 31, 2019

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
17 June 2019 G960USQS5CSEA Android 9 June 2019 security patch
13 May 2019 G960USQS4CSD3 Android 9 May 2019 security patch
17 Apr 2019 G960USQS4CSC8 Android 9 April 2019 security patch
10 Apr 2019 G960USQS3CSC7 Android 9 March 2019 security patch, support for Wi-Fi Calling and Video Calling on FirstNet
06 Mar 2019 G960USQU3CSAG Android 9 February 2019 security update
31 Jan 2019 G960USQU3CSAB Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie update with One UI and January 2019 security patch
26 Nov 2018 G960USQS3ARI6 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
08 Nov 2018 G960USQU3BRJ5 Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch, Real-Time Text and Bring Your Own Device/Common MR, and Network performance enhancements
27 Sep 2018 G960USQS3ARI6 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
21 Aug 2018 G960USQS3ARG8 Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
14 Aug 2018 G960USQU3ARG7 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch, improved network performance, and more
25 June 2018 G960USQS2ARF4 Android 8.0 Security patches for April, May, and June 2018, Iris recognition fix and UFS fix
28 Mar 2018 G960USQU2ARC6 Android 8.0 March 2018 security patch, improved stability of Face Unlock and Camera
16 Mar 2018 G960USQU1ARBI Android 8.0 Camera Stability improvements and FirstNet IOC2
 NA Pre-installed build Android 8.0 Oreo NA

Sprint Galaxy S9 update

Android Pie released on Jan 30, 2019

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
17 Apr 2019 G960USQU4CSC8 Android 9 April 2019 security patch
08 Apr 2019 G960USQU4CSC7 Android 9 March 2019 security patch
27 Feb 2019 G960USQS3CSAG Android 9 February 2019 security patch
30 Jan 2019 G960USQU3CSAB Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie with One UI and January 2019 security patch
07 August 2018 G960USQU3ARG7 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch
21 June 2018 G96oUSQS2ARF4 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch, Iris recognition fix and UFS fix
16 Mar 2018 G960USQU1ARBG Android 8.0 Out-of-box bug fixes including resolution for Google Play Services pop up during setup
NA G960USQU1ARB7 Android 8.0 Oreo NA

T-Mobile Galaxy S9 update

Android Pie released on February 13, 2019

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
17 June 2019 G960USQS5CSEA Android 9 June 2019 security patch
19 Apr 2019 G960USQS4CSC8 Android 9 April 2019 security patch, Improved camera performance and image quality, and support for transfer over HTTP
21 Mar 2019 G960USQS4CSC3 Android 9 March 2019 security patch
13 Feb 2019 G960USQS3CSAB Android 9 Install Android 9 Pie update with new Samsung custom skin called one UI; also gets you RCS messaging support
19 Nov 2018 G960USQS3BRJ6 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
04 Nov 2018 G960USQU3BRJ5 Android 8.0 Wi-Fi enhancements, bug fixes,  and system improvements (October 2018 security patch)
21 Oct 2018 G960USQS3ARIB Android 8.0 September/October 2018 security update
20 Aug 2018 G960USQS3ARG8 Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
13 Aug 2018 G960USQU3ARG7 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch, Super slow-mo and AR Emoji enhancements, and fix for the black screen issue
09 July 2018 G960USQU2ARF7 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch, RTT updates, Enhancements made to DIGITS, and Various bug fixes and system improvements
21 June 2018 G960USQS2ARF4 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch, Iris recognition fix and UFS fix
13 April 2018 G960USQU2ARC6 Android 8.0 April 2018 security patch.
13 Mar 2018 G960USQU1ARBG Android 8.0 Stability of face unlock and camera has been improved. Still on February 2018 patch.
NA Pre-installed build Android 8.0 Oreo NA

US Cellular Galaxy S9 update

Android Pie released on February 04, 2019

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
18 Apr 2019 G960USQS4CSC8 Android 9 April 2019 security patch
08 Apr 2019 G960USQU4CSC7 Android 9 March 2019 security patch
05 Mar 2019 G960USQS3CSAG Android 9 February 2019 security patch
04 Feb 2019 G960USQU3CSAB Android 9 Installs One UI based on Android 9 Pie and January 2019 security patch
26 Dec 2018 G960USQS3BRK2 Android 8.0 December 2018 security patch
03 Dec 2018 G960USQS3BRJ6 Android 8.0 November 2018 security update
25 Nov 2018 G960USQU3BRJ5 Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch, system enhancements, and performance improvements
24 Oct 2018 G960USQS3ARIB Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch
30 Sep 2018 G960USQS3ARI6 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
06 Sep 2018 G960USQS3ARG8 Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
19 Aug 2018 G960USQU3ARG7 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch
20 Jun 2018 G960USQS2ARF4 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch
15 Mar 2018 G960USQU1ARBG 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 G960USQS5CSEB Android 9 June 2019 security patch
06 Jun 2019 G960USQU5CSE6 Android 9 May 2019 security patch, RCS support, bug fixes, and performance improvements
01 Apr 2019 G960USQU4CSC7 Android 9 March 2019 security patch
28 Feb 2019 G960USQS3CSAG Android 9 February 2019 security patch
30 Jan 2019 G960USQU3CSAB Android 9 Installs One UI based on Android 9 Pie and January 2019 security patch
14 Dec 2018 G960USQS3BRK2 Android 8.0 December 2018 security patch
14 Nov 2018 G960USQS3BRJ6 Android 8.0 November 2018 security update
06 Nov 2018 G960USQU3BRJ5 Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch, system enhancements, and performance improvements
16 Oct 2018 G960USQS3ARIB Android 8.0 October 2018 security update
21 Sep 2018 G960USQS3ARI6 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
20 Aug 2018 G960USQS3ARG8 Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
10 Aug 2018 G960USQU3ARG7 Android 8.0 July 2018 security patch, improved call performance, and bug fixes
14 Jun 2018 G960USQS2ARF4 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch, Iris recognition fix and UFS fix
06 June 2018 G960USQU2ARE6 Android 8.0 Security patches for March, April, and May 2018
10 March 2018 G960USQU1ARBG 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 G960U1UES4CSD4 Android 9 April 2019 security patch
08 Apr 2019 G960U1UEU4CSC7 Android 9 March 2019 security patch
04 Mar 2019 G960U1UES3CSAA Android 9 February 2019 security patch
18 Feb 2019 G960U1UEU3CSA8 Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie stable update with One UI on top and January 2019 security patch
09 Dec 2018 G960U1UEU3ARK5 Android 8.0 October and November 2018 security fixes
28 Sep 2018 G960U1UES3ARI1 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
26 June 2018 G960U1UES2ARF4 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch, enables 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 G960WVLU4CSD2 Android 9 April 2019 security patch
26 Feb 2019 G960WVLS3CSAG Android 9 February 2019 security patch
07 Feb 2019 G960WVLU3CSAA Android 9 Installs Android 9 Pie update with Samsung One UI, January 2019 security patches, and more
27 Nov 2018 G960WVLS3ARJ6 Android 8.0 November 2018 security patch
04 Nov 2018 G960WVLU3ARJ5 Android 8.0 October 2018 security patch
 27 Sep 2018 G960WVLS3ARI1 Android 8.0 September 2018 security patch
03 Sep 2018 G960WVLU3ARH3 Android 8.0 August 2018 security patch
02 July 2018 G960WVLU2ARF7 Android 8.0 June 2018 security patch
03 June 2018 G960WVLU2ARE6 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
AT&T Android 8.0 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released on Jan 31, 2019
Sprint Android 8.0 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released on Jan 30, 2019
T-Mobile Android 8.0 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released on Feb 13, 2019
U.S. Cellular Android 8.0 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released on o7 Feb 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 18 Feb 2019
Canada Android 8.0 Oreo Android 9 Pie Released on 07 Feb 2019

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.

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