Update Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+ to September 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo Firmware: Samsung has started pushing out the latest Android 8.0 Oreo for Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. Also, Samsung has announced September 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo firmware for its Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones. The new official firmware update brings all the newest September 2018 security definitions and general improvements and bug-fixes for a better smartphone experience as well. We always recommend you to run the latest software to avoid issues and glitches. Now follow the given steps to manually update Samsung Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+ to September 2018 Android 8.0 Oreo update.
You’ll be happy to know that the newest Android 9.0 Pie is also expected for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ smartphones soon. As Samsung has started internal testing of newer Android version and we should see a final build quite soon. Before receiving the Android 9.0 Pie, you should have your smartphone running latest September 2018 firmware with this guide. The build number of this firmware is G960FXXS2BRI1/G965FXXS2BRI1 which is now available via OTA in various regions.
After upgrading your Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+, you can experience the new features, updated Samsung Experience UI, new system apps and performance improvements. So if you’d like to flash this latest Android 8.0 Oreo firmware on Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+ then navigate to OTA (Over-the-air) update system / Samsung KIES. But if you can’t install the update through OTA for some reason then don’t worry, you can still follow our given guide on how to manually update Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+ to Android 8.0 Oreo. This Android 8.0 Oreo official firmware update works perfectly with phones that are running root, custom ROMs, or any other such sort of system modification.
Keep in mind that G960FXXS2BRI1/G965FXXS2BRI1 is a completely unbranded firmware, thus you should not get any pre-installed apps or extra language packs with this. In this guide, we’ll use ODIN flashing tool to update Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+ to Android 8.0 Oreo. So go ahead and follow the given step-by-step guide carefully. Don’t forget to take proper backup of all your important data before proceeding to the installation guide.
This guide containing the Android 8.0 Oreo firmware and instructions are working with Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+ only. Do not try to install this firmware on any other device or incorrect variant. Verify the model number of your device before proceeding to the installation guide.
G960FXXS2BRI1/G965FXXS2BRI1 Android 8.0 Oreo Firmware Details:
Model name: Galaxy S9
Version Android: 8.0.0
Build date: Mon, 03 Sep 2018 09:41:34 +0000
Security Patch Level: 2018-09-01
Product code: DBT
Model name: Galaxy S9+
Version: Android 8.0.0
Build date: Mon, 03 Sep 2018 09:47:11 +0000
Security Patch Level: 2018-09-01
Product code: DBT
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- Make a proper backup of all the existing data and settings of your Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+, in case anything goes wrong then you’ll be able to restore your data back.
- Verify that you’ve properly installed the Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+ USB Drivers on the PC.
- Enable USB Debugging Mode on your J7 by navigating to Settings > Developer Options > check the USB Debugging option.
- If you have a custom ROM installed on the phone, then after the installation of the stock update it will be lost.
- The custom recovery will be replaced by the stock version.
- If the Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+ is rooted then after installing the official firmware, it will no longer belong to a rooted version.
- Make sure that the battery level of your phone is about 70% to avoid unexpected shutdowns while installing the ROM.
Steps To Flash G960FXXS2BRI1/G965FXXS2BRI1 Android 8.0 Oreo on Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+:
1:– First, download Android 8.0 G960FXXS2BRI1/G965FXXS2BRI1 and Odin v3.09 for Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+ on the desktop of your PC and extract the .zip files.
2:– Turn OFF your Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+ in order to boot into Download Mode.
3:– Turn the device ON by pressing and holding the Volume Down + Home keys at the same time and then press the Power button until the construction Android robot and a triangle appear. Now press the Power button once again to confirm to enter into Download Mode.
4:– Launch Odin tool on your PC as an Administrator and plug your phone into your PC while your phone is in the Download Mode.
5:– One of the ID:COM boxes will turn yellow with the COM port number once the phone is connected successfully.
6:– Select the firmware files that you want to flash on your Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+. (Already extracted in Step No 1)
Click on ‘AP’ and select file with ‘AP’ in its name.
Click on ‘CP’ and select file with ‘MODEM’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘CSC’ and select file with ‘CSC’ in its name. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘PIT’ and select the .pit file. Ignore this step if there is no such file.
Click on ‘BL’ and select file with ‘BL’ in it’s name. Ignore if there is no such file.
7:– In Odin, make sure that the Auto Reboot and F. Reset Time options are ticked but the Re-Partition option should be unchecked.
8:– Click on the Start button in Odin to initiate the installation process. It will take a few minutes to complete.
9:– Once the process of installation successfully completes, the Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+ will restart. Unplug the phone after you see the home screen.
Done! You have successfully updated Samsung Galaxy S9 / Galaxy S9+ to Android 8.0 build G960FXXS2BRI1/G965FXXS2BRI1 firmware update.
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