We have been a regular writer on each new system update released by Samsung, especially covered all Android Pie related news and then published tutorial for the firmware installation. Today, Samsung has finally released the Android Pie update for carrier bonded Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus units in the US. The global variants of S9/S9 Plus have been updated to Android Pie already, and we all knew that carriers are always lazy when it comes to the firmware update support. Well, it appears that this wait is over now the Galaxy S9 and S9+ units on Comcast’s Xfinity network are finally getting the update in the U.S market. The update is available to download as software version G965USQU3CSAB for the Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U which now rolling out as we speak.
In this tutorial we have posted the detailed guide on, how to download and install the Android Pie G965USQU3CSAB update on Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U. If you are getting impatient to download Android Pie G965USQU3CSAB for Galaxy S9 Plus we have posted below the complete tutorial to update your device right away.
It is needless to mention that the update comes with goodies of Android Pie including Swipe Gesture navigation, Rotation suggestion, Adaptive Battery and Adaptive Brightness. Other goodies include Smart replies, Text selection, App actions, Redesigned Quick Setting tiles and Notification Panel, Redesigned Volume Options and lot more.
We have posted below different methods to download and install the Android Pie One UI G965USQU3CSAB update for Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U.
Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus
Android OS: Android 9.0 Pie
Build no: G965USQU3CSAB
Skin: One UI
Security Patch Level: January 01, 2019
Samsung One UI details:
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 when using the device with single hand. There are a bunch of other features and improvements in the firmware that you can see the in the change log.
Download G965USQU3CSAB Stable Android 9.0 Pie for Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U
OTA method: If the OTA automatically doesn’t knock at your device. Head to Settings > About device > System updates. Make sure your device is not rooted for the OTA method to work. If you are rooted or it say you device firmware is up to date, don’t panic just head to the Kies or Odin method described below.
Kies method: Samsung Kies an amazing app which lets you download and install the firmware with the help of PC.
Here is the Kies process to update your device firmware.
Also keep track of new updates directly from Samsung servers using SamFirm
If none of the above two method works for you then we have this working method to update your device firmware via Odin.
How to install Android 9.0 Pie update on Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965U via odin
Once done with the download works just see instructions over here to flash the firmware manually via Odin.
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Update 31 January 2019:
Verizon is also rolling out the update for it’s S9 and S9 Plus units in the US: source reddit