How to Update Galaxy S9/S9+ to Official Android 9.0 Pie Firmware
This is the guide that will help you to install the official Android 9.0 pie Firmware on Galaxy S9 and S9+ phones. Surprisingly, in turn of events Samsung has finally released its new official Android pie 9.0 Firmware for all the S9 and S9+devices all over the world. Unlike the results of beta test results, this Firmware is complete and working fine and contains no bugs. Users who have S9 and S9+ devices can easily upgrade their cell phones from Android Oreo to the very new Android 9.0 Pie Firmware, a user can experience a vast number of changes as everything has gone through a major change. To experience the changes and advancement that this new Firmware is providing you need to follow the guide provided below to install this 9.0 Pie firmware on you Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ devices through ODIN.
As mentioned above that this is not a test build its a stable release and once it is successfully installed, user can easily check out this new Samsung one UI along will all the updates like battery and overall performance of the phone. So, before proceeding to the steps make sure you have back up all the data.
Android 9.0 Pie Beta Firmware Details:
As, this is a beta firmware which carries several changes and that includes a complete new one UI skin.
This tutorial applies to Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. The specific model number is mentioned below
- Samsung Galaxy S9 G960F
- Samsung Galaxy S9+ G965F
Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ USB Drivers
Firstly, you need to connect your phone with computer and for that you need USB drivers for Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. If your system have not USB drivers installed then download the latest drivers from the link given below.
Download Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ USB Drivers
How to Install Android 9.0 Pie Beta on Snapdragon Galaxy S9 and S9+
A detailed description is mentioned that can be followed to update your Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ Android 9.0 pie beta build. Make sure to read every line before heading to perform the steps on your device.
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 Samsung 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 Samsung S9 and S9+.
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 Samsung 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 Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+ has now been successfully updated. Lastly, Go to settings and verify you phone.