Finally it seems that Samsung has started dropping Android Pie update for Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus units in North America. Android Pie OTA is now live at the time we are writing this guide, the update is available to download as build G960U1UEU3CSA8 for Galaxy S9 SM-G960U1.
The stable Pie update is rolling out for all Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus users running Android Oreo firmware or still on beta. The G960U1UEU3CSA8 update comes with January 2019 security patch along big visual changes for the One’s upgrading from Oreo to Pie firmware, the users on Pie beta might not see big changes instead getting a stable firmware on their devices. Just keep scrolling the article below, to update your device on latest firmware via three given methods below.
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Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S9
Android OS: Android 9.0 Pie (Stable)
Build no: G960U1UEU3CSA8
Skin: One UI
Security Patch Level: January 01, 2019
Download G960U1UEU3CSA8 Stable Pie One UI for Galaxy S9
Talking about the Samsung’s One UI, the Korean Tech giant introduced this re-branded UI with main focus on the convenience of one-handed usage. According to the change log, the Android One UI comes with reorganized content, settings and other information to keep you focused on the task in hand. Interactive element have been moved to bottom so that they become easily accessible for one handed usage.
The firmware on Samsung device is mostly updated manually via Odin or Kies, if you are already a beta tester and registered with the Samsung Beta Program head to Settings > About device > System updates. If the OTA automatically doesn’t knock at your device.
How to install Android Pie G960U1UEU3CSA8 update on Galaxy S9
Update via Kies:
This is just another possible way to download the firmware without extra effort.
First You need to download Samsung Kies application. Download Kies
Install the application on your PC and Open it.
Connect your device to PC and wait for the Kies app to detect your device.
Now it’s essential to make a backup of your device by clicking on Backup and Restore tab in the Kies screen.
Once the backup process is done, just click firmware upgrade to start the update process.
Manually install G960U1UEU3CSA8 firmware on Galaxy S9 via Odin
Download latest Samsung USB drivers. Here
Download the firmware from the link below and extract it in a separate folder and then follow these instructions to install the firmware manually via Odin
The firmware is not available at the moment, we will update it soon.
G960U1UEU3CSA8 for Galaxy S9: Download
Or you can try this SamFirm tool to get the firmware directly from Samsung servers.
We are also trying to get our hands on the Odin flashable tar file, once we find it we’ll update you about it. Stay tuned for more updates!