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

Samsung Galaxy S9 update

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January 14: Having received an update to Android 9 Pie that included the December 2018 security patch, Samsung Galaxy S9 is now receiving its January 2019 security patches as software version G960FXXU2CSA2 and weighs about 130MB. The update also tags along some much-needed camera improvements but being an OTA update, it will take some time before all units get the download notification, so be patient.

December 24: Samsung has begun rolling out the stable version of its Android 9 Pie update in Europe. The update also comes with a new user interface from Samsung, called One UI. Available as software version G960FXXU2CRLI, the update is rolling out only on the global variant of the S9, model no. SM-G960F.

One-UI-update

International Galaxy S9 update

Android Pie release: Released on December 24

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
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 release: Stable version expected in Q1 2019; beta not available

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

Date Software version Android OS Changelog
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 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 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

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 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 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 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

Galaxy S9 Android 9 Pie update status

  • Android 9 Pie with One UI released on December 24 for the global variant, SM-G960F
  • 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 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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