How to Update Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+ to Official Android 9.0 Pie Firmware
Samsung finally released Android 9.0 for Galaxy S9 devices across the world, Unlike the best build test results before, this is a complete firmware without any bugs in it. There are plenty of chances to go through a major revamp if you are thinking about upgrading your phone from Android Oreo to its firmware. To experience the features that it is providing, this guide will help you to install Android Pie manually with the help of ODIN for you Galaxy S9 or S9+ phones.
Android 9.0 firmware
This new android 9.0 update is showcasing a lot of new changes and features. It’s been declared as a major step taken from Android Oreo. Additionally, this had integrated Samsung to single UI skin which successfully overtook the older versions of Samsung experiences.
How to Install Android 9.0 on Galaxy S9 / S9+
Things to Remember:
- These mentioned steps are only for Samsung S9 and S9+.
- Firmware mentioned in this post are for S9 and S9+ officially released by Samsung.
- Before heading towards the steps make sure to have backup of your data.
Step By Step Guide:
Step 1: Firstly, you need to download the Android 9.0 update from the below links for your Galaxy S9 and S9+ to your computer and then extract the zip file.
Step 2: Now download Odin which is needed to install the Android 9.0 Pie update on “Phone name and model”.
Step 3: Turn off your phone and go to download mode by press and holding and volume down key and Bixby buttons altogether, now you need to press the power button until you see the Android Robot Construction and a triangle. Again press power to go to download mode after confirming.
Step 4: Do make sure that you have Galaxy S9 and S9+ USB drivers already installed on your computer.
Step 5: In download mode, connect your phone to the computer after opening ODIN.
Step 6: After successful phone connection, you will see that one of ID:COM will turn yellow in addition to COM port number. This step requires some time to complete.
Step 7: Pick the files that you need to install on your phone (you will find these files from the extracted files in Step 1).
- First, click on ‘AP’ and pick the file with ‘AP’ in its name.
- Click ‘CP’ and pick the file with name ‘MODEM’. Exclude this step if you don’t see such file name.
- Click ‘CSC’ and pick the file with name ‘CSC’. Exclude this step if you don’t see such file name.
- Click ‘PIT’ and pick .pit file. Exclude this step if you don’t see such file name.
- Click ‘BL’ and pick the file of name ‘BL’. Exclude this step if you don’t see such file name.
Don’t forget to look for abbreviations if you are using an old version of ODIN. Keep in mind that only file name changes, process running in the back and all the functionality remains the same so no need to worry about this.
- AP = PDA
- BL = Boot Loader
- CP = Modem
Step 8: F. Reset time options and check for the Auto Reboot in ODIN. If we take Re-Partition option. Check it if you have selected the .PIT file in the previous step.
Step 9: In ODIN, click on start button. This will take some minutes to start the process of installation.
Step 10: After successful installation, you device will restart and when you see the home page unplug your phone from computer.
That’s all. Your Galaxy S9 and S9+ has now been successfully updated. Lastly, Go to settings and verify you phone.