Download G965FXXU7ZSKD: Galaxy S9+ Plus Android 10 Beta Odin firmware

After so much anticipation, Samsung has finally kicked off Android 10 beta program for the 2018 flagships twins, Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus along with Note 9. If you own any of the aforementioned devices and don’t know how to join beta program and get the Android 10 beta, then you are reading the right post. Samsung has already been testing the Android 10 OS on it’s 2019 flagships and the stable firmware is expected anytime soon. Since it’s the start of Android 10 beta program for Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, once you join the beta program you will be getting a series of beta update until the stable roll out happens.

Talking about the firmware, Samsung is rolling out Android 10 beta update for Galaxy S9+ Plus as build G965FXXU7ZSKD that weighs in around 1.8GB, remember since this is the first beta that why it costs so much memory storage. The upcoming beta updates will carry improvements and bug fixes so won’t be that much heavy. Let us tell you that the update is available via beta app a.k.a Samsung Members app, where as we have the manual update process via Odin. The flash method is preferable by You, so keep going down to see more details about the firmware and know the process to download and install Android 10 beta G965FXXU7ZSKD firmware on Galaxy S9 Plus SM-G965F.


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Firmware details:

Device Name: Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Model: SM-G965F

Android OS: Android 10 (beta)

Region: India/South Korea

Build no: G965FXXU7ZSKD

Skin: One UI 2.0

Security Patch Level: December, 2019

Size: 1.8GB

Samsung One UI 2.0 details:

As you already know that the One UI skin on the top of Android was developed with the main focus on the convenience of one-handed usage of Samsung smartphones with giant screens. The second iteration of One UI v2.0 includes more improved usability of the device with revamped settings and other information to keep you focused on the task in hand. There are a few more improvements introduced in the upgraded version.

A few noticeable changes:

  • Google’s full-screen gestures
  • Updated Digital Wellbeing
  • Improved one-handed mode
  • Volume menu redesigned
  • Notification action suggestions
  • New Battery usage graph

Here is how to download G965FXXU7ZSKD Android 10 beta for Galaxy S9

The firmware on Samsung device is mostly updated manually via Odin or Kies, since this is a beta update so you need to join the Samsung Beta program via Samsung+ app to get the update on your device. We have also posted a separate detailed article on how to join Samsung Beta Program on Samsung.

Hint! Once you get registered yourself with the beta program, head to Settings > About device > System updates. If the OTA automatically doesn’t knock at your device.

Download the update directly from Samsung servers using SamFirm

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Galaxy S9 Plus Android 10 beta G965FXXU7ZSKD available below | See manual update process: How to flash the firmware via Odin manually

Note! The regular update process will be released soon depending on the firmware file availability.

We are also trying to get our hands on the Odin flash-able tar file, once we find it we’ll update you about it. Stay tuned for more updates!

Update 28 November 2019: Download link available:

Before you begin!

Now make sure your Galaxy S9+ is already running Android 9 Pie based G965FXXU7CSK1 firmware.

You need to download the ZSKD firmware from the link above and then follow the guide below to install the update via adb-sideload.

We have managed to get our hands on the G965FXXU7CSK1 OTA zip, which you can easily flash on your device via the process explained below.

First you need to update your device on the Pie based CSK1 firmware and then install the CSK1 OTA to get Android 10 on your device. If you are already on CSK1 firmware then skip this step and directly head to the installation section section below.

Or download the CSK1 firmware and then install it on your phone by following Odin method described here.

Once done with the installation continue to the process below to flash the Android 10 OTA zip on your device.

Necessary downloads:

Set up adb and fastboot drivers on PC by following our guide.

Download the firmware, credit goes to Sammobile: OTA zip (CSK1 to ZSKD)

Being a major update the OTA is pretty hefty so you need to have free Wi-Fi or unlimited date plan to grab the firmware file.

Process to install Android 10 G965FXXU7ZSKD build on Galaxy S9 Plus


Step 1: Now open the directory where you have installed the adb and fastboot drivers, search for the folder named ‘ADB’ in there. Once you find it open it and you’ll see four files including ADB and fastboot.exe(as shown).

Step 2: Now connect your device to PC using USB data cable and let the drivers installed completely.

Step 3: Now press and hold Shift key and right mouse click any empty space in the adb folder and choose ‘Open command window here'(as shown above).

Step 4: Boot your phone into recovery mode, follow these simple steps to do so.

Step 5: Once in recovery mode, choose the option “Apply update from ADB”

Step 6: Sideload the OTA with the following command

adb sideload <>

Wait for the installation process to complete, the update process may take 5 to 10 minutes. Once done with the process your phone will reboot itself.


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